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Zip Code 98042 - Kent, Washington

Primary CityKent, Washington
Area of Zip Code 9804229.64 sq mi
Male Population22,631 (49.9%)
Female Population22,692 (50.1%)
Population change from 1975 to 2015 +101.5%
Population change from 2000 to 2015 +15.7%
Median Age37.9 years
Male Median Age37.1 years
Female Median Age38.7 years
Area Codes206253360425
Associated CitiesCovington, Washington
NeighborhoodsCovington, East Hill-Meridian, Lake Morton-Berrydale
Local TimeThursday 9:51 AM
TimezonePacific Daylight Time
Coordinates47.366232800336874° / -122.1171591541344°
Related Zip Codes980409804198043980459804698047

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Zip Code 98042 Population

Years 1975 to 2015
Population Density758.6 / mi²1,060 / mi²1,321 / mi²1,528 / mi²
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

Racial demographics for Zip Code 98042

 White: 87.6%
 Asian: 4.1%
 Hispanic or Latino: 3.5%
 Black Or African American: 2.2%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native: 0.8%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander: 0.3%
 Other: 1.5%

98042 Population change from 2000 to 2015

Increase of 15.7% from year 2000 to 2015
LocationChange since 1975Change since 1990Change since 2000
Zip Code 98042+101.5%+44.2%+15.7%
United States+46.9%+27.2%+13.7%
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

Zip Code 98042 Median Age

Median Age: 37.9 years
LocationMedian AgeMedian Age (Female)Median Age (Male)
Zip Code 9804237.9 years38.7 years37.1 years
Covington34.6 years35.6 years33.6 years
Washington37.9 years38.9 years36.9 years
United States37.4 years38.7 years36.1 years
Sources: CIESIN (Center for International Earth Science Information Network)

Zip Code 98042 Population Tree

Population By Age and Gender
Under 51,3941,3482,742
85 Plus148278427
Sources: CIESIN (Center for International Earth Science Information Network)

Zip Code 98042 Population Density

Population Density: 1,528 / mi²
LocationPopulationAreaPopulation Density
Zip Code 9804245,32329.64 sq mi1,528 / mi²
Covington18,2085.96 sq mi3,054 / mi²
Washington7.1 million71,298.4 sq mi99.7 / mi²
United States321.6 million3,796,761.2 sq mi84.7 / mi²
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

Zip Code 98042 Historical and Projected Population

Estimated Population from 1890 to 2100
1. JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid
2. CIESIN (Center for International Earth Science Information Network)
3. [Link] Klein Goldewijk, K., Beusen, A., Doelman, J., and Stehfest, E.: Anthropogenic land use estimates for the Holocene – HYDE 3.2, Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 9, 927–953, https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-9-927-2017, 2017.


Business Distribution by neighborhood in 98042
 Lake Morton-Berrydale: 53.7%
 East Hill-Meridian: 15.7%
 Covington: 14.1%
 Other: 16.5%

Area Codes

Percentage Area Codes used by businesses in 98042
 Area Code 253: 76.6%
 Area Code 206: 16.9%
 Other: 6.5%

Stats and Demographics for Zip Code 98042

Households in 9804213,069
People per Household2.97
Average House Value$192,000
Income per Household$66,051

Business Concentration in Zip Code 98042

98042 Business Heat Map


Business Distribution by Industry
 Medical: 15.5%
 Shopping: 14.8%
 Home Services: 13.5%
 Professional Services: 13.4%
 Industry: 9.4%
 Local Services: 5.2%
 Other: 28.2%
Industry DescriptionNumber of EstablishmentsAverage Age of BusinessAverage Google RatingBusinesses per 1,000 residents
Car parts1248.5 years3.90.3
Car repair1541.4 years3.70.3
Beauty salons1519.4 years4.30.3
Hairdressers1322.7 years4.00.3
Social work1016.7 years1.00.2
Preschools and kindergartens1240 years4.40.3
Finance other12114.8 years3.60.3
Loan companies2444.2 years4.20.5
Construction of houses1129 years3.20.2
General contractors4022.3 years4.20.9
Moving companies1624.5 years4.80.4
Other construction2321 years4.90.5
Plumbing installation and repair1022.2 years4.40.2
Real estate2219.7 years3.60.5
Construction of buildings1822.7 years4.10.4
Freight/commercial transport1918.7 years5.00.4
Wholesalers1124.1 years4.20.2
Laundry1232 years4.60.3
Personal services1033.3 years4.60.2
Photography1323.6 years2.00.3
Health and medical11932.6 years3.92.6
Physicians and surgeons3229.3 years4.00.7
Accountants1326.6 years0.3
Advertising and marketing1019.3 years1.50.2
Corporate management1322.2 years3.00.3
Scientific and technical services2018.5 years4.00.4
Cafes1027.4 years4.20.2
Fast food restaurants1145.9 years3.70.2
Hardware stores1323.8 years4.20.3
Household appliances and goods1215 years4.10.3

Business distribution by price for Zip Code 98042

 Moderate: 58.2%
 Inexpensive: 34.2%
 Expensive: 7.1%
 Very Expensive: 0.5%

Human Development Index (HDI)

Statistic composite index of life expectancy, education, and per capita income.
Sources: [Link] Kummu, M., Taka, M. & Guillaume, J. Gridded global datasets for Gross Domestic Product and Human Development Index over 1990–2015. Sci Data 5, 180004 (2018) doi:10.1038/sdata.2018.4

Zip Code 98042 CO2 Emissions

Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions Per Capita in Tonnes Per Year
LocationCO2 EmissionsCO2 Emissions Per CapitaCO2 Emissions Intensity
Zip Code 98042820,695 t18.1 t27,684 t/mi²
Covington331,845 t18.2 t55,675 t/mi²
Washington122,068,940 t17.2 t1,712 t/mi²
United States5,664,619,809 t17.6 t1,491 t/mi²
Sources: [Link] Moran, D., Kanemoto K; Jiborn, M., Wood, R., Többen, J., and Seto, K.C. (2018) Carbon footprints of 13,000 cities. Environmental Research Letters DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/aac72a

Zip Code 98042 CO2 Emissions

2013 CO2 emissions (tonnes/year)820,695 t
2013 CO2 emissions (tonnes/year) per capita18.1 t
2013 CO2 emissions intensity (tonnes/mi²/year)

Natural Hazards Risk

Relative risk out of 10
DroughtLow (2)
FloodHigh (7)
EarthquakeHigh (7)
* Risk, particularly concerning flood or landslide, may not be for the entire area.

Recent Nearby Earthquakes

Magnitude 3.0 and greater
9/12/153:22 PM3.8632.4 km18,830 m3km NE of North Bend, Washingtonusgs.gov
2/3/1412:29 PM3.0221.9 km23,808 m6km W of Federal Way, Washingtonusgs.gov
9/22/111:22 PM3.28.6 km30,893 mSeattle-Tacoma urban area, Washingtonusgs.gov
5/25/105:21 AM3.2437.2 km5,404 mPuget Sound region, Washingtonusgs.gov
6/19/037:01 PM3.5133.4 km19,548 mPuget Sound region, Washingtonusgs.gov
7/31/022:01 AM3.287.7 km59,618 mSeattle-Tacoma urban area, Washingtonusgs.gov
7/22/0212:27 AM3.125.5 km27,459 mWashingtonusgs.gov
2/14/012:03 PM3.123.7 km6,294 mPuget Sound region, Washingtonusgs.gov
7/1/9910:22 PM3.121.3 km26,999 mSeattle-Tacoma urban area, Washingtonusgs.gov
1/4/997:10 AM3.221.9 km21,850 mSeattle-Tacoma urban area, Washingtonusgs.gov

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Primary City

Kent is a city located in King County, Washington, United States. It is the sixth largest city in the state. Kent is in the heart of the Seattle–Tacoma metroplex, located 19 miles south of Seattle and 19 miles northeast of Tacoma. Incorporated in 189..  ︎  Kent, Washington Wikipedia Page


Percentage of businesses by city in 98042
 Kent, Washington: 53.5%
 Covington, Washington: 45.9%
 Other: 0.6%

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