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Gig Harbor, Washington - Basic Facts

The City of Gig Harbor is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Pierce County at latitude 47.3382 and longitude -122.6008. Pierce County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 36 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Gig Harbor, but most people and references simply refer to it as Gig Harbor, Washington.

The P1 Census Class Code for Gig Harbor indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

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Gig Harbor, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 8,046
Population in Households 7,948
Population in Familes 6,226
Population in Group Qrtrs 98
Population Density1 1,353
Diversity Index2 28


Total Households 3,710
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 2,357
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,978 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,299 (57.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,410 (35.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 268 ( 6.7%)
Median Home Value $372,063
Average Home Value $444,511


Median Household Income $71,395
Average Household Income $96,148
Per Capita Income $42,961
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 2.9% 1.5%
Households 2.86% 1.57%
Families 4.73% 1.54%
Median Household Income   3.67%
Per Capita Income   3.81%
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 628 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 139 78th
Population Density1 # 227 64th
Diversity Index2 # 384 39th
Median Household Income # 152 76th
Per Capita Income # 51 92nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Washington Census Data Comparison Tool.