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Kingston

Known as the “Little City by the Sea” Kingston, a former logging town, is a busy port of entry, with ferry service to Edmonds on the other side of Puget Sound. Now the social and economic center of the north end of the Peninsula, Kingston features its own community center, theater groups and shopping district. With an independent movie theater and wonderful restaurants, Kingston is a treasure of a town!

With the launch of the new Kingston fast ferry, Kitsap Transit now provides convenient passenger ferry service from Kingston to Seattle and back. The weekday schedule serves commuters, residents, and visitors with early morning and late afternoon runs.

Kingston Ferry sunset with Mount RainierRecently named one of the Best Northwest Getaways, Kingston and North Kitsap are an outdoors lover’s dream with breathtaking views and beaches, and numerous water, hiking and mountain bike trails. Nearby amenities include the historic Point No Point Lighthouse, and the legendary Heronswood Botanical Gardens. Kingston’s shops and restaurants as well as the Saturday Farmers Market are popular with both locals and boaters. The annual Old Fashioned Fourth of July features an old fashioned logging competition, parade, salmon bake, and craft fair.

Kingston

Population

Total Population

2,425

Population
Growth Rate

1.29%

Median Age

47

Diversity Index

34.200

Housing & Income

Households

1,111

Total Housing Units

1,214


Owner Occupied

805

Renter Occupied

306

Vacant

103

Median Home Value

$556,559


Average Home Value

$602,081

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

1.34%


Per Capita Income

3.45%

Income Projection

Median Household

$84,461 $95,892


Average Household

$98,625 $116,916


Per Capita

$43,092 $51,055

Workforce

Total Businesses

130

Total Employed

901

Workers 16+

1,042

2021 Other Service excl Pub Admin

cp-industries

Businesses

20

Employed

294

2021 Accommodation/Food Service

cp-industries

Businesses

17

Employed

144

2021 Food Service/Drinking Estab

cp-industries

Businesses

16

Employed

141

2021 Retail Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

22

Employed

106

2021 Prof/Scientific/Tech Service

cp-industries

Businesses

14

Employed

65

2021 HealthCare/Social Assist

cp-industries

Businesses

9

Employed

44

Some
High School

31

Graduated
High School

315

Associates
Degree

81

Bachelor's
Degree

552

Graduate
Degree

203

Average Commute Time

0 min.



Resident Commuters

613

Non-Resident Commuters

429

Drive Alone

519

Carpooled

84

Public

348

Work At Home

56