Gig Harbor, WA

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Population

8,651

4.14% growth

Median Age

44.8


Median Household Income

$74,159

14.2% growth

Poverty Rate

5.59%


Number of Employees

3,453

6.34% growth

Median Property Value

$378,900

9.07% growth

About

In 2017, Gig Harbor, WA had a population of 8.65k people with a median age of 44.8 and a median household income of $74,159. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Gig Harbor, WA grew from 8,307 to 8,651, a 4.14% increase and its median household income grew from $64,931 to $74,159, a 14.2% increase.

The population of Gig Harbor, WA is 84.8% White Alone, 5.12% Asian Alone, and 4.3% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Gig Harbor, WA speak a non-English language, and 97% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Gig Harbor, WA is $378,900, and the homeownership rate is 59.9%. Most people in Gig Harbor, WA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Gig Harbor, WA is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Gig Harbor, WA employs 3.45k people. The largest industries in Gig Harbor, WA are Health Care & Social Assistance (524 people), Retail Trade (401 people), and Educational Services (382 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($94,643), Manufacturing ($92,697), and Information ($72,550).

Median household income in Gig Harbor, WA is $74,159. Males in Gig Harbor, WA have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $53,882. The income inequality in Gig Harbor, WA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.467, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$74,159

2017 value

± $8,660

14.2%

1 Year Growth

± 14.9%

Households in Gig Harbor, WA have a median annual income of $74,159, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $64,931 in 2016, which represents a 14.2% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$73,040

Average Male Salary

± $1,385

$53,882

Average Female Salary

± $1,130

In 2017, full-time male employees in Washington made 1.36 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $65,555 ± $3,156

  2. White

    $57,225 ± $943

  3. Two or More Races

    $46,049 ± $3,328

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Washington workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.15 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Gig Harbor, WA is from Washington.

0.467

2017 Wage GINI

0.467

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Washington was 0.467 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.104% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Washington was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Washington in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Washington across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 725.04

  2. Census Tract 724.06

  3. Census Tract 725.05

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Gig Harbor, WA was Census Tract 725.04 with a value of $102,560, followed by Census Tract 724.06 and Census Tract 725.05, with respective values of $100,422 and $98,664.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

5.59% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Gig Harbor, WA (474 out of 8.47k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 75+ and then Males 18 - 24.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    404 ± 136

  2. Hispanic

    84 ± 90

  3. Asian

    22 ± 88

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Gig Harbor, WA is White, followed by Hispanic and Asian.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

3.45k

2017 Value

± 395

6.34%

1 Year growth

± 16.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Gig Harbor, WA grew at a rate of 6.34%, from 3.25k employees to 3.45k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Gig Harbor, WA, are Management Occupations (371 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (334 people), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (334 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Gig Harbor, WA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Gig Harbor, WA, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (371 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (334 people), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (334 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Gig Harbor, WA has an unusually high number of residents working as Computer & Mathematical Occupations (2.54 times higher than expected), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (2.43 times), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (2.06 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Gig Harbor, WA, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($250,001), Legal Occupations ($150,341), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($92,545).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

3.45k

2017 Value

± 395

6.34%

1 Year growth

± 16.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Gig Harbor, WA grew at a rate of 6.34%, from 3.25k employees to 3.45k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Gig Harbor, WA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (524 people), Retail Trade (401 people), and Educational Services (382 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Gig Harbor, WA, though some of these residents may live in Gig Harbor, WA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Gig Harbor, WA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (524 people), Retail Trade (401 people), and Educational Services (382 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Gig Harbor, WA has an unusually high number of Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.33 times higher than expected), Other Services, Except Public Administration (1.27 times), and Educational Services (1.19 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Gig Harbor, WA, by median earnings, are Public Administration ($94,643), Manufacturing ($92,697), and Information ($72,550).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Washington to other states, or from other states to Washington.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $38.6B

  2. $37.2B

  3. $28.3B

In 2015, the top outbound Washington product (by dollars) was Transport equip. with $38.6B, followed by Mixed freight ($37.2B) and Gasoline ($28.3B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Washington products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$296B

2015 Value

$444B

Projected 2045 Value

50.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Washington trade was $296B. This is expected to increase 50.1% to $444B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Washington trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Washington to other states, or from other states to Washington.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $26.3B

  2. $14.2B

  3. $9.45B

In 2015, the top outbound Washington domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Oregon with $26.3B, followed by California with $14.2B and Tennessee and $9.45B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Washington shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

94.6% of the population of Gig Harbor, WA has health coverage, with 44.9% on employee plans, 9.28% on Medicaid, 16.8% on Medicare, 19% on non-group plans, and 4.62% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Gig Harbor, WA was $7,913 in 2014. This is a 4% increase from the previous year ($7,609).

Primary care physicians in Gig Harbor, WA see 1202 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.839% increase from the previous year (1192 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1254 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 335 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Garfield County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14%). Additionally, Adams County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (36.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,202 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Washington see an average of 1,202 patients per year. This represents a 0.839% increase from the previous year (1,192 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

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Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,913

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,328

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,851

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$8,997

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Washington (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4%, from $7,609 to $7,913.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

5.44%

Uninsured

44.9%

Employer Coverage

9.28%

Medicaid

16.8%

Medicare

19%

Non-Group

4.62%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Gig Harbor, WA declined by 12.4% from 6.21% to 5.44%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Gig Harbor, WA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 14% prevalence

  2. 13.6% prevalence

  3. 13.4% prevalence

Garfield County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Washington, at 14%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Washington by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Gig Harbor, WA is home to a population of 8.65k people, from which 97% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Gig Harbor, WA residents were born outside of the country (625 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Gig Harbor, WA is composed of 7.34k White Alone residents (84.8%), 443 Asian Alone residents (5.12%), 372 Hispanic or Latino residents (4.3%), 261 Two or More Races residents (3.02%), 122 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (1.41%), 81 Black or African American Alone residents (0.936%), 21 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.243%), and 12 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.139%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Gig Harbor, WA are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

45

Median Native-Born Age

± 2.9

44

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Gig Harbor, WA was 44.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 45, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44. But people in Gig Harbor, WA are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Gig Harbor, WA residents was 47.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2017 Foreign-Born Population

  1. N/A%

    625 people

  2. N/A%

    N/A people

As of 2017, N/A% of Gig Harbor, WA residents (625 people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Gig Harbor, WA was N/A%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    237,445 ± 11,764 people

  2. Philippines

    67,799 ± 6,362 people

  3. India

    67,429 ± 6,345 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Washington was Mexico, the natal country of 237,445 Washington residents, followed by Philippines with 67,799 and India with 67,429.

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Citizenship

97%

2017 Citizenship

97.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97% of Gig Harbor, WA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Gig Harbor, WA was 97.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    7.34k ± 351

  2. Asian Alone

    443 ± 212

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    372 ± 164

In 2017, there were 16.6 times more White Alone residents (7.34k people) in Gig Harbor, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 443 Asian Alone and 372 Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Gig Harbor, WA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Gig Harbor, WA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Gig Harbor, WA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Gig Harbor, WA are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (2001-)

    285 ± 125

  2. Vietnam

    196 ± 65

  3. World War II

    130 ± 104

Gig Harbor, WA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.45 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Gig Harbor, WA was $378,900 in 2017, which is 1.74 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $347,400 to $378,900, a 9.07% increase. The homeownership rate in Gig Harbor, WA is 59.9%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Gig Harbor, WA have an average commute time of 21.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Gig Harbor, WA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$74,159

Median Household Income

± $8,660

3.69k

Number of Households

± 402

In 2017, the median household income of the 3.69k households in Gig Harbor, WA grew to $74,159 from the previous year's value of $64,931.

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Housing

Property Value

$378,900

2017 Median

± $19,123

$347,400

2016 Median

± $21,988

In 2017, the median property value in Gig Harbor, WA grew to to $378,900 from the previous year's value of $347,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Gig Harbor, WA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Gig Harbor, WA the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Gig Harbor, WA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Gig Harbor, WA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

59.9%

2017 Homeownership

56.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 59.9% of the housing units in Gig Harbor, WA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 56.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Gig Harbor, WA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Gig Harbor, WA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Gig Harbor, WA have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

21.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Gig Harbor, WA have a shorter commute time (21.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.36% of the workforce in Gig Harbor, WA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    75.3%

  2. Worked At Home

    10.5%

  3. Carpooled

    6.22%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Gig Harbor, WA was Drove Alone (75.3%), followed by those who Worked At Home (10.5%) and those who Carpooled (6.22%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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