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Renton is a city in King County, in the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue metro area.
The community was named for William Renton, an organizer of local coal operations.
The latitude of Renton is 47.483N. The longitude is -122.215W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 46 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 54,028.
The community incorporated in 1901.
With impending war, construction began on an airplane plant in 1941, when the Cedar River was diverted. Boeing has been building planes in the city ever since.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Renton demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the King County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Seattle area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 98056 ZIP code.
14% of Renton residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Renton ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Renton was $24,346, compared with $21,587 nationally.
28% of Renton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Renton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $650. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,349.
Libraries in Renton include Fairwood Library, Highlands Branch Library, Renton Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Renton include Renton Reporter
King County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Renton political report.
The average commute time for Renton workers is 28 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 11 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Renton between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.2 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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