Gig Harbor, Washington

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Population in 2014: 8,375 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +29.5%
 
Males: 3,787  (45.2%)
Females: 4,588  (54.8%)
Median resident age:  50.0 years
Washington median age:  37.4 years

Zip codes: 98335.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $61,401 (it was $43,456 in 2000)
Gig Harbor:

$61,401
WA:

$58,405

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $42,370 (it was $28,318 in 2000)

Gig Harbor city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $357,614 (it was $194,200 in 2000)
Gig Harbor:

$357,614
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

Median gross rent in 2013: $1,186.

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  • Races in Gig Harbor, WA (2013)

    Gig Harbor races chart
    • 6,07781.1%White alone
    • 6558.7%Hispanic
    • 2943.9%Asian alone
    • 2493.3%Two or more races
    • 670.9%American Indian alone
    • 570.8%Black alone
    • 270.4%Other race alone
    • 250.3%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Gig Harbor detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Gig Harbor: 114.2 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (16.0%), English (14.1%), Irish (11.8%), Norwegian (5.9%), Scottish (3.1%), Swedish (3.0%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Incorporated in 1946

Elevation: 60 feet

Land area: 4.35 square miles.

Population density: 1,924 people per square mile   (low).

Gig Harbor,WA real estate house value index trend

Gig Harbor, Washington map

For population 25 years and over in Gig Harbor:

  • High school or higher: 96.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 46.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 18.4%
  • Unemployed: 4.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Gig Harbor city:

  • Never married: 27.1%
  • Now married: 49.4%
  • Separated: 2.7%
  • Widowed: 8.4%
  • Divorced: 12.3%

567 residents are foreign born (2.3% Latin America, 1.5% Europe, 1.3% North America, 1.2% Asia).

This city:

7.6%
Washington:

13.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $3,686 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $3,383 (1.0%)

Gig Harbor satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Tacoma, WA (8.4 miles , pop. 193,556).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Seattle, WA (23.9 miles , pop. 563,374).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (941.7 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Gig Harbor Peninsula, WA (1.1 miles ), Artondale, WA (1.7 miles ), Rosedale, WA (1.7 miles ), Canterwood, WA (1.8 miles ), Raft Island, WA (2.0 miles ), Wollochet, WA (2.0 miles ), Ruston, WA (2.0 miles ), Wauna, WA (2.1 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 12 buildings, average cost: $175,100
  • 1998: 23 buildings, average cost: $160,700
  • 1999: 16 buildings, average cost: $173,400
  • 2000: 23 buildings, average cost: $237,600
  • 2001: 7 buildings, average cost: $206,600
  • 2002: 41 buildings, average cost: $162,500
  • 2003: 24 buildings, average cost: $286,700
  • 2004: 40 buildings, average cost: $307,800
  • 2005: 21 buildings, average cost: $312,800
  • 2006: 7 buildings, average cost: $393,100
  • 2007: 74 buildings, average cost: $213,100
  • 2008: 19 buildings, average cost: $251,100
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $278,700
  • 2010: 19 buildings, average cost: $299,100
  • 2011: 64 buildings, average cost: $259,400
  • 2012: 109 buildings, average cost: $250,800
  • 2013: 93 buildings, average cost: $243,600
  • 2014: 145 buildings, average cost: $269,100

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 47.33 N, Longitude: 122.59 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +7,468 (+99.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,212 (38.2%)

Area code: 253

Gig Harbor household income distribution Gig Harbor home values distribution

Property values in Gig Harbor, WA


Crime rates in Gig Harbor by Year
Type 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Murders 000010000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.014.90.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 311102521266
per 100,000 45.114.915.014.90.030.270.827.413.827.577.975.2
Robberies 3544657107127
per 100,000 45.174.759.859.489.775.499.2137.296.713.726.087.7
Assaults 1061412767141015144
per 100,000 150.489.6209.4178.2104.690.599.2192.1138.2206.1181.850.1
Burglaries 729570705140547693836263
per 100,000 1,082.91,419.21,047.01,039.5762.2603.2765.01,042.71,284.91,140.3805.3789.7
Thefts 428325368378297281333338358326382382
per 100,000 6,437.14,855.15,504.05,613.34,438.84,237.74,717.44,637.14,946.14,478.64,961.74,788.2
Auto thefts 442357363727162638242343
per 100,000 661.8343.6852.5534.6553.0407.2226.7356.7525.0329.7298.7539.0
Arson 622113121620
per 100,000 90.229.929.914.914.945.214.227.413.882.426.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 284.1) 445.6357.0414.5387.7337.4295.6350.6371.6380.1337.3368.4369.6

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Gig Harbor detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 17 (15 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.88
Washington average:

1.47
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.7%
Washington:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +1,352 (+26.4%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (12%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (5%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (15%)
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)

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

Average climate in Gig Harbor, Washington

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Gig Harbor-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 6.7 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 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 11.9 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 35.6 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 52.7 miles away from Gig Harbor center
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 481.4 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).
Gig Harbor topographic map

Birthplace of: Adam West (soccer) - Soccer player, Danny Waltman - Soccer player, Kyle Stanley - Professional golfer, Marian Call - Singer-songwriter, Cory Procter - Football player.

Main business address for: REALITY WIRELESS NETWORKS INC (SERVICES-COMPUTER PROGRAMMING SERVICES).

Hospitals and medical centers in Gig Harbor:

  • ROCKY BAY HEALTH CARE FACILITY (17526 STATE ROUTE #302)
  • ST ANTHONY HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Church, 11567 CANTERWOOD BOULEVARD NW)
  • COTTESMORE OF LIFE CARE (2909 14TH AVENUE NORTHWEST)
  • GIG HARBOR HEALTH CARE (3309 - 45TH ST CT NW)
  • MANOR CARE OF GIG HARBOR WA, LLC (3309 45TH STREET COURT NORTHWEST)
  • ST JOSEPH DIALYSIS CENTER GIG HARBOR (4700 POINT FOSDICK DR NW SUITE 101)

Heliports and other landing facilities located in Gig Harbor:

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Amtrak station near Gig Harbor:

  • 10 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:

  • Tacoma Community College (about 7 miles; Tacoma, WA; Full-time enrollment: 6,622)
  • University of Puget Sound (about 7 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 2,788)
  • Bates Technical College (about 9 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)
  • Highline Community College (about 14 miles; Des Moines, WA; FT enrollment: 6,074)

Public high schools in Gig Harbor:

Private high school in Gig Harbor:

  • HARBOR CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS (Students: 33, Location: 4819 HUNT ST NW, Grades: PK-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Gig Harbor:

Private elementary/middle schools in Gig Harbor:

  • LIGHTHOUSE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 323, Location: 3008 36TH ST NW, Grades: KG-8)
  • ST NICHOLAS SCHOOL (Students: 135, Location: 3555 EDWARDS DR, Grades: PK-8)
  • GIG HARBOR ACADEMY (Students: 107, Location: 6820 32ND ST NW, Grades: PK-5)
  • HARBOR MONTESSORI (Students: 93, Location: 5414 COMTE DR NW, Grades: PK-8)
  • HOSANNA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 51, Location: 3114 45TH STREET CT NW, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Gig Harbor

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • You're missing a really big hospital near Gig Harbor: Tacoma General, 315 Martin Luther King Way, Tacoma, 253-403-1000
  • Tacoma General Hospital
  • Vineyard Christian School is no longer in existence.
  • Gig Harbor Academy 155 students Preschool-5th garde

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Notable locations in Gig Harbor: Gig Harbor Sportsmens Club (A), Point Fasdick Square (B), Harbor Plaza (C), Poseidon's Marina (D), Gig Harbor Sewage Treatment Plant (E), Pierce County Fire Protection District 5 / Gig Harbor Fire and Medic One Station 5 - 1 (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Main business address in Gig Harbor: REALITY WIRELESS NETWORKS INC (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Gig Harbor include: Chapel Hill Presbyterian Church (A), Gig Harbor Church of the Nazarene (B), Gig Harbor Foursquare Church (C), Saint John's Episcopal Church (D), Peninsula Christian Fellowship Church (E), Peninsula Baptist Church (F), Peninsula Lutheran Church (G), Saint Nicholas Catholic Church (H), The Church of Jesus Chirst of Latter Day Saints (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: North Creek (A), Crescent Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Gig Harbor Peninsula Historical Society (Museums; 4218 Harborview Drive), Aircruise Travel (Tours & Charters; 513 25th Avenue Northwest).

Hotels: Best Western Wesley Inn (6575 Kimball Drive), Peacock Hill Guest House (9520 Peacock Hill Avenue), Gig Harbor Motel Suites (6703 144th Street Northwest), Gig Harbor Motor Inn (4709 Point Fosdick Drive Northwest), Inn At Gig Harbor (3211- 56th St NW).

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 2013 was 92.3. This is worse than average.

City:

92.3
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.242. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 8.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.242
U.S.:

0.293

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2005 was 18.3. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 8.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

18.3
U.S.:

6.4

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 0.874. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.874
U.S.:

1.912

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 17.4. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.4
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 10.9. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.9
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 7.76. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 10.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.76
U.S.:

9.35

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2001 was 0.00481. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00481
U.S.:

0.01376
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 12.5%
(10.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 2.9% for Black residents, 23.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 49.2% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 28.5% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.1 people
Washington:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  58.9%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.2%
Whole state:  7.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Gig Harbor in 2010:

  • 84 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 66 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 6 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Gig Harbor in 2000:

  • 124 people in nursing homes
  • 78 people in other group homes
  • 29 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 5 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Gig Harbor, Washington environmental map by EPA

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Banks with most branches in Gig Harbor (2011 data):

  • KeyBank National Association: Purdy Branch, Point Fosdick Branch, Gig Harbor Branch, Gig Harbor Branch. Info updated 2008/03/03: Bank assets: $86,198.8 mil, Deposits: $64,214.8 mil, headquarters in Cleveland, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1067 total offices, Holding Company: Keycorp
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: North Gig Harbor Branch at 5225 Borgen Blvd Nw, branch established on 2003/01/13; Gig Harbor Branch at 5004 Pt Fosdick Dr Nw, branch established on 1992/05/18. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • Umpqua Bank: Gig Harbor Branch at 3123-56th Street, Ct. N. W., branch established on 2001/01/01; Gig Harbor North at 4949 Borgen Blvd. #101, branch established on 2002/01/22. Info updated 2011/09/02: Bank assets: $11,556.7 mil, Deposits: $9,325.3 mil, headquarters in Roseburg, OR, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 193 total offices, Holding Company: Umpqua Holdings Corporation
  • Columbia State Bank: Gig Harbor Branch at 5303 Point Fosdick Drive, N.W., branch established on 1994/03/11; Downtown Gig Harbor Branch at 3006 Judson Street, Suite 101, branch established on 2002/08/19. Info updated 2011/08/09: Bank assets: $4,785.2 mil, Deposits: $3,892.8 mil, headquarters in Tacoma, WA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 104 total offices, Holding Company: Columbia Banking System, Inc.
  • Kitsap Bank: Pioneer Way Branch-Gig Harbor at 7109 Pioneer Way, Pioneer Square, branch established on 2004/05/10; Gig Harbor Branch at 4714 Point Fosdick Dr Nw, branch established on 1991/10/08. Info updated 2009/05/11: Bank assets: $903.9 mil, Deposits: $775.3 mil, headquarters in Port Orchard, WA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 22 total offices, Holding Company: Olympic Bancorp, Inc.
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Gig Harbor Safeway Branch at 4831 Point Fosdick Drive, Northwest, branch established on 1995/05/23; Gig Harbor Albertsons Branch at 11330 51st Avenue Northwest, branch established on 2001/10/10. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company: Point Fosdick Branch at 5101 Point Fosdick Drive, branch established on 1998/07/08. Info updated 2011/10/11: Bank assets: $20,566.4 mil, Deposits: $17,596.8 mil, headquarters in Raleigh, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 433 total offices, Holding Company: First Citizens Bancshares, Inc.
  • Union Bank, National Association: Gig Harbor Office at 5125 Olympic Drive Northwest, Suite 108, branch established on 2007/10/15. Info updated 2011/09/01: Bank assets: $88,967.5 mil, Deposits: $65,286.4 mil, headquarters in San Francisco, CA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 403 total offices, Holding Company: Mitsubishi Ufj Financial Group, Inc.
  • Bank of America, National Association: Gig Harbor Branch at 4815 Point Fosdick Drive, N.W., branch established on 1977/03/07. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • 3 other banks with 3 local branches

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.8
Washington average:

11.4

Gig Harbor travel time to work - commute Gig Harbor mode of transportation to work chart

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Religion statistics for Gig Harbor city (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%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Gig Harbor:

51.8%
State:

49.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Gig Harbor:

48.3%
State:

45.8%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.7
Washington:

28.4

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

20.6%
Washington:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

12.0%
Washington:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

35.9%
Washington:

32.6%

General health condition:
Gig Harbor:

55.7%
State:

55.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Gig Harbor:

76.1%
State:

79.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Gig Harbor, WA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 5$22,316$53,5581$3,529
Other Government Administration 21$80,750$46,1431$2,898
Judicial and Legal 3$14,842$59,3680$0
Police Protection - Officers 16$111,959$83,9690$0
Streets and Highways 12$69,836$69,8360$0
Sewerage 17$96,915$68,4110$0
Parks and Recreation 6$29,492$58,9840$0
Water Supply 5$31,795$76,3080$0
Other and Unallocable 3$19,010$76,0403$7,198
Totals for Government 88$476,915$65,0345$13,625

Gig Harbor government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - General: $2,586,000 ($308.78)
    Regular Highways: $60,000 ($7.16)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,293,000 ($154.39)
    Sewerage: $1,147,000 ($136.96)
    Central Staff Services: $887,000 ($105.91)
    Regular Highways: $808,000 ($96.48)
    Water Utilities: $560,000 ($66.87)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $451,000 ($53.85)
    Parks & Recreation: $197,000 ($23.52)
    Financial Administration: $192,000 ($22.93)
    General - Other: $188,000 ($22.45)
    Solid Waste Management: $14,000 ($1.67)
    Natural Resources - Other: $3,000 ($0.36)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $218,000 ($26.03)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks & Recreation: $2,094,000 ($250.03)
    Regular Highways: $2,036,000 ($243.10)
    Police Protection: $70,000 ($8.36)
    Central Staff: $66,000 ($7.88)
    Financial Administration: $28,000 ($3.34)
    Sewerage: $3,000 ($0.36)
    Judicial: $3,000 ($0.36)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $3,168,000 ($378.27)

Gig Harbor government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $985,000 ($117.61)
    All Other: $630,000 ($75.22)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $179,000 ($21.37)
    All Other: $32,000 ($3.82)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $1,054,000 ($125.85)
    Interest Earnings: $519,000 ($61.97)
    General Revenue, NEC: $80,000 ($9.55)
    Rents: $14,000 ($1.67)
    Property Sale Other: $13,000 ($1.55)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $582,000 ($69.49)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $621,000 ($74.15)
    General Support: $57,000 ($6.81)
    All Other: $30,000 ($3.58)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $3,144,000 ($375.40)
    Property: $1,158,000 ($138.27)
    Public Utilities: $921,000 ($109.97)
    NEC: $490,000 ($58.51)
    Other Selective Sales: $427,000 ($50.99)

Gig Harbor government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $3,632,000 ($433.67)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $9,325,000 ($1113.43)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $9,120,000 ($1088.96)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $3,163,000 ($377.67)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $674,000 ($80.48)

Gig Harbor government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $13,593,000 ($1623.04)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $1,400,000 ($167.16)

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:

  • 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)
  • KHHO (850 AM; 10 kW; TACOMA, WA; Owner: ACKERLEY MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KVI (570 AM; 5 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • KIXI (880 AM; 50 kW; MERCER ISLAND/SEATTL, WA; Owner: BELLEVUE RADIO, INC.)
  • KKMO (1360 AM; 5 kW; TACOMA, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KKOL (1300 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KLAY (1180 AM; 5 kW; LAKEWOOD, WA; Owner: CLAY FRANK HUNTINGTON)

Strongest FM radio stations in Gig Harbor:

  • K207AZ (89.3 FM; GIB HARBOR, WA; Owner: PENINSULA SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 401)
  • K283AH (104.5 FM; GIG HARBOR, WA; Owner: PENINSULA SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 401)
  • KQBZ (100.7 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • K205DD (88.9 FM; BREMERTON, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KBTC-FM (91.7 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: BATES TECHNICAL COLLEGE)
  • 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)
  • 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.)
  • KRWM (106.9 FM; BREMERTON, WA; Owner: SEASCAPE RADIO, INC.)
  • KUPS (90.1 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF PUGET SOUND)
  • K201EX (88.1 FM; GREENWATER, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Gig Harbor:

  • 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.)
Gig Harbor fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2014

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2014 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Gig Harbor fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 10Number of bridges
  • 50m164ftTotal length
  • $9,928,000Total costs
  • 243,159Total average daily traffic
  • 14,377Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 11940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 51970-1979
  • 22000-2009
  • 12010-2015
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Gig Harbor, WA
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Gig Harbor)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 180 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Gig Harbor, WA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 27 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 588 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Gig Harbor)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 2 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Gig Harbor)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 110 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED10$321,46622$344,047136$274,3187$184,0061$422,1308$257,3451$64,040
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$282,75012$304,5330$00$01$136,6000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$296,7804$424,47040$330,8691$99,3200$05$290,4921$141,100
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$04$245,88333$297,2361$251,3300$03$282,4070$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$04$322,2980$00$00$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0724.07 , 0725.04, 0725.05, 0725.07

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED3$328,1031$302,890
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$286,8801$424,270
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0724.07 , 0725.04, 0725.05, 0725.07

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Drinking water stations with addresses in Gig Harbor and their reported violations in the past:

CHEROKEE BAY COMMUNITY CLUB INC (Population served: 2,394, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2006, Contaminant: Coliform
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
CEDAR CREST (Population served: 2,145, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 275 regular monitoring violations
CANTERWOOD WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 1,805, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2005, Contaminant: Coliform
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 regular monitoring violations
ALLYN SHOPPING CENTER (Population served: 397, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
COLE (Population served: 238, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 7 regular monitoring violations
COTTESMORE NURSING HOME (Population served: 135, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 18 regular monitoring violations
GIG HARBOR GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In OCT-2010, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
BAR B ESTATE MANOR (Population served: 96, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2005, Contaminant: Coliform
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2005, Contaminant: Coliform
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2005, Contaminant: Coliform
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Gig Harbor that have no violations reported:

  • BUCKLIN (Population served: 346, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • ALPINEWOOD (Population served: 257, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • BKS (Population served: 188, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • DERBYSHIRE SCENIC ACRES (Population served: 156, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • BEACON POINT COMMUNITY CLUB (Population served: 146, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • CEDAR GROVE (Population served: 146, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • BEULAH PARK COMMUNITY WS (Population served: 106, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • CEDAR MOUNTAIN HOMEOWNERS ASSOC (Population served: 106, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • CLEAR CREEK ESTATES (Population served: 98, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • CEDARBROOK (Population served: 90, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 217
  • Hazardous Condition: 212
  • Service Call: 148
  • Good Intent Call: 52

Incident types - Gig Harbor

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Gig Harbor, WA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Gig Harbor, Washington:

  • Maritime Inn, 3212 Harborview Dr, Gig Harbor, Washington 98335 , Phone: (253) 858-1818
  • Best Western Wesley Inn, 6575 Kimball Dr, Gig Harbor, Washington 98335 , Phone: (253) 858-9690, Fax: (253) 858-9893
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Gig Harbor, Washington
Most common first names in Gig Harbor, WA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John16975.6 years
Robert16573.3 years
William15073.5 years
Mary10880.7 years
James10872.1 years
Dorothy9078.5 years
Helen8182.5 years
Margaret7882.2 years
Donald7872.1 years
Charles7774.7 years
Most common last names in Gig Harbor, WA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson7777.6 years
Anderson6378.2 years
Smith6176.6 years
Jones3976.7 years
Brown3374.3 years
Miller3280.8 years
Peterson3080.3 years
Carlson2976.2 years
Thompson2777.4 years
Taylor2578.2 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (52%)
  • Utility gas (43%)
  • No fuel used (2%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
Businesses in Gig Harbor, WA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T2MasterBrand Cabinets1
Ace Hardware2McDonald's2
Albertsons1New Balance1
Ann Taylor1Nike1
Baskin-Robbins1Office Depot1
Ben & Jerry's1Panda Express1
Best Western1Panera Bread1
Burger King1Papa John's Pizza1
Chico's1Pier 1 Imports1
Coldwater Creek1Qdoba Mexican Grill1
Costco1RadioShack1
Curves1Rite Aid1
Dairy Queen1Safeway1
Domino's Pizza1Soma Intimates1
Famous Footwear1Sprint Nextel1
FedEx5Starbucks5
GNC1Subway3
GameStop1T-Mobile2
H&R Block2Target1
Home Depot1True Value2
J. Jill1U-Haul1
Jamba Juice1UPS8
Jones New York1Vans1
Justice1Vons1
KFC1YMCA2
Kroger3

Gig Harbor compared to Washington state average:

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

Gig Harbor on our top lists:

  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Health care and social assistance (population 5,000+)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Management of companies and enterprises (population 5,000+)"
  • #72 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of arson incidents per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in other group homes (population 1,000+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest average weight of females"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant congregations"
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