Port Orchard 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 15,979 people and 13 constituent neighborhoods, Port Orchard is the 71st largest community in Washington.
There are quite a few people in the armed forces living in Port Orchard, and when you visit or drive around town, you will see military people in and out of uniform, shopping, enjoying life, and being part of the community.
Port Orchard 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. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
One downside of living in Port Orchard, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.21 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
Despite being a small city, Port Orchard has a lot of people using a ferryboat to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on a ferryboat are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.
The education level of Port Orchard citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 32.24% of adults in Port Orchard have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Port Orchard in 2018 was $34,165, 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 $136,660 for a family of four. However, Port Orchard contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Port Orchard is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Port Orchard home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Port Orchard residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Port Orchard also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 12.87% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Port Orchard include German, English, Irish, European, and Swedish.
The most common language spoken in Port Orchard is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.