Federal Way grows by nearly 3,000 in one year

  • Monday, May 15, 2017 10:20am
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The Puget Sound Regional Council recently announced Federal Way is one of the region’s fastest growing cities.

Using data from the Office of Financial Management, the council compared cities’ populations from April 2015 to April 2016.

The entire region, it reported, has grown by more than 86,000 people, with two thirds of that growth taking place in the King County area.

Seattle, not surprisingly, had the most growth with 24,400 more people, bringing their 2016 population count to 686,800. Sammamish came in second place with 11,270 more people, and Federal Way came in fifth, behind Bellevue and Tacoma.

Just under 3,000 people moved to Federal Way between 2015 and 2016, for a total population count of 93,670 in 2016.

The Puget Sound Regional Council said, with the exception of Sammamish, Federal Way and other top-growing cities have designated regional growth centers that are key to the region’s VISION 2040 growth strategy.

“The strategy calls for a majority of new housing and jobs to locate centers, creating vibrant urban neighborhoods linked to transit connections,” the council reported.

For more information, visit www.psrc.org.

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