Kitsap Coonty

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Kitsap County, Washington
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Location in the state o Washington
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Washington's location in the U.S.
Foondit January 16, 1857
Seat Port Orchard
Lairgest city Bremerton
 - Total
 - Land
 - Watter

566 sq mi (1,466 km²)
396 sq mi (1,026 km²)
170 sq mi (440 km²), 30.04%
 - (2011)
 - Density

634/sq mi (244.7/km²)
Time zone Paceefic: UTC-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 total aurie o 566 square miles (1,465.9 km2), o which 396 square miles (1,025.6 km2) is laund an 170 square miles (440.3 km2) (30.04%) is watter. Accordin tae Puget Sound Partnership, Kitsap coonty haes ower 250 miles (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.

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History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Kitsap Coonty wis organisit in 1857.[3]

Demographics[eedit | eedit soorce]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1860 544
1870 866 59.2%
1880 1,738 100.7%
1890 4,624 166.1%
1900 6,767 46.3%
1910 17,647 160.8%
1920 33,162 87.9%
1930 30,776 −7.2%
1940 44,387 44.2%
1950 75,724 70.6%
1960 84,176 11.2%
1970 101,732 20.9%
1980 147,152 44.6%
1990 189,731 28.9%
2000 231,969 22.3%
2010 251,133 8.3%
Est. 2011 254,633 1.4%
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 their 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 together, 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 was 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 was $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 was elected to a full term in Nov. 2008 elections after being appointed to replace Chris Endresen in July 2007. Endresen resigned in June 2007 to become 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 to fill the seat vacated by Jan Angel, who resigned to run for state legislature. Charlotte previously served on the county commission from 1997 to 2000, when she lost the seat to Jan Angel.[5]

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

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

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map of Kitsap County and surrounding area

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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.

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