Renton, WA

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Renton, WA Real Estate Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q1 2019. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2017 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

Renton Housing Market Information

With 101,379 people, 38,563 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $442,713, real estate costs in Renton are among some of the highest in the nation, although house prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive Washington communities.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Renton, accounting for 50.29% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Renton include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 36.09%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 7.38%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 4.17%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Renton are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 51.45% owning and 48.55% renting.

There is a lot of housing in Renton built from 1970 to 1999 so parts of town may have that "Brady Bunch" look of homes popular in the '70s and early '80s, although some of these houses were built up through the early '90s as well. There is also a lot of housing in Renton built between 2000 and later ( 26.39%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 1940-1969 ( 23.61%). There's also some housing in Renton built before 1939 ( 4.07%).

Renton Home Appreciation Rates

In the last 10 years, Renton has experienced some of the highest home appreciation rates of any community in the nation. Renton real estate appreciated 37.85% over the last ten years, which is an average annual home appreciation rate of 3.26%, putting Renton in the top 20% nationally for real estate appreciation. If you are a home buyer or real estate investor, Renton definitely has a track record of being one of the best long term real estate investments in America through the last ten years.

NeighborhoodScout's data show that during the latest twelve months, Renton's appreciation rate, at 4.01%, has been at or slightly above the national average. In the latest quarter, Renton's appreciation rate has been -0.23%, which annualizes to a rate of -0.93%.

Relative to Washington, our data show that Renton's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 80% of the other cities and towns in Washington.

One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the city. Individual neighborhoods within Renton differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Renton - or in any city or town - that have the best track record of real estate appreciation, by the latest quarter, the last year, 2 years, 5 years, 10 years, or even since 2000, to assist you in making the best Renton real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,387,000 0.7
$1,040,001 - $1,387,000 2.0
$694,001 - $1,040,000 14.8
$555,001 - $694,000 17.4
$416,001 - $555,000 25.1
$277,001 - $416,000 21.1
$139,001 - $277,000 11.7
$69,001 - $139,000 2.7
$0 - $69,000 4.6

High for WA
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
9.05109489051095 20.1413427561837

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Renton Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2018 Q4 - 2019 Q1
Last 12 Months:
2018 Q1 - 2019 Q1
Last 2 Years:
2017 Q1 - 2019 Q1
Last 5 Years:
2014 Q1 - 2019 Q1
Last 10 Years:
2009 Q1 - 2019 Q1
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2019 Q1
118.62% 4.15%
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$2,190 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 51.45
Renters 48.55
Vacant 4.77

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 26.4
1970 - 1999 45.9
1940 - 1969 23.6
1939 or Older 4.1

Types of Homes

Single-Family 50.3
Townhomes 4.2
Small Apt. Buildings 7.4
Apt. Complexes 36.1
Mobile Homes 1.9
Other 0.1

Home Size

No Bedroom 3.51
1 Bedroom 13.96
2 Bedrooms 29.39
3 Bedrooms 31.38
4 Bedrooms 16.82
5 or more bedrooms 4.95