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Renton Apartments
Last updated April 12 2024 at 12:07 PM

Renton, WA
159 Apartments for Rent

Renton Apartment Renter's Guide

Overview


Population: 101,751
Population Density: 4,342 people/sq mile
Median Age: 37
Percentage of Family Households: 61%
Median Annual Income: $83,699 / year
Median Rent: $1,753 / month

What locals are saying

Shh, can you hear that? That’s the sound of psychedelic guitar rifs blowing in on the Puget Sound breeze. You hear that because you’re moving to Renton, Washington, the birthplace (and final resting place, for all you pilgrims of rock) of Jimi Hendrix. Jimi may be long gone, but these days Renton is a bustling city of 90,000 situated a blessed eleven miles from the land of Starbucks and the Space Needle itself, Seattle. Renton may be a former dreary coal manufacturing hub, but believe you me - these days it’s known for its affordable rents and rising star in Washington’s West Coast scene. Whether you’re searching for yesterday’s Seattle grunge, a lucrative aviation job or just a really great cup of coffee and a rainy day, Renton has you covered on all fronts. Now let’s throw on your flannel shirt and Birkenstocks and get down to rocking out on your apartment hunt.

Though Jimi Hendrix’s roots were in Renton, the city (particularly when he lived here) wasn’t really all that rock-n-roll

Renton Demographics


How diverse is Renton?

The representation of ethnic minorities in Renton is higher than the national average. The eight main ethnic groups that make up the population of Renton are White (37.2%), Asian (26.1%), Hispanic Or Latino (20.2%), Two Or More (8%), Black Or African American (7%), Native Hawaiian Or Other Pacific Islander (0.8%), Other (0.5%), and American Indian Or Alaska Native (0.2%).

What does the age breakdown look like for Renton residents?

The median age in Renton is 37 while the most populous age group of residents is the under 20 group.

How diverse is Renton?

The representation of ethnic minorities in Renton is higher than the national average. The eight main ethnic groups that make up the population of Renton are White (37.2%), Asian (26.1%), Hispanic Or Latino (20.2%), Two Or More (8%), Black Or African American (7%), Native Hawaiian Or Other Pacific Islander (0.8%), Other (0.5%), and American Indian Or Alaska Native (0.2%).

What does the age breakdown look like for Renton residents?

The median age in Renton is 37 while the most populous age group of residents is the under 20 group.

Renton Crime


Overall Crime

High
Overall crime in Renton is high in comparison to the national average.

Violent Crime

Below Average
The level of violent crime in Renton is below average compared to the national average violent crime rate.

Property Crime

High
The level of property crime in Renton is high compared to the national average property crime rate.

Top Schools in Renton


Elementary Schools

7 /10
Maplewood Heights Elementary School
Public
K-5
Public
K-5
806 Students
10 Reviews
806
Students
10 Reviews
6 /10
Kennydale Elementary School
Public
K-5
Public
K-5
654 Students
8 Reviews
654
Students
8 Reviews
4 /10
Highlands Elementary School
Public
K-5
Public
K-5
514 Students
5 Reviews
514
Students
5 Reviews

Middle Schools

5 /10
Mcknight Middle School
Public
6-8
Public
6-8
873 Students
12 Reviews
873
Students
12 Reviews
3 /10
Nelsen Middle School
Public
6-8
Public
6-8
1,009 Students
9 Reviews
1,009
Students
9 Reviews

High Schools

5 /10
Hazen Senior High School
Public
9-12
Public
9-12
1,650 Students
9 Reviews
1,650
Students
9 Reviews
4 /10
Lindbergh Senior High School
Public
9-12
Public
9-12
1,258 Students
9 Reviews
1,258
Students
9 Reviews
3 /10
Renton Senior High School
Public
9-12
Public
9-12
1,340 Students
3 Reviews
1,340
Students
3 Reviews

What Renters Say about Renton


Apartment List has released the results for Renton from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters nationwide, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the country’s 111 million renters.
"Renton renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "With expensive rents in tech hubs, it comes as no surprise that cost of living is a source of dissatisfaction in Renton."
74%
Parks and Outdoor Activities
51%
Jobs and Career Opportunities
48%
Safety and Crime Rate
46%
Pet Friendliness
45%
Quality of Schools
43%
Weather
39%
Social Life
38%
Public Transit
37%
Commute Time
21%
State and Local Taxes
21%
Affordability
21%
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Average rent in Renton, Washington

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The average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Renton is $1,870, while the average rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $2,316. Rent rates updated 8 days ago
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Find an apartment for rent in Renton, WA


Searching for an apartment for rent in Renton, WA? Look no further! Apartment List will help you find a perfect apartment near you. There are 159 available rental units listed on Apartment List in Renton. Click on listings to see photos, floorplans, amenities, prices and availability, and much more!

The average rent in Renton is $1,977 for a studio, $1,870 for a one-bedroom apartment, and $2,316 for a two-bedroom apartment. If you are looking for a deal, keep an eye out for a red pulsing icon that indicates rent specials.

Tired of browsing? Take our personalized quiz. You’ll answer a couple of simple questions and we’ll put together a list of Renton apartments that are best for you. We’ll also factor in your commute, budget, and preferred amenities. Looking for a pet-friendly rental, or an apartment with in-unit washer and dryer? No problem, we’ll provide you with apartments that match that criteria.

You can trust Apartment List to help you find your next Renton, WA apartment rental! After all, everyone deserves a home they love.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How much is rent in Renton?

In Renton, the average rent is $1,977 for a studio, $1,870 for a 1-bedroom, $2,316 for a 2-bedroom, and $2,867 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Renton, check out our monthly Renton Rent Report.

How can I find a cheap apartment in Renton?

You can find the lowest-priced apartments in Renton by using the cheap apartments filter.

How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Renton?

You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Renton apartments that allow pets.

How much should I pay for rent in Renton?

The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in Renton.

How can I find off-campus housing in Renton?

You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Renton. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include City University of Seattle, Seattle Central College, Seattle University, Seattle Pacific University, and University of Washington-Seattle Campus.