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Welcome to Gig Harbor ...

The coastal city of Gig Harbor is located in Pierce County<1>.

A typical abbreviation for Gig Harbor: Gig Hbr. (or less commonly used: Gig Harb. or Gig Hrbr.)

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Gig Harbor has a population of 10,726 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Gig Harbor.

Gig Harbor is 180 feet [55 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Gig Harbor lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Gig Harbor: (253)

The ZIP codes for Gig Harbor: 98329, 98332, 98335<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Gig Harbor had an population of 10,726 people. This is an increase of 50.52% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 65.91% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Gig Harbor had a population of 7,126 people. This makes Gig Harbor the county's 10th most populous community.

The population of Gig Harbor represents 0.11% of the total population of Washington (which has 6,724,540 people), making it the state's 97th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 7,126 people, the population of Gig Harbor increased 10.22% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 6,465 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Gig Harbor.

Communities near Gig Harbor ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Gig Harbor.

  • Tacoma [Pierce County]
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    • Tacoma [Pierce County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Gig Harbor
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 219,945 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tacoma
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tacoma<6>
  • Kent [King County]
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    • Kent [King County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the east of Gig Harbor
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 130,676 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kent
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kent<6>
  • Federal Way [King County]
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    • Federal Way [King County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the east of Gig Harbor
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 96,307 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Federal Way
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Federal Way<6>
  • Auburn [King County]
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    • Auburn [King County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the east of Gig Harbor
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 81,024 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Auburn<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Lakewood [Pierce County]
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      • Lakewood [Pierce County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the south of Gig Harbor
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 60,976 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lakewood<6>
    • Burien [King County]
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      • Burien [King County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Gig Harbor
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 51,268 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burien<6>
    • Puyallup [Pierce County]
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      • Puyallup [Pierce County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Gig Harbor
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 42,569 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Puyallup<6>
    • Bremerton [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bremerton
      • Bremerton [Kitsap County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the north of Gig Harbor
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 42,322 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bremerton<6>
    • University Place [Pierce County]
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      • University Place [Pierce County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the south of Gig Harbor
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 34,090 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on University Place
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for University Place<6>
    • Des Moines [King County]
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      • Des Moines [King County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Gig Harbor
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 32,389 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Des Moines
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Des Moines<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Gig Harbor. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Gig Harbor.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Gig Harbor. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Gig Harbor.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Gig Harbor. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Gig Harbor.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Gig Harbor ...

Looking for more information about Gig Harbor? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Gig Harbor, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Gig Harbor.

Adding Gig Harbor to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Gig Harbor in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Gig Harbor was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Gig Harbor on a map titled Mobile Oil Map of Washington (1949).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Gig Harbor on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Gig Harbor. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Pierce County: www.co.pierce.wa.us/

The official website for State of Washington: https://access.wa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Washington's counties, including Pierce, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Gig Harbor.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Gig Harbor - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Gig Harbor). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Gig Harbor or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Gig Harbor) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Gig Harbor. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Gig HarborOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gig Harbor. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.3276, Longitude: -122.5831    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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