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People

Total Population 7,620
Male Share of the Population 45.5%
Female Share of the Population 54.5%
Senior Citizens 23.6%
Employed Population 16+ 3,137
Age of the Population 49

Families

% of people married 49.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 44.6%
Median Earnings25+ $47,407
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $16,500
Median Earnings With High School Degree $21,307

Wealth

Median Family Income $82,500
% Above Poverty Level 90.3%
% Below Poverty Level 9.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 9.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.5%
% Using Public Transportation 3.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 35.8%
Median Gross Rent $1,194
Median House Value $339,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 22.2%
US/American 0%
English 17.5%
Irish 14.6%

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 6,592 $70,970
Lakewood 58,890 $59,791
Ruston 953 $86,417
Steilacoom 6,083 $72,279
Tacoma 201,794 $62,147
University Place 31,670 $73,479
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Gig Harbor High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

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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