Port Orchard, Washington 

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Population

13,607

173% Growth

Unemployment Rate

6.0%

Median Income

$55,521

Avg. Home Price

$266,900

Best Places to Live in Port Orchard, Washington

Small town/suburban complex - West shore of Puget Sound opposite of Seattle
Pros
-Nearby recreation
-Close to Seattle
-Attractive setting
Cons
-Long ferry commutes
-Cost of living
-Clouds and rain

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What Bert Has To Say About Bremerton-Silverdale Metro Area

The Bremerton-Silverdale metropolitan area represents a group of island communities across Puget Sound’s main channel. Bremerton is the largest city with seaport and shipbuilding activities, but the character of the area outside of the city and on other islands is mainly suburban and rural, with small towns and commuter communities on Bainbridge Island and Vashon Island, among others. Bainbridge itself has suffered some economic decline in its major industries, and the downtown area experienced some decay but has also undergone some revitalization; the result is a mixed bag. Silverdale is a residential and shopping area just north.


QUICK FACTS

City: Port Orchard
Zip Codes: 98366
Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Elevation: 125 ft above sea level

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ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Port Orchard is 6.0% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Positive. Port Orchard jobs have increased by 2.18%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Port Orchard's cost of living is 19.20% higher than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Port Orchard's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Port Orchard's population is 13,607 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 173.01%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 18 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Port Orchard is $266,900. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -1.91%. Check out the homes in the area.
SCHOOLS
Port Orchard public schools spend $9,383 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 20.8 students per teacher in Port Orchard. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Port Orchard

It's a good time to buy in Port Orchard. Home Appreciation is up 4.6% in the last 12 months. Browse Port Orchard Real Estate.

The median home price in Port Orchard is $266,900. Browse Homes in this Range.


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Reviews for Port Orchard    6 Reviews
Port Orchard - 6/3/2013
High crime rate. High house prices. High cost of... (Read More)

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Quality of Life - 1/19/2012
Port Orchard is a nice little town but a bit too far from Seattle to interact with. Tolls too high and traffic getting to 'the other side of the pond' is bad. I wish we... (Read More)

Where's the sun? - 5/27/2011
Just like the old Wendy's commercial ("Where's the beef") I often find myself saying "Where's the sun." I moved from Ohio to Port Orchard, WA for a two year internship... (Read More)


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ZIP CODES IN PORT ORCHARD, WASHINGTON
98366