Gig Harbor, Washington Population 2024

12,892

Gig Harbor is a city located in Pierce County Washington. Gig Harbor has a 2024 population of 12,892. Gig Harbor is currently growing at a rate of 1.61% annually and its population has increased by 6.76% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 12,076 in 2020.

The average household income in Gig Harbor is $140,110 with a poverty rate of 5.98%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Gig Harbor is 44.6 years, 41.8 years for males, and 47.2 years for females.

Gig Harbor Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Gig Harbor was:

  • White: 82.44%
  • Two or more races: 10.83%
  • Asian: 4.07%
  • Other race: 0.73%
  • Native American: 0.71%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.68%
  • Black or African American: 0.54%
Land Area (mi²)
5.9 sq mi
Density (mi²)
2,184.20/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
6.76% (816)
The current population of Gig Harbor, Washington is 12,892 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 12,076.

Gig Harbor, Washington Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White9,82482.44%
Two or more races1,29110.83%
Asian4854.07%
Other race870.73%
Native American850.71%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander810.68%
Black or African American640.54%

White

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Black or African American

Gig Harbor Population by Race

Gig Harbor Population Pyramid 2024

Gig Harbor Median Age

44.6

Total

41.8

Male

47.2

Female

Gig Harbor Adults

There are 9,322 adults, (3,204 of whom are seniors) in Gig Harbor.

Gig Harbor Age Dependency

94.8

Age Dependency Ratio

52.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Gig Harbor Sex Ratio

Female6,54154.89%
Male5,37645.11%

Gig Harbor Population by Age

Gig Harbor Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All4,9692.3560.139.9
Married2,6903.1577.822.2
Non Family1,9121.1640.659.4
Female3092.7226.973.1
Male582.6258.641.4

3.05

Average Family Size

2.35

Average Household Size

60.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Gig Harbor Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade410.49%
9th to 12th Grade2993.58%
High School Graduate1,02012.23%
Some College1,84522.12%
Associates Degree1,00812.08%
Bachelors Degree2,11125.31%
Graduate Degree2,01824.19%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Gig Harbor Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Gig Harbor Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White7,2927,1383,697
2+ Races394329120
Asian369369230
Hispanic24322072
Islander7900
Black645141
Native American462013
Other Race444412

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 64.06%.

Gig Harbor Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$75,238$105,544$57,237
Less Than 9th Grade$71,458$83,438$0
High School Graduate$44,358$0$0
Some College$57,576$77,215$46,860
Bachelors Degree$100,972$113,678$58,125
Graduate Degree$106,042$138,269$85,197

$75,238

Average Earnings

$105,544

Average Male

$57,237

Average Female

Gig Harbor Earnings by Educational Attainment

Gig Harbor Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Gig Harbor Language

93.27% of Gig Harbor residents speak only English, while 6.73% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 2.82% of the population.

Gig Harbor Language

Gig Harbor Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White9,6194845.03%
Multiple1,28513610.58%
Hispanic6146210.1%
Black582339.66%
Asian468194.06%
Native781114.1%
Other661015.15%
Islander8122.47%

5.98%

Overall Poverty Rate

3.21%

Male Poverty Rate

8.25%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Gig Harbor

The race most likely to be in poverty in Gig Harbor is Black, with 39.66% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Gig Harbor is Islander, with 2.47% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.44%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.96%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 7.7%.

Gig Harbor Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade14.72%
Some College6.43%
High School5.65%
Bachelors or Greater2.53%

Gig Harbor Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed76.19%
Female Employed10.57%
Male Unemployed3.64%
Male Employed2.98%

Gig Harbor Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Gig Harbor Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$103,688$140,110
Families$133,350$176,172
Married Families$140,530$-999,999,999
Non Families$60,771$82,015

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Gig Harbor Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

58.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

68.1%

Male Marriage Rate

50.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Gig Harbor Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Gig Harbor Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Gig Harbor Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Gig Harbor Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

904

Number of Veterans

823

Male Veterans

81

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam454
First Gulf War234
Second Gulf War192
Korea20
World War II13

Gig Harbor Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+334
65 to 74241
35 to 54168
55 to 6497
18 to 3464

Gig Harbor Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White83210.6%
Hispanic329.07%
2+ Races233.09%
Black2031.25%
Asian174.61%
Other Race1217.14%

Gig Harbor Veterans by Race

Gig Harbor Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0.91%

Veteran Poverty Rate

18.48%

Veteran Disability Rate

Gig Harbor Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

57.7%

Labor Force Participation

55.6%

Employment Rate

1.8%

Unemployment Rate

Gig Harbor Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Gig Harbor Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Gig Harbor Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

42.15%

Born in Gig Harbor

94.45%

Native Born

5.55%

Foreign Born

1.75%

Non Citizen

3.79%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.45% of Gig Harbor residents were born in the United States, with 42.15% having been born in Washington. 1.75% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Gig Harbor Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202913,9122041.49%
202813,7082041.51%
202713,5042041.53%
202613,3002041.56%
202513,0962041.58%
202412,8922041.61%
202312,6882041.63%
202212,4842602.13%
202112,2241481.23%
202012,0761,35012.59%
201910,7263102.98%
201810,4164874.9%
20179,9294324.55%
20169,4977017.97%
20158,7964895.89%
20148,3075667.31%
20137,7412473.3%
20127,4942733.78%
20117,221971.36%
20107,12465910.19%
20006,4653,22999.78%
19903,23600%

Gig Harbor Population by Year