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 9,550 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Fife is the 89th 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 $57,500.
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, service providers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Fife who work in office and administrative support (15.55%), sales jobs (12.71%) and management occupations (7.34%).
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 percentage of adults in Fife who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 19.47% of the adults in Fife have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Fife in 2010 was $24,935, 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 $99,740 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 16.85% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Fife include German, Irish, African, English, Swedish and Norwegian.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Fife's cultural character, accounting for 24.32% of the city’s population.
The languages spoken by people in Fife are also diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in Fife is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish, Korean, Tagalog and Pacific Island languages.
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||3,472|
|FIFE HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||40.56%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||59.44%|
|TYPE OF FIFE HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||41.82%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||6.99%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||12.66%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||36.17%|
|SIZE OF FIFE HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||3.42%|
|AGE OF FIFE HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||49.54%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||38.98%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||9.14%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||2.34%|
|FIFE REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$313,487|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$1,428|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $61,000||7.46%|
|$61,001 - $123,000||1.34%|
|$123,001 - $245,000||25.05%|
|$245,001 - $368,000||53.70%|
|$368,001 - $491,000||8.52%|
|$491,001 - $613,000||2.96%|
|$613,001 - $920,000||0.49%|
|$920,001 - $1,227,000||0.00%|
|PEOPLE OF FIFE||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||8.34%|
|5 TO 17||17.84%|
|18 TO 24||10.40%|
|25 TO 34||20.56%|
|35 TO 54||28.93%|
|55 TO 64||7.80%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||6.13%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||89.42%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$57,500|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$24,935|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||13.80%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Retail (13.69%)
Public Service (5.50%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (4.34%)
Information Technology (3.24%)
Real estate (2.24%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||11.47%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||1.56%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||4.44%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||1.03%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||5.52%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||16.85%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||German (10.30%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (68.47%)
Pacific Island languages (2.33%)
African languages (1.63%)
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