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Welcome to Federal Way ...

The coastal city of Federal Way is located in King County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2016, Federal Way has a population of 96,757 people<1> (see below for details).

Federal Way was established in 1929.

The community of Federal Way is 370 feet [113 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Federal Way lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Federal Way is located in the (253) area code.

The ZIP codes for Federal Way: 98001, 98003, 98023, 98063, 98093<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Federal Way had a population of 89,306 people. This makes Federal Way the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Federal Way represents 1.33% of the total population of Washington (which has 6,724,540 people), making it the state's 11th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 89,306 people, the population of Federal Way increased 7.26% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 83,259 people).

Taken from the 2016 Census Estimates, Federal Way had an population of 96,757 people. This is an increase of 8.34% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 16.21% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Federal Way.

Communities near Federal Way ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Federal Way and not the distance if you drove.<4>.

Community   2016
Burien   [Map]   50,997   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Issaquah   [Map]   37,322   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Lakewood   [Map]   60,665   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Maple Valley   [Map]   25,698   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Puyallup   [Map]   40,640   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Renton   [Map]   100,953   N   12 miles [19.3 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Federal Way.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Federal Way. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Federal Way. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Federal Way. Our list includes 9 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Federal Way:

Websites for Federal Way ...

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Chamber of Commerce:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Federal Way ...

Looking for more information about Federal Way? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Federal Way, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Federal Way.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People have found Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Federal Way. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Federal Way.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Federal Way - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Federal Way). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Federal Way or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting in Federal Way. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Federal Way) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Federal Way. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Federal Way

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Federal Way. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.3203, Longitude: -122.3134     [Map].

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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Federal Way.