Introduction to Port Angeles, Washington

Port Angeles, Washington, in Clallam county, is 56 miles NW of Shoreline, Washington (center to center) and 62 miles NW of Seattle, Washington. As of the year 2000 census, 18,397 people lived in Port Angeles.

Port Angeles History

The Lower Elwha S'Klallam tribe inhabited the area now known as Port Angeles. They established a fishing village in this region. Abraham Lincoln established the area as a townsite in 1862. It became the Second National City after Washington D.C. in 1890, and until 1894 the area was held as a military reserve. The forest and fishing industries played a significant role in the economic development of Port Angeles.

Port Angeles and nearby Attractions

  • Olympic National Park
  • Salt Creek Recreation Area
  • Port Angeles Fine Arts Center
  • Sequim Bay State Park
  • Clallam County Historical Society's Museum
  • Hoh Rain Forest

Things To Do In Port Angeles

While staying in Port Angeles, you can visit Olympic National Park and Sequim Bay State Park. You can also visit the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center and Webster's Woods Art Park. The Waterfront Art Gallery and the Art on the Town Outdoor Sculpture Gallery are also worth seeing. You can plan a day trip to Spruce Railroad Trail, Dungeness Recreation Area, Pillar Point, Rialto Beach, and Olympic Discovery Trail. Kayaking can be enjoyed on Lake Crescent and on Freshwater Bay.

Port Angeles Transportation

William R Fairchild International Airport is nearby.

Port Angeles Higher Education

Peninsula College, Skagit Valley College, Western Washington University, Skagit Valley College, and several other institutes offer higher educational facilities.


Total Population 19,200
Male Share of the Population 49.6%
Female Share of the Population 50.4%
Senior Citizens 19.8%
Employed Population 16+ 7,694
Age of the Population 42


% of people married 42.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 20.8%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $59,190
% Above Poverty Level 79.5%
% Below Poverty Level 20.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home 5.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 8.2%
% Using Public Transportation 2.2%


People Living Alone 38.3%
Median Gross Rent $744
Median House Value $189,800


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 19.7%
US/American 0%
English 13.2%
Irish 14.6%

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

Port Angeles Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 56 miles NW of Shoreline, Washington (center to center)
Nearest Large City 62 miles NW of Seattle, Washington
County Clallam
Standard Zip Codes 98362, 98363
Phone Area Codes 360
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 48.118
Longitude -123.429

Port Angeles Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 0.2 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 46 F
Apr Temp 40 to 56 F
Jul Temp 52 to 69 F
Oct Temp 43 to 58 F
Annual Precip 25.7 inches
Station ELWHA R S
Distance 9.2 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 41 F
Apr Temp 37 to 56 F
Jul Temp 49 to 72 F
Oct Temp 40 to 56 F
Annual Precip 55.6 inches
Distance 31.6 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 45 F
Apr Temp 38 to 61 F
Jul Temp 51 to 77 F
Oct Temp 40 to 62 F
Annual Precip 54.3 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Port Angeles, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Agnew (98362)

Fairholm (98362)

Gales Addition (98362)

Lake Crescent (98362)

Maple Grove (98362)

Mount Pleasant (98362)

Physt (98362)

Sol Duc Hot Springs (98362)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Sequim 6,695 $53,466

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

Port Angeles Hospitals

(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
(360) 417-7000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Port Angeles High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

Serves 1,488 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 22.2

50350 HWY 112
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 193 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.1

924 W 9TH ST
A Non-traditional School
Serves 136 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 22.7

216 E 4TH ST
A Non-traditional School
Serves 43 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 21.5

905 W 9TH ST
A Vocational School
Serves 30 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 7.5

1912 W 18TH ST
Serves 18 students.

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