Renton, Washington Population 2021

101,679
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Renton is a city located in Washington. With a 2020 population of 101,679, it is the 9th largest city in Washington and the 314th largest city in the United States. Renton is currently declining at a rate of -0.04% annually but its population has increased by 11.82% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 90,927 in 2010. Renton reached it's highest population of 101,981 in 2017. Spanning over 25 miles, Renton has a population density of 4,339 people per square mile.

The average household income in Renton is $99,213 with a poverty rate of 9.28%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,543 per month, and the median house value is $400,500. The median age in Renton is 36.2 years, 35.3 years for males, and 37 years for females. For every 100 females there are 101.5 males.

Renton Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Renton was:

  • White: 50.08%
  • Asian: 24.13%
  • Black or African American: 9.43%
  • Two or more races: 7.37%
  • Other race: 7.25%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 1.26%
  • Native American: 0.48%
The current population of Renton, Washington is 101,679, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 101,787.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 90,927.

Renton, Washington Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White50,82450.08%
Asian24,48924.13%
Black or African American9,5749.43%
Two or More Races7,4777.37%
Some Other Race7,3547.25%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1,2771.26%
American Indian and Alaska Native4890.48%
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Renton Population by Race

Renton Population Pyramid 2021

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Renton Median Age

36.2


Total

35.3


Male

37


Female

Renton Adults

There are 79,080 adults, (11,371 of whom are seniors) in Renton.

Renton Age Dependency

49.9

Age Dependency Ratio

16.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Renton Sex Ratio

Female

50,360

49.62%

Male

51,124

50.38%

Renton Population by Age

Renton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Renton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married67.5%32.5%
All52.2%47.8%
Male41.4%58.6%
Non Family40.4%59.6%
Female40.3%59.7%

52.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Renton Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All39,2462.5752.2
Married17,0313.367.5
Non Family14,8761.3840.4
Female4,7443.3340.3
Male2,5953.1541.4

3.17

Average Family Size

2.57

Average Household Size

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Renton Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,6035.05%
9th to 12th Grade2,7893.91%
High School Graduate16,08622.55%
Some College15,16621.26%
Associates Degree7,66010.74%
Bachelors Degree18,21825.53%
Graduate Degree7,82410.97%
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Renton Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Renton Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White35,36334,18613,697
Asian17,66915,3347,260
Hispanic8,1145,6841,583
Black6,4746,1522,262
Other Race4,3372,573525
Multiple Races3,3653,2771,374
Islander635635168
Native American40932970

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 41.09%.

Renton Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$48,657$53,287$42,169
Less Than High School$31,254$35,813$24,963
High School Grad$37,704$40,715$32,777
Some College$42,564$49,332$39,067
Bachelors Degree$62,378$71,063$52,456
Graduate Degree$83,365$93,229$70,981

$48,657

Average Earnings

$53,287

Average Male

$42,169

Average Female

Renton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Renton Language by Age

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Renton Language

62.22% of Renton residents speak only English, while 37.78% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 17.78% of the population.

Renton Language

Renton Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White45,0283,3687.48%
Black9,5171,68917.75%
Hispanic14,7751,60710.88%
Asian24,3731,4515.95%
Multiple7,4711,19916.05%
Other7,3436448.77%
Islander1,27747236.96%
Native4899519.43%

9.28%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.90%

Male Poverty Rate

9.67%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Renton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Renton is Islander, with 36.96% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Renton is Asian, with 5.95% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.98%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.10%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.39%.

Renton Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School14.29%
High School13.57%
Some College7.59%
Bachelors or Greater5.39%

Renton Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed26.34%
Female Unemployed20.50%
Female Employed5.28%
Male Employed3.95%

Renton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Renton Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$77,739$99,213
Families$86,903$110,816
Married Families$108,360$127,779
Non Families$57,959$72,178
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Income by Household Type

Renton Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

46.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.9%

Male Marriage Rate

45.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Renton Married by Age and Sex

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Renton Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Renton Marital Status by Race

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Renton Marital Status

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5,124

Number of Veterans

4,725

Male Veterans

399

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,363
Second Gulf War1,354
First Gulf War1,003
Korea266
World War II175

Renton Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 541,413
55 to 641,258
75+873
65 to 74871
18 to 34709

Renton Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3,8469.14%
Black5567.47%
Asian3801.98%
Hispanic1621.68%
2 or More1263.11%
Indian7314.93%
Other721.43%
Hawaiian719.17%

Renton Veterans by Race

Renton Veterans by Education

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11.91%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.82%

Veteran Disability Rate

Renton Veterans by Education

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71.2%

Labor Force Participation

68.6%

Employment Rate

3.7%

Unemployment Rate

Renton Employment by Age

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Renton Employment by Race

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Renton Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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41.27%

Born in Washington

71.35%

Native Born

28.65%

Foreign Born

13.37%

Non Citizen

15.28%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

71.35% of Renton residents were born in the United States, with 41.27% having been born in Washington. 13.37% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Renton Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021101,679-36-0.04%
2020101,715-36-0.04%
2019101,751-36-0.04%
2018101,787-194-0.19%
2017101,9814680.46%
2016101,5131,0581.05%
2015100,4551,8671.89%
201498,5881,4981.54%
201397,0901,1491.20%
201295,9411,8101.92%
201194,1311,7801.93%
201092,35142,2996.32%
200050,0528,3641.85%
199041,68810,6573.00%
198031,0315,1531.83%
197025,8787,4253.44%
196018,4532,4141.41%
195016,03911,55113.58%
19404,4884261.00%
19304,0627612.10%
19203,3015611.88%
19102,7400.00%

Renton Population by Year