Port Orchard, Washington

Port Orchard is a ceety in an the coonty seat o Kitsap Coonty, Washington, United States.[5] It is locatit 13 mile due wast o West Seattle an connectit tae Seattle an Vashon Island via the Washington State Ferries run tae Southworth. It is namit efter Port Orchard, the strait that separates Bainbridge Island frae the Kitsap Peninsula.

Port Orchard, Washington
Location o Port Orchard, Washington
Location o Port Orchard, Washington
Coordinates: 47°31′54″N 122°38′18″W / 47.53167°N 122.63833°W / 47.53167; -122.63833Coordinates: 47°31′54″N 122°38′18″W / 47.53167°N 122.63833°W / 47.53167; -122.63833
KintraUnitit States
 • Total22.07 km2 (8.52 sq mi)
 • Laund18.75 km2 (7.24 sq mi)
 • Water3.32 km2 (1.28 sq mi)
22 m (72 ft)
 • Total11,144
 • Estimate 
 • Density594.3/km2 (1539.2/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-8 (Paceefic (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP codes
Area code(s)360
FIPS code53-55785
GNIS feature ID1512580[4]
The Olympic Mountains, visible leukin wast frae Port Orchard.

The population wis 11,144 at the 2010 census. The Washington State Office of Financial Management's 2012 estimate placit the population at 11,780.


The Port Orchard aurie wis first settled in 1854 bi Wiliam Renton an Daniel Howard, who set up a saw mill thare.[6] The toun that wis tae become Port Orchard was oreeginally plattit in 1886 bi Frederick Stevens, who namit the new location efter his faither, Sidney. The toun o Sidney was incorporatit September 15, 1890, an wis the first in Kitsap Coonty tae be baith plattit an incorporatit. Shortly thareefter, the U.S. Navy socht a suitable location for anither installation on the wast coast, an foond it wi the assistance o Sidney's residents in Orchard Bay (this installation wad later become the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard).

The coonty seat wis oreeginally in Port Madison, but muivit efter a popular vote tae Sidney in 1892. In Dizember o that same year, the residents o Sidney petitioned baith the state legislatur an the Post Office Department tae rename the ceety tae "Port Orchard." The legislatur refused, as Charleston (nou West Bremerton) haed requestit that name an aw. The Post Office Department, housomeivver, went throu wi the name chynge, an as a result the Port Orchard post office endit up in Sidney, an the Charleston post office endit up in Port Orchard. It wisna till 1903 that local politeecian Will Thompson convincit the state legislatur tae correct this confusin situation, an relocatit the Charleston post office tae Charleston, at the same time renamin Sidney tae "Port Orchard," as it is kent the day.


Port Orchard is locatit at 47°31′54″N 122°38′18″W / 47.53167°N 122.63833°W / 47.53167; -122.63833 (47.531563, -122.638405).[7]

Accordin tae the United States Census Bureau, the ceety haes a total aurie o 8.52 square mile (22.07 km2), o which, 7.24 square mile (18.75 km2) is laund an 1.28 square mile (3.32 km2) is watter.[1]


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 201111,3331.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]
Historical Population 1890-2000[9]
2011 estimate[10]

As o 2000 the median income for a hoosehauld in the ceety wis $34,020, an the median income for a faimily wis $41,946. Males haed a median income of $33,610 versus $25,739 for females. The per caipita income for the ceety wis $16,382. Aboot 10.9% o faimilies an 12.9% o the population wur belaw the poverty line, includin 17.2% o those unner age 18 an 9.1% o those age 65 or ower.

2010 censusEedit

As o the census[2] o 2010, thare wur 11,144 fowk, 4,278 hoosehaulds, an 2,726 faimilies residing in the city. The population densitie wis 1,539.2 inhabitants per square mile (594.3/km2). Thare wur 4,630 hoosin units at a average densitie o 639.5 per square mile (246.9/km2). The racial makup o the ceety wis 80.8% White, 3.4% African American, 1.3% Native American, 5.8% Asie, 1.4% Paceefic Islander, 1.0% frae ither races, an 6.4% frae twa or mair races. Hispanic or Latino o ony race wur 6.6% o the population.

Thare wur 4,278 hoosehaulds o which 33.0% haed childer unner the age o 18 livin wi thaim, 45.7% wur marriet couples livin thegither, 13.3% haed a female hoosehaulder wi nae husband present, 4.6% haed a male hoosehaulder wi nae wife present, an 36.3% wur nan-faimilies. 27.7% o aw hoosehaulds wur made up o indwallers an 9.5% haed someane livin alane who wis 65 years o age or aulder. The average hoosehauld size wis 2.43 an the average faimily size wis 2.96.

The median age in the ceety wis 34.5 years. 23.5% o residents wur unner the age o 18; 10.4% wur atween the ages o 18 an 24; 29.1% wur frae 25 tae 44; 23.4% wur frae 45 tae 64; an 13.5% wur 65 years o age or aulder. The gender makup o the ceety wis 50.3% male an 49.7% female.

Notable fowkEedit


  1. a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 19 December 2012.
  2. a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 19 December 2012.
  3. "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 1 Juin 2013.
  4. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 25 October 2007. Retrieved 31 Januar 2008.
  5. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 7 Juin 2011.
  6. Majors, Harry M. (1975). Exploring Washington. Van Winkle Publishing Co. p. 82. ISBN 978-0-918664-00-6.
  7. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 12 Februar 2011. Retrieved 23 Apryle 2011.
  8. U.S. Decennial Census
  9. Historical Decennial Population 1890-2000
  10. "Table 3. Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places in Washington: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2011 (SUB-EST2011-03-53)" (CSV). United States Census Bureau, Population Division. 30 December 2012. Retrieved 30 December 2012.

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