The small city of Renton, Washington is home to approximately 99,000 residents. It's a great place to start a career, as young professionals make up a larger portion of the population here (18%) than nationally (15%), while retirees account for a smaller percentage of the city. Overall, the city's residents, at an average age of just under 37, skew younger than most cities in Washington. Residents are fairly evenly split between owning (52%) and renting (48%) their home despite an average rent of $1,371/month, substantially higher than the state average of $1,208.
Compared to the national average (21%), Renton has a relatively large percentage of residents older than 25 with a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree (26%). There are plenty of industries from which to choose in Renton. The five most common are retail, healthcare, manufacturing, entertainment, and scientific. Combined, these industries make up 34% of the city's labor force. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many of the city's residents work in sales, which ranks as the top profession in the city. Renton workers earn an average annual income of around $84,000, roughly the same as the average Washington resident. Renton, however, compares more favorably to the national average of $73,345.
Renton has an average commute time of about 34 minutes, longer than the Washington average of about 29 minutes. Driving a car or truck is the most common means of commuting to work, chosen by 46% of commuters, while public transit is used by just 4% of the population. Walking isn't a common method of commuting to work.