Federal Way Population Statistics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated August 2021.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

Federal Way Population & Age Distribution

 

Total Population
96,289

Age

Under 5 Years:
7.2%
5 - 17:
16.9%
18 - 24:
9.8%
25 - 34:
14.9%
35 - 54:
25.2%
55 - 64:
12.9%
Over 65 Years:
13.1%

Educational Attainment of Adults

 
Attending College
4.3%
4.3%
High School Graduates
88.9%
88.9%
College Graduated
27.2%
27.2%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Income

 

Per capita Income

Federal Way
$31,744
$31,744
USA
$34,103
$34,103

Median household income

Federal Way
$67,347
$67,347
USA
$62,843
$62,843

Individuals Below Poverty Level:
12.1%

Employment Industries in Federal Way

 
Retail
12.0%
12.0%
Healthcare
12.0%
12.0%
Manufacturing
10.1%
10.1%
Transportation
9.5%
9.5%
Construction
8.4%
8.4%
Accommodation
8.0%
8.0%
Administration
6.0%
6.0%
Education
5.6%
5.6%
Professional, scientific, and technical services
5.4%
5.4%
Other
5.0%
5.0%
Public Service
4.3%
4.3%
Finance
3.9%
3.9%
Wholesale
3.3%
3.3%
Real estate
2.2%
2.2%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Race & Ethnic Diversity

 
White
44.4%
44.4%
Hispanic or Latino (Of Any Race)
18.7%
18.7%
Black or African American
14.0%
14.0%
Asian
12.6%
12.6%
Other Race / Two or More Races
7.1%
7.1%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islanders
2.6%
2.6%
American Indian and Alaska Native
0.7%
0.7%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Ancestries & Languages Spoken

 

Ancestry (Top 20)

German
10.8%
10.8%
English
6.4%
6.4%
Irish
6.1%
6.1%
Norwegian
3.1%
3.1%
Ukrainian
2.7%
2.7%
Italian
2.6%
2.6%
European
2.5%
2.5%
African
2.1%
2.1%
French
1.9%
1.9%
Swedish
1.9%
1.9%
Dutch
1.4%
1.4%
Scottish
1.4%
1.4%
Polish
1.3%
1.3%
Russian
1.3%
1.3%
Scots-Irish
1.2%
1.2%
Kenyan
0.8%
0.8%
British
0.7%
0.7%
Scandinavian
0.7%
0.7%
Welsh
0.7%
0.7%
Northern European
0.6%
0.6%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Languages Spoken (Top 20)

English
66.0%
66.0%
Spanish
12.8%
12.8%
Korean
4.0%
4.0%
Slavic languages
2.5%
2.5%
Tagalog
1.8%
1.8%
Vietnamese
1.8%
1.8%
African languages
1.7%
1.7%
Chinese
1.4%
1.4%
Russian
1.3%
1.3%
Pacific Island languages
1.3%
1.3%
French
1.0%
1.0%
Native American languages
0.5%
0.5%
Other Asian languages
0.4%
0.4%
Langs. of India
0.4%
0.4%
German/Yiddish
0.4%
0.4%
Arabic
0.4%
0.4%
Japanese
0.3%
0.3%
Thai
0.1%
0.1%
Other Indo-European
0.1%
0.1%
Serbo-Croatian
0.1%
0.1%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Foreign Born Federal Way Residents:
24.7%