Poulsbo, WA Profile: Facts & Data


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Poulsbo, Washington - Basic Facts

The City of Poulsbo had a population of 10,653 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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Poulsbo, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 10,653
Population in Households 10,404
Population in Familes 8,144
Population in Group Qrtrs 249
Population Density2 2,247
Diversity Index3 44


Median Household Income $71,105
Average Household Income $84,837
Per Capita Income $36,538


Total Housing Units 4,690 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,956 (63.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,523 (32.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 211 ( 4.5%)
Median Home Value $361,419
Average Home Value $388,151


Total Households 4,479
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 2,735
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.68% 1.32%
Households 1.63% 1.31%
Families 1.94% 1.34%
Median Household Income   2.59%
Per Capita Income   2.68%

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, 2018 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 # 118 81st
Population Density # 137 78th
Diversity Index # 238 62nd
Median Household Income # 200 68th
Per Capita Income # 184 71st

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