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The City of Bremerton had a population of 44,541 as of July 1, 2022. Bremerton ranks in the upper quartile for 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 Bremerton is located at latitude 47.5673 and longitude -122.6326 in Kitsap County. The formal boundaries for the City of Bremerton encompass a land area of 28.42 sq. miles and a water area of 3.71 sq. miles. Kitsap County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 36 feet.

The City of Bremerton 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 Bremerton is located within Bremerton Division of Kitsap County.

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Bremerton, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)


Total Population 44,541 (100%)
Population in Households 39,945 (89.7%)
Population in Families 27,103 (60.8%)
Population in Group Quarters1 4,596 (10.3%)
Population Density 1,567
Diversity Index2 64


Median Household Income $62,096
Average Household Income $84,326
% of Income for Mortgage4 31%
Per Capita Income $33,702
Wealth Index5 61


Total HU (Housing Units) 18,918 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,369 (44.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,876 (46.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,674 ( 8.8%)
Median Home Value $365,318
Average Home Value $428,703
Housing Affordability Index3 81


Total Households 17,244
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 8,850
Average Family Size 3.00
  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.


2020-2022 2022-2027
Population 1.05% 0.12%
Households 1.14% 0.20%
Families   0.11%
Median Household Income   3.01%
Per Capita Income   3.56%
Owner Occupied HU   0.37%

Bremerton, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bremerton to the other 639 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 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 # 28 96th
Population Density # 200 69th
Median Household Income # 441 31st
Housing Affordability Index # 169 26th
Per Capita Income # 433 32nd
Diversity Index # 141 78th

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