Renton, Washington

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Renton, Washington
City
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Flag of Renton, Washington
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Official seal of Renton, Washington
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Location of Renton in King County and Washington
Location of Renton in
King County and Washington
Coordinates: 47°29′12″N 122°11′43″WCoordinates: 47°29′12″N 122°11′43″W
Country United States
State Washington
County King
Government
 • Mayor Denis Law
Area[1]
 • Total 23.54 sq mi (60.97 km2)
 • Land 23.12 sq mi (59.88 km2)
 • Water 0.42 sq mi (1.09 km2)
Elevation 46–410 ft (14–125 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 90,927
 • Estimate (2013[3]) 97,003
 • Density 3,932.8/sq mi (1,518.5/km2)
City Proper
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP codes 98055, 98056, 98057, 98058, 98059
Area code(s) 425
FIPS code 53-57745
GNIS feature ID 1512599[4]
Website www.rentonwa.gov

Renton is a city in King County, Washington, United States. Situated 11 miles (18 km) southeast of downtown Seattle, Washington, Renton straddles the southeast shore of Lake Washington, at the mouth of the Cedar River. While long an important salmon fishing area for Native Americans, Renton was first settled by people of European descent in the 1860s, and its early economy was based on coal mining, clay production, and timber export. Today, Renton is best known as the final assembly point for the Boeing 737 family of commercial airplanes, but it is also home to a growing number of well known manufacturing, technology, and service companies, including Boeing, Paccar, Parallels, Inc., Providence Health & Services, and Wizards of the Coast. The population was 90,927 at the 2010 census. Renton currently contains the 8th largest population in the state, and is the 4th largest in King County. The National Football League‘s Seattle Seahawks have a training facility in Renton. It is the second-largest facility in the NFL at 200,000 square feet (19,000 m2).