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Bainbridge Island is a suburb of Seattle with a population of 23,576. Bainbridge Island is in Kitsap County and is one of the best places to live in Washington. Living in Bainbridge Island offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Bainbridge Island there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many retirees live in Bainbridge Island and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Bainbridge Island are highly rated.
About Bainbridge Island...
Population
23,576

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$569,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,233
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    23%
  • Own
    77%
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Bainbridge Island Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    28
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    32
    41
  • Robbery
    4
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    195
    500
  • Theft
    852
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    28
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$102,906
National
$55,322
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    32%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    37%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    7%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%
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I was born in California, and moved frequently throughout my childhood. I have lived in small farming towns and coastal cities, downtown communities and tiny backwoods neighborhoods; but nowhere I have lived has left such an impression on me as Bainbridge Island has. The Island, though small, is a vibrant, beautiful place covered in soaring green forests and bordered by stunning rocky beaches. As a community the Island is extremely safe, with a fantastic education system and public parks teeming with camps and clubs in the summertime. The Island is an affluent suburb of Seattle, but has its own strong character and individual identity. Without a doubt, I have grown and flourished on this Island, and its culture will always be a part of me.
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I have worked on Bainbridge Island for 9 years. Very friendly people, eco-conscious, and community oriented. Cute local shops and pretty good food. Many folk on Bainbridge Island Bike, so the island is pretty bike/ pedestrian friendly. Bainbridge Island has a very active community as a whole. From 5 years to 100 years old most of the population swims, bikes, play sports, or regularly attends the gym. Over-all a good place to live and work.
Bainbridge Island grew on me. When I first moved here, I disliked it immensely but after finding a social footing and getting involved in the community through volunteer work and extracurriculars, I couldn't imagine a better place to grow up. It's a quiet community with a general feeling of safety where you don't have to be on edge of possible crime. The people are generally friendly and overall it is a good community. Find your niche within this town and anyone can make it work.