Federal Way, WA Demographics


Population (year 2000): 83,259. Estimated population in July 2005: 83,088 (-0.2% change)
Males: 40,944 (49.2%), Females: 42,315 (50.8%)

King County

Zip codes: 98003, 98023.

Median resident age: 32.5 years
Median household income: $49,278 (year 2000)
Median house value: $171,700 (year 2000)

Races in Federal Way:

  • White Non-Hispanic (66.1%)
  • Black (7.9%)
  • Hispanic (7.5%)
  • Two or more races (5.3%)
  • Korean (5.3%)
  • Other race (3.7%)
  • American Indian (2.1%)
  • Filipino (2.0%)
  • Vietnamese (1.2%)
  • Chinese (1.2%)
  • Other Asian (1.0%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander (1.0%)
  • Asian Indian (0.8%)
  • Japanese (0.7%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (15.9%), English (10.3%), Irish (9.7%), Norwegian (5.3%), United States (4.5%), Italian (2.9%).

Elevation: 500 feet

Land area: 21.0 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Federal Way

  • High school or higher: 89.3%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 26.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.2%
  • Unemployed: 5.2%
  • Mean travel time to work: 30.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Federal Way city

  • Never married: 28.5%
  • Now married: 53.9%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 4.3%
  • Divorced: 11.8%

17.4% Foreign born (9.3% Asia, 3.8% Europe, 2.9% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +15,658 (+23.2%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Federal Way:

  • ST FRANCIS COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (34515 – 9TH AVENUE SOUTH)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Federal Way:

  • AUBURN REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 6 miles; AUBURN, WA)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN HOSPITAL & REHAB CENTER (about 9 miles; PUYALLUP, WA)
  • ST JOSEPH MEDICAL CENTER (about 10 miles; TACOMA, WA)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Federal Way:

  • SEATTLE-TACOMA INTL (about 9 miles; SEATTLE, WA; ID: SEA)
  • BOEING FIELD/KING COUNTY INTL (about 15 miles; SEATTLE, WA; ID: BFI)
  • MCCHORD AFB (about 16 miles; TACOMA, WA; ID: TCM)
Other public-use airports nearest to Federal Way:

  • AUBURN MUNI (about 9 miles; AUBURN, WA; ID: S50)
  • VASHON MUNI (about 13 miles; VASHON, WA; ID: 2S1)
  • WILL ROGERS WILEY POST MEML (about 15 miles; RENTON, WA; ID: W36)
Amtrak stations near Federal Way:

  • 8 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 and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Federal Way:

  • GENE JUAREZ ACADEMY OF BEAUTY-BRANCH CAMPUS (Full-time enrollment: 155; Location: 2222 S 314 ST; Private, for-profit)
  • ETON TECHNICAL INSTITUTE (FT enrollment: 101; Location: 31919 6TH AVE S; Private, for-profit; Website: etontech.com)

Colleges and Universities

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

  • HIGHLINE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 7 miles; DES MOINES, WA; Full-time enrollment: 4,288)
  • BATES TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 10 miles; TACOMA, WA; FT enrollment: 3,710)
  • UNIVERSITY OF PUGET SOUND (about 11 miles; TACOMA, WA; FT enrollment: 2,754)
  • GREEN RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 13 miles; AUBURN, WA; FT enrollment: 4,568)
  • TACOMA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 14 miles; TACOMA, WA; FT enrollment: 3,710)
  • SEATTLE COMMUNITY COLLEGE-SOUTH CAMPUS (about 16 miles; SEATTLE, WA; FT enrollment: 3,013)
  • CLOVER PARK TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 16 miles; LAKEWOOD, WA; FT enrollment: 3,819)

Schools

Public high schools in Federal Way:

  • DECATUR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,726; Location: 2800 SW 320TH ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • FEDERAL WAY SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,686; Location: 30611 16TH AV S; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • TODD BEAMER HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,156; Location: 35999 16TH AV S; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • H. S. TRUMAN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 201; Location: 31455 28TH AV S; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • EMPLOYMENT TRANSITION PROGRAM (Students: 28; Location: 30611 16TH AV S; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • MERIT SCHOOL (Students: 7; Location: 36001 1ST AV S; Grades: 07 – 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Federal Way:

  • ILLAHEE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,018; Location: 36001 1ST AVE S; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • SACAJAWEA MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 900; Location: 1101 S DASH POINT RD; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • LAKOTA MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 766; Location: 1415 SW 314TH ST; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • SAGHALIE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 728; Location: 33914 19TH AV SW; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • MARK TWAIN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 540; Location: 2450 S STAR LAKE RD; Grades: KG – 05)
  • NAUTILUS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 486; Location: 1000 S 298TH ST; Grades: PK – 05)
  • SHERWOOD FOREST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 486; Location: 34600 12TH AV SW; Grades: KG – 05)
  • WILDWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 480; Location: 2405 S 300TH ST; Grades: PK – 05)
  • SILVER LAKE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 473; Location: 1310 SW 325TH ST; Grades: KG – 05)
  • MIRROR LAKE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 453; Location: 625 S 314TH ST; Grades: KG – 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Federal Way:

  • BROOKLAKE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 533; Location: 629 S 356TH ST; Grades: PK – 6)
  • ST VINCENT DE PAUL SCHOOL (Students: 284; Location: 30527 EIGHTH AVENUE S; Grades: 1 – 8)
  • SPRING VALLEY MONTESSORI SCHOO (Students: 211; Location: 36605 PACIFIC HWY SO; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ST LUKE’S LUTHERAN PRESCHOOL & (Students: 172; Location: 515 S 312TH STREET; Grades: PK – KG)
  • HOLY INNOCENTS SCH OF NW (Students: 22; Location: 2530 S 298TH STREET; Grades: KG – 9)
  • TOWER MONTESSORI (Students: 15; Location: 1610 SW DASH PT RD; Grades: KG – 1)