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The City of Gig Harbor had a population of 11,317 as of July 1, 2021.

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 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, 2021)

POPULATION

Total Population 11,317 (100%)
Population in Households 11,199 (99.0%)
Population in Families 8,934 (78.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 118 ( 1.0%)
Population Density 1,918
Diversity Index2 33
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $96,707
Average Household Income $137,371
% of Income for Mortgage4 27%
Per Capita Income $59,357
Wealth Index5 210
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 5,360 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,644 (68.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,402 (26.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 314 ( 5.9%)
Median Home Value $629,957
Average Home Value $737,692
Housing Affordability Index3 94
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 5,046
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 3,312
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 races 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 % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. 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

2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 4.08% 2.12%
Households 3.73% 2.08%
Families 4.79% 2.15%
Median Household Income   1.91%
Per Capita Income   2.62%
Owner Occupied HU   2.75%

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, 2021 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 # 115 82nd
Population Density # 163 74th
Median Household Income # 122 81st
Housing Affordability Index # 146 23rd
Per Capita Income # 38 94th
Diversity Index # 361 42nd

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