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 10,191 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Fife is the 89th largest community in Washington. Fife has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Fife, where the median household income is $58,649.00.
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.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Fife is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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 (15.05%), sales jobs (11.13%), and management occupations (8.43%).
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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
The citizens of Fife are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 23.33% of adults in Fife having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Fife in 2010 was $27,736, 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 $110,944 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 17.17% 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: 21.04%.
The most common language spoken in Fife is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.