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

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2019 Population
129,653
0.672% 1-year growth
US Senator
Patty Murray
Democratic Party
US Senator
Maria Cantwell
Democratic Party
2019 Median Age
37.6
0.267% 1-year increase
2019 Poverty Rate
11.4%
7.7% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$66,853
2.86% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$346,700
7.2% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
61,106
0.226% 1-year growth

About

In 2019, Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA had a population of 130k people with a median age of 37.6 and a median household income of $66,853. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA grew from 128,787 to 129,653, a 0.672% increase and its median household income grew from $64,997 to $66,853, a 2.86% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA are White (Non-Hispanic) (48.5%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (12.1%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (11.2%), Other (Hispanic) (9.7%), and White (Hispanic) (6.46%). 31.5% of the households in Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 86.9% of the residents in Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in King County (Far Southwest)--Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA are Highline College (1,622 degrees awarded in 2019) and Gene Juarez Academy (407708) (98 degrees).

In 2019, the median property value in Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA was $346,700, and the homeownership rate was 57.1%. Most people in Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 33.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA was 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Washington. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Washington.

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Community Mobility

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Diversity

Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA is home to a population of 130k people, from which 86.9% are citizens. As of 2019, 47.8% of Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA residents were born outside of the country (61.9k people).

In 2019, there were 4.02 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (62.8k people) in Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 15.6k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 14.5k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common foreign languages spoken in Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA are Spanish (16,393 speakers), Korean (3,475 speakers), and Vietnamese (2,316 speakers).

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    62.8k ± 1.64k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    15.6k ± 1.58k
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    14.5k ± 1.12k
18.6%
Hispanic Population
24.2k people

In 2019, there were 4.02 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (62.8k people) in Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 15.6k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 14.5k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

18.6% of the people in Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA are hispanic (24.2k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races 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
    16,393 speakers (13.5%)
  2. Korean
    3,475 speakers (2.86%)
  3. Vietnamese
    2,316 speakers (1.91%)

31.5% 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 22%.

In 2019, the most common non-English language spoken in Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA was Spanish. 13.5% of the overall population of Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA are native Spanish speakers. 2.86% speak Korean and 1.91% speak Vietnamese, the next two most common languages.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

47.8%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
61.9k people
22.8%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
29.3k people

As of 2019, 47.8% of Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA residents (61.9k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 34%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA was 22.8%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

35
Median Native-Born Age
± 1.1
43
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 1.4

In 2019, the median age of all people in Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA was 37.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 35, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA are getting getting older. In 2018, the average age of all Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA residents was 38.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    6,477 ± 1,926 people
  2. Korea
    2,975 ± 1,324 people
  3. Philippines
    2,242 ± 1,152 people

In 2019, 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 6,477 Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA residents, followed by Korea with 2,975 and Philippines with 2,242.

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Citizenship

86.9%
2019 Citizenship
87.5%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 86.9% of Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, 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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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,512 ± 303
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,460 ± 306
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    926 ± 228

Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.72 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA is $66,853. In 2019, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA was Sammamish, Issaquah, Mercer Island & Newcastle Cities PUMA, WA with a value of $150,669, followed by Snoqualmie City, Cottage Lake, Union Hill & Novelty Hill PUMA, WA and Redmond, Kirkland Cities, Inglewood & Finn Hill PUMA, WA, with respective values of $144,935 and $133,649.

Males in Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA have an average income that is 1.28 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,296. The income inequality in Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.428, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA employs 61.1k people. The largest industries in Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA are Construction (5,747 people), Restaurants & Food Services (3,878 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (2,446 people), and the highest paying industries are Architectural, engineering & related services ($103,180), Sporting goods, and hobby & toy stores ($97,038), and Aircraft & parts manufacturing ($96,976).

Wages

Median Household Income

$66,853
2019 value
± $2,131
2.86%
1 Year Growth
± 4.51%

Households in Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA have a median annual income of $66,853, which is more than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $64,997 in 2018, which represents a 2.86% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$64,463
Average Male Salary in Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA
± $8,554
$50,296
Average Female Salary in Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA
± $6,852

In 2019, full-time male employees in Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA made 1.28 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA
  1. White
    $57,080 ± $7,293
  2. Asian
    $53,488 ± $16,011
  3. Two or More Races
    $43,872 ± $15,370

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA workers was White. These workers were paid 1.07 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA.

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Wage Distribution

0.428
2019 Wage GINI in Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA
0.439
2018 Wage GINI in Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA

In 2019, the income inequality in Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA was 0.428 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 2.66% decline from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA was lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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 2019, 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 $150,669, followed by Snoqualmie City, Cottage Lake, Union Hill & Novelty Hill PUMA, WA and Redmond, Kirkland Cities, Inglewood & Finn Hill PUMA, WA, with respective values of $144,935 and $133,649.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

11.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA (14.7k out of 129k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males < 5.

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
    5,852 ± 599
  2. Hispanic
    3,461 ± 533
  3. Black
    3,368 ± 619

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

61.1k
2019 Value
0.226%
1 Year growth
± 0.226%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA grew at a rate of 0.226%, from 61k employees to 61.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA, are Customer service representatives (1,795 people), Other managers (1,647 people), and Janitors & building cleaners (1,494 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 Customer service representatives (1,795 people), Other managers (1,647 people), and Janitors & building cleaners (1,494 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 (7.1 times higher than expected), Transportation security screeners (6.11 times), and Aerospace engineers (6.07 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 Chief executives & legislators ($159,957), Personal financial advisors ($142,667), and Computer systems analysts ($137,215).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

61.1k
2019 Value
0.226%
1 Year growth
± 0.226%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA grew at a rate of 0.226%, from 61k employees to 61.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA, are Construction (5,747 people), Restaurants & Food Services (3,878 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (2,446 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 (5,747 people), Restaurants & Food Services (3,878 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (2,446 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 Bakeries & tortilla manufacturing, except retail bakeries (8.58 times higher than expected), Aircraft & parts manufacturing (7.22 times), and Air transportation (5.46 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 Architectural, engineering & related services ($103,180), Sporting goods, and hobby & toy stores ($97,038), and Aircraft & parts manufacturing ($96,976).

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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. $79.3B
  2. $39.1B
  3. $32.9B

In 2018, the top outbound Washington product (by dollars) was Transport equip. with $79.3B, followed by Mixed freight ($39.1B) and Electronics ($32.9B).

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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$443B
2018 Value in Washington
$972B
Projected 2045 Value in Washington
120% growth

In 2018, total outbound Washington trade was $443B. This is expected to increase 120% to $972B 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. $31.9B
  2. $19.7B
  3. $10.9B

In 2018, the top outbound Washington domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Oregon with $31.9B, followed by California with $19.7B and Illinois and $10.9B.

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

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Washington went to Hillary Rodham Clinton with 52.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (36.8%), followed by Gary Johnson (4.85%). The most partisan county was King County, WA with 71.9% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell are the senators currently representing the state of Washington. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Washington is currently represented by 10 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Hillary Rodham Clinton
Popular Vote for Washington
52.5% for the Democratic Party
Most Partisan Counties in Washington
  1. 71.9% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)
  2. 71.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 68.6% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Washington was King County, WA with 71.9% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

The following map shows the counties in Washington colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Washington

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Patty Murray
Senator from Washington3
Assumed office on January 3, 1993
Maria Cantwell
Senator from Washington1
Assumed office on January 3, 2001

Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell are the senators currently representing Washington.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Washington over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Washington

Washington is currently represented by 10 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Washington have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2019, universities in King County (Far Southwest)--Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA awarded 1,720 degrees. The student population of King County (Far Southwest)--Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA is skewed towards women, with 2,533 male students and 3,943 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in King County (Far Southwest)--Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA are White (515 and 33.7%), followed by Asian (247 and 16.1%), Hispanic or Latino (213 and 13.9%), and Unknown (204 and 13.3%).

The largest universities in King County (Far Southwest)--Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA by number of degrees awarded are Highline College (1,622 and 94.3%) and Gene Juarez Academy (407708) (98 and 5.7%).

The most popular majors in King County (Far Southwest)--Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (709 and 41.2%), Early Childhood Education & Teaching (132 and 7.67%), and General Business (98 and 5.7%).

The median tuition costs in King County (Far Southwest)--Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $3,269 and $3,269 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 709 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 98 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 77 degree-majorss awarded

In 2018, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in King County (Far Southwest)--Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 709 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,622 degrees awarded
  2. 98 degrees awarded
$3,269
Median In-State Public
$N/A
Median Private

In 2019, the King County (Far Southwest)--Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Highline College with 1,622 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

560
Degrees Awarded to Men
1,160
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2019, 560 men were awarded degrees from institutions in King County (Far Southwest)--Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA, which is 0.483 times less than the 1,160 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in King County (Far Southwest)--Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    515 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    247 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    213 degrees awarded

In 2019 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in King County (Far Southwest)--Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA was White students. These 515 degrees mean that there were 2.09 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 247 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA was $346,700 in 2019, which is 1.44 times larger than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $323,400 to $346,700, a 7.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA is 57.1%, which is lower than the national average of 64.1%. People in Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA have an average commute time of 33.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. 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.

Housing

Property Value

$346,700
2019 Median
± $4,935
$323,400
2018 Median
± $5,980

In 2019, the median property value in Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA grew to to $346,700 from the previous year's value of $323,400.

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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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$66,853
Median Household Income
± $2,131
49.1k
Number of Households
± 1,566

In 2019, the median household income of the 49.1k households in Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA grew to $66,853 from the previous year's value of $64,997.

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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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

57.1%
2019 Homeownership
56.4%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 57.1% 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 56.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 64.1%. 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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Commute Time

33.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA have a longer commute time (33.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 5.61% of the workforce in Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

The chart below shows how the median household income in Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA compares to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (71.4%)
  2. Carpooled (11.6%)
  3. Public Transit (8.96%)

In 2019, 71.4% of workers in Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11.6%) and those who used public transit to get to work (8.96%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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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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Health

90.4% of the population of Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA has health coverage, with 44.8% on employee plans, 23.3% on Medicaid, 10.8% on Medicare, 10.3% on non-group plans, and 1.22% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Washington was $7,913 in 2014. This is a 4% increase from the previous year ($7,609).

Primary care physicians in Washington see 1184 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.0845% increase from the previous year (1183 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1198 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 251 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Wahkiakum County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.8%). Additionally, Pend Oreille County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (41.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,184 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Washington

Primary care physicians in Washington see an average of 1,184 patients per year. This represents a 0.0845% increase from the previous year (1,183 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Washington in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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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%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$7,913
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Washington
$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

9.58%
Uninsured
44.8%
Employer Coverage
23.3%
Medicaid
10.8%
Medicare
10.3%
Non-Group
1.22%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA declined by 1.06% from 9.69% to 9.58%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Federal Way, Des Moines Cities & Vashon Island PUMA, WA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.
Most at risk counties
  1. 14.8% prevalence
  2. 14.2% prevalence
  3. 14% prevalence

Wahkiakum County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Washington, at 14.8%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Washington by county over multiple years.

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