Poulsbo, WA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Poulsbo, Washington - Basic Facts

The City of Poulsbo had a population of 9,975 as of July 1, 2016. Poulsbo ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Washington. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Poulsbo is located at latitude 47.7411 and longitude -122.6422 in Kitsap County. The formal boundaries for the City of Poulsbo (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.74 sq. miles and a water area of 0.65 sq. miles. Kitsap County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 33 feet.

The City of Poulsbo (GNIS ID: 2411479) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Washington is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Poulsbo is located within Poulsbo Division of Kitsap County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Poulsbo population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Poulsbo, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 9,975
Population in Households 9,747
Population in Familes 7,556
Population in Group Qrtrs 228
Population Density1 2,104
Diversity Index2 43


Total Households 4,262
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 2,582
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,541 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,673 (58.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,589 (35.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 279 ( 6.1%)
Median Home Value $323,110
Average Home Value $333,995


Median Household Income $61,029
Average Household Income $76,403
Per Capita Income $33,491
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.15% 0.68%
Households 1.35% 0.81%
Families 1.62% 0.81%
Median Household Income   2.28%
Per Capita Income   1.9%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Poulsbo, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Poulsbo to the other 627 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 116 82nd
Population Density1 # 144 77th
Diversity Index2 # 237 62nd
Median Household Income # 224 64th
Per Capita Income # 172 73rd

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