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Gig Harbor, Washington - Basic Facts

The City of Gig Harbor had a population of 10,931 as of July 1, 2019. Gig Harbor ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Washington. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Gig Harbor is located at latitude 47.3293 and longitude -122.5801 in Pierce County. The formal boundaries for the City of Gig Harbor 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.


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Gig Harbor, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Gig Harbor, WA Housing Affordability Index is 92
State of Washington Housing Affordability Index is 95
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Gig Harbor, WA Wealth Index is 206
State of Washington Wealth Index is 118
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 10,931 (100%)
Population in Households 10,810 (98.9%)
Population in Families 8,615 (78.8%)
Population in Group Quarters1 121 ( 1.1%)
Population Density 1,852
Diversity Index2 31
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $90,079
Average Household Income $125,937
Per Capita Income $54,390
Wealth Index4 206

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 5,191 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,404 (65.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,463 (28.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 324 ( 6.2%)
Median Home Value $519,916
Housing Affordability Index3 92
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 4,867
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 3,181
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 4.59% 2.29%
Households 4.15% 2.21%
Families 5.39% 2.27%
Median Household Income   2.66%
Per Capita Income   2.33%

Gig Harbor, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gig Harbor to the other 625 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 116 82nd
Population Density # 160 75th
Diversity Index # 368 41st
Median Household Income # 121 81st
Per Capita Income # 43 93rd

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