98042 Zip Code Profile

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Welcome to KENT, WA 98042

98042 is an upscale suburban zip code in Kent, Washington. The population is primarily white, and mostly married couples. At $336,600 the average home value here is a bit higher than average for the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue metro area, so this probably isn't the place to look for housing bargains.

The average family here is doing well financially earning $78,235/year.

An intersting fact about income: Men in 98042 earn an average of $48,452/year. Women earn only $26,171/year.

19,187 people in 98042 have jobs. This statistic includes anyone over the age of 16.

Are you thinking about moving to a neighborhood in 98042? You might be interested to know that the average commute time to work for people living in 98042 is 32.5 minutes!

The median age here is 38. There are 21,802 men and 21,871 women. The median age for men is 37 while for women the median age is 39.

To give you a sense of the community, 20,486 people (out of the 43,673 people live here) have lived in their home at least 5 years. The Post Office delivers mail to 15,554 homes, and 330 businesses every day. 150 people ride bikes or walk to work on a fairly regular basis.

98042 Zip code is located in the Pacific time zone at 47 degrees latitude (Fun Fact: this is the same latitude as Zurich, Switzerland!) and -122 degrees longitude. It has an average elevation of 430 feet above sea levell.

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  • Demographics

  • Total Population: 43,673
  • White Population: 35,752
  • Black Population: 2,318
  • Hispanic Population: 3,505
  • Asian Population: 4,950
  • Hawaiian Population: 520
  • Indian Population: 955
  • Male Population: 21,802
  • Female Population: 21,871
  • Median Age: 38
  • Median Age of Males: 37
  • Median Age of Females: 39
  • Geography

  • Region: West
  • Division: Pacific
  • State: Washington
  • CSA Name: Seattle-Tacoma-Olympia, WA
  • CBSA Type: Metropolitan
  • CBSA Name: Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue WA
  • County: King
  • City: Kent
  • Longitude: -122.1
  • Latitude: 47.4
  • Elevation: 430 feet above sea levele
  • Area code: 253/425
  • Marital Status

  • Average Age

  • The Commute to Work

  • Total commuters: 18,329
  • Drive alone: 15,283
  • Carpool: 2,359
  • Public transit: 438
  • Ride bikes or walk: 150

  • Average commute time: 32.5 minutes.
  •    0 - 5: 263
  •    5 - 9: 865
  •    10 - 14: 1,309
  •    15 - 19: 1,781
  •    20 - 24: 2,582
  •    25 - 29: 1,479
  •    30 - 34: 3,226
  •    35 - 39: 808
  •    40 - 44: 1,247
  •    45 - 59: 2,649
  •    60 - 89: 1,675
  •    90 plus: 445
  • The Economics

  • Average House Value: $336,600
  • Average Annual Household Income: $87,545
  • Businesses: 649
  • Employees: 5,631
  • Annual Payroll: $172,536,000
  • Average Family Income: $78,235
  • Median Family Income: $66,051
  • Average Income for Men: $48,452
  • Average Income for Women: $26,171
  • Other Stuff

  • County FIPS Code: 033
  • State FIPS Code: 53

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Schools in 98042 Zip Code

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Primary Schools
Cedar Valley Elementary School
26500 Timberlane Way Se
Kent, WA 98042
(253) 373-7649
Covington Elementary School
17070 Se Wax Road
Kent, WA 98042
(253) 373-7652
Crestwood Elementary School
25225 180th Se
Kent, WA 98042
(253) 373-7634
Grass Lake Elementary School
28700 191st Place Se
Kent, WA 98042
(253) 373-7661
Horizon Elementary School
26741 144th Ave Se
Kent, WA 98042
(253) 373-7313
Jenkins Creek Elementary School
26915 186th Ave Se
Kent, WA 98042
(253) 373-7331
Lake Youngs Elementary School
19660 142nd Se
Kent, WA 98042
(253) 373-7646
Meridian Elementary School
25621 140th Se
Kent, WA 98042
(253) 373-7664
Sunrise Elementary School
22300 132nd Ave Se
Kent, WA 98042
(253) 373-7630
Middle Schools
Cedar Heights Middle School
19640 Se 272nd Street
Kent, WA 98042
(253) 373-7620
Mattson Middle School
16400 Se 251st
Kent, WA 98042
(253) 373-7368
High Schools
Kentlake High School
21401 Se 300 St
Kent, WA 98042
(253) 373-4900
Kentwood High School
25800 164th Ave Se
Kent, WA 98042
(253) 373-7680
Tahoma Senior High School
18200 Se 240th Street
Covington, WA 98042
(425) 413-6200

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In the 98042 zip code, the registered sex offenders can be found at http://ml.waspc.org/. Please be sure to read all the disclaimers provided by the state.

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