Fife Heights, WA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Fife Heights, Washington - Basic Facts

The Fife Heights Census Designated Place had a population of 2,074 as of July 1, 2016. Fife Heights ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Washington. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Fife Heights is located at latitude 47.2586 and longitude -122.3453 in Pierce County. The formal boundaries for the Fife Heights Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.19 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Pierce County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 410 feet.

The Fife Heights Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584972) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Washington is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Fife Heights Census Designated Place is located within Tacoma Division of Pierce County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Fife Heights population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Fife Heights, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,074
Population in Households 2,014
Population in Familes 1,686
Population in Group Qrtrs 60
Population Density1 1,741
Diversity Index2 58


Total Households 709
Average Household Size 2.84
Family Households 509
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 750 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 502 (66.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 207 (27.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 41 ( 5.5%)
Median Home Value $327,181
Average Home Value $341,367


Median Household Income $68,942
Average Household Income $83,405
Per Capita Income $30,247
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.71% 0.89%
Households 0.58% 0.8%
Families -1.35% 0.85%
Median Household Income   3.19%
Per Capita Income   1.98%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Fife Heights, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fife Heights to the other 627 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 305 52nd
Population Density1 # 166 74th
Diversity Index2 # 128 80th
Median Household Income # 168 73rd
Per Capita Income # 228 64th

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