Media Room

Whether you’re a journalist or a blogger, a local looking to explore your home turf, or a visitor who wants to learn more, these resources will make you a Kent expert.

Press Releases

We’re constantly communicating with the media to share all the exciting things happening in Kent. See our latest news distributed by Visit Kent.

In the News

There’s a lot happening in Kent, and we’re not the only ones talking. See what others have to say about innovation, sports, bites and brews, and more.

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Media Fact Sheet

Facts & Accolades

Learn more about what makes Kent unique. And check out some of the accolades we’ve received. 

General facts:

  • City size: 34 square miles
  • Population: 127,100
  • Sixth largest city in Washington state
  • Nearly 140 world languages are spoken in Kent—a reflection of our diverse shops and restaurants
  • Kent has more than 70 park facilities, ranging from 4,300 square feet to more than 160 acres
  • Kent is home to several distinguished businesses: Amazon, Blue Origin, Boeing Space and Defense, Flow International, Hexcel, Oberto Sausage Company and one of only five Starbucks roasting plants in the world
  • Conveniently located 18 miles from Seattle and Tacoma, and less than 13 miles from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

Fun facts:

  • Kent was originally named Titusville before it was incorporated in 1890. It was the second city incorporated in King County
  • During the 1880s, Kent received most of its income from the production of hops
  • Kent was known as the Lettuce Capital of the World during the 1920s and ‘30s
  • The Boeing Kent Space Center is where lunar rovers for the Apollo mission were built
  • The Kent Valley Loop Trails system contains more than 30 miles of biking trails


  • In 2019, Kent won landmark status for Boeing’s moon buggies, preserving Washington state’s history of lunar exploration
  • Since 2017, Kent has ranked in the top 10 of the most culturally diverse cities in the U.S., and in the top three among mid-sized cities
  • In 2011, Kent was named one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People by America’s Promise Alliance, the nation’s largest partnership organization dedicated to youth and children