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Overview

Introduction to Renton, Washington

Renton, Washington, in King county, is 10 miles SE of Seattle, Washington. It's situated along the shore of Lake Washington and is part of the Puget Sound region. Majestic views of the Olympic Mountains, Mount Ranier and the Cascade Mountains can be seen from the city. The Cedar River flows through Renton. Boeing, PACCAR, the game maker Wizards of the Coast, the internet company Classmates.com and software publisher TOPICS Entertainment have facilities in the city.

Renton History

The Duwamish were the original inhabitants. Pioneers established settlements beginning in the 1850's. In 1873 the Renton Coal Company was founded. The city was established in 1901. Between 1920 and 1930 Renton developed into a prominent urban center. The Boeing Airplane Company was manufacturing planes During World War II and was a major employer.

Renton Attractions

  • Renton River Days
  • Valley Community Players
  • Renton History Museum
  • Moonlight Movies
  • Renton City Concert Band
  • Clam Lights Festival
  • Renton IKEA Performing Arts Center
  • Summer Teen Musical
  • Renton Farmers Market

Renton Activities

Renton incudes a large number of parks and trails. Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park, situated at Lake Washington is a popular destination. The Cedar River Trail offers scenic views. The Henry Moses Aquatic Center is popular with families. Black River Riparian Forest, May Creek Natural Area, Renton Wetlands, Honey Creek Natural Area, the Springbrook Watershed and Panther Creek Wetlands are some of the scenic nearby nature areas.

Philip Arnold Park is popular for mountain biking. The Cascade Canoe and Kayak Center is nearby. The Maplewood Golf Course is popular with golf enthusiasts. Residents enjoy the entertainment and professional sports teams located in nearby Seattle. The scenic Cascades and Mt. Ranier are close by and offer a variety of outdoor activities.

Renton Transportation

The city is served by the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The city is provided transportation by King County Metro and Sound Transit Express buses. The municipality offers commuter rail access.

Demographics

People

Total Population98,499
Male Share of the Population50.4%
Female Share of the Population49.6%
Senior Citizens10.4%
Employed Population 16+51,958
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married46.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher35.4%
Median Earnings25+$41,567
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,294
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,709

Wealth

Median Family Income$78,418
% Above Poverty Level88.1%
% Below Poverty Level11.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time30 minutes
% Working from Home4.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work2%
% Using Public Transportation6.7%

Housing

People Living Alone30.3%
Median Gross Rent$1,248
Median House Value$313,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)49.8%
German10.3%
English7.1%
Irish6.7%
Norwegian3.7%
Italian2.7%
African2.3%
Swedish2.2%
French Except Basque1.9%
Ukrainian1.7%
Scottish1.6%
Polish1.5%
Russian1.2%
Dutch1.1%
Welsh0.8%
Somali0.7%
Hungarian0.6%
Danishn0.6%
Greek0.6%
Finnish0.5%
Austrian0.4%
Ethiopian0.4%
Romanian0.4%
Czech0.4%
Canadian0.4%
Arab0.3%
West Indian0.3%
Bulgarian0.3%
Iranian0.3%
Swiss0.2%
Kenyan0.2%
Turkish0.2%
US/American0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Brazilian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Belizean0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Haitian0.1%
Icelander0.1%
Afghan)0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Iraqi0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Latvian0.1%
South African0.1%
Slovene0.1%
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Renton Almanac

CategoryValue
County King County
Standard Zip Codes98055, 98057, 98058, 98056, 98059
Phone Area Codes425
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude47.46
Approximate Longitude-122.21

Renton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationSEATTLE TACOMA AP
Distance4.8 miles
Jan Temp36 to 46 F
Apr Temp42 to 58 F
Jul Temp55 to 75 F
Oct Temp46 to 60 F
Annual Precip37 inches
StationSEATTLE SAND PT WSFO
Distance13.9 miles
Jan Temp35 to 46 F
Apr Temp42 to 58 F
Jul Temp55 to 75 F
Oct Temp46 to 60 F
Annual Precip35.9 inches
StationPUYALLUP 2 W EXP STN
Distance20.3 miles
Jan Temp33 to 47 F
Apr Temp39 to 61 F
Jul Temp52 to 78 F
Oct Temp42 to 62 F
Annual Precip40.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Burien50,187$66,615
Mercer Island24,467$171,410
Newcastle11,189$143,266
Normandy Park6,598$129,000
SeaTac28,298$57,266
Tukwila19,878$57,643

Renton Hospitals

Valley Medical Center
(Government - District/authority)
400 43rd St S
(425) 228-3450

Renton Public Schools

Home Program
2607 Jones Avenue S
ZIP: 98055
(425) 204-2520
Other
Total Enrollment 111
Nelsen Middle School
2403 Jones Ave S
ZIP: 98055
(425) 204-3000
Middle
Total Enrollment 1027
Open Door Youth Reengagement Renton
2607 Jones Ave S
ZIP: 98055
(425) 204-2520
High
Total Enrollment 60
Out Of District Facility
300 Sw 7th St
ZIP: 98055
(425) 204-2200
Other
Total Enrollment 24
Renton Academy
2607 Jones Ave S
ZIP: 98055
(425) 204-2550
Other
Total Enrollment 42
Renton Senior High School
400 S 2nd St
ZIP: 98055
(425) 204-3400
High
Total Enrollment 1342
Sartori Education Center
315 Garden Ave N
ZIP: 98055
(425) 204-4547
High
Talbot Hill Elementary School
2300 Talbot Rd S
ZIP: 98055
(425) 204-4900
Primary
Total Enrollment 472
Griffin Home
2500 Lake Washington Blvd N
ZIP: 98056
(425) 204-2200
Other
Total Enrollment 4
Highlands Elementary School
2720 Ne 7th St
ZIP: 98056
(425) 204-4600
Primary
Total Enrollment 541
Hillcrest Special Services Center
1800 Index Ave Ne
ZIP: 98056
(425) 204-2200
Primary
Total Enrollment 90
Kennydale Elementary School
1700 Ne 28th St
ZIP: 98056
(425) 204-4700
Primary
Total Enrollment 621
Mcknight Middle School
1200 Edmonds Ave Ne
ZIP: 98056
(425) 204-3600
Middle
Total Enrollment 1205
Meadow Crest Early Childhood Education Center
1800 Index Avenue Ne
ZIP: 98056
(425) 204-2208
Primary
Total Enrollment 167
Renton Tech College High School Completion
3000 Ne 4th St
ZIP: 98056
(425) 235-2352
Youthsource
Rtc - Youthsource, 3000 Ne 4th St
ZIP: 98056
(206) 901-7905
High
Benson Hill Elementary School
18665 116th Ave Se
ZIP: 98058
(425) 204-3300
Primary
Total Enrollment 542
Carriage Crest Elementary School
18235 140th Ave Se
ZIP: 98058
(253) 373-7597
Primary
Total Enrollment 425
Cascade Elementary School
16022 116th Ave Se
ZIP: 98058
(425) 204-3350
Primary
Total Enrollment 575
Fairwood Elementary School
16600 148th Ave Se
ZIP: 98058
(253) 373-7491
Primary
Total Enrollment 433
Honey Dew Elementary
800 Union Ave Ne
ZIP: 98058
(425) 204-3350
Primary
Total Enrollment 548
Lindbergh Senior High School
16426 128th Ave Se
ZIP: 98058
(425) 204-3200
High
Total Enrollment 1243
Meeker Middle School
12600 Se 192nd St
ZIP: 98058
(253) 373-7284
Middle
Total Enrollment 683
Northwood Middle School
17007 Se 184th St
ZIP: 98058
(253) 373-7780
Middle
Total Enrollment 640
Renton Park Elementary School
16828 128th Ave Se
ZIP: 98058
(425) 204-2950
Primary
Total Enrollment 471
Ridgewood Elementary School
18030 162nd Pl Se
ZIP: 98058
(253) 373-7482
Primary
Total Enrollment 511
Tiffany Park Elementary School
1601 Lake Youngs Way Se
ZIP: 98058
(425) 204-4850
Primary
Total Enrollment 471
Apollo Elementary
15025 Se 117th St
ZIP: 98059
(425) 837-7500
Primary
Total Enrollment 596
Briarwood Elementary
17020 Se 134th St
ZIP: 98059
(425) 837-5000
Primary
Total Enrollment 584
Hazen Senior High School
1101 Hoquiam Ave Ne
ZIP: 98059
(425) 204-4200
High
Total Enrollment 1547
Issaquah Head Start
15025 Se 117th St
ZIP: 98059
(425) 837-7805
Primary
Liberty Sr High School
16655 Se 136th St
ZIP: 98059
(425) 837-4800
High
Total Enrollment 1278
Maple Hills Elementary
15644 204th Ave Se
ZIP: 98059
(425) 837-5100
Primary
Total Enrollment 410
Maplewood Heights Elementary School
130 Jericho Ave Se
ZIP: 98059
(425) 204-4750
Primary
Total Enrollment 613
Maywood Middle School
14490 168th Ave Se
ZIP: 98059
(425) 837-6900
Middle
Total Enrollment 1018
Sierra Heights Elementary School
9901 132nd Ave Se
ZIP: 98059
(425) 204-4650
Primary
Total Enrollment 664

Renton Private Schools

King Of Kings Lutheran Preschool And Kindergarten
18207 108th Ave Se
ZIP: 98055
Elementary
Total Enrollment 8
New Horizon School
1111 S Carr Rd
ZIP: 98055
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 52
St Anthony Elementary School
336 Shattuck Ave S
ZIP: 98057
Elementary
Total Enrollment 517
Cedar River Montessori School
15828 Se Jones Rd
ZIP: 98058
Elementary
Total Enrollment 63
Phoenix Montessori
1707 Edmonds Ave Se
ZIP: 98058
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
Rainier Christian Schools
16707 174th Ave Se
ZIP: 98058
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 672
Renton Christian School
15717 152nd Ave Se
ZIP: 98058
Elementary
Total Enrollment 437
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