Federal Way ranked 9th most stressful city in Washington

Federal Way - Courtesy of Montalvan Design
Federal Way
— image credit: Courtesy of Montalvan Design


Based on five key factors, including likelihood of being a victim of violent crime and average commute time, a recent study by found Federal Way is the ninth most stressful city in Washington., a credit card comparison and financial education website, also used average number of hours worked weekly, percentage of divorce and percentage of income spent on housing to determine which cities in Washington were most stressful to live in.

The study found that in Federal Way, one in 311 residents are likely to be a victim of violent crime; average commute time is just less than 30 minutes each way; the average work week is 37.7 hours; 10.6 percent of males and 13.9 percent of females are divorced; and 25.9 percent of income is spend on housing.

The study’s top 10 stressful cities are:

10. Burien

9. Federal Way

8. Auburn

7. Lake Stevens

6. Renton

5. Marysville

4. Tacoma

3. Lakewood

2. Everett

1. Bremerton

For more information on the study and a full report of its findings, visit


We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

Read the Oct 28
Green Edition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Browse the archives.

Friends to Follow

View All Updates