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 10,184 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 $66,144.00.
Housing costs in Fife are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Washington.
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, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Fife who work in office and administrative support (13.47%), sales jobs (9.61%), and management occupations (9.33%).
Also of interest is that Fife has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Fife is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
One downside of living in Fife is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Fife, the average commute to work is 30.35 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the city, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
In Fife, a lot of people use the bus to get to work every day though Fife is a relatively small city. Those that ride the bus are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.
The percentage of people in Fife who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 25.04% of adults in Fife have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Fife in 2018 was $31,514, 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 $126,056 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 14.10% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Fife include German, Irish, English, African, and Italian.
Fife also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 18.89%.
The most common language spoken in Fife is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Korean.