Kent hailed as best medium-sized city for women in the workforce

Staff writerJune 9, 2014 

Kent, congratulations.

The financial services website nerdwallet has named the largest city between Auburn and Renton as the best medium-sized city for women in the workforce.

Gauging three criteria - women’s earnings, income equity and population growth – the survey said Kent “has seen tremendous growth in recent years,” and the city’s “low cost of living also contributes to its place on the list.”

Runners-up in the category included Lehigh Acres, Fla.; Richmond, Calif.; Durham, N.C.; and Syracuse, NY.

The survey named Aurora, Colo. as the best large city for women in the workforce, and Pharr, Tex. as the best small city.

With median earnings of $40,317, the working women of Kent earned 82.11 percent of the average earnings of men in the workforce.  The city showed a median gross rent of $938, and a population growth rate of 43.81 percent.  


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