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Federal Way, Washington
Official flag of Federal Way, Washington
Flag
Location in Washington
Coordinates: 47°18′46″N 122°20′21″W / 47.31278, -122.33917
Country United States
State Washington
County King County
Incorporated 1990
Government
 - Mayor Michael Park -http://www.cityoffederalway.com/Page.aspx?page=396
 - City manager Neal Beets
Area [1]
 - City  21.1 sq mi (54.8 km²)
 - Land  21.0 sq mi (54.5 km²)
 - Water  0.1 sq mi (0.3 km²)
Elevation  515 ft (157 m)
Population (2005)[2]
 - City 85,800
 - Density 3,959.4/sq mi (1,528.6/km²)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 - Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 9800[1]/[03]/[23]/[63]/[93]
Area code(s) 253
Website: http://cityoffederalway.com/

Federal Way is a city in King County, Washington, United States. Federal Way is considered a bedroom community by some people that is located between Seattle and Tacoma. Its western boundary is Puget Sound. It is bordered by Des Moines on the north, Kent, Auburn, unincorporated King County, and Milton on the east and Tacoma and Fife on the south. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 83,259. The population estimates for 2005 are 85,800 making it Washington’s 7th largest city. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (2304 × 1728 pixel, file size: 2. ... Image File history File links Federal_Way_logo. ... Image File history File links WAMap-doton-FederalWay. ... Official language(s) English Capital Olympia Largest city Seattle Area  Ranked 18th  - Total 71,342 sq mi (184,827 km²)  - Width 240 miles (385 km)  - Length 360 miles (580 km)  - % water 6. ... 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Contents

History

Originally a logging settlement, the area was first called "Federal Way" in 1929, when Federal Way School District #210 was created. The name derived from U.S. Highway 99 (now Washington State Route 99 or Pacific Highway South), completed that decade, which ran through the area on its way from Everett and Seattle to Tacoma and Olympia. Federal Way High School was built, and about 20 years later, the name was adopted by the local Chamber of Commerce. The city incorporated on February 28, 1990. Logging is the process in which trees are cut down usually as part of a timber harvest. ... Year 1929 (MCMXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Federal Way School District includes three cities and parts of King County, Washington and covers 35 square miles (91 km²). There are 36 schools (23 elementary schools, 7 middle schools, 1 Public Academy, 1 Internet Academy (K-12), and 5 high schools). ... Drawing of US 99 through California. ... Washington State Route 99 is a highway in the state of Washington, U.S.A. It extends just over 50 miles from Fife in the south to Everett in the east. ... County Snohomish Government  - Mayor Ray Stephanson Area  - City 123. ... Coordinates: , County Thurston County Incorporated January 28, 1859 Government  - Mayor Mark Foutch Area  - City 48. ... Chambers of commerce are business advocacy groups which are usually not associated with government. ... February 28 is the 59th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ...


Commerce and attractions

Federal Way is home to Weyerhaeuser, the largest private owner of softwood timberland in the world. Weyerhaeuser has opened much of its land to the public, including two fine botanical gardens: the Rhododendron Species Foundation and Botanical Garden, and the Pacific Rim Bonsai Collection. Federal Way is also home to the US office headquarters of World Vision. Weyerhaeuser is one of the largest pulp and paper companies in the world; the worlds largest private owner of softwood timberland; and the second largest owner in the United States, behind International Paper. ... Despite being fairly hard, cedar is a softwood Softwood is the wood from conifers. ... Timber in storage for later processing at a sawmill Timber is a term used to describe wood, either standing or that has been processed for use—from the time trees are felled, to its end product as a material suitable for industrial use—as structural material for construction or wood... Inside the United States Botanic Garden Inside the Rio de Janeiro Botanic Garden (Brazil), 1890 Botanical gardens (in Latin, hortus botanicus) grow a wide variety of plants primarily categorized and documented for scientific purposes, but also for the enjoyment and education of visitors, a consideration that has become essential to... The Rhododendron Species Foundation and Botanical Garden (22 acres) is a nonprofit botanical garden specializing in rhododendrons, located at 2525 South 336th Street, Federal Way, Washington. ... A bonsai trident maple growing in the root over rock style. ... It has been suggested that World Vision India, World Vision Australia be merged into this article or section. ...


Other attractions in the city include the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center, which features an Olympic size swimming pool and had been used for the Goodwill Games in 1990, and Celebration Park, with generous sports fields and wooded trails. The city has also developed many lake front and neighborhood parks and playgrounds. Logo of the 2nd Games in Seattle The Goodwill Games were an international sports competition, created by Ted Turner in reaction to the political troubles surrounding the Olympic Games of the 1980s. ...


Wild Waves Theme Park, the largest amusement park in the region, was known as Wild Waves and Enchanted Village until its purchase. It is located on the south side of the city and is the Seattle area's only permanent amusement park. Six Flags purchased Wild Waves in December 2000. However after low sales, Six Flags sold the park in April of 2007 to Parc Management LLC of Jacksonville, Fl for $31.75 million. Wild Waves Theme Park is an amusement park in Federal Way, Washington. ... City nickname Emerald City City bird Great Blue Heron City flower Dahlia City mottos The City of Flowers The City of Goodwill City song Seattle, the Peerless City Mayor Greg Nickels County King County Area   - Total   - Land   - Water   - % water 369. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Six Flags (NYSE: SIX) is the worlds largest chain of amusement parks and theme parks and is headquartered in New York City. ... Wild Waves Enchanted Village is an amusement park featuring both water and dry rides. ...


Federal Way is locally identified by its 1990s semi-urban development, characterized by landscaped off-street multi-structure apartment complexes and shopping centers. The Commons at Federal Way (previously Sea Tac Mall), the city's largest and only indoor shopping center, is located on S 320th St. and Pacific Hwy South (Hwy 99) near the city's main Interstate 5 exit. For the band, see 1990s (band). ... The Commons at Federal Way is a shopping mall located in Federal Way, Washington and formerly known as SeaTac Mall. ... The Commons at Federal Way is a shopping mall located in Federal Way, Washington and formerly known as SeaTac Mall. ... Washington State Route 99 is a highway in the state of Washington, U.S.A. It extends just over 50 miles from Fife in the south to Everett in the east. ... Interstate 5 (abbreviated I-5) is the westernmost interstate highway in the continental United States. ...


Major city and state parks:

  • Steel Lake Park - located on S 312th St just east of Pacific Hwy S; large lakefront area with picnic areas, playground, and boat launch.
  • Celebration Park - on 11th Ave S just south of S 324th St; with sports fields and wooded trails, and Independence Day fireworks.
  • Dash Point State Park - on SW Dast Point Rd at the west end of town; the city's only developed waterfront park, with hiking trails and campground.
  • Five Mile Lake - on Military Rd S and S 364th St in the unincorporated area on the east side of town.
  • West Hylebos Wetlands Park - at S 348th St and 4th Ave S, hiking trails through wetlands.
  • The BPA Trail extending from the entrance to Celebration Park west to approximately 18th Ave SW, then south to the Pierce County border. The trail is paved and lies under the Bonneville Power Administration transmission lines.

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Growth

As part of the Washington State Growth Management Act of 1990 (GMA), Federal Way, along with other Puget Sound suburban cities have identified Potential Annexation Area’s (PAA’s) as areas of unincorporated King County that they feel could best be serviced by them. Federal Way has indicated interest in Auburn Hills (east of the city to the Auburn city limits), Lakeland (south and east of the city to the King/Pierce County border and east to the Auburn city limits), and Star Lake (north and east of the city to the Kent city limits). In 2004, the city annexed the Northlake, East Redondo, and Parkway neighborhoods into the city, adding over 2,700 people and nearly 1 square mile (2.57 km²) of area. Other possible annexation areas include the Jovita and Camelot neighborhoods. Auburn is a city of 40,314 located in the U.S. state of Washington, in King County, with some spill-over into Pierce County. ... King County redirects here; you may be looking for King County, Texas. ... Pierce County is the second most populous county in the state of Washington. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In February 2007, the city announced formal plans to annex the majority of unincorporated land on its east border as one PAA named East Federal Way, comprising the Star Lake, Camelot, Lakeland, and Jovita neighborhoods[3][4], and a strip of road connecting them. Annexation of the area, which would take effect in 2008, would add 20,000 people and nearly 7 sq. mi (18 km²) to the city. If approved by the county review board and the residents of the new area, Federal Way would become the 6th largest ciy in Washington by population, at over 106,000 residents and nearly 29 sq. mi. (75 km²)[5]


Geography

Federal Way is located at 47°18′47″N, 122°20′21″W (47.312960, -122.339173)GR1. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1086x624, 25 KB)Map of Federal Way, Washington within King County, with county highlighted on Washington map. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 54.8 km² (21.1 mi²). 54.5 km² (21.0 mi²) of it is land and 0.3 km² (0.1 mi²) of it (0.61%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Demographics

Federal Way (city), Washington from US census bureau website People QuickFacts Federal Way Washington

Population, 2003 estimate 81,711
Population, percent change, April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2003 -1.9%
Population, 2000 83,259 5,894,121
Population, percent change, 1990 to 2000 X 21.1%
Persons under 5 years old, percent, 2000 7.8%
Persons under 18 years old, percent, 2000 28.2%
Persons 65 years old and over, percent, 2000 7.6%
Female persons, percent, 2000 50.8%
White persons, percent, 2000 (a) 68.8%
Black or African American persons, percent, 2000 (a) 7.9%
American Indian and Alaska Native persons, percent, 2000 (a) 0.9%
Asian persons, percent, 2000 (a) 12.3%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, percent, 2000 (a) 1.0%
Persons reporting some other race, percent, 2000 (a) 3.7%
Persons reporting two or more races, percent, 2000 5.3%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin, percent, 2000 7.5%
Living in same house in 1995 and 2000, pct age 5+, 2000 42.4%
Foreign born persons, percent, 2000 17.5%
Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2000 21.4%
High school graduates, percent of persons age 25+, 2000 89.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher, pct of persons age 25+, 2000 26.2%
Housing units, 2000 32,581
Homeownership rate, 2000 56.0%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2000 $171,700
Households, 2000 31,437
Persons per household, 2000 2.63
Median household income, 1999 $49,278
Per capita money income, 1999 $22,451
Persons below poverty, percent, 1999 9.3%
Business QuickFacts Federal Way Washington
Wholesale trade sales, 1997 ($1000) 529,840
Retail sales, 1997 ($1000) 840,643
Retail sales per capita, 1997 $11,399
Accommodation and food services sales, 1997 ($1000) 95,556
Total number of firms, 1997 5,629
Minority-owned firms, percent of total, 1997 23.4%
Women-owned firms, percent of total, 1997 37.0%
Geography QuickFacts Federal Way Washington
Land area, 2000 (square miles) 21
Persons per square mile, 2000 3,959
FIPS Code 23515


The median income for a household in the city was $49,278, and the median income for a family was $55,833. Males had a median income of $41,504 versus $30,448 for females. The per capita income for the city was $22,451. About 6.9% of families and 9.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.5% of those under age 18 and 6.5% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Noteworthy citizens

Michael DeAngelo Dickerson (born June 25, 1975 in Greenville, South Carolina) is a former professional basketball player who was a member of the Houston Rockets and Vancouver/Memphis Grizzlies. ... Corey Dillon (born October 24, 1974 in Seattle, Washington) is a retired American football running back who recently was released by the New England Patriots making him a free agent. ... Sanjaya Joseph Malakar (Bengali: সঞ্জয় মালাকার , IPA pronunciation: )[1] (born Sanjaya Shekar Malakar on September 10, 1989) was a finalist on the sixth season of American Idol. ... The sixth season of American Idol begins on January 16, 2007 and will end on May 23, 2007. ... Apolo Anton Ohno (born on May 22, 1982) is an American short track speed skating competitor and a two-time gold medalist in the Winter Olympics. ... Wade Webber (born January 12, 1967 in Auburn, Washington) is a retired U.S. soccer defender who spent most of his career with lower division clubs in the Pacific Northwest. ... Bryan Pittman (born January 20, 1977) is a National Football League long snapper for the Houston Texans. ... City Houston, Texas Team colors Deep Steel Blue, Battle Red, and Liberty White Head Coach Gary Kubiak Owner Bob McNair General manager Rick Smith Mascot Toro League/Conference affiliations National Football League (2002–present) American Football Conference (2002-present) AFC South (2002-present) Team history Houston Texans (2002–present) Championships... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... It is proposed that this article be deleted, because of the following concern: Reality-show contestant for a show which hasnt even aired yet. ... Donald John Trump (born June 14, 1946 in Queens, New York, New York) is an American business executive, entrepreneur, television personality and author. ... The Apprentice is a television franchise that originated in 2004 in the United States. ... Scott Krippayne is a Christian music artist, singer and songwriter. ... This Is My Now is a song written by Jeff Peabody and Scott Krippayne. ... The sixth season of American Idol premiered on the Fox Broadcasting Company on January 16, 2007 and ran until May 23, 2007. ... Kyle Secor in Commander in Chief Kyle Secor (born May 31, 1957 in Tacoma, Washington) is an American television and movie actor, best known for his work on the show Homicide: Life on the Street. ... Homicide: Life on the Street is an American television drama series chronicling the life of a fictional Baltimore police homicide unit. ... A Commander-in-Chief is the commander of a nations military forces or significant element of those forces. ... Crossing Jordan is an American television crime/drama series that aired on NBC. It stars Jill Hennessy as the crime-solving medical examiner, Jordan Cavanaugh. ... Amber Pacific is a pop punk band that formed in 2002 as a trio of high school juniors who performed locally in their Seattle hometown just for kicks under the name Follow Through. ...

In the news

Federal Way made national headlines on January 9, 2007, when its School Board voted to temporarily block the showing of Al Gore's global warming film, An Inconvenient Truth, in its schools, without also providing an "opposing view." The board came to this decision after a parent complained about the film.[7] After two weeks of being derided in the national and local press, the moratorium was repealed at the subsequent meeting on January 23. [8] Federal Way School District includes three cities and parts of King County, Washington and covers 35 square miles (91 km²). There are 36 schools (23 elementary schools, 7 middle schools, 1 Public Academy, 1 Internet Academy (K-12), and 5 high schools). ... Albert Arnold Gore, Jr. ... Global mean surface temperatures 1850 to 2006 Mean surface temperature anomalies during the period 1995 to 2004 with respect to the average temperatures from 1940 to 1980 Global warming is the observed increase in the average temperature of the Earths atmosphere and oceans in recent decades and the projected... An Inconvenient Truth is an Academy Award-winning documentary film about climate change, specifically global warming, presented by former United States Vice President Al Gore and directed by Davis Guggenheim. ...


Sister cities

Federal Way has the following sister cities, according to [1]: Sign denoting twin towns of Neckarsulm, Germany Town twinning is a concept whereby towns or cities in geographically and politically distinct areas are paired with the goal of fostering human contact and cultural links. ...

Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Korea. ... Donghae is a city in Gangwon Province, South Korea. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan. ... Hachinohe (八戸市; -shi) is a city located in Aomori, Japan. ...

Notes/references

  1. ^ Does not include area gained from annexations of county land since 2000.
  2. ^ http://cityoffederalway.com/Page.aspx?page=1101
  3. ^ PAA Community Level Subareas map
  4. ^ Federal Way Proposed Annexation Area map
  5. ^ Proposed East Federal Way Annexation Area
  6. ^ Horner, Margo. "A phone call away from Donald Trump", Federal Way Mirror, 2006-12-27. Retrieved on 2007-05-29. 
  7. ^ Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Federal Way schools restrict Gore film, Jan 11, 2007
  8. ^ Seattle Times, Federal Way School Board lifts brief moratorium on Gore film, Jan 24, 2007

Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... December 27 is the 361st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (362nd in leap years). ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... is the 149th day of the year (150th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The daily Seattle Post-Intelligencer is the second leading newspaper in Seattle, Washington, United States. ... The daily Seattle Times is the leading newspaper in Seattle, Washington, United States. ...

External links


  Results from FactBites:
 
Federal Way, Washington - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (893 words)
Federal Way is an edge city between Seattle and Tacoma.
Federal Way is home to Weyerhaeuser, the largest private owner of softwood timberland in the world.
Federal Way is locally identified by its glut of 1990s semi-urban development, characterized by landscaped off-street multi-structure apartment complexes and shopping centers.
Federal Way, Washington (Cities) (109 words)
The large suburban community of Federal Way is part of the Seattle-Tacoma metropolitan area in southern King County, along Interstate 5.
Federal Way is close to Seattle Tacoma International Airport and the ports of both Tacoma and Seattle.
Federal Way is part of the Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA metro area.
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