Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA

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Population

126,910

0.499% growth

Median Age

38.2


Median Household Income

$61,772

5.52% growth

Poverty Rate

11.9%


Number of Employees

60,791

0.672% growth

Median Property Value

$293,600

7.7% growth

About

In 2017, Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA had a population of 127k people with a median age of 38.2 and a median household income of $61,772. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA grew from 126,280 to 126,910, a 0.499% increase and its median household income grew from $58,543 to $61,772, a 5.52% increase.

The population of Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA is 51.3% White Alone, 18.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.9% Asian Alone. 31.9% of the people in Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA speak a non-English language, and 87.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA are Highline College (1,938 degrees awarded in 2016), Cortiva Institute-Seattle (479053) (109 degrees), and Gene Juarez Academy of Beauty-Federal Way (101 degrees).

The median property value in Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA is $293,600, and the homeownership rate is 57.7%. Most people in Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 31.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA employs 60.8k people. The largest industries in Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA are Construction (5,011 people), Restaurants & Food Services (4,107 people), and Hospitals (2,667 people), and the highest paying industries are Legal services ($126,622), Aerospace products & parts manufacturing ($97,303), and Aircraft & parts manufacturing ($89,792).

Median household income in Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA is $61,772. Males in Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA have an average income that is 1.2 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,689. The income inequality in Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.439, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$61,772

2017 value

± $2,050

5.52%

1 Year Growth

± 4.82%

Households in Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA have a median annual income of $61,772, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $58,543 in 2016, which represents a 5.52% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$60,746

Average Male Salary

± $7,956

$50,689

Average Female Salary

± $7,348

In 2017, full-time male employees in Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA made 1.2 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $52,566 ± $6,225

  2. American Indian

    $49,803 ± $69,234

  3. Asian

    $47,969 ± $14,350

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA workers was White. These workers were paid 1.06 times more than American Indian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

0.439

2017 Wage GINI

0.443

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA was 0.439 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.762% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2017, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA was Sammamish, Issaquah, Mercer Island & Newcastle Cities PUMA, WA with a value of $143,164, followed by Snoqualmie City, Cottage Lake, Union Hill & Novelty Hill PUMA, WA and Greater Bellevue City PUMA, WA, with respective values of $137,460 and $121,687.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

11.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA (15k out of 126k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 6 - 11.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    6,668 ± 668

  2. Hispanic

    3,637 ± 578

  3. Black

    2,541 ± 469

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

60.8k

2017 Value

0.672%

1 Year growth

± 0.672%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA grew at a rate of 0.672%, from 60.4k employees to 60.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA, are Janitors & building cleaners (1,967 people), Miscellaneous managers (1,894 people), and Customer service representatives (1,704 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA, by number of employees, are Janitors & building cleaners (1,967 people), Miscellaneous managers (1,894 people), and Customer service representatives (1,704 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA has an unusually high number of residents working as Models, demonstrators, & product promoters (6.86 times higher than expected), Aerospace engineers (6.34 times), and Construction & building inspectors (4.87 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA, by average salary, are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers ($198,226), Physicians & surgeons ($185,628), and Medical & health services managers ($149,927).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

60.8k

2017 Value

0.672%

1 Year growth

± 0.672%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA grew at a rate of 0.672%, from 60.4k employees to 60.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA, are Construction (5,011 people), Restaurants & Food Services (4,107 people), and Hospitals (2,667 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA, though some of these residents may live in Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA, by number of employees, are Construction (5,011 people), Restaurants & Food Services (4,107 people), and Hospitals (2,667 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA has an unusually high number of Aircraft & parts manufacturing (8.51 times higher than expected), Aerospace products & parts manufacturing (5.99 times), and Air transportation (5.89 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA, by average salary, are Legal services ($126,622), Aerospace products & parts manufacturing ($97,303), and Aircraft & parts manufacturing ($89,792).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Washington to other states, or from other states to Washington.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $38.6B

  2. $37.2B

  3. $28.3B

In 2015, the top outbound Washington product (by dollars) was Transport equip. with $38.6B, followed by Mixed freight ($37.2B) and Gasoline ($28.3B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Washington products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$296B

2015 Value

$444B

Projected 2045 Value

50.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Washington trade was $296B. This is expected to increase 50.1% to $444B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Washington trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Washington to other states, or from other states to Washington.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $26.3B

  2. $14.2B

  3. $9.45B

In 2015, the top outbound Washington domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Oregon with $26.3B, followed by California with $14.2B and Tennessee and $9.45B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Washington shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

N/A% of the population of Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA has health coverage, with N/A% on employee plans, N/A% on Medicaid, N/A% on Medicare, N/A% on non-group plans, and N/A% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the puma of Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA was $7,913 in 2014. This is a 4% increase from the previous year ($7,609).

Primary care physicians in Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA see 1202 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.839% increase from the previous year (1192 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1254 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 335 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Garfield County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14%). Additionally, Adams County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (36.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,202 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Washington see an average of 1,202 patients per year. This represents a 0.839% increase from the previous year (1,192 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,913

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,328

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,851

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$8,997

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Washington (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4%, from $7,609 to $7,913.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

N/A%

Uninsured

N/A%

Employer Coverage

N/A%

Medicaid

N/A%

Medicare

N/A%

Non-Group

N/A%

Military or VA

Between N/A and N/A, the percent of uninsured citizens in Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA N/A by N/A from N/A% to N/A%.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 14% prevalence

  2. 13.6% prevalence

  3. 13.4% prevalence

Garfield County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Washington, at 14%.

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Diversity

Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA is home to a population of 127k people, from which 87.4% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA residents were born outside of the country (N/A people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA is composed of 65.1k White Alone residents (51.3%), 23k Hispanic or Latino residents (18.1%), 16.4k Asian Alone residents (12.9%), 11.4k Black or African American Alone residents (8.97%), 7.35k Two or More Races residents (5.79%), 2.8k Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (2.21%), 574 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.452%), and 309 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.243%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA are Spanish (15,984 speakers), Korean (4,082 speakers), and Tagalog (Incl. Filipino) (2,323 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

36

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.2

42

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA was 38.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 36, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

N/A%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

N/A people

22.3%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

28.1k people

As of 2017, N/A% of Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA residents (N/A people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA was 22.3%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    6,502 ± 1,928 people

  2. Korea

    3,236 ± 1,379 people

  3. Philippines

    2,574 ± 1,233 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA was Mexico, the natal country of 6,502 Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA residents, followed by Korea with 3,236 and Philippines with 2,574.

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Citizenship

87.4%

2017 Citizenship

87.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 87.4% of Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA was 87.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    65.1k ± 1.75k

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    23k ± 2.18k

  3. Asian Alone

    16.4k ± 1.29k

In 2017, there were 2.84 times more White Alone residents (65.1k people) in Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 23k Hispanic or Latino and 16.4k Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish

    15,984 speakers (13.4%)

  2. Korean

    4,082 speakers (3.41%)

  3. Tagalog (Incl. Filipino)

    2,323 speakers (1.94%)

31.9% of Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.8%. In 2017, the most common non-English language spoken in Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA was Spanish. 13.4% of the overall population of Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA are native Spanish speakers. 3.41% speak Korean and 1.94% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    3,046 ± 348

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,133 ± 255

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    738 ± 200

Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.69 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA awarded 2,148 degrees. The student population of Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA is skewed towards women, with 2,818 male students and 4,281 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA are White (719 and 36%), followed by Unknown (367 and 18.4%), Asian (266 and 13.3%), and Black or African American (231 and 11.6%).

The largest universities in Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA by number of degrees awarded are Highline College (1,938 and 90.2%), Cortiva Institute-Seattle (479053) (109 and 5.07%), and Gene Juarez Academy of Beauty-Federal Way (101 and 4.7%).

The most popular majors in Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (695 and 32.4%), Home Health Aide (141 and 6.56%), and General Business (113 and 5.26%).

The median tuition costs in Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $3,056 and $3,056 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 695 degrees awarded

  2. 113 degrees awarded

  3. 81 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 695 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,938 degrees awarded

  2. 109 degrees awarded

  3. 101 degrees awarded

$3,056

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Highline College with 1,938 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

710

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,438

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 710 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA, which is 0.494 times less than the 1,438 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    719 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    367 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    266 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA were to White students. These 719 degrees mean that there were 1.96 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 367 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA was $293,600 in 2017, which is 1.35 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $272,600 to $293,600, a 7.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA is 57.7%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA have an average commute time of 31.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$61,772

Median Household Income

± $2,050

48.1k

Number of Households

± 1,552

In 2017, the median household income of the 48.1k households in Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA grew to $61,772 from the previous year's value of $58,543.

The following chart displays the households in Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$293,600

2017 Median

± $6,050

$272,600

2016 Median

± $4,979

In 2017, the median property value in Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA grew to to $293,600 from the previous year's value of $272,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

57.7%

2017 Homeownership

57.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 57.7% of the housing units in Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 57.2%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

31.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA have a longer commute time (31.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 5.32% of the workforce in Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    70.5%

  2. Carpooled

    11.3%

  3. Public Transit

    9.67%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Public Transit.

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