Zip Code 98042 Map and Profile

Official Zip Code NameKent
Zip Code StateWashington
Zip Code TypeNon-Unique
Primary County: King
Area Code253
Alternate Zip Code NamesCOVINGTON
Unacceptable Zip Code NamesLAKE SAWYER
Current Population:43673
Racial Majority: 72.71%
Public School Racial Majority:White 57.1%
Unemployment Rate:20.2%
Median Household Income$84353
Average Adjusted Gross Income$78390
School Test Performance:Average
Average Commute Time32.1 Minutes
Current Time:
PDT
Time Zone:Pacific Daylight Time
Elevation Range390 - 532 ft.
Area29 Sqm.
Coordinates(Y,X)47.36402893, -122.09104156

Zip Code 98042 Description

Zip Code 98042 is located in the state of Washington in the Seattle - Tacoma metro area. Zip code 98042 is primarily located in King County. The official US Postal Service name for 98042 is KENT, Washington. Portions of zip code 98042 are contained within or border the city limits of Lake Morton-Berrydale, WA, Covington, WA, Kent, WA, East Hill-Meridian, WA, Lea Hill, WA, Maple Valley, WA, and Black Diamond, WA. Zip code 98042 is within area code 253, area code 425 and area code 360. 98042 can be classified socioeconically as a Middle Class class zipcode in comparison to other zipcodes in Washington.

The current unemployment level in 98042 is 20.2% which is higher than the current county unemployment level of 3.9% and is higher than the current state unemployment at 15.8% and higher than the current national unemployment rate at 13.3%.

According the 2010 US Census, the population of 98042 increased to 43673 from 38023 over the past 10 years. The majority ethnicity residing in 98042 is while the majority ethnicity attending 98042 public schools is White. 36.5% of students in 98042 public schools receive or are eligible to participate in free or reduced lunch programs.

20142010Change(+/-)
 White 32428 72.71% 32186 +1%
 Black Or African American 2004 4.49% 1660 +21%
 Hispanic 3257 7.3% 3505 -7%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 219 0.49% 290 -24%
 Asian 4148 9.3% 3807 +9%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 410 0.92% 232 +77%
 Other Race 83 0.07% 83 -60%
 Two Or More Races 1910 4.71% 1910 +10%

Zip Code 98042 Race/Ethnicity

 White 57.1%
 Black Or African American 6.7%
 Hispanic 14.7%
 Asian 12%
 Hawaii/Pacific Islander 1.1%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 0.6%
 Two or More Races 7.8%

Zip Code 98042 Public School Race/Ethnicity Profile

20102000
Total Population4367338023
Male Population49.90%
Female Population50.10%
Total Households15097
Test Score PerformanceAverage
Percentage of Students Eligible For
Free or Reduced Lunch
36.5%
Percentage of Public Schools with
Title 1 Status
64.3%
Median Household Income$84353
Income Under $50K Per Year19.60%
Income $50K to $100K Per Year42.30%
Income Above $100K Per Year38.10%
98042 US Congressional District
DistrictRepresentativeParty Affiliation
Washington District 8Kim SchrierDemocrat
Washington District 9Adam SmithDemocrat
Related Maps: Map of All Washington Congressional Districts

Average Real Estate Asking Price$288576
Average Real Estate Sale Price$249958
Current Unemployment Level 20.2%
Previous Month Unemployment Level6.2%
Unemployment Level 1 Year Ago3.2%
2012 Hardiness ZoneZone 8b: 15F to 20F
1990 Hardiness ZoneZone 8a: 10F to 15F
Köppen Climate ClassificationCsb - Warm-Summer Mediterranean Climate
Ecoregion 2e - Eastern Puget Uplands
Average First Frost DatesOctober 21 - 31
Average Last Frost DatesApril 21 - 31

Zip Code 98042 Annual Climate Data

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecAnnual
Avg Min Temp (°F)33353740455053534842373342
Avg Max Temp (°F)45505459667076777160504560
Avg Precip (In.)6.044.984.573.332.522.141.121.342.093.846.926.5145.39
Core Based Statistical
Area (CBSA)
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
CBSA Type98042
CBSA Population3461985
Time ZonePacific Daylight Time
IANA Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Follows DSTYes
GMT Difference-8 Hours