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Silverdale

Silverdale is situated in the geographic center of Kitsap County just north of Bremerton and South of Poulsbo. With 20,000 residents, it is Kitsap’s second largest community, a retail and services hub for both the Kitsap and Olympic Peninsulas. Over the last few decades Silverdale has seen ongoing continued private investment, most recently in the $500 million dollar world-class St. Michel Medical Center opened in 2020 by Virginia Mason Franciscan Health. The area also sees significant investment and support for civic initiatives, such as the $23 million YMCA opened in 2011 and the new $10 million Kitsap Regional Library opening in 2021.

man relaxing on park benchSilverdale is best known for its retail options, anchored by the 300,000 square-foot legacy Kitsap Mall and the newer facility The Trails, a 212,000 square-foot modern outdoor shopping park opened in 2015. It is an unincorporated community that relies upon Kitsap County for governance. Silverdale is a waterfront community with maritime heritage, a redeveloping old town, and the urban Clear Creek Trail that winds its way through the community: From the water, next to a salmon stream, across the city.

Silverdale

Population

Total Population

20,074

Population
Growth Rate

0.39%

Median Age

38

Diversity Index

54.600

Housing & Income

Households

8,276

Total Housing Units

9,116


Owner Occupied

5,037

Renter Occupied

3,238

Vacant

840

Median Home Value

$384,127


Average Home Value

$487,277

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.50%


Per Capita Income

2.26%

Income Projection

Median Household

$77,592 $85,187


Average Household

$93,346 $104,158


Per Capita

$38,441 $42,982

Workforce

Total Businesses

1,105

Total Employed

13,159

Workers 16+

11,222

2021 Retail Trade Businesses

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Businesses

210

Employed

3,722

2021 HealthCare/Social Assist

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Businesses

186

Employed

2,766

2021 Accommodation/Food Service

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Businesses

105

Employed

1,988

2021 Food Service/Drinking Estab

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Businesses

98

Employed

1,805

2021 General Merchandise Businesses

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Businesses

11

Employed

1,096

2021 Educational Services - Businesses

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Businesses

26

Employed

853

Some
High School

487

Graduated
High School

2,580

Associates
Degree

1,695

Bachelor's
Degree

3,339

Graduate
Degree

1,663

Average Commute Time

27 min.



Resident Commuters

10,289

Non-Resident Commuters

841

Drive Alone

8,836

Carpooled

779

Public

629

Work At Home

643