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Overview

Introduction to Bremerton, Washington

Bremerton is situated along the Kitsap Peninsula in the Puget Sound area in Kitsap County. Seattle can be reached by an hour long ferry ride that transports vehicles as well as walking passengers. The town is divided by the Port Washington Narrows. The Puget Sound Naval Shipyard is located in Bremerton. The fine arts scene is recognized as one of the biggest and most noteworthy in the Northwest Region. The Gold Mountain Golf Complex has been rated as one of the premier public golf courses in the United States.

History

During the mid-1880s the logging and timber industry was the primary factor for the economy. In 1888 the U.S. Navy concluded that Point Turner, situated between the waters of Sinclair and Dyes Inlets would be a great location for the shipyard they planned to build in the Pacific Northwest. The Navy purchased land and constructed the Puget Sound Navy Yard. Due to the Bremerton waterfront being filled with prostitution, sailors being robbed, opium houses and saloons, Navy Secretary Charles Darling moved the shipyard to California in 1902. After the city revoked the liquor licenses Darling decided to return the shipyard to Bremerton.

During World War I the manufacturing of submarines and the construction of another dry dock significantly expanded the workforce in the area. The large increase in population during World War II can be attributed to the vast amount of shipbuilding and repair and maintenance services that were provided. However, a vast number of the workers were living there on a temporary basis and vacated the region by 1950.

Transportation

The city is served by Kitsap Transit.

Attractions

  • Evergreen Waterfront Park
  • Nearby Manette feature numerous antique shops and waterfront dining opportunities
  • Evergreen Children's Theatre & Aurora Valentinetti Puppet Museum showcases a wide variety of theatrical puppets
  • Aircraft Carrier Row
  • Jarstad Park
  • Kitsap County Historical Museum
  • Bremerton Harborside & Louis Mentor Waterfront Boardwalk
  • The Bremerton Naval Museum features Japanese sword collections and Russian uniforms
  • USS Turner Joy Historic Ship Tours
  • Elandan Gardens features a prominent Bonsai Garden
  • Suquamish Clearwater Casino
  • Harborside Fountain Park
  • Admiral Theatre
  • Kitsap Conference Center Plaza
  • Bainbridge Island Winery
  • Kitsap Classic Cycling Museum showcases famous bicycles from the sport of cycling

Events

  • First Friday Arts Walk
  • Armed Forces Festival
  • All City Arts Walk
  • Kitsap County Fair and Stampede Rodeo
  • Bremerton Blackberry Festival
  • Winterfest
  • Lighted Boat Parade

Demographics

People

Total Population39,388
Male Share of the Population53.2%
Female Share of the Population46.8%
Senior Citizens13.2%
Employed Population 16+19,359
Age of the Population32

Families

% of people married35.7%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher22.4%
Median Earnings25+$33,644
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$17,933
Median Earnings With High School Degree$29,403

Wealth

Median Family Income$57,230
% Above Poverty Level80.4%
% Below Poverty Level19.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home5.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work17.4%
% Using Public Transportation11.1%

Housing

People Living Alone39%
Median Gross Rent$889
Median House Value$178,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)34.1%
German19.5%
Irish14.7%
English9.5%
Norwegian5.9%
Italian5.8%
French Except Basque4.6%
Scottish3.3%
Polish2.3%
Swedish2.1%
Dutch1.8%
Russian1.3%
Danishn1.1%
Canadian0.8%
Croatian0.8%
Welsh0.7%
Ukrainian0.7%
Hungarian0.6%
Arab0.6%
Czech0.6%
Portuguese0.5%
Australian0.5%
West Indian0.5%
Greek0.3%
Haitian0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Basque0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Romanian0.2%
US/American0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Guyanese0.1%
African0.1%
Swiss0.1%
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Bremerton Almanac

CategoryValue
County Kitsap County
Standard Zip Codes98310, 98311, 98312, 98337
Company Zip Codes98314
Phone Area Codes206,360
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude47.59
Approximate Longitude-122.62

Bremerton 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
Distance2.4 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 TACOMA AP
Distance16.3 miles
Jan Temp36 to 46 F
Apr Temp42 to 58 F
Jul Temp55 to 75 F
Oct Temp46 to 60 F
Annual Precip37 inches
StationKENT
Distance20.7 miles
Jan Temp35 to 47 F
Apr Temp42 to 61 F
Jul Temp55 to 77 F
Oct Temp44 to 62 F
Annual Precip39.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bainbridge Island23,576$124,270
Burien50,187$66,615
Normandy Park6,598$129,000
Port Orchard13,265$73,485
Poulsbo9,806$78,431
Seattle668,849$108,358

Bremerton Public Libraries

Kitsap Regional Library
1301 SYLVAN WAY
Bremerton, Washington
(360) 405-9100

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Bremerton Hospitals

Naval Hospital Bremerton
(Government - Federal)
1 Boone Rd
Bremerton Naval Hospital
(Government - Federal)
1 Boone Road
(360) 478-9232
Naval Hospital Bremerton
(Government - Federal)
1 Boone Road
(360) 475-4000
Harrison Medical Center
(Proprietary)
2520 Cherry Ave
(360) 377-3911

Bremerton Public Schools

Armin Jahr Elementary
800 Dibb Street
ZIP: 98310
(360) 473-4100
Primary
Total Enrollment 462
Bremerton Home Link Program
800 Dibb Street
ZIP: 98310
(360) 473-4100
Primary
Total Enrollment 27
Fairview Junior High School
8107 Central Valley Rd Nw
ZIP: 98310
(360) 662-2600
Middle
Total Enrollment 429
Mountain View Middle School
2400 Perry Avenue
ZIP: 98310
(360) 473-0600
Middle
Total Enrollment 831
View Ridge Elementary School
3250 Spruce Avenue
ZIP: 98310
(360) 473-4500
Primary
Total Enrollment 465
Ck Online Academy
7050 Tibardis Road
ZIP: 98311
(360) 662-2575
High
Total Enrollment 29
East Side Alt
7050 Tibardis Rdnw
ZIP: 98311
(360) 662-2870
High
Total Enrollment 66
Esquire Hills Elementary
2650 Ne John Carlson Rd
ZIP: 98311
(360) 662-8600
Primary
Total Enrollment 396
Olympic High School
7070 Stampede Blvd Nw
ZIP: 98311
(360) 662-2700
High
Total Enrollment 1168
Pinecrest Elementary
5530 Pine Rd Ne
ZIP: 98311
(360) 662-9200
Primary
Total Enrollment 519
Woodlands Elementary
7420 Central Valley Rd Ne
ZIP: 98311
(360) 662-9700
Primary
Total Enrollment 449
Crownhill Elementary School
1500 Rocky Point Rd
ZIP: 98312
(360) 473-4200
Primary
Total Enrollment 410
Green Mountain Elementary
3860 Boundary Trail Nw
ZIP: 98312
(360) 662-8700
Primary
Total Enrollment 428
John D. Bud Hawk Elementary At Jackson Park
2900 Austin Dr
ZIP: 98312
(360) 662-9000
Primary
Total Enrollment 509
Kitsap Lake Elementary
1111 Carr Blvd.
ZIP: 98312
(360) 473-4300
Primary
Total Enrollment 404
Naval Avenue Elementary School
900 Olympic Avenue
ZIP: 98312
(360) 473-4400
Primary
Total Enrollment 374
Renaissance Alternative High School
3400 1st Street
ZIP: 98312
(360) 473-1080
High
Total Enrollment 195
Special Services
134 Marion Ave N
ZIP: 98312
(360) 473-1061
Primary
Total Enrollment 67
Washington Youth Academy
1207 Carver St
ZIP: 98312
(360) 473-2612
High
Total Enrollment 147
West Hills S.t.e.m. Academy
520 S National Ave
ZIP: 98312
(360) 473-4600
Primary
Total Enrollment 653
Bremerton High School
1500 13th Street
ZIP: 98337
(360) 473-0800
High
Total Enrollment 1238
Morgan Center School
1500 13th Street
ZIP: 98337
(360) 478-5135
High

Bremerton Private Schools

Peace Lutheran School
1234 Ne Riddell Rd
ZIP: 98310
Elementary
Total Enrollment 165
Central Kitsap Montessori
7500 Old Military Rd Ne Ste 360
ZIP: 98311
Elementary
Total Enrollment 24
Kindercare Learning Center #921
7597 Concord Ln Ne
ZIP: 98311
Elementary
Total Enrollment 7
Christ The King Lutheran School
8065 Chico Way Nw
ZIP: 98312
Elementary
Total Enrollment 49
Crosspoint Academy
4012 Chico Way Nw
ZIP: 98312
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 232
Kitsap Adventist Christian School
5088 Nw Taylor Rd
ZIP: 98312
Elementary
Total Enrollment 24
Alta Vista School
245 4th St # 303
ZIP: 98337
Secondary
Total Enrollment 16
Discovery Depot Montessori
7333 Tracyton Blvd
ZIP: 98370
Elementary
Total Enrollment 28
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