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Fife, Washington - Basic Facts

The City of Fife had a population of 9,870 as of July 1, 2016. Fife 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 is located at latitude 47.2321 and longitude -122.3517 in Pierce County. The formal boundaries for the City of Fife (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.68 sq. miles and a water area of 0.14 sq. miles. Pierce County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 16 feet.

The City of Fife (GNIS ID: 2410502) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Fife 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, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 9,870
Population in Households 9,829
Population in Familes 7,434
Population in Group Qrtrs 41
Population Density1 1,736
Diversity Index2 78


Total Households 3,834
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 2,339
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,148 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,572 (37.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,262 (54.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 314 ( 7.6%)
Median Home Value $269,697
Average Home Value $292,955


Median Household Income $60,769
Average Household Income $72,051
Per Capita Income $28,066
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.18% 1.12%
Households 0.83% 1.03%
Families 1.04% 0.95%
Median Household Income   2.64%
Per Capita Income   1.68%
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, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fife 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 # 118 81st
Population Density1 # 167 74th
Diversity Index2 # 36 94th
Median Household Income # 227 64th
Per Capita Income # 286 55th

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