Federal Way, Washington Population 2020

97,316

Federal Way is a city located in King County, Washington. With a 2020 population of 97,316, it is the 10th largest city in Washington and the 329th largest city in the United States. Federal Way is currently growing at a rate of 0.14% annually and its population has increased by 8.97% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 89,306 in 2010. Federal Way reached it's highest population of 97,377 in 2017. Spanning over 24 miles, Federal Way has a population density of 4,365 people per square mile.

The average household income in Federal Way is $83,906 with a poverty rate of 12.73%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,224 per month, and the median house value is $307,100. The median age in Federal Way is 35.9 years, 34.2 years for males, and 37.7 years for females. For every 100 females there are 99.5 males.

Federal Way Wa Demographics

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

  • White: 53.16%
  • Asian: 13.53%
  • Black or African American: 13.52%
  • Other race: 8.41%
  • Two or more races: 7.88%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 2.59%
  • Native American: 0.90%
The current population of Federal Way, Washington is 97,316, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 97,044. The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 89,306.

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White51,09653.16%
Asian13,00813.53%
Black or African American12,99113.52%
Some Other Race8,0818.41%
Two or More Races7,5777.88%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2,4892.59%
American Indian and Alaska Native8680.90%

Federal Way Wa Population Pyramid 2020

Federal Way Wa Median Age

35.9


Total

34.2


Male

37.7


Female

Federal Way Wa Adults

There are 73,248 adults, (12,248 of whom are seniors) in Federal Way Wa.

Federal Way Wa Age Dependency

57.6

Age Dependency Ratio

20.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Federal Way Wa Sex Ratio

Female

48,175

50.12%

Male

47,935

49.88%

Federal Way Wa Households and Families

Federal Way Wa Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Federal Way Wa Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married70.4%29.6%
All55.7%44.3%
Non Family45%55%
Male40.4%59.6%
Female40.3%59.7%

55.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All34,9232.7355.7
Married16,1773.3870.4
Non Family11,0491.3245
Female5,2963.3840.3
Male2,4013.3640.4

3.25

Average Family Size

2.73

Average Household Size

6.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Federal Way Wa Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,9964.70%
9th to 12th Grade3,8716.08%
High School Graduate16,10225.27%
Some College15,96325.05%
Associates Degree7,59311.92%
Bachelors Degree12,16019.09%
Graduate Degree5,0287.89%

Federal Way Wa Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White33,66231,77610,410
Asian9,9458,7773,362
Hispanic8,2485,267723
Black7,9217,3941,929
Other Race3,6442,072180
Multiple Races3,1852,954707
Islander1,02989371
Native American525495108

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 94.40%.

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

Name Average Male Female
Overall$41,760$46,449$36,128
Less Than High School$27,497$31,331$21,415
High School Grad$34,507$40,734$26,228
Some College$41,046$48,930$35,113
Bachelors Degree$54,874$64,564$49,707
Graduate Degree$63,397$74,950$54,691

$41,760

Average Earnings

$46,449

Average Male

$36,128

Average Female

Federal Way Wa Language

Federal Way Wa Language by Age

Federal Way Wa Language

67.42% of Federal Way Wa residents speak only English, while 32.58% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 12.32% of the population.

Federal Way Wa Poverty

Federal Way Wa Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White43,1374,0199.32%
Black12,9152,84822.05%
Hispanic17,7682,42913.67%
Asian12,9261,2729.84%
Other8,0811,27115.73%
Multiple7,53098513.08%
Islander2,48476130.64%
Native80910713.23%

12.73%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.49%

Male Poverty Rate

13.98%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Federal Way Wa

The race most likely to be in poverty in Federal Way Wa is Islander, with 30.64% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Federal Way Wa is White, with 9.32% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.72%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.21%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.94%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School19.13%
High School10.12%
Some College9.77%
Bachelors or Greater5.40%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed21.99%
Female Unemployed20.66%
Female Employed6.52%
Male Employed4.30%

Federal Way Wa Income

Federal Way Wa Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$66,011$83,906
Families$74,256$92,266
Married Families$93,713$109,289
Non Families$46,322$58,733

Federal Way Wa Marital Status

Federal Way Wa Marital Status

Marriage Rates

46.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.7%

Male Marriage Rate

44.6%

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

6,084

Number of Veterans

5,477

Male Veterans

607

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam2,045
First Gulf War1,262
Second Gulf War1,076
Korea406
World War II220
Name Veterans % of Total
White4,30010.33%
Black96410.40%
Asian4313.89%
Hispanic3633.46%
2 or More1814.59%
Other982.02%
Hawaiian734.53%
Indian375.31%

$Federal Way Wa Veterans by Education

4.54%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.56%

Veteran Disability Rate

Federal Way Wa Employment Status

67.6%

Labor Force Participation

63%

Employment Rate

6.5%

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

42.79%

Born in Washington

75.98%

Native Born

24.02%

Foreign Born

12.15%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

75.98% of Federal Way Wa residents were born in the United States, with 42.79% having been born in Washington. 12.15% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202097,3161360.14%
201997,1801360.14%
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%