Gig Harbor, WA Profile: Facts & Data


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Gig Harbor, Washington - Basic Facts

The City of Gig Harbor had a population of 9,926 as of July 1, 2018.

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.

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Gig Harbor, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 9,926
Population in Households 9,811
Population in Familes 7,824
Population in Group Qrtrs 115
Population Density2 1,668
Diversity Index3 30


Median Household Income $84,577
Average Household Income $131,011
Per Capita Income $57,136


Total Housing Units 4,655 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,827 (60.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,603 (34.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 225 ( 4.8%)
Median Home Value $486,416
Average Home Value $555,377


Total Households 4,430
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 2,865
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 4.1% 2.39%
Households 3.67% 2.32%
Families 4.86% 2.36%
Median Household Income   3.41%
Per Capita Income   3.06%

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, 2018 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 # 125 80th
Population Density # 184 71st
Diversity Index # 373 41st
Median Household Income # 127 80th
Per Capita Income # 32 95th

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