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Renton, WA
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Renton profile


Living in Renton



Renton is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 104,047 people and 34 associated neighborhoods, Renton is the eighth largest community in Washington.

Renton home prices are not only among the most expensive in Washington, but Renton real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Also of interest is that Renton has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 16.73% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

One thing that you will notice about Renton is that there is a good-sized population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. Many singles consider Renton a good place to live without being in a really big city, with opportunities for friendships and fun with others like themselves.

In Renton, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.24 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Renton use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Renton‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

The population of Renton is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 36.91% of adults in Renton have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Renton in 2022 was $47,060, which is upper middle income relative to Washington, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $188,240 for a family of four. However, Renton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Renton is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Renton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Renton residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Renton also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 14.77% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Renton include German, English, Irish, Norwegian, and European.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Renton's cultural character, accounting for 28.36% of the city’s population.

The most common language spoken in Renton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.