Federal WayEXPLORE WASHINGTON’S FIRST LOGGING TOWN
Federal Way has fostered quality commercial and residential growth, and enhanced the quality of life for its residents with infrastructure improvements, diverse recreational opportunities and high-quality parks. Federal Way’s future includes plans for a vibrant City Center, with mixed-use commercial and residential development in the downtown business area and access to public transportation.
Originally the hub of Washington’s logging industry, Federal Way has come a long way. They host the largest theme park in Washington: Wild Waves and Enchanted Village. It is also the site for the King County Aquatic Center that has hosted the US Olympic Trials for diving in 2000, 2012, and will hopefully again in 2020. They are a community steeped with natural beauty and filled with lush gardens. Nearly 1 million tourists visit Federal Way every year.
CURRENT POPULATION INFO: 100,000 (2017), Median age: 35, Bachelor’s Degree or Higher: 24%, Median Home Price: $340,000, Median Household Income: $55,872
Federal Way Public Schools has established a track record of courageous innovation to ensure that each student graduates with the skills and academic knowledge they need to be successful. There are approximately 23,000 scholars and 2,500 staff members in 39 diverse and dynamic schools.
67.8% Ethnicity other than white
59.2% Free & Reduced Lunch
13.5% Special Ed
Federal Way Public Schools include 21 elementary schools, two K-8th grade schools, seven middle schools, four high schools, and five specialized schools that offer alternate learning experiences. The school district’s service area includes Federal Way and portions of three other cities, Des Moines, Auburn and Kent, and areas of unincorporated King County. The population of the district’s service area totals about 120,000.