Port Townsend, Washington

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Population in 2013: 9,210 (92% urban, 8% rural). Population change since 2000: +10.5%
 
Males: 4,251  (46.2%)
Females: 4,959  (53.8%)
Median resident age:  53.0 years
Washington median age:  32.2 years

Zip codes: 98368.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $40,454 (it was $34,536 in 2000)
Port Townsend:

$40,454
WA:

$57,573
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $26,335 (it was $22,395 in 2000)

Port Townsend city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $269,001 (it was $145,500 in 2000)
Port Townsend:

$269,001
WA:

$243,000
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $344,901; Detached houses: $364,358; Townhouses or other attached units: $206,029; In 2-unit structures: $894,051; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $188,744; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $503,920; Mobile homes: $104,154; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $155,919

Median gross rent in 2012: $799.

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Port Townsend races chart
  • White alone - 8,540 (91.6%)
  • Two or more races - 242 (2.6%)
  • Hispanic - 199 (2.1%)
  • Asian alone - 154 (1.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 55 (0.6%)
  • Black alone - 34 (0.4%)

Races in Port Townsend detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Port Townsend: 90.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (14.5%), English (13.1%), Irish (10.1%), Norwegian (6.5%), Scottish (4.5%), French (3.8%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Incorporated in 1860

Elevation: 120 feet

Land area: 6.99 square miles.

Population density: 1,317 people per square mile   (low).

Port Townsend,WA real estate house value index trend

Port Townsend, Washington map

For population 25 years and over in Port Townsend:

  • High school or higher: 95.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 41.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 17.2%
  • Unemployed: 7.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Port Townsend city:

  • Never married: 22.0%
  • Now married: 49.2%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 9.5%
  • Divorced: 17.6%

376 residents are foreign born (2.3% Europe, 0.9% Asia, 0.7% North America).

This city:  4.0%
Washington:  13.3%



According to our research of Washington and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Port Townsend, Washington as of March 27, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Port Townsend to the number of sex offenders is 3,039 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,978 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,454 (0.8%)

Port Townsend satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Everett, WA (28.6 miles , pop. 91,488).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Seattle, WA (39.6 miles , pop. 563,374).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (996.7 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Discovery Bay, WA (1.4 miles ), Port Hadlock-Irondale, WA (2.4 miles ), Marrowstone, WA (2.4 miles ), Central Whidbey, WA (2.6 miles ), Coupeville, WA (2.9 miles ), Oak Bay, WA (3.3 miles ), Blyn, WA (3.5 miles) , Freeland, WA (3.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 35 buildings, average cost: $122,700
  • 1998: 48 buildings, average cost: $109,500
  • 1999: 54 buildings, average cost: $139,500
  • 2000: 57 buildings, average cost: $123,600
  • 2001: 45 buildings, average cost: $145,600
  • 2002: 60 buildings, average cost: $168,600
  • 2003: 78 buildings, average cost: $150,800
  • 2004: 85 buildings, average cost: $138,000
  • 2005: 65 buildings, average cost: $165,200
  • 2006: 63 buildings, average cost: $165,200
  • 2007: 57 buildings, average cost: $165,200
  • 2008: 32 buildings, average cost: $165,200
  • 2009: 24 buildings, average cost: $189,000
  • 2010: 29 buildings, average cost: $126,600
  • 2011: 21 buildings, average cost: $137,400
  • 2012: 24 buildings, average cost: $189,100

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 48.12 N, Longitude: 122.78 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,288 (+24.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,035 (81.3%)

Area code: 360

Port Townsend household income distribution Port Townsend home values distribution

Crime rates in Port Townsend by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 047341110026
per 100,000 0.046.681.334.144.810.910.810.90.00.021.665.1
Robberies 002235404141
per 100,000 0.00.023.222.833.654.643.30.043.410.943.210.8
Assaults 1214251213211712161811
per 100,000 141.7163.223.256.9134.4142.0227.1185.6130.1174.1194.5119.3
Burglaries 5752555867125767074765555
per 100,000 673.2606.0638.9660.1750.41365.2821.8764.1802.3827.2594.2596.6
Thefts 217225338364415375306301243239203222
per 100,000 2562.92622.13926.14142.54647.84095.73308.83285.72634.72601.22193.22408.1
Auto thefts 119101410125710171011
per 100,000 129.9104.9116.2159.3112.0131.154.176.4108.4185.0108.0119.3
Arson 302121040228
per 100,000 35.40.023.211.422.410.90.043.70.021.821.686.8
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 175.0209.6267.3251.0297.5300.5242.7220.1194.4199.6192.4210.7

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Port Townsend detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Port Townsend tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.5%
Washington:

5.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +1,196 (+16.8%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (13%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Information (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Carpenters (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (3%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)

Work and jobs in Port Townsend: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Port Townsend, Washington

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Port Townsend, Washington average temperatures Port Townsend, Washington average precipitation Port Townsend, Washington humidity Port Townsend, Washington wind speed Port Townsend, Washington snowfall Port Townsend, Washington sunshine Port Townsend, Washington clear and cloudy days

Earthquake activity:

Port Townsend-area historical earthquake activity is near Washington state average. It is 130% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 61.3 miles away from the city center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.5 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.8 MW, Depth: 32.2 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 71.6 miles away from Port Townsend center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
On 4/29/1965 at 15:28:43, a magnitude 6.6 (6.6 UK) earthquake occurred 59.0 miles away from the city center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
On 7/3/1999 at 01:43:54, a magnitude 5.8 (5.4 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, 5.3 ME, Depth: 25.2 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 76.1 miles away from the city center
On 5/3/1996 at 04:04:22, a magnitude 5.5 (5.2 MB, 5.3 MD, 5.5 ML, Depth: 2.5 mi) earthquake occurred 51.5 miles away from Port Townsend center
On 2/14/1981 at 06:09:27, a magnitude 5.5 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.5 ML) earthquake occurred 119.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), energy magnitude (ME), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Jefferson County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 10, Mudslides: 6, Landslides: 5, Winter Storms: 3, Earthquake: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Port Townsend topographic map

Birthplace of: Art McLarney - Professional baseball player, Anita L. Allen - Lawyer, Marvin Glenn Shields - Navy Medal of Honor recipient, Alan James - Film director, Parker Lundgren - Son of Julie Clouse and Scott Lundgren., Tom Baker (1960s pitcher) - Baseball player, Wayne Bastrup - Actor.

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Port Townsend: Marvin G. Shields.

Hospitals and medical centers in Port Townsend:

  • JEFFERSON HEALTHCARE HOSPITAL (Government - Hospital District or Authority, provides emergency services, 834 SHERIDAN STREET)
  • OLYMPIC PENINSULA KIDNEY CENTER NORTHWEST (2500 SIMS WAY STE 102)
  • JEFFERSON HEALTHCARE HOME HEALTH (2500 WEST SIMS WAY, SUITE 300)
  • LIFE CARE CENTER OF PORT TOWNSEND (751 KEARNEY STREET)

Airports and heliports located in Port Townsend:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Port Townsend:

  • Everett Community College (about 28 miles; Everett, WA; Full-time enrollment: 5,818)
  • Edmonds Community College (about 30 miles; Lynnwood, WA; FT enrollment: 7,271)
  • Peninsula College (about 30 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 31 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)
  • Shoreline Community College (about 32 miles; Shoreline, WA; FT enrollment: 5,026)
  • Seattle Community College-North Campus (about 36 miles; Seattle, WA; FT enrollment: 4,220)
  • University of Washington-Bothell Campus (about 37 miles; Bothell, WA; FT enrollment: 3,902)

Public high schools in Port Townsend:

Private high school in Port Townsend:

  • JEFFERSON COMMUNITY SCHOOL (Students: 41; Location: ADD:SUITE I; Grades: 6 - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Port Townsend:

Private elementary/middle schools in Port Townsend:

  • SWAN SCHOOL (Students: 67; Location: 2345 KUHN ST; Grades: PK - 6)
  • OLYMPIC RANGE CARDEN ACADEMY (Students: 41; Location: 1636 HASTINGS AVE; Grades: PK - 5)
See full list of schools located in Port Townsend

Library in Port Townsend:

  • PORT TOWNSEND PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $797,458; Location: 1220 LAWRENCE STREET; 51,621 books; 2,737 audio materials; 4,900 video materials; 7 local licensed databases; 11 state licensed databases; 170 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Your \"normal climate\" information is not accurate. For example, you report that the average snowfall for Port Tosnsend in April is 0.2 in. I have lived here for 24 years and am yet to see a snowflake in April. The data for rainfall is also inaccurate (average rainfall here is about 18.2 in not 19.6.) Weather conditions vary considerably from place to place here, and I suspect your weather/climate data comes from somewhere else. While the temperature dta is reasonably accurate, the precipitation data is not. Perhaps site visitors should get some explanation of this disparity.
  • Your \"normal climate\" information is not accurate. For example, you report that the average snowfall for Port Tosnsend in April is 0.2 in. I have lived here for 24 years and am yet to see a snowflake in April. The data for rainfall is also inaccurate (average rainfall here is about 18.2 in not 19.6.) Weather conditions vary considerably from place to place here, and I suspect your weather/climate data comes from somewhere else. While the temperature dta is reasonably accurate, the precipitation data is not. Perhaps site visitors should get some explanation of this disparity.

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Notable locations in Port Townsend: Point Hudson Lighthouse (A), Haines Place Park and Ride (B), Port Townsend Golf Course (C), Jefferson County Fairgrounds (D), Port Townsend Sewage Treatment Plant (E), Sheridan Plaza (F), Kah Tai Care Center (G), Jefferson County Fire Protection District 1 East Jefferson Fire - Rescue Station 1 - 6 (H), Port Townsend City Hall (I), Jefferson County Courthouse (J), Coast Artillery Museum (K), Northwest Maritime Center (L), Rothschild House Historic Home Museum (M), Jefferson County Historical Society (N), Port Townsend Public Library (O). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Port Townsend include: Port Townsend Evangelical Church (A), First Presbyterian Church (B), Port Townsend Friends Meetinghouse (C), Port Townsend Adventist Church (D), Unity Church of Port Townsend (E), Grace Lutheran Church (F), Saint Herman of Alaska Eastern Orthodox Church (G), First Baptist Church (H), Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Laurel Grove Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Reservoir: Morgan Hill Reservoir (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Port Townsend include: Sather Park (1), Chetzemolka Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Jefferson County Historical Society Research Center (Museums; 13692 Airport Cutoff Road), Jefferson County Historical Society & Museum (540 Water Street), Port Townsend Marine Science Center (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 200 Battery Way), Captain Jack's Sea Charters (Tours & Charters; 118 Taylor Street).

Hotels: Bishop Victorian Hotel (714 Washington Street), Inn at Port Hadlock & Marina (310 Hadlock Bay Road), Blue Gull Inn Bed & Breakfast (1310 Clay Street), Belmont (925 Water Street), Aladdin Motor Inn (2333 Washington Street), Palace Hotel (1004 Water Street), Annapurna Inn & Spa (538 Adams Street), Old Consulate Inn Hastings House (313 Walker Street), Manresa Castle (7th & Sheridan).

Courts: Jefferson County - District Court- Passports (Courthouse), Jefferson County - County Clerk- Superior Court (Courthouse).

Jefferson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2000 was 38.7. This is significantly better than average.

City:

38.7
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2000 was 9.22. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.22
U.S.:

9.14

Drinking water stations with addresses in Port Townsend and their reported violations in the past:

DABOB COVE COMMUNITY (Population served: 36, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2006, Contaminant: Coliform
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2005, Contaminant: Coliform
Past monitoring violations:
  • 939 regular monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Port Townsend that have no violations reported:

  • CAPE GEORGE COLONY CLUB INC (Population served: 1,010, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 18.2%
(18.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 7.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 18.7% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.0 people
Washington:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  51.1%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.0%
Whole state:  7.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.9% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Port Townsend in 2010:

  • 87 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 10 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 10 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 7 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Port Townsend in 2000:

  • 93 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 23 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 10 people in nursing homes
  • 2 people in other nonhousehold living situations

Port Townsend, Washington environmental map by EPA

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Port Townsend compared to Washington state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Banks with branches in Port Townsend (2011 data):

  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Port Townsend Branch at 2101 Washington Street, branch established on 1956/04/05. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Port Townsend Branch at 1239 Water Street, branch established on 1975/01/06. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • Bank of America, National Association: Port Townsend Branch at 734 Water Street, branch established on 1929/09/01. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Columbia State Bank: Port Townsend Branch at 442 W. Sims Way, branch established on 2005/03/31. Info updated 2011/08/09: Bank assets: $4,785.2 mil, Deposits: $3,892.8 mil, headquarters in Tacoma, WA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 104 total offices, Holding Company: Columbia Banking System, Inc.
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Port Townsend at 419 Kearney St, branch established on 1916/01/01. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • Kitsap Bank: Port Townsend Branch at 2313 East Sims Way, branch established on 2002/12/16. Info updated 2009/05/11: Bank assets: $903.9 mil, Deposits: $775.3 mil, headquarters in Port Orchard, WA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 22 total offices, Holding Company: Olympic Bancorp, Inc.
  • First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Port Angeles: Port Townsend Branch at 1321 Sims Way, branch established on 1989/11/30. Info updated 2012/01/18: Bank assets: $764.3 mil, Deposits: $581.6 mil, headquarters in Port Angeles, WA, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 8 total offices
  • Union Bank, National Association: Port Townsend Branch at 2200 W Sims Way, branch established on 1993/01/20. Info updated 2011/09/01: Bank assets: $88,967.5 mil, Deposits: $65,286.4 mil, headquarters in San Francisco, CA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 403 total offices, Holding Company: Mitsubishi Ufj Financial Group, Inc.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Port Townsend, Washington:

  • Water Street Hotel, 635 Water St, Port Townsend, WA 98368 , Phone: (360) 385-5467
  • Biship Victorian Guest Suites, 714 Washington St, Port Townsend, WA 98368 , Phone: (360) 385-6122
  • Harborside Inn, 3300 Benedict St, Port Townsend, WA 98368 , Phone: (360) 385-7909
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Port Townsend, Washington

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Port Townsend travel time to work - commute Port Townsend mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (71%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (16%)
  • Wood (6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5%)
  • Utility gas (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Port Townsend city (based on Jefferson County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 22.16%
Here: 22.2%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaPresbyterian Church (USA)Southern Baptist Convention
Adherents33.6%11.0%8.5%8.4%6.0%
Congregations3.4%6.9%6.9%6.9%6.9%
NameEpiscopal ChurchAssemblies of GodUnited Methodist ChurchChurch of the NazareneOther
Adherents5.0%4.7%4.1%3.7%15.0%
Congregations3.4%13.8%6.9%3.4%41.4%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 8
Jefferson County:

2.74 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Jefferson County:

1.37 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Jefferson County:

3.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 45
Here:

15.43 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.26 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.9%
Washington:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Jefferson County:

20.8%
Washington:

25.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.2%
State:

13.9%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 7$28,036$48,0620$0
Other Government Administration 15$49,322$39,4580$0
Judicial and Legal 6$34,220$68,4400$0
Police Protection - Officers 71$68,216$11,5290$0
Streets and Highways 7$30,914$52,9950$0
Sewerage 4$20,314$60,9420$0
Parks and Recreation 6$22,754$45,50820$22,354
Water Supply 7$32,068$54,9740$0
Local Libraries 2$9,590$57,54018$28,488
Other and Unallocable 16$26,086$19,5650$0
Totals for Government 141$321,520$27,36338$50,842

Port Townsend government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - General: $337,000 ($36.59)
    Parks & Recreation: $123,000 ($13.36)
    Regular Highways: $14,000 ($1.52)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,128,000 ($122.48)
    Water Utilities: $788,000 ($85.56)
    General - Other: $755,000 ($81.98)
    Sewerage: $711,000 ($77.20)
    Health Services - Other: $562,000 ($61.02)
    Central Staff Services: $540,000 ($58.63)
    Solid Waste Management: $468,000 ($50.81)
    Financial Administration: $453,000 ($49.19)
    Parks & Recreation: $448,000 ($48.64)
    Libraries: $408,000 ($44.30)
    Housing & Community Development: $377,000 ($40.93)
    Fire Protection: $324,000 ($35.18)
    Regular Highways: $283,000 ($30.73)
    General Public Buildings: $228,000 ($24.76)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $172,000 ($18.68)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $158,000 ($17.16)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $1,443,000 ($156.68)
    Regular Highways: $1,276,000 ($138.55)
    Sewerage: $634,000 ($68.84)
    General - Other: $211,000 ($22.91)
    Parks & Recreation: $65,000 ($7.06)
    Libraries: $64,000 ($6.95)
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $29,000 ($3.15)
    Fire Protection: $21,000 ($2.28)
    Financial Administration: $19,000 ($2.06)
    Police Protection: $19,000 ($2.06)
    Central Staff: $6,000 ($0.65)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $4,157,000 ($451.36)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $362,000 ($39.31)

Port Townsend government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,939,000 ($210.53)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,223,000 ($132.79)
    All Other: $754,000 ($81.87)
    Parks & Recreation: $129,000 ($14.01)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $37,000 ($4.02)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $94,000 ($10.21)
  • Miscellaneous - Property Sale Other: $2,187,000 ($237.46)
    Interest Earnings: $487,000 ($52.88)
    General Revenue, NEC: $114,000 ($12.38)
    Rents: $35,000 ($3.80)
    Special Assessments: $13,000 ($1.41)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,275,000 ($247.01)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,428,000 ($155.05)
    General Support: $74,000 ($8.03)
    All Other: $51,000 ($5.54)
    Housing & Community Development: $20,000 ($2.17)
    Health & Hospitals: $1,000 ($0.11)
  • Tax - Property: $1,594,000 ($173.07)
    Total General Sales: $1,347,000 ($146.25)
    NEC: $743,000 ($80.67)
    Other Selective Sales: $576,000 ($62.54)
    Public Utilities: $501,000 ($54.40)

Port Townsend government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $8,446,000 ($917.05)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $2,641,000 ($286.75)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $1,153,000 ($125.19)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $907,000 ($98.48)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $5,277,000 ($572.96)
    Other, NEC: $2,667,000 ($289.58)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $3,169,000 ($344.08)
    Other, NEC: $220,000 ($23.89)

Port Townsend government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $176,000 ($19.11)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $12,217,000 ($1326.49)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $933,000 ($101.30)

6.86% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($50,084 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.86%
Washington average:

6.54%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Kitsap County, WA  0.88% ($47,057 average AGI)
from King County, WA  0.85% ($65,382)
from Clallam County, WA  0.37% ($38,182)


6.26% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,004 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.26%
Washington average:

6.20%

0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($324 average AGI)
Jefferson County:

0.08%
Washington average:

0.14%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to King County, WA  0.91% ($41,679 average AGI)
to Kitsap County, WA  0.72% ($44,360)
to Clallam County, WA  0.61% ($32,411)

Strongest AM radio stations in Port Townsend:

  • KKOL (1300 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KRKO (1380 AM; 50 kW; EVERETT, WA; Owner: S-R BROADCASTING, CO.)
  • KIXI (880 AM; 50 kW; MERCER ISLAND/SEATTL, WA; Owner: BELLEVUE RADIO, INC.)
  • KIRO (710 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KGNW (820 AM; 50 kW; BURIEN-SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KTTH (770 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KOMO (1000 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • KYCW (1090 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KAPS (660 AM; 10 kW; MOUNT VERNON, WA; Owner: VALLEY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KJR (950 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA)
  • KRPI (1550 AM; 50 kW; FERNDALE, WA; Owner: BBC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KARI (550 AM; 25 kW; BLAINE, WA; Owner: WAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KCIS (630 AM; 5 kW; EDMONDS, WA; Owner: CRISTA MINISTRIES)

Strongest FM radio stations in Port Townsend:

  • KISW (99.9 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KISM (92.9 FM; BELLINGHAM, WA; Owner: SAGA BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KQBZ (100.7 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KWPZ (106.5 FM; LYNDEN, WA; Owner: CRISTA MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KAFE (104.3 FM; BELLINGHAM, WA; Owner: SAGA BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • K206CU (89.1 FM; MOUNT VERNON, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KSVR (91.7 FM; MOUNT VERNON, WA; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF SKAGIT VALLEY COLLEGE)
  • KCMS (105.3 FM; EDMONDS, WA; Owner: CRISTA MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KMTT (103.7 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KNDD (107.7 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KYPT (96.5 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KBSG-FM (97.3 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KBKS (106.1 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KING-FM (98.1 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: CLASSIC RADIO, INC.)
  • KLSY-FM (92.5 FM; BELLEVUE, WA; Owner: BELLEVUE RADIO INC.)
  • KPLU-FM (88.5 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: PACIFIC LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY, INC.)
  • KWJZ (98.9 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ORCA RADIO, INC.)
  • KZOK-FM (102.5 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KMPS-FM (94.1 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • K205DD (88.9 FM; BREMERTON, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Port Townsend:

  • KING-TV (Channel 5; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: KING BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KSTW (Channel 11; TACOMA, WA; Owner: UPN TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • KCPQ (Channel 13; TACOMA, WA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION NORTHWEST, INC.)
  • K58DP (Channel 58; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • KOMO-TV (Channel 4; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE TV, L.L.C.)
  • KTWB-TV (Channel 22; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION HOLDINGS, INC.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Port Townsend, Washington:
  • Fatal accident count: 12
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 16
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 9
  • Fatalities: 14
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 26
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Washington average:
  • Fatal accident count: 118
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 178
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 53
  • Fatalities: 126
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 298
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 19
See more detailed statistics of Port Townsend fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 3
Total length: 16 meters (52ft)
Total costs: $28,986,000
Total average daily traffic: 3,726
Total average daily truck traffic: 74
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 6,651

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 68
  • Hazardous Condition: 75
  • Service Call: 21
  • Good Intent Call: 16

Incident types - Port Townsend

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Port Townsend, WA
Most common first names in Port Townsend, WA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John11274.1 years
Robert9875.1 years
William8676.2 years
Mary6880.9 years
James6375.9 years
George5678.6 years
Charles5573.5 years
Helen5282.1 years
Margaret5080.3 years
Dorothy4281.9 years
Most common last names in Port Townsend, WA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson4879.7 years
Smith4678.3 years
Anderson3080.4 years
Brown2779.6 years
Miller2580.3 years
Taylor1666.7 years
Martin1679.8 years
Jones1576.9 years
Peterson1577.7 years
Deleo1280.7 years
Businesses in Port Townsend, WA
NameCountNameCount
DHL1Nike2
FedEx2RadioShack1
H&R Block1Starbucks1
Kroger1Subway1
La-Z-Boy1UPS5
MasterBrand Cabinets1Vons2
McDonald's1YMCA1
New Balance1
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