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Fife, WA
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Fife profile

Living in Fife

Fife is a somewhat small city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 10,809 people and three associated neighborhoods, Fife is the 88th largest community in Washington. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Fife, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Fife, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Fife’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Fife does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $84,538.00.

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.

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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.58% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

The overall education level of Fife is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 25.62% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Fife in 2018 was $36,226, 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 $144,904 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 15.90% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Fife include German, African, Irish, English, and Norwegian.

Fife also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 21.25%.

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