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Quick Facts

  • Incorporated: February 28, 1990
  • County: King
  • Population: 89,350 (2010 Census); 90,147 (WA State Dept of Finance 2014)
  • Housing Units: 35,626 (WA State Dept. of Finance, 2014)
  • Registered Voters: 49,336 (2007)
  • Type of Government: Mayor-Council
  • Location: Federal Way is located in the southwestern corner of King County on a plateau between Puget Sound and the Green River Valley, approximately 25 miles south of downtown Seattle and eight miles north of downtown Tacoma. The city is served by Interstate 5 and state highways 18, 99 and 509.
  • Businesses: Approximately 2,650
  • Parks: Federal Way has 31 developed parks and 19 open space parks on approximately 1,141 acres of land, and also boasts the BPA and West Campus trails totalling nearly 3.5 miles.
  • Schools: All Federal Way schools are in the Federal Way Public School District. Call 253.945.2000 for locations, or visit them on the web.
  • Area: Approximately 21.5 square miles
  • Elevation: Sea level to 515 feet
  • Temperature: Average high of 75 degrees in July; Average low of 33 degrees in January.
  • City Mailing Address:
    City of Federal Way
    33325 8th Ave S
    Federal Way, WA 98003