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Renton has the 228th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 9.1% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Renton is part of the Seattle metro area. Unemployment in the Seattle area is 4%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting worse. Seattle has the 11th largest local economy in the US, and a high cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Renton is above average at $61,000, and the median cost of a home in Renton is $282,400, which is above the national average. 31% of workers in Renton hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 88% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Renton. 65% of Renton workers drive to work alone, 11% take public transit, 10% carpool, and 13% walk. People in Renton spend an average of 28 minutes commuting to work, which is longer than the national average of 26 minutes.

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WorkSource Renton-WorkSource Center Serving King County

500 SW 7th Street
Suite 100
Renton, WA 98057