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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population23,576
Male Share of the Population47.6%
Female Share of the Population52.4%
Senior Citizens21.3%
Employed Population 16+10,509
Age of the Population49

Families

% of people married63.9%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher69.2%
Median Earnings25+$60,790
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$19,625
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,863

Wealth

Median Family Income$124,270
% Above Poverty Level94.4%
% Below Poverty Level5.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time43 minutes
% Working from Home17.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work7.5%
% Using Public Transportation25.9%

Housing

People Living Alone24.8%
Median Gross Rent$1,233
Median House Value$569,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)18.9%
English18.2%
Irish13.9%
Norwegian6%
Swedish4.6%
Italian4.5%
Polish4.5%
Scottish3.9%
French Except Basque3.3%
Welsh3.1%
Russian2.4%
Dutch2.3%
Danishn1.4%
Swiss1.3%
Canadian1.1%
Austrian0.7%
Ukrainian0.6%
Hungarian0.5%
Czech0.5%
Greek0.4%
Belgian0.4%
Portuguese0.3%
Romanian0.3%
African0.3%
Arab0.3%
US/American0.3%
Finnish0.3%
South African0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Syrian0.2%
Icelander0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Albanian0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Basque0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
German0.1%
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Bainbridge Island Almanac

CategoryValue
County Kitsap County
Standard Zip Codes98110
Phone Area Codes206
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude47.64
Approximate 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)

StationBREMERTON
Distance8.8 miles
Jan Temp35 to 45 F
Apr Temp41 to 59 F
Jul Temp54 to 75 F
Oct Temp44 to 60 F
Annual Precip53.9 inches
StationSEATTLE SAND PT WSFO
Distance13.4 miles
Jan Temp35 to 46 F
Apr Temp42 to 58 F
Jul Temp55 to 75 F
Oct Temp46 to 60 F
Annual Precip35.9 inches
StationSEATTLE TACOMA AP
Distance15.6 miles
Jan Temp36 to 46 F
Apr Temp42 to 58 F
Jul Temp55 to 75 F
Oct Temp46 to 60 F
Annual Precip37 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bremerton39,388$57,230
Port Orchard13,265$73,485
Poulsbo9,806$78,431
Seattle668,849$108,358
Shoreline55,021$89,294
Woodway1,367$183,594

Bainbridge Island Public Schools

Bainbridge High School
9330 Ne High School Rd
ZIP: 98110
(206) 842-2634
High
Total Enrollment 1261
Bainbridge Special Education Services
8489 Madison Ave Ne
ZIP: 98110
(206) 780-1068
Other
Total Enrollment 34
Capt Johnston Blakely Elem Sch
4704 Blakely Ave Ne
ZIP: 98110
(206) 842-4752
Primary
Total Enrollment 367
Capt. Charles Wilkes Elem School
12781 Madison Ave Ne
ZIP: 98110
(206) 842-4411
Primary
Total Enrollment 394
Eagle Harbor High School
9530 Ne High School Rd
ZIP: 98110
(206) 780-1387
High
Total Enrollment 145
Mosaic Home Education Partnership
9530 Ne High School Rd
ZIP: 98110
(206) 780-1646
Primary
Total Enrollment 57
Odyssey Multiage Program
9530 Ne High School Rd
ZIP: 98110
(206) 780-1646
Primary
Total Enrollment 126
Ordway Elementary
8555 Madison Ave Ne
ZIP: 98110
(206) 780-1470
Primary
Total Enrollment 402
Sakai Intermediate
9343 Ne Sportsman Club Rd
ZIP: 98110
(206) 780-6500
Middle
Total Enrollment 574
Woodward Middle School
9100 Ne Sportsman Club Rd
ZIP: 98110
(206) 842-4787
Middle
Total Enrollment 538

Bainbridge Island Private Schools

Carden Country School
6974 Island Center Rd
ZIP: 98110
Elementary
Total Enrollment 41
Hazel Creek Montessori
8903 Ne Koura Rd
ZIP: 98110
Elementary
Total Enrollment 30
Hyla Middle School
7861 Bucklin Hill Rd Ne
ZIP: 98110
Elementary
Total Enrollment 82
Madrona School
219 Madison Ave S
ZIP: 98110
Elementary
Total Enrollment 106
Montessori Country School
10994 Arrow Point Dr Ne
ZIP: 98110
Elementary
Total Enrollment 16
St Cecilia Catholic School
1310 Madison Ave N
ZIP: 98110
Elementary
Total Enrollment 102
The Island School
8553 Ne Day Rd
ZIP: 98110
Elementary
Total Enrollment 108
Voyager Montessori Elementary School
8225 Ne High School Rd
ZIP: 98110
Elementary
Total Enrollment 35
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