Federal Way, Washington Population 2022

103,374
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Federal Way is a city located in King County Washington. With a 2020 population of 103,374, it is the 10th largest city in Washington and the 333rd largest city in the United States. Federal Way is currently growing at a rate of 1.15% annually and its population has increased by 2.32% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 101,030 in 2020. Spanning over 24 miles, Federal Way has a population density of 4,637 people per square mile.

The average household income in Federal Way is $84,665 with a poverty rate of 11.18%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Federal Way is 35.8 years, 34.4 years for males, and 37.5 years for females.

Federal Way Demographics

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

  • White: 48.76%
  • Black or African American: 15.74%
  • Asian: 13.96%
  • Two or more races: 9.37%
  • Other race: 8.89%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 2.32%
  • Native American: 0.96%
The current population of Federal Way, Washington is 103,374 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 101,030.

Federal Way, Washington Population 2022

Population by Race

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Federal Way Population by Race

Federal Way Population Pyramid 2022

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Federal Way Median Age

36.2


Total

34.7


Male

37.8


Female

Federal Way Adults

There are 73,967 adults, (13,104 of whom are seniors) in Federal Way.

Federal Way Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

21.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Federal Way Sex Ratio

Female

48,198

49.79%

Male

48,614

50.21%

Federal Way Population by Age

Federal Way Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Federal Way Household Types

54.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Federal Way Households and Families

3.33

Average Family Size

2.74

Average Household Size

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Federal Way Households by Type

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Federal Way Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Federal Way Educational Attainment by Race

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 94.22%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 33.29%.

Federal Way Educational Attainment by Race

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$42,579

Average Earnings

$47,886

Average Male

$37,070

Average Female

Federal Way Earnings by Educational Attainment

Federal Way Language by Age

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Federal Way Language

63.78% of Federal Way residents speak only English, while 36.22% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 12.86% of the population.

Federal Way Language

Federal Way Poverty by Race

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11.18%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.47%

Male Poverty Rate

12.91%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Federal Way

The race most likely to be in poverty in Federal Way is Islander, with 16.28% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.50%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.80%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.38%.

Federal Way Poverty

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Federal Way Poverty Rate by Education

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Federal Way Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Federal Way Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Federal Way Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

47.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.4%

Male Marriage Rate

46.2%

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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5,229

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Federal Way Veterans by War

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Federal Way Veterans by Age

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Federal Way Veterans by Race

Federal Way Veterans by Education

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7.05%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.99%

Veteran Disability Rate

Federal Way Veterans by Education

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66.6%

Labor Force Participation

63.2%

Employment Rate

4.9%

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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42.83%

Born in Federal Way

73.26%

Native Born

26.74%

Foreign Born

13.62%

Non Citizen

13.12%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

73.26% of Federal Way residents were born in the United States, with 42.83% having been born in Washington. 13.62% 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

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Federal Way Population by Year