Zip Code 98003 Map and Profile

Official Zip Code NameFederal Way
Zip Code StateWashington
Zip Code TypeNon-Unique
Primary County: King
Area Code253
Current Population:44151
Racial Majority: 48.62%
Public School Racial Majority:White 30.8%
Unemployment Rate:9.8%
Median Household Income$54844
Average Adjusted Gross Income$51770
School Test Performance:Average
Average Commute Time28.8 Minutes
Current Time:
PDT
Time Zone:Pacific Daylight Time
Elevation Range279 - 459 ft.
Area12 Sqm.
Coordinates(Y,X)47.30775070, -122.31434631

Zip Code 98003 Description

Zip Code 98003 is located in the state of Washington in the Seattle - Tacoma metro area. Zip code 98003 is primarily located in King County. The official US Postal Service name for 98003 is FEDERAL WAY, Washington. Portions of zip code 98003 are contained within or border the city limits of Federal Way, WA, Lakeland South, WA, Lakeland North, WA, Milton, WA, Des Moines, WA, and Kent, WA. The area code for zip code 98003 is 253. 98003 can be classified socioeconically as a Middle Class class zipcode in comparison to other zipcodes in Washington.

The current unemployment level in 98003 is 9.8% which is higher than the current county unemployment level of 3.9% and is higher than the current state unemployment at 7.4% and higher than the current national unemployment rate at 7.9%.

According the 2010 US Census, the population of 98003 increased to 44151 from 42255 over the past 10 years. The majority ethnicity residing in 98003 is while the majority ethnicity attending 98003 public schools is White. 60.1% of students in 98003 public schools receive or are eligible to participate in free or reduced lunch programs.

20142010Change(+/-)
 White 22186 48.62% 21905 +1%
 Black Or African American 4529 9.93% 4618 -2%
 Hispanic 8248 18.08% 8064 +2%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 422 0.92% 340 +24%
 Asian 6279 13.76% 5535 +13%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 924 2.02% 1368 -32%
 Other Race 103 0.31% 103 +36%
 Two Or More Races 2218 6.36% 2218 +31%

Zip Code 98003 Race/Ethnicity

 White 30.8%
 Black Or African American 12.8%
 Hispanic 27.2%
 Asian 12.1%
 Hawaii/Pacific Islander 5.4%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 1%
 Two or More Races 10.7%

Zip Code 98003 Public School Race/Ethnicity Profile

20102000
Total Population4415142255
Male Population48.30%
Female Population51.70%
Total Households17250
Test Score PerformanceAverage
Percentage of Students Eligible For
Free or Reduced Lunch
60.1%
Percentage of Public Schools with
Title 1 Status
76.9%
Median Household Income$54844
Income Under $50K Per Year44.50%
Income $50K to $100K Per Year36.70%
Income Above $100K Per Year18.80%
98003 US Congressional District
DistrictRepresentativeParty Affiliation
Washington District 9Adam SmithDemocrat
Washington District 8Kim SchrierDemocrat
Related Maps: Map of All Washington Congressional Districts

Average Real Estate Asking Price$285129
Average Real Estate Sale Price$205072
Current Unemployment Level 9.8%
Previous Month Unemployment Level11.0%
Unemployment Level 1 Year Ago3.4%
2012 Hardiness ZoneZone 8b: 15F to 20F
1990 Hardiness ZoneZone 8a: 10F to 15F
Köppen Climate ClassificationCsb - Warm-Summer Mediterranean Climate
Ecoregion 2f - Central Puget Lowland
Average First Frost DatesOctober 21 - 31
Average Last Frost DatesApril 11 - 20

Zip Code 98003 Annual Climate Data

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecAnnual
Avg Min Temp (°F)34363841465154545044383543
Avg Max Temp (°F)46505460667177777261514661
Avg Precip (In.)5.474.564.253.182.11.96.981.312.033.496.515.9841.83
Core Based Statistical
Area (CBSA)
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
CBSA Type98003
CBSA Population3461985
Time ZonePacific Daylight Time
IANA Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Follows DSTYes
GMT Difference-8 Hours