Kent is a city located in King County, Washington, United States. The sixth largest city in the state, Kent is in the heart of the Seattle–Tacoma metropolitan area, located 19 miles south of Seattle (5 miles city limit to city limit) and 19 miles northeast of Tacoma (7 miles city limit to city limit). Kent is connected to Seattle and Tacoma via two freeways, numerous city streets, Sounder commuter rail, and - coming in 2024 - Link light rail. Incorporated in 1890, it is the second oldest incorporated city in King County, after Seattle. Kent's population as of April 2010 was 92,411 according to the 2010 census. The total grew to an estimated 129,618 as of July 1, 2018, owing to population growth (11,000) and annexation (26,000). The city is characterized by significant diversity (majority-minority city), while levels of household income, educational attainment and poverty are near state and national average. Kent is generally divided into 3 sections: West Hill (mixed residential and commercial along Interstate 5), Valley (primarily industrial and commercial with some medium density residential; significant parkland along Green River), and East Hill (primarily residential with retail).