Port Townsend, WA Population

By | July 2, 2019

Population: 8,334. Estimated population in July 2020: 9,001 (+8.0% change)
Males: 3,842 (46.1%), Females: 4,492 (53.9%)

Jefferson County

Zip code: 98368

Median resident age: 46.6 years
Median household income: $34,536
Median house value: $150,300

Races in Port Townsend:

  • White Non-Hispanic (91.9%)
  • Two or more races (2.5%)
  • American Indian (2.5%)
  • Hispanic (2.3%)
  • Other race (0.9%)
  • Black (0.6%)

Ancestries: German (24.4%), English (20.6%), Irish (14.3%), Norwegian (6.4%), Italian (5.4%), Scottish (5.1%).

Elevation: 120 feet

Land area: 7.0 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Port Townsend

  • High school or higher: 91.7%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 33.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.4%
  • Unemployed: 7.2%
  • Mean travel time to work: 17.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Port Townsend city

  • Never married: 19.1%
  • Now married: 52.2%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 9.4%
  • Divorced: 18.5%

3.9% Foreign born (1.2% Europe, 1.0% Asia, 0.8% North America, 0.4% Oceania).

Population change in the 1990s: +1,196 (+16.8%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Port Townsend:

  • JEFFERSON GENERAL HOSPITAL (834 SHERIDAN)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Port Townsend:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Port Townsend:

  • SNOHOMISH COUNTY (PAINE FLD) (about 39 miles; EVERETT, WA; Abbreviation: PAE)
  • BELLINGHAM INTL (about 49 miles; BELLINGHAM, WA; Abbreviation: BLI)
  • WILLIAM R FAIRCHILD INTL (about 49 miles; PORT ANGELES, WA; Abbreviation: CLM)
Other public-use airports nearest to Port Townsend:

Colleges and Universities

College/University in Port Townsend:

  • NORTHWEST SCHOOL OF WOODEN BOAT BUILDING (Location: 251 OTTO ST; Private, not-for-profit)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Port Townsend:

  • SKAGIT VALLEY COLLEGE (about 36 miles; MT VERNON, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,420)
  • OLYMPIC COLLEGE (about 39 miles; BREMERTON, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,889)
  • SHORELINE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 40 miles; SEATTLE, WA; Full-time enrollment: 4,526)
  • EDMONDS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 41 miles; LYNNWOOD, WA; Full-time enrollment: 4,953)
  • EVERETT COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 41 miles; EVERETT, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,970)
  • SEATTLE COMMUNITY COLLEGE-NORTH CAMPUS (about 43 miles; SEATTLE, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,489)
  • SEATTLE PACIFIC UNIVERSITY (about 44 miles; SEATTLE, WA; Full-time enrollment: 2,992)
Public primary/middle schools in Port Townsend:

  • PORT TOWNSEND HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 592; Location: 1500 VAN NESS ST; Grades: 03 – 12)
  • BLUE HERON MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 380; Location: 3939 SAN JUAN AV; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • GRANT STREET ELEMENTARY (Students: 333; Location: 1637 GRANT ST; Grades: PK – 03)
  • MOUNTAIN VIEW ELEMENTARY (Students: 280; Location: 1919 BLAINE STREET; Grades: 01 – 05)
  • I.C.E. PROGRAM (Students: 52; Location: 1637 GRANT STREET; Grades: KG – 12)
Private primary/middle school in Port Townsend:

  • SWAN SCHOOL (Students: 30; Location: 2345 KUHN STREET; Grades: KG – 5)

Libraries

Library in Port Townsend:

  • PORT TOWNSEND PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $474,611; Location: 1220 LAWRENCE STREET; 38,760 books; 1,500 audio materials; 2,975 video materials; 145 serial subscriptions)