Kent Reporter

Kent Reporter

The Kent Reporter was part of a three-newspaper group (also including Auburn and Renton) launched in South King County in 1995. Today, the Kent Reporter covers the city’s geographic area of 29 square miles, including outlying unincorporated areas adjacent to city limits. The City of Kent is the fourth-largest city in King County, with a population more than 86,000. As a culturally rich destination, Kent’s quality of life features neighborhoods with strong community ties, 60 parks, an exceptional school district, and nationally accredited police and fire departments. In recent years, Kent has experienced impressive economic growth, and is nationally known as a prime location for manufacturing.

Winner of 15 industry awards in 2017!

The Kent Reporter won 15 awards from the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association, including six first Place awards.

In all, Sound Publishing took home 275 WNPA awards. Ninety-four of those were 1st place, including the coveted General Excellence. Sound also scooped up nine Local Media Association awards. At Sound, we remain dedicated to covering local stories that affect each of our communities. No other news source reports down to the neighborhood level like we do.



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ages 25 to 54 years


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Circulation Comparison

ZipZip NameNielsen Occupied HouseholdsKent ReporterSound Publishing, Inc. CoverageSeattle Times (Fri)Seattle Times Coverage (Fri)
Total56,149 25,10945%8,451 15%
98030Kent12,8266,38950%1,360 11%
98031Kent13,5389,300 69%2,191 16%
98032Kent13,688 4,905 36%1,902 14%
98042Kent16,097 4,53028%2,998 19%
Misc.-75 ---
Sources: AAM / CAC Consolidated Media Report (Q3, 2017), U.S. Census: 2014 American Community Survey (5-year), 2017 Pulse Research readership survey


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Mike Anderson, Pet Country

Green Editions

A selection of Kent Reporter printed newspapers and suplemental publications. Click a cover to view detail.