Community Profiles

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Port Orchard

Situated against the Sinclair Inlet with the Cascade and Olympic Mountains in the distance, Port Orchard (population 14,770) is the county seat and the commercial center for South Kitsap. Port Orchard is a historic ‘port’ discovered and named by early Puget Sound explorers, with one of Puget Sound’s largest marinas – owned and operated by the Port of Bremerton. The community is completely oriented toward the water with miles of winding, scenic roadways passing beautiful inlets and hidden coves.

Christmas paradeOur downtown corridor offers shopping, museums, entertainment, galleries and dining.  Port Orchard residents enjoy a true sense of community and enjoy a thriving Farmer’s Market, weekly Artwalk, the annual Fathom’s O’ Fun Parade in June, and the Jingle Bell Run and Festival of Chimes and Lights every December. Amenities include a beautiful waterfront park, nearby Manchester State Park and premier golf courses. With ferry access from Bremerton and Seattle, an excursion to or from Port Orchard is an easy day trip or a weekend getaway.  When visiting our city, it is hard to miss the majestic view of the Olympic Mountains and the pride of military heritage just across the water at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard.

Port Orchard

Population

Total Population

15,604

Population
Growth Rate

2.00%

Median Age

38

Diversity Index

47.000

Housing & Income

Households

6,025

Total Housing Units

6,392


Owner Occupied

3,893

Renter Occupied

2,131

Vacant

367

Median Home Value

$368,256


Average Home Value

$395,692

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

2.06%


Per Capita Income

2.78%

Income Projection

Median Household

$70,542 $79,970


Average Household

$83,923 $96,060


Per Capita

$32,937 $37,783

Workforce

Total Businesses

816

Total Employed

8,606

Workers 16+

6,250

2021 Retail Trade Businesses

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Businesses

128

Employed

1,718

2021 HealthCare/Social Assist

cp-industries

Businesses

94

Employed

1,539

2021 Public Administration

cp-industries

Businesses

52

Employed

1,432

2021 Accommodation/Food Service

cp-industries

Businesses

89

Employed

1,147

2021 Food Service/Drinking Estab

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Businesses

85

Employed

1,117

2021 Food & Beverage Stores

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Businesses

17

Employed

588

Some
High School

636

Graduated
High School

2,613

Associates
Degree

1,123

Bachelor's
Degree

1,633

Graduate
Degree

973

Average Commute Time

29 min.



Resident Commuters

4,556

Non-Resident Commuters

1,684

Drive Alone

4,575

Carpooled

647

Public

345

Work At Home

454