Living in Port Townsend, WA

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Updated: 2020-03-10

Port Townsend SnackAbility

8
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
7/10
Housing
8.5
Affordability
5
Diversity
6
Safety
6
Amenities
8
Education
9
Commute
9.5

Port Townsend, WA Crime Report

208
Total Crimes
2,163.3
Total Crimes / 100k People
-15.77%
Below National Average

Port Townsend, WA Cost Of Living

122
Port Townsend's Overall Cost Of Living
1.2x
Higher Than The National Average

Port Townsend, Washington Info Snack

Port Townsend /tanznd/ is a city in Jefferson County, Washington, United States. The population was 9,113 at the 2010 census, an increase of 9.3% over the 2000 census. It is the county seat and only incorporated city of Jefferson County. In addition to its natural scenery at the northeast tip of the Olympic Peninsula, the city is also known for the many Victorian buildings remaining from its late 19th century heyday, numerous annual cultural events, and as a maritime center for independent boatbuilders and related industries and crafts. The Port Townsend Historic District is a U.S. National Historic Landmark District.
Population
9,428
Unemployment
5.9%
Poverty
16.6%
Median Home
$308,600
Median Income
$52,000
Median Rent
$953

Port Townsend, WA Photos

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Rankings for Port Townsend in Washington

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Map Of Port Townsend, WA

Population over time in Port Townsend

Year Population % Change
2017 9,428 1.2%
2016 9,315 0.3%
2015 9,286 0.8%
2014 9,208 0.4%
2013 9,168 0.4%
2012 9,136 0.3%
2011 9,106 0.2%
2010 9,091 0.2%
2009 9,074 -
Crime/100k Port Townsend WA USA
Violent Crime 301.6 311.5 368.9
Murder 31.2 3.1 5.0
Robbery 20.8 73.9 86.2
Aggravated Assault 197.6 189.1 246.8
Property Crime 1861.7 2946.2 2199.5
Burglary 343.2 533.5 376.0
Larceny 1383.3 2045.4 1594.6
Car Theft 135.2 367.3 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Port Townsend

White
90.5% (8,532)
African American
1.1% (105)
American Indian
1.0% (94)
Asian
2.4% (227)
Hawaiian
0.0% (2)
Other
0.0% (0)
Two Or More
1.8% (166)
Hispanic
3.2% (302)
Race Port Townsend WA USA
White 90.5% 69.1% 61.1%
African American 1.1% 3.6% 12.3%
American Indian 1.0% 1.1% 0.7%
Asian 2.4% 8.3% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.6% 0.2%
Other 0.0% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 1.8% 4.7% 2.4%
Hispanic 3.2% 12.5% 17.8%

Household Income For Port Townsend, Washington

Less than $10,000
7.6% (71,623)
$10,000 to $14,999
7.3% (68,955)
$15,000 to $24,999
7.9% (74,496)
$25,000 to $34,999
10.5% (98,918)
$35,000 to $49,999
14.3% (135,242)
$50,000 to $74,999
20.5% (193,321)
$75,000 to $99,999
11.9% (112,257)
$100,000 to $149,999
9.8% (91,940)
$150,000 to $199,999
4.5% (42,891)
$200,000 or more
5.6% (53,153)
Income Port Townsend WA USA
Less than $10,000 7.6% 5.2% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 7.3% 3.4% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 7.9% 7.3% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 10.5% 7.8% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 14.3% 11.8% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 20.5% 17.7% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 11.9% 13.6% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 9.8% 17.1% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 4.5% 7.7% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 5.6% 8.4% 7.0%

Gender in Port Townsend

Female
53.8% (5,071)
Male
46.2% (4,357)
Gender Port Townsend WA USA
Female 53.8% 50.0% 50.8%
Male 46.2% 50.0% 49.2%

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

< 9th Grade
2.0% (188)
9-12th Grade
2.0% (188)
High School / GED
17.0% (1,602)
Some College
18.0% (1,697)
Associate's Degree
4.0% (377)
Bachelor's Degree
30.0% (2,828)
Master's Degree
19.0% (1,791)
Professional Degree
5.0% (471)
Doctorate Degree
3.0% (282)
Education Port Townsend WA USA
< 9th Grade 2.0% 4.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 2.0% 5.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 17.0% 22.0% 27.0%
Some College 18.0% 24.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 4.0% 10.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 30.0% 22.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 19.0% 9.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 5.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 3.0% 2.0% 1.0%

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