Poulsbo, Washington

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Population in 2019: 11,168 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +63.9%
Males: 4,990  (44.7%)
Females: 6,178  (55.3%)
Median resident age:

42.9 years
Washington median age:

37.9 years

Zip codes: 98370.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $77,488 (it was $38,875 in 2000)
Poulsbo:

$77,488
WA:

$78,687

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $39,145 (it was $20,649 in 2000)

Poulsbo city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $413,591 (it was $154,200 in 2000)
Poulsbo:

$413,591
WA:

$387,600

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $390,731; detached houses: $404,794; townhouses or other attached units: $517,112; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $49,613; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $133,130; mobile homes: $171,548

Median gross rent in 2019: $1,553.

March 2019 cost of living index in Poulsbo: 113.5 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 7.5%
(6.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 7.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 44.4% for American Indian residents, 26.5% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Poulsbo, WA (2019)
    • 8,44878.0%White alone
    • 1,14310.6%Hispanic
    • 5244.8%Two or more races
    • 4424.1%Asian alone
    • 1501.4%Black alone
    • 870.8%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 110.1%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Washington and other state lists, there were 13 registered sex offenders living in Poulsbo, Washington as of June 19, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Poulsbo is 776 to 1.


Crime rates in Poulsbo by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(21.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
14
(181.3)
8
(101.0)
7
(87.6)
8
(96.7)
2
(23.8)
3
(32.1)
2
(21.2)
6
(63.6)
4
(41.8)
0
(0.0)
5
(49.0)
6
(56.6)
7
(64.3)
6
(53.8)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(12.9)
1
(12.6)
3
(37.5)
5
(60.5)
3
(35.8)
4
(42.8)
8
(84.9)
4
(42.4)
3
(31.4)
2
(20.4)
3
(29.4)
2
(18.9)
1
(9.2)
5
(44.8)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
12
(155.4)
19
(239.9)
32
(400.5)
31
(374.8)
26
(310.0)
16
(171.2)
12
(127.3)
9
(95.5)
8
(83.6)
7
(71.4)
11
(107.9)
10
(94.3)
11
(101.0)
8
(71.7)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
45
(582.7)
51
(644.0)
44
(550.6)
54
(652.9)
41
(488.9)
48
(513.7)
81
(859.1)
44
(466.6)
28
(292.7)
55
(560.7)
37
(362.8)
48
(452.8)
34
(312.3)
48
(430.3)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
243
(3,146)
232
(2,930)
257
(3,216)
260
(3,144)
241
(2,874)
261
(2,793)
272
(2,885)
221
(2,344)
208
(2,174)
279
(2,844)
242
(2,373)
284
(2,679)
182
(1,672)
196
(1,757)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
22
(284.9)
8
(101.0)
2
(25.0)
1
(12.1)
3
(35.8)
6
(64.2)
13
(137.9)
13
(137.9)
9
(94.1)
17
(173.3)
15
(147.1)
27
(254.7)
11
(101.0)
21
(188.3)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
6
(75.8)
0
(0.0)
2
(24.2)
1
(11.9)
2
(21.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(10.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(19.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(9.2)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index369.4302.9330.6342.9243.9225.6296.9220.2174.6187.3201.7229.1171.2186.3

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Poulsbo, WA

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 25 (18 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.61
Washington average:

1.44
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Ancestries: German (8.7%), American (6.7%), English (6.6%), Irish (6.4%), European (6.0%), Norwegian (6.0%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Incorporated in 1908

Elevation: 15 feet

Land area: 3.21 square miles.

Population density: 3,478 people per square mile   (average).

Poulsbo, Washington map

848 residents are foreign born (2.8% Latin America, 1.3% Asia, 1.1% Europe).

This city:

7.8%
Washington:

14.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $3,663 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $3,694 (0.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Shoreline, WA (14.0 miles , pop. 53,025).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Seattle, WA (16.3 miles , pop. 563,374).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (969.9 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Keyport, WA (1.6 miles ),
Suquamish, WA (1.9 miles ),
Bangor Trident Base, WA (1.9 miles ),
Bangor Base, WA (1.9 miles ),
Lofall, WA (2.3 miles ),
Indianola, WA (2.3 miles ),
Silverdale, WA (2.4 miles ),
Bainbridge Island, WA (2.7 miles )

Latitude: 47.74 N, Longitude: 122.64 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): Little Norway

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,960 (+27.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,329 (25.3%)

Area code: 360

Distribution of median household income in Poulsbo, WA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Poulsbo, WA in 2019
Poulsbo satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.0%
Washington:

5.9%
Historical population in Poulsbo, WA
Historical housing units in Poulsbo, WA

Population change in the 1990s: +1,722 (+33.8%).
Most common industries in Poulsbo, WA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (10.0%)
  • Educational services (9.4%)
  • Construction (7.5%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (7.3%)
  • Health care (7.3%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (5.5%)
  • Public administration (4.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (13.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (8.5%)
  • Educational services (5.7%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (5.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.5%)
  • Public administration (4.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (13.1%)
  • Health care (12.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.2%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (5.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.0%)
  • Public administration (5.0%)
Most common occupations in Poulsbo, WA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.8%)
  • Computer specialists (3.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Computer specialists (5.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.9%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Cashiers (5.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.9%)

Average climate in Poulsbo, Washington

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Poulsbo, Washington environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 80.2. This is about average.

City:

80.2
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.213. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 10.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.213
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 10.6. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 17.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.6
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.650. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.650
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 20.7. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 19.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

20.7
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 20.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

20.3
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.83. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 3.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.83
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2001 was 0.00495. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 14.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00495
U.S.:

0.00984

Earthquake activity:

Poulsbo-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Washington state average. It is 1248% 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 34.5 miles away from the city center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.8 MD, Depth: 32.2 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 41.0 miles away from Poulsbo center
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.5 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.8 MW) earthquake occurred 45.0 miles away from the city 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 32.5 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 54.6 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 42.1 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 Kitsap County (15) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
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, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Poulsbo topographic map

Main business address for: POPE RESOURCES LTD PARTNERSHIP (FORESTRY).

Hospitals and medical centers in Poulsbo:

  • MARTHA AND MARY HEALTH SERVICE (19160 FRONT STREET NORTHEAST)
  • MARTHA AND MARY NURSING HOME (19160 FRONT ST NE)
  • OLYMPIC PENINSULA KIDNEY CENTER - NORTH (19472 POWDER HILL PL STE 100)

located in Poulsbo:

Amtrak stations near Poulsbo:

  • 13 miles: EDMONDS (211 RAILROAD AVE.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 18 miles: SEATTLE (303 S. JACKSON ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

College/University in Poulsbo:

  • Northwest College of Art & Design (Full-time enrollment: 115; Location: 16301 Creative Dr NE; Private, for-profit; Website: www.ncad.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Poulsbo:

  • Olympic College (about 12 miles; Bremerton, WA; Full-time enrollment: 6,158)
  • Shoreline Community College (about 14 miles; Shoreline, WA; FT enrollment: 5,026)
  • Seattle Pacific University (about 15 miles; Seattle, WA; FT enrollment: 3,897)
  • Seattle Community College-North Campus (about 15 miles; Seattle, WA; FT enrollment: 4,220)
  • Edmonds Community College (about 16 miles; Lynnwood, WA; FT enrollment: 7,271)
  • University of Washington-Seattle Campus (about 17 miles; Seattle, WA; FT enrollment: 39,445)
  • Seattle Central College (about 18 miles; Seattle, WA; FT enrollment: 5,825)

Public high schools in Poulsbo:

Private high school in Poulsbo:

  • WEST SOUND ACADEMY (Students: 79, Location: 16571 CREATIVE DR NE, Grades: 6-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Poulsbo:

Private elementary/middle schools in Poulsbo:

  • GATEWAY CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS (Students: 124, Location: 705 NE LINCOLN, Grades: KG-8)
  • SILVERWOOD SCHOOL (Students: 65, Location: 14000 CENTRAL VALLEY RD, Grades: 1-6)
  • POULSBO ADVENTIST SCHOOL (Students: 15, Location: 1700 NE LINCOLN RD, Grades: 1-7)
See full list of schools located in Poulsbo

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Poulsbo: Port of Poulsbo (A), Liberty Bay Marina (B), Poulsbo Yacht Club (C), Liberty Shores Assisted Living Facility (D), Montclair Park Assisted Living and Memory Care Community (E), Poulsbo Police Department (F), Poulsbo Fire Department (G), Poulsbo City Hall (H), Poulsbo Municipal Court (I), Poulsbo Library (J). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Poulsbo: POPE RESOURCES LTD PARTNERSHIP (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Poulsbo include: Poulsbo Seventh Day Adventist Church (A), Christ Memorial Church (B), North Point Church (C), First Lutheran Church of Poulsbo (D), Saint Olaf's Catholic Church (E), Liberty Bay Presbyterian Church (F), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: First Lutheran Church Cemetery (1), Poulsbo Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Marine Science Center (Museums; 18743 Front Street Northeast).

Hotels: Christopher's at the Inn (26069 Big Valley Road Northeast), Manor Farm Inn (26069 Big Valley Road Northeast), Poulsbo Inn 18680 Hy 305 (18680 State Highway 305 Northeast), Holiday Inn Express (19801 7th Avenue Northeast), Poulsbo Inn (18680 State Highway 305 Northeast).

Court: Washington State - State Patrol (22065 Viking Way Northwest).

Kitsap 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 Poulsbo and their reported violations in the past:

DIAMOND POINT (Population served: 728, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2006, Contaminant: Coliform
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
FOUR CORNER GROCERY & DELI (Population served: 221, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In SEP-2013, Contaminant: Coliform
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2005, Contaminant: Coliform
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In FEB-2005, Contaminant: Coliform
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
AGATE WEST (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 18 regular monitoring violations
COUNTRY MEADOWS (Population served: 90, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2004, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2006)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 80 regular monitoring violations

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

  • AVELLANA WATER (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • CAMP DAVID (Population served: 53, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • BRIANWOOD (Population served: 48, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • ASHLEY LANE (Population served: 34, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
Washington:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

59.5%
Whole state:

64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

5.8%
Whole state:

7.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Poulsbo in 2010:

  • 267 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 6 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 4 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Poulsbo in 2000:

  • 176 people in nursing homes
  • 87 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 3 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Banks with most branches in Poulsbo (2011 data):

  • Timberland Bank: Poulsbo Branch at 20464 Viking Avenue, branch established on 1999/10/18. Info updated 2008/07/15: Bank assets: $731.3 mil, Deposits: $589.4 mil, headquarters in Hoquiam, WA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 22 total offices, Holding Company: Timberland Bancorp, Inc.
  • Columbia State Bank: Poulsbo Branch at 20148 10th Avenue Ne, Suite B, branch established on 1995/08/14. 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.
  • Washington Federal: Poulsbo Branch at 18960 Hwy 305 N #104, branch established on 1994/06/21. Info updated 2011/12/19: Bank assets: $13,653.0 mil, Deposits: $8,905.8 mil, headquarters in Seattle, WA, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 174 total offices
  • KeyBank National Association: Poulsbo Keycenter Branch at 19735 10th Ave Ne, branch established on 2001/12/26. Info updated 2008/03/03: Bank assets: $86,198.8 mil, Deposits: $64,214.8 mil, headquarters in Cleveland, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1067 total offices, Holding Company: Keycorp
  • Union Bank, National Association: Poulsbo Branch at 19950 Seventh Avenue Northeast, branch established on 1980/01/02. 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.
  • Kitsap Bank: Poulsbo Branch at 19725 7th Avenue Northeast, branch established on 1979/04/16. 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.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Poulsbo Branch at 19044 Ne Jensen Way, 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
  • AmericanWest Bank: Poulsbo Branch at 18960 State Highway 305, Suite 100, branch established on 2000/04/06. Info updated 2011/12/12: Bank assets: $2,274.6 mil, Deposits: $1,889.1 mil, headquarters in Spokane, WA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 76 total offices, Holding Company: Skbhc Holdings Llc
  • Liberty Bay Bank: at 19917 Seventh Avenue Ne, branch established on 2009/06/11. Info updated 2011/07/07: Bank assets: $52.2 mil, Deposits: $45.2 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1 total offices
  • 3 other banks with 3 local branches

For population 15 years and over in Poulsbo:

Marital status in Poulsbo, WA
  • Never married: 22.8%
  • Now married: 56.7%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 7.6%
  • Divorced: 12.2%

For population 25 years and over in Poulsbo:

  • High school or higher: 96.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 41.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 15.9%
  • Unemployed: 5.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.3
Washington average:

11.4

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Poulsbo
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Poulsbo, WA (based on Kitsap County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant33,373118
Other12,37842
Mainline Protestant11,48439
Catholic8,5725
Orthodox1402
Black Protestant841
None185,102-
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: 43
Here:

1.81 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
This county:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 33
Kitsap County:

1.39 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 53
Here:

2.23 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 173
Here:

7.26 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

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:
Kitsap County:

11.4%
State:

13.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

49.2%
Washington:

49.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

45.4%
State:

45.8%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.4
Washington:

28.4

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

22.1%
State:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

10.8%
Washington:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Poulsbo:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

33.7%
State:

32.6%

General health condition:
Poulsbo:

54.6%
Washington:

55.9%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

77.0%
State:

79.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Poulsbo, WA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other and Unallocable 20$111,812$67,0870$0
Police Protection - Officers 18$141,690$94,4600$0
Financial Administration 10$57,408$68,8900$0
Sewerage 9$48,942$65,2560$0
Other Government Administration 9$56,878$75,8370$0
Parks and Recreation 5$29,970$71,9286$9,910
Judicial and Legal 5$29,688$71,2510$0
Water Supply 5$23,998$57,5950$0
Police - Other 4$19,502$58,5060$0
Solid Waste Management 4$20,000$60,0000$0
Streets and Highways 2$14,636$87,8160$0
Totals for Government 91$554,524$73,1246$9,910

Poulsbo government finances - Expenditure in 2018 (per resident):

  • Construction - Parks and Recreation: $535,000 ($47.90)
    Regular Highways: $529,000 ($47.37)
    Police Protection: $434,000 ($38.86)
    General - Other: $134,000 ($12.00)
    Central Staff Services: $27,000 ($2.42)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $9,000 ($0.81)
    Libraries: $5,000 ($0.45)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $2,999,000 ($268.54)
    Sewerage: $1,553,000 ($139.06)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,546,000 ($138.43)
    Financial Administration: $1,395,000 ($124.91)
    General - Other: $1,297,000 ($116.14)
    Regular Highways: $1,186,000 ($106.20)
    Water Utilities: $932,000 ($83.45)
    Central Staff Services: $838,000 ($75.04)
    Natural Resources - Other: $821,000 ($73.51)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $653,000 ($58.47)
    Parks and Recreation: $354,000 ($31.70)
    Housing and Community Development: $296,000 ($26.50)
    General Public Buildings: $261,000 ($23.37)
    Health - Other: $92,000 ($8.24)
    Correctional Institutions: $53,000 ($4.75)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $45,000 ($4.03)
    Libraries: $29,000 ($2.60)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $11,000 ($0.98)
    Parking Facilities: $3,000 ($0.27)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $348,000 ($31.16)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Sewerage: $1,374,000 ($123.03)
    Other - Solid Waste Management: $561,000 ($50.23)
    Other - Water Utilities: $311,000 ($27.85)
    Other - Correctional Institutions: $270,000 ($24.18)
    Other - Regular Highways: $265,000 ($23.73)
    Other - Health - Other: $188,000 ($16.83)
    Other - General - Other: $125,000 ($11.19)
    Other - Parks and Recreation: $5,000 ($0.45)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $2,492,000 ($223.14)
    Water Utilities: $1,499,000 ($134.22)
    Natural Resources - Other: $494,000 ($44.23)
    Solid Waste Management: $273,000 ($24.44)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $7,049,000 ($631.18)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $2,000 ($0.18)

Poulsbo government finances - Revenue in 2018 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $5,265,000 ($471.44)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,899,000 ($170.04)
    Other: $930,000 ($83.27)
    Parks and Recreation: $443,000 ($39.67)
    Natural Resources - Other: $72,000 ($6.45)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $5,000 ($0.45)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $436,000 ($39.04)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $2,053,000 ($183.83)
    Sale of Property: $905,000 ($81.04)
    Rents: $151,000 ($13.52)
    Fines and Forfeits: $149,000 ($13.34)
    Donations From Private Sources: $73,000 ($6.54)
    General Revenue - Other: $27,000 ($2.42)
    Interest Earnings: $0 ($0.00)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,847,000 ($165.38)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $444,000 ($39.76)
    Highways: $237,000 ($21.22)
    General Local Government Support: $147,000 ($13.16)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,856,000 ($345.27)
    Property: $2,351,000 ($210.51)
    Public Utilities Sales: $2,058,000 ($184.28)
    Other License: $1,488,000 ($133.24)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $795,000 ($71.19)
    Other Selective Sales: $157,000 ($14.06)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $144,000 ($12.89)
    Amusements Sales: $101,000 ($9.04)

Poulsbo government finances - Debt in 2018 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,927,000 ($1515.67)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,944,000 ($1427.65)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,045,000 ($183.11)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,061,000 ($95.00)

8.66% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($60,288 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.66%
Washington average:

7.39%

0.34% of residents moved from foreign countries ($2,222 average AGI)
Kitsap County:

0.34%
Washington average:

0.11%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from King County, WA  1.08% ($92,806 average AGI)
from Pierce County, WA  0.77% ($51,925)
from Snohomish County, WA  0.33% ($55,364)


7.45% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($54,640 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.45%
Washington average:

6.40%

0.27% of residents moved to foreign countries ($2,234 average AGI)
Kitsap County:

0.27%
Washington average:

0.13%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to King County, WA  0.95% ($64,557 average AGI)
to Pierce County, WA  0.93% ($50,871)
to Mason County, WA  0.37% ($46,021)
Businesses in Poulsbo, WA
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Nike6
Albertsons1OfficeMax1
Burger King1Payless1
Curves1Penske1
Dairy Queen1Quiznos1
Domino's Pizza1Rite Aid1
FedEx8SAS Shoes1
GNC1Sprint Nextel1
GameStop1Starbucks2
H&R Block1Subway4
Holiday Inn1Taco Bell1
Home Depot1True Value1
KFC1U-Haul2
MasterBrand Cabinets2UPS3
McDonald's1Vans1
New Balance3Walmart1

Strongest AM radio stations in Poulsbo:

  • KKOL (1300 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KGNW (820 AM; 50 kW; BURIEN-SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KOMO (1000 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • KIRO (710 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KLFE (1590 AM; 10 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KIXI (880 AM; 50 kW; MERCER ISLAND/SEATTL, WA; Owner: BELLEVUE RADIO, INC.)
  • KTTH (770 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KYCW (1090 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KRKO (1380 AM; 50 kW; EVERETT, WA; Owner: S-R BROADCASTING, CO.)
  • KCIS (630 AM; 5 kW; EDMONDS, WA; Owner: CRISTA MINISTRIES)
  • KJR (950 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA)
  • KNWX (1210 AM; 28 kW; AUBURN-FEDERAL WAY, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KKNW (1150 AM; 10 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ORCA RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Poulsbo:

  • KQBZ (100.7 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KISW (99.9 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KCMS (105.3 FM; EDMONDS, WA; Owner: CRISTA MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • K205DD (88.9 FM; BREMERTON, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KRWM (106.9 FM; BREMERTON, WA; Owner: SEASCAPE RADIO, 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.)
  • KUOW (94.9 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON)
  • KEXP-FM (90.3 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON BOARD OF REGENTS)
  • KJR-FM (95.7 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ACKERLEY MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KUBE (93.3 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ACKERLEY MEDIA GROUP, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Poulsbo:

  • 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.)
  • KOMO-TV (Channel 4; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE TV, L.L.C.)
  • K58DP (Channel 58; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • KIRO-TV (Channel 7; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: KIRO-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KTWB-TV (Channel 22; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KCTS-TV (Channel 9; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: KCTS TELEVISION)
  • K57HB (Channel 57; EUREKA, CA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KONG-TV (Channel 16; EVERETT, WA; Owner: KONG-TV, INC.)
  • K68DL (Channel 68; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KHCV (Channel 45; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: NORTH PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KWPX (Channel 33; BELLEVUE, WA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • KTBW-TV (Channel 20; TACOMA, WA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING OF WASHINGTON)
  • KWDK (Channel 56; TACOMA, WA; Owner: PUGET SOUND EDUCATIONAL TV, INC.)
  • K54AO (Channel 54; BREMERTON, WA; Owner: KIRO-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
Poulsbo fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
See more detailed statistics of Poulsbo fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 10Number of bridges
  • 82ft / 24.7mTotal length
  • $12,761,000Total costs
  • 207,813Total average daily traffic
  • 10,933Total average daily truck traffic
  • 122,125Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic
New bridges in Poulsbo, WA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21980-1989
  • 61990-1999
  • 22000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Poulsbo, WA
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
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 ORIGINATED51$287,99838$229,652160$238,7958$131,8051$142,3308$202,8291$42,640
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$348,1573$164,11019$263,4341$150,6300$02$203,5202$84,180
APPLICATIONS DENIED3$267,3004$183,17038$274,5102$260,8400$03$241,4573$164,110
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN6$295,0836$236,56546$257,5172$122,3900$06$145,0951$42,640
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$174,4501$119,6208$241,3190$00$01$57,6000$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0905.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED7$275,0014$300,8530$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$224,2902$219,3051$117,960
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$343,6352$420,0550$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$334,5000$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0905.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Poulsbo, WA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Poulsbo, WA - Value

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 73. The highest number of reported fires - 147 took place in 2006, and the least - 20 in 2012. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Poulsbo, WA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (49.5%), and Outside Fires (33.3%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Poulsbo, WA
    • 57949.5%Structure Fires
    • 38933.3%Outside Fires
    • 18015.4%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 211.8%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Poulsbo, WA
Most common first names in Poulsbo, WA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John11977.5 years
Robert9874.6 years
Mary9378.4 years
William9278.0 years
James7274.3 years
Charles5777.7 years
Helen5683.3 years
George5477.7 years
Dorothy5379.9 years
Donald4774.1 years
Most common last names in Poulsbo, WA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson4580.3 years
Smith3779.8 years
Anderson3683.9 years
Olson2780.4 years
Jensen2684.7 years
Olsen2479.2 years
Nelson2379.7 years
Peterson2283.8 years
Brown2182.3 years
Williams2078.4 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Poulsbo, WA
  • 56.8%Utility gas
  • 38.2%Electricity
  • 2.1%Wood
  • 1.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.8%No fuel used
  • 0.6%Other fuel
  • 0.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Poulsbo, WA
  • 82.9%Electricity
  • 16.2%Utility gas
  • 0.5%No fuel used
  • 0.4%Wood


Poulsbo compared to Washington state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Poulsbo on our top lists:

  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people taking a ferryboat to work (population 5,000+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Other Northern Africa (population 500+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: construction (population 5,000+)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest average weight of females"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
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