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Bremerton, Washington - Basic Facts

The City of Bremerton had a population of 41,050 as of July 1, 2017. 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 47.5398 and longitude -122.717 in Kitsap County. The formal boundaries for the City of Bremerton (see map below) 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 (GNIS ID: 2409899) 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.

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

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


Total Population 41,050
Daytime Population: Workers 33,101
Daytime Population: Residents 20,294
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 53,395
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.30
Population in Households 35,929
Population in Familes 24,628
Population in Group Qrtrs 5,121
Population Density2 1,444
Diversity Index3 58


Median Household Income $46,987
Average Household Income $60,261
Per Capita Income $25,963


Total Housing Units 18,370 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,867 (37.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 9,096 (49.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,407 (13.1%)
Median Home Value $219,099
Average Home Value $263,613


Total Households 15,963
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 8,437
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 1.17% 0.78%
Households 0.93% 0.88%
Families 0.99% 0.85%
Median Household Income   1.6%
Per Capita Income   2.28%

Bremerton, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bremerton 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 # 28 96th
Population Density # 212 66th
Diversity Index # 126 80th
Median Household Income # 447 29th
Per Capita Income # 406 35th

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