Fife, WA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Fife, Washington - Basic Facts

The City of Fife had a population of 10,185 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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


Total Population 10,185
Daytime Population: Workers 16,410
Daytime Population: Residents 5,012
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 21,422
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 2.10
Population in Households 10,148
Population in Familes 7,661
Population in Group Qrtrs 37
Population Density2 1,792
Diversity Index3 78


Median Household Income $63,256
Average Household Income $76,529
Per Capita Income $29,546


Total Housing Units 4,179 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,597 (38.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,335 (55.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 247 ( 5.9%)
Median Home Value $274,940
Average Home Value $302,757


Total Households 3,932
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 2,402
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 1.45% 1.29%
Households 1.06% 1.17%
Families 1.27% 1.11%
Median Household Income   2.5%
Per Capita Income   2.45%

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, 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 # 117 81st
Population Density # 162 74th
Diversity Index # 35 95th
Median Household Income # 236 63rd
Per Capita Income # 285 55th

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