Kent, Washington

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Kent, Washington
City
Kent Station, Kent Regional Library top right, and Kent Sounder Station 2009

Kent Station, Kent Regional Library top right, and Kent Sounder Station 2009
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Location of Kent, Washington in King County
Location of Kent, Washington in King County
Coordinates: 47°22′58″N 122°13′37″WCoordinates: 47°22′58″N 122°13′37″W
Country United States
State Washington
County King
Founded May 28, 1890
Government
 • Type Mayor-council government
 • Mayor Suzette Cooke
Area[1]
 • City 34.19 sq mi (88.55 km2)
 • Land 33.63 sq mi (87.1 km2)
 • Water 0.56 sq mi (1.45 km2)
Elevation 43-500 ft (13-152 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • City 92,411
 • Estimate (2013[3]) 124,435
 • Rank US: 213th
 • Density 3,227.8/sq mi (1,246.3/km2)
 • Metro 3,610,105
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP codes 98030, 98031, 98032, 98035, 98042, 98064, 98089
Area code(s) 253
FIPS code 53-35415
GNIS feature ID 1530952[4]
Website kentwa.gov

Kent is a city located in King County, Washington, United States. It is the sixth largest city in the state and third largest in the county. Kent is in the heart of the Seattle–Tacoma metroplex, located 19 miles south ofSeattle and 19 miles northeast of Tacoma. Nearby cities include Renton and Tukwila to the north, Covington and Maple Valley to the east, Auburn to the south, and Federal Way, Des Moines and SeaTac to the west. Kent’s population as of April, 2010 was 92,411 according to the 2010 census. The total grew to an estimated 124,435 as of July 1, 2013,[3] owing primarily to annexation.

Once a thriving agricultural area, Kent is now home to hundreds of companies. Among the many corporations headquartered in Kent are REI (Recreational Equipment Inc.), Oberto Sausage Company, and the two largest waterjet companies in the United States: Flow International Corporation and Omax Corporation.