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Port Angeles is a city in Clallam County.

It is the county seat.

The community name derives from Spanish for "Port of Our Lady of the Angels."

The latitude of Port Angeles is 48.118N. The longitude is -123.429W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 56 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 18,516.


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Median household income
Local
$33,130
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Port Angeles demographic reports
Port Angeles is on the Strait of Juan De Fuca.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 46. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2.5 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1990 movie, "The Hunt for Red October"
· 2003 movie, "The Hunted"
Well-known residents have included:
· John Elway, football player
· Raymond Carver, writer
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Dungeness Crab & Seafood Festival - Oct. 13-14, 2007
  • Clallam County Fair - Aug. 16-19, 2007
  • Streamfest - Sept. 8-9, 2007
  • Juan de Fuca Festival of the Arts - May 25-28, 2007
Dates often change. Check Port Angeles web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Port Angeles Symphony
Nearby parks & recreation: Olympic National Park
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.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Port Angeles demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Clallam County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 98362 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

19% of Port Angeles residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Port Angeles ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Port Angeles was $17,903, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

19% of Port Angeles residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Port Angeles festival dates:

Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Port Angeles, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $434.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $910.


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Libraries in Port Angeles include Port Angeles Public Library ... View libraries

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Media outlets

Newspapers in Port Angeles include Peninsula Daily News

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KNWP.

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Politics

Clallam County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Port Angeles political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Port Angeles workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 3 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Port Angeles between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.6 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Port Angeles include Best Western, Port Angeles Super 8 Motel, Quality Inn Uptown, Red Lion Port Angeles.

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