Federal Way, WA 98003 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 98003: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Federal Way, WA 98003

Acceptable Alternative
Auburn, WA 98003

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,749
  • Single Family Addresses: 11,943
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 6,304
  • County: King County
  • Centroid: Latitude 47.31, Longitude -122.314
  • Time Zone: Pacific Time Zone (UTC -8 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Federal Way, WA 98003 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 48,035
Daytime Population: Workers 30,727
Daytime Population: Residents 26,290
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 57,017
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.19
Population in Households 47,402
Population in Familes 36,500
Population in Group Qrtrs 633
Population Density2 4,131
Diversity Index3 80


Median Household Income $54,122
Average Household Income $72,232
Per Capita Income $28,304


Total Housing Units 19,452 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,175 (47.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 9,347 (48.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 930 ( 4.8%)
Median Home Value $258,445
Average Home Value $295,869


Total Households 18,522
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 11,358
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.42% 1.32%
Households 1.24% 1.23%
Families 1.3% 1.26%
Median Household Income   1.64%
Per Capita Income   2.42%

Federal Way, WA 98003 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 98003 to the other 585 ZIP Codes in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 21 97th
Population Density # 66 89th
Diversity Index # 25 96th
Median Household Income # 301 49th
Per Capita Income # 306 48th

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