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Port Ludlow, Washington - Basic Facts

The Port Ludlow Census Designated Place had a population of 2,756 as of July 1, 2020. Port Ludlow ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Washington. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Port Ludlow is located at latitude 47.9254 and longitude -122.6835 in Jefferson County. The formal boundaries for the Port Ludlow Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 11.54 sq. miles and a water area of 2.58 sq. miles. Jefferson County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 62 feet.

The Port Ludlow Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2409093) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Washington is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Port Ludlow Census Designated Place is located within Oak Bay-Port Ludlow Division of Jefferson County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Port Ludlow: Dos-la-latl, Sna-nul-kwo.


Port Ludlow, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 2,756 (100%)
Population in Households 2,756 (100.0%)
Population in Families 2,270 (82.4%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 239
Diversity Index2 16


Median Household Income $65,779
Average Household Income $87,829
% of Income for Mortgage4 24%
Per Capita Income $44,903
Wealth Index5 158


Total HU (Housing Units) 1,775 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,284 (72.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 125 ( 7.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 366 (20.6%)
Median Home Value $370,520
Average Home Value $434,716
Housing Affordability Index3 100


Total Households 1,409
Average Household Size 1.96
Family Households 1,010
Average Family Size 2
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.56% 0.74%
Households 0.65% 0.8%
Families 0.62% 0.78%
Median Household Income   1.71%
Per Capita Income   2.08%
Owner Occupied HU   0.81%


Port Ludlow, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Port Ludlow to the other 625 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 269 57th
Population Density # 523 16th
Median Household Income # 287 54th
Housing Affordability Index # 122 20th
Per Capita Income # 125 80th
Diversity Index # 608 3rd

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