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Fife is a city in Pierce County, Washington, United States. The population was 9,173 at the 2010 census.
In 1940, it was described as "Fife...at a valley crossroads in the midst of a thickly settled berry growing and truck-gardening district is represented by a string of markets, taverns, shops, and a large, balloon-roofed dance hall along the highway." The 1940 population was 135. (Washington - A guide to the Evergreen State, WPA American Guide Series, Washington State Historical Society, 1941). Fife was officially incorporated on February 11, 1957.
It is a small city located east of Tacoma and consists primarily of businesses such as car dealerships and other highwayside businesses. Fife Heights, located on a hill beyond the incorporated bounds of the city, is a primarily residential area.