Renton, WA Population

Population: 50,052. Estimated population in July 2020: 55,817 (+11.5% change)
Males: 24,886 (49.7%), Females: 25,166 (50.3%)

King County

Zip codes: 98055, 98056, 98058, 98059.

Median resident age: 34.0 years
Median household income: $45,820
Median house value: $183,800

Races in Renton:

  • White Non-Hispanic (65.4%)
  • Black (8.5%)
  • Hispanic (7.6%)
  • Two or more races (4.6%)
  • Other race (4.2%)
  • Vietnamese (3.1%)
  • Filipino (2.9%)
  • Chinese (2.8%)
  • American Indian (1.8%)
  • Other Asian (1.6%)
  • Japanese (1.2%)
  • Asian Indian (1.0%)
  • Korean (0.6%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (15.0%), Irish (9.4%), English (8.8%), Norwegian (5.7%), United States (4.8%), Italian (3.6%).

Elevation: 15 feet

Land area: 17.0 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Renton

  • High school or higher: 86.6%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 27.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.4%
  • Unemployed: 4.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 27.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Renton city

  • Never married: 30.5%
  • Now married: 48.8%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 5.1%
  • Divorced: 13.5%

19.2% Foreign born (9.2% Asia, 3.9% Europe, 3.9% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +6,853 (+15.9%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Renton:

  • VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER (400 S 43RD ST)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Renton:

  • REG HOSP FOR RESP AND COMPLEX CARE (about 8 miles; TUKWILA, WA)
  • OVERLAKE HOSPITAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 10 miles; BELLEVUE, WA)
  • HIGHLINE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 11 miles; BURIEN, WA)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Renton:

  • BOEING FIELD/KING COUNTY INTL (about 8 miles; SEATTLE, WA; Abbreviation: BFI)
  • SEATTLE-TACOMA INTL (about 9 miles; SEATTLE, WA; Abbreviation: SEA)
  • SNOHOMISH COUNTY (PAINE FLD) (about 29 miles; EVERETT, WA; Abbreviation: PAE)
Other public-use airports nearest to Renton:

  • RENTON MUNI (about 1 miles; RENTON, WA; Abbreviation: RNT)
  • WILL ROGERS WILEY POST MEML (about 2 miles; RENTON, WA; Abbreviation: W36)
  • AUBURN MUNI (about 12 miles; AUBURN, WA; Abbreviation: S50)
Amtrak station near Renton:

  • 13 miles: SEATTLE (303 S. JACKSON ST.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Colleges and Universities

College/University in Renton:

  • RENTON TECHNICAL COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 2,623; Location: 3000 NE FOURTH ST; Public; Website: www.renton-tc.ctc.edu)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Renton:

  • CITY UNIVERSITY (about 10 miles; BELLEVUE, WA; Full-time enrollment: 4,007)
  • BELLEVUE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 10 miles; BELLEVUE, WA; Full-time enrollment: 7,013)
  • HIGHLINE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 11 miles; DES MOINES, WA; Full-time enrollment: 4,288)
  • SEATTLE UNIVERSITY (about 12 miles; SEATTLE, WA; Full-time enrollment: 4,743)
  • SEATTLE COMMUNITY COLLEGE-CENTRAL CAMPUS (about 12 miles; SEATTLE, WA; Full-time enrollment: 4,386)
  • SEATTLE COMMUNITY COLLEGE-SOUTH CAMPUS (about 12 miles; SEATTLE, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,013)
  • GREEN RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 14 miles; AUBURN, WA; Full-time enrollment: 4,568)

Schools

Public high schools in Renton:

  • HAZEN SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,235; Location: 1101 HOQUIAM AVE NE; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • LIBERTY SR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,229; Location: 16655 SE 136TH ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • LINDBERGH SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,205; Location: 16426 128TH AVE SE; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • RENTON SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,011; Location: 400 S 2ND ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • SARTORI EDUCATION CENTER (Students: 156; Location: 315 GARDEN AVE N; Grades: 09 – 12)
Private high school in Renton:

  • NEW HORIZON SCHOOL (Students: 81; Location: 1111 S CARR RD; Grades: 3 – 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Renton:

  • NELSEN MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,058; Location: 2403 JONES AVE S; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • MCKNIGHT MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,047; Location: 1200 EDMONDS AVE NE; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • MAYWOOD MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 904; Location: 14490 168TH AVE SE; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • NORTHWOOD JR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 896; Location: 17007 SE 184 ST; Grades: 07 – 09)
  • MEEKER JR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 846; Location: 12600 SE 192ND ST; Grades: 07 – 09)
  • APOLLO ELEMENTARY (Students: 738; Location: 15025 SE 117TH ST; Grades: PK – 05)
  • HIGHLANDS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 637; Location: 2720 NE 7TH ST; Grades: KG – 05)
  • SIERRA HEIGHTS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 615; Location: 9901 132ND AVE SE; Grades: KG – 05)
  • RIDGEWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 555; Location: 18030 162ND PLACE SE; Grades: KG – 06)
  • MAPLEWOOD HEIGHTS ELEMENTARY SCHO (Students: 527; Location: 13430 144TH AVE SE; Grades: KG – 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Renton:

  • ST ANTHONY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 516; Location: 336 SHATTUCK AVE SOUTH; Grades: KG – 8)
  • RENTON CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 421; Location: 15717 152 AVE SE; Grades: PK – 8)
  • MAPLE VALLEY CHRISTIAN SCH (Students: 285; Location: 17913 108TH AVE SE; Grades: KG – 6)
  • RENTON CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 200; Location: 221 HARDIE AVE NW; Grades: PK – 6)
  • HIGHLANDS CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 96; Location: PO BOX 2578; Grades: PK – 6)
  • CEDAR RIVER MONTESORRI SCHOOL (Students: 60; Location: 15828 SE JONES RD; Grades: PK – KG)

Libraries

Library in Renton:

  • RENTON PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,185,872; Location: 100 MILL AVENUE SOUTH; 165,654 books; 3,413 audio materials; 5,511 video materials; 371 serial subscriptions)