Federal Way, Washington 

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+19.9% since 2000

Unemployment Rate


Cost of Living

134.1 / 100

Median Home Price


Median Income


Comfort Index (Climate)

9.3 / 5.5

summer / winter

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Best Places to Live in Federal Way, Washington

Federal Way, Washington is an amazing city located in western Washington. It's known for its stunning views of Puget Sound, diverse culture, and vibrant nightlife. Visitors can take advantage of outdoor activities like exploring Dash Point State Park or going for a walk at Celebration Park to explore the local area. History buffs can visit places like Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center or Twin Lakes Golf & Country Club to gain insight into local history. After exploring, sample delicious food from restaurants like Shogun Steakhouse or Mamma Maria’s Pizza. With so much to offer, Federal Way is a great place to visit for an unforgettable experience! Regional center - East shore of Puget Sound in west-central Washington.
State: Washington
County: King County
Metro Area: Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue Metro Area
City: Federal Way
Zip Codes: 98023 98003
Cost of Living: 34.1% higher
Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Elevation: 125 ft above sea level

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What Bert Has To Say About Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue Metro Area

Seattle is a lively and cosmopolitan city beautifully set in a dramatic backdrop of water, forests and mountains. The main downtown area sits on a narrow, hilly strip of land between Puget Sound to the west and Lake Washington to the east. Modern skyscrapers rise on high hills in the city center, with residential units lining the lower areas along the water and north of downtown.


The unemployment rate in Federal Way is 7.1% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Federal Way jobs have increased by 2.6%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Federal Way's cost of living is 34.1% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Federal Way's Cost of Living

August, July and September are the most pleasant months in Federal Way, while December and January are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, King county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 75.0% to 22.2%. More Voting Stats

Federal Way's population is 99,792 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 8.1%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 33.6 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Federal Way is . Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 7.4%.

Federal Way public schools spend $10,279 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 18.8 students per teacher in Federal Way. More Education

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Housing Market in Federal Way

It's a good time to buy in Federal Way. Home Appreciation is up 7.4% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Federal Way is .

Reviews for Federal Way   13 Reviews
we want to move need help we just have 2 months - 2/9/2014
I want to move my family to austin i havent bin there but we want some ware housing is affortable i have four boys age 6,3,2 and a baby of 2 months and ware theres jobs... Read More

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Cost of Living in Federal Way - 1/2/2013
I have lived in Brooklyn NY, West Palm Beach & Port St Lucie, FL and now Federal Way, WA. While the cost of living here is higher than Florida, it is definitely lower... Read More

Bicycling - 8/15/2011
I work and live in Federal Way. I start most of my days with a bicycle ride. There are good roads, a few paved trails. Plenty of secondary roads are available for... Read More

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