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Gig Harbor
Pierce County, Washington

98329, 98332, 98335

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Statistics & Facts


History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.


Statistics & Facts

The Washington state capital is Olympia.
The population of Gig Harbor is approximately 6,477 (1999), 7126 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 1,527 (1990), 3291 (2010).
The amount of land area in Gig Harbor is 4.086 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Gig Harbor is 4.14 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.004 sq kilometers.
The distance from Gig Harbor to Washington DC is 2477 miles.
The distance to the Washington state capital is 24 miles. (as the crow flies)
Gig Harbor is positioned 47.32 degrees north of the equator and 122.58 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Gig Harbor elevation is sea level to 440 feet above sea level.
Gig Harbor median income is $ 54,935.
The Gig Harbor median home price is $ 190,000.
Gig Harbor average annual rainfall is 37 inches per year
The average winter temperature is 40-50 degrees F.
The average spring temperature is 55-65 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 70-80 degrees F.
The average fall temperature is 55-65 degrees F.


on Gig Harbor Bay in Puget Sound across the Narrows Bridge from Tacoma. Sea-Tac International Airport is just 33 miles away with Tacoma only 11 miles from Gig Harbor.
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History & History Related Items

Gig Harbor, Washington, was named by Captain Charles Wilkes, commander of the American Exploration Expedition of 1838-1842. Wilkes' crew was charting the area from a gig (a small boat) and a longboat when they sought shelter in the Gig Harbor Bay during a storm. The crew began calling our area "small harbor" and "gig harbor."
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The founding of Gig Harbor



Gig Harbor has been compared to one of those picturesque New England harbor towns. The harbor here is nearly land-locked. You'll have breathtaking views of nearby Mt. Rainier. The ethnic Scandinavian and Croatian presence here influences the town with food, clothing, shops, etc. There is a yearly classic car show in May and an art festival held each July
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Gig Harbor City Government

City of Gig Harbor, Washington
3105 Judson Street
Gig Harbor, Washington 98335
Phone: (253) 851-8136

Gig Harbor Chamber

Gig Harbor Chamber of Commerce
3302 Harborview Dr. Ste 2
Gig Harbor, Washington 98332
Phone: 253-851-6865
Fax: 253-851-6881

Gig Harbor Organizations

Gig Harbor Chamber of Commerce
3302 Harborview Dr. Ste 2
Gig Harbor, Washington 98332
Phone: 253-851-6865
Fax: 253-851-6881
E-mail: Gig Harbor


The population of Gig Harbor was:
1946 - 770
1950 - 803
1960 - 1,094
1970 - 1,611
1980 - 2,429
1990 - 3,236
1994 - 3,730
1996 - 4,110
1998 - 6,350
1999 - 6,477

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