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Population (year 2000): 83,259. Estimated population in July 2005: 83,088 (-0.2% change)
Males: 40,944 (49.2%), Females: 42,315 (50.8%)

King County

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Median resident age: 32.5 years
Median household income: $49,278 (year 2000)
Median house value: $171,700 (year 2000)

Federal Way, WA residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in Federal Way:

  • White Non-Hispanic (66.1%)
  • Black (7.9%)
  • Hispanic (7.5%)
  • Two or more races (5.3%)
  • Korean (5.3%)
  • Other race (3.7%)
  • American Indian (2.1%)
  • Filipino (2.0%)
  • Vietnamese (1.2%)
  • Chinese (1.2%)
  • Other Asian (1.0%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander (1.0%)
  • Asian Indian (0.8%)
  • Japanese (0.7%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (15.9%), English (10.3%), Irish (9.7%), Norwegian (5.3%), United States (4.5%), Italian (2.9%).

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Elevation: 500 feet

Land area: 21.0 square miles

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For population 25 years and over in Federal Way

  • High school or higher: 89.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 26.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.2%
  • Unemployed: 5.2%
  • Mean travel time to work: 30.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Federal Way city

  • Never married: 28.5%
  • Now married: 53.9%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 4.3%
  • Divorced: 11.8%

17.4% Foreign born (9.3% Asia, 3.8% Europe, 2.9% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +15,658 (+23.2%).




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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: WA Seattle, (21.7 miles )

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Angeles, CA Los (954.4 miles pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: North, WA (4.5 miles Lakeland South, WA (4.5 miles Lakeland WA (4.7 miles Milton, WA (5.6 miles Fife, Moines, WA Des (5.8 miles WA (6.2 miles Algona, WA (6.7 miles Edgewood, WA (7.2 miles Pacific,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 108 buildings, average cost: $181,200
  • 1997: 151 buildings, average cost: $187,700
  • 1998: 104 buildings, average cost: $199,800
  • 1999: 117 buildings, average cost: $196,400
  • 2000: 42 buildings, average cost: $241,700
  • 2001: 22 buildings, average cost: $194,100
  • 2002: 152 buildings, average cost: $227,900
  • 2003: 115 buildings, average cost: $243,000
  • 2004: 112 buildings, average cost: $255,300

Latitude: 47.31 N, Longitude: 122.34 W


Federal Way, Washington business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (15.3%), Educational,health and social services (15.2%), Retail trade (12.6%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -11,812 (-14.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 9,413 (22.8%)


 

Crime in Federal Way by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 4 6 4 4 2 0
    per 100,000 4.8 7.2 4.8 4.8 2.4 0.0
Rapes 53 43 49 34 50 50
    per 100,000 63.7 51.6 58.9 40.8 60.1 60.1
Robberies 115 128 125 108 125 121
    per 100,000 138.1 153.7 150.1 129.7 150.1 145.3
Assaults 167 158 141 120 120 109
    per 100,000 200.6 189.8 169.4 144.1 144.1 130.9
Burglaries 573 533 522 677 672 759
    per 100,000 688.2 640.2 627.0 813.1 807.1 911.6
Thefts 3,097 3,072 3,516 3,347 3,145 3,257
    per 100,000 3719.7 3689.7 4223.0 4020.0 3777.4 3911.9
Auto thefts 808 849 1,180 1,206 1,204 1,118
    per 100,000 970.5 1019.7 1417.3 1448.5 1446.1 1342.8
386.4 385.9 433.4 422.5 423.6 421.5


Average climate in Federal Way, Washington

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Birthplace of: Leighton O'Brien - Major League Soccer player (Real Salt Lake, born: Mar 14, 1976), Marc Axton - College basketball player (Eastern Wash. Eagles), Virgil Matthews - College basketball player (Montana Grizzlies).


Main business address for: WEYERHAEUSER CO (LUMBER & WOOD PRODUCTS (NO FURNITURE)).


Hospital/medical center in Federal Way:
  • ST FRANCIS COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (34515 - 9TH AVENUE SOUTH)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Federal Way:
  • AUBURN REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 6 miles; AUBURN, WA)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN HOSPITAL & REHAB CENTER (about 9 miles; PUYALLUP, WA)
  • ST JOSEPH MEDICAL CENTER (about 10 miles; TACOMA, WA)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Federal Way:
  • SEATTLE-TACOMA INTL (about 9 miles; SEATTLE, WA; ID: SEA)
  • BOEING FIELD/KING COUNTY INTL (about 15 miles; SEATTLE, WA; ID: BFI)
  • MCCHORD AFB (about 16 miles; TACOMA, WA; ID: TCM)
Other public-use airports nearest to Federal Way:
  • AUBURN MUNI (about 9 miles; AUBURN, WA; ID: S50)
  • VASHON MUNI (about 13 miles; VASHON, WA; ID: 2S1)
  • WILL ROGERS WILEY POST MEML (about 15 miles; RENTON, WA; ID: W36)

Amtrak stations near Federal Way:
  • 8 miles: TACOMA (1001 PUYALLUP AVE.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.
  • 20 miles: SEATTLE (303 S. JACKSON ST.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other and Unallocable 8 $33,346 $50,019 4 $7,100
Natural Resources 14 $56,716 $48,613 0 $0
Financial Administration 17 $77,768 $54,895 3 $3,484
Other Government Administration 31 $148,488 $57,479 15 $23,002
Judicial and Legal 20 $82,896 $49,737 5 $19,332
Police Protection - Officers 109 $620,134 $68,271 0 $0
Police - Other 32 $115,786 $43,419 2 $3,260
Streets and Highways 26 $135,814 $62,683 2 $4,380
Solid Waste Management 1 $4,800 $57,600 1 $2,610
Parks and Recreation 29 $120,466 $49,848 75 $48,850
Totals for Government 287 $1,396,214 $58,378 107 $112,018


Colleges/Universities in Federal Way:
  • GENE JUAREZ ACADEMY OF BEAUTY-BRANCH CAMPUS (Full-time enrollment: 155; Location: 2222 S 314 ST; Private, for-profit)
  • ETON TECHNICAL INSTITUTE (FT enrollment: 101; Location: 31919 6TH AVE S; Private, for-profit; Website: etontech.com)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Federal Way:
  • HIGHLINE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 7 miles; DES MOINES, WA; Full-time enrollment: 4,288)
  • BATES TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 10 miles; TACOMA, WA; FT enrollment: 3,710)
  • UNIVERSITY OF PUGET SOUND (about 11 miles; TACOMA, WA; FT enrollment: 2,754)
  • GREEN RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 13 miles; AUBURN, WA; FT enrollment: 4,568)
  • TACOMA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 14 miles; TACOMA, WA; FT enrollment: 3,710)
  • SEATTLE COMMUNITY COLLEGE-SOUTH CAMPUS (about 16 miles; SEATTLE, WA; FT enrollment: 3,013)
  • CLOVER PARK TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 16 miles; LAKEWOOD, WA; FT enrollment: 3,819)
Public high schools in Federal Way:
  • DECATUR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,726; Location: 2800 SW 320TH ST; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • FEDERAL WAY SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,686; Location: 30611 16TH AV S; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • TODD BEAMER HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,156; Location: 35999 16TH AV S; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • H. S. TRUMAN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 201; Location: 31455 28TH AV S; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • EMPLOYMENT TRANSITION PROGRAM (Students: 28; Location: 30611 16TH AV S; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • MERIT SCHOOL (Students: 7; Location: 36001 1ST AV S; Grades: 07 - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Federal Way:
  • ILLAHEE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,018; Location: 36001 1ST AVE S; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • SACAJAWEA MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 900; Location: 1101 S DASH POINT RD; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • LAKOTA MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 766; Location: 1415 SW 314TH ST; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • SAGHALIE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 728; Location: 33914 19TH AV SW; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • MARK TWAIN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 540; Location: 2450 S STAR LAKE RD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • NAUTILUS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 486; Location: 1000 S 298TH ST; Grades: PK - 05)
  • SHERWOOD FOREST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 486; Location: 34600 12TH AV SW; Grades: KG - 05)
  • WILDWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 480; Location: 2405 S 300TH ST; Grades: PK - 05)
  • SILVER LAKE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 473; Location: 1310 SW 325TH ST; Grades: KG - 05)
  • MIRROR LAKE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 453; Location: 625 S 314TH ST; Grades: KG - 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Federal Way:
  • BROOKLAKE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 533; Location: 629 S 356TH ST; Grades: PK - 6)
  • ST VINCENT DE PAUL SCHOOL (Students: 284; Location: 30527 EIGHTH AVENUE S; Grades: 1 - 8)
  • SPRING VALLEY MONTESSORI SCHOO (Students: 211; Location: 36605 PACIFIC HWY SO; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST LUKE'S LUTHERAN PRESCHOOL & (Students: 172; Location: 515 S 312TH STREET; Grades: PK - KG)
  • HOLY INNOCENTS SCH OF NW (Students: 22; Location: 2530 S 298TH STREET; Grades: KG - 9)
  • TOWER MONTESSORI (Students: 15; Location: 1610 SW DASH PT RD; Grades: KG - 1)

Notable locations in Federal Way: Jafco Center (A), Lakehaven (B), Webb Center (C), Center Plaza (D), Seatac Village (E), Sea-Tac Plaza (F), Parkway Center (G). their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Seatac Mall (1). its location on the map

Cemeteries: Georges Cemetery (1), Gethsemane Cemetery (2). their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Mud Lake (A), Marlake (B), Brook Lake (C), Mirror Lake (D), Panther Lake (E), Steel Lake (F), Lake Jean (G), Lake Jeane (H). their locations on the map

Creek: Joes Creek (A). its location on the map

Parks in Federal Way include: Dash Point State Park (1), Steel Lake Park (2). their locations on the map


Federal Way compared to Washington state average:

  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • House age below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Federal Way:
  • KJR (950 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA)
  • KTTH (770 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KIRO (710 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KYCW (1090 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KNWX (1210 AM; 28 kW; AUBURN-FEDERAL WAY, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KGNW (820 AM; 50 kW; BURIEN-SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KOMO (1000 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • KHHO (850 AM; 10 kW; TACOMA, WA; Owner: ACKERLEY MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KIXI (880 AM; 50 kW; MERCER ISLAND/SEATTL, WA; Owner: BELLEVUE RADIO, INC.)
  • KVI (570 AM; 5 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • KKMO (1360 AM; 5 kW; TACOMA, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KKOL (1300 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KRIZ (1420 AM; 10 kW; RENTON, WA; Owner: KRIZ BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Federal Way:
  • KBTC-FM (91.7 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: BATES TECHNICAL COLLEGE)
  • KQBZ (100.7 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KMTT (103.7 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KNDD (107.7 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KYPT (96.5 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KBSG-FM (97.3 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KISW (99.9 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KBKS (106.1 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KING-FM (98.1 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: CLASSIC RADIO, INC.)
  • KLSY-FM (92.5 FM; BELLEVUE, WA; Owner: BELLEVUE RADIO INC.)
  • KPLU-FM (88.5 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: PACIFIC LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY, INC.)
  • KWJZ (98.9 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ORCA RADIO, INC.)
  • KZOK-FM (102.5 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KMPS-FM (94.1 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KRWM (106.9 FM; BREMERTON, WA; Owner: SEASCAPE RADIO, INC.)
  • KJR-FM (95.7 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ACKERLEY MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KUBE (93.3 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ACKERLEY MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KPLZ-FM (101.5 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • KNHC (89.5 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: SEATTLE PUBLIC SCHOOLS)
  • KGRG (89.9 FM; AUBURN, WA; Owner: GREEN RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around Federal Way:
  • KSTW (Channel 11; TACOMA, WA; Owner: UPN TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • KING-TV (Channel 5; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: KING BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K58DP (Channel 58; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • KBTC-TV (Channel 28; TACOMA, WA; Owner: BATES TECHNICAL COLLEGE)
  • KTWB-TV (Channel 22; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KOMO-TV (Channel 4; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE TV, L.L.C.)
  • KCTS-TV (Channel 9; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: KCTS TELEVISION)
  • KIRO-TV (Channel 7; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: KIRO-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KHCV (Channel 45; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: NORTH PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KWPX (Channel 33; BELLEVUE, WA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • K57HB (Channel 57; EUREKA, CA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KONG-TV (Channel 16; EVERETT, WA; Owner: KONG-TV, INC.)
  • KCPQ (Channel 13; TACOMA, WA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION NORTHWEST, INC.)
  • KWDK (Channel 56; TACOMA, WA; Owner: PUGET SOUND EDUCATIONAL TV, INC.)
  • K68DL (Channel 68; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KWOG (Channel 51; BELLEVUE, WA; Owner: AFRICAN-AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO.OF BELLEVUE, INC.)
  • K67GJ (Channel 67; POINT PULLEY, ETC., WA; Owner: KIRO-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • K54GS (Channel 54; PUYALLUP, WA; Owner: KIRO-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

Source: City-Data.com


 

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