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Fife is a city in Pierce County, in the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue metro area.

The community was named for William Fife, Tacoma industrialist

The latitude of Fife is 47.239N. The longitude is -122.355W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 23 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 4,966.


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Median household income
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$31,806
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Fife demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 52. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 10.5 per 1,000 people.
Historic sites and museums: Fife History Museum

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15% of Fife residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Fife ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Fife was $16,723, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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11% of Fife residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Fife, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $535.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,199.


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Pierce County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Fife political report.

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The average commute time for Fife workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Fife include Econo Lodge Inn & Suites, Extended Stay America, Quality Inn Fife, Ramada.

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