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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Fife is a suburb of Seattle with a population of 9,805. Fife is in Pierce County. Living in Fife offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Fife there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Fife and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Fife are above average.
About Fife...
Population
9,805

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$243,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,125
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    61%
  • Own
    39%
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Fife Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    467.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    9.7
    6.1
  • Rape
    175.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    311.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,052.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    4,588.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    1,568.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    18%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    20%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    6%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%

Working in Fife

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$58,649
National
$55,322
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Fife Reviews

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I love the overall community and culture that is Fife. There are events that allow us to come together as people and share and enrich each other with skills that we each are unique at. There are festivals, parades, communal activities, and resources for the people of Fife. Their slogan is "Fife for Life" because once you live in Fife, you come to realize that you don't want to leave. Fife is a great place to live.
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Fife is a great point of access that is close to Tacoma, Milton, Sumner, Puyallup and Federal Way. While there are numerous restaurants in the area, there are not very many things to do since it's such a small city. That being said, the city holds various events such as an annual harvest festival and summer movie nights to bring the community together. The school zone speed limits are strictly enforced as are intersections which are enforced by cameras. Overall, Fife is a pretty good location.
Fife is pretty calm and quiet when there's aren't so many people trying to get to Tacoma through this city. Everything is pretty close by and easily accessible. The only thing that is very frustrating is the traffic day in and day out. There are way too many warehouses! What once was farm land is now concrete warehouses filled with items for consumers and so many semi trucks. A plus to this town is the easy access to the freeway which is fairly light traffic heading north.