Poulsbo, WA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Poulsbo, Washington - Basic Facts

The City of Poulsbo had a population of 10,390 as of July 1, 2017. 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Poulsbo 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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Poulsbo, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 10,390
Daytime Population: Workers 9,577
Daytime Population: Residents 5,911
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 15,488
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.49
Population in Households 10,158
Population in Familes 7,885
Population in Group Qrtrs 232
Population Density2 2,191
Diversity Index3 44


Median Household Income $66,195
Average Household Income $81,969
Per Capita Income $35,478


Total Housing Units 4,583 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,777 (60.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,621 (35.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 185 ( 4.0%)
Median Home Value $337,587
Average Home Value $358,003


Total Households 4,398
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 2,685
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 1.56% 1.03%
Households 1.6% 1.05%
Families 1.95% 1.07%
Median Household Income   2.59%
Per Capita Income   2.33%

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, 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 # 116 82nd
Population Density # 141 78th
Diversity Index # 235 63rd
Median Household Income # 206 67th
Per Capita Income # 169 73rd

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