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Welcome to Renton ...

The city of Renton is located on Puget Sound.

Renton is located in King County<1>.

The community of Renton was established in 1901.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Renton has a population of 101,708 people<2> (see below for details).

Renton is 40 feet [12 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Renton lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Renton: (425)

The ZIP code for Renton: 98057<4>

Websites for Renton ...

Official Website:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Renton had an population of 101,708 people. This is an increase of 11.86% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 103.2% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Renton had a population of 90,927 people. This makes Renton the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Renton represents 1.35% of the population of Washington (which has 6,724,540 people), making it the state's 9th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 90,927 people, the population of Renton increased 81.67% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 50,052 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Renton.

Communities Also Named Renton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 3 communities that are also named Renton - they are located in Michigan, Ontario and Pennsylvania.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Renton.

Communities near Renton ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Renton.

  • Seattle
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest)
  • Tacoma
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest)
  • Bellevue
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the north)
  • Kent
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kent
    • Kent is located in King County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 130,676 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kent <5>
  • Federal Way
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the south)
  • Kirkland
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the north)
  • Auburn
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the south)
  • Redmond
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the north)
  • Sammamish
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast)
  • Shoreline
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Renton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Renton.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Renton. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Renton.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Renton. Our list includes 22 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Renton.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Renton ...

Looking for more information about Renton? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Renton, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Renton.

Adding Renton to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Renton in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Renton was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Renton on a map titled Auto Trails Map of Washington (1925).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Renton.

The official website for Renton:

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Washington's counties, including King, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Renton.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Renton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Renton). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Renton or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.


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