Federal Way is a town in Washington with a population of just under 95,000. The city's residents, with an average age of just over 37, skew younger than most cities in Washington. Home ownership is more common than renting in the area, and 43% of residents rent. The average rent of $1,219 per month is roughly the same as the state average.
Federal Way residents have an average commute of about 37 minutes, longer than the state average of about 29 minutes. Driving is the most common way to get to work, selected by 41% of commuters, while public transportation is used by only 4% of the population. Walking isn't a common method of commuting to work.
Compared to the national average (5%), Federal Way has a relatively large concentration of residents older than 25 who have an Associate's degree (8%). In addition, 17% possess a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree. If you're looking for a number of career options, Federal Way has a surplus. The four most common industries are retail, healthcare, manufacturing, and entertainment. Together, these industries account for 25% of the city's labor force. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many of the city's residents work in sales, making it the top field in the city. Federal Way workers take home an average annual income of just under $77,000, about $5,000 less than the average Washington resident. However, Federal Way's average income is fairly average compared to the national level of $73,345.