Renton, Washington

Renton: The second most populous city in King County, Washington. It is located in the Seattle metropolitan area. Renton is known for its many parks and green spaces, its many historical sites, and its many attractions, such as the Renton Civic Center and the Renton Museum of History.


Renton is a city located in the county of King in the U.S. state of Washington. Its population at the 2010 census was 90,927. After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 101,494 inhabitants.

The city was created 168 years ago in 1855.

Renton is a city located along Lake Washington about 15 miles south of Seattle. It's the 9th largest city in Washington with a population around 101,000.

Aerospace Hub

Renton's economy revolves around the aerospace industry. It is home to Boeing's largest manufacturing plant where models like the 737, 757, and 767 are assembled. The Boeing factory employs over 30,000 workers in Renton.

The city features the Boeing Employees Credit Union headquarters and facilities related to aviation technology and research.

Entertainment and Recreation

Popular attractions include the The Landing shopping and entertainment complex, the Renton History Museum, and the Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park on Lake Washington. The Ivar's Muckleshoot Casino offers gaming and entertainment.

Outdoor recreation is popular at sites like the Cedar River Trail and Maplewood Golf Course. The Renton Municipal Airport also operates in the city.

Renton's aerospace heritage shapes its identity as a historic manufacturing hub. But the city also offers entertainment, culture, and natural beauty for visitors and residents.

Renton locator map
Location of Renton on Washington map.

Quick Facts about Renton

Population : 101,494 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Washington (United States)
County : King County
Postal code : 98055–98059
Phone Area Codes : 425
Altitude : 410 feet / 125, 14 meters
Establishment : August 08, 1855 (168 years ago)
Time Zone : UTC−08:00, Pacific Time Zone
Local time : 14:36:08 (15th April 2024)
Population growth : 10.41% (2010-2020)
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Renton sign
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Renton is located at 47°28'58"N 122°13'1"W (47.4828800, -122.2170700).

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The population of Renton increased by 10.41% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 90,927 - census
2011 94,131 3.4% estimation process
2012 95,941 1.89% estimation process
2013 97,090 1.18% estimation process
2014 98,588 1.52% estimation process
2015 100,455 1.86% estimation process
2016 101,513 1.04% estimation process
2017 101,981 0.46% estimation process
2018 101,787 -0.19% estimation process
2019 101,751 -0.04% estimation process
2020 101,494 -0.25% estimation process

Renton zip code is 98055. County name: King, County fips: 53033

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People born in Renton (45)

People born in Renton, including voice actor Robert Bruce Elliott, actress Emily Rose, actress Mimi Gibson, .


  • Sean Kinney (American musician) he was born in 27/05/1966
  • Alvin Snow (American basketball player) he was born in 30/10/1981
  • Ryan Malgarini (American actor and comedian) he was born in 12/06/1992
  • Allison Falk (association football player) she was born in 31/03/1987
  • Jacob Young (American actor) he was born in 10/09/1979
  • David Wayne (American musician) he was born in 01/01/1958
  • David Riske (American baseball player) he was born in 23/10/1976
  • Jobie Hughes (American writer) he was born in 09/07/1980
  • Tony Binetti (American basketball player) he was born in 08/08/1983
  • Bryce Fisher (American football player) he was born in 12/05/1977
  • Chad Orvella (American baseball player) he was born in 01/10/1980
  • Doug Sisk (American baseball player) he was born in 26/09/1957
  • Erik Plantenberg (American baseball player) he was born in 30/10/1968
  • Ernie Conwell (Player of American football) he was born in 17/08/1972
  • Ernie Janet (American football player) he was born in 22/07/1949
  • Ila Ray Hadley (figure skater) she was born in 18/09/1942
  • Joshua Farris (figure skater) he was born in 06/01/1995
  • Justi Baumgardt (American soccer player) she was born in 22/07/1975

Schools in Renton

College & universities near Renton, WA

Code Name City ZIP
449074 Pima Medical Institute-Renton Renton (WA) 98057
432223 University of Phoenix-Washington Tukwila (WA) 98188-8553
236382 Renton Technical College Renton (WA) 98056-4123
234669 Bellevue College Bellevue (WA) 98007-6484
439914 Seattle Institute of East Asian Medicine Seattle (WA) 98108

Stations (17)

Amtrak & bus stations near Renton, WA

Code Name Address Type
TUK Tukwila station 7301 South 158th St. RAIL
SEA King Street Station 303 South Jackson Street RAIL
SVF Seattle (Ferry - Pier 69), Washington 2701 Alaskan Way OTHER
TAC Tacoma Dome Station 1001 Puyallup Avenue RAIL
EDM Edmonds station 211 Railroad Ave. RAIL

Post offices near Renton

Post Office Name City ZIP
Downtown Renton Post Office Renton (WA) 98057
Skyway Post Office Seattle (WA) 98178
Highland Post Office Renton (WA) 98059
Tukwila Post Office Tukwila (WA) 98188
Renton Post Office Renton (WA) 98058

Other cities in King County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in King County , WA. (more)

City Name Population Title
Seattle 769,714 The eighteenth most populous city in the United States and the center of the Seattle metropolitan area.
Bellevue 148,073 The most populous city in Washington.
Kent 130,676 The fourth most populous city in King County, Washington.
Federal Way 96,307 A city in King County, Washington.
Kirkland 95,431 A city in King County, Washington.
Auburn 81,024 The second most populous city in Pierce County, Washington.
Redmond 72,507 The second most populous city in King County, Washington.
Sammamish 65,960 Town
Shoreline 58,197 Town in Washington
Burien 51,268 Town in Washington, United States
Bothell 47,524 A city in King County, Washington.
Issaquah 39,681 A city in King County, Washington.
West Lake Sammamish 33,929 Census designated place
Des Moines 32,389 City in Washington
SeaTac 28,904 Airport in SeaTac, Washington, USA
Maple Valley 27,544 City in King County, Washington, United States

Distance to Other Cities

Renton distances to largest Washington cities