Fife, Washington

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Population in 2014: 9,550 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +99.6%
Males: 4,809  (50.4%)
Females: 4,741  (49.6%)
Median resident age:  31.8 years
Washington median age:  37.4 years

Zip codes: 98421, 98424.

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Estimated median household income in 2013: $55,781 (it was $31,806 in 2000)
Fife:

$55,781
WA:

$58,405

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $25,502 (it was $16,723 in 2000)

Fife city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $218,749 (it was $134,300 in 2000)
Fife:

$218,749
WA:

$250,800

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $215,795; Detached houses: $235,843; Townhouses or other attached units: $159,474; In 2-unit structures: $113,853; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $182,550; Mobile homes: $17,104

Median gross rent in 2013: $984.

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  • Races in Fife, WA (2013)

    Fife races chart
    • 4,40546.9%White alone
    • 1,62817.3%Asian alone
    • 1,61417.2%Hispanic
    • 1,07811.5%Black alone
    • 3483.7%Two or more races
    • 2502.7%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 1821.9%American Indian alone
    • 180.2%Other race alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Fife: 110.7 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (9.4%), Irish (7.2%), Subsaharan African (5.2%), English (4.6%), Norwegian (3.1%), Swedish (3.1%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Incorporated in 1957

Elevation: 15 feet

Land area: 5.56 square miles.

Population density: 1,716 people per square mile   (low).

Fife,WA real estate house value index trend

Fife, Washington map

For population 25 years and over in Fife:

  • High school or higher: 90.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.9%
  • Unemployed: 6.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Fife city:

  • Never married: 33.8%
  • Now married: 45.4%
  • Separated: 2.9%
  • Widowed: 3.5%
  • Divorced: 14.5%

2,213 residents are foreign born (6.6% Latin America, 3.1% Africa, 2.4% Europe).

This city:

23.6%
Washington:

13.5%



According to our research of Washington and other state lists there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Fife, Washington as of December 07, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Fife to the number of sex offenders is 2,333 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,505 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $2,502 (1.3%)

Fife satellite photo by USGS

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 ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $121,800
  • 1999: 24 buildings, average cost: $106,800
  • 2000: 36 buildings, average cost: $141,600
  • 2001: 4 buildings, average cost: $93,700
  • 2002: 4 buildings, average cost: $109,500
  • 2003: 33 buildings, average cost: $122,900
  • 2004: 104 buildings, average cost: $155,100
  • 2005: 367 buildings, average cost: $157,300
  • 2006: 514 buildings, average cost: $154,900
  • 2007: 189 buildings, average cost: $130,200
  • 2008: 25 buildings, average cost: $141,600
  • 2009: 52 buildings, average cost: $183,500
  • 2010: 21 buildings, average cost: $182,400
  • 2011: 4 buildings, average cost: $217,200
  • 2012: 25 buildings, average cost: $223,200
  • 2013: 30 buildings, average cost: $223,800
  • 2014: 23 buildings, average cost: $189,200

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 47.23 N, Longitude: 122.36 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +9,497 (+101.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 727 (15.2%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 253

Fife household income distribution Fife home values distribution

Property values in Fife, WA


Crime rates in Fife by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
Murders 010000
per 100,000 0.020.20.00.00.00.0
Rapes 897847
per 100,000 162.4181.4139.3158.870.6103.8
Robberies 14171061311
per 100,000 284.2342.7199.0119.1229.6163.1
Assaults 212528281729
per 100,000 426.3503.9557.2555.9300.2429.9
Burglaries 101768811711774
per 100,000 2,050.31,531.91,751.22,322.82,066.01,096.9
Thefts 490374362459478354
per 100,000 9,947.27,538.87,204.09,112.68,440.85,247.6
Auto thefts 11381119123150137
per 100,000 2,294.01,632.72,368.22,441.92,648.82,030.8
Arson 200000
per 100,000 40.60.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 316.0) 897.1812.3772.3871.8769.5583.6

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Crime rate in Fife detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 51 (33 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.48
Washington average:

1.47
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.7%
Washington:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +117 (+2.5%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (13%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Wholesale trade (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Office and administrative support occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Material moving occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in Fife: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Fife, Washington

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 Fife 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 the city 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 the city 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 Fife 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 (19) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 18
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 10, Mudslides: 4, Landslides: 3, Winter Storms: 3, 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)

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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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 98.3. This is worse than average.

City:

98.3
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.242. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 3.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.242
U.S.:

0.293

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2005 was 18.3. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 3.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

18.3
U.S.:

6.4

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 0.874. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.874
U.S.:

1.912

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 18.5. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

18.5
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 10.9. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.9
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 8.04. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.04
U.S.:

9.35

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2001 was 0.00481. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00481
U.S.:

0.01376
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 12.9%
(9.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 13.0% for Black residents, 17.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 17.0% for American Indian residents, 31.2% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 33.7% for other race residents, 25.9% for two or more races residents)
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

Fife, Washington environmental map by EPA

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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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.5
Washington average:

11.4

Fife travel time to work - commute Fife mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Fife city (based on Pierce County data)

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
Pierce County:

1.71 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

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

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

1.36 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

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

1.97 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.61 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.26 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.4%
Washington:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Pierce County:

29.3%
Washington:

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

14.1%
State:

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 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 8$40,135$60,2030$0
Other Government Administration 9$64,721$86,2950$0
Judicial and Legal 9$43,582$58,1090$0
Police Protection - Officers 24$138,040$69,0200$0
Police - Other 11$52,611$57,3940$0
Correction 8$44,725$67,0880$0
Streets and Highways 9$41,616$55,4880$0
Sewerage 3$11,291$45,1640$0
Parks and Recreation 7$28,610$49,04625$13,585
Housing and Community Development(Local) 6$30,315$60,6300$0
Water Supply 2$9,718$58,3080$0
Other and Unallocable 3$18,358$73,4320$0
Totals for Government 99$523,722$63,48125$13,585

Fife government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Parks & Recreation: $2,726,000 ($285.45)
    Regular Highways: $124,000 ($12.98)
    General: $82,000 ($8.59)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $2,370,000 ($248.17)
    Sewerage: $1,587,000 ($166.18)
    General - Other: $998,000 ($104.50)
    Parks & Recreation: $855,000 ($89.53)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $826,000 ($86.49)
    Water Utilities: $757,000 ($79.27)
    Financial Administration: $600,000 ($62.83)
    Central Staff Services: $509,000 ($53.30)
    Regular Highways: $502,000 ($52.57)
    Housing & Community Development: $217,000 ($22.72)
    Corrections - Other: $103,000 ($10.79)
    Solid Waste Management: $8,000 ($0.84)
    Natural Resources - Other: $5,000 ($0.52)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $374,000 ($39.16)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $3,803,000 ($398.22)
    Regular Highways: $1,218,000 ($127.54)
    General - Other: $455,000 ($47.64)
    Parks & Recreation: $405,000 ($42.41)
    Financial Administration: $77,000 ($8.06)
    Police Protection: $47,000 ($4.92)
    Water Utilities: $25,000 ($2.62)
    Natural Resource - Other: $13,000 ($1.36)
    Central Staff: $9,000 ($0.94)
    Judicial: $9,000 ($0.94)
    Corrections - Other: $2,000 ($0.21)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $4,249,000 ($444.92)

Fife government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,817,000 ($190.26)
    All Other: $276,000 ($28.90)
    Parks & Recreation: $212,000 ($22.20)
    Housing & Community Development: $14,000 ($1.47)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $54,000 ($5.65)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $199,000 ($20.84)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $842,000 ($88.17)
    Interest Earnings: $621,000 ($65.03)
    Rents: $68,000 ($7.12)
    Property Sale Other: $2,000 ($0.21)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,218,000 ($127.54)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $210,000 ($21.99)
    General Support: $38,000 ($3.98)
    All Other: $34,000 ($3.56)
    Housing & Community Development: $18,000 ($1.88)
    Health & Hospitals: $10,000 ($1.05)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $4,821,000 ($504.82)
    Property: $1,111,000 ($116.34)
    Other Selective Sales: $795,000 ($83.25)
    Public Utilities: $471,000 ($49.32)
    NEC: $379,000 ($39.69)

Fife government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $6,826,000 ($714.76)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $4,215,000 ($441.36)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $9,336,000 ($977.59)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $990,000 ($103.66)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $715,000 ($74.87)

Fife government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $6,210,000 ($650.26)

7.61% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,665 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.61%
Washington average:

6.54%

0.32% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,324 average AGI)
Pierce County:

0.32%
Washington average:

0.14%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from King County, WA  1.88% ($41,813 average AGI)
from Thurston County, WA  0.46% ($38,725)
from Kitsap County, WA  0.24% ($38,774)


7.25% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,698 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.25%
Washington average:

6.20%

0.24% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,251 average AGI)
Pierce County:

0.24%
Washington average:

0.14%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to King County, WA  1.95% ($40,149 average AGI)
to Thurston County, WA  0.48% ($38,385)
to Kitsap County, WA  0.20% ($41,032)

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 - 2014

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2014 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Fife fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 11Number of bridges
  • 59m194ftTotal length
  • $49,765,000Total costs
  • 575,869Total average daily traffic
  • 50,078Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 11930-1939
  • 21950-1959
  • 61960-1969
  • 11990-1999
  • 12000-2009
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Fife, WA

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

7
  • NOT ORIGINAL, Lat: 47.263694 Lon: -122.347056, Type: 220.0, Overall height: 220 m, Registrant: 4256728349, Owensgreg@aol.Com, 18520 88TH AVE W
  • JAMES P O DOWD, 4501 Pacific Highway E. (Lat: 47.243611 Lon: -122.368611), Type: 31.1, Overall height: 31.1 m, Registrant: 6783394277, Carol.King@verizonwireless.Com, ONE VERIZON PLACE
  • Sonya Dutton, 4501 Pacific Highway E. (Lat: 47.243611 Lon: -122.368611), Type: 31.1, Overall height: 31.1 m, Registrant: 6783394271, Pamelia.Hoof@verizonwireless.Com, ONE VERIZON PLACE (MC: GA3B1REG)
  • Jerri L Janjua, 4501 Pacific Highway E. (Lat: 47.243611 Lon: -122.368611), Type: 31.1, Overall height: 31.1 m, Registrant: 7707971070, Network.Regulatory@verizonwireless.Com, 1120 SANCTUARY PKWY, #150 GASA5REG
  • Regulatory Manager, 4501 Pacific Highway E. (Lat: 47.243611 Lon: -122.368611), Type: 31.1, Structure height: 53053 m, Overall height: 31.1 m, Registrant: 7707971070, Network.Regulatory@verizonwireless.Com, 1120 SANCTUARY PKWY, #150 GASA5REG
  • Gina Cacciatore, 4501 Pacific Highway E. (Lat: 47.243611 Lon: -122.368611), Type: 31.1, Structure height: 53053 m, Overall height: 31.1 m, Licensee ID: E, Registrant: 7707971070, Network.Regulatory@verizonwireless.Com, 1120 SANCTUARY PKWY #150 -Mcgasa5reg
  • 4501 Pacific Highway E. (Lat: 47.243611 Lon: -122.368611), Type: 31.1, Overall height: 31.1 m, Registrant: 2066032052, Aconque@uswnvg.Com, 3350 161ST AVENUE SE

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • FIFE, Lat: 47.028611 Lon: -122.422222, Call Sign: WPVX750, Licensee ID: L00400272
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.343 MHzGrant Date: 06/20/2012, Expiration Date: 09/03/2022, Certifier: Arthur C GreggRegistrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 03/09/2011, Expiration Date: 03/09/2021, Certifier: Tim LenkRegistrant: Pierce County, 1422 112th Street East, Tacoma, WA 98446, Phone: (253) 798-7009, Fax: (253) 472-5565, Email:
  • FIFE, 5907 6th Street Ne (Lat: 47.263222 Lon: -122.348694), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 48.8 m, Call Sign: WAL548
    Assigned Frequencies: 6555.00 MHz, 6655.00 MHzGrant Date: 10/09/2008, Expiration Date: 12/30/2018Registrant: Prokarma, 222 S 15th St Suite 505n, Omaha, NE 68102, Phone: (402) 522-5068, Fax: (402) 233-3179, 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 MHzGrant Date: 02/10/1988, Expiration Date: 02/01/2022Registrant: Jean J. Suh, 200 S. 333rd Street Suite 100, Federal Way, WA 98003

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

8 (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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 56
  • Hazardous Condition: 50
  • Service Call: 1

Incident types - Fife

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Fife, WA

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (74%)
  • Utility gas (22%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
  • Wood (1%)
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

Fife compared to Washington state average:

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