Fife, Washington

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Population in 2013: 9,421 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +96.9%
Males: 4,769  (50.6%)
Females: 4,652  (49.4%)
Median resident age:  30.9 years
Washington median age:  32.2 years

Zip codes: 98421, 98424.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $56,213 (it was $31,806 in 2000)
Fife:

$56,213
WA:

$57,573
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $26,070 (it was $16,723 in 2000)

Fife city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $221,989 (it was $134,300 in 2000)
Fife:

$221,989
WA:

$243,000
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $251,427; Detached houses: $271,350; Townhouses or other attached units: $197,720; In 2-unit structures: $165,895; Mobile homes: $22,253

Median gross rent in 2012: $969.

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  • White alone - 4,342 (47.3%)
  • Asian alone - 1,629 (17.7%)
  • Hispanic - 1,433 (15.6%)
  • Black alone - 1,116 (12.1%)
  • Two or more races - 341 (3.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 199 (2.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 165 (1.8%)
  • Other race alone - 17 (0.2%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Fife: 108.8 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (10.6%), Irish (8.4%), Subsaharan African (7.7%), English (4.6%), Norwegian (3.1%), Swedish (2.9%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Incorporated in 1957

Elevation: 15 feet

Land area: 5.56 square miles.

Population density: 1,693 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: 91.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.7%
  • Unemployed: 6.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Fife city:

  • Never married: 32.2%
  • Now married: 46.6%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 3.2%
  • Divorced: 15.7%

2,205 residents are foreign born (2.8% Africa).

This city:  24.0%
Washington:  13.3%



According to our research of Washington and other state lists there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Fife, Washington as of April 27, 2015.
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 near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,607 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,602 (1.2%)

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

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: +9,432 (+102.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 726 (15.0%)

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 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
Murders 0010000
per 100,000 0.00.020.20.00.00.00.0
Rapes 15897847
per 100,000 308.6162.4181.4139.3158.870.6103.8
Robberies 1414171061311
per 100,000 288.1284.2342.7199.0119.1229.6163.1
Assaults 26212528281729
per 100,000 535.0426.3503.9557.2555.9300.2429.9
Burglaries 81101768811711774
per 100,000 1666.72050.31531.91751.22322.82066.01096.9
Thefts 381490374362459478354
per 100,000 7839.59947.27538.87204.09112.68440.85247.6
Auto thefts 14311381119123150137
per 100,000 2942.42294.01632.72368.22441.92648.82030.8
Arson 0200000
per 100,000 0.040.60.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 318.1) 965.1894.8810.2770.3869.5767.5582.1

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Crime rate in Fife detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 54 (29 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.09
Washington average:

1.47
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.8%
Washington:

5.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +117 (+2.5%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (14%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Wholesale trade (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Customer service representatives (4%)

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)

Public high schools in Fife:

Public elementary/middle school in Fife:

Private elementary/middle school in Fife:

  • ALL SAINTS SCHOOL - FIRE CAMPUS (Students: 173; 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 2012 was 104. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

104
U.S.:

74

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.233. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 3.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.233
U.S.:

0.303

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.:

6.6

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 1.00. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.00
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 21.4. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

21.4
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 11.1. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.1
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 7.24. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 2.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.24
U.S.:

9.14

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.:

0.01468
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 11.9%
(10.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 8.7% for Black residents, 17.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 26.6% for American Indian residents, 4.9% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 21.1% for other race residents, 21.4% 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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Fife compared to Washington state average:

  • Unemployed percentage 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age below state average.

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.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Fife, Washington:

  • Econo Lodge Inn & Suites, 3100 Pacific Hwy E, Fife, WA 98424 , Phone: (253) 922-9520, Fax: (253) 922-2002
  • Econo Lodge, 3518 Pacific Hwy E, Fife, WA 98424 , Phone: (206) 982-0550, Fax: (253) 922-3203
  • Best Western Fife Hotel & Conference Center, 5700 Pacific Hwy E, Fife, WA 98424 , Phone: (253) 922-3555, Fax: (253) 922-3550
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Fife, Washington

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (75%)
  • Utility gas (22%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 29.77%
Here: 29.8%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchAssemblies of GodEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents29.7%9.7%8.9%7.4%4.8%
Congregations6.3%11.1%5.7%6.6%5.7%
NameSouthern Baptist Convention Charismatic Churches IndependentLutheran ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchOther
Adherents4.2%3.7%3.6%3.3%24.7%
Congregations6.1%1.1%2.5%6.3%48.6%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables 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%
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 ($289.35)
    Regular Highways: $124,000 ($13.16)
    General: $82,000 ($8.70)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $2,370,000 ($251.57)
    Sewerage: $1,587,000 ($168.45)
    General - Other: $998,000 ($105.93)
    Parks & Recreation: $855,000 ($90.75)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $826,000 ($87.68)
    Water Utilities: $757,000 ($80.35)
    Financial Administration: $600,000 ($63.69)
    Central Staff Services: $509,000 ($54.03)
    Regular Highways: $502,000 ($53.29)
    Housing & Community Development: $217,000 ($23.03)
    Corrections - Other: $103,000 ($10.93)
    Solid Waste Management: $8,000 ($0.85)
    Natural Resources - Other: $5,000 ($0.53)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $374,000 ($39.70)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $3,803,000 ($403.67)
    Regular Highways: $1,218,000 ($129.29)
    General - Other: $455,000 ($48.30)
    Parks & Recreation: $405,000 ($42.99)
    Financial Administration: $77,000 ($8.17)
    Police Protection: $47,000 ($4.99)
    Water Utilities: $25,000 ($2.65)
    Natural Resource - Other: $13,000 ($1.38)
    Central Staff: $9,000 ($0.96)
    Judicial: $9,000 ($0.96)
    Corrections - Other: $2,000 ($0.21)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $4,249,000 ($451.01)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,817,000 ($192.87)
    All Other: $276,000 ($29.30)
    Parks & Recreation: $212,000 ($22.50)
    Housing & Community Development: $14,000 ($1.49)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $54,000 ($5.73)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $199,000 ($21.12)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $842,000 ($89.37)
    Interest Earnings: $621,000 ($65.92)
    Rents: $68,000 ($7.22)
    Property Sale Other: $2,000 ($0.21)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,218,000 ($129.29)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $210,000 ($22.29)
    General Support: $38,000 ($4.03)
    All Other: $34,000 ($3.61)
    Housing & Community Development: $18,000 ($1.91)
    Health & Hospitals: $10,000 ($1.06)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $4,821,000 ($511.73)
    Property: $1,111,000 ($117.93)
    Other Selective Sales: $795,000 ($84.39)
    Public Utilities: $471,000 ($49.99)
    NEC: $379,000 ($40.23)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $6,826,000 ($724.55)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $4,215,000 ($447.40)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $9,336,000 ($990.98)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $990,000 ($105.08)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $715,000 ($75.89)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $6,210,000 ($659.17)

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.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Fife, Washington:
  • Fatal accident count: 28
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 44
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 19
  • Fatalities: 28
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 52
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 7
Washington average:
  • Fatal accident count: 118
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 178
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 53
  • Fatalities: 126
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 298
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 19
See more detailed statistics of Fife fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 12
Total length: 95 meters (312ft)
Total costs: $73,728,000
Total average daily traffic: 755,400
Total average daily truck traffic: 67,063

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1930-1939: 1
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 2
  • 1960-1969: 8
  • 1970-1979: 0
  • 1980-1989: 0
  • 1990-1999: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Fife, WA

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • 4501 Pacific Hwy. E. (Lat: 47.243722 Lon: -122.368722), Call Sign: KNKA280
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 880.020 MHz, 880.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 846.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/20/2005, Expiration Date: 05/15/2015
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

5
  • 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
  • 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:

7
  • Lat: 47.242778 Lon: -122.372500, Call Sign: WQAA339
    Assigned Frequencies: 464.062 MHz, 464.762 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/20/2004, Expiration Date: 04/20/2014, Certifier: Jenynne De Noble
    Registrant: Radio Licensing Services, 4700 Se International Way, Milwaukie, OR 97222, Phone: (503) 794-3787, Fax: (503) 794-3759
  • Lat: 47.231500 Lon: -122.336194, Call Sign: WQGA612
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.300 MHz, 451.237 MHz, 451.312 MHz, 451.325 MHz, 451.337 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/28/2006, Expiration Date: 11/28/2016, Certifier: Michael Hines
    Registrant: Puget Sound Instrument Co, 2612 Pacific Hwy E, Tacoma, WA 98424, Phone: (253) 922-7890, Fax: (253) 922-2650, Email:
  • 5000 26th St., E (Lat: 47.233611 Lon: -122.362778), Type: Pole, Structure height: 6 m, Overall height: 9 m, Call Sign: WQGC640
    Assigned Frequencies: 1.58000 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/11/2006, Expiration Date: 01/11/2007, Cancellation Date: 12/15/2006, Certifier: Tom Lenk
    Registrant: Information Station Specialists, Zeeland, MI 49464, Phone: (616) 772-2300
  • 5000 26th St., E (Lat: 47.233611 Lon: -122.362778), Type: Pole, Structure height: 6 m, Overall height: 9 m, Call Sign: WQGE494
    Assigned Frequencies: 1.58000 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/22/2006, Expiration Date: 06/20/2007, Cancellation Date: 08/25/2007, Certifier: Tom Lenk
    Registrant: Information Station Specialists, Zeeland, MI 49464, Phone: (616) 772-2300
  • 5000 26th St, E (Lat: 47.233611 Lon: -122.362778), Type: Pole, Structure height: 6 m, Overall height: 9 m, Call Sign: WQGK745
    Assigned Frequencies: 1.58000 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/16/2007, Expiration Date: 02/16/2017, Certifier: Tom Lenk
    Registrant: Information Station Specialists, Zeeland, MI 49464, Phone: (616) 772-2300
  • Lat: 47.227889 Lon: -122.340806, Call Sign: WQJA875
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.362 MHz, 452.087 MHz, 452.187 MHz, 456.337 MHz, 456.362 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/10/2008, Expiration Date: 07/10/2018, Certifier: Dale Nerby
    Registrant: Puget Sound Instrument Co, 2612 Pacific Hwy E, Tacoma, WA 98424, Phone: (253) 922-7890, Fax: (253) 922-2650, Email:
  • 4602 20th St. E. (Lat: 47.238278 Lon: -122.364944), Call Sign: WQJK859, Licensee ID: L01431503
    Assigned Frequencies: 467.812 MHz, 467.900 MHz, 467.925 MHz, 469.262 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/16/2008, Expiration Date: 10/16/2018, Certifier: Stephen J Jackson
    Registrant: Farwest Sports, Inc., 1701 4th Ave. S., Seattle, WA 98134, Phone: (206) 624-6550, Fax: (206) 622-9279, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • 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:
  • 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: 02/01/2014
    Registrant: 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:

7
  • Aircraft: ROHDE BRUCE COZY MK IV (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING O-360 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 107TB , Serial Number: 0540, Year manufactured: 2010, Airworthiness Date: 07/15/2010
    Registrant (Individual): Bruce Rohde, 2932 Dale Ln E, Fife, WA 98424
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 170B (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C145 SERIES (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3112B , Serial Number: 25354, Year manufactured: 1952, Airworthiness Date: 03/28/1957
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Wayne Parslow, 5008 79th Avenue Ct E, Fife, WA 98424, Other Owners: Kathy Parslow
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 525B (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 8, Weight: 12,500 - 19,999 Pounds), Engine: WILLIAMS FJ44-3A (2820 Pounds of Thrust) (Turbo-fan)
    N-Number: 420CH , Serial Number: 525B0151, Year manufactured: 2007, Airworthiness Date: 04/20/2007
    Registrant (Corporation): Four Twenty Charlie Hotel LLC, 5312 Pacific Hwy E, Fife, WA 98424
  • Aircraft: DEHAVILLAND BEAVER DHC-2 MK.1 (Category: Land, Seats: 8, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 122 mph), Engine: P&W R-985 SERIES (450 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 437CH , Serial Number: 1428, Airworthiness Date: 01/31/1991
    Registrant (Partnership): R H Investments C, 5312 Pacific Hwy E, Fife, WA 98424, Other Owners: Charles R Hogan, Carl R Hogan
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 152 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING 0-235 SERIES (115 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 49804 , Serial Number: 15281327, Year manufactured: 1978, Airworthiness Date: 02/18/1978
    Registrant (Individual): Mark W Yee, 1112 - 54th East, Fife, WA 98424
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 556PA , Serial Number: 28-7225477, Year manufactured: 1972, Airworthiness Date: 06/29/1972
    Registrant (Corporation): Piper 556 Flying Partners LLC, 7025 49th St E, Fife, WA 98424
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9863W , Serial Number: 28-23379, Year manufactured: 1967, Airworthiness Date: 06/27/1967
    Registrant (Individual): Bruce G Rohde, 2932 Dale Ln E, Fife, WA 98424

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
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
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