Fife, WA

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Living in Fife

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. 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 $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.

Unlike some cities, Fife isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Fife are a mix 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 (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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.

In Fife, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.35 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

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 overall education level of Fife is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 25.04% of adults 25 and older in the city 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.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Fife's cultural character, accounting for 18.89% of the city’s population.

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

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