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Overview

Introduction to Bainbridge Island, Washington

Bainbridge Island, Washington is 9 miles W of Seattle, Washington. It is in Kitsap county. The city is part of the Bremerton metro area.

Bainbridge Island History

In 1841 this region was christened "Bainbridge Island" in honor of Commodore William Bainbridge. The name was given by U.S. Navy Lieutenant Charles Wilkes. The island was initially a center for the shipbuilding and logging industries. Japanese-American residents of the area were sent to internment camps during the World War II. It became an affluent bedroom community of Seattle during the 1960s.

Bainbridge Island and nearby Attractions

  • Fay Bainbridge State Park
  • Bremerton Naval Museum
  • Woodland Park Zoo
  • Seattle Aquarium
  • Pacific Science Center
  • Fun Forest Amusement Park

Things To Do In Bainbridge Island

While in Bainbridge Island, you can visit Fort Ward State Park, Fay Bainbridge State Park, Battle Point Park, and Grand Forest. The Fort Ward, Bainbridge Island Historical Museum, and Pleasant Beach are also worth visiting. You can enjoy fishing and boating on Gazzam Lake. Shopping can be enjoyed at the Bainbridge Village Shopping Center.

Bainbridge Island Transportation

Air transportation facilities are available from Boeing Field/King County International Airport.

Bainbridge Island Higher Education

Olympic College and Art Institute of Seattle are the nearby colleges.

People

Total Population 23,343
Male Share of the Population 47.5%
Female Share of the Population 52.5%
Senior Citizens 20%
Employed Population 16+ 10,908
Age of the Population 48

Families

% of people married 62.7%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 68.6%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $121,940
% Above Poverty Level 94.6%
% Below Poverty Level 5.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 44 minutes
% Working from Home 17%
% Walking and Biking to Work 8%
% Using Public Transportation 26.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 23.4%
Median Gross Rent $1,138
Median House Value $548,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 18.8%
US/American 0.2%
English 18.6%
Irish 14.9%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Bainbridge Island Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 9 miles W of Seattle, Washington
County Kitsap
Standard Zip Codes 98110
Phone Area Codes 206
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 47.64
Longitude -122.53

Bainbridge Island Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station BREMERTON
Distance 8.8 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 45 F
Apr Temp 41 to 59 F
Jul Temp 54 to 75 F
Oct Temp 44 to 60 F
Annual Precip 53.9 inches
Station SEATTLE SAND PT WSFO
Distance 13.4 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 46 F
Apr Temp 42 to 58 F
Jul Temp 55 to 75 F
Oct Temp 46 to 60 F
Annual Precip 35.9 inches
Station SEATTLE TACOMA AP
Distance 15.6 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 46 F
Apr Temp 42 to 58 F
Jul Temp 55 to 75 F
Oct Temp 46 to 60 F
Annual Precip 37 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bremerton 39,017 $55,533
Port Orchard 13,004 $76,067
Poulsbo 9,588 $74,309
Seattle 653,017 $102,832
Shoreline 54,774 $85,308
Woodway 1,337 $181,458

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Bainbridge Island High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

BAINBRIDGE HIGH SCHOOL
9330 NE HIGH SCHOOL RD
206-842-2634
Serves 1,413 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 22.8

EAGLE HARBOR HIGH SCHOOL
9530 NE HIGH SCHOOL RD
206-780-1387
Serves 75 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 25

BAINBRIDGE SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES
8489 MADISON AVE NE
206-780-1067
A Special Education School
Serves 25 students.

RENAISSANCE
9530 NE HIGH SCHOOL RD
206-780-1646
A Special Education School
Serves 2 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 2

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