Fife, Washington

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Population in 2017: 10,154 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +112.2%
Males: 5,037  (49.6%)
Females: 5,117  (50.4%)
Median resident age:

31.3 years
Washington median age:

37.7 years

Zip codes: 98421, 98424.

Fife Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2017: $63,604 (it was $31,806 in 2000)
Fife:

$63,604
WA:

$70,979

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $28,967 (it was $16,723 in 2000)

Fife city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $285,413 (it was $134,300 in 2000)
Fife:

$285,413
WA:

$339,000

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $284,409; detached houses: $311,135; townhouses or other attached units: $201,832; in 2-unit structures: $162,307; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $397,667; mobile homes: $35,101

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,206.

March 2019 cost of living index in Fife: 112.9 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 14.6%
(10.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 12.6% for Black residents, 22.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 25.4% for American Indian residents, 30.2% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 15.8% for other race residents, 15.9% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Fife, WA (2017)
    • 4,59145.1%White alone
    • 1,83618.1%Hispanic
    • 1,39913.8%Asian alone
    • 9339.2%Black alone
    • 8808.7%Two or more races
    • 5135.0%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 1011.0%American Indian alone
    • 200.2%Other race alone

Races in Fife detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Washington and other state lists, there were 9 registered sex offenders living in Fife, Washington as of May 27, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Fife is 1,108 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Fife by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(9.7)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
8
(158.8)
4
(70.6)
7
(103.8)
2
(24.0)
4
(46.4)
3
(34.9)
5
(53.7)
5
(53.4)
12
(127.9)
11
(116.0)
12
(124.5)
7
(69.1)
18
(175.4)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
6
(119.1)
13
(229.6)
11
(163.1)
10
(120.2)
11
(127.6)
8
(92.9)
13
(139.5)
11
(117.4)
11
(117.3)
16
(168.8)
25
(259.3)
16
(157.9)
32
(311.8)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
28
(555.9)
17
(300.2)
29
(429.9)
35
(420.6)
27
(313.2)
34
(395.0)
44
(472.3)
38
(405.5)
66
(703.6)
78
(822.9)
56
(580.8)
50
(493.4)
48
(467.7)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
117
(2,323)
117
(2,066)
74
(1,097)
85
(1,021)
115
(1,334)
112
(1,301)
104
(1,116)
135
(1,440)
121
(1,290)
117
(1,234)
127
(1,317)
91
(898.0)
108
(1,052)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
459
(9,113)
478
(8,441)
354
(5,248)
361
(4,338)
395
(4,581)
398
(4,624)
328
(3,520)
360
(3,841)
378
(4,030)
436
(4,600)
528
(5,476)
479
(4,727)
471
(4,589)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
123
(2,442)
150
(2,649)
137
(2,031)
119
(1,430)
81
(939.5)
83
(964.3)
63
(676.2)
85
(907.0)
97
(1,034)
111
(1,171)
108
(1,120)
144
(1,421)
161
(1,569)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
6
(72.1)
0
(0.0)
2
(23.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(21.3)
1
(10.5)
0
(0.0)
2
(19.7)
1
(9.7)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)996.4879.6667.1498.8489.8488.0452.3486.0612.5672.1694.4566.9729.5

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City-data.com crime index in Fife, WA

Crime rate in Fife detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 39 (30 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.91
Washington average:

1.42
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Ancestries: African (6.2%), American (5.5%), German (4.7%), Irish (3.5%), Ukrainian (2.6%), Italian (2.0%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Incorporated in 1957

Elevation: 15 feet

Land area: 5.56 square miles.

Population density: 1,825 people per square mile   (low).

Fife, Washington map

2,217 residents are foreign born (6.4% Latin America, 3.5% Europe).

This city:

21.8%
Washington:

13.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,728 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,669 (1.0%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Tacoma, WA (4.7 miles , pop. 193,556).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Seattle, WA (27.1 miles , pop. 563,374).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (932.8 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Fife Heights, WA (1.4 miles ),
Waller, WA (1.5 miles ),
Milton, WA (1.5 miles ),
Edgewood, WA (1.9 miles ),
North Puyallup, WA (2.0 miles ),
Summit, WA (2.1 miles ),
Lakeland South, WA (2.2 miles ),
Puyallup, WA (2.2 miles )

Latitude: 47.23 N, Longitude: 122.36 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +11,229 (+110.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 931 (17.7%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 253

Distribution of median household income in Fife, WA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Fife, WA in 2017

Property values in Fife, WA

Fife satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.7%
Washington:

5.2%
Historical population in Fife, WA
Historical housing units in Fife, WA

Population change in the 1990s: +117 (+2.5%).
Most common industries in Fife, WA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (8.9%)
  • Construction (7.8%)
  • Health care (5.3%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.7%)
  • Transportation equipment (3.7%)
  • Educational services (3.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (12.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.0%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.3%)
  • Transportation equipment (4.4%)
  • Truck transportation (3.6%)
  • Repair & maintenance (3.5%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (2.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (10.0%)
  • Health care (9.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.7%)
  • Educational services (5.1%)
  • Public administration (4.4%)
  • Social assistance (4.4%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (3.6%)
Most common occupations in Fife, WA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Cashiers (3.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.1%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.0%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cashiers (7.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.1%)
  • Customer service representatives (3.9%)

Average climate in Fife, Washington

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Fife, Washington environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 90.3. This is worse than average.

City:

90.3
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.213. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 3.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.213
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 10.6. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 3.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.6
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.650. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.650
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 21.9. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

21.9
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 16.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.6
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.95. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.95
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2001 was 0.00477. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00477
U.S.:

0.00984

Earthquake activity:

Fife-area historical earthquake activity is near Washington state average. It is 154% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 6.7 miles away from the city center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.5 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.8 MW, Depth: 32.2 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 14.4 miles away from the city center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
On 4/29/1965 at 15:28:43, a magnitude 6.6 (6.6 UK) earthquake occurred 5.8 miles away from Fife center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
On 7/3/1999 at 01:43:54, a magnitude 5.8 (5.4 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, 5.3 ME, Depth: 25.2 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 42.9 miles away from Fife center
On 5/3/1996 at 04:04:22, a magnitude 5.5 (5.2 MB, 5.3 MD, 5.5 ML, Depth: 2.5 mi) earthquake occurred 50.5 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 479.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), energy magnitude (ME), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Pierce County (20) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 19
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 10, Mudslides: 5, Landslides: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Earthquakes: 2, Heavy Rains: 2, Winds: 2, Hurricane: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Fife topographic map

Main business address for: RAINIER PACIFIC FINANCIAL GROUP INC (STATE COMMERCIAL BANKS).

Hospitals and medical centers near Fife:

  • AVAMERE SKILLED NURSING OF TACOMA (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; TACOMA, WA)
  • PUGET SOUND BEHAVIORAL HEALTH (Hospital, about 4 miles away; TACOMA, WA)
  • PUGET SOUND HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 4 miles away; TACOMA, WA)
  • CLEARVIEW MANOR HEALTH AND REHAB CENTE (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; TACOMA, WA)
  • HEARTWOOD EXTENDED HEALTHCARE (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; TACOMA, WA)
  • SPRINGHAVEN CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; TACOMA, WA)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN HOSPICE (Hospital, about 4 miles away; PUYALLUP, WA)

Amtrak station near Fife:

  • 3 miles: TACOMA (1001 PUYALLUP AVE.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Fife:

  • University of Washington-Tacoma Campus (about 4 miles; Tacoma, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,788)
  • Bates Technical College (about 5 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 4,929)
  • University of Puget Sound (about 6 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 2,788)
  • Pierce College at Puyallup (about 7 miles; Puyallup, WA; FT enrollment: 2,529)
  • Pacific Lutheran University (about 8 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 3,548)
  • Clover Park Technical College (about 8 miles; Lakewood, WA; FT enrollment: 4,185)
  • Tacoma Community College (about 8 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 6,622)

Private elementary/middle school in Fife:

  • ALL SAINTS SCHOOL (Students: 166, Location: 2323 54TH AVE E, Grades: PK-2)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Fife: Fife Valley Mart (A), Fife Square (B), Tacoma Fire Department Station 12 (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Fife: RAINIER PACIFIC FINANCIAL GROUP INC (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Fife: New Horizon Christian Center (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotel: Econolodge (3518 Pacific Hwy E).

Pierce County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.5 people
Washington:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

60.2%
Whole state:

64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

10.5%
Whole state:

7.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households
65 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
20 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles in 2010

People in group quarters in Fife in 2000:

  • 31 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 14 people in other group homes
  • 2 people in religious group quarters

Banks with branches in Fife (2011 data):

  • Fife Commercial Bank: at 5209 Pacific Highway East, branch established on 1998/07/15. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $85.6 mil, Deposits: $67.4 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1 total offices, Holding Company: Puget Sound Financial Services, Inc.
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Fife Branch at 5580 Pacific Highway East, Suite A, branch established on 1993/04/12. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • Columbia State Bank: Fife Branch at 1501 54th Ave East, branch established on 1992/07/27. Info updated 2011/08/09: Bank assets: $4,785.2 mil, Deposits: $3,892.8 mil, headquarters in Tacoma, WA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 104 total offices, Holding Company: Columbia Banking System, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Fife:

Marital status in Fife, WA
  • Never married: 34.5%
  • Now married: 45.2%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 3.4%
  • Divorced: 15.2%

For population 25 years and over in Fife:

  • High school or higher: 88.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.0%
  • Unemployed: 6.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.5
Washington average:

11.3

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Fife
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Fife, WA (based on Pierce County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant121,041365
Catholic69,55826
Other49,446109
Mainline Protestant34,906123
Black Protestant4,81717
Orthodox6054
None514,852-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 132
Here:

1.71 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 13
Here:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 105
Here:

1.36 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 152
This county:

1.97 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 511
Pierce County:

6.61 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

8.26 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.4%
State:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

29.3%
Washington:

25.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.1%
Washington:

13.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

48.3%
State:

49.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Fife:

46.5%
State:

45.8%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.3
Washington:

28.4

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

20.4%
State:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Fife:

11.1%
State:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Fife:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

29.4%
Washington:

32.6%

General health condition:
Fife:

57.0%
State:

55.9%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

81.3%
Washington:

79.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Fife, WA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 32$244,662$91,7480$0
Other and Unallocable 12$72,778$72,7780$0
Correction 11$65,284$71,2190$0
Judicial and Legal 10$50,797$60,9560$0
Police - Other 8$38,676$58,0140$0
Financial Administration 8$53,310$79,9650$0
Other Government Administration 8$77,967$116,9510$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 8$46,854$70,2810$0
Streets and Highways 7$45,309$77,6730$0
Water Supply 2$11,884$71,3040$0
Sewerage 0$0 0$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 15$23,118
Totals for Government 106$707,521$80,09715$23,118

Fife government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $4,661,000 ($459.03)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $5,979,000 ($588.83)
    General - Other: $2,110,000 ($207.80)
    Water Utilities: $2,006,000 ($197.56)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,792,000 ($176.48)
    Central Staff Services: $1,773,000 ($174.61)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,723,000 ($169.69)
    Financial Administration: $1,176,000 ($115.82)
    Sewerage: $714,000 ($70.32)
    Regular Highways: $576,000 ($56.73)
    Housing and Community Development: $401,000 ($39.49)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $782,000 ($77.01)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Sewerage: $2,094,000 ($206.22)
    Other - Correctional Institutions: $86,000 ($8.47)
    Other - General - Other: $31,000 ($3.05)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $5,222,000 ($514.28)
    Parks and Recreation: $358,000 ($35.26)
    General - Other: $334,000 ($32.89)
    Natural Resources - Other: $165,000 ($16.25)
    Financial Administration: $41,000 ($4.04)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $35,000 ($3.45)
    Police Protection: $20,000 ($1.97)
    Health - Other: $5,000 ($0.49)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $9,062,000 ($892.46)

Fife government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $4,222,000 ($415.80)
    Other: $673,000 ($66.28)
    Parks and Recreation: $390,000 ($38.41)
    Housing and Community Development: $30,000 ($2.95)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $128,000 ($12.61)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $2,526,000 ($248.77)
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $11,325,000 ($1115.32)
    Fines and Forfeits: $3,405,000 ($335.34)
    Special Assessments: $1,443,000 ($142.11)
    Donations From Private Sources: $882,000 ($86.86)
    General Revenue - Other: $175,000 ($17.23)
    Interest Earnings: $168,000 ($16.55)
    Rents: $100,000 ($9.85)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,699,000 ($265.81)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,584,000 ($254.48)
    Other: $266,000 ($26.20)
    General Local Government Support: $115,000 ($11.33)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $4,613,000 ($454.30)
    Property: $2,624,000 ($258.42)
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,081,000 ($106.46)
    Other Selective Sales: $478,000 ($47.08)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $242,000 ($23.83)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $168,000 ($16.55)
    Amusements Sales: $163,000 ($16.05)
    Other License: $145,000 ($14.28)

Fife government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $32,575,000 ($3208.10)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $21,819,000 ($2148.81)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,835,000 ($1756.45)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,079,000 ($697.16)

Fife government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $13,219,000 ($1301.85)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $31,545,000 ($3106.66)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $611,000 ($60.17)

8.79% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($52,298 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.79%
Washington average:

7.39%

0.23% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,211 average AGI)
Pierce County:

0.23%
Washington average:

0.11%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from King County, WA  2.71% ($57,641 average AGI)
from Thurston County, WA  0.49% ($50,794)
from Kitsap County, WA  0.29% ($50,871)


7.23% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($50,793 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.23%
Washington average:

6.40%

0.20% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,343 average AGI)
Pierce County:

0.20%
Washington average:

0.13%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to King County, WA  1.82% ($53,673 average AGI)
to Thurston County, WA  0.57% ($44,488)
to Kitsap County, WA  0.25% ($51,925)
Businesses in Fife, WA
NameCountNameCount
Arby's1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Audi1McDonald's1
Baymont Inn1Motel 61
Costco1Nissan1
Dairy Queen1Quiznos1
Dennys1Rodeway Inn1
Extended Stay America1Starbucks1
FedEx1Subway2
H&R Block1Taco Bell1
Honda1U-Haul1
Howard Johnson3UPS3
Jack In The Box1Wendy's1
KFC1

Strongest AM radio stations in Fife:

  • KJR (950 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA)
  • KHHO (850 AM; 10 kW; TACOMA, WA; Owner: ACKERLEY MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KTTH (770 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KIRO (710 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KNWX (1210 AM; 28 kW; AUBURN-FEDERAL WAY, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KYCW (1090 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KGNW (820 AM; 50 kW; BURIEN-SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KOMO (1000 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • KLAY (1180 AM; 5 kW; LAKEWOOD, WA; Owner: CLAY FRANK HUNTINGTON)
  • KKMO (1360 AM; 5 kW; TACOMA, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KZIZ (1560 AM; 5 kW; SUMNER, WA; Owner: KRIZ BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KIXI (880 AM; 50 kW; MERCER ISLAND/SEATTL, WA; Owner: BELLEVUE RADIO, INC.)
  • KVI (570 AM; 5 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE RADIO, L.L.C.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Fife:

  • KBTC-FM (91.7 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: BATES TECHNICAL COLLEGE)
  • KBSG-FM (97.3 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KMTT (103.7 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KNDD (107.7 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KYPT (96.5 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KBKS (106.1 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KING-FM (98.1 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: CLASSIC RADIO, INC.)
  • KLSY-FM (92.5 FM; BELLEVUE, WA; Owner: BELLEVUE RADIO INC.)
  • KPLU-FM (88.5 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: PACIFIC LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY, INC.)
  • KWJZ (98.9 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ORCA RADIO, INC.)
  • KZOK-FM (102.5 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KMPS-FM (94.1 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • K201EX (88.1 FM; GREENWATER, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KGRG (89.9 FM; AUBURN, WA; Owner: GREEN RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • KQBZ (100.7 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KISW (99.9 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KUPS (90.1 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF PUGET SOUND)
  • KJR-FM (95.7 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ACKERLEY MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KUBE (93.3 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ACKERLEY MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KPLZ-FM (101.5 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE RADIO, L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Fife:

  • KBTC-TV (Channel 28; TACOMA, WA; Owner: BATES TECHNICAL COLLEGE)
  • KSTW (Channel 11; TACOMA, WA; Owner: UPN TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • KING-TV (Channel 5; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: KING BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K58DP (Channel 58; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • KHCV (Channel 45; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: NORTH PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KWPX (Channel 33; BELLEVUE, WA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • KTWB-TV (Channel 22; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KOMO-TV (Channel 4; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE TV, L.L.C.)
  • KCPQ (Channel 13; TACOMA, WA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION NORTHWEST, INC.)
  • KCTS-TV (Channel 9; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: KCTS TELEVISION)
  • KIRO-TV (Channel 7; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: KIRO-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KWDK (Channel 56; TACOMA, WA; Owner: PUGET SOUND EDUCATIONAL TV, INC.)
  • K54GS (Channel 54; PUYALLUP, WA; Owner: KIRO-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • K57HB (Channel 57; EUREKA, CA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KONG-TV (Channel 16; EVERETT, WA; Owner: KONG-TV, INC.)
  • K68DL (Channel 68; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KWOG (Channel 51; BELLEVUE, WA; Owner: AFRICAN-AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO.OF BELLEVUE, INC.)
Fife fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Fife fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 9Number of bridges
  • 128ft / 38.7mTotal length
  • $35,766,000Total costs
  • 632,359Total average daily traffic
  • 46,020Total average daily truck traffic
  • 422,647Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Fife)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Fife, WA)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

6
  • FIFE, Lat: 47.028611 Lon: -122.422222, Call Sign: WPVX750, Licensee ID: L00400272,
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.343 MHz, Grant Date: 06/20/2012, Expiration Date: 09/03/2022, Certifier: Arthur C Gregg, Registrant: City Of Fife
  • FIFE POLICE, 3737 Pacific Highway East (Lat: 47.244139 Lon: -122.378750), Type: Tower, Structure height: 30.5 m, Overall height: 36.6 m, Call Sign: WQNK924,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10755.0 MHz, Grant Date: 03/09/2011, Expiration Date: 03/09/2021, Certifier: Tim Lenk, Registrant: Pierce County, 1422 112th Street East, Tacoma, WA 98446, Phone: (253) 798-7009, Fax: (253) 472-5565, Email:
  • FIFE, 6th Street Ne (Lat: 47.263611 Lon: -122.347639), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 49 m, Call Sign: WRAL969,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11665.0 MHz, 11665.0 MHz, 11665.0 MHz, 11665.0 MHz, 11665.0 MHz, 11665.0 MHz, 11665.0 MHz, 11665.0 MHz, 11665.0 MHz, 11665.0 MHz, 11665.0 MHz, Grant Date: 01/03/2018, Expiration Date: 01/03/2028, Certifier: Dean Ballew, Registrant: Day Management Corporation, 4700 Se International Way, Milwaukie, OR 97222, Phone: (503) 794-3787, Fax: (503) 659-4723, Email:
  • FIFE WA 02, 3330 20th St East (Lat: 47.238194 Lon: -122.385028), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 30.5 m, Call Sign: WRCC575,
    Assigned Frequencies: 17995.0 MHz, 17995.0 MHz, 17995.0 MHz, 17995.0 MHz, Grant Date: 08/27/2018, Expiration Date: 08/27/2028, Certifier: Thomas J Mcgovern, Registrant: Prokarma, 222 So 15th St. Suite 505n, Omaha, NE 68102, Phone: (402) 522-5068, Fax: (402) 233-3179, Email:
  • FIFE WA 01, 5909 6th Street Ne (Lat: 47.263222 Lon: -122.348694), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 54.9 m, Call Sign: WAL548,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6555.00 MHz, 6655.00 MHz, 17845.0 MHz, 19555.0 MHz, 17845.0 MHz, 19555.0 MHz, 17845.0 MHz, 19555.0 MHz, 17845.0 MHz, 19555.0 MHz, Grant Date: 11/27/2018, Expiration Date: 12/30/2028, Registrant: Prokarma, 222 So 15th St., Suite 505n, Omaha, NE 68102, Phone: (402) 522-5068, Fax: (402) 346-9480, Email:
  • 6310-16th St. E. (Lat: 47.242583 Lon: -122.344278), Overall height: 15.5 m, Call Sign: WLJ771,
    Assigned Frequencies: 945.125 MHz, 944.875 MHz, Grant Date: 02/10/1988, Expiration Date: 02/01/2022, Registrant: Jean J. Suh, 200 S. 333rd Street Suite 100, Federal Way, WA 98003

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

21 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Fife)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

9 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Fife)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED66$237,04027$168,499200$242,7404$201,5551$2,893,94016$197,1962$122,165
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED4$216,8533$248,12724$240,5942$27,7100$03$172,5100$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED15$246,6538$178,62961$259,5491$150,9900$03$183,4531$81,330
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN8$215,5132$176,45548$251,7042$75,1600$03$189,3430$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$225,0001$67,33010$206,3191$165,3700$00$01$153,560

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0705.00 , 0707.04, 0709.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$204,5105$253,226
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$346,0901$157,650
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$284,0802$191,040
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0705.00 , 0707.04, 0709.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Fife, WA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Fife, WA - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 53. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 98 took place in 2018, and the least - 30 in 2013. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Fife, WA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (70.6%), and Structure Fires (15.5%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Fife, WA
    • 63370.6%Outside Fires
    • 13915.5%Structure Fires
    • 12413.8%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 10.1%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Fife, WA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Fife, Washington:

  • Econo Lodge Inn & Suites, 3100 Pacific Hwy E, Fife, Washington 98424 , Phone: (253) 922-9520, Fax: (253) 922-2002
  • Best Western Fife Hotel & Conference Center, 5700 Pacific Hwy E, Fife, Washington 98424 , Phone: (253) 922-3555, Fax: (253) 922-3550
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Fife, Washington
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Fife, WA
  • 56.5%Electricity
  • 38.1%Utility gas
  • 1.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.4%Wood
  • 0.4%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Fife, WA
  • 93.2%Electricity
  • 4.9%Utility gas
  • 0.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.5%No fuel used
  • 0.4%Wood
  • 0.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.1%Other fuel


Fife compared to Washington state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

Fife on our top lists:

  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of auto thefts per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities that people commute into (largest positive percentage daily daytime population change due to commuting) (population 5,000+)"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Eastern Africa (population 500+)"
  • #100 on the list of "Top 100 most racially diverse cities (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #63 (98421) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of French first ancestries"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest average weight of females"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant congregations"
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