This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.
This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.
Density (Population per mile²)
Compared to New York, Federal Way has a very low population density. Federal Way is perfect for those who like a quiet city.
Federal Way, WA is a great place to live. It has its pros and cons like any city, but with a quality of life rating of 8/10 and an overall value of 8/10, it’s no surprise why so many people choose to live here.
Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Federal Way has a population density of 3,937, with 82,777 current residents.
Out of the 82,777 current residents, 49% are male and 51% are female. 56% of the residents are married and 44% are single.
- 41% Sun
- 39% Rain
- 8% Snow
56°F average temperature
- 27 years Median home age
- $220,570 Median home price
- -14.96% Home appreciation rate
- 10.66% Annual property tax
As for living in Federal Way, the air quality is 36% and the weather, on average, is 41% sunny, 39% rainy, and 8% snowy. The average temperature is 56°F.
Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Federal Way, you should know that 52.9% of homes are owned while 42.5% of homes are rented, and 4.6% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $220,570, the median age of homes is 27 years, the annual home appreciation is -14.96% and the annual property tax is 10.66%.
Crime rate (per 100,000)5
When looking at the community of Federal Way, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Federal Way’s crime rate is 5 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Federal Way is 36 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 69.97% Democratic, 28.03% Republican, and 2.00% Independent.
Student teacher ratio 1:19
Management, Business, Art & Sciences
Sales & Office Occupations
Production, Transportation & Material Moving
Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
89%High school diploma
10%Some college or associates degree
7%Graduate or professional degree
When looking at Federal Way, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 9.40% of residents are unemployed in Federal Way (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Federal Way residents: 14.5% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 17.22% are in the arts and sciences field, 14% are in the customer service field, 31.9% are in the sales field, 0.14% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 9% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 13.3% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:19. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 89.30%, 9.61% of residents have an associate’s degree, 18.99% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 7.16% have a master’s degree.
Average commute time
Daily breakdown: by transport type
Work at home
If you plan on commuting to work in Federal Way, you should be aware that the average commute time is 33 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Federal Way have a few different options. 74% of commuters use their own cars, 15% of commuters carpool, 6% of commuters use the transit system, and 3% of residents work from home.