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Renton, Washington

Renton is a city in King County, Washington, USA, immediately southeast of Seattle. The population was 50,052 at the 2000 census. The Washington State Office of Financial Management estimates the 2006 Renton population at 58,360. Renton's GMA Area including the city proper and the Potential Annexation Areas, PAAs, of Fairwood, Skyway, West Hill, and East Renton had a population of over 110,000 in 2000. Renton is a sister city of Nishiwaki, Japan and Cuautla, Jalisco, Mexico. Based on per capita income, Renton ranks 100th of 522 areas in the state of Washington to be ranked.

Renton Careers

Among the most common occupations in Renton are Management, professional, and related occupations, 33%; Sales and office occupations, 29%; and Service occupations, 14%. Approximately 81 percent of workers in Renton, Washington work for companies, 11 percent work for the government and 4 percent are self-employed.

Renton Industries

The leading industries in Renton, Washington are Manufacturing, 15%; Educational, health and social services, 14%; and Retail trade, 13%. Simply Hired's Renton job listings indicate that the following industries in Renton are hiring the most workers:

Renton Job Salaries

According to government data, the average salary for jobs in Renton, Washington is $36,154, and the median income of households in Renton was $45,820.

Average Salaries in Renton, WA

Renton, WA


According to our Renton Trends data, the number of Renton, Washington jobs has not changed since October 2013.
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Renton Employment Statistics

Population of Renton
Total population 50,052
Male 49.72%
Female 50.28%
Median age 34.0
Renton Housing
Owner-occupied homes 50.0%
Median cost of a home $183,800
Median mortgage payment $985
Renter-occupied homes 50.0%
Vacant housing 4.3%
Median monthly rent $723
Average Income
Median for all male full-time $40,765
Median for all female full-time $31,543
Household Income
Less than $10,000 7%
$10,000 to $14,999 6%
$15,000 to $24,999 11%
$25,000 to $34,999 13%
$35,000 to $49,999 17%
$50,000 to $74,999 23%
$75,000 to $99,999 11%
$100,000 to $149,999 8%
$150,000 to $199,999 2%
$200,000 or more 2%
Less than 9th grade 6%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 8%
High school graduate 25%
Some college, no degree 26%
Associate's degree 8%
Bachelor's degree 21%
Graduate degree 6%
Marital Status
Never married 31%
Currently married 49%
Separated 2%
Widowed 5%
Divorced 14%
White 71%
Black or African American 9%
Asian 14%
Other 6%
Renton Commute
Carpool 15.2%
Public transportation 6.2%
Average travel time 28 minutes