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Kitsap County, Washington (WA)

County population in 2014: 254,183 (83% urban, 17% rural); it was 231,969 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 49,975
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 16,450
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 58,252
Renter-occupied apartments: 30,795 (it was 28,164 in 2000)
% of renters here:

33%
State:

36%

Land area: 396 sq. mi.

Water area: 170.0 sq. mi.

Population density: 642 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Kitsap County: 108.6 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (23.6%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (10.5%), Educational, health and social services (10.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 48%
  • Government: 11%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 41%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Kitsap County, Washington:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (79.1%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (6.2%)
  • Two or more races (4.8%)
  • Asian alone (4.8%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (2.5%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (1.4%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone (0.9%)
Median resident age:  39.0 years
Washington median age:  37.0 years
Males: 128,699  (50.6%)
Females: 125,484  (49.4%)

Kitsap County,WA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Kitsap County:

2.0 people
Washington:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $62,672 ($46,840 in 1999)

This county:

$62672
Washington:

$58405

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $876 (lower quartile is $665, upper quartile is $1,155)
This county:

$876
State:

$867


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $255,000 (it was $145,200 in 2000)
Kitsap:

$255,000
Washington:

$250,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $179,200 - $369,400

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $332,229
Here:

$332,229
State:

$329,559

Townhouses or other attached units: $263,155
Here:

$263,155
State:

$270,940

In 2-unit structures: $263,621
Here:

$263,621
State:

$280,281

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $441,447
Here:

$441,447
State:

$202,515

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $209,424
Here:

$209,424
State:

$245,538

Mobile homes: $121,313
Here:

$121,313
State:

$98,688

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $53,131
Here:

$53,131
State:

$69,606
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,663
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $492

Institutionalized population: 1,859

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 4
  • Rapes: 106
  • Robberies: 41
  • Assaults: 351
  • Burglaries: 1180
  • Thefts: 2486
  • Auto thefts: 308

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 122
  • Robberies: 40
  • Assaults: 361
  • Burglaries: 1089
  • Thefts: 2506
  • Auto thefts: 339
Kitsap County, WA map from a distance

Health of residents in Kitsap County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.6. This is about average.
81.3% of residents exercised in the past month. This is more than average.
50.0% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
81.5% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average.
72.1% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 198 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 168 pounds. This is more than average.
33.5% of residents keep firearms around their homes. This is more than average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 1105 buildings, average cost: $121,000
  • 2001: 1126 buildings, average cost: $116,200
  • 2002: 1135 buildings, average cost: $117,600
  • 2003: 1376 buildings, average cost: $159,500
  • 2004: 1308 buildings, average cost: $171,400
  • 2007: 1239 buildings, average cost: $213,800
  • 2008: 682 buildings, average cost: $205,600
  • 2009: 552 buildings, average cost: $191,200
  • 2010: 468 buildings, average cost: $203,200
  • 2011: 451 buildings, average cost: $216,800
  • 2012: 634 buildings, average cost: $227,000
  • 2013: 674 buildings, average cost: $236,300
  • 2014: 519 buildings, average cost: $253,600

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,612 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $2,780 (1.1%)

Kitsap County household income distribution in 2009 Kitsap County home values distribution Kitsap County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 11.3%
(10.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 17.5% for Black residents, 15.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 21.8% for American Indian residents, 13.4% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 27.8% for other race residents, 16.3% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 11.3%
Kitsap County:

11.3%
Washington:

14.1%
(10.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 18.7% for Black residents, 14.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 20.1% for American Indian residents, 13.7% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 25.2% for other race residents, 17.2% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 39 years old
(Males: 36 years old, Females: 41 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43 years old, Black residents: 27 years old, American Indian residents: 34 years old, Asian residents: 42 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24 years old, Other race residents: 27 years old)

Area name: Bremerton-Silverdale, WA MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Kitsap County is $623 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $767 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1098 a month.

Cities in this county include: Bremerton, Bainbridge Island, Silverdale, Port Orchard, Bangor Trident Base, Parkwood, Poulsbo, Bangor Base, East Port Orchard, Manchester.

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

2012 air pollution in Kitsap County:

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 4.5 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Significantly below U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: McHenry County, North Dakota , San Juan County , Mineral County, Montana , Walsh County, North Dakota , Ontonagon County, Michigan .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.0%
Washington:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 11,528
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 90.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 25.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 13,180 (61% naturalized citizens)

Kitsap County:

5.7%
Whole state:

10.4%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 1,636
  • 1990 to 1994: 1,962
  • 1985 to 1989: 1,900
  • 1980 to 1984: 1,532
  • 1975 to 1979: 1,520
  • 1970 to 1974: 1,198
  • 1970 to 1974: 1,097
  • 1965 to 1969: 2,335

Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.5 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 77.0%

Kitsap County marital status for males Kitsap County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 61,403
  • One, attached: 3,475
  • Two: 2,957
  • 3 or 4: 3,216
  • 5 to 9: 3,914
  • 10 to 19: 3,454
  • 20 or more: 4,874
  • Mobile homes: 8,923
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 428

Housing units in Kitsap County with a mortgage: 36,343 (4,778 second mortgage, 3,704 home equity loan, 108 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 10,436

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

75.4% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Kitsap County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant33,373118
Other12,37842
Mainline Protestant11,48439
Catholic8,5725
Orthodox1402
Black Protestant841
None185,102-
Kitsap County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 43
Kitsap County:

1.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Here:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 33
This county:

1.39 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 53
Kitsap County:

2.23 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 173
This county:

7.26 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.26 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Kitsap County:

7.9%
Washington:

7.7%

Adult obesity rate:
Kitsap County:

27.6%
State:

25.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.4%
State:

13.9%

Agriculture in Kitsap County:

Average size of farms: 27 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $52,322
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $3247.80
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 56.62%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $54,011
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 25.49%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 9.29%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $41,280
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 89.44%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 8.08
Vegetables: 72 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 57 acres

Earthquake activity:

Kitsap County-area historical earthquake activity is near Washington state average. It is 144% 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 26.2 miles away from Kitsap County 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 36.5 miles away from the county 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 25.1 miles away from the county 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 47.5 miles away from the county 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 44.2 miles away from Kitsap County center
On 2/14/1981 at 06:09:27, a magnitude 5.5 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.5 ML) earthquake occurred 84.8 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), energy magnitude (ME), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • WashingtonSevere Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: December 1, 2007 to December 17, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1734): December 8, 2007, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1734, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • WashingtonSevere Storms, Flooding, Tidal Surge, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: January 27, 2006 to February 4, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1641): May 17, 2006, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1641, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • WashingtonHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3227): September 7, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3227, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • WashingtonSevere Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: October 15, 2003 to October 23, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1499): November 7, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1499, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • WashingtonEarthquake, Incident Period: February 28, 2001 to March 16, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1361): March 1, 2001, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1361, Natural disaster type: Earthquake
  • WashingtonSevere Storms/Flooding/Landslides/Mudslides, Incident Period: March 18, 1997 to March 28, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1172): April 2, 1997, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1172, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • WashingtonSevere Winter Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: December 26, 1996 to February 10, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1159): January 17, 1997, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1159, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood
  • WashingtonSevere Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: January 26, 1996 to February 23, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1100): February 9, 1996, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1100, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • WashingtonHigh Tides, Severe Storm, Incident Period: December 20, 1990 to December 31, 1990, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-896): March 8, 1991, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-896, Natural disaster type: Storm
  • WashingtonFlooding, Severe Storm, Incident Period: November 9, 1990 to December 20, 1990, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-883): November 26, 1990, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-883, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 4 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Kitsap County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 9, Mudslides: 4, Landslides: 3, Earthquakes: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Philippines (39%)
  • Canada (10%)
  • Mexico (6%)
  • United Kingdom (6%)
  • Japan (6%)
  • Korea (4%)
  • Germany (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Kitsap County (%):

  • German (16%)
  • English (10%)
  • Irish (10%)
  • United States or American (7%)
  • Norwegian (7%)
  • Italian (3%)
  • Swedish (3%)

Kitsap County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 70,841 (66%)
  • Carpooled: 15,322 (14%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 1,927 (2%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 13 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 30 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 7,168 (7%)
  • Taxi: 176 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 441 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 616 (1%)
  • Walked: 4,024 (4%)
  • Other means: 1,356 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 4,963 (5%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Kitsap County, Washington in 2000:

  • 2,218 people in military ships
  • 1,851 people in military disciplinary barracks
  • 1,337 people in nursing homes
  • 612 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 541 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 280 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 102 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 60 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 53 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 53 people in military transient quarters for temporary residents
  • 49 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 32 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 15 people in other group homes
  • 13 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 5 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 2 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 2 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 2 people in religious group quarters

People in group quarters in Kitsap County, Washington in 2010:

  • 3,237 people in military ships
  • 2,350 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
  • 1,319 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 657 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 354 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 287 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 133 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 130 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 78 people in military treatment facilities with assigned patients
  • 56 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 39 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 38 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 26 people in college/university student housing
  • 13 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 5 people in maritime/merchant vessels
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $64,493.

8.08% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($44,503 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.08%
Washington average:

6.54%


0.61% of residents moved from foreign countries ($3,008 average AGI)
Kitsap County:

0.61%
Washington average:

0.14%

2.70% relocated from other counties in Washington ($14,814 average AGI)
4.77% relocated from other states ($26,682 average AGI)
Kitsap County:

4.77%
Washington average:

3.33%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from King County, WA  0.80% ($52,090 average AGI)
from Pierce County, WA  0.64% ($41,032)
from San Diego County, CA  0.57% ($42,024)
from Mason County, WA  0.29% ($41,338)
from Snohomish County, WA  0.22% ($47,751)
from Honolulu County, HI  0.16% ($47,248)
from New London County, CT  0.12% ($40,054)


7.49% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($43,661 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.49%
Washington average:

6.20%


0.39% of residents moved to foreign countries ($2,319 average AGI)
Kitsap County:

0.39%
Washington average:

0.14%

3.20% relocated to other counties in Washington ($18,107 average AGI)
3.90% relocated to other states ($23,234 average AGI)
Kitsap County:

3.90%
Washington average:

2.98%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to King County, WA  1.02% ($47,076 average AGI)
to Pierce County, WA  0.75% ($38,774)
to Mason County, WA  0.32% ($37,278)
to San Diego County, CA  0.31% ($41,569)
to Snohomish County, WA  0.26% ($43,117)
to Honolulu County, HI  0.14% ($50,008)
to Jefferson County, WA  0.11% ($47,057)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.6
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 11.8

Births per 1000 population in Kitsap County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 6.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 7.9

Deaths per 1000 population in Kitsap County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.8

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Kitsap County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 13.6%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.7%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Kitsap County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Kitsap County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 33,781 (28,467 aged, 5,314 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 4,271 (7%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Kitsap County, Washington in 1999 - 2014:

  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (2223)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1929)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1790)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1527)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (1267)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (878)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (629)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (506)
  • Pancreas, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (479)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (450)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 0.84
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 7112.630
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 127.960
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 32489.19

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1261.940
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 747.110
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 3.32

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 42.13
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 93.08

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 12.05

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 21.2. This is less than state average.

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 122.1. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 65.3
  • Poisoning - 27.8
  • Suffocation - 18.7
  • Other - 10.3

Household type by relationship:

Households: 242,411
  • In family households: 201,941 (48,002 male householders, 17,818 female householders)
    51,689 spouses, 66,672 children (60,408 natural, 2,071 adopted, 4,193 stepchildren), 3,975 grandchildren, 1,616 brothers or sisters, 1,596 parents, 2,281 other relatives, 6,754 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 40,470 (15,808 male householders (11,515 living alone)), 15,592 female householders (12,966 living alone)), 9,070 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 8,722 (1,859 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 30,237 2-persons, 14,793 3-persons, 12,346 4-persons, 5,171 5-persons, 2,051 6-persons, 1,222 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 24,481 1-person, 5,509 2-persons, 932 3-persons, 324 4-persons, 95 5-persons, 33 6-persons, 26 7-or-more-persons.

44,540 married couples with children.
12,927 single-parent households (3,289 men, 9,638 women).

91.7% of residents of Kitsap County speak English at home.
2.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (73% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
1.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (82% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
3.8% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (63% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (81% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 2% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $2,917,450,000 ($12200 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,690,507,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $813,580,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $182,269,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $7,228,000
Federal grants: $293,687,000
Federal procurement contracts: $542,338,000 ($476,656,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,078,347,000 ($1,046,652,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,614,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $297,357,000
Federal Government insurance: $100,504,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 15,549
Here:

65 per 1000 residents
State:

66 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 9,403
Here:

39 per 1000 residents
State:

38 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +1,278
Here:

+5 per 1000 residents
State:

+21 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +1,651
Here:

+7 per 1000 residents
State:

+13 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Kitsap County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 23.48 millions of gallons per day (75% from ground, 25% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.4
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

3.9

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 1,279
  • 2000 to 2004: 17,135
  • 1990 to 1999: 23,521
  • 1980 to 1989: 16,304
  • 1970 to 1979: 20,386
  • 1960 to 1969: 6,963
  • 1950 to 1959: 4,635
  • 1940 to 1949: 6,761
  • 1939 or earlier: 11,352
Rooms in houses/apartments in Kitsap County, Washington
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 187
  • 2 rooms: 688
  • 3 rooms: 2,005
  • 4 rooms: 4,906
  • 5 rooms: 9,943
  • 6 rooms: 12,915
  • 7 rooms: 12,288
  • 8 rooms: 7,807
  • 9+ rooms: 7,513
  • 1 room: 1,394
  • 2 rooms: 2,572
  • 3 rooms: 4,618
  • 4 rooms: 7,349
  • 5 rooms: 5,932
  • 6 rooms: 3,248
  • 7 rooms: 1,673
  • 8 rooms: 863
  • 9+ rooms: 515
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Kitsap County, Washington
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 243
  • 1 bedroom: 2,145
  • 2 bedrooms: 10,898
  • 3 bedrooms: 31,474
  • 4 bedrooms: 11,452
  • 5+ bedrooms: 2,040
  • no bedroom: 1,724
  • 1 bedroom: 6,719
  • 2 bedrooms: 11,377
  • 3 bedrooms: 6,454
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,565
  • 5+ bedrooms: 325
Cars and other vehicles available in Kitsap County, Washington in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 1,598
  • 1 vehicle: 12,657
  • 2 vehicles: 26,109
  • 3 vehicles: 12,672
  • 4 vehicles: 3,519
  • 5+ vehicles: 1,697
  • no vehicle: 4,237
  • 1 vehicle: 12,071
  • 2 vehicles: 9,117
  • 3 vehicles: 1,871
  • 4 vehicles: 573
  • 5+ vehicles: 295

50% of Kitsap County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 48% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 35% lived in Washington.

Kitsap County:

49.8%
State average:

50.2%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 95989
  • Northeast: 13398
  • Midwest: 29638
  • South: 20977
  • West: 53503

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $123,800


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Kitsap County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (42.7%)
  • Utility gas (27.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (11.5%)
  • Wood (10.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6.8%)
  • Other fuel (1.0%)
  • Electricity (69.1%)
  • Utility gas (19.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5.2%)
  • Wood (4.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.0%)
  • Other fuel (0.6%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 2,439
Here:

8.4%
Washington:

9.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 792
Here:

5.4%
Washington:

7.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,319
Here:

13.2%
Washington:

15.7%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Kitsap County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - General - Other: $14,891,000
    Parks and Recreation: $7,932,000
    Regular Highways: $1,813,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $27,758,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $19,923,000
    General - Other: $17,786,000
    Police Protection: $15,168,000
    Solid Waste Management: $12,085,000
    Correctional Institutions: $11,828,000
    Sewerage: $8,937,000
    Regular Highways: $8,473,000
    Central Staff Services: $7,234,000
    Financial Administration: $4,996,000
    Parks and Recreation: $4,947,000
    Housing and Community Development: $3,750,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,598,000
    Corrections - Other: $960,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $429,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $5,975,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $5,790,000
    Sewerage: $3,224,000
    General - Other: $1,817,000
    Parks and Recreation: $364,000
    Health - Other: $240,000
    Central Staff Services: $157,000
    Police Protection: $93,000
    Solid Waste Management: $25,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $63,898,000

Kitsap County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $13,924,000
    Sewerage: $13,289,000
    All Other: $10,336,000
    Parks and Recreation: $592,000
    Regular Highways: $25,000
    Housing and Community Development: $11,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $2,522,000
    All Other: $681,000
    Natural Resources: $162,000
    Health and Hospitals: $57,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $4,951,000
    Highways: $511,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $4,798,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,422,000
    Rents: $1,353,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,024,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $116,000
    Sale of Property: $108,000
    Special Assessments: $33,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $29,031,000
    All Other: $17,580,000
    Highways: $8,578,000
    Public Welfare: $2,219,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,079,000
    Housing and Community Development: $6,000
  • Tax - Property: $48,800,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $29,150,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $7,217,000
    Other License: $4,347,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,952,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,156,000
    Amusements Sales: $613,000
    Other Selective Sales: $322,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $3,000

Kitsap County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $164,132,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $158,347,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $28,803,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $23,018,000

Kitsap County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,819,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $116,771,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,257,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 4,163
  • Number of aged recipients: 308
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 3,855
  • Number of recipients under 18: 509
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 3,095
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 559
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 1,177
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 2,271
Kitsap County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Kitsap County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 50 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1,494$236,0471,102$259,7688,466$234,218404$114,7235$1,510,000585$214,966544$165,743
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED86$234,512106$250,708667$249,33659$83,7291$13,908,00054$205,70448$143,167
APPLICATIONS DENIED152$217,908191$244,6342,359$254,941215$112,7773$631,667222$199,468203$145,936
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN149$229,289176$273,0061,686$244,74668$137,8092$277,500137$205,87694$158,702
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS19$214,00031$250,129422$239,89832$139,2810$033$233,18221$145,333
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 48 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED117$276,769123$274,8212$211,0000$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED55$278,03667$278,1796$246,5002$280,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED28$301,14345$271,8221$240,0000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN13$281,46210$337,6000$01$225,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$237,0003$284,3330$00$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Kitsap County, WA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John86975.2 years
William72175.5 years
Robert71071.4 years
Mary66178.4 years
James60672.4 years
George45376.6 years
Charles42975.1 years
Helen37180.9 years
Margaret35579.6 years
Dorothy35178.2 years
Most common last names in Kitsap County, WA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson37577.7 years
Smith31977.0 years
Anderson22677.4 years
Jones19674.6 years
Brown16975.3 years
Miller15175.3 years
Nelson15178.3 years
Peterson13878.9 years
Davis13875.7 years
Williams13175.3 years
Businesses in Kitsap County, WA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven4Little Caesars Pizza2
AT&T2Lowe's3
Ace Hardware3Macy's2
Aeropostale1Marriott1
Albertsons6MasterBrand Cabinets6
American Eagle Outfitters1Mazda1
Applebee's1McDonald's12
Arby's2Men's Wearhouse1
Ashley Furniture1Motherhood Maternity2
AutoZone3New Balance6
Barnes & Noble1Nike28
Baskin-Robbins2Nissan1
Bath & Body Works1Office Depot2
Best Western1OfficeMax1
Big O Tires1Old Navy1
Blockbuster3Olive Garden1
Budget Car Rental1Outback1
Burger King7Outback Steakhouse1
Catherines1Pac Sun1
Chevrolet2Papa John's Pizza3
Chuck E. Cheese's1Payless3
Cinnabon 1Penske2
Cold Stone Creamery2PetSmart1
Comfort Inn1Pier 1 Imports1
Costco1Pizza Hut4
Curves5Quality1
DHL2Quiznos4
Dairy Queen5RadioShack4
Days Inn1Red Lobster1
Dennys1Red Robin1
Discount Tire1Rite Aid7
Domino's Pizza3Rue211
Eddie Bauer1SAS Shoes2
Famous Footwear1Safeway3
Fashion Bug1Sears2
FedEx32Sephora1
Firestone Complete Auto Care2Spencer Gifts1
Ford2Sprint Nextel4
Forever 211Staples2
GNC7Starbucks17
GameStop3Subaru1
Gap1Subway20
Gymboree1Super 81
H&R Block7T-Mobile7
Hilton1T.J.Maxx1
Holiday Inn1Taco Bell6
Hollister Co.1Target1
Home Depot2The Room Place2
Honda1Toyota1
Hot Topic1Toys"R"Us2
IHOP1Trader Joe's1
JCPenney1True Value2
Jack In The Box3U-Haul9
Jamba Juice1UPS31
Jones New York2Vans3
Journeys1Verizon Wireless4
KFC4Victoria's Secret1
Kincaid1Volkswagen1
Kohl's1Vons5
Kroger7Walgreens3
La-Z-Boy1Walmart3
Lane Bryant1Wendy's2
Lane Furniture3YMCA3
LensCrafters1

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