Renton, WA

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Population

99,692

1.21% growth

Median Age

35.8


Median Household Income

$70,661

6.98% growth

Poverty Rate

10.9%


Number of Employees

53,952

2.52% growth

Median Property Value

$339,800

8.39% growth

About

In 2017, Renton, WA had a population of 99.7k people with a median age of 35.8 and a median household income of $70,661. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Renton, WA grew from 98,499 to 99,692, a 1.21% increase and its median household income grew from $66,050 to $70,661, a 6.98% increase.

The population of Renton, WA is 45.8% White Alone, 22.4% Asian Alone, and 13.7% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Renton, WA speak a non-English language, and 86.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Renton, WA are Renton Technical College (1,127 degrees awarded in 2017) and Pima Medical Institute-Renton (550 degrees).

The median property value in Renton, WA is $339,800, and the homeownership rate is 51.4%. Most people in Renton, WA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 29.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Renton, WA is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Renton, WA employs 54k people. The largest industries in Renton, WA are Health Care & Social Assistance (7,786 people), Retail Trade (7,130 people), and Manufacturing (6,643 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($82,188), Public Administration ($71,481), and Information ($71,290).

Median household income in Renton, WA is $70,661. Males in Renton, WA have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $53,882. The income inequality in Renton, WA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.467, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$70,661

2017 value

± $1,920

6.98%

1 Year Growth

± 3.76%

Households in Renton, WA have a median annual income of $70,661, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $66,050 in 2016, which represents a 6.98% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$73,040

Average Male Salary

± $1,385

$53,882

Average Female Salary

± $1,130

In 2017, full-time male employees in Washington made 1.36 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $65,555 ± $3,156

  2. White

    $57,225 ± $943

  3. Two or More Races

    $46,049 ± $3,328

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Washington workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.15 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Renton, WA is from Washington.

0.467

2017 Wage GINI

0.467

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Washington was 0.467 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.104% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Washington was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Washington in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Washington across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 247.02

  2. Census Tract 319.06

  3. Census Tract 256.02

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Renton, WA was Census Tract 247.02 with a value of $115,104, followed by Census Tract 319.06 and Census Tract 256.02, with respective values of $109,375 and $106,985.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

10.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Renton, WA (10.9k out of 99.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males < 5 and then Females 35 - 44.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    4,291 ± 565

  2. Hispanic

    2,321 ± 479

  3. Asian

    1,840 ± 365

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Renton, WA is White, followed by Hispanic and Asian.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

54k

2017 Value

± 1,744

2.52%

1 Year growth

± 4.44%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Renton, WA grew at a rate of 2.52%, from 52.6k employees to 54k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Renton, WA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (6,521 people), Sales & Related Occupations (5,649 people), and Management Occupations (5,634 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Renton, WA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Renton, WA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (6,521 people), Sales & Related Occupations (5,649 people), and Management Occupations (5,634 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Renton, WA has an unusually high number of residents working as Architecture & Engineering Occupations (1.91 times higher than expected), Computer & Mathematical Occupations (1.85 times), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (1.21 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Renton, WA, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($91,362), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($86,919), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($85,536).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

54k

2017 Value

± 1,744

2.52%

1 Year growth

± 4.44%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Renton, WA grew at a rate of 2.52%, from 52.6k employees to 54k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Renton, WA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (7,786 people), Retail Trade (7,130 people), and Manufacturing (6,643 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Renton, WA, though some of these residents may live in Renton, WA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Renton, WA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (7,786 people), Retail Trade (7,130 people), and Manufacturing (6,643 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Renton, WA has an unusually high number of Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1.37 times higher than expected), Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.26 times), and Wholesale Trade (1.25 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Renton, WA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($82,188), Public Administration ($71,481), and Information ($71,290).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Washington to other states, or from other states to Washington.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $45.6B

  2. $39.9B

  3. $29B

In 2015, the top outbound Washington product (by dollars) was Transport equip. with $45.6B, followed by Mixed freight ($39.9B) and Misc. mfg. prods. ($29B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Washington products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$323B

2020 Value

$444B

Projected 2045 Value

37.4% growth

In 2020, total outbound Washington trade was $323B. This is expected to increase 37.4% to $444B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Washington trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Washington to other states, or from other states to Washington.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $29.1B

  2. $15.8B

  3. $10.3B

In 2015, the top outbound Washington domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Oregon with $29.1B, followed by California with $15.8B and Tennessee and $10.3B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Washington shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

90.3% of the population of Renton, WA has health coverage, with 56% on employee plans, 16.5% on Medicaid, 7.23% on Medicare, 9.43% on non-group plans, and 1.17% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Renton, WA was $7,913 in 2014. This is a 4% increase from the previous year ($7,609).

Primary care physicians in Renton, WA see 843 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.597% increase from the previous year (838 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 947 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 291 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Garfield County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14%). Additionally, Adams County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (36.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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843 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in King County, WA see an average of 843 patients per year. This represents a 0.597% increase from the previous year (838 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in King County, WA in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,913

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,328

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,851

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$8,997

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Washington (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4%, from $7,609 to $7,913.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

9.69%

Uninsured

56%

Employer Coverage

16.5%

Medicaid

7.23%

Medicare

9.43%

Non-Group

1.17%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Renton, WA declined by 15.7% from 11.5% to 9.69%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Renton, WA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 14% prevalence

  2. 13.6% prevalence

  3. 13.4% prevalence

Garfield County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Washington, at 14%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Washington by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Renton, WA is home to a population of 99.7k people, from which 86.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 28.6% of Renton, WA residents were born outside of the country (28.5k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Renton, WA is composed of 45.6k White Alone residents (45.8%), 22.3k Asian Alone residents (22.4%), 13.6k Hispanic or Latino residents (13.7%), 9.85k Black or African American Alone residents (9.88%), 6.09k Two or More Races residents (6.11%), 1.57k Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (1.58%), 431 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.432%), and 140 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.14%).

Age

Age by Nativity

32

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.8

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Renton, WA was 35.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 32, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Renton, WA are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Renton, WA residents was 36.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

28.6%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

28.5k people

28.2%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

27.8k people

As of 2017, 28.6% of Renton, WA residents (28.5k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Renton, WA was 28.2%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    237,445 ± 11,764 people

  2. Philippines

    67,799 ± 6,362 people

  3. India

    67,429 ± 6,345 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Washington was Mexico, the natal country of 237,445 Washington residents, followed by Philippines with 67,799 and India with 67,429.

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Citizenship

86.9%

2017 Citizenship

87.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 86.9% of Renton, WA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Renton, WA was 87.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    45.6k ± 1.48k

  2. Asian Alone

    22.3k ± 1.36k

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    13.6k ± 1.72k

In 2017, there were 2.04 times more White Alone residents (45.6k people) in Renton, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 22.3k Asian Alone and 13.6k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Renton, WA as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,377 ± 217

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    967 ± 239

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    785 ± 197

Renton, WA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.42 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Renton, WA awarded 1,677 degrees. The student population of Renton, WA is skewed towards men, with 2,688 male students and 1,763 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Renton, WA are White (747 and 44.7%), followed by Asian (332 and 19.9%), Hispanic or Latino (225 and 13.5%), and Black or African American (145 and 8.68%).

The largest universities in Renton, WA by number of degrees awarded are Renton Technical College (1,127 and 67.2%) and Pima Medical Institute-Renton (550 and 32.8%).

The most popular majors in Renton, WA are Medical Assistant (246 and 14.7%), Phlebotamy Technician (142 and 8.47%), and Veterinary Technician & Veterinary Assistant (112 and 6.68%).

The median tuition costs in Renton, WA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $3,518 and $3,518 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 90 degrees awarded

  2. 142 degrees awarded

  3. 94 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Renton, WA was Veterinary Technician & Veterinary Assistant with 90 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Renton, WA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,127 degrees awarded

  2. 550 degrees awarded

$3,518

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Renton, WA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Renton Technical College with 1,127 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

671

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,006

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 671 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Renton, WA, which is 0.667 times less than the 1,006 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    747 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    332 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    225 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Renton, WA were to White students. These 747 degrees mean that there were 2.25 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 332 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Renton, WA was $339,800 in 2017, which is 1.48 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $313,500 to $339,800, a 8.39% increase. The homeownership rate in Renton, WA is 51.4%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Renton, WA have an average commute time of 29.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Renton, WA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$339,800

2017 Median

± $7,139

$313,500

2016 Median

± $6,851

In 2017, the median property value in Renton, WA grew to to $339,800 from the previous year's value of $313,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Renton, WA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Renton, WA the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Household Income

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$70,661

Median Household Income

± $1,920

38.6k

Number of Households

± 1,391

In 2017, the median household income of the 38.6k households in Renton, WA grew to $70,661 from the previous year's value of $66,050.

The following chart displays the households in Renton, WA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Renton, WA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Renton, WA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

51.4%

2017 Homeownership

52%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 51.4% of the housing units in Renton, WA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 52%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Renton, WA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

29.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Renton, WA have a longer commute time (29.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.51% of the workforce in Renton, WA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    74.6%

  2. Carpooled

    11.1%

  3. Public Transit

    7.14%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Renton, WA was Drove Alone (74.6%), followed by those who Carpooled (11.1%) and those who Public Transit (7.14%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Renton, WA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Renton, WA have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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