The Key Peninsula News is a non-profit monthly publication, distributed to every home on the Key Peninsula through the U.S. Postal Service.
Our circulation is 9,000, with more than 8,000 going directly to mailboxes and the remaining newspapers being delivered to various businesses on the Key Peninsula and in Gig Harbor.
• The Key Peninsula has an estimated population of 16,721, and the largest percentage of those residents (18 percent) are between the ages of 35 and 44. The next largest group is 25 to 34 years of age and make up 10.6 percent of the population. Gig Harbor has an estimated population of 56,282. These figures are expected to grow, with the Key Peninsula population expected to rise to 19,800 by the year 2020, and Gig Harbor should see a population of 71,200 that same year.
• Peninsula School District, which serves the Key Peninsula, is expected to expand, with enrollment reaching 12,000 students by 2020.
• Overall, housing units have increased by more than 2.1 percent per annum since 2000.
• The median household income on the Key Peninsula is $49,194 and 28 percent of the residents have a college degree.
Source: 2000 Census, City of Gig Harbor, Key Peninsula Fire Department and other demographic sources.