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Federal Way, WA (Washington) Houses and Residents

Federal Way,WA index of house prices

Total population: 93,425 (Urban population: 83,233, Rural population: 0)

Houses: 36,258 (35,043 occupied: 19,425 owner occupied, 15,618 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

45%
State:

38%

Housing density: 1,724 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2016: $351,718.

Median contract rent in 2016: $664 (lower quartile is $554, upper quartile is $787)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2016: $1,179


Median gross rent in Federal Way, WA in 2016: $737

Housing units in Federal Way with a mortgage: 14,386 (326 second mortgage, 2,098 home equity loan, 104 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 5,039

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $85,812

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $83,984

Median monthly housing costs: $1,354


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Federal Way, Washington Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $314,700 (it was $165,300 in 2000)
Federal Way:

$314,700
Washington:

$306,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $231,000 - $390,600

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $338,965
Here:

$338,965
State:

$404,096

Townhouses or other attached units: $163,665
Here:

$163,665
State:

$385,704

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $209,431
Here:

$209,431
State:

$347,873

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $155,647
Here:

$155,647
State:

$370,648

Mobile homes: $37,986
Here:

$37,986
State:

$116,190
Median year house/condo built: 1981

Median year apartment built: 1983

Household type by relationship:

Households: 96,748
  • In family households: 81,267 (11,688 male householders, 12,067 female householders)
    16,148 spouses, 29,754 children (28,440 natural, 310 adopted, 1,004 stepchildren), 2,475 grandchildren, 2,134 brothers or sisters, 2,135 parents, 1,835 other relatives, 3,031 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 14,605 (5,611 male householders (3,746 living alone)), 5,677 female householders (4,688 living alone)), 3,317 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 876

Size of family households: 9,664 2-persons, 4,037 3-persons, 4,863 4-persons, 3,327 5-persons, 881 6-persons, 983 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 8,434 1-person, 2,570 2-persons, 245 3-persons, 39 4-persons.

14,634 married couples with children.
6,729 single-parent households (1,702 men, 5,027 women).

66.4% of residents of Federal Way speak English at home.
12.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (60% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
6.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (61% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
13.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (48% speak English very well, 30% speak English well, 19% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
2.3% of residents speak other language at home (77% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).

Foreign born population: 28,765 (29.7%)
(45.5% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

6.9
State:

6.5

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

4.2
State:

4.1

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Federal Way, Washington:

  • 46no bedroom
  • 2661 bedroom
  • 3,0302 bedrooms
  • 9,2443 bedrooms
  • 5,1894 bedrooms
  • 1,6505+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Federal Way population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Federal Way, Washington:

  • 731no bedroom
  • 4,7631 bedroom
  • 5,4622 bedrooms
  • 3,3693 bedrooms
  • 1,1834 bedrooms
  • 1105+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Federal Way population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Federal Way in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • 243no vehicle
  • 3,6701 vehicle
  • 9,1262 vehicles
  • 4,1223 vehicles
  • 1,6394 vehicles
  • 6255+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Federal Way population

Cars and other vehicles available in Federal Way in renter-occupied apartments

  • 2,039no vehicle
  • 6,5011 vehicle
  • 4,8542 vehicles
  • 1,8493 vehicles
  • 1954 vehicles
  • 1805+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Federal Way population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Federal Way, Washington:

  • 461 room
  • 522 rooms
  • 2983 rooms
  • 2,1754 rooms
  • 2,0965 rooms
  • 3,1106 rooms
  • 4,5847 rooms
  • 3,0528 rooms
  • 4,0129+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Federal Way population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Federal Way, Washington:

  • 5691 room
  • 1,4182 rooms
  • 2,8393 rooms
  • 4,0954 rooms
  • 4,0285 rooms
  • 9946 rooms
  • 8377 rooms
  • 6308 rooms
  • 2089+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Federal Way population

Year house built

Median 2016 house/condo value by year built ($)

Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit ($)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

  • Federal Way, WA household income distribution

  • Federal Way, WA household income distribution
  • 1,153Less than $10,000
  • 1,352$10,000 to $14,999
  • 1,641$15,000 to $19,999
  • 1,062$20,000 to $24,999
  • 1,813$25,000 to $29,999
  • 1,050$30,000 to $34,999
  • 1,269$35,000 to $39,999
  • 1,182$40,000 to $44,999
  • 1,499$45,000 to $49,999
  • 3,415$50,000 to $59,999
  • 4,842$60,000 to $74,999
  • 5,142$75,000 to $99,999
  • 4,294$100,000 to $124,999
  • 2,332$125,000 to $149,999
  • 1,639$150,000 to $199,999
  • 1,358$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Federal Way, WA

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Federal Way, WA
  • 119Less than $10,000
  • 133$10,000 to $14,999
  • 110$15,000 to $19,999
  • 48$20,000 to $24,999
  • 35$25,000 to $29,999
  • 81$30,000 to $34,999
  • 38$35,000 to $39,999
  • 128$40,000 to $49,999
  • 90$50,000 to $59,999
  • 67$60,000 to $69,999
  • 94$70,000 to $79,999
  • 72$80,000 to $89,999
  • 20$90,000 to $99,999
  • 378$100,000 to $124,999
  • 320$125,000 to $149,999
  • 833$150,000 to $174,999
  • 662$175,000 to $199,999
  • 2,157$200,000 to $249,999
  • 2,486$250,000 to $299,999
  • 4,023$300,000 to $399,999
  • 1,583$400,000 to $499,999
  • 1,275$500,000 to $749,999
  • 314$750,000 to $999,999
  • 80$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 62$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Federal Way, WA

  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Federal Way, WA
  • 92Less than $100
  • 88$100 to $149
  • 125$150 to $199
  • 244$200 to $249
  • 179$250 to $299
  • 117$300 to $349
  • 20$350 to $399
  • 100$400 to $449
  • 48$450 to $499
  • 206$500 to $549
  • 121$550 to $599
  • 243$600 to $649
  • 192$650 to $699
  • 517$700 to $749
  • 701$750 to $799
  • 1,471$800 to $899
  • 2,235$900 to $999
  • 2,879$1,000 to $1,249
  • 1,814$1,250 to $1,499
  • 1,575$1,500 to $1,999
  • 249$2,000 to $2,499
  • 115$2,500 to $2,999
  • 131$3,000 to $3,499
  • 304No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 3,7912010 or later
  • 7,6752000 to 2009
  • 5,4441990 to 1999
  • 4,0231980 to 1989
  • 1,8071970 to 1979
  • 1,410Before 1970
Note: State values scaled to Federal Way population
Federal Way commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 266
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 1,841
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 3,027
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 4,724
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 5,336
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 2,224
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 7,691
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 925
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 2,754
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 4,436
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 7,363
  • 90 or more minutes: 2,941
Federal Way, WA Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 88.2%
Number of people working at home: 2,451 (5.1% of all workers)

Federal Way mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 25,133 (77%)
  • Carpooled: 2,990 (9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 964 (3%)
  • Ferryboat: 7 (0%)
  • Taxi: 306 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 64 (0%)
  • Walked: 700 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 2,451 (7%)

First ancestries reported:

 German: 2,202
 Ukrainian: 2,194
 European: 1,873
 English: 1,592
 American: 1,479
 African: 1,269
 Irish: 1,239
 Norwegian: 955
 Russian: 827
 Italian: 649
 Dutch: 458
 Iraqi: 388
 Ethiopian: 369
 Swedish: 344
 Northern European: 342
 British: 324
 French (except Basque): 316
 Scottish: 296
 Polish: 295
 Turkish: 265
 Greek: 234
 Scandinavian: 210
 Scotch-Irish: 204
 Romanian: 193
 Danish: 125
 Canadian: 124
 Haitian: 108
 Nigerian: 107
 Afghan: 106
 Welsh: 102
 French Canadian: 100
 Czech: 94
 Finnish: 87
 Kenyan: 82
 Austrian: 77
 Cypriot: 72
 Moroccan: 62
 Hungarian: 62
 Portuguese: 61
 Ugandan: 57
 Swiss: 42
 Lithuanian: 42
 Belizean: 41
 Latvian: 40
 Lebanese: 37
 Somali: 36
 Jamaican: 36
 Yugoslavian: 31
 New Zealander: 30
 Egyptian: 28
 Brazilian: 28
 Slovene: 24
 Guyanese: 23
 Slovak: 22
 Zimbabwean: 21
 Ghanaian: 20
 Serbian: 19
 German Russian: 15
 Bulgarian: 13
 Iranian: 12
 Albanian: 9
 South African: 7
 Arab: 7
 Basque: 6
 Belgian: 5
 Pennsylvania German: 4

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • 20%Mexico
  • 15%Korea
  • 7%Philippines
  • 6%Ukraine
  • 6%Vietnam
  • 3%Russia
  • 3%China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 39,065
  • Other state: 25,654
  • Northeast: 2,080
  • Midwest: 6,498
  • South: 5,046
  • West: 12,030

77% of Federal Way residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 42% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 46% lived in Washington.

Federal Way:

76.5%
State average:

82.3%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 579
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 389
  • 5th and 6th grade: 701
  • 7th and 8th grade: 191
  • 9th grade: 1,133
  • 10th grade: 522
  • 11th grade: 572
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 550
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 7,425
  • Less than 1 year of college: 2,637
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 4,782
  • Associate degree: 2,643
  • Bachelor's degree: 5,133
  • Master's degree: 2,545
  • Professional school degree: 409
  • Doctorate degree: 319

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 201
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 43
  • 5th and 6th grade: 511
  • 7th and 8th grade: 130
  • 9th grade: 1,264
  • 10th grade: 411
  • 11th grade: 1,047
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 627
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 8,658
  • Less than 1 year of college: 2,559
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 5,973
  • Associate degree: 3,145
  • Bachelor's degree: 7,533
  • Master's degree: 1,973
  • Professional school degree: 166
  • Doctorate degree: 42

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

  • Unemployment by race in 2016
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 4.0%Males
  • 6.1%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 9.6%Males
  • 8.2%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 7.1%Males
  • 6.8%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 8.9%Males
  • 2.4%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 8.9%Males
  • 13.2%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 5.4%Males
  • 5.0%Females
Federal Way marital status for males
Federal Way marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 19,408
  • One, attached: 705
  • Two: 702
  • 3 or 4: 2,737
  • 5 to 9: 3,244
  • 10 to 19: 4,644
  • 20 to 49: 1,896
  • 50 or more: 1,757
  • Mobile homes: 1,165

Median worth of mobile homes: $19,400

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2016: 0.9%

House/condo owner moved in on average 11 years ago

Renter moved in on average 2 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Federal Way:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Federal Way
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (65.8%)
  • Electricity (30.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.9%)
  • Wood (0.8%)
  • No fuel used (0.1%)
  • Electricity (87.0%)
  • Utility gas (12.1%)
  • No fuel used (0.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.5%)
  • Wood (0.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.1%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 705
Here:

6.8%
Washington:

10.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 586
Here:

11.9%
Washington:

7.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 795
Here:

19.3%
Washington:

16.4%

School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)