Bremerton, WA
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Living in Bremerton

Bremerton is a medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Washington. With a population of 44,122 people and 21 constituent neighborhoods, Bremerton is the 27th largest community in Washington.

The armed forces are a huge part of the life in Bremerton, employing 8.97% of the workforce. While it is a military town, the civilian sector still plays an important role in the local economy, where the Healthcare and Retail industries employ 13.86% and 13.29% of the civilian workforce, respectively.

Also of interest is that Bremerton has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Bremerton is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Bremerton is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, a ferryboat helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Bremerton area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

The overall education level of Bremerton is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 26.41% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Bremerton in 2018 was $34,252, which is middle income relative to Washington, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $137,008 for a family of four. However, Bremerton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Bremerton is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Bremerton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Bremerton residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Bremerton also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.42% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Bremerton include German, Irish, English, Norwegian, and European.

The most common language spoken in Bremerton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.