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Population (year 2000): 6,465. Estimated population in July 2005: 6,620 (+2.4% change)
Males: 2,940 (45.5%), Females: 3,525 (54.5%)

Pierce County

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Median resident age: 44.6 years
Median household income: $43,456 (year 2000)
Median house value: $215,400 (year 2000)

Gig Harbor, WA residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in Gig Harbor:

  • White Non-Hispanic (91.9%)
  • Hispanic (3.0%)
  • Two or more races (1.8%)
  • American Indian (1.3%)
  • Black (1.1%)
  • Other race (0.5%)

Ancestries: German (20.0%), English (14.0%), Irish (12.8%), Norwegian (6.8%), Swedish (5.5%), United States (5.4%).

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Elevation: 60 feet

Land area: 4.4 square miles

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For population 25 years and over in Gig Harbor

  • High school or higher: 89.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 30.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.2%
  • Unemployed: 4.9%
  • Mean travel time to work: 30.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Gig Harbor city

  • Never married: 17.1%
  • Now married: 57.3%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 12.4%
  • Divorced: 11.8%

5.0% Foreign born (1.4% Asia, 1.4% Europe, 1.1% North America, 0.9% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +1,352 (+26.4%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: WA Tacoma, (10.5 miles pop. 193,556).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: WA Seattle, (27.0 miles pop. 563,374).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Angeles, CA Los (960.4 miles pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: WA (3.5 miles Artondale, WA Ruston, (5.6 miles Island, WA Fox (6.2 miles Place, WA University (8.0 miles WA (8.2 miles Fircrest, WA (10.2 miles Vashon, WA Tacoma, (10.5 miles WA (10.9 miles Steilacoom,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 8 buildings, average cost: $191,700
  • 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

Latitude: 47.33 N, Longitude: 122.59 W

Area code: 253


Gig Harbor, Washington business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (25.9%), Retail trade (10.3%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +4,253 (+65.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 834 (29.4%)


 

Crime in Gig Harbor by Year

Type 2001 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 0 3 1
    per 100,000 0.0 46.4 15.5
Robberies 2 3 5
    per 100,000 30.9 46.4 77.3
Assaults 4 10 6
    per 100,000 61.9 154.7 92.8
Burglaries 55 72 95
    per 100,000 850.7 1113.7 1469.5
Thefts 316 428 325
    per 100,000 4887.9 6620.3 5027.1
Auto thefts 44 44 23
    per 100,000 680.6 680.6 355.8
331.2 460.6 380.4


Average climate in Gig Harbor, Washington

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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


Hospitals/medical centers near Gig Harbor:
  • ST JOSEPH MEDICAL CENTER (about 10 miles; TACOMA, WA)
  • WESTERN STATE HOSPITAL (about 12 miles; TACOMA, WA)
  • SAINT CLARE HOSPITAL (about 13 miles; LAKEWOOD, WA)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Gig Harbor:
  • MCCHORD AFB (about 16 miles; TACOMA, WA; ID: TCM)
  • GRAY AAF (about 18 miles; FORT LEWIS/TACOMA, WA; ID: GRF)
  • SEATTLE-TACOMA INTL (about 22 miles; SEATTLE, WA; ID: SEA)
Other public-use airports nearest to Gig Harbor:
  • TACOMA NARROWS (about 5 miles; TACOMA, WA; ID: TIW)
  • VASHON MUNI (about 12 miles; VASHON, WA; ID: 2S1)
  • AMERICAN LAKE (about 14 miles; TACOMA, WA; ID: W37)

Amtrak station near Gig Harbor:
  • 14 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.

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 19 $40,230 $25,408 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 2 $6,652 $39,912 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 13 $66,780 $61,643 0 $0
Police - Other 1 $3,488 $41,856 1 $2,074
Streets and Highways 13 $50,434 $46,554 0 $0
Sewerage 6 $23,972 $47,944 0 $0
Water Supply 4 $15,222 $45,666 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 1 $4,170 $50,040 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 2 $8,122 $48,732 2 $960
Financial Administration 7 $27,658 $47,413 0 $0
Totals for Government 68 $246,728 $43,540 3 $3,034


College/University in Gig Harbor:
  • CROSSINGS AVIATION (Location: 1302 26TH AVE NW; Private, for-profit)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Gig Harbor:
  • TACOMA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 7 miles; TACOMA, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,710)
  • UNIVERSITY OF PUGET SOUND (about 9 miles; TACOMA, WA; FT enrollment: 2,754)
  • BATES TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 10 miles; TACOMA, WA; FT enrollment: 3,710)
  • PIERCE COLLEGE AT FORT STEILACOOM (about 12 miles; LAKEWOOD, WA; FT enrollment: 5,921)
  • CLOVER PARK TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 13 miles; LAKEWOOD, WA; FT enrollment: 3,819)
  • OLYMPIC COLLEGE (about 17 miles; BREMERTON, WA; FT enrollment: 3,889)
  • HIGHLINE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 20 miles; DES MOINES, WA; FT enrollment: 4,288)
Public high schools in Gig Harbor:
  • GIG HARBOR HIGH (Students: 1,743; Location: 5101 ROSEDALE ST NW; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • PENINSULA HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,527; Location: 14105 PURDY DR NW; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • HENDERSON BAY ALT HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 158; Location: 8402 SKANSIE AVE; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Gig Harbor:
  • KOPACHUCK MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 631; Location: 10414 56TH ST NW; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • HARBOR HEIGHTS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 595; Location: 4002 36TH ST NW; Grades: PK - 05)
  • VOYAGER ELEMENTARY (Students: 585; Location: 5615 KOPACHUCK DR NW; Grades: KG - 06)
  • HARBOR RIDGE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 567; Location: 9010 PRENTICE AVE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • ARTONDALE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 557; Location: 6219 40TH STREET NW; Grades: PK - 05)
  • PURDY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 545; Location: 13815 62ND AVE NW; Grades: PK - 05)
  • GOODMAN MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 523; Location: 3701 38TH AVE NW; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • DISCOVERY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 459; Location: 4905 ROSEDALE ST NW; Grades: KG - 06)
  • MINTER CREEK ELEMENTARY (Students: 382; Location: 12617 118TH AVE NW; Grades: KG - 06)
  • HENDERSON BAY HALL PROGRAM (Students: 77; Location: 4819 HUNT ST NW; Grades: KG - 12)
Private primary/middle schools in Gig Harbor:
  • LIGHTHOUSE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 275; Location: 3008 36TH ST NW; Grades: KG - 8)
  • GIG HARBOR CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 133; Location: 9911 BURNHAM DRIVE NW; Grades: PK - 8)
  • HOLY FAMILY SCHOOL (Students: 111; Location: 7701 SKANSIE STREET; Grades: KG - 7)
  • VINEYARD CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 100; Location: 4819 HUNT ST NORTHWEST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • OUR SCHOOL OF GIG HARBOR (Students: 90; Location: 6820 32ND ST NW; Grades: PK - 1)
  • HARBOR MONTESSORI (Students: 86; Location: 5414 68TH ST CT NW; Grades: PK - 5)
  • HOSANNA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 71; Location: 3114 45TH ST CT NW; Grades: KG - 8)
  • PENINSULA LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 29; Location: 6509 38TH AV NW; Grades: PK - KG)
 

Gig Harbor compared to Washington state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Gig Harbor:
  • KIRO (710 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KGNW (820 AM; 50 kW; BURIEN-SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KTTH (770 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KYCW (1090 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KOMO (1000 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • KJR (950 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA)
  • KKOL (1300 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KIXI (880 AM; 50 kW; MERCER ISLAND/SEATTL, WA; Owner: BELLEVUE RADIO, INC.)
  • KVI (570 AM; 5 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • KHHO (850 AM; 10 kW; TACOMA, WA; Owner: ACKERLEY MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KNWX (1210 AM; 28 kW; AUBURN-FEDERAL WAY, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KKMO (1360 AM; 5 kW; TACOMA, 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.)
  • KISW (99.9 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • 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)
  • KBTC-FM (91.7 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: BATES TECHNICAL COLLEGE)
  • KRWM (106.9 FM; BREMERTON, WA; Owner: SEASCAPE RADIO, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • KVTI (90.9 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: CLOVER PARK TECHNICAL COLLEGE)
  • KUPS (90.1 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF PUGET SOUND)

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.)
  • KING-TV (Channel 5; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: KING BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KSTW (Channel 11; TACOMA, WA; Owner: UPN TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • 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)
  • K57HB (Channel 57; EUREKA, CA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KONG-TV (Channel 16; EVERETT, WA; Owner: KONG-TV, INC.)
  • K68DL (Channel 68; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KTBW-TV (Channel 20; TACOMA, WA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING OF WASHINGTON)

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