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Welcome to Federal Way ...

The coastal city of Federal Way is located in King County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Federal Way has a population of 96,289 people<2> (see below for details).

Federal Way was established in 1929.

The community of Federal Way is 370 feet [113 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Federal Way is within the (253) area code.

The ZIP codes for Federal Way: 98001, 98003, 98023, 98063, 98093<4>

Websites for Federal Way ...

Official Website:   www.cityoffederalway.com/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.federalwaychamber.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Federal Way had an population of 96,289 people. This is an increase of 7.82% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 15.65% since the 2000 Census).

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 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 (with a count of 83,259 people).

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

Communities near Federal Way ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Federal Way.

  • Seattle [King County]
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    • Seattle [King County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of Federal Way
    • Estimated population in 2019: 753,675 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seattle
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Seattle<6>
  • Tacoma [Pierce County]
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    • Tacoma [Pierce County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Federal Way
    • Estimated population in 2019: 217,827 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tacoma<6>
  • Renton [King County]
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    • Renton [King County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the north of Federal Way
    • Estimated population in 2019: 101,751 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Renton<6>
  • Lakewood [Pierce County]
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    • Lakewood [Pierce County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Federal Way
    • Estimated population in 2019: 61,037 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lakewood<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Burien [King County]
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      • Burien [King County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the north of Federal Way
      • Estimated population in 2019: 51,500 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burien<6>
    • Puyallup [Pierce County]
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      • Puyallup [Pierce County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the south of Federal Way
      • Estimated population in 2019: 42,361 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Puyallup<6>
    • Issaquah [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Issaquah
      • Issaquah [King County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northeast of Federal Way
      • Estimated population in 2019: 39,509 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Issaquah<6>
    • University Place [Pierce County]
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      • University Place [Pierce County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Federal Way
      • Estimated population in 2019: 34,001 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for University Place<6>
    • SeaTac [King County]
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      • SeaTac [King County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the north of Federal Way
      • Estimated population in 2019: 29,044 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on SeaTac
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for SeaTac<6>
    • Maple Valley [King County]
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      • Maple Valley [King County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the east of Federal Way
      • Estimated population in 2019: 27,202 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maple Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maple Valley<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Federal Way. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Federal Way.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Federal Way.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Federal Way. Our list includes 9 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Federal Way.

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 can read an overview with links that will help you 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 about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Federal Way.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Federal Way: www.cityoffederalway.com/

The official website for King County: www.metrokc.gov/

The official website for State of Washington: https://access.wa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Washington's counties, including King, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Federal Way.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Federal Way - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. 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 WayOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Federal Way. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.3203, Longitude: -122.3134    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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