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Federal Way is a city in King County, in the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue metro area.

The community's name comes from its location along Highway 99, a federal highway.

The latitude of Federal Way is 47.322N. The longitude is -122.311W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 463 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 81,711.


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Median household income
Local
$49,278
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Federal Way demographic reports
The community began to change a great deal in the 1970s, when the community became a more attractive residential area.

The community incorporated, with the idea of controlling growth, in 1990.

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 297. The number of murders and homicides was 2. The violent crime rate was 3.6 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Kyle Secor, actor
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Nearby parks & recreation: Dash Point State Park, West Hylebos State Park
Federal Way attractions: Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden, Pacific Rim Bonsai Collection
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 104

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15% of Federal Way residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Federal Way ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Federal Way was $22,451, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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26% of Federal Way residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Federal Way, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $664.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,341.


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Libraries in Federal Way include Federal Way 320th Library, Federal Way Regional Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Federal Way include Federal Way Mirror, Federal Way News

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King County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Federal Way political report.

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The average commute time for Federal Way workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 8 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Federal Way between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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