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Demographics

Population

Federal Way’s population rate makes it the 11th largest city in Washington and the fifth largest out of 38 incorporated communities in King County.

Federal Way’s population is young with more than 50 percent below 34 years of age. Nearly 80 percent of the population is under 54 years of age. Only 10 percent of the population is of retirement age. Federal Way has a younger population than Seattle and Tacoma.

  • 2010
  • 2013

Federal Way Age of Population by Residents (2010) No. of People

  • Younger than 5 (6,325)
  • 5 to 19 (19,051)
  • 20 to 24 (6,594)
  • 25 to 34 (12,789)
  • 35 to 54 (25,347)
  • 55 to 64 (9,963)
  • 65 to 74 (5,178)
  • 75 to 84 (2,763)
  • Older than 85 (1,296)

Source: U.S. Census and city of Federal Way

Federal Way Labor Force by Sector (2013)

Industry
Education & Health Care 7700 Employed
Retail 4800 Employed
Professional Business Services 4500 Employed
Manufacturing 4700 Employed
Art & Tourism 4300 Employed
Transportation/Utilities 3900 Employed
Construction 3100 Employed
Fire 2400 Employed
Other 2100 Employed
Wholesale 2100 Employed
Government 1800 Employed
Information 1000 Employed

Source: U.S. Census and city of Federal Way

Largest Employers
Federal Way School District 2600 Employees
World Vision 1704 Employees
Xerox Commercial Services 1350 Employees
Weyerhaeuser 1225 Employees
St. Francis 875 Employees
Norpoint Entertainment LLC (Wild Waves) 871 Employees
U.S. Postal Service 616 Employees
Wal-Mart 560 Employees
City of Federal Way 480 Employees
DaVita 318 Employees
Safeway 254 Employees
Virginia Mason Health Care 253 Employees
Costco 221 Employees
BergerABM Inc. 220 Employees
Fred Meyer 220 Employees

Source: city of Federal Way

Area Median Household Income (2009-2013)

  • Federal Way ($55,872)
  • King County ($71,811)
  • Pierce County ($59,204)

Source: U.S. Census

Federal Way Cost of Living

  • Overall
  • Grocery
  • Health
  • Housing
  • Utilities
  • Transportation
  • Misc.

Source: Sperling’s Best Places. Indices are based on the U.S. average of 100.

Educational Attainment

  • High School Grad or Higher
  • Bachelor’s or Higher

Source: U.S. Census