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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Housing
    C
  3. Nightlife
    A
  4. Good for Families
    B+
  5. Diversity
    B+
  6. Jobs
    B
  7. Weather
    A+
  8. Cost of Living
    D+
  9. Health & Fitness
    A+
  10. Outdoor Activities
    A+
  11. Commute
    B+
Kitsap County is located in Washington with a population of 262,475. In Kitsap County, most residents own their homes. In Kitsap County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Kitsap County and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Kitsap County are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$299,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,176
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    33%
  • Own
    67%
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Kitsap County Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    236
    282.7
  • Murder
    3.3
    6.1
  • Rape
    51.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    41.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    486.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,493.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    330.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    40%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Kitsap County

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$71,610
National
$55,322

Kitsap County Reviews

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Some parts have a great view of the water and the plant life is abundant. There are good places to eat, new ones pop up all the time! Many areas have great prices on homes and for renting. There are also discount stores: good will, grocery outlet, saars, winco. There are also events held all over the county. Everything from music, comedy, charity, and poetry. The crime is low and most areas are well maintained. Downtown Bremerton is packed with shops of all kinds and the waterfront frequently hosts exciting events!
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Kitsap county is a very laid back county and more than welcoming to the outsiders. We have water all around us, whether you like lakes or the sound, it is there for you. Want to snow ski? Just head out in many directions and you are there in a couple hours. We have several high schools and all the kids seem to know each other and get along well. Most of the activities in our area bring all the schools together.
The scenery and location to outdoor recreation is amazing. Traffic is minimal and the pace of life is much slower than neighboring Seattle. There is a bit of a homeless/ drug/ crime problem here but if you stay out of certain areas this is an absolutely wonderful and safe place to live.