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Bremerton

A one hour ferry ride - or thirty minute fast ferry ride - from downtown Seattle, Bremerton is the largest city on the Kitsap Peninsula, famous for its historic naval and maritime heritage. Bremerton is home of the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard (PSNS) which is the city’s major employer. Residents and visitors enjoy shopping, dining, and recreating in Bremerton’s beautiful downtown harborside area. Amenities include the Bremerton Naval Museum, downtown waterfront promenade and the Navy destroyer, USS Turner Joy,  Harborside Fountain Park and PSNS Memorial Plaza, and the historic Arts District. 

Vibrant street scene downtown BremertonThe city is undergoing a renaissance with new publicly and privately funded buildings emerging along the waterfront. Waterfront condos provide residents easy access to new parks and a newly expanded marina, planned boardwalk, and more downtown development. A new, multi-modal transportation center has been built for Washington State Ferries, which has been connecting the peninsula to Seattle for more than a century. New fast ferry routes have created a renewed interest in Bremerton drawn to by home affordability and a sense of community. Bremerton has nine unique neighborhoods with new affordable housing, excellent schools, 35 parks and many recreation programs. It will be easy to see why people are experiencing Bremerton and what a great place it is to live, work and play.

 

Bremerton

Population

Total Population

43,459

Population
Growth Rate

1.25%

Median Age

35

Diversity Index

60.300

Housing & Income

Households

17,197

Total Housing Units

19,626


Owner Occupied

9,237

Renter Occupied

7,960

Vacant

2,429

Median Home Value

$340,268


Average Home Value

$405,706

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

1.25%


Per Capita Income

2.51%

Income Projection

Median Household

$57,165 $62,584


Average Household

$71,062 $79,987


Per Capita

$28,865 $32,681

Workforce

Total Businesses

1,448

Total Employed

19,404

Workers 16+

20,706

2021 HealthCare/Social Assist

cp-industries

Businesses

170

Employed

6,442

2021 Retail Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

206

Employed

2,014

2021 Accommodation/Food Service

cp-industries

Businesses

132

Employed

1,688

2021 Food Service/Drinking Estab

cp-industries

Businesses

122

Employed

1,541

2021 Prof/Scientific/Tech Service

cp-industries

Businesses

119

Employed

1,387

2021 Other Service excl Pub Admin

cp-industries

Businesses

207

Employed

1,140

Some
High School

961

Graduated
High School

5,590

Associates
Degree

3,377

Bachelor's
Degree

5,022

Graduate
Degree

2,409

Average Commute Time

27 min.



Resident Commuters

17,981

Non-Resident Commuters

2,644

Drive Alone

12,161

Carpooled

1,386

Public

1,936

Work At Home

660