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Home of the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard

Bremerton is a city in Kitsap County.

The community was named after founder William Bremer

The latitude of Bremerton is 47.567N. The longitude is -122.631W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 39 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 39,597.


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Median household income
Local
$30,950
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Bremerton demographic reports
Bremerton is on Puget Sound
The naval shipyard has been a major contributor to the local economy since its founding in 1891
Public transportation: Kitsap Transit (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 416. The number of murders and homicides was 3. The violent crime rate was 11.3 per 1,000 people.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Blackberry Festival - Sept. 1-3, 2007
  • Kitsap County Fair & Stampede - Aug. 22-26, 2007
Dates often change. Check Bremerton web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Bremerton Symphony
Nearby parks & recreation: Scenic Beach State Park, Illahee State Park, Evergreen Waterfront Park
Historic sites and museums: Kitsap County Historical Society Museum, Naval Shipyard Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 106
Municipal address:
239 Fourth St.
Bremerton, WA 98337

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Bremerton demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Kitsap County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Bremerton area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 98310 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

16% of Bremerton residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Bremerton ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Bremerton was $16,724, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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15% of Bremerton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Bremerton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $482.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $953.


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Libraries in Bremerton include Bremerton Public Library, Kitsap Regional Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Bremerton include Bremerton Patriot, Sun

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Kitsap County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Bremerton political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Bremerton workers is 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 5 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Bremerton between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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