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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Port Orchard is a suburb of Seattle with a population of 13,788. Port Orchard is in Kitsap County. Living in Port Orchard offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and young professionals live in Port Orchard and residents tend to lean conservative.
About Port Orchard...
Population
13,788

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$292,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,115
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    40%
  • Own
    60%
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Port Orchard Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    357.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    7
    6.1
  • Rape
    56.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    49.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    700.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,427
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    308.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    17%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    38%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in Port Orchard

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$70,598
National
$55,322

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Port Orchard Reviews

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Port orchard is a great town to grow up in. There are frequent events to bring us together as a community. People are friendly and accepting of all which opens us all to new and more exciting experiences. I think what I like best about Port Orchard is the feel of home. The feeling of being part of a group, yet being accepted and appreciated for being myself. Living in Port Orchard provides a feeling of support from your neighbors, a feeling that your whole community is rooting for you. Upon graduation from University of Washington, I plan on returning to Port Orchard and doing my part to make Port Orchard great!
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It's nice and quiet, but it's super easy to get to Gig Harbor and Tacoma (but there is a Toll Bridge). Seattle is only a ferry away! The downtown area is very nice, and there are lots of cool local shops to visit. The library is very nice as well. Housing is becoming a problem, however, and they do need to build a new high school. South Kitsap HS is a great school, but very crowded. The bond to build a new school was recently voted down again, but hopefully that will change soon. Port Orchard is very Caucasian, and the only substantial minority is Pacific Islanders. The city is know as being a red dot in a sea of blue, and is pretty conservative.
Port Orchard is great for the bounty of green it still has intact. The trees, lakes, mountains, rivers, ocean, animals, & etc are so beautiful. It makes for an awesome place to raise children. The communities are so-so. There isn't a lot of money in Pt. Orchard. More blue collar than anything. To get real culture you need to go to Seattle. Nothing to do for nightlife. The police here can be a big negative factor. They do a lot of unlawful acts, but at the same time they can be somewhat helpful to a degree. For employment, commuting will probably become the best option. The opportunities are not the greatest inside Port Orchard, but the surrounding cities aren't too far. Rush hour traffic can be pretty bad depending on where you work.