The Key Peninsula News is a nonprofit monthly publication, distributed to every home on the Key Peninsula though the US Postal Service. Circulation is 9,000, with more than 8,000 going directly to mailboxes and the remaining newspapers being delivery to various businesses on the Key Peninsula and in Gig Harbor.
The Key Peninsula News is a unique voice providing a public forum for discussion, sharing information and publicizing community programs and events. The Key Peninsula News is published by the Key Peninsula Civic Center Association, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. The KP News retains editorial and financial independence from its parent organization and depends on support from our advertisers, subscribers, and donors.
The Key Peninsula has an estimated population of 16,721.
Gig Harbor has an estimated population of 56,282.
Key Peninsula population is expected to rise to 20,000 by 2020, with Gig Harbor’s population growing to more than 71,000 by then.
The median household income on the Key Peninsula is $49,194.
The median household income in Pierce County is $60,000.
Key Peninsula Residents:
37% are retired
44% work full time
28% have a college degree
<5% are unemployed
Key Peninsula Households
84% own their homes
66% have just one or two people
72% have no children
Sources: 2000 Census, City of Gig Harbor, Fire District 16 & 2017 PenLight Customer Survey