Most Expensive Renton Neighborhoods
Renton is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 98,404 people and 26 constituent neighborhoods, Renton is the ninth largest community in Washington.
Renton home prices are not only among the most expensive in Washington, but Renton real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Renton is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Renton is a city of sales and office workers, professionals and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Renton who work in office and administrative support (13.22%), sales jobs (10.62%) and management occupations (9.15%).
Also of interest is that Renton has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One thing noticeable about Renton, although not a huge city, is that it has a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. That’s because Renton is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Renton a pretty good place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.
One downside of living in Renton is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Renton, the average commute to work is 30.25 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the city, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
For the size of the city, public transportation in Renton is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Renton, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.
The overall education level of Renton citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 31.73% of adults in Renton have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
The per capita income in Renton in 2010 was $32,136, which is upper middle income relative to Washington, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $128,544 for a family of four. However, Renton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Renton is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Renton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Renton residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Renton also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 13.59% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Renton include German, Irish, English, Norwegian, Swedish and Italian.
Renton also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 28.46%.
The languages spoken by people in Renton are also diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in Renton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese and Tagalog.
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||37,207|
|RENTON HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||52.82%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||47.18%|
|TYPE OF RENTON HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||51.82%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||4.02%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||7.06%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||34.85%|
|SIZE OF RENTON HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||4.38%|
|AGE OF RENTON HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||24.84%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||43.87%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||27.19%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||4.10%|
|RENTON REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$399,728|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$1,668|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $70,000||5.67%|
|$70,001 - $140,000||2.22%|
|$140,001 - $280,000||16.31%|
|$280,001 - $420,000||31.19%|
|$420,001 - $559,000||24.78%|
|$559,001 - $699,000||11.93%|
|$699,001 - $1,049,000||6.62%|
|$1,049,001 - $1,399,000||0.56%|
|PEOPLE OF RENTON||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||7.49%|
|5 TO 17||15.10%|
|18 TO 24||7.80%|
|25 TO 34||18.72%|
|35 TO 54||30.17%|
|55 TO 64||10.64%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||10.08%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||88.43%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$65,223|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$32,136|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||12.48%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Manufacturing (14.88%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (7.03%)
Information Technology (3.37%)
Public Service (3.12%)
Real estate (2.50%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||10.34%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.56%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.87%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||6.11%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||7.69%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||13.59%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||German (12.07%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (64.23%)
African languages (1.83%)
Slavic languages (1.62%)
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