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.