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Gig Harbor, Washington - Basic Facts

The City of Gig Harbor had a population of 8,830 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Gig Harbor is located at latitude 47.3382 and longitude -122.6008 in Pierce County. The formal boundaries for the City of Gig Harbor (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.95 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Pierce County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 36 feet.

The City of Gig Harbor (GNIS ID: 2410588) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Washington is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Gig Harbor is located within Gig Harbor Peninsula Division of Pierce County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Gig Harbor population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Gig Harbor, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 8,830
Population in Households 8,703
Population in Familes 6,857
Population in Group Qrtrs 127
Population Density1 1,484
Diversity Index2 29


Total Households 3,985
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 2,552
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,306 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,518 (58.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,467 (34.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 321 ( 7.5%)
Median Home Value $414,533
Average Home Value $498,015


Median Household Income $71,755
Average Household Income $107,348
Per Capita Income $47,667
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 3.49% 1.9%
Households 3.11% 1.85%
Families 4.51% 1.85%
Median Household Income   3.04%
Per Capita Income   2.15%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Gig Harbor, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gig Harbor to the other 627 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 132 79th
Population Density1 # 205 67th
Diversity Index2 # 373 41st
Median Household Income # 150 76th
Per Capita Income # 39 94th

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