Renton, Washington

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Renton, Washington
City
Location of Renton in
King County and Washington
Coordinates: 47°29′12″N 122°11′43″W / 47.48667°N 122.19528°W / 47.48667; -122.19528Coordinates: 47°29′12″N 122°11′43″W / 47.48667°N 122.19528°W / 47.48667; -122.19528
Country United States
State Washington
County King
Government
 • Mayor Denis Law.
Area
 • Total 22.3 sq mi (44.8 km2)
 • Land 22.0 sq mi (44.1 km2)
 • Water 0.3 sq mi (0.7 km2)
Elevation 46-410 ft (14-125 m)
Population (2008)
 • Total 78,780
 • Density 1,332/sq mi (514.1/km2)
  City Proper
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP codes 98055-98059
Area code(s) 425
FIPS code 53-57745[1]
GNIS feature ID 1512599[2]

Renton is a city in King County, Washington, United States. It is 13 miles (21 km) southeast of Seattle, Washington. Renton is on the southeast shore of Lake Washington. At the 2000 census, 50,052 people lived there. As of April 1, 2008, there were about 78,780 people.[3] The number of people increased a lot because of the addition[3] of the Benson Hill communities directly southeast of the city. According to the data from the Office of Financial Management, Renton is the 11th largest city in Washington, and 5th largest in King County.[3]

Based on per capita income, Renton ranks 100th of 522 areas ranked in the state of Washington.[3]

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