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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″W / 47.48667, -122.19528
Country United States
State Washington
County King
Government
 - Mayor Kathy Keolker
Area
 - Total 17.3 sq mi (44.8 km²)
 - Land 17.0 sq mi (44.1 km²)
 - Water 0.3 sq mi (0.7 km²)
Elevation 46 ft (14 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 78,290
 - Density 1,331.5/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 53-57745GR2
GNIS feature ID 1512599GR3
Website: http://www.rentonwa.gov

Renton is a city in King County, Washington, USA, immediately southeast of Seattle. The population was 50,052 at the 2000 census. The Washington State Office of Financial Management estimates the 2007 Renton population at 60,290, a recent annex of Benson Hill added 18,000 residents for a total of 78,290. Renton's Growth Management Act Planning Area, including the city proper and the Potential Annexation Areas, PAAs, of Fairwood, Skyway, West Hill, and East Renton had a population of over 110,000 in 2000. Renton is a sister city of Nishiwaki, Japan and Cuautla, Jalisco, Mexico. Image File history File links Acap. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links City_of_renton_(wa,_usa)_seal. ... Image File history File links King_County_Washington_Incorporated_and_Unincorporated_areas_Renton_Highlighted. ... This list of countries, arranged alphabetically, gives an overview of countries of the world. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      The political units and divisions of the United States include: The 50 states... For the capital city of the United States, see Washington, D.C.. For other uses, see Washington (disambiguation). ... Washington counties This is a list of counties in Washington. ... King County redirects here; you may be looking for King County, Texas. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... To help compare orders of magnitude of different geographical regions, we list here areas between 1,000 km² and 10,000 km². See also areas of other orders of magnitude. ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... PST is UTC-8 The Pacific Standard Time Zone (PST) is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting eight hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) resulting in UTC-8. ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Although DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... PDT is UTC-7 The Pacific Time Zone observes standard time by subtracting eight hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC-8). ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Mr. ... Area code 425 is a telephone dialing code in Washington for the suburbs north and east of Seattle, particularly the Eastside, extending east to Snoqualmie and north to Everett. ... Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the U.S. Federal government for use by all (non-military) government agencies and by government contractors. ... GNIS (The Geographic Names Information System) contains name and locative information about almost two million physical and cultural features located throughout the United States of America and its Territories. ... King County redirects here; you may be looking for King County, Texas. ... For the capital city of the United States, see Washington, D.C.. For other uses, see Washington (disambiguation). ... Seattle redirects here. ... Sign denoting twin towns of Neckarsulm, Germany Town twinning is a concept whereby towns or cities in geographically and politically distinct areas are paired with the goal of fostering human contact and cultural links. ... Nishiwaki (西脇市; -shi) is a city located in Hyogo, Japan. ... Cuautla is a small town located in the state of Jalisco in western Mexico, close to the Pacific Ocean. ...


Based on per capita income, Renton ranks 100th of 522 areas in the state of Washington to be ranked. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

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History

Renton was incorporated as a city in 1901 (September 6) when coal mining and lumber harvesting were the most important economic activities in the area. The town's population boomed during World War II when Boeing built their Renton Factory to produce the B-29 Superfortress. The factory has continued to operate since then, and still produces 737 aircraft. It also produced the Jetfoil and Pegasus class hydrofoils in the 1970s. As of 2001, 40% of all commercial aircraft in the air were assembled in Renton. Boeing remains the largest employer in Renton, which is home to over 10,000 employees and three of the aerospace giant's six major business divisions: Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Boeing Capital Corporation and the Shared Services Group. The local newspaper in the 1970s, the Record Chronicle, proclaimed the city the jet capital of the world. Year 1901 (MCMI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday [1] of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... is the 249th day of the year (250th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA, TYO: 7661) is a major aerospace and defense corporation, originally founded by William Edward Boeing. ... The Boeing Renton, Washington Factory is a faclity owned by Boeing and is where Next-Generation Boeing 737s are built. ... The Boeing B-29 Superfortress was a four-engine heavy bomber propeller aircraft flown by the United States Army Air Forces in World War II and other military organizations afterwards. ... The Boeing 737 is an American short to medium range, single aisle, narrow body jet airliner. ...


Paccar has traditionally been a large employer in the city as well with its Kenworth Truck plant located in Renton's industrial area on the south end of Lake Washington. Game company Wizards of the Coast also is headquartered in Renton. Providence Health System has centralized certain of its operations in Renton and according to Mayor Koelker's 2007 State of the City address, expects to eventually have 1,000 workers at Southgate Office Park. PACCAR, Inc. ... Lake Washington is the second largest natural lake in Washington State, USA, after Lake Chelan, and the largest lake in King County. ... Wizards of the Coast (often referred to as WotC or simply Wizards) is a publisher of games, primarily based on fantasy and science fiction themes. ...


Jimi Hendrix, a Renton native, was buried in the city's Greenwood cemetery in 1970. Jimi Hendrix (November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970) was an American guitar virtuoso, singer and songwriter. ...


The city was involved in a 1986 Supreme Court case. In its decision on City of Renton v. Playtime Theatres, Inc., the Court upheld Renton's statute that no adult theater be located within 1,000 feet of a school, park, church, or residential zone; the Court rejected the theater owners' argument that the statute violated the First Amendment. Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      The Supreme Court of the United States (sometimes colloquially referred to by the... The first ten Amendments to the U.S. Constitution make up the Bill of Rights. ...


Another State Supreme Court Case involving Renton was Scoccolo Construction v City of Renton. The contractor prevailed after the City spent millions on litigation, making this an important precedent setting case for Washington State. [1]


Recently, owing to its location at the confluence of three major freeways (I-5, I-405, and SR-167), Renton has become home to a number of destination retailers that draw customers from around the state, including Fry's Electronics and IKEA. Renton was also the starting point for the Spirit of Washington Dinner Train, scheduled to stop service in the summer of 2007. Currently under construction and adjacent to Fry's Electronics is The Landing which is set to open in the fall of 2007. Located on a former Boeing property, it will feature 68 acres of retail shops, restaurants, and a cinema.[2] Also currently under construction is a new headquarters for the Seattle Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco,the corporate headquarters and training facility for the Seattle Seahawks. For specific systems, such as the Autobahns of Germany, see list of highway systems with full control of access and no cross traffic. ... Interstate 5 (abbreviated I-5) is the westernmost interstate highway in the continental United States. ... Map of Interstate 405 Interstate 405 (abbreviated I-405) in Washington is a 30-mile loop route that bypasses Seattle east of Lake Washington. ... Washington State Route 167 connects Interstate 5 in Tacoma with Interstate 405 in Renton. ... Frys Electronics is a specialty retailer of software, consumer electronics, computer hardware and household appliances with a chain of superstores headquartered in Silicon Valley. ... Map of countries with IKEA stores. ... The Spirit of Washington dinner train was a dinner train that operated for 15 years out of Renton, Washington, with trips heading from Renton to Woodinville and back, and then for ten months out of Tacoma, with trips heading from Tacoma to Lake Kapowsin near Mount Rainier. ... The facade of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. ... City Seattle, Washington Team colors Pacific Blue, Navy Blue, Neon Green, White Head Coach Mike Holmgren Owner Paul Allen General manager Tim Ruskell Mascot Blitz, and Taima the hawk League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1976–present) American Football Conference (1977-2001) AFC West (1977-2001) National Football Conference (1976...


New developments

Throughout the past 5 years, Renton has worked hard to shed its image as a blue collar city that is stuck in the past. Today, many new housing and retail developments are currently under construction or are in the early planning stages. The city has attracted big names throughout the years such as Boeing, IKEA, Kenworth, the Federal Reserve Bank, Seattle Seahawks Headquarters and the proposed King County Events Center which would be the new home of the Seattle Sonics NBA franchise and the Seattle Storm WNBA Franchise. The downtown core has seen the biggest impact of revitalization throughout the past few years, as a new transit center was constructed as well as many high-end condominiums and a farmers market. The biggest development in city history is currently under construction along the south shores of Lake Washington near Boeing. Known as "The Landing", this 68-acre urban development will bring many new restaurants and retailers to the city. The City has an annexation plan that would expand the city to over 130,000 in population. A resolution to annex one such area, a nearby plateau area referred to as Fairwood, was defeated in a special election. [2] The resolution to annex Benson Hill passed in a recent election adding approximately 18,000 residents to the city. [3] The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA, TYO: 7661) is a major aerospace and defense corporation, originally founded by William Edward Boeing. ... Map of countries with IKEA stores. ... The Kenworth Bug on the new T660 Kenworth is a manufacturer of medium and heavy-duty Class 8 trucks based in Kirkland, Washington, a suburb of Seattle. ... Federal Reserve Districts The United States Federal Reserve System consists of twelve Federal Reserve Banks, each responsible for a particular district, and some with branches. ... City Seattle, Washington Team colors Pacific Blue, Navy Blue, Neon Green, White Head Coach Mike Holmgren Owner Paul Allen General manager Tim Ruskell Mascot Blitz, and Taima the hawk League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1976–present) American Football Conference (1977-2001) AFC West (1977-2001) National Football Conference (1976... Categories: Basketball teams | Seattle sports | NBA teams | Basketball stubs ... For the soccer team of the same name, see Seattle Storm (soccer). ...


Geography

Renton is located at 47°29′12″N, 122°11′43″W (47.486622, -122.195163)GR1, on the southern shore of Lake Washington. Lake Washington is the second largest natural lake in Washington State, USA, after Lake Chelan, and the largest lake in King County. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 44.8 km² (17.3 mi²). 44.1 km² (17.0 mi²) of it is land and 0.7 km² (0.3 mi²) of it (1.62%) is water, most of which is the Cedar River. Potential Annexation Areas, PAAs, are not part of this city and should not be included in calculations. it is covered with many wonderful environments and trees. much of renton is city. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... The 45_mile_long Cedar River is located in central western Washington. ...


Demographics

Renton Public Library straddles the Cedar River
Renton Public Library straddles the Cedar River

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 50,052 people, 21,708 households, and 12,243 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,134.8/km² (2,939.7/mi²). There were 22,676 housing units at an average density of 514.1/km² (1,331.8/mi²). The ethnic makeup of the city was 68.14% White, 8.47% African American, 0.72% Native American, 13.37% Asian, 0.50% Pacific Islander, 4.24% from other ethnicities, and 4.57% from two or more ethnicities. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.63% of the population. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2048 × 1536 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2048 × 1536 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... For the peoples actually from the Caucasus, see Peoples of the Caucasus. ... An African American (also Afro-American, Black American, or simply black) is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ... Native Americans redirects here. ... Asian people[1] is a demonym for people from Asia. ... Pacific Islands (or Pacific Person, pl: Pacific People, also called Oceanic[s]), is a geographic term used in several places, such as New Zealand and the United States, to describe the inhabitants of any of the three major sub-regions of Oceania. ... Race and ethnicity in the United States Census, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Hispanic flag, not widely used. ... For the Brazilian pop singer, see Latino (singer). ...


There were 21,708 households out of which 26.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.9% were married couples living together, 10.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.6% were non-families. 34.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.96. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 21.8% under the age of 18, 10.2% from 18 to 24, 36.9% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, and 10.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 98.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.9 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $45,820, and the median income for a family was $55,747. Males had a median income of $40,765 versus $31,543 for females. The per capita income for the city was $24,346. About 7.0% of families and 9.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.5% of those under age 18 and 8.4% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


References

  1. ^ UCAW Legislation
  2. ^ Lakeshore Landing [1]

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Renton, Washington - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (699 words)
Based on per capita income, Renton ranks 100th of 522 areas in the state of Washington to be ranked.
Renton was incorporated as a city in 1901 (September 6) when coal mining and lumber harvesting were the most important economic activities in the area.
Jimi Hendrix was buried in the Greenwood cemetery in Renton in 1970.
East Renton Highlands, Washington - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (480 words)
East Renton Highlands is a census-designated place located in King County, Washington.
Based on per capita income, one of the more reliable measures of affluence, East Renton Highlands ranks 62nd of 522 areas in the state of Washington to be ranked.
On the national level, the East Renton Highlands lean toward the Democratic Party.
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