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People

Total Population 7,918
Male Share of the Population 47.5%
Female Share of the Population 52.5%
Senior Citizens 22.7%
Employed Population 16+ 3,110
Age of the Population 48

Families

% of people married 50.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 47.3%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $82,969
% Above Poverty Level 93.1%
% Below Poverty Level 6.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 8.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.3%
% Using Public Transportation 2.9%

Housing

People Living Alone 35.6%
Median Gross Rent $1,227
Median House Value $347,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 23%
US/American 0.1%
English 15.1%
Irish 14.7%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Gig Harbor Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 miles NW of Tacoma, Washington (center to center)
Nearest Large City 22 miles SW of Seattle, Washington
County Pierce
Standard Zip Codes 98329, 98332, 98335
Phone Area Codes 253
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 47.329
Longitude -122.578

Gig Harbor Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station TACOMA 1
Distance 9.4 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 47 F
Apr Temp 42 to 60 F
Jul Temp 55 to 76 F
Oct Temp 45 to 61 F
Annual Precip 38.9 inches
Station GRAPEVIEW 3 SW
Distance 13.6 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 45 F
Apr Temp 40 to 59 F
Jul Temp 53 to 74 F
Oct Temp 44 to 60 F
Annual Precip 53.2 inches
Station SEATTLE TACOMA AP
Distance 15.5 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 46 F
Apr Temp 42 to 58 F
Jul Temp 55 to 75 F
Oct Temp 46 to 60 F
Annual Precip 37 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Gig Harbor, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Arletta (98335)

Crescent Valley (98335)

Cromwell (98335)

Elgin (98335)

Glencove (98335)

Key Center (98335)

Picnic Point (98335)

Point Fosdick (98335)

Purdy (98335)

Raft Island (98335)

Rosedale (98335)

Shore Acres (98335)

Sunny Bay (98335)

Sunrise Beach (98335)

Victor (98335)

Warren (98335)

Wauna Shores (98335)

Wollochet (98335)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Fircrest 6,612 $71,793
Lakewood 59,122 $58,457
Ruston 915 $98,125
Steilacoom 6,118 $75,096
Tacoma 203,481 $62,209
University Place 31,991 $77,300

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Gig Harbor High Schools

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GIG HARBOR HIGH
5101 ROSEDALE ST NW
253-851-6131
Serves 1,743 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 25.6

PENINSULA HIGH SCHOOL
14105 PURDY DR NW
253-857-3530
Serves 1,527 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 24.6

HENDERSON BAY ALT HIGH SCHOOL
8402 SKANSIE AVE
253-858-5560
A Non-traditional School
Serves 158 students.

HENDERSON BAY HALL PROGRAM
4819 HUNT ST NW
253-858-5560
A Non-traditional School
Serves 77 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 6.4

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