Fife, WA
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Fife is a somewhat small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Washington. With a population of 9,970 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Fife is the 89th largest community in Washington. Much of the housing stock in Fife was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Fife economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Fife, where the median household income is $55,603.00.

Fife is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Fife is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Fife who work in office and administrative support (15.79%), sales jobs (12.02%), and management occupations (8.18%).

One of the nice things about Fife is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.

The population of Fife overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Fife, 21.50% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Fife in 2010 was $25,467, which is middle income relative to Washington, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $101,868 for a family of four. However, Fife contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Fife is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Fife home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Fife residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Fife also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 16.18% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Fife include Irish, English, African, and Italian.

In addition, Fife has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (24.14%).

The most common language spoken in Fife is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Korean.

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