Renton is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 105,179 people and 34 constituent 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.
A relatively large number of people in Renton telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 12.60% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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 noticeable about Renton, although not a huge city, is that it has a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. That’s because Renton is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Renton a pretty good place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.
In Renton, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.76 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.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Renton is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Renton area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
The citizens of Renton are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 35.18% of adults in Renton have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Renton in 2018 was $42,736, which is upper middle income relative to Washington, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $170,944 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 15.59% 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 28.41% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Renton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.