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Bremerton, Washington

  •   State: 
    Kitsap County
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    47°34′12″N 122°39′9″W
      Area total: 
    32.17 sq mi
      Area land: 
    28.48 sq mi (73.75 km²)
      Area water: 
    3.69 sq mi (9.56 km²)
    39 ft (12 m)
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Bremerton-Silverdale-Port Orchard, WA
    Pacific Standard Time (PST) UTC-8:00; Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) UTC-7:00
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    Bremerton, Kitsap County, Washington, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    1,530.2 residents per square mile of area (590.8/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 

Bremerton is the largest city in Kitsap County, Washington. It is located directly west of Seattle across Puget Sound on the Kitsap Peninsula. The city is divided by the Port Washington Narrows, a strait spanned by two bridges that connect the eastern and western sides of the city. Bremerton has a total area of 32.29 square miles (83.63 km²), of which 28.41 sq miles (73.58 km²) are land and 3.88sq miles (10.05 km 2) are water. The population was 37,729 at the 2010 census and an estimated 41,405 in 2019, making it the biggest city on Kitsap peninsula. The area is divided among three state legislative districts, the 23rd, 35th and 26th legislative districts in the center and the 26th Congressional district in the south. The Naval Shipyard is located in the city, and the city is home to the Haddon Park campus of Lulu Haddon College. It also has its own airport, which is located near the Mason County line. In 2012, the city gained the sixth Congressional district through redistricting, separating the sixth and sixth Congressional districts through Ales Hale's sixth district. It has a population of 37,788, according to the 2010 U.S. Census Bureau estimate. The largest city on the peninsula is Seattle, where the population is 31,838. BreMERton is home of the PugetSound Naval Shipyards.


Bremerton is the primary city name, but also Gorst are acceptable city names or spellings. The official name is Bremerton, Washington. Bremerton is the largest city in Seattle's Kitsap County. It is located directly west of Puget Sound on the Kitsap Peninsula. The city is divided by the Port Washington Narrows, a strait spanned by two bridges that connect the eastern and western sides of the city. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Bremerton has a total area of 32.29 square miles (83.63 km²) of which 28.41 square miles are land and 3.88square miles (10.05km²) are water. City is in the beginning stages of creating a public square on Fourth Street to honor local music icon Quincy Jones, who was born in the city in 1858. The first Manette Bridge, completed in 2011, connects the city to Manette, a neighborhood on a separate peninsula that functioned as its own town from 1891 to 1930. The neighborhood's center is Callow Avenue, a retail corridor anchored by The Charleston music venue. Between Charleston and Downtown is the Union Hill neighborhood, bordered by Evergreen Park and Warren Avenue. The Haddon neighborhood has recently gained notice for quirky local breakfast diner Hi-Lo's and an English style barrelhouse, Hale's Ales. It was formerly an independent town built to house and entertain sailors, and was annexed by the city by 1927. The area is known for breweries, coffeeshops, restaurants showcasing diverse cuisines, and a large park with non-native towering sequoias.


The city of Breton, Washington, is divided into three districts. The sixth district was created in 2012. The seventh district was established in 1985. The city is home to a large number of businesses. It is also the site of a planned ferry link to the rest of the state. The town has a history of electing Democrats to local office. It has also elected a Republican to the city council in the past, and a Democrat to the state legislature. It also has a long history of voting for Democrats, including in the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s. The state legislature is made up of seven districts, one of which is in the sixth district. The other two are in Kitsap County, the other is in Snohomish County, which is the other part of Washington state, and the third is in Pierce County, where the city of Seattle is located. The fifth district was formed in the 1970s, when the city was split into two districts, the sixth and the seventh. The current sixth district is based in the city's central business district, which was once part of the second district. It was created to create a more contiguous area of the city. The first district was in the north, and it is now in the middle of the county. The second district is the fourth, which includes the city center. The fourth district is located in the east, and includes the downtown area, which has been the center of the town for more than a century.


Bremerton was incorporated on October 15, 1901, with Alvyn Croxton serving as the city's first mayor. In 1908, the city library and Union High School were established to serve the educational needs of the 2,993 residents recorded in the 1910 U.S. Census. During World War I, submarine construction and the addition of a third drydock caused the shipyard's workforce to balloon to over 4,000 employees. At the peak of World War II, the Bremerton area was home to an estimated 80,000 residents due to the heavy workload of shipbuilding, repair and maintenance required for the Pacific war effort. Manette Bridge, a 1,573-foot (479 m) bridge constructed in June 1930, was replaced with a concrete and steel structure in October 1949. The 250-foot tall (76 m) Hammerhead Crane No. 28 was completed in April 1933. During the 1940s, presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman both visited Bremeron. Local legend has it that a large man in the Pacific Avenue crowd yelled the infamous "Give 'em hell, Harry!" line for the first time. It is believed the angina attack is a result of a shoulder attack, but an electrocardiogram was administered once he left the podium and showed nothing abnormal. This is a matter of dispute, however, as local newspapers quoted the man as having shouted "Lay it on, Harry!!" Despite this, there is a bronze plaque attached to the corner of the building declaring that this is the place that should be the place to be.


Bremerton has a Mediterranean climate (Köppen Csb), with warm dry summers and wet semi-mild winters. Average annual precipitation is 56.93 inches (1,446.0 mm), with annual snowfall averaging 3 inches (7.62 cm) The wettest year has been 1999 with 75.81 inches (1,925.6 mm) and the driest 1943 with 22.73 inches (577.3 mm) The city falls in USDA climate zone 8. The city has a population of 2,000 people, the majority of whom live in the central part of the city. It has an average annual temperature of 8.5 degrees F (4.7 degrees C) and an average daily rainfall of 56.3 inches (0.942 mm) It has a humid continental climate, with warm summers and dry winters. In the summer, the city has warm, dry summers, and cold, wet winters. It also has a hot, dry summer, and cool, dry winters, with an average monthly temperature of 7.7 °C (62 °F) and a monthly average daily precipitation of 56 inches (1.4 mm) It is one of the few cities in the United States to have a year-round population of more than 1,000. It is also the only city in the state to have an annual temperature above 7.5°F (52.7°C) in the summer.


Based on per capita income, one of the more reliable measures of affluence, Bremerton ranks 341st of 522 areas in the state of Washington to be ranked. As of the census of 2010, there were 37,729 people, 14,932 households, and 7,853 families residing in the city. The racial makeup of the city was 74.0% White, 6.7% African American, 2.0%, Native American, 5.5% Asian, 1.3% Pacific Islander and 2.8% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.6% of the population. The city's median income was $30,950, and the median income for a family was $36,358. In the city, the population was spread out, with 24.5%. under the age of 18, 15.5. from 18 to 24, 30.3%. from 25 to 44, 17.2% from 45 to 64, and 11.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31.9 years. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 103.7 males. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was2.98. About 16.0%. of the residents were below the poverty line, including 11.4% of those under 18 and 18.4%. of those 65 or over. The per capita incomes for the city were $16,724.


Christ the King Lutheran School is a Pre-K-8 grade school in Bremerton, Washington. It is part of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod. College level education is offered by Olympic College. Public schools are operated by three school districts in the area. The school is located in the Kitsap School District, which also includes South Kitsap and Central Kitsap school districts. It was founded in the early 1900s by the Evangelical Lutherans of Bremerston. The current school was built in the 1950s and is a member of the Lutheran Church in America (Lutheran Church of America) The school was named after Christ the King, the founder of Lutheranism. It opened in the mid-19th century and is located on the shores of Lake Kitsap. It has been in the same location since the early 20th century, when the lake was first formed. The town is home to the Olympic College, which offers college-level education. It also has a number of private schools, including a private high school and a private middle school. The high school has been open since the late 1950s. The elementary school was opened in 1961. The middle school and high school were opened in 1962. The public school was closed in the late 1970s and early 1980s. It reopened in the 1990s and has been closed since then. The district has three different school districts, all of which operate public schools in Kitsap County. The schools are in three different districts.

Sports and recreation

Bremerton was home to the Kitsap BlueJackets baseball team of the summer collegiate West Coast League until 2017. It is also the home of the dissolved Kitsap Pumas soccer team in the USL Premier Development League (PDL) Its basketball team is the KitsAP Admirals in the American Basketball Association (ABA) The Western States Hockey League had a presence in Bremerton as well with the addition of the (now defunct) West Sound Warriors. The Kitsap Admirals play in the ABA's American Basketball League. They are also a member of the American Football League's Pacific Northwest Division. They also play for the Seattle Sounders FC in the MLS's Seattle SuperSonics division. The city is home to a number of minor league sports teams, including the Seattle Seahawks and the Seattle Rainier's of the NFL's San Francisco 49ers. It also hosts the Washington D.C. Pilots of the WNBA's Washington State Wildcat Hockey League, which has a team called the Seattle Storm. It was the site of the U.S. Open women's basketball championship in the early 1990s. It has also been home to several minor league baseball teams, such as the Tacoma Rainiers and the Tacoma Narrows of the Pacific Coast League, as well as the Seattle Mariners of the Major League Baseball. The town is also home to two minor league hockey teams, the Seattle Thunderbirds and the Washington State Cougars of the Western United Soccer League.

Sister cities

Bremerton has the following sister cities: Kure, Japan, Olongapo, Philippines, and Olongapo, Philippines. Bremerton is home to the U.S. Naval Shipyard and the Naval Air Weapons Station. The city also has sister cities in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and Washington state. It also has a sister city in Washington state's largest city, D.C. and the state's second largest, Seattle. It has sister city status in Oregon's smallest city, Port Orchard, and in Washington's second-largest city, Wabash, as well as in Washington State's third-smallest city, Puyallup. It is also sister city to the city of Kure in Japan, and the city's sister city of Olongopo in the Philippines. It's also sister to the cities of Oguna in Japan and Kure-Kure in the United States, and to Kure City in Japan. The town's sister cities are in Washington and Oregon's largest cities, Kure and Oguni, and Port Oguno in Washington. It was sister to Seattle's sister town of Port Ortonville in Oregon and Port Townsend, Washington, in the Southwestern United States. In Washington state, it is sister to Port Townsend and Port Huron in the West Coast state of Washington and Port St Johns in the East Coast region of the state of Oregon, and San Diego in the Southwest United States in the Southeast.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Bremerton, Kitsap County, Washington = 55.8. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 40. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 10. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Bremerton = 2.7 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 1,501 individuals with a median age of 34.5 age the population dropped by -9.70% in Bremerton, Kitsap County, Washington population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 1,530.2 residents per square mile of area (590.8/km²). There are average 2.28 people per household in the 13,670 households with an average household income of $37,093 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 9.20% of the available work force and has dropped -4.85% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 21.10%. The number of physicians in Bremerton per 100,000 population = 204.1.


The annual rainfall in Bremerton = 51.6 inches and the annual snowfall = 7.8 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 160. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 151. 75 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 34.1 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 72, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Bremerton, Kitsap County, Washington which are owned by the occupant = 36.46%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 52 years with median home cost = $169,880 and home appreciation of -13.84%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $12.32 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $5,251 per student. There are 19.4 students for each teacher in the school, 431 students for each Librarian and 435 students for each Counselor. 9.13% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 10.32% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 4.44% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Bremerton's population in Kitsap County, Washington of 3,511 residents in 1930 has dropped 0,43-fold to 1,501 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 49.17% female residents and 50.83% male residents live in Bremerton, Kitsap County, Washington.

    As of 2020 in Bremerton, Kitsap County, Washington are married and the remaining 52.63% are single population.

  • 29.2 minutes is the average time that residents in Bremerton require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    55.98% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 16.41% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 10.58% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 2.68% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Bremerton, Kitsap County, Washington, 36.46% are owner-occupied homes, another 51.43% are rented apartments, and the remaining 12.11% are vacant.

  • The 26.60% of the population in Bremerton, Kitsap County, Washington who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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