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The Washington state capital is Olympia.

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98329, 98332, 98335

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Statistics & Facts

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.

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Gig Harbor location: 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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Climate & Weather

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.

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Gig Harbor history:

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."
The founding of Gig Harbor: 1946
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Gig Harbor attractions:

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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