Federal Way, Washington Population 2019

Federal Way, Washington's estimated population is 97,044 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Federal Way, Washington is the 10th largest city in Washington based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.

The population density is 4368.12 people/mi² (1686.53 people/km²).

The overall median age is 36.4 years, 34.1 years for males, and 38.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 98.7 males.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were 36,435 households in the city, with an average size of 2.71 people per household. The homeowner vacancy rate was 2%, with a median rent of $1156/month. The median house has 5.4 rooms, and has a value of $280,700.

The median income for households in Federal Way, Washington is $62,086, while the mean household income is $80,248.

Federal Way Wa Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Federal Way Wa was:

  • White: 57.39%
  • Asian: 14.55%
  • Black or African American: 10.69%
  • Two or more races: 7.54%
  • Other race: 6.80%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 2.31%
  • Native American: 0.73%
LatLng(47.3223, -122.3126)
Rank in State10th
StateWashington
CountyKing County
Time ZonePacific Time Zone
Land Area (km²)57.54 (22.22 mi²)
Water Area (km²)0.53 (0.20 mi²)
TypeCity
GEOID5323515
Density (km²)1,686.53
Density (mi²)4,368.12
Area Code(s)253
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
201897,044-333-0.34%
201797,3771360.14%
201697,2411,8821.97%
201595,3591,8271.95%
201493,5328090.87%
201392,7237260.79%
201291,9971,2771.41%
201190,7201,1581.29%
201089,5626,3030.73%
200083,25915,7592.12%
199067,50049,60014.19%
198017,900-600-0.33%
197018,50011,50010.21%
19607,0000.00%

Population by Race

Race Population
White54,466
Asian13,808
Black or African American10,141
Two or More Races7,153
Some Other Race6,452
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2,191
American Indian and Alaska Native694

Federal Way Wa Population Pyramid 2019

Federal Way Wa Median Age

36.4


Total

34.1


Male

38.6


Female

Federal Way Wa Adults

There are 72,543 adults, (12,220 of whom are seniors) in Federal Way Wa.

Federal Way Wa Age Dependency

57.3

Age Dependency Ratio

20.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Federal Way Wa Sex Ratio

Female

47,769

50.33%

Male

47,136

49.67%

Federal Way Wa Households and Families

Federal Way Wa Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Federal Way Wa Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married72.6%27.4%
All57.1%42.9%
Non Family45.4%54.6%
Female40.4%59.6%
Male39.8%60.2%

57.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All34,7552.7157.1
Married16,3733.3872.6
Non Family11,0631.3445.4
Female5,2843.2740.4
Male2,0353.2339.8

3.23

Average Family Size

2.71

Average Household Size

6.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Federal Way Wa Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,2525.18%
9th to 12th Grade3,7415.95%
High School Graduate16,12225.66%
Some College16,22825.83%
Associates Degree7,13211.35%
Bachelors Degree11,41318.17%
Graduate Degree4,9367.86%

Federal Way Wa Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White34,30832,44310,139
Asian10,3329,0933,493
Hispanic7,9624,837632
Black6,5465,9961,421
Other Race2,9301,531196
Multiple Races2,9172,776592
Islander88577141
Native American508473159

The highest rate of high school graduation is among multiple races people with a rate of 95.17%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 33.81%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$40,593$44,877$35,112
Less Than High School$28,131$31,798$20,660
High School Grad$32,735$41,046$25,097
Some College$38,485$48,015$31,552
Bachelors Degree$53,189$62,929$50,226
Graduate Degree$62,244$73,785$60,214

$40,593

Average Earnings

$44,877

Average Male

$35,112

Average Female

Federal Way Wa Language

Federal Way Wa Language by Age

Federal Way Wa Language

65.62% of Federal Way Wa residents speak only English, while 34.38% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian, which is spoken by 13.12% of the population.

Federal Way Wa Poverty

Federal Way Wa Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White45,0203,7518.33%
Hispanic17,0932,57215.05%
Black10,0852,20421.85%
Asian13,7361,67912.22%
Other6,4521,22018.91%
Multiple7,13083711.74%
Islander2,19155625.38%
Native66011417.27%

12.33%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.24%

Male Poverty Rate

13.41%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Federal Way Wa

The race most likely to be in poverty in Federal Way Wa is Islander, with 25.38% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Federal Way Wa is White, with 8.33% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.13%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.16%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.58%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School21.97%
High School9.45%
Some College9.03%
Bachelors or Greater4.75%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed23.10%
Female Unemployed22.50%
Female Employed6.63%
Male Employed4.89%

Federal Way Wa Income

Federal Way Wa Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$62,086$80,248
Families$70,833$88,943
Married Families$86,267$104,782
Non Families$43,170$56,326

Federal Way Wa Marital Status

Federal Way Wa Marital Status

Marriage Rates

46.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.4%

Male Marriage Rate

44.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Federal Way Wa Married by Age and Sex

Federal Way Wa Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Federal Way Wa Marital Status by Race

Federal Way Wa Veterans

6,070

Number of Veterans

5,451

Male Veterans

619

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam2,273
First Gulf War1,084
Second Gulf War992
Korea497
World War II240
Age Group Veterans
65 to 741,527
55 to 641,426
35 to 541,421
75+1,196
18 to 34500

Federal Way Wa Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White4,65710.73%
Black7109.12%
Asian4193.59%
Hispanic2122.10%
2 or More1092.95%
Hawaiian1097.80%
Other501.28%
Indian163.19%

Federal Way Wa Veterans by Education

4.84%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.44%

Veteran Disability Rate

Federal Way Wa Employment Status

67.2%

Labor Force Participation

62.8%

Employment Rate

6.3%

Unemployment Rate

Federal Way Wa Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

41.23%

Born in Washington

75.20%

Native Born

24.80%

Foreign Born

12.70%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

75.20% of Federal Way Wa residents were born in the United States, with 41.23% having been born in Washington. 12.70% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.