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Poulsbo

Located on beautiful Liberty Bay and known as “Little Norway on the Fjord”, this enchanting Norwegian heritage town (population 11,180), has blossomed into a visitor destination filled with recreation, shopping, and dining opportunities. With its stunning water and mountain views Poulsbo is as rich in natural beauty as it is in authentic Scandinavian charm. Poulsbo’s historic downtown captivates visitors with its wonderful old murals, world famous bakeries, art galleries, boutiques and restaurants and beautiful waterfront park and boardwalk along Liberty Bay. Poulsbo celebrates it's Nordic heritage with the annual Viking Fest, Jule Fest and Tree Lighting celebrations. Poulsbo also hosts an annual Arts Festival, and 3rd of July Celebration over Liberty Bay.

Christmas window display in Poulsbo

Poulsbo’s charm, and natural beauty appeal to many visitors who, tempted by the good schools, distinct neighborhoods, and sense of community, soon become residents. Poulsbo’s leaders are progressive and forward-looking and are conscientiously working to balance the needs of a growing 21st century city while maintaining the Scandinavian heritage that has earned Poulsbo the nickname “Little Norway”.

Population
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Population

Population2000201020212026
Poulsbo7,5229,28311,76712,594

Source: ESRI, 2021-09-08

Population by Age

Population201020212026
0-4576612650
5-9663645680
10-14593697709
15-19578672670
20-24514595602
25-29556736686
30-34554719823
35-39574690792
40-44597651741
45-49591688691
50-54578723719
55-59568757746
60-64543780770
65-69446751799
70-74335685761
75-79274516683
80-84282330490
85+461516583
18+7,0809,39010,146
Median Age404445

Source: ESRI, 2021-09-08

Population by Race

Poulsbo2021
Total11,767.000
White Alone82.590
Black Alone1.130
American Indian Alone0.930
Asian Alone4.890
Pacific Islander Alone0.250
Some Other Race4.330
Two or More Races5.890
Hispanic Origin11.690
Diversity Index45.700

Source: ESRI, 2021-09-08

Growth Rate

Poulsbo2010 - 20142014 - 2019
Population2%1%
Households2%1%
Families2%1%
Median Household Income%2%
Per Capita Income%3%

Source: ESRI, 2021-09-08

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Housing
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Households

Population2000201020212026
Households3,0853,9184,9865,345
Housing Units3,2364,1525,1915,557
Owner Occupied Units3,5493,838
Renter Occupied Units1,4371,507
Vacant Units205212

Source: ESRI, 2021-09-08

Home Value

Poulsbo20212026
Median Home Value$439,807$671,256
Average Home Value$559,707$733,388
<$50,000284
$50,000 - $99,999223
$100,000 - $149,99960
$150,000 - $199,999110
$200,000 - $249,999202
$250,000 - $299,99917136
$300,000 - $399,9991,124543
$400,000 - $499,999986865
$500,000 - $749,999402681
$1,000,000 +249364

Source: ESRI, 2021-09-08

Housing Year Built

Year RangeHouses Built
2010 or Later275
2000-20091,221
1990-1999997
1980-1989658
1970-1979830
1960-1969174
1950-195982
1940-1949101
1939 or Before141

Source: ESRI, 2021-09-08

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Income
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Income

Poulsbo20212026
Median Household$75,507$84,568
Average Household$93,556$106,546
Per Capita$39,891$45,496

Source: ESRI, 2021-09-08

Household Income Base

Poulsbo2021
<$15,000362
$15,000 - $24,999432
$25,000 - $34,999279
$35,000 - $49,999442
$50,000 - $74,999959
$75,000 - $99,999696
$100,000 - $149,9991,040
$150,000 - $199,999448
$200,000+328

Source: ESRI, 2021-09-08

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Employees
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Commute

CategoryCommuters
Workers 16+5,014
In-County Residents4,325
Out-of-County Residents631
Drive Alone3,877
Carpooled431
Public Transport381
Work at Home197
Less than 5 minutes194
5-9 minutes688
10-14 minutes567
15-19 minutes454
20-24 minutes782
25-29 minutes477
30-34 minutes500
35-39 minutes138
40-44 minutes252
45-59 minutes179
60-89 minutes186
90+ minutes400
Average Travel Time29

Source: ESRI, 2021-09-08

Source: ESRI, 2021-09-08

Employees by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Employees7,960
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt12
Mining0
Utilities35
Construction172
Manufacturing131
Wholesale Trade105
  
Retail Trade1,130
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers145
Furn & Home Furnish Str35
Electronics & Appl Store21
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip222
Food & Beverage Stores276
Health/Pers Care Stores112
Gasoline Stations48
Clothing/Accessory Store34
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music73
General Merchandise Str27
Misc Store Retailers137
Nonstore Retailers0
  
Transportation/Warehouse56
Information340
  
Finance & Insurance378
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn161
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv17
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other200
  
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing331
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv867
Legal Services91
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises3
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt61
Educational Services895
HealthCare/Social Assist1,591
Arts/Entertainment/Rec133
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs921
Accommodation85
Food Srv/Drinking Places836
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin456
Auto Repair/Maintenance74
Public Administration Emp316

Source: ESRI, 2021-09-08

Educational Attainment (25+)

Poulsbo2021
Some High School163
Graduated High School1,519
Associates Degree805
Bachelor's Degree2,246
Graduate Degree1,416

Source: ESRI, 2021-09-08

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Businesses
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Businesses by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Businesses821
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt Bus3
Mining Bus0
Utilities Bus1
Construction Bus44
Manufacturing Bus23
Wholesale Trade Bus13
  
Retail Trade Bus131
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers Bus15
Furn & Home Furnish Str Bus12
Electronics & Appl Store Bus5
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip Bus12
Food & Beverage Stores Bus15
Health/Pers Care Stores Bus13
Gasoline Stations Bus5
Clothing/Accessory Store Bus8
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music Bus13
General Merchandise Str Bus3
Misc Store Retailers Bus22
Nonstore Retailers Bus8
  
Transportation/Warehouse Bus6
Information Bus17
  
Finance & Insurance Bus55
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn Bus24
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv Bus8
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other Bus23
  
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing Bus41
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv Bus84
Legal Services Bus20
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises Bus1
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt Bus22
Educational Services Bus26
HealthCare/Social Assist Bus131
Arts/Entertainment/Rec Bus15
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs Bus73
Accommodation Bus3
Food Srv/Drinking Places Bus70
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin Bus94
Auto Repair/Maintenance Bus11
Public Administration Bus11

Source: ESRI, 2021-09-08

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