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Renton, Washington - Basic Facts

The City of Renton is the 8th largest city in Washington with a population of 104,157 as of July 1, 2017. Renton ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Washington. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Renton is located at latitude 47.4761 and longitude -122.192 in King County. The formal boundaries for the City of Renton (see map below) encompass a land area of 23.37 sq. miles and a water area of 0.16 sq. miles. King County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 39 feet.

The City of Renton (GNIS ID: 2410926) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Washington is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Renton is located within Seattle East Division of King County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Renton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Renton: Black River Bridge.

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Renton, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 104,157
Daytime Population: Workers 47,823
Daytime Population: Residents 50,373
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 98,196
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.94
Population in Households 103,458
Population in Familes 79,312
Population in Group Qrtrs 699
Population Density2 4,456
Diversity Index3 75


Median Household Income $69,810
Average Household Income $87,153
Per Capita Income $34,052


Total Housing Units 42,844 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 21,750 (50.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 18,556 (43.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,538 ( 5.9%)
Median Home Value $337,114
Average Home Value $372,920


Total Households 40,306
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 24,664
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.75% 1.46%
Households 1.45% 1.32%
Families 1.53% 1.34%
Median Household Income   2.28%
Per Capita Income   2.41%

Renton, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Renton to the other 627 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 8 99th
Population Density # 23 96th
Diversity Index # 41 94th
Median Household Income # 184 71st
Per Capita Income # 193 69th

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