Maidstone Overview

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The Big Picture

Maidstone is an urban local authority located in the county of Kent, with a population of around 167,000 people. The area boasts a variety of housing options, including modern apartment complexes and traditional Victorian homes, as well as new housing developments in the outskirts of the town. The local community is vibrant and active, with several annual events such as the Maidstone Fringe Festival and the Mela multicultural festival, as well as initiatives such as the Maidstone Community Support Centre providing support and resources to local residents. The town has a strong cultural scene, with the Hazlitt Theatre hosting a variety of performances, including comedy, drama, and live music, and the Kent Life Museum showcasing local history and traditions. The economy of Maidstone is diverse, with a range of employers including the Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust, agriculture and food production companies, and retail businesses such as the Fremlin Walk shopping centre.

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Maidstone Population

The population graphic above highlights changes in Maidstone’s population over time, while the diversity graphic compares local diversity to the national average, giving a snapshot of the area’s cultural makeup.

Maidstone Diversity

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