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 2,106 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Fife Heights, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,106
Daytime Population: Workers 2,774
Daytime Population: Residents 1,158
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,932
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.87
Population in Households 2,056
Population in Familes 1,719
Population in Group Qrtrs 50
Population Density2 1,768
Diversity Index3 59


Median Household Income $75,218
Average Household Income $88,947
Per Capita Income $32,056


Total Housing Units 755 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 507 (67.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 210 (27.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 38 ( 5.0%)
Median Home Value $341,104
Average Home Value $373,474


Total Households 717
Average Household Size 2.87
Family Households 516
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.83% 0.89%
Households 0.65% 0.85%
Families -0.98% 0.84%
Median Household Income   1.88%
Per Capita Income   2.51%

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, 2017 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 # 310 51st
Population Density # 165 74th
Diversity Index # 125 80th
Median Household Income # 161 74th
Per Capita Income # 226 64th

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