District of Kent

Overview

The District of Kent is nestled between the towering Cascades in the Upper Fraser Valley where a few small communities reside together forming a population of just over 6,000. The Kent trade area reaches nearly 8,300 persons and situated only 116 km from Vancouver and 262 km from Kelowna, a 90-minute drive in any direction brings you to a total of 3 million people. Two highways, the Trans-Canada and CP Rail bring millions of visitors each year; some stop in for a visit, and others pass through. Industry, real estate, services, government, education, tourism, and trade can all be found here with undeveloped land serviced and ready to go. The District area covers approximately 230 kilometers square (89 square miles) or 23,000 hectares of land.

 

The District of Kent offers a lifestyle like none-other where you may ski, fish, swim, cycle, hike, and golf all in one day for under $50, or visit the area's most popular attractions such as Harrison Hot Springs, Minter Gardens, the Trans-Canada Waterslides, or Dinotown. The lifestyle of choice is here; the small Upper Fraser Valley community that offers you a lifestyle of vacation, even after work. If you can play cheap, you should also live cheap. Quality at an affordable price, not everything makes sense!


Location & Population

Located in the Upper Fraser Valley, known as Rainbow Country, the District of Kent is not far from excitement. With two highways, the Trans-Canada highway, and CP Rail the District of Kent is very accessible with many transportation routes. Flying is also an easy option with Highland Helicopters in town, and the Chilliwack and Abbotsford Airports just down the freeway. Vancouver International Airport is a 90 minute drive. Our location enables businesses to tap into markets offering you the space, affordability, and the skilled labour you need. Same-day deliveries are possible to markets in the BC Interior, Greater Vancouver, and the Pacific Northwest of the USA. Not only does Kent District offer affordability for any business, but we also offer affordability and the lifestyle of choice for your employees and visitors.

 

2006 Census Data

2006 Population and dwelling counts - District of Kent

Total

Population in 2006

4,738

Population in 2001

4,926

2001 to 2006 population change (%)

- 3.8

Total private dwellings

2,071

Private dwellings occupied by usual residents

1,937

Population density per square kilometre

28.5

Land area (square km)

166.51

Source: STATS Canada 2007 (March 3, 2007), Website: www.census2006.ca or call 1-800-862-6381.

For more data on Harrison Hot Springs demographics click on the STATS Canada link

  

  

Population Forecasts

Year

Kent

LHA

Fraser Valley Regional District

S. West BC

1996

4,840

7,429

231,440

2,154,237

2001

4,926

8,630

247,923

2,358,889

2006

5,344

9,023

266,602

2,639,852

2011

5,799

9,566

295,021

2,890,637

2016

6,291

10,108

325,311

3,136,222

2021

6,826

10,588

355,901

3,434,163

2026

7,407

11,016

386,175

3,760,408

Source: BC Stats, FVRD Stats, Kent figures from District of Kent, DCC Growth Projections 2005


Real Estate

The District of Kent offers a variety of living environments - there is a place here for anyone! Our community has the town centre, small town neighbourhoods, high-density apartments, condominiums and townhouses, lakeside terraces, country-side acreages, forested hide-a-ways, and creek side cabins. "Your dream home is here with mountain top views or river shore adventures" If it's not, you can build it for an affordable cost. Don't know a contractor? Drive around one of our developing neighbourhoods, or check out the list below. Quality building is now assured with the Homeowner Protection Office. You better hurry though, there's not much land left!