Kitsap Coonty

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Kitsap County, Washington
Cairt o Washington heichlichtin Kitsap County
Location in the U.S. state o Washington
Cairt o the Unitit States heichlichtin Washington
Washington's location in the U.S.
FoonditJanuary 16, 1857
SeatPort Orchard
Lairgest ceetyBremerton
 • Tot566 sq mi (1,466 km2)
 • Laund396 sq mi (1,026 km2)
 • Watter170 sq mi (440 km2), 30.04%
Population (est.)
 • (2011)254,633
 • Density634/sq mi (244.7/km²)
Time zonePacific: -8/-7

Kitsap Coonty is a coonty locatit in the U.S. state o Washington, namit efter Chief Kitsap o the Suquamish tribe. As o the 2010 census, its population wis 251,133.[1] Its coonty seat is at Port Orchard, an its lairgest ceety is Bremerton.

Kitsap Coonty wis formit oot o King Coonty, Washington, an Jefferson Coonty, Washington on 16 Januar 1857. Oreeginally namit Slaughter Coonty, it wis suin renamit.[2]

The United States Navy is the lairgest employer in the coonty, wi installations at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Naval Undersea Warfare Center Keyport, an Naval Base Kitsap (which comprises umwhile NSB Bangor, an NS Bremerton).

Kitsap Coonty is connectit tae the eastren shore o Puget Sound bi Washington State Ferries routes, includin the Seattle-Bremerton Ferry, Southworth tae West Seattle via Vashon Island, Bainbridge Island tae Dountoun Seattle, an frae Kingston tae Edmonds, Washington.

Geografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

In addeetion tae occupeein maist o the Kitsap Peninsula, Kitsap Coonty includes baith Bainbridge Island an Blake Island. Accordin tae the U.S. Census Bureau, the coonty haes a tot aurie o 566 square mile (1,465.9 km2), o which 396 square mile (1,025.6 km2) is laund an 170 square mile (440.3 km2) (30.04%) is watter. Accordin tae Puget Sound Partnership, Kitsap coonty haes ower 250 mile (400 km) of saltwatter shoreline.

The portion o the coonty north o Silverdale is aften referred tae as North Kitsap, an the portion sooth o Bremerton as South Kitsap.

Geografic featurs[eedit | eedit soorce]

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Kitsap Coonty wis organisit in 1857.[3]

Demographics[eedit | eedit soorce]

Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 2011254,6331.4%
U.S. Decennial Census
2011 estimate
File:Kitsap County from Whidbey Island.jpg
Kitsap Coonty as seen frae Whidbey Island

As o the census o 2010, thare wur 251,133 fowk, 86,416 hoosehaulds, an 61,355 faimilies residin in the coonty. The population densitie wis 586 fowk per square mile (226/km²). Thare wur 92,644 hoosin units at an average densitie o 234 per square mile (90/km²). The racial makup o the coonty wis 84.27% White, 2.87% Black or African American, 1.62% Native American, 4.39% Asian, 0.78% Paceefic Islander, 1.43% frae ither races, an 4.64% frae twa or mair races. 4.14% o the population wur Hispanic or Latino o ony race. 15.6% wur o German, 10.4% Inglis, 9.8% Eris, 7.2% Unitit States or American an 7.0% Norse ancestry accordin tae Census 2000. 92.2% spoke Inglis, 2.5% Spainyie an 2.2% Tagalog as thair first leid.

Thare wur 86,416 hoosehaulds oot o which 36.00% haed childer unner the age o 18 livin wi thaim, 57.70% wur marriet couples livin thegither, 9.50% haed a female householder wi nae husband present, an 29.00% wur nan-faimilies. 22.60% o aw hoosehaulds wur made up o individuals an 7.60% haed someane livin alane who wis 65 years o age or aulder. The average hoosehauld size wis 2.60 an the average faimily size wis 3.05.

In the coonty, the population wis spread oot wi 26.80% unner the age o 18, 9.20% frae 18 tae 24, 29.60% frae 25 tae 44, 23.80% frae 45 tae 64, an 10.60% who wur 65 years o age or aulder. The median age wis 36 years. For ivery 100 females thare wur 102.70 males. For ivery 100 females age 18 an ower, thare wur 101.20 males.

The median income for a hoosehauld in the coonty wis $46,840, an the median income for a faimily wis $53,878. Males haed a median income o $39,889 versus $28,586 for females. The per caipita income for the county wis $22,317. Aboot 6.30% o faimilies an 8.80% o the population wur belaw the poverty line, includin 10.90% o those unner age 18 an 6.00% o those age 65 or ower.

Notable fowk[eedit | eedit soorce]

Buird o Coonty Commissioners[eedit | eedit soorce]

Steve Bauer (D) - District #1, North Kitsap
(Steve wis elected tae a full term in Nov. 2008 elections efter bein appyntit tae replace Chris Endresen in Julie 2007. Endresen resigned in Juin 2007 tae acome chief of staff for U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell.)[4]

Charlotte Garrido (D) - District #2, South Kitsap
(Charlotte beat Tim Matthes in Nov. 2008 elections tae fill the seat vacated bi Jan Angel, who resigned tae run for state legislature. Charlotte previously served on the county commission frae 1997 tae 2000, when she lost the seat tae Jan Angel.[5]

Josh Brown (D) - District #3, Central Kitsap

2011 State Estimates for Kitsap County: Ceeties an Touns (bi population)[eedit | eedit soorce]

Census-recognisit commonties[eedit | eedit soorce]

cairt of Kitsap County an surroondin aurie

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In feection[eedit | eedit soorce]

Walking Tall wi The Rock an Johnny Knoxville wis based in Kitsap Coonty, an the City of Port Orchard is the basis for the feectional commonty o Cedar Cove in the beuks bi Debbie Macomber.

See an aw[eedit | eedit soorce]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. United States Census Bureau. "2010 Census Data". United States Census Bureau. Archived frae the original on 24 Mairch 2011. Retrieved 7 Mey 2012.
  2. Columbia-Lippincott Gazeteer, p. 957
  3. "Archived copy". Archived frae the original on 29 September 2011. Retrieved 20 September 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. "Archived copy". Archived frae the original on 13 Julie 2011. Retrieved 20 September 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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Coordinates: 47°38′N 122°39′W / 47.64°N 122.65°W / 47.64; -122.65