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Gig Harbor, Washington - Basic Facts

The City of Gig Harbor had a population of 9,491 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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Gig Harbor, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 9,491
Daytime Population: Workers 12,961
Daytime Population: Residents 5,297
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 18,258
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.92
Population in Households 9,360
Population in Familes 7,393
Population in Group Qrtrs 131
Population Density2 1,595
Diversity Index3 30


Median Household Income $79,173
Average Household Income $118,194
Per Capita Income $51,916


Total Housing Units 4,519 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,706 (59.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,537 (34.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 276 ( 6.1%)
Median Home Value $440,457
Average Home Value $519,214


Total Households 4,243
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 2,737
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 4.03% 2.01%
Households 3.57% 1.97%
Families 4.88% 1.98%
Median Household Income   2.41%
Per Capita Income   2.29%

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, 2017 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 # 126 80th
Population Density # 184 71st
Diversity Index # 374 40th
Median Household Income # 135 79th
Per Capita Income # 36 94th

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