Living in Port Orchard, WA

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Updated: 2020-03-10

Port Orchard SnackAbility

7
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
8.5
Affordability
6
Diversity
8.5
Safety
4
Amenities
8.5
Education
8
Commute
5

Port Orchard, WA Crime Report

700
Total Crimes
4,905.7
Total Crimes / 100k People
91.01%
Above National Average

Port Orchard, WA Cost Of Living

130
Port Orchard's Overall Cost Of Living
1.3x
Higher Than The National Average

Port Orchard, Washington Info Snack

Port Orchard is a city in and the county seat of Kitsap County, Washington, United States. It is located 13 miles due west of West Seattle and connected to Seattle and Vashon Island via the Washington State Ferries run to Southworth. It is named after Port Orchard, the strait that separates Bainbridge Island from the Kitsap Peninsula.[citation needed]
Population
13,788
Unemployment
6.0%
Poverty
14.7%
Median Home
$292,200
Median Income
$70,598
Median Rent
$1,115

Port Orchard, WA Photos

Rankings for Port Orchard in Washington

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5

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6

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7

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8

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Map Of Port Orchard, WA

Population over time in Port Orchard

Year Population % Change
2017 13,788 2.3%
2016 13,476 1.6%
2015 13,265 2.0%
2014 13,004 2.3%
2013 12,715 3.7%
2012 12,260 9.1%
2011 11,239 2.6%
2010 10,949 2.0%
2009 10,734 -
Crime/100k Port Orchard WA USA
Violent Crime 469.5 311.5 368.9
Murder 7.0 3.1 5.0
Robbery 49.1 73.9 86.2
Aggravated Assault 357.4 189.1 246.8
Property Crime 4436.2 2946.2 2199.5
Burglary 700.8 533.5 376.0
Larceny 3427.0 2045.4 1594.6
Car Theft 308.4 367.3 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Port Orchard

White
67.4% (9,289)
African American
3.9% (536)
American Indian
0.7% (91)
Asian
7.3% (1,002)
Hawaiian
1.2% (165)
Other
0.0% (0)
Two Or More
7.3% (1,003)
Hispanic
12.3% (1,702)
Race Port Orchard WA USA
White 67.4% 69.1% 61.1%
African American 3.9% 3.6% 12.3%
American Indian 0.7% 1.1% 0.7%
Asian 7.3% 8.3% 5.4%
Hawaiian 1.2% 0.6% 0.2%
Other 0.0% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 7.3% 4.7% 2.4%
Hispanic 12.3% 12.5% 17.8%

Household Income For Port Orchard, Washington

Less than $10,000
7.2% (99,454)
$10,000 to $14,999
1.9% (26,558)
$15,000 to $24,999
8.3% (114,146)
$25,000 to $34,999
7.4% (101,432)
$35,000 to $49,999
14.3% (197,496)
$50,000 to $74,999
14.6% (200,886)
$75,000 to $99,999
18.4% (253,439)
$100,000 to $149,999
18.0% (247,788)
$150,000 to $199,999
5.8% (80,524)
$200,000 or more
4.1% (57,073)
Income Port Orchard WA USA
Less than $10,000 7.2% 5.2% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 1.9% 3.4% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 8.3% 7.3% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 7.4% 7.8% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 14.3% 11.8% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 14.6% 17.7% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 18.4% 13.6% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 18.0% 17.1% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 5.8% 7.7% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 4.1% 8.4% 7.0%

Gender in Port Orchard

Female
52.7% (7,270)
Male
47.3% (6,518)
Gender Port Orchard WA USA
Female 52.7% 50.0% 50.8%
Male 47.3% 50.0% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Port Orchard for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
2.0% (275)
9-12th Grade
8.0% (1,103)
High School / GED
25.0% (3,447)
Some College
29.0% (3,998)
Associate's Degree
9.0% (1,240)
Bachelor's Degree
18.0% (2,481)
Master's Degree
8.0% (1,103)
Professional Degree
1.0% (137)
Doctorate Degree
0.0% (0)
Education Port Orchard WA USA
< 9th Grade 2.0% 4.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 8.0% 5.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 25.0% 22.0% 27.0%
Some College 29.0% 24.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 9.0% 10.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 18.0% 22.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 8.0% 9.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 1.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 0.0% 2.0% 1.0%

1 Reviews & Comments About Port Orchard

Overall User Rating
2.0
/5

HomeSnacks User

Port Orchard has a wonderful school system, with teachers and mentors who care deeply about their students. The town itself is backed on two sides by water with wooded areas encompassing the other two sides. Despite having all of the features of a picturesque small town it is rampant with theft stemming from a county wide M**h problem. The local police force is mostly made up of wonderful individuals, but due to the amount of crime they experience daily they care very little about crime, including property damage. In one neighborhood a man tore up four cars and two yards including fencing, and despite being given the name, address, and vehicle of the person who did it, the police never followed up. One officer in particular there also goes out of his way to stalk and hurt people, with little recourse. He was convinced that I was not a twin because of the way the state places twins with similar names into the system. I was unable to drive because he threatened to arrest me for using false identification, going as far as to call my military veteran father to inform him that his son had two identities. Until City Hall received a notice of my intent to sue the city, no one attempted to resolve this incident.

Great local shops downtown with easy ferry 15 minute Ferry access to Bremerton and Seattle.

Most citizens are small town minded, and very friendly.

Fantastic teaching and schooling system.

McCormick Woods Golf Course has great food and reasonable green prices.

Do not leave any valuables whatsoever in your car. If you drive an older car park as close to the entrance and cameras as possible.

Do not park anywhere overnight unless you are at a hotel.

Local police that are not the Sheriffs office treat everyone with little respect.

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