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Data shown below for Gig Harbor, WA represents zip codes 98332,98329,98333,98335,98349,98394,98351.

Demographics
Population
69,415
Area Employment
29,686
Median Household Income
$96.2k

Population Trend and Forecast

Gig Harbor, WA

Source: Lightcast

(Updated 09-15-2023 6:01 pm)

Population By Race

Gig Harbor, WA

Source: Lightcast

(Updated 09-15-2023 6:01 pm)

Population by Age Cohort

Gig Harbor, WA

Age Cohort2016 Population2021 PopulationChange% Change2021 % of Cohort
Under 5 years3,133
3,608
475
15%
5.19%
5 to 9 years3,765
4,429
664
18%
6.37%
10 to 14 years4,145
4,006
-139
-3%
5.76%
15 to 19 years3,926
3,656
-270
-7%
5.26%
20 to 24 years2,673
3,047
374
14%
4.38%
25 to 29 years3,256
2,927
-330
-10%
4.21%
30 to 34 years3,353
4,269
916
27%
6.14%
35 to 39 years4,038
4,405
367
9%
6.34%
40 to 44 years3,610
3,948
338
9%
5.68%
45 to 49 years4,534
4,198
-336
-7%
6.04%
50 to 54 years4,759
4,545
-213
-4%
6.54%
55 to 59 years5,922
5,145
-776
-13%
7.4%
60 to 64 years5,141
5,137
-4
-0%
7.39%
65 to 69 years4,897
5,699
802
16%
8.2%
70 to 74 years3,370
4,653
1,283
38%
6.69%
75 to 79 years1,853
2,769
916
49%
3.98%
80 to 84 years1,273
1,624
351
28%
2.34%
85 years and over1,267
1,445
178
14%
2.08%

Source: Lightcast

(Updated 09-15-2023 6:01 pm)
Labor Market
Gig Harbor Labor Force
36.4k
Average Earnings
$76.3k

Occupation Concentration

Gig Harbor, WA

Occupation2022 Jobs2022 Median Salary2022 Average Hourly Wage2022 LQ (Occupation Concentration)2017-2022 % Change in Jobs
Sales and Related
3,992
$42,399
$35.61
0.95
9.94%
Business and Financial Operations
3,409
$78,128
$50.32
1.23
18.73%
Food Preparation and Serving Related
3,238
$33,892
$18.61
1.37
21.53%
Office and Administrative Support
3,185
$46,106
$24.28
0.8
-2.46%
Educational Instruction and Library
2,769
$64,970
$33.43
1.58
7.53%
Management
2,519
$98,120
$56.28
0.79
9.17%
Transportation and Material Moving
2,420
$43,233
$25.98
0.79
8.62%
Construction and Extraction
1,986
$59,645
$33.15
1.19
0.87%
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical
1,728
$95,797
$56.16
0.95
22.58%
Healthcare Support
1,372
$40,920
$21.62
0.94
27.87%
Personal Care and Service
1,206
$35,492
$21.68
1
-2.11%
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair
1,183
$56,546
$30.4
0.9
12.05%
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance
1,129
$36,242
$21.01
0.88
6.58%
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media
1,049
$48,292
$35.17
0.93
-5.31%
Computer and Mathematical
1,047
$107,007
$53.78
1.03
4.02%
Production
1,018
$43,440
$24.58
0.59
-6.41%
Community and Social Service
752
$54,986
$29.81
1.35
23.05%
Protective Service
687
$70,467
$35.44
1.04
-4.79%
Architecture and Engineering
592
$88,492
$46.23
1.17
15.93%
Life, Physical, and Social Science
475
$84,151
$48.46
1.42
2.55%
Military-only
437
$37,001
$23.48
2.45
12.25%
Legal
398
$92,764
$60.51
1.36
7.09%
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry
235
$37,006
$36.62
0.92
-0.99%

Source: Lightcast

(Updated 09-15-2023 6:01 pm)
Pierce County Labor Force
468k
Average Earnings
$75.8k

Occupation Concentration

Pierce County, WA

Occupation2022 Jobs2022 Median Salary2022 Average Hourly Wage2022 LQ (Occupation Concentration)2017-2022 % Change in Jobs
Sales and Related
52,488
$41,226
$33.19
0.97
6.89%
Office and Administrative Support
47,565
$44,819
$23.31
0.93
6.3%
Transportation and Material Moving
44,735
$44,373
$27.16
1.13
21.04%
Business and Financial Operations
35,312
$78,413
$48.11
0.99
17.85%
Food Preparation and Serving Related
34,473
$33,625
$18.4
1.13
11.79%
Management
29,051
$103,013
$57.86
0.7
5.18%
Construction and Extraction
26,517
$61,580
$33.77
1.24
10.28%
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical
25,270
$97,435
$56.3
1.08
15.7%
Healthcare Support
22,901
$37,573
$20.58
1.22
39.32%
Educational Instruction and Library
21,605
$63,140
$33.76
0.96
-4.29%
Military-only
18,157
$37,001
$23.48
7.9
12.25%
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair
18,079
$57,112
$31.12
1.07
5.33%
Production
14,703
$45,318
$25.04
0.66
-13.29%
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance
14,675
$36,635
$21.2
0.89
5.91%
Personal Care and Service
12,964
$35,623
$21.99
0.83
-0.67%
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media
11,709
$45,316
$33
0.81
-3.82%
Computer and Mathematical
10,296
$107,721
$54.21
0.79
-6.11%
Protective Service
9,039
$59,621
$33.99
1.07
-2.39%
Community and Social Service
8,394
$54,708
$29.79
1.17
14.04%
Architecture and Engineering
5,672
$87,606
$45.94
0.87
10.67%
Life, Physical, and Social Science
4,824
$82,692
$47
1.12
3.17%
Legal
3,310
$93,873
$61.74
0.88
-1.72%
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry
1,636
$32,786
$24.4
0.5
6.36%

Source: Lightcast

(Updated 09-15-2023 6:01 pm)

Commuting Patterns

Gig Harbor Surrounding ZIP Code Areas

2022 Jobs
2022 Resident Workers
2022 Net Commuters

Source: Lightcast

(Updated 09-15-2023 6:02 pm)

Annual Wage Ranges by Occupation (25th-75th Percentile)

Gig Harbor, WA

$50,000$100,000$150,000
Management
$47,704
$151,857
Legal
$63,824
$145,094
Computer and Mathematical
$68,596
$143,757
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical
$68,057
$126,114
Architecture and Engineering
$69,662
$114,755
Business and Financial Operations
$57,213
$112,610
Life, Physical, and Social Science
$60,811
$111,892
Protective Service
$44,499
$96,756
Educational Instruction and Library
$45,316
$91,122
Construction and Extraction
$44,361
$85,297
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media
$27,160
$81,425
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair
$43,042
$75,291
Sales and Related
$31,735
$73,739
Community and Social Service
$43,134
$70,914
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry
$30,140
$67,996
Military-only
$30,501
$61,569
Production
$34,875
$60,300
Transportation and Material Moving
$34,837
$60,206
Office and Administrative Support
$37,088
$58,073
Healthcare Support
$35,725
$48,770
Personal Care and Service
$30,165
$48,501
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance
$32,357
$47,147
Food Preparation and Serving Related
$31,443
$41,368

Source: LIghtcast

(Updated 09-15-2023 6:01 pm)

Annual Wage Ranges by Occupation (25th-75th Percentile)

Pierce County, WA

$0$50,000$100,000$150,000
Management
$52,669
$154,041
Legal
$63,873
$148,612
Computer and Mathematical
$70,618
$143,890
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical
$75,320
$125,732
Architecture and Engineering
$69,271
$114,208
Business and Financial Operations
$58,068
$110,304
Life, Physical, and Social Science
$59,874
$109,999
Protective Service
$37,239
$96,311
Educational Instruction and Library
$44,887
$89,981
Construction and Extraction
$46,051
$87,016
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media
$23,584
$78,403
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair
$42,923
$77,315
Community and Social Service
$42,906
$71,073
Sales and Related
$31,713
$69,366
Military-only
$30,501
$61,569
Production
$36,133
$61,088
Transportation and Material Moving
$35,600
$60,520
Office and Administrative Support
$35,041
$57,418
Personal Care and Service
$30,141
$49,828
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry
$30,160
$48,904
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance
$32,694
$47,696
Healthcare Support
$35,529
$45,930
Food Preparation and Serving Related
$31,266
$40,910

Source: LIghtcast

(Updated 09-15-2023 6:01 pm)

Unemployment and Labor Force Participation Rates

Pierce County, WA

Unemployment Rate
Labor Force Participation Rate
0%20%40%60%
2018
5.2%
62.5%
2019
5.2%
64.5%
2020
9.5%
64.8%
2021
6.1%
63%
2022
5.1%
63.4%
January 2023
5.9%
63.8%
February 2023
6.6%
65%
March 2023
5.2%
64.7%
April 2023
4.4%
63.6%

Source: Lightcast

(Updated 09-15-2023 6:01 pm)
Industries

Industry Characteristics

Gig Harbor Area Companies

Industry2022 Jobs2021 Average Earnings Per Worker2022 LQ (Industry Concentration)2017-2022 % Change in Jobs2022 GRP
Government
7,866
$100,754
1.85
0.94%
Health Care and Social Assistance
3,876
$70,262
0.94
16.04%
Retail Trade
3,049
$42,648
0.9
1.2%
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
3,048
$68,603
1.12
17.47%
Accommodation and Food Services
2,734
$30,423
1.05
13.7%
Construction
2,581
$79,200
1.21
2.89%
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
2,530
$53,197
1.11
14.9%
Other Services (except Public Administration)
2,278
$38,846
1.13
-1.52%
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
2,106
$49,334
1.13
16.34%
Finance and Insurance
1,872
$72,446
0.87
14.01%
Manufacturing
946
$66,784
0.4
45.77%
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
844
$29,178
1.06
7.3%
Wholesale Trade
767
$79,718
0.66
19.51%
Transportation and Warehousing
746
$51,356
0.37
10.48%
Educational Services
743
$42,473
0.89
18.84%
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
415
$37,516
0.65
-2.89%
Information
263
$63,873
0.4
28.64%
Utilities
148
$119,303
1.38
-16.52%
Management of Companies and Enterprises
12
$114,343
0.02
-61.82%
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
8
$59,029
0.05
-44.63%

Source: Lightcast

(Updated 09-15-2023 6:01 pm)

Businesses by Size

Gig Harbor Area Companies

PercentagePercent of BusinessesBusiness Count
1 to 4 employees
37.1%
1,014
5 to 9 employees
33.3%
910
10 to 19 employees
19.6%
536
20 to 49 employees
7.8%
214
50 to 99 employees
1.6%
43
100 to 249 employees
0.4%
12
250 to 499 employees
0.1%
2
500+ employees
0%
1

Source: Lightcast

(Updated 09-15-2023 6:02 pm)
Job Postings Trends

Job Postings Monthly Trend

Gig Harbor Area Employers

Source: Lightcast

(Updated 09-15-2023 6:05 pm)

Job Postings by Industry

Gig Harbor Area Employers

IndustryUnique Postings from Jul 2023 - Aug 2023% Change (Jul 2023 - Aug 2023)
Health Care and Social Assistance814
-40.6%
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services263
-61.16%
Retail Trade251
-43.54%
Accommodation and Food Services154
-43.44%
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services112
-61.29%
Manufacturing73
-33.96%
Finance and Insurance62
-47.27%
Public Administration58
-62%
Other Services (except Public Administration)56
-31.82%
Construction54
-63.04%
Educational Services42
-66.67%
Information39
-72.22%
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing31
-40.74%
Wholesale Trade30
-65.38%
Transportation and Warehousing25
6.25%
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation12
-20%
Utilities11
-22.22%
Management of Companies and Enterprises5
-80%
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction0
0%
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting0
0%

Source: Lightcast

(Updated 09-15-2023 6:06 pm)
Education

Population by Educational Attainment

Gig Harbor, WA

Source: Lightcast

(Updated 09-15-2023 6:01 pm)

Degrees by Institution

Pierce County, WA Higher Ed Institutions

Institution2021 Completions2008-2021 Trend
University of Washington-Tacoma Campus2,029
0.7K
2K
Pierce College District1,999
1.6K
2K
Clover Park Technical College1,769
1.4K
1.8K
Tacoma Community College1,736
0.9K
1.7K
Bates Technical College797
0.9K
0.8K
Pacific Lutheran University776
1K
0.8K
University of Puget Sound694
0.8K
0.7K
Faith International University114
0.1K
0.1K
Summit Salon Academy100
0K
0.1K
BJ's Beauty & Barber College51
0K
0.1K

Source: Lightcast

(Updated 09-15-2023 6:01 pm)
Housing and Migration Trends

Migration Patterns

In and out of Pierce County, WA

Inbound Migrations
Outbound Migrations
Net Migrations

Source: Lightcast

(Updated 06-29-2023 5:47 pm)

Housing Stock by Price

Gig Harbor Homes

Source: NeighborhoodScout

(Updated 06-29-2023 5:55 pm)
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