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Port Angeles, Washington - Basic Facts

The City of Port Angeles had a population of 19,676 as of July 1, 2017. Port Angeles 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 Port Angeles is located at latitude 48.119 and longitude -123.4483 in Clallam County. The formal boundaries for the City of Port Angeles (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.7 sq. miles and a water area of 3.82 sq. miles. Clallam County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 72 feet.

The City of Port Angeles (GNIS ID: 2411459) 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 Port Angeles is located within Port Angeles Division of Clallam County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Port Angeles population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Port Angeles: Cherbourg.

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Port Angeles, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 19,676
Daytime Population: Workers 12,290
Daytime Population: Residents 11,623
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 23,913
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.22
Population in Households 19,252
Population in Familes 13,817
Population in Group Qrtrs 424
Population Density2 1,839
Diversity Index3 31


Median Household Income $43,090
Average Household Income $56,678
Per Capita Income $25,417


Total Housing Units 9,517 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,811 (50.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,852 (40.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 854 ( 9.0%)
Median Home Value $216,465
Average Home Value $231,719


Total Households 8,663
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 4,885
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.46% 0.49%
Households 0.33% 0.5%
Families 0.22% 0.46%
Median Household Income   3.68%
Per Capita Income   3.51%

Port Angeles, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Port Angeles to the other 627 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 70 89th
Population Density # 160 75th
Diversity Index # 363 42nd
Median Household Income # 501 20th
Per Capita Income # 423 33rd

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