City of Fife Population Structure by Age & Gender: 2000 & 2010

Population Percentages of Males and Females in 2000 and 2010

Race & Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity Pie Graphs for the City of Fife

Selected Socioeconomic Indicators

CharacteristicPercent (Estimate)
Percent high school graduate¹ or higher (age 25+)90.0%
Percent Bachelor’s degree or higher (age 25+)20.6%
Percent population below poverty: all ages12.9%
Percent population below poverty: under 18 Years17.0%
Percent population below poverty: 18 to 64 years11.6%
Percent population below poverty: 65 years and over10.7%
Percent without Health Insurance: all ages17.9%
Percent without Health Insurance: 18 to 64 years22.6%
Percent without Health Insurance: under 18 years9.7%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2009 to 2013 5-Year American Community Survey, Includes equivalency

Other Interesting Facts

CharacteristicMeasure (Estimate)
Civilian population 18 years and over6,801
Mean travel time to work (minutes)25.1
Number of Veterans: age 18+767
Percent population working outside city of residence84.0%
Population Foreign Born2,228
Population Foreign Born: Naturalized U.S. citizen994
Population Foreign Born: Not a U.S. Citizen1,234

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2009 to 2013 5-Year American Community Survey

Learn about Fife’s demographic characteristics and health-related data in relation to Washington State and Pierce County by viewing the Demographics and Health Data for City of Fife – Prepared by Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department.

Housing, Land Use & Economic Characteristics

Households by income2010 Number2010 Percent2013 Number2013 Percent
Less than $10,0001634.7%2266.2%
$10,000 to $14,9991714.9%1223.4%
$15,000 to $24,9992898.3%2657.3%
$25,000 to $34,99939611.4%3469.5%
$35,000 to $49,99964018.5%64517.7%
$50,000 to $74,99983024.0%76921.1%
$75,000 to $99,99948213.9%66018.2%
$100,000 to $149,9993439.9%48913.4%
$150,000 to $199,999952.7%722.0%
$200,000 or more541.6%421.2%
Total Households3463N/A3636N/A
Median Household income$52,294N/A$57,275N/A
Mean Household Income$60,620N/A$63,382N/A

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year EstimatesHousehold Income for 2010 and 2013 Line Graph

Land Use

Existing Land UseAcres% Land Use Gross Area
Single family36812.0%

Source: Pierce County Existing Land Use Geographic Information System (GIS) Shapefile (accessed June 2, 2015)

Employment Data

CategoryNumber or Percentage
2010 Total employment12,346
2030 Forecasted Total Employment18,765
2035 Forecasted Total Employment20,350
Education Kindergarten through 12th Grade1.5%
Finance/Insurance/Real Estate/Services26.5%
Retail - Food Services16.2%
Construction - Resource11.5%
Government/Higher Education3.5%
2015 Licensed Businesses (Washington State Business License System (May 29, 2015): Includes City of Fife businesses and licensed contractors)1200+

Source: Puget Sound Regional Council, Land Use Target Forecasts, 2013

Permit Activity

Permit Information2009
All Permits Issued469524535579692758
Building Valuation$26,665,635$13,258,377$18,791,874$25,573,178$17,630,263$83,878,705

City of Fife Community Development Permit Data, 2009 to 2014