Port Townsend, Washington

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Population in 2017: 9,551 (92% urban, 8% rural).
Population change since 2000: +14.6%
 
Males: 4,363  (45.7%)
Females: 5,188  (54.3%)
Median resident age:

55.1 years
Washington median age:

37.7 years

Zip codes: 98368.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $53,985 (it was $34,536 in 2000)
Port Townsend:

$53,985
WA:

$70,979

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $35,795 (it was $22,395 in 2000)

Port Townsend city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $353,066 (it was $145,500 in 2000)
Port Townsend:

$353,066
WA:

$339,000

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $417,788; detached houses: $456,453; townhouses or other attached units: $587,162; in 2-unit structures: $433,413; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $81,530; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $374,988; mobile homes: $134,339; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $87,076

Median gross rent in 2017: $995.

March 2019 cost of living index in Port Townsend: 96.1 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 13.4%
(13.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 32.9% for Black residents, 7.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 45.2% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 14.3% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Port Townsend, WA (2017)
    • 8,60089.4%White alone
    • 3283.4%Hispanic
    • 2762.9%Asian alone
    • 2072.2%Two or more races
    • 620.6%Black alone
    • 310.3%American Indian alone
    • 20.02%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of Washington and other state lists, there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Port Townsend, Washington as of August 08, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Port Townsend is 2,392 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Port Townsend by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(10.7)
0
(0.0)
3
(31.2)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
4
(44.8)
1
(10.9)
1
(10.8)
1
(10.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(21.6)
6
(65.1)
4
(43.9)
9
(97.5)
4
(43.1)
3
(32.0)
4
(41.7)
5
(52.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
3
(33.6)
5
(54.6)
4
(43.3)
0
(0.0)
4
(43.4)
1
(10.9)
4
(43.2)
1
(10.8)
1
(11.0)
4
(43.3)
2
(21.5)
1
(10.7)
5
(52.1)
2
(20.8)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
12
(134.4)
13
(142.0)
21
(227.1)
17
(185.6)
12
(130.1)
16
(174.1)
18
(194.5)
11
(119.3)
36
(395.1)
45
(487.5)
28
(301.5)
19
(202.6)
21
(218.8)
19
(197.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
67
(750.4)
125
(1,365)
76
(821.8)
70
(764.1)
74
(802.3)
76
(827.2)
55
(594.2)
55
(596.6)
67
(735.3)
95
(1,029)
71
(764.4)
70
(746.4)
35
(364.7)
33
(343.2)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
415
(4,648)
375
(4,096)
306
(3,309)
301
(3,286)
243
(2,635)
239
(2,601)
203
(2,193)
222
(2,408)
194
(2,129)
241
(2,611)
180
(1,938)
230
(2,453)
130
(1,355)
133
(1,383)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
10
(112.0)
12
(131.1)
5
(54.1)
7
(76.4)
10
(108.4)
17
(185.0)
10
(108.0)
11
(119.3)
11
(120.7)
11
(119.2)
5
(53.8)
6
(64.0)
11
(114.6)
13
(135.2)
Arson
(per 100,000)
2
(22.4)
1
(10.9)
0
(0.0)
4
(43.7)
0
(0.0)
2
(21.8)
2
(21.6)
8
(86.8)
3
(32.9)
3
(32.5)
2
(21.5)
1
(10.7)
1
(10.4)
7
(72.8)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)320.2323.4261.2236.9209.3214.8207.1226.8263.7374.5236.5246.1181.6239.9

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City-data.com crime index in Port Townsend, WA

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 18 (14 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.46
Washington average:

1.42
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Ancestries: German (21.3%), European (7.6%), English (7.5%), American (7.4%), Irish (6.1%), Norwegian (3.3%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Incorporated in 1860

Elevation: 120 feet

Land area: 6.99 square miles.

Population density: 1,366 people per square mile   (low).

Port Townsend, Washington map

634 residents are foreign born (2.6% Europe, 1.1% North America, 0.9% Asia).

This city:

6.6%
Washington:

13.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,571 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,547 (0.7%)

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 )

Latitude: 48.12 N, Longitude: 122.78 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,849 (+19.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,984 (73.4%)

Area code: 360

Distribution of median household income in Port Townsend, WA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Port Townsend, WA in 2017
Port Townsend satellite photo by USGS

Port Townsend tourist attractions:

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

6.7%
Washington:

5.2%
Historical population in Port Townsend, WA
Historical housing units in Port Townsend, WA

Population change in the 1990s: +1,196 (+16.8%).
Most common industries in Port Townsend, WA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (10.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.7%)
  • Educational services (9.7%)
  • Construction (8.2%)
  • Public administration (5.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.2%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (5.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (14.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.8%)
  • Health care (7.7%)
  • Public administration (7.1%)
  • Paper (6.5%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.2%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (6.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (14.1%)
  • Educational services (13.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.1%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (4.3%)
  • Public administration (4.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.2%)
Most common occupations in Port Townsend, WA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.5%)
  • Carpenters (3.6%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (3.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.0%)
  • Registered nurses (2.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.4%)
  • Carpenters (6.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.8%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (3.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.4%)
  • Registered nurses (5.2%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.3%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.1%)

Average climate in Port Townsend, Washington

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Port Townsend, Washington environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 54.7. This is better than average.

City:

54.7
U.S.:

74.2
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.42. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 0.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.42
U.S.:

8.46

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 Port Townsend 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 the city 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 Port Townsend 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 (19) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 18
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 12, Mudslides: 8, Landslides: 7, Winds: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Earthquake: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Tornado: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Port Townsend topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Port Townsend:

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

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 elementary/middle school in Port Townsend:

Private elementary/middle schools in Port Townsend:

  • SUNFIELD SCHOOL (Students: 110, Location: 111 SUNFIELD LN, Grades: PK-8)
  • CEDARBROOK ADVENTIST CHRISTIAN (Students: 19, Location: 461 KENNEDY RD, Grades: KG-8)
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.

Points of interest:

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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).

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.

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

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)
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

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.

For population 15 years and over in Port Townsend:

Marital status in Port Townsend, WA
  • Never married: 24.3%
  • Now married: 46.4%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 7.4%
  • Divorced: 20.7%

For population 25 years and over in Port Townsend:

  • High school or higher: 97.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 51.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 21.3%
  • Unemployed: 7.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.7
Washington average:

11.3

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Port Townsend
Presidential Elections Results

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant2,74719
Catholic1,7861
Other1,49012
Mainline Protestant1,3519
Orthodox1001
None22,398-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs 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
This county:

1.37 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

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

3.09 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

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

15.43 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

8.26 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Jefferson County:

6.9%
Washington:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Jefferson County:

20.8%
Washington:

25.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.2%
Washington:

13.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Port Townsend:

53.9%
State:

49.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

52.5%
Washington:

45.8%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.4
Washington:

28.4

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

18.1%
State:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Port Townsend:

8.7%
Washington:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Port Townsend:

36.9%
Washington:

32.6%

General health condition:
Port Townsend:

58.4%
Washington:

55.9%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

77.6%
Washington:

79.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Port Townsend, WA Residents
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
Police Protection - Officers 71$68,216$11,5290$0
Other and Unallocable 16$26,086$19,5650$0
Other Government Administration 15$49,322$39,4580$0
Financial Administration 7$28,036$48,0620$0
Water Supply 7$32,068$54,9740$0
Streets and Highways 7$30,914$52,9950$0
Parks and Recreation 6$22,754$45,50820$22,354
Judicial and Legal 6$34,220$68,4400$0
Sewerage 4$20,314$60,9420$0
Local Libraries 2$9,590$57,54018$28,488
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Police - Other 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 141$321,520$27,36338$50,842

Port Townsend government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,123,000 ($222.28)
    Parks and Recreation: $919,000 ($96.22)
    Libraries: $257,000 ($26.91)
    Police Protection: $226,000 ($23.66)
    Financial Administration: $85,000 ($8.90)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $2,170,000 ($227.20)
    General - Other: $1,474,000 ($154.33)
    Central Staff Services: $1,390,000 ($145.53)
    Sewerage: $1,356,000 ($141.97)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,199,000 ($125.54)
    Water Utilities: $907,000 ($94.96)
    Financial Administration: $813,000 ($85.12)
    Libraries: $744,000 ($77.90)
    Regular Highways: $363,000 ($38.01)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $326,000 ($34.13)
    General Public Buildings: $129,000 ($13.51)
    Public Welfare - Other: $61,000 ($6.39)
    Housing and Community Development: $24,000 ($2.51)
    Natural Resources - Other: $21,000 ($2.20)
    Correctional Institutions: $10,000 ($1.05)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $793,000 ($83.03)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Local Fire Protection: $828,000 ($86.69)
    Other - Health - Other: $723,000 ($75.70)
    Other - Correctional Institutions: $559,000 ($58.53)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $606,000 ($63.45)
    Sewerage: $161,000 ($16.86)
    Libraries: $72,000 ($7.54)
    Police Protection: $14,000 ($1.47)
    General - Other: $7,000 ($0.73)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $6,205,000 ($649.67)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $35,000 ($3.66)

Port Townsend government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,814,000 ($294.63)
    Other: $154,000 ($16.12)
    Parks and Recreation: $124,000 ($12.98)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $72,000 ($7.54)
    Other: $29,000 ($3.04)
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $486,000 ($50.88)
    Rents: $178,000 ($18.64)
    Fines and Forfeits: $82,000 ($8.59)
    Donations From Private Sources: $63,000 ($6.60)
    General Revenue - Other: $51,000 ($5.34)
    Interest Earnings: $19,000 ($1.99)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,690,000 ($176.94)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $1,498,000 ($156.84)
    Highways: $1,107,000 ($115.90)
    General Local Government Support: $108,000 ($11.31)
    Housing and Community Development: $49,000 ($5.13)
  • Tax - Property: $3,093,000 ($323.84)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,048,000 ($214.43)
    Other Selective Sales: $1,095,000 ($114.65)
    Public Utilities Sales: $878,000 ($91.93)
    Other License: $174,000 ($18.22)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $172,000 ($18.01)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $53,000 ($5.55)

Port Townsend government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $21,147,000 ($2214.11)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,030,000 ($2097.16)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,117,000 ($116.95)

Port Townsend government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,477,000 ($887.55)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $114,000 ($11.94)

9.21% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($77,239 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.21%
Washington average:

7.39%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from King County, WA  1.50% ($116,585 average AGI)
from Kitsap County, WA  0.82% ($67,389)
from Clallam County, WA  0.50% ($37,145)


6.36% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($53,445 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.36%
Washington average:

6.40%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Kitsap County, WA  0.96% ($59,000 average AGI)
to King County, WA  0.70% ($70,255)
to Clallam County, WA  0.67% ($43,478)
Businesses in Port Townsend, WA
NameCountNameCount
DHL1Nike2
FedEx2RadioShack1
H&R Block1Starbucks1
Kroger1Subway1
La-Z-Boy1UPS5
MasterBrand Cabinets1Vons2
McDonald's1YMCA1
New Balance1

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.)

Medal of Honor Recipients

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

Port Townsend fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Port Townsend fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 75ft / 23.4mTotal length
  • $12,913,000Total costs
  • 21,193Total average daily traffic
  • 947Total average daily truck traffic
  • 31,091Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Port Townsend)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 82 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Port Townsend, WA)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 34 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 462 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Port Townsend)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Port Townsend)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 120 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 78. The highest number of fires - 159 took place in 2003, and the least - 9 in 2014. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Port Townsend, WA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (55.3%), and Outside Fires (25.9%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Port Townsend, WA
    • 73555.3%Structure Fires
    • 34425.9%Outside Fires
    • 18614.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 634.7%Other
See full 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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Port Townsend, WA
  • 59.7%Electricity
  • 22.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 8.7%Wood
  • 5.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3.7%Utility gas
  • 0.3%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Port Townsend, WA
  • 83.1%Electricity
  • 7.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.6%No fuel used
  • 1.4%Utility gas
  • 1.2%Wood
  • 0.9%Other fuel


Port Townsend compared to Washington state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below 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 below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Port Townsend on our top lists:

  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of divorced people (15+ years)(population 5,000+)"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: other services, except public administration (population 5,000+)"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of arson incidents per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #75 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: information (population 5,000+)"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest percentage of workers working at home, population 5,000+"
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