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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A+
  12. Commute
    B
Renton is a town in Washington with a population of 101,054. Renton is in King County. Living in Renton offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Renton there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Renton and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Renton are above average.
About Renton...
Population
101,054

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$369,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,430
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    48%
  • Own
    52%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    158.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    4.9
    6.1
  • Rape
    51.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    107.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    527.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,354.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    901.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    19%
  • 35-44 years
    16%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Renton

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$74,756
National
$55,322
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I have never felt unsafe walking around Renton. It is a nice and quiet town which is very relaxing when coming from Seattle. The only issue I have with Renton is the night scene. I am in my mid 20's and just about everything closes around 9pm. I get off work at 10pm (in Seattle) and I'm unable to do anything after work since nearly everything is closed. That being said, the small downtown is growing, there are more and more fun businesses coming to Renton every year which makes me excited! Renton is a great place for small families since there are so many well maintained parks and trails.
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I've been living here my whole life and love living here. Its population is diverse and participation in the community has started to increase as I noticed that there has been electrical boxes and fire hydrants being painted. The community is becoming more colorful and with the increase in population, I believe that people will enjoy living here as well with the community events that pop up throughout the year!
Quiet, friendly neighborhoods within Renton. There are shops and stores with a 10 minute drive and Westfield Southcenter is less than 4 miles away! I’ve lived in Renton for 14 years and I don’t see myself living in any other city. Great work opportunities, family restaurants, and shopping boutiques within Renton. I have attended Renton Technical College for 3 years and that school has given me the tools for success - scholarship opportunities, helped me find a job related to my field of study, and has given me lifelong friendships.