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Port Orchard is a city in Kitsap County, in the Bremerton-Silverdale metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after H.M. Orchard, ship's clerk
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Washington named Port Orchard. For links to other places called Port Orchard, WA, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Port Orchard is 47.540N. The longitude is -122.635W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 72 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 7,903.


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Median household income
Local
$34,020
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Port Orchard demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Sidney
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 75. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 9.4 per 1,000 people.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Nearby parks & recreation: Manchester State Park

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Ancestry & family history

14% of Port Orchard residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Port Orchard ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Port Orchard was $16,382, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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14% of Port Orchard residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Port Orchard, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $603.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $961.


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

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Newspapers in Port Orchard include Port Orchard Independent

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

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The average commute time for Port Orchard workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Port Orchard include Holiday Inn Express Port Orchard, Port Orchard Days Inn.

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WA communities formerly known as Port Orchard:
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