Living in Federal Way, WA

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Updated: 2020-03-11

Federal Way SnackAbility

8
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
9
Affordability
5
Diversity
10
Safety
4
Amenities
9.5
Education
8
Commute
3

Federal Way, WA Crime Report

4,938
Total Crimes
5,051.0
Total Crimes / 100k People
96.66%
Above National Average

Federal Way, WA Cost Of Living

131
Federal Way's Overall Cost Of Living
1.3x
Higher Than The National Average

Federal Way, Washington Info Snack

Federal Way is a city in King County, Washington, United States. It is a coastal city inside the Seattle metropolitan area. Its southwestern boundary is NE Tacoma Puget Sound, to the south is the cities of Milton, then Fife, then Tacoma. It is bordered by Des Moines and Kent on the northeast, Auburn as well as the town of Lakeland North and Lakeland South in unincorporated King County on the east, Milton on the south, and Tacoma as well as Fife Heights and Dash Point in unincorporated Pierce County on the southwest. The population was 95,171 at the 2015 United States Census. Federal Way is currently the 9th largest city in Washington State and the 5th largest in King County, according to the Census Bureau's 2015 population estimate.
Population
96,110
Unemployment
6.5%
Poverty
12.7%
Median Home
$307,100
Median Income
$66,011
Median Rent
$1,224

Federal Way, WA Photos

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Rankings for Federal Way in Washington

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3

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5

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Map Of Federal Way, WA

Population over time in Federal Way

Year Population % Change
2017 96,110 1.3%
2016 94,905 1.0%
2015 93,986 1.2%
2014 92,859 1.3%
2013 91,676 1.1%
2012 90,720 1.1%
2011 89,691 1.0%
2010 88,787 1.1%
2009 87,792 -
Crime/100k Federal Way WA USA
Violent Crime 468.5 311.5 368.9
Murder 0.0 3.1 5.0
Robbery 214.8 73.9 86.2
Aggravated Assault 201.5 189.1 246.8
Property Crime 4582.6 2946.2 2199.5
Burglary 683.3 533.5 376.0
Larceny 3111.6 2045.4 1594.6
Car Theft 787.6 367.3 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Federal Way

White
45.4% (43,648)
African American
13.1% (12,552)
American Indian
0.7% (635)
Asian
13.4% (12,920)
Hawaiian
2.6% (2,453)
Other
0.3% (258)
Two Or More
6.0% (5,812)
Hispanic
18.6% (17,832)
Race Federal Way WA USA
White 45.4% 69.1% 61.1%
African American 13.1% 3.6% 12.3%
American Indian 0.7% 1.1% 0.7%
Asian 13.4% 8.3% 5.4%
Hawaiian 2.6% 0.6% 0.2%
Other 0.3% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 6.0% 4.7% 2.4%
Hispanic 18.6% 12.5% 17.8%

Household Income For Federal Way, Washington

Less than $10,000
5.2% (501,974)
$10,000 to $14,999
3.5% (339,328)
$15,000 to $24,999
6.1% (584,261)
$25,000 to $34,999
8.8% (842,679)
$35,000 to $49,999
12.9% (1,237,048)
$50,000 to $74,999
20.0% (1,922,034)
$75,000 to $99,999
13.6% (1,308,051)
$100,000 to $149,999
18.0% (1,726,914)
$150,000 to $199,999
6.8% (650,310)
$200,000 or more
5.2% (498,397)
Income Federal Way WA USA
Less than $10,000 5.2% 5.2% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 3.5% 3.4% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 6.1% 7.3% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 8.8% 7.8% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 12.9% 11.8% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 20.0% 17.7% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 13.6% 13.6% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 18.0% 17.1% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 6.8% 7.7% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 5.2% 8.4% 7.0%

Gender in Federal Way

Female
50.1% (48,175)
Male
49.9% (47,935)
Gender Federal Way WA USA
Female 50.1% 50.0% 50.8%
Male 49.9% 50.0% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Federal Way for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
5.0% (4,805)
9-12th Grade
6.0% (5,766)
High School / GED
25.0% (24,027)
Some College
25.0% (24,027)
Associate's Degree
12.0% (11,533)
Bachelor's Degree
19.0% (18,260)
Master's Degree
6.0% (5,766)
Professional Degree
1.0% (961)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (961)
Education Federal Way WA USA
< 9th Grade 5.0% 4.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 6.0% 5.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 25.0% 22.0% 27.0%
Some College 25.0% 24.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 12.0% 10.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 19.0% 22.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 6.0% 9.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 1.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 2.0% 1.0%

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