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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.

Population
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Population

Population2000201020212026
Port Orchard11,23712,48115,60416,705

Source: ESRI, 2021-09-08

Population by Age

Population201020212026
0-49149681,029
5-98499741,040
10-147269661,049
15-19824928988
20-24932895988
25-291,1261,1061,053
30-349321,1881,155
35-397991,2361,224
40-447311,0251,274
45-498159041,056
50-54758847905
55-59694933870
60-64657920941
65-69485800907
70-74371719760
75-79297503651
80-84250335421
85+321359394
18+9,50712,15113,009
Median Age353839

Source: ESRI, 2021-09-08

Population by Race

Port Orchard2021
Total15,604.000
White Alone79.440
Black Alone3.380
American Indian Alone1.170
Asian Alone5.330
Pacific Islander Alone1.430
Some Other Race1.720
Two or More Races7.530
Hispanic Origin9.100
Diversity Index47.000

Source: ESRI, 2021-09-08

Growth Rate

Port Orchard2010 - 20142014 - 2019
Population2%1%
Households2%1%
Families2%1%
Median Household Income%3%
Per Capita Income%3%

Source: ESRI, 2021-09-08

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Housing
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Households

Population2000201020212026
Households4,1434,7886,0256,457
Housing Units4,4625,1736,3926,833
Owner Occupied Units3,8934,341
Renter Occupied Units2,1312,116
Vacant Units367376

Source: ESRI, 2021-09-08

Home Value

Port Orchard20212026
Median Home Value$368,256$417,261
Average Home Value$395,692$507,210
<$50,00010020
$50,000 - $99,999274
$100,000 - $149,999443
$150,000 - $199,999705
$200,000 - $249,9998016
$250,000 - $299,999452191
$300,000 - $399,9991,7201,704
$400,000 - $499,9999551,318
$500,000 - $749,999313615
$1,000,000 +1786

Source: ESRI, 2021-09-08

Housing Year Built

Year RangeHouses Built
2010 or Later446
2000-20091,124
1990-19991,163
1980-1989531
1970-1979544
1960-1969254
1950-1959387
1940-1949384
1939 or Before498

Source: ESRI, 2021-09-08

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Income
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Income

Port Orchard20212026
Median Household$70,542$79,970
Average Household$83,923$96,060
Per Capita$32,937$37,783

Source: ESRI, 2021-09-08

Household Income Base

Port Orchard2021
<$15,000454
$15,000 - $24,999450
$25,000 - $34,999384
$35,000 - $49,999790
$50,000 - $74,9991,076
$75,000 - $99,999930
$100,000 - $149,9991,337
$150,000 - $199,999347
$200,000+257

Source: ESRI, 2021-09-08

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Employees
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Commute

CategoryCommuters
Workers 16+6,250
In-County Residents4,556
Out-of-County Residents1,684
Drive Alone4,575
Carpooled647
Public Transport345
Work at Home454
Less than 5 minutes165
5-9 minutes416
10-14 minutes696
15-19 minutes694
20-24 minutes882
25-29 minutes466
30-34 minutes939
35-39 minutes200
40-44 minutes238
45-59 minutes526
60-89 minutes340
90+ minutes234
Average Travel Time29

Source: ESRI, 2021-09-08

Source: ESRI, 2021-09-08

Employees by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Employees8,606
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt6
Mining0
Utilities0
Construction288
Manufacturing48
Wholesale Trade63
  
Retail Trade1,718
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers160
Furn & Home Furnish Str6
Electronics & Appl Store0
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip290
Food & Beverage Stores588
Health/Pers Care Stores124
Gasoline Stations32
Clothing/Accessory Store18
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music146
General Merchandise Str195
Misc Store Retailers159
Nonstore Retailers0
  
Transportation/Warehouse96
Information193
  
Finance & Insurance311
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn235
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv28
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other48
  
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing238
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv394
Legal Services148
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises28
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt38
Educational Services381
HealthCare/Social Assist1,539
Arts/Entertainment/Rec110
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs1,147
Accommodation30
Food Srv/Drinking Places1,117
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin537
Auto Repair/Maintenance138
Public Administration Emp1,432

Source: ESRI, 2021-09-08

Educational Attainment (25+)

Port Orchard2021
Some High School636
Graduated High School2,613
Associates Degree1,123
Bachelor's Degree1,633
Graduate Degree973

Source: ESRI, 2021-09-08

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Businesses
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Businesses by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Businesses816
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt Bus2
Mining Bus0
Utilities Bus0
Construction Bus45
Manufacturing Bus11
Wholesale Trade Bus9
  
Retail Trade Bus128
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers Bus13
Furn & Home Furnish Str Bus3
Electronics & Appl Store Bus0
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip Bus11
Food & Beverage Stores Bus17
Health/Pers Care Stores Bus18
Gasoline Stations Bus7
Clothing/Accessory Store Bus5
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music Bus11
General Merchandise Str Bus6
Misc Store Retailers Bus25
Nonstore Retailers Bus12
  
Transportation/Warehouse Bus11
Information Bus22
  
Finance & Insurance Bus56
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn Bus29
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv Bus11
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other Bus16
  
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing Bus36
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv Bus77
Legal Services Bus38
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises Bus3
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt Bus15
Educational Services Bus12
HealthCare/Social Assist Bus94
Arts/Entertainment/Rec Bus18
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs Bus89
Accommodation Bus4
Food Srv/Drinking Places Bus85
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin Bus103
Auto Repair/Maintenance Bus17
Public Administration Bus52

Source: ESRI, 2021-09-08

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