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Welcome to Renton ...

The city of Renton is located on Puget Sound.

Renton is located in King County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Renton has a population of 101,751 people<2> (see below for details).

The community of Renton was established in 1901.

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

Renton is within the (425) area code.

The ZIP code for Renton: 98057<4>

Websites for Renton ...

Official Website: www.ci.renton.wa.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Renton had an population of 101,751 people. This is an increase of 11.9% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 103.29% 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 total 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 (which had a count of 50,052 people).

More information can be found on the Census 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.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Renton was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Renton on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Renton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have 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 [King County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seattle
    • Seattle [King County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Renton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 753,675 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seattle
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Seattle<6>
  • Tacoma [Pierce County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tacoma
    • Tacoma [Pierce County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southwest of Renton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 217,827 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tacoma
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tacoma<6>
  • Bellevue [King County]
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    • Bellevue [King County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the north of Renton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 148,164 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bellevue
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bellevue<6>
  • Kent [King County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kent
    • Kent [King County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the south of Renton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 132,319 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kent
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kent<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Federal Way [King County]
    • Kirkland [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kirkland
      • Kirkland [King County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the north of Renton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 93,010 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kirkland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kirkland<6>
    • Auburn [King County]
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      • Auburn [King County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the south of Renton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 81,464 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Auburn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Auburn<6>
    • Redmond [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Redmond
      • Redmond [King County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the north of Renton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 71,929 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Redmond
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Redmond<6>
    • Sammamish [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sammamish
      • Sammamish [King County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Renton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 65,892 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sammamish
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sammamish<6>
    • Shoreline [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shoreline
      • Shoreline [King County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of Renton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 57,027 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shoreline
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shoreline<6>

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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Washington

About King County

About Washington

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Renton: www.ci.renton.wa.us/

The official website for King County: www.metrokc.gov/

The official website for State of Washington: https://access.wa.gov/

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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Renton) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Renton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from RentonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Renton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.4851, Longitude: -122.2175    
<6>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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