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About Fife

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Once a small farming town, Fife has grown into a hub of community, industry, and retail opportunities. Fife is located conveniently between Seattle-Tacoma International Airport & the Port of Tacoma, intersected by I-5, and at the edges of Pierce & King Counties.

No B+O tax, I-5 exposure, low tax rates, and a responsive City Government and Chamber of Commerce make the City of Fife the perfect place to do business.

"Fife is close to everything, centrally located, and no parking issues like in Tacoma."
Michael Joy, W.J. Bradley Mortgage Corp.

Fife is also a wonderful town to call home. With an award-winning school district, free year round special events, and miles of parks and trails to explore, your family will love Fife.

"As a Manager of a hotel here in Fife, I have found the city officials to be very approachable and interactive. Their desire for a strong community is evident."
Mark Horace, Extended Stay America

History + Demographics

Fife was founded in 1957 and was named after William J. Fife, a prominent Tacoma lawyer, once head of the Washington National Guard, and a Lieutenant Colonel in the field during the Philippine Insurrection. Fife covers roughly 5.7 square miles of land between the Puyallup River and Puget Sound.

As of the Census 2010, 9,173 people call Fife home. The racial makeup is 52.8% White, 15.8% Asian, 13.8% Hispanic or Latino, 8.2% African American, 2.6% American Indian, and 2.3% Pacific Islander. The total housing units are 3,895, with only 253 vacant units.

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