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Encyclopedia > Kent, Washington
Kent, Washington
Official flag of Kent, Washington
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Coordinates: 47°22′58″N 122°13′37″W / 47.38278, -122.22694
Country United States
State Washington
County King
Founded May 28, 1890
Government
 - Mayor Suzette Cooke
Area
 - City  28.3 sq mi (73.2 km²)
 - Land  28.0 sq mi (72.6 km²)
 - Water  0.2 sq mi (0.6 km²)
Population (2006)
 - City 86,607
 - Density 2,836.7/sq mi (1,095.4/km²)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 - Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
Website: http://www.ci.kent.wa.us/

Kent is a city located in King County, Washington, United States. The second largest city in south King County and the eighth largest in the state, Kent has the third-largest industrial area in the United States. Often considered an outlying suburb of Seattle, Kent is the corporate home for companies such as R.E.I. and Oberto Sausage. Nearby towns include Renton and Tukwila to the north, Covington to the east, Federal Way and SeaTac to the west, and Auburn to the south. As of 2006, the population was 86,607. Image File history File links Logo for the government of the city of Kent, Washington. ... Image File history File links Adapted from Wikipedias WA county maps by Bumm13. ... This is an alphabetical list of the sovereign states of the world, including both de jure and de facto independent states. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      The political units and divisions of the United States include: The 50 states, which are... Official language(s) English Capital Olympia Largest city Seattle Area  Ranked 18th  - Total 71,342 sq mi (184,827 km²)  - Width 240 miles (385 km)  - Length 360 miles (580 km)  - % water 6. ... This is a list of counties in the U.S. state of Washington. ... King County redirects here; you may be looking for King County, Texas. ... May 28 is the 148th day of the year (149th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1890 (MDCCCXC) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the Julian calendar). ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... A time zone is a region of the Earth that has adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ... The Pacific Standard Time Zone is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting eight hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Though DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... PDT is UTC-7 The Pacific Time Zone observes standard time by subtracting eight hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC-8). ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... King County redirects here; you may be looking for King County, Texas. ... “Seattle” redirects here. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Oberto Sausage Company is a family-owned business that makes Beef jerky, Cocktail peperoni and other snack sausages. ... Location of Renton in King County and Washington Coordinates: , County King Government  - Mayor Kathy Keolker Area  - City 44. ... Tukwila (pronounced ) is a city located in King County, Washington, about 6 miles south of Seattle. ... Covington is a city located in King County, Washington. ... Location in Washington Coordinates: , Country United States State Washington County King County Incorporated 1990 Government  - Mayor Michael Park -http://www. ... SeaTac is a city and outlying suburb of Seattle, located in the southern section of King County in Washington State. ... Auburn is a city of 40,314 located in the U.S. state of Washington, in King County, with some spill-over into Pierce County. ...

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History

Kent was officially incorporated on May 28, 1890 with a population of 793, the second city incorporated in King County after Seattle. Kent was formerly known as Titusville, as evidenced by a Titusville Station sign on Gowe St. May 28 is the 148th day of the year (149th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1890 (MDCCCXC) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the Julian calendar). ...


Prior to development in the 1960s and 1970s, the Kent area was known for its fertile farmland and verdant pastures. It was once called the "Lettuce Capital of the World."


Geography

Kent is located at 47°22'58" North, 122°13'37" West (47.382689, -122.227021)GR1, and is divided into three major regions: East Hill, the Valley, and West Hill. Downtown Kent is located on the east side of the valley; the rest of the valley is almost entirely covered by warehouses. There is a good view of Mt. Rainier to the southeast.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 73.2 km² (28.3 mi²). 72.6 km² (28.0 mi²) of it is land and 0.6 km² (0.2 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.85% water. Major waterways include the Green River, which flows north through Kent on its way to the Puget Sound. The largest lake is Lake Meridian, on the city's East Hill. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Green River may refer to: // Rivers Canada Green River in New Brunswick. ... Lake Meridian is a fresh water lake located in the city of Kent, Washington. ...


Transportation

Kent has many large roads nearby, including I-5, SR-167, and SR-18, and, as a result, a much greater population during rush hour. Kent is also central to King County Metro transit, with the Kent Station providing service to many destinations, including downtown Seattle by multiple commuter buses, the Sounder Commuter Rail and local bus service. Heavy rail service includes two major north-south lines through the Kent Valley, with freight traffic operations by the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway. Interstate 5 (abbreviated I-5) is the westernmost interstate highway in the continental United States. ... Washington State Route 167 connects Interstate 5 in Tacoma with Interstate 405 in Renton. ... Highway 18 is a 30-mile long Washington state route which connects south King County with Interstate 90. ... Articulated bus Metro Transit, or Metro for short, is the public transit authority of King County, Washington, a division of the King County Department of Transportation. ... The Sounder at King Street Station Sounder commuter rail is a commuter rail service operated by Sound Transit. ... The Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Company (AAR reporting mark BNSF) (NYSE: BNI), headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, and established as a result of a 1995 merger between the parent companies of the Burlington Northern Railroad and the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway, is one of the largest...


Parks

Kent's extensive park system includes over 60 parks, miniparks, playfields, greenbelts, and other, related facilities. These parks range in size from as little as 4,300 square feet to over 160 acres.


Economy

In addition to R.E.I. and Oberto Sausage Company both being headquartered in Kent, Boeing operates a plant in the city. Kent also hosts many warehouses in its once fertile farmland, due in part to its proximity to key transportation routes. The warehouse district has started to sprawl as far as nearby Sumner, Washington. Maytag/Whirlpool and G.E. Appliances are two companies with Regional Distribution Centers in Kent. Modern R.E.I. Logo The REI store in Mountain View, California REI (Recreational Equipment Inc. ... Oberto Sausage Company is a family-owned business that makes Beef jerky, Cocktail peperoni and other snack sausages. ... The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA, TYO: 7661 ) is a major aerospace and defense corporation, originally founded by William Boeing. ... Sumner is a city located in Pierce County, Washington. ...


The downtown area of Kent is now being revitalized with the construction of Kent Station. The East hill of Kent also has some new construction.


Demographics

In 2006, the State Office of Financial Management recorded a population of 86,607. As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 79,524 people, 31,113 households, and 19,601 families residing in the city. The population density is 1,095.4/km² (2,836.7/mi²). There are 32,488 housing units at an average density of 447.5/km² (1,158.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 70.81% White, 8.23% African American, 0.98% Native American, 9.42% Asian, 0.76% Pacific Islander, 4.43% from other races, and 5.37% from two or more races. 8.13% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 32,998 households out of which 35.5% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.1% are married couples living together, 12.8% have a female householder with no husband present, and 37.0% are non-families. 28.5% of all households are made up of individuals and 5.8% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.53 and the average family size is 3.15. “Spouse” redirects here. ...


In the city the population is spread out with 27.7% under the age of 18, 10.3% from 18 to 24, 35.0% from 25 to 44, 19.6% from 45 to 64, and 7.3% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 33.8 years. For every 100 females there are 98.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 96.2 males.


The median income for a household in the city is $50,053, and the median income for a family is $67,083. Males have a median income of $43,136 versus $36,995 for females. The per capita income for the city is $21,390. 11.6% of the population and 8.7% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 16.7% of those under the age of 18 and 9.3% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


In 1992 the city's population was 40,300, whereas in 2006 it was 86,607: the population more than doubled in ten years[1], which is primarily due to annexation of parcels adjacent to the city's limits.


Education

Kent, and a number of neighboring cities, are serviced by the Kent School District. The district includes four high schools, seven middle schools, twenty-eight elementary schools and one academy. Kent School District The Kent School District #415 includes the cities of Kent, Covington, Maple Valley and part of the city of Renton in King County, Washington. ...


Recreation and Entertainment

In 2003, Kent was named Sports Illustrated's Sportstown of the year for Washington. In January of 2006, a major new entertainment center, known as "Kent Station," opened in Downtown Kent. It includes a large AMC movie theater, restaurants such as the Ram Restaurant & Brewery, Johnny Rockets, Pizzeria Fondi, Chipotle Mexican Grill and many shops and other forms of entertainment. There are plans to add to Kent Station over the next few years including the new Amiga Center, which will be the new home for the Seattle Thunderbirds starting in 2008. There is currently debate about whether or not there is enough road and parking infrastructure in place to handle the anticipated increase in traffic volume these projects will bring. The first issue of Sports Illustrated, August 16, 1954, showing Milwaukee Braves star Eddie Mathews at bat in Milwaukee County Stadium. ... Johnny Rockets logo Original Johnny Rockets location on Melrose Ave. ... The Amiga Center is a 6,025-seat multi-purpose arena in Kent, Washington, United States that is currently in the planning stages. ... The Seattle Thunderbirds are an ice hockey team in Seattle, Washington that belongs to the Western Hockey League. ...


Events

The National Hot Rod Association, known as the NHRA, was founded by Wally Parks in 1951 in the State of California to provide a governing body to organize and promote the sport of drag racing. ... Pacific Raceways is a mixed-use facility in Kent, Washington. ...

Famous Past/Present Residents

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Sister Cities

Kent has the following sister cities, according to [3] and [4]: Sign denoting twin towns of Neckarsulm, Germany Town twinning is a concept whereby towns or cities in geographically and politically distinct areas are paired with the goal of fostering human contact and cultural links. ...

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