Federal Way, Washington Population 2021

95,415
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Federal Way is a city located in Washington. With a 2020 population of 95,415, it is the 12th largest city in Washington and the 343rd largest city in the United States. Federal Way is currently declining at a rate of -0.46% annually but its population has increased by 6.84% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 89,306 in 2010. Federal Way reached it's highest population of 97,274 in 2017. Spanning over 24 miles, Federal Way has a population density of 4,280 people per square mile.

The average household income in Federal Way is $84,665 with a poverty rate of 12.06%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,334 per month, and the median house value is $328,800. The median age in Federal Way is 35.8 years, 34.4 years for males, and 37.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 98.3 males.

Federal Way Demographics

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

  • White: 51.53%
  • Black or African American: 14.66%
  • Asian: 12.67%
  • Other race: 9.38%
  • Two or more races: 8.30%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 2.60%
  • Native American: 0.87%
The current population of Federal Way, Washington is 95,415, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 96,726.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 89,306.

Federal Way, Washington Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White49,73751.53%
Black or African American14,14714.66%
Asian12,22812.67%
Some Other Race9,0519.38%
Two or More Races8,0118.30%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2,5142.60%
American Indian and Alaska Native8380.87%
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Federal Way Population by Race

Federal Way Population Pyramid 2021

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Federal Way Median Age

35.8


Total

34.4


Male

37.5


Female

Federal Way Adults

There are 73,256 adults, (12,653 of whom are seniors) in Federal Way.

Federal Way Age Dependency

59.3

Age Dependency Ratio

20.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Federal Way Sex Ratio

Female

48,678

50.43%

Male

47,848

49.57%

Federal Way Population by Age

Federal Way Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Federal Way Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married69.1%30.9%
All55.8%44.2%
Non Family44.8%55.2%
Male44.4%55.6%
Female42%58%

55.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Federal Way Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All35,1902.7255.8
Married16,4773.469.1
Non Family11,3841.2744.8
Female4,9993.3942
Male2,3303.5244.4

3.28

Average Family Size

2.72

Average Household Size

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Federal Way Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,9494.62%
9th to 12th Grade4,1476.50%
High School Graduate16,52625.90%
Some College15,60824.46%
Associates Degree7,25611.37%
Bachelors Degree12,15519.05%
Graduate Degree5,1778.11%
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Federal Way Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Federal Way Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White33,04231,24910,252
Asian9,7108,5063,292
Hispanic8,4665,430695
Black8,1007,4482,082
Other Race4,4322,703263
Multiple Races3,3433,119916
Islander1,20596448
Native American50949985

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 98.04%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 33.90%.

Federal Way Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$42,237$48,340$36,245
Less Than High School$30,297$32,125$21,855
High School Grad$33,973$41,164$27,333
Some College$42,094$50,620$35,810
Bachelors Degree$55,481$65,852$48,889
Graduate Degree$65,935$81,184$57,155

$42,237

Average Earnings

$48,340

Average Male

$36,245

Average Female

Federal Way Earnings by Educational Attainment

Federal Way Language by Age

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Federal Way Language

65.98% of Federal Way residents speak only English, while 34.02% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 12.80% of the population.

Federal Way Language

Federal Way Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White42,3673,8018.97%
Hispanic17,9212,74215.30%
Black14,0802,65218.84%
Other9,0511,52116.80%
Asian12,1741,0888.94%
Multiple7,9661,05613.26%
Islander2,50930812.28%
Native79010413.16%

12.06%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.71%

Male Poverty Rate

13.40%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Federal Way

The race most likely to be in poverty in Federal Way is Black, with 18.84% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Federal Way is Asian, with 8.94% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.41%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.27%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.36%.

Federal Way Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School20.91%
High School10.96%
Some College9.46%
Bachelors or Greater5.26%

Federal Way Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed25.55%
Female Unemployed24.14%
Female Employed6.51%
Male Employed3.42%

Federal Way Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Federal Way Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$67,347$84,665
Families$77,581$94,503
Married Families$94,513-
Non Families$45,784$56,572
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Income by Household Type

Federal Way Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

47.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.6%

Male Marriage Rate

45.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Federal Way Married by Age and Sex

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Federal Way 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 45-54.

Federal Way Marital Status by Race

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Federal Way Marital Status

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5,883

Number of Veterans

5,309

Male Veterans

574

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,741
First Gulf War1,380
Second Gulf War1,325
Korea375
World War II182

Federal Way Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 541,702
65 to 741,278
55 to 641,254
75+1,091
18 to 34558

Federal Way Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White4,0559.98%
Black1,01210.01%
Hispanic4674.48%
Asian3593.44%
2 or More1864.50%
Other1192.15%
Hawaiian1126.91%
Indian405.87%

Federal Way Veterans by Race

Federal Way Veterans by Education

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4.90%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.09%

Veteran Disability Rate

Federal Way Veterans by Education

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67.2%

Labor Force Participation

63.2%

Employment Rate

5.6%

Unemployment Rate

Federal Way Employment by Age

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Federal Way Employment by Race

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Federal Way Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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43.27%

Born in Washington

75.29%

Native Born

24.71%

Foreign Born

12.75%

Non Citizen

11.95%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

75.29% of Federal Way residents were born in the United States, with 43.27% having been born in Washington. 12.75% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Federal Way Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202195,415-437-0.46%
202095,852-437-0.45%
201996,289-437-0.45%
201896,726-548-0.56%
201797,2741430.15%
201697,1311,8771.97%
201595,2541,8331.96%
201493,4217890.85%
201392,6327190.78%
201291,9131,2491.38%
201190,6641,1081.24%
201089,5566,2970.73%
200083,25915,7592.12%
199067,50049,60014.19%
198017,900-600-0.33%
197018,50011,50010.21%
19607,0000.00%

Federal Way Population by Year