Gig Harbor Peninsula, Washington

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Population in July 2007: 47,018.
Males: 22,592  (48.1%)
Females: 24,426  (51.9%)
Median resident age:  40.4 years
Washington median age:  35.3 years

Zip code: 98335

Estimated median household income in 2013: $77,624 (it was $60,855 in 2000)
Gig Harbor Peninsula:

$77,624
WA:

$58,405

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $38,732 (it was $29,010 in 2000)

Gig Harbor Peninsula CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $304,795 (it was $197,100 in 2000)
Gig Harbor Peninsula:

$304,795
WA:

$250,800

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $248,356; Detached houses: $263,853; Townhouses or other attached units: $219,496; In 2-unit structures: $181,905; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $194,771; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $239,077; Mobile homes: $92,564; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $34,288
  • Races in Gig Harbor Peninsula, WA (2000)

    Gig Harbor Peninsula races chart
    • 39,01391.2%White alone
    • 1,1142.6%Hispanic
    • 9462.2%Two or more races
    • 7471.7%Asian alone
    • 4791.1%Black alone
    • 3060.7%American Indian alone
    • 840.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 740.2%Other race alone
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Gig Harbor Peninsula: 118.1 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Land area: 54.9 square miles.

Population density: 856 people per square mile   (low).

Gig Harbor Peninsula, Washington map

For population 25 years and over in Gig Harbor Peninsula:

  • High school or higher: 93.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 36.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 13.5%
  • Unemployed: 4.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Gig Harbor Peninsula CCD:

  • Never married: 18.8%
  • Now married: 66.9%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 4.9%
  • Divorced: 9.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Gig Harbor Peninsula CCD:  1.2% ($2,324)
Washington:  1.2% ($1,915)
Gig Harbor Peninsula satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Tacoma, WA (9.3 miles , pop. 193,556).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Seattle, WA (24.5 miles , pop. 563,374).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (942.0 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Gig Harbor, WA (1.1 miles ), Rosedale, WA (1.4 miles ), Artondale, WA (1.4 miles ), Raft Island, WA (1.6 miles ), Canterwood, WA (1.9 miles ), Wauna, WA (2.0 miles ), Wollochet, WA (2.0 miles ), Purdy, WA (2.1 miles ).

Latitude: 47.33 N, Longitude: 122.61 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 253

Gig Harbor Peninsula household income distribution Gig Harbor Peninsula home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.8%
Washington:

5.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (11%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Health care (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Air transportation (4%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Health care (16%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (3%)
  • Top executives (3%)
  • Air transportation workers (3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)

Work and jobs in Gig Harbor Peninsula: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Gig Harbor Peninsula, Washington

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Gig Harbor Peninsula-area historical earthquake activity is near Washington state average. It is 152% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 7.4 miles away from the city center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.5 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.8 MW, Depth: 32.2 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 16.4 miles away from Gig Harbor Peninsula center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
On 4/29/1965 at 15:28:43, a magnitude 6.6 (6.6 UK) earthquake occurred 13.1 miles away from the city center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
On 7/3/1999 at 01:43:54, a magnitude 5.8 (5.4 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, 5.3 ME, Depth: 25.2 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 34.6 miles away from the city center
On 5/3/1996 at 04:04:22, a magnitude 5.5 (5.2 MB, 5.3 MD, 5.5 ML, Depth: 2.5 mi) earthquake occurred 53.6 miles away from Gig Harbor Peninsula center
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 481.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), energy magnitude (ME), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Pierce County (19) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 18
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 10, Mudslides: 4, Landslides: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Earthquakes: 2, Heavy Rains: 2, Winds: 2, Hurricane: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Gig Harbor Peninsula:

  • MANOR CARE OF GIG HARBOR WA, LLC (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; GIG HARBOR, WA)
  • ST JOSEPH DIALYSIS CENTER GIG HARBOR (Dialysis Facility, about 3 miles away; GIG HARBOR, WA)
  • ST ANTHONY HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 3 miles away; GIG HARBOR, WA)
  • COTTESMORE OF LIFE CARE (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; GIG HARBOR, WA)
  • HIGHLANDS DEMENTIA CARE CTR (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; TACOMA, WA)
  • HIGHLANDS,THE (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; TACOMA, WA)
  • BEL AIR REHAB AND SPECIALTY CARE (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; TACOMA, WA)

Amtrak station near Gig Harbor Peninsula:

  • 11 miles: TACOMA (1001 PUYALLUP AVE.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Gig Harbor Peninsula:

  • Tacoma Community College (about 7 miles; Tacoma, WA; Full-time enrollment: 6,622)
  • University of Puget Sound (about 8 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 2,788)
  • Bates Technical College (about 10 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 4,929)
  • University of Washington-Tacoma Campus (about 10 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 3,788)
  • Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom (about 11 miles; Lakewood, WA; FT enrollment: 5,228)
  • Clover Park Technical College (about 12 miles; Lakewood, WA; FT enrollment: 4,185)
  • Pacific Lutheran University (about 15 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 3,548)

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Notable locations in Gig Harbor Peninsula: Fox Island (A), Gig Harbor Sportsmens Club (B), Camp Colman (C), North Purdy Crescent Park and Ride (D), Picnic Point (E), Canterwood Golf and Country Club (F), Gig Harbor Golf Club (G), Shorewood Beach (H), Sunny Bay (I), Point Fasdick Square (J), Harbor Plaza (K), Murphy's Landing Marina (L), Peninsula Yacht Basin (M), Fox Island Yacht Club (N), West Shore Marina (O), Poseidon's Marina (P), Gig Harbor Marina (Q), Seattle Yacht Club at Gig Harbor Outstation (R), Gig Harbor Sewage Treatment Plant (S), Pierce County Fire District 5 / Gig Harbor Fire and Medic One Station 5 - 0 Headquarters / Training (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Olympic Village Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Gig Harbor Peninsula include: Agnus Dei Lutheran Church (A), Community Bible Fellowship Church (B), Chapel Hill Presbyterian Church (C), Gig Harbor Church of the Nazarene (D), Gig Harbor Foursquare Church (E), Pentecostal Church of Gig Harbor (F), Saint John's Episcopal Church (G), Peninsula Christian Fellowship Church (H), Believer's Fellowship Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Fox Island Cemetery (1), Gig Harbor Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Burley Lagoon (A), Crescent Lake (B), Sylvia Lake (C), Winchester Swamp (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Artondale Creek (A), McCormick Creek (B), Minter Creek (C), North Creek (D), Purdy Creek (E), Goodnough Creek (F), Crescent Creek (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Gig Harbor Peninsula include: Kopachuck State Park (1), Cutts Island State Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Pierce County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 95.0. This is worse than average.

City:

95.0
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.233. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 9.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.233
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2005 was 18.3. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 9.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

18.3
U.S.:

6.6

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 1.00. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.00
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 19.5. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

19.5
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 11.1. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.1
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 7.24. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 11.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.24
U.S.:

9.14

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2001 was 0.00481. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00481
U.S.:

0.01468
Average household size:
This place:  2.5 people
Washington:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  74.2%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  5.4%
Whole state:  7.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

4.2%
Whole state:

10.6%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

2.1%
Whole state:

4.6%

People in group quarters in Gig Harbor Peninsula in 2010:

  • 827 people in state prisons
  • 243 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 71 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 41 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Gig Harbor Peninsula in 2000:

  • 762 people in state prisons
  • 221 people in nursing homes
  • 78 people in other group homes
  • 50 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 29 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 5 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Gig Harbor Peninsula compared to Washington state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.6
Washington average:

11.3

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (53%)
  • Utility gas (37%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Gig Harbor Peninsula CCD (based on Pierce County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant121,041365
Catholic69,55826
Other49,446109
Mainline Protestant34,906123
Black Protestant4,81717
Orthodox6054
None514,852-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 132
Pierce County:

1.71 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 13
This county:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 105
Pierce County:

1.36 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 152
Pierce County:

1.97 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 511
Here:

6.61 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.26 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.4%
Washington:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Pierce County:

29.3%
Washington:

25.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.1%
State:

13.9%

7.61% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,665 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.61%
Washington average:

6.54%

0.32% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,324 average AGI)
Pierce County:

0.32%
Washington average:

0.14%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from King County, WA  1.88% ($41,813 average AGI)
from Thurston County, WA  0.46% ($38,725)
from Kitsap County, WA  0.24% ($38,774)


7.25% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,698 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.25%
Washington average:

6.20%

0.24% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,251 average AGI)
Pierce County:

0.24%
Washington average:

0.14%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to King County, WA  1.95% ($40,149 average AGI)
to Thurston County, WA  0.48% ($38,385)
to Kitsap County, WA  0.20% ($41,032)

Strongest AM radio stations in Gig Harbor Peninsula:

  • KIRO (710 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KTTH (770 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KGNW (820 AM; 50 kW; BURIEN-SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KYCW (1090 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KJR (950 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA)
  • KOMO (1000 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • KNWX (1210 AM; 28 kW; AUBURN-FEDERAL WAY, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KIXI (880 AM; 50 kW; MERCER ISLAND/SEATTL, WA; Owner: BELLEVUE RADIO, INC.)
  • KHHO (850 AM; 10 kW; TACOMA, WA; Owner: ACKERLEY MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KKOL (1300 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KVI (570 AM; 5 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • KKMO (1360 AM; 5 kW; TACOMA, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KMAS (1030 AM; 10 kW; SHELTON, WA; Owner: SOUND BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Gig Harbor Peninsula:

  • KQBZ (100.7 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • K205DD (88.9 FM; BREMERTON, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K283AH (104.5 FM; GIG HARBOR, WA; Owner: PENINSULA SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 401)
  • KMTT (103.7 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KNDD (107.7 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KYPT (96.5 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KBSG-FM (97.3 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KISW (99.9 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KBTC-FM (91.7 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: BATES TECHNICAL COLLEGE)
  • KBKS (106.1 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KING-FM (98.1 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: CLASSIC RADIO, INC.)
  • KLSY-FM (92.5 FM; BELLEVUE, WA; Owner: BELLEVUE RADIO INC.)
  • KPLU-FM (88.5 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: PACIFIC LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY, INC.)
  • KWJZ (98.9 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ORCA RADIO, INC.)
  • KZOK-FM (102.5 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KMPS-FM (94.1 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • K207AZ (89.3 FM; GIB HARBOR, WA; Owner: PENINSULA SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 401)
  • KRWM (106.9 FM; BREMERTON, WA; Owner: SEASCAPE RADIO, INC.)
  • K201EX (88.1 FM; GREENWATER, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KJR-FM (95.7 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ACKERLEY MEDIA GROUP, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Gig Harbor Peninsula:

  • KBTC-TV (Channel 28; TACOMA, WA; Owner: BATES TECHNICAL COLLEGE)
  • KCPQ (Channel 13; TACOMA, WA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION NORTHWEST, INC.)
  • KSTW (Channel 11; TACOMA, WA; Owner: UPN TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • KING-TV (Channel 5; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: KING BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K58DP (Channel 58; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • KTWB-TV (Channel 22; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KOMO-TV (Channel 4; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE TV, L.L.C.)
  • KIRO-TV (Channel 7; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: KIRO-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KCTS-TV (Channel 9; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: KCTS TELEVISION)
  • KHCV (Channel 45; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: NORTH PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KWPX (Channel 33; BELLEVUE, WA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • K57HB (Channel 57; EUREKA, CA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KONG-TV (Channel 16; EVERETT, WA; Owner: KONG-TV, INC.)
  • KWDK (Channel 56; TACOMA, WA; Owner: PUGET SOUND EDUCATIONAL TV, INC.)
  • K68DL (Channel 68; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KTBW-TV (Channel 20; TACOMA, WA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING OF WASHINGTON)
  • K67GJ (Channel 67; POINT PULLEY, ETC., WA; Owner: KIRO-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
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