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Federal Way city, Washington

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Federal Way city, Washington
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 96,289
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 96,289
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 89,295
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 7.8%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 101,030
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 89,306
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
Persons under 18 years, percent
Persons 65 years and over, percent
Female persons, percent
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
Asian alone, percent(a)
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Two or More Races, percent
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 5,883
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 24.7%
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) X
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 55.8%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $328,800
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $1,892
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $681
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $1,334
Building permits, 2020 X
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 35,190
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.72
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 81.3%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 34.0%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 94.6%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 88.3%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 88.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 27.2%
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 7.7%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 67.0%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 61.3%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 182,491
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 716,433
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,184,066
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $12,880
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 35.3
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $67,347
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $31,744
Persons in poverty, percent
Total employer establishments, 2019 X
Total employment, 2019 X
Total annual payroll, 2019 ($1,000) X
Total employment, percent change, 2018-2019 X
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 X
All firms, 2012 6,426
Men-owned firms, 2012 3,148
Women-owned firms, 2012 2,220
Minority-owned firms, 2012 2,336
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 3,531
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 544
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 5,356
Population per square mile, 2010 4,011.9
Land area in square miles, 2010 22.26
FIPS Code 5323515
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2019) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2019). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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