is a city in King County
, United States
. Situated 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
, 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 .