Gig Harbor Stats & Facts

The City of Gig Harbor is located in the south Puget Sound of Washington state and was incorporated in 1946. The City’s official 2014 population estimate from the State of Washington is 7,985 people and family households make up 74% of the area.

1Gig Harbor is steeped in maritime history with boat building and commercial fishing playing a major role in the development of the area. But Gig Harbor was more – an agricultural center, logging and lumber area and Native American fishing grounds.

260% of Gig Harbor residents hold an associates degree or higher.

3Gig Harbor is a tourist destination for many with a wide variety of outdoor activities throughout the year from outdoor music to farmers markets, holiday performances to kayak events, dog walks to sailing races, there is something for everyone.

Puyallup Stats & Facts

Puyallup resides in Pierce County and is about 10 miles southeast of Tacoma and 35 miles south of Seattle. Named after the Puyallup Tribe of Native Americans, Puyallup means “the generous people.”

1Puyallup provides a beautiful landscape which is a sight to see and scenic in all seasons. With a significant focus on art and creative culture, downtown buzzes 6 months of the year with an energetic farmers market scene. In its early years, Puyallup was an agricultural community and the city continues to pay homage to its roots.

2Formerly called “The Puyallup Fair”, Puyallup is home to the Washington State Fair – the eighth largest fair in the world.

3The Puyallup School District has over 30 schools attended by 20,000+ students. The district is the ninth largest in Washington state.

JBLM Stats & Facts

Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) provides world-class installation support to more than 40,000 active, Guard and Reserve Service members and about 15,000 civilian workers. The base supports 60,000 family members who live on and outside the base, and nearly 30,000 military retirees living within 50 miles.

1Supporting a population of more than 200,000, JBLM is the largest military installation on the West Coast.

2Studies show that 51% of military spouses are 30 or younger and shop and participate with their children in the community.

3Located in the heart of the Pacific Northwest’s Puget Sound region, Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) is the Defense Department’s premiere military installation on the West Coast.

Weekly Publications

Peninsula Gateway
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Puyallup Herald
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