Federal Way, Washington

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Population in 2013: 92,734 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +11.4%
 
Males: 45,675  (49.3%)
Females: 47,059  (50.7%)
Median resident age:  34.9 years
Washington median age:  37.0 years

Zip codes: 98003.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $49,976 (it was $49,278 in 2000)
Federal Way:

$49,976
WA:

$57,573
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $25,808 (it was $22,451 in 2000)

Federal Way city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $228,200 (it was $165,300 in 2000)
Federal Way:

$228,200
WA:

$243,000
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $314,483; Detached houses: $347,145; Townhouses or other attached units: $207,561; In 2-unit structures: $268,172; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $170,894; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $170,597; Mobile homes: $87,667; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $8,602

Median gross rent in 2012: $1,013.

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  • White alone - 45,459 (49.4%)
  • Hispanic - 17,048 (18.5%)
  • Asian alone - 10,656 (11.6%)
  • Black alone - 8,783 (9.6%)
  • Two or more races - 6,149 (6.7%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1,959 (2.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 1,563 (1.7%)
  • Other race alone - 316 (0.3%)

Races in Federal Way detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Federal Way: 111.1 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (13.1%), Irish (7.5%), English (5.9%), Norwegian (3.5%), United States (2.6%), French (2.5%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Incorporated in 1990

Elevation: 500 feet

Land area: 21.0 square miles.

Population density: 4,410 people per square mile   (average).

Federal Way,WA real estate house value index trend

Federal Way, Washington map

For population 25 years and over in Federal Way:

  • High school or higher: 90.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.6%
  • Unemployed: 6.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Federal Way city:

  • Never married: 33.2%
  • Now married: 50.5%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 4.2%
  • Divorced: 9.6%

21,302 residents are foreign born (8.5% Asia, 3.8% Europe).

This city:  23.2%
Washington:  13.3%



According to our research of Washington and other state lists there were 14 registered sex offenders living in Federal Way, Washington as of July 07, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Federal Way to the number of sex offenders is 6,567 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $3,047 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,807 (1.3%)

Federal Way satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Seattle, WA (21.7 miles , pop. 563,374).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (937.8 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Lakeland North, WA (1.8 miles ), Lakeland South, WA (1.9 miles ), Fife Heights, WA (1.9 miles ), Dash Point, WA (2.0 miles ), Algona, WA (2.1 miles ), Milton, WA (2.1 miles ), Browns Point, WA (2.2 miles ), Pacific, WA (2.3 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 151 buildings, average cost: $187,700
  • 1998: 104 buildings, average cost: $199,800
  • 1999: 117 buildings, average cost: $196,400
  • 2000: 42 buildings, average cost: $241,700
  • 2001: 22 buildings, average cost: $194,100
  • 2002: 152 buildings, average cost: $227,900
  • 2003: 115 buildings, average cost: $243,000
  • 2004: 112 buildings, average cost: $255,300
  • 2005: 278 buildings, average cost: $264,800
  • 2006: 198 buildings, average cost: $277,600
  • 2007: 127 buildings, average cost: $331,700
  • 2008: 35 buildings, average cost: $418,000
  • 2009: 21 buildings, average cost: $331,200
  • 2010: 47 buildings, average cost: $286,400
  • 2011: 57 buildings, average cost: $280,700
  • 2012: 78 buildings, average cost: $305,600

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 47.31 N, Longitude: 122.34 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -13,432 (-14.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 11,113 (25.1%)

Federal Way household income distribution Federal Way home values distribution

Property values in Federal Way, WA


Crime rates in Federal Way by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2012
Murders 644206138553
per 100,000 7.94.74.72.40.07.31.23.69.45.95.83.3
Rapes 434934505055644830515043
per 100,000 56.457.939.760.260.566.775.757.135.460.658.446.8
Robberies 128125108125121153146129170198152106
per 100,000 168.0147.8126.0150.6146.4185.6172.7153.5200.5235.1177.5115.2
Assaults 158141120120109101120107115115118144
per 100,000 207.4166.7140.0144.5131.8122.5142.0127.3135.7136.5137.8156.6
Burglaries 533522677672759800753739800741828944
per 100,000 699.7617.1789.7809.4918.1970.2891.0879.5943.7879.8967.01026.3
Thefts 3,0723,5163,3473,1453,2573,7863,2303,1592,9333,2313,1413,364
per 100,000 4032.74156.83904.23788.23939.54591.53821.83759.63459.73836.43668.43657.4
Auto thefts 8491,1801,2061,2041,1181,5731,199939816561741798
per 100,000 1114.51395.01406.81450.31352.31907.71418.71117.5962.5666.1865.4867.6
Arson 36182914252526191313119
per 100,000 47.321.333.816.930.230.330.822.615.315.412.89.8
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 304.6) 474.5476.9452.0473.5470.8579.5495.1446.7436.4447.5443.7416.9

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Federal Way detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 150 (122 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.33
Washington average:

1.47

Federal Way tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.2%
Washington:

5.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +15,658 (+23.2%).
Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (11%)
  • Transportation equipment (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
  • Health care (14%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Transportation equipment (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Computer specialists (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)
  • Customer service representatives (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)

Work and jobs in Federal Way: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Federal Way, Washington

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Federal Way-area historical earthquake activity is near Washington state average. It is 152% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 8.7 miles away from the city center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.5 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.8 MW, Depth: 32.2 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 19.1 miles away from Federal Way center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
On 4/29/1965 at 15:28:43, a magnitude 6.6 (6.6 UK) earthquake occurred 0.4 miles away from the city center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
On 7/3/1999 at 01:43:54, a magnitude 5.8 (5.4 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, 5.3 ME, Depth: 25.2 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 45.6 miles away from the city center
On 5/3/1996 at 04:04:22, a magnitude 5.5 (5.2 MB, 5.3 MD, 5.5 ML, Depth: 2.5 mi) earthquake occurred 45.5 miles away from Federal Way center
On 2/14/1981 at 06:09:27, a magnitude 5.5 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.5 ML) earthquake occurred 60.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), energy magnitude (ME), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in King County (26) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 25
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 18, Storms: 15, Mudslides: 8, Landslides: 6, Winter Storms: 5, Earthquakes: 2, Heavy Rains: 2, Winds: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Federal Way topographic map

Birthplace of: Ariana Kukors - College swimmer, Kelyn Rowe - Soccer player, Michael McGrady - Actor, Tyler Young - Activist, Hank Conger - Baseball player, Leighton O'Brien - Major League Soccer player (Real Salt Lake, born: Mar 14, 1976), Marc Axton - College basketball player (Eastern Wash. Eagles), Shaun Bodiford - Player of football, Virgil Matthews - College basketball player (Montana Grizzlies).

Main business address for: WEYERHAEUSER CO (LUMBER & WOOD PRODUCTS (NO FURNITURE)).

Hospitals and medical centers in Federal Way:

  • ST FRANCIS COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Church, 34515 9TH AVENUE SOUTH)
  • FEDERAL WAY COMMUNITY DIALYSIS CENTER (1015 S 348TH ST)
  • SIGNATURE HOME HEATLH (33710 9TH AVE S STE 15)
  • AVALON CARE CENTER - FEDERAL WAY (135 SOUTH 336TH STREET)
  • GARDEN TERRACE ALZHEIMER'S CENTER OF EXCELLENCE (491 SOUTH 338TH STREET)
  • HALLMARK MANOR (32300 FIRST AVENUE SOUTH)
  • LIFE CARE CENTER OF FEDERAL WAY (1045 SOUTH 308TH STREET)

Amtrak stations near Federal Way:

  • 7 miles: TACOMA (1001 PUYALLUP AVE.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.
  • 20 miles: SEATTLE (303 S. JACKSON ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Colleges/Universities in Federal Way:

  • DeVry University-Washington (Full-time enrollment: 829; Location: 3600 S 344th Way; Private, for-profit; Website: www.devry.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Gene Juarez Academy of Beauty-Federal Way (FT enrollment: 389; Location: 2222 So. 314 St; Private, for-profit; Website: www.genejuarezacademy.com)
  • Cortiva Institute-Seattle (FT enrollment: 71; Location: 2030 South 314th Street; Private, for-profit; Website: www.cortiva.com)
  • DeVry University's Keller Graduate School of Management-Washington (Location: 3600 South 344th Way; Private, for-profit; Website: www.keller.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • DeVry University-Washington (Location: 3600 S 344th Way; Private, for-profit; Website: www.devry.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Federal Way:

  • Highline Community College (about 6 miles; Des Moines, WA; Full-time enrollment: 6,074)
  • Bates Technical College (about 7 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 4,929)
  • University of Washington-Tacoma Campus (about 7 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 3,788)
  • University of Puget Sound (about 8 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 2,788)
  • Green River Community College (about 8 miles; Auburn, WA; FT enrollment: 7,425)
  • Tacoma Community College (about 10 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 6,622)
  • Pierce College at Puyallup (about 12 miles; Puyallup, WA; FT enrollment: 2,529)

Public high schools in Federal Way:

Private high school in Federal Way:

  • CHRISTIAN FAITH SCHOOL (Students: 312; Location: 33645 20TH AVE S; Grades: PK - 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Federal Way:

Private elementary/middle schools in Federal Way:

  • BROOKLAKE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 361; Location: 629 S 356TH ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST VINCENT DE PAUL SCHOOL (Students: 308; Location: 30527 8TH AVE S; Grades: KG - 8)
  • ST LUKE'S PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN (Students: 182; Location: 515 S 312TH ST; Grades: PK - KG)
  • SPRING VALLEY MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 128; Location: 36605 PACIFIC HWY S; Grades: PK - 8)
  • HOLY INNOCENTS SCHOOL OF THE NORTHWEST (Students: 32; Location: 2530 S 298TH ST; Grades: KG - 11)
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Notable locations in Federal Way: Center Plaza (A), Sea-Tac Plaza (B), Seatac Village (C), Parkway Center (D), Jafco Center (E), Lakehaven (F), Webb Center (G), Lakota Sewage Treatment Plant and Wastewater Treatment Plant (H), Redondo Wastewater Treatment Plant (I), King County Medic One (J), Federal Way Norman Center YMCA (K), Hallmark Manor (L), Garden Terrace Alzheimer's Center of Excellence (M), Avalon Care Center Federal Way (N), Life Care Center of Federal Way (O), Weyerhaeuser Aquatic Center (P), King County Fire Protection District 39 South King Fire and Rescue Station 64 (Q), King County Fire Protection District 39 South King Fire and Rescue Station 68 (R), King County Fire Protection District 39 South King Fire and Rescue Station 63 (S), Federal Way Fire Department (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Seatac Mall (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Main business address in Federal Way: WEYERHAEUSER CO (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Federal Way include: Saint Theresas Church (A), Christ the King Bible Fellowship Church (B), Federal Way Adventist Church (C), Federal Way Church of the Nazarene (D), Nine Lakes Baptist Church (E), Evergreen Bible Chapel (F), First Baptist Church of Federal Way (G), Church of Christ Federal Way (H), Northwest Foursquare Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Gethsemane Cemetery (1), Georges Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Steel Lake (A), Marlake (B), Mirror Lake (C), Mud Lake (D), Brook Lake (E), Lake Loreene (F), Lake Jean (G), Lake Lorene (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Joes Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Federal Way include: Dash Point State Park (1), Steel Lake Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Laser Quest (Amusement & Theme Parks; 2210 South 320th Street Suite A4) (1), Enchanted Village (Amusement & Theme Parks; 36201 Enchanted Parkway South) (2), Tilt (Amusement & Theme Parks; 2115 South Commons) (3), Enchanted Parks Inc (Amusement & Theme Parks; 36201 Enchanted Parkway South) (4), A+ Travel Cruise (Tours & Charters; 29918 Pacific Highway South Suite 2) (5). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Extended Stayamerica (1400 South 320th Street) (1), Comfort Inn Federal Way (31622 Pacific Highway South) (2), Best Western Federal Way Executel (31611 20th Avenue South) (3), Quality Inn & Suites (1400 South 348th Street) (4), Federal Way Motel (29815 Pacific Highway South) (5), LA Quinta Inn & Suites (32124 25th Avenue South) (6), Courtyard by Marriott - Seattle-Federal Way (31910 Gateway Center Boulevard) (7), New Horizon Motel (33002 Pacific Highway South) (8), Best Western FW Executel (31611 20th Avenue South) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Court: Federal Way City - Federal Way Municipal Court (33325 8th Avenue South) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

King County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 104. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

104
U.S.:

74

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.233. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 6.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.233
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2005 was 18.3. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 6.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

18.3
U.S.:

6.6

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 1.00. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.00
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 19.5. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

19.5
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 11.1. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.1
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 7.24. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 3.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.24
U.S.:

9.14

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2001 was 0.00481. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00481
U.S.:

0.01468
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 16.2%
Average household size:
This city:  2.7 people
Washington:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  66.4%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.6%
Whole state:  7.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Federal Way in 2010:

  • 421 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 225 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 91 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 54 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 21 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 10 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 6 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 3 people in correctional residential facilities

People in group quarters in Federal Way in 2000:

  • 217 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 123 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 111 people in nursing homes
  • 11 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 8 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 2 people in other group homes

Federal Way, Washington environmental map by EPA

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Federal Way compared to Washington state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.

Banks with most branches in Federal Way (2011 data):

  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Federal Way Branch, Federal Way Marketplace Branch, Twin Lakes, Twin Lakes Self Serv. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • Umpqua Bank: Federal Way, Twin Lakes Branch, Crossings Branch. Info updated 2011/09/02: Bank assets: $11,556.7 mil, Deposits: $9,325.3 mil, headquarters in Roseburg, OR, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 193 total offices, Holding Company: Umpqua Holdings Corporation
  • KeyBank National Association: Sea-Tac Mall Branch at 32400 Pacific Highway South, branch established on 1971/03/01; Twin Lakes Branch at 1918 Southwest Campus Drive, branch established on 1995/04/28. Info updated 2008/03/03: Bank assets: $86,198.8 mil, Deposits: $64,214.8 mil, headquarters in Cleveland, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1067 total offices, Holding Company: Keycorp
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Federal Way Branch at 1424 South 320th Street, branch established on 1976/08/02; West Campus Branch at 914 South 348th Street, branch established on 1988/03/30. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Bank of America, National Association: Federal Way Branch at 32011 Pacific Highway South, branch established on 1964/05/11; Twin Lakes Branch at 2100 Sw 336th Street, branch established on 1980/05/12. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Pacific International Bank: Federal Way Branch at 31827-B Pacific Hwy South, branch established on 2006/02/10. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $229.6 mil, Deposits: $179.9 mil, headquarters in Seattle, WA, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Pacific International Bancorp, Inc.
  • Washington Federal: Federal Way Branch at 2206 South 320th Street, branch established on 1917/01/01. Info updated 2011/12/19: Bank assets: $13,653.0 mil, Deposits: $8,905.8 mil, headquarters in Seattle, WA, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 174 total offices
  • UniBank: Federal Way Branch at 31433 Pacific Highway South, branch established on 2011/03/01. Info updated 2009/07/27: Bank assets: $164.9 mil, Deposits: $126.6 mil, headquarters in Lynnwood, WA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: U & I Financial Corp.
  • BBCN Bank: Federal Way Branch at 31217 Pacific Highway South, Suite A-101, branch established on 2007/11/19. Info updated 2011/12/12: Bank assets: $5,170.7 mil, Deposits: $3,989.4 mil, headquarters in Los Angeles, CA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 49 total offices, Holding Company: Bbcn Bancorp, Inc.
  • 7 other banks with 7 local branches

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Federal Way, Washington:

  • Clarion Hotel Federal Way, 31611 20TH Ave S, Federal Way, WA 98003 , Phone: (206) 941-6000, Fax: (253) 941-9500
  • Federal Way Super 8 Motel, 1688 S 348TH St, Federal Way, WA 98003 , Phone: (206) 838-8808, Fax: (253) 874-6277
  • Comfort Inn, 31622 Pacific Hwy S, Federal Way, WA 98003 , Phone: (253) 529-0101, Fax: (253) 529-2200
  • Extended Stay America, 1400 S 320th St, Federal Way, WA 98003 , Phone: (253) 946-0553, Fax: (253) 946-0705
  • Courtyard By Marriott-federal Way, 31910 Gtwy CTR Blvd S, Federal Way, WA 98003 , Phone: (800) 321-2211, Fax: (206) 275-3662
  • Quality Inn & Suites, 1400 S 348th St, Federal Way, WA 98003 , Phone: (253) 835-4141, Fax: (253) 835-4157
  • Econo Lodge, 1505 S 328th St, Federal Way, WA 98003 , Phone: (253) 838-7700, Fax: (253) 838-7236
  • Hampton Inn And Suites Seattle-Federal Way, 31720 Gateway Ctr, Federal Way, WA 98003 , Phone: (253) 946-7000, Fax: (253) 946-4205
  • Best Western Evergreen Inn & Suites, 32124 25th Avenue S, Federal Way, WA 98003 , Phone: (253) 529-4000, Fax: (253) 529-3555
All 9 fire-safe hotels and motels in Federal Way, Washington

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Federal Way travel time to work - commute Federal Way mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (54%)
  • Utility gas (43%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Neighborhoods in Federal Way:

(Federal Way, Washington Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Federal Way city (based on King County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 37.26%
Here: 37.3%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaJewishPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents43.3%6.3%5.5%5.0%4.2%
Congregations5.9%9.7%6.2%1.9%5.5%
NameAssemblies of GodUnited Methodist ChurchEpiscopal Church Charismatic Churches IndependentOther
Adherents3.8%2.9%2.8%2.7%23.6%
Congregations5.6%4.6%3.6%0.7%56.4%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 439
King County:

2.37 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 29
This county:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 220
King County:

1.19 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 399
King County:

2.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 2,027
Here:

10.95 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.26 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.7%
Washington:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
King County:

20.5%
Washington:

25.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.6%
State:

13.9%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 6$34,614$69,2280$0
Other Government Administration 27$160,144$71,17517$27,452
Judicial and Legal 24$146,512$73,2564$5,712
Police Protection - Officers 119$885,456$89,2900$0
Police - Other 26$122,022$56,3182$6,138
Streets and Highways 16$109,580$82,1853$6,272
Solid Waste Management 2$11,128$66,7680$0
Parks and Recreation 28$140,658$60,28298$65,910
Natural Resources 15$90,572$72,4580$0
Other and Unallocable 11$59,316$64,7084$10,188
Totals for Government 274$1,760,002$77,080128$121,672

Federal Way government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $5,941,000 ($64.06)
    Parks and Recreation: $4,193,000 ($45.22)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $12,106,000 ($130.55)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,692,000 ($39.81)
    Central Staff Services: $2,655,000 ($28.63)
    Regular Highways: $2,503,000 ($26.99)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,026,000 ($21.85)
    Sewerage: $1,683,000 ($18.15)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,434,000 ($15.46)
    General - Other: $1,418,000 ($15.29)
    Financial Administration: $887,000 ($9.56)
    Health - Other: $597,000 ($6.44)
    Solid Waste Management: $278,000 ($3.00)
    Public Welfare - Other: $180,000 ($1.94)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,541,000 ($16.62)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Correctional Institutions: $1,401,000 ($15.11)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $1,354,000 ($14.60)
    Police Protection: $190,000 ($2.05)
    General - Other: $28,000 ($0.30)
    Natural Resources - Other: $5,000 ($0.05)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,000 ($0.03)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $19,780,000 ($213.30)

Federal Way government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $6,221,000 ($67.08)
    Parks and Recreation: $735,000 ($7.93)
    Regular Highways: $259,000 ($2.79)
    Solid Waste Management: $166,000 ($1.79)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $57,000 ($0.61)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $435,000 ($4.69)
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $3,619,000 ($39.03)
    Interest Earnings: $1,719,000 ($18.54)
    Rents: $768,000 ($8.28)
    Fines and Forfeits: $684,000 ($7.38)
    Donations From Private Sources: $481,000 ($5.19)
    General Revenue, NEC: $310,000 ($3.34)
    Special Assessments: $14,000 ($0.15)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,501,000 ($37.75)
    General Local Government Support: $961,000 ($10.36)
    Housing and Community Development: $458,000 ($4.94)
    All Other: $192,000 ($2.07)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $13,124,000 ($141.52)
    Public Utilities Sales: $9,311,000 ($100.41)
    Property: $8,442,000 ($91.03)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $4,696,000 ($50.64)
    Other License: $3,926,000 ($42.34)
    Amusements Sales: $1,501,000 ($16.19)
    Other Selective Sales: $160,000 ($1.73)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $42,000 ($0.45)

Federal Way government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $33,114,000 ($357.09)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $29,824,000 ($321.61)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,290,000 ($35.48)

Federal Way government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $54,543,000 ($588.17)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,887,000 ($31.13)

6.12% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($52,523 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.12%
Washington average:

6.54%

0.09% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,386 average AGI)
King County:

0.09%
Washington average:

0.14%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Snohomish County, WA  0.86% ($46,693 average AGI)
from Pierce County, WA  0.74% ($40,149)
from Los Angeles County, CA  0.17% ($62,162)


5.53% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($53,776 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.53%
Washington average:

6.20%

0.14% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,948 average AGI)
King County:

0.14%
Washington average:

0.14%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Snohomish County, WA  0.94% ($47,962 average AGI)
to Pierce County, WA  0.73% ($41,813)
to Los Angeles County, CA  0.15% ($52,224)

Strongest AM radio stations in Federal Way:

  • KJR (950 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA)
  • KTTH (770 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KIRO (710 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KNWX (1210 AM; 28 kW; AUBURN-FEDERAL WAY, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KYCW (1090 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KGNW (820 AM; 50 kW; BURIEN-SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KOMO (1000 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • KHHO (850 AM; 10 kW; TACOMA, WA; Owner: ACKERLEY MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KKMO (1360 AM; 5 kW; TACOMA, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KIXI (880 AM; 50 kW; MERCER ISLAND/SEATTL, WA; Owner: BELLEVUE RADIO, INC.)
  • KVI (570 AM; 5 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • KKOL (1300 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KRIZ (1420 AM; 10 kW; RENTON, WA; Owner: KRIZ BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Federal Way:

  • KBTC-FM (91.7 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: BATES TECHNICAL COLLEGE)
  • KBSG-FM (97.3 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KMTT (103.7 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KNDD (107.7 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KYPT (96.5 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KBKS (106.1 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KING-FM (98.1 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: CLASSIC RADIO, INC.)
  • KLSY-FM (92.5 FM; BELLEVUE, WA; Owner: BELLEVUE RADIO INC.)
  • KPLU-FM (88.5 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: PACIFIC LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY, INC.)
  • KWJZ (98.9 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ORCA RADIO, INC.)
  • KZOK-FM (102.5 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KMPS-FM (94.1 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KQBZ (100.7 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • K201EX (88.1 FM; GREENWATER, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KISW (99.9 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KGRG (89.9 FM; AUBURN, WA; Owner: GREEN RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • KJR-FM (95.7 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ACKERLEY MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KUBE (93.3 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ACKERLEY MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KPLZ-FM (101.5 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • KNHC (89.5 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: SEATTLE PUBLIC SCHOOLS)

TV broadcast stations around Federal Way:

  • KBTC-TV (Channel 28; TACOMA, WA; Owner: BATES TECHNICAL COLLEGE)
  • KSTW (Channel 11; TACOMA, WA; Owner: UPN TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • KING-TV (Channel 5; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: KING BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K58DP (Channel 58; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • KHCV (Channel 45; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: NORTH PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KTWB-TV (Channel 22; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KWPX (Channel 33; BELLEVUE, WA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • KOMO-TV (Channel 4; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE TV, L.L.C.)
  • KCTS-TV (Channel 9; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: KCTS TELEVISION)
  • KIRO-TV (Channel 7; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: KIRO-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KCPQ (Channel 13; TACOMA, WA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION NORTHWEST, INC.)
  • KWDK (Channel 56; TACOMA, WA; Owner: PUGET SOUND EDUCATIONAL TV, INC.)
  • K57HB (Channel 57; EUREKA, CA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KONG-TV (Channel 16; EVERETT, WA; Owner: KONG-TV, INC.)
  • K68DL (Channel 68; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KWOG (Channel 51; BELLEVUE, WA; Owner: AFRICAN-AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO.OF BELLEVUE, INC.)
  • K67GJ (Channel 67; POINT PULLEY, ETC., WA; Owner: KIRO-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • K54GS (Channel 54; PUYALLUP, WA; Owner: KIRO-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Federal Way fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 19
Total length: 134 meters (440ft)
Total costs: $237,703,000
Total average daily traffic: 1,267,726
Total average daily truck traffic: 114,074

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1920-1929: 2
  • 1930-1939: 0
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 10
  • 1960-1969: 5
  • 1970-1979: 0
  • 1980-1989: 0
  • 1990-1999: 0
  • 2000-2009: 1
  • 2010-2012: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Federal Way, WA
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 12 full and 3 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED337$229,782275$198,1512,016$228,02070$171,7032$10,340,500149$207,52314$150,556
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED16$233,89644$192,837239$229,68117$21,3771$19,790,00022$192,1155$78,310
APPLICATIONS DENIED64$226,01683$223,580702$241,52843$81,2420$072$213,24112$96,622
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN53$199,17132$237,463473$239,97326$94,2471$22,880,00031$226,5515$132,826
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS8$301,1299$299,969102$267,4305$64,2360$014$200,3900$0

Detailed mortgage data for all 15 tracts in Federal Way, WA

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 12 full and 3 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED35$238,17741$280,0012$291,535
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED18$243,29222$260,7310$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED12$269,02112$275,1620$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$129,6309$290,8870$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$03$218,3000$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 398
  • Hazardous Condition: 255
  • Service Call: 40
  • Good Intent Call: 6

Incident types - Federal Way

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Federal Way, WA
Most common first names in Federal Way, WA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Robert20771.6 years
John20573.9 years
William14573.5 years
Mary14376.4 years
James12972.9 years
Charles11175.0 years
Dorothy9378.5 years
Helen8880.2 years
Richard8867.6 years
George8375.3 years
Most common last names in Federal Way, WA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith9774.1 years
Johnson7874.8 years
Brown5476.7 years
Anderson4976.0 years
Jones4869.5 years
Miller4374.6 years
Kim4069.9 years
Nelson3975.8 years
Williams3377.7 years
Lee3375.3 years
Businesses in Federal Way, WA
NameCountNameCount
24 Hour Fitness1Macy's1
7-Eleven4McDonald's4
AT&T4Motherhood Maternity1
Ace Hardware2New Balance3
Aeropostale1Nike18
Albertsons1Office Depot1
American Eagle Outfitters1OfficeMax1
Applebee's1Old Country Buffet1
Arby's2Olive Garden1
AutoZone2Outback1
Bally Total Fitness1Outback Steakhouse1
Barnes & Noble1Pac Sun1
Baskin-Robbins3Panda Express2
Bath & Body Works1Panera Bread1
Best Western1Papa John's Pizza1
Blockbuster1Payless2
Burger King1PetSmart1
Catherines1Pier 1 Imports1
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut2
Chipotle1Popeyes1
Church's Chicken1Qdoba Mexican Grill1
Circle K1Quality1
Clarion1Quiznos4
Cold Stone Creamery1RadioShack2
Comfort Inn1Red Lobster1
Costco1Red Robin1
Curves2Rite Aid2
DHL1Safeway3
Dairy Queen2Sears2
Days Inn1Sprint Nextel2
Dennys2Starbucks10
Discount Tire2Subway9
Domino's Pizza2Super 82
Extended Stay America1T-Mobile7
Famous Footwear1T.J.Maxx1
FedEx6Taco Bell2
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Target1
Foot Locker1The Room Place1
GNC3Toys"R"Us1
GameStop3Trader Joe's1
H&R Block4True Value1
Home Depot1U-Haul5
IHOP1UPS8
Jamba Juice1Vans2
Jimmy John's1Verizon Wireless1
Jones New York4Victoria's Secret1
KFC2Village Inn1
Kroger2Vons3
LA Fitness2Walgreens2
Lane Bryant1Walmart2
Lane Furniture1Wendy's1
LensCrafters1Wet Seal1
Long John Silver's1YMCA1
Lowe's1

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