Census data shows Kitsap County is attracting more people while becoming more diverse
24 Aug 2021
Kitsap, Demographics, Housing
Kitsap County has grown in population and become more diverse in the last decade.
Data released Aug. 12 by the U.S. Census Bureau from its decennial survey shows that the population of Kitsap County has increased by 9.7% in the past 10 years.
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The county has also seen its racial and ethnic diversity grow. The percentage of those in Kitsap County identifying as white decreased by 0.5% since 2010 — significantly less than the national drop of 8.6%. The fastest-growing group in Kitsap is the Hispanic population, which has surged by 54.2% in the last decade. In Washington state, the white population has dropped by 1.3%.
Total housing units in Kitsap County increased by 5.5% compared with a decade ago. As more new housing units were built, fewer vacant units existed for newcomers.