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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: 32,589 (31,468 occupied: 22,134 owner occupied, 13,110 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

37%
State:

38%

Housing density: 1,550 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2015: $253,888.

Median contract rent in 2015: $664 (lower quartile is $554, upper quartile is $787)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2015: $981


Median gross rent in Federal Way, WA in 2015: $737

Housing units in Federal Way with a mortgage: 12,736 (1,884 second mortgage, 1,436 home equity loan, 16 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,190

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $84,140

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $61,719

Median monthly housing costs: $1,235


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Federal Way, Washington Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $274,700 (it was $165,300 in 2000)
Federal Way:

$274,700
Washington:

$284,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $197,400 - $360,000

Mean price in 2015:

Detached houses: $321,160
Here:

$321,160
State:

$372,342

Townhouses or other attached units: $229,826
Here:

$229,826
State:

$328,576

In 2-unit structures: $117,682
Here:

$117,682
State:

$284,354

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $191,474
Here:

$191,474
State:

$289,976

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $120,665
Here:

$120,665
State:

$305,496

Mobile homes: $123,652
Here:

$123,652
State:

$110,572

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $102,158
Here:

$102,158
State:

$127,350
Median year house/condo built: 1979

Median year apartment built: 1986

Household type by relationship:

Households: 82,755
  • In family households: 69,609 (15,611 male householders, 5,785 female householders)
    16,456 spouses, 25,943 children (24,054 natural, 525 adopted, 1,364 stepchildren), 899 grandchildren, 969 brothers or sisters, 672 parents, 1,281 other relatives, 1,993 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 13,146 (5,131 male householders (3,645 living alone)), 4,946 female householders (4,074 living alone)), 3,069 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 478 (129 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 7,921 2-persons, 5,201 3-persons, 4,742 4-persons, 2,212 5-persons, 823 6-persons, 497 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 7,719 1-person, 1,929 2-persons, 247 3-persons, 87 4-persons, 38 5-persons, 10 6-persons, 47 7-or-more-persons.

15,673 married couples with children.
5,888 single-parent households (1,407 men, 4,481 women).

78.6% of residents of Federal Way speak English at home.
4.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (50% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 21% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
5.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (45% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 22% speak English not well, 9% don't speak English at all).
10.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (45% speak English very well, 30% speak English well, 21% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak other language at home (67% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 19% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).

Foreign born population: 14,525 (17.5%)
(40.8% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

6.6
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

3.9
State:

3.9

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

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

  • 139no bedroom
  • 4971 bedroom
  • 2,6672 bedrooms
  • 8,5483 bedrooms
  • 4,7604 bedrooms
  • 1,0845+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Federal Way population

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

  • 935no bedroom
  • 4,5811 bedroom
  • 5,2232 bedrooms
  • 2,5133 bedrooms
  • 4514 bedrooms
  • 705+ 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:

  • 478no vehicle
  • 4,1131 vehicle
  • 8,3682 vehicles
  • 3,4413 vehicles
  • 9994 vehicles
  • 2965+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Federal Way population

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

  • 1,438no vehicle
  • 6,8571 vehicle
  • 4,4942 vehicles
  • 7983 vehicles
  • 1254 vehicles
  • 615+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Federal Way population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

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

  • 321 room
  • 1602 rooms
  • 9433 rooms
  • 1,1644 rooms
  • 2,5105 rooms
  • 3,6396 rooms
  • 3,4057 rooms
  • 2,8728 rooms
  • 2,9709+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Federal Way population

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

  • 7671 room
  • 1,5332 rooms
  • 2,8773 rooms
  • 3,8204 rooms
  • 2,6445 rooms
  • 1,3906 rooms
  • 3497 rooms
  • 2348 rooms
  • 1599+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Federal Way population

Year house built

Median 2015 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
  • 2,026Less than $10,000
  • 1,121$10,000 to $14,999
  • 1,480$15,000 to $19,999
  • 1,851$20,000 to $24,999
  • 2,143$25,000 to $29,999
  • 1,626$30,000 to $34,999
  • 1,876$35,000 to $39,999
  • 2,081$40,000 to $44,999
  • 1,758$45,000 to $49,999
  • 3,467$50,000 to $59,999
  • 4,122$60,000 to $74,999
  • 3,905$75,000 to $99,999
  • 1,881$100,000 to $124,999
  • 865$125,000 to $149,999
  • 696$150,000 to $199,999
  • 575$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2015 in Federal Way, WA

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2015 in Federal Way, WA
  • 169Less than $10,000
  • 216$10,000 to $14,999
  • 79$15,000 to $19,999
  • 72$20,000 to $24,999
  • 48$25,000 to $29,999
  • 100$30,000 to $34,999
  • 96$35,000 to $39,999
  • 207$40,000 to $49,999
  • 92$50,000 to $59,999
  • 152$60,000 to $69,999
  • 106$70,000 to $79,999
  • 127$80,000 to $89,999
  • 32$90,000 to $99,999
  • 601$100,000 to $124,999
  • 419$125,000 to $149,999
  • 1,062$150,000 to $174,999
  • 786$175,000 to $199,999
  • 3,332$200,000 to $249,999
  • 3,063$250,000 to $299,999
  • 3,266$300,000 to $399,999
  • 1,190$400,000 to $499,999
  • 1,328$500,000 to $749,999
  • 158$750,000 to $999,999
  • 84$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 54$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2015 in Federal Way, WA

  • Rent paid by renters in 2015 in Federal Way, WA
  • 84Less than $100
  • 135$100 to $149
  • 129$150 to $199
  • 190$200 to $249
  • 111$250 to $299
  • 150$300 to $349
  • 18$350 to $399
  • 87$400 to $449
  • 6$450 to $499
  • 158$500 to $549
  • 69$550 to $599
  • 249$600 to $649
  • 248$650 to $699
  • 634$700 to $749
  • 1,054$750 to $799
  • 1,933$800 to $899
  • 2,172$900 to $999
  • 2,388$1,000 to $1,249
  • 1,598$1,250 to $1,499
  • 1,259$1,500 to $1,999
  • 148$2,000 to $2,499
  • 101$2,500 to $2,999
  • 161$3,000 to $3,499
  • 458No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 4,4171995 to March 2000
  • 2,8681990 to 1994
  • 2,1261985 to 1989
  • 1,8971980 to 1984
  • 1,2151975 to 1979
  • 5921970 to 1974
  • 4471965 to 1969
  • 963Before 1965
Note: State values scaled to Federal Way population
Federal Way commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 735
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 2,522
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 4,273
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 4,713
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 5,491
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 2,718
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 7,290
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 1,171
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 2,154
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 4,713
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 3,168
  • 90 or more minutes: 1,121
Federal Way, WA Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 87.0%
Number of people working at home: 1,190 (2.9% of all workers)

Federal Way mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 30,445 (74%)
  • Carpooled: 6,351 (15%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 2,383 (6%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 14 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 10 (0%)
  • Taxi: 15 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 39 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 72 (0%)
  • Walked: 524 (1%)
  • Other means: 216 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 1,190 (3%)

First ancestries reported:

 Other groups: 24,573
 German: 9,061
 English: 5,298
 Irish: 4,879
 United States or American: 3,732
 Norwegian: 3,195
 Italian: 1,693
 Swedish: 1,378
 French (except Basque): 1,314
 Ukrainian: 1,287
 Scottish: 1,285
 Polish: 1,183
 Scotch-Irish: 986
 Subsaharan African:: 970
 European: 933
 Russian: 795
 Scandinavian: 661
 African: 650
 Dutch: 587
 Danish: 559
 French Canadian: 409
 Welsh: 397
 Arab:: 362
 British: 279
 Swiss: 261
 Greek: 231
 Canadian: 215
 Finnish: 202
 Romanian: 202
 Other Arab: 159
 West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups):: 157
 Portuguese: 150
 Northern European: 150
 Hungarian: 137
 Iranian: 136
 Czech: 129
 Czechoslovakian: 124
 Other Subsaharan African: 114
 Croatian: 101
 Austrian: 92
 Kenyan: 87
 Yugoslavian: 87
 Jamaican: 78
 Pennsylvania German: 71
 Ethiopian: 70
 Palestinian: 66
 Basque: 59
 Haitian: 56
 Latvian: 56
 Serbian: 53
 Lithuanian: 43
 Icelander: 40
 Belgian: 40
 Afghan: 37
 Armenian: 34
 Celtic: 33
 Syrian: 32
 Somalian: 28
 Turkish: 28
 Lebanese: 27
 Iraqi: 27
 Jordanian: 26
 Eastern European: 23
 Cape Verdean: 21
 Brazilian: 18
 Slavic: 17
 Arab/Arabic: 17
 Slovene: 17
 West Indian: 17
 Australian: 15
 Acadian/Cajun: 13
 Bulgarian: 12
 Egyptian: 8
 Macedonian: 7
 Slovak: 6
 German Russian: 6
 Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 6

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

  • 25%Korea
  • 12%Mexico
  • 9%Ukraine
  • 8%Philippines
  • 6%Vietnam
  • 4%Canada
  • 3%Russia

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

  • This state: 35,563
  • Northeast: 2,889
  • Midwest: 8,282
  • South: 5,941
  • West: 14,794

45% of Federal Way residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 59% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 42% lived in Washington.

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 141
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 24
  • 5th and 6th grade: 262
  • 7th and 8th grade: 204
  • 9th grade: 286
  • 10th grade: 341
  • 11th grade: 490
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 793
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 5,630
  • Less than 1 year of college: 1,977
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 5,203
  • Associate degree: 2,284
  • Bachelor's degree: 5,010
  • Master's degree: 1,635
  • Professional school degree: 367
  • Doctorate degree: 228

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 270
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 72
  • 5th and 6th grade: 359
  • 7th and 8th grade: 341
  • 9th grade: 280
  • 10th grade: 373
  • 11th grade: 473
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 852
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 7,404
  • Less than 1 year of college: 2,489
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 4,976
  • Associate degree: 2,696
  • Bachelor's degree: 4,835
  • Master's degree: 1,167
  • Professional school degree: 294
  • Doctorate degree: 27

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers

  • Unemployment by race in 2000
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 3.4%Males
  • 5.2%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 9.4%Males
  • 10.4%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 15.1%Males
  • 10.1%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 5.7%Males
  • 6.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 6.4%Males
  • 4.1%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 4.3%Males
  • 7.5%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 4.8%Males
  • 8.1%Females
Federal Way marital status for males
Federal Way marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 16,850
  • One, attached: 1,203
  • Two: 269
  • 3 or 4: 2,703
  • 5 to 9: 3,366
  • 10 to 19: 3,273
  • 20 to 49: 1,225
  • 50 or more: 2,454
  • Mobile homes: 1,232
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 14

Median worth of mobile homes: $32,800

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

House/condo owner moved in on average 12 years ago

Renter moved in on average 3 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Federal Way:

Houses and condos Apartments

Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos:

  • 72.7%Utility gas
  • 23.6%Electricity
  • 1.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%Wood

Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments:

  • 88.9%Electricity
  • 9.8%Utility gas
  • 0.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,071
Here:

10.2%
Washington:

9.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 321
Here:

6.7%
Washington:

7.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 616
Here:

16.3%
Washington:

15.7%

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)