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, 2016)


Total Population 46,346
Population in Households 45,708
Population in Familes 35,307
Population in Group Qrtrs 638
Population Density1 4,004
Diversity Index2 79


Total Households 17,788
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 10,918
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 18,963 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,831 (46.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,957 (47.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,175 ( 6.2%)
Median Home Value $246,166
Average Home Value $276,495


Median Household Income $51,813
Average Household Income $67,598
Per Capita Income $26,417
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.01% 1.23%
Households 0.74% 1.1%
Families 0.8% 1.16%
Median Household Income   0.66%
Per Capita Income   1.44%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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, 2016 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 # 22 96th
Population Density1 # 69 88th
Diversity Index2 # 25 96th
Median Household Income # 304 48th
Per Capita Income # 320 45th

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