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Encyclopedia > Bainbridge Island, Washington
Bainbridge Island, Washington
Coordinates: 47°39′19″N 122°32′6″W / 47.65528, -122.535
Country United States
State Washington
County Kitsap
Area
 - Total 65.5 sq mi (169.7 km²)
 - Land 27.6 sq mi (71.5 km²)
 - Water 37.9 sq mi (98.2 km²)
Population (2000)
 - Total 20,308
 - Density 735.6/sq mi (284.0/km²)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 - Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 98110
Area code(s) 206
FIPS code 53-03736GR2

Bainbridge Island is an island in Puget Sound, and is an incorporated city in Kitsap County, Washington, United States. The island's population was 20,300 at the 2000 census.[1] Image File history File links Kitsap_County_Washington_Incorporated_and_Unincorporated_areas_Bainbridge_Island_Highlighted. ... This list of countries, arranged alphabetically, gives an overview of countries of the world. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      The political units and divisions of the United States include: The 50 states... For the capital city of the United States, see Washington, D.C.. For other uses, see Washington (disambiguation). ... Washington counties This is a list of counties in Washington. ... Kitsap County is a county located in the U.S. state of Washington, named after Chief Kitsap of the Suquamish tribe. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... PST is UTC-8, highlighted in red. ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Although DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Mr. ... Area code 206 is a telephone dialing code in Washington for Seattle, Mercer Island and the islands of Bainbridge and Vashon, and portions of the Seattle metro area from Des Moines to Woodway. ... Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the U.S. Federal government for use by all (non-military) government agencies and by government contractors. ... Puget Sound For the university in this region, see University of Puget Sound. ... Kitsap County is a county located in the U.S. state of Washington, named after Chief Kitsap of the Suquamish tribe. ... For the capital city of the United States, see Washington, D.C.. For other uses, see Washington (disambiguation). ...


In July 2005, CNN/Money and Money magazine named Bainbridge Island the second-best place to live in the United States.[2]


The local newspapers are the Bainbridge Island Review (twice-weekly) and the Kitsap Sun (a daily that also produces the weekly, Bainbridge Islander). A sample of local blogs that typically report on events and happenings on Bainbridge Island include the Bainbridge Bulletin and the Voice of Bainbridge. The Bainbridge Island Review is a twice-weekly newspaper in Bainbridge Island, Washington. ...


The city is also known for its excellent school district, consistently rated near to, or at, the top of the state. Its crime rate is also significantly below the national average, ranking as among the lowest in the Seattle metropolitan area.[3]


Bainbridge still has some of the berry farms that made the area famous in earlier decades, as well as a weekly thriving farmers market where produce, arts and crafts are sold.

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History

In 1841, U.S. Navy Lieutenant Charles Wilkes visited the island while surveying the Northwest. Lt. Wilkes named the island after Commodore William Bainbridge, commander of the frigate U.S.S. Constitution in the War of 1812. Bainbridge Island was originally a center for the logging and shipbuilding industries. The island was known for huge and accessible cedars, which were especially in demand for ships' masts. The original county seat of Kitsap County was at Port Madison on the north end of the island. During World War II,Japanese-American residents of Bainbridge Island were the first to be sent to internment camps on the island. They were held by the U.S. government through the duration of the war for fear of espionage. The United States Navy (USN) is the branch of the United States armed forces responsible for naval operations. ... William Bainbridge (1774-1833). ... For the bird, see Frigatebird. ... “ Old Ironsides ” redirects here. ... This article is about the U.S. – U.K. war. ... Logging is the process in which trees are cut down usually as part of a timber harvest which is good for the environment. ... Men from Francisco de Orellanas expedition building a small brigantine, the San Pedro, to be used in the search for food Shipbuilding is the construction of ships. ... Port Madison is a deep water harbor located on the northern end of Bainbridge Island in Puget Sound west of Seattle, Washington. ...


The city of Bainbridge Island has occupied the entire island since February 28, 1991, when the former City of Winslow (around 1.5 square miles (3.9 km²) of land on Eagle Harbor, incorporated August 09, 1947) annexed the rest of the island. Since the 1960s, Bainbridge Island has become an increasingly affluent bedroom community of Seattle, a 35-minute ride away on the Washington State Ferries. The community has been especially concerned with preserving greenspace and keeping a tight control over development, both residential and commercial. The Bainbridge Island Land Trust and the City of Bainbridge Island are both instrumental in maintaining open space on the island. February 28 is the 59th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... Winslow is the name given by residents of Bainbridge Island, Washington to the downtown area around the main street, Winslow Way. ... This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... August 9 is the 221st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (222nd in leap years), with 144 days remaining. ... Year 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from 1960 to 1969. ... City nickname Emerald City City bird Great Blue Heron City flower Dahlia City mottos The City of Flowers The City of Goodwill City song Seattle, the Peerless City Mayor Greg Nickels County King County Area   - Total   - Land   - Water   - % water 369. ... Washington state maintains the largest fleet of passenger and auto ferries in the United States and the third largest in the world. ...


In 2001, Bainbridge Island Little League were represented in South Williamsport, PA. Bainbridge Island is an island in Puget Sound, and is an incorporated city located in Kitsap County, Washington. ... Little League Baseball - Logo Little League pitcher in Winesburg, Ohio Little League, Wayne, Michigan Little League Baseball is the name of a non-profit organization in the United States which organizes local childrens leagues of baseball and softball throughout the USA and the rest of the world. ... South Williamsport is a borough located in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania. ...


The sports programs are highly successful including the High School Lacrosse team, known for their numerous state titles, the most recent on May 19, 2007 over rival Mercer Island, their 11th state title.[4] The island's high school sailing team has been the reigning NWISA district double handed team racing champions for the past five seasons, and is currently ranked 12th in the nation.[5]


Geography

Bainbridge Island is located at 47°39′19″N, 122°32′06″W (47.655260, -122.535083).GR1


Bainbridge Island was formed during the last ice age — 13,000 to 15,000 years ago — when the 3000-foot thick Vashon Glacier scraped out the Puget Sound and Hood Canal basins. Great Bend of Hood Canal from the southeast Hood Canal, is a fjord off Puget Sound in the U.S. state of Washington, with an average width of 1. ...


Bainbridge Island is located within the Central Puget Sound Basin, east of the Kitsap Peninsula and west of the City of Seattle. The Island is approximately five miles (8 km) wide and ten miles (16 km) long, encompassing nearly 17,778 acres, or 28 square miles (73 km²), and is one of the larger islands in Puget Sound. Seattle redirects here. ...


Bainbridge Island shorelines border the main body of Puget Sound, a large protected embayment, Port Orchard Bay, and two high-current tidal passages, Rich Passage and Agate Pass. The island is characterized by an irregular coastline of approximately 53 miles (85 km), with numerous bays and inlets and a significant diversity of other coastal land forms, including spits, bluffs, dunes, lagoons, cuspate forelands, tombolos, tide flats, streams and tidal deltas, islands, and rocky outcrops. “Bay” redirects here. ... Port Orchard is the strait, part of Washington states Puget Sound, that separates Bainbridge Island on the east from the Kitsap Peninsula on the west. ... The Washington State ferry Hyak in Rich Passage heading to Bremerton, WA. The east end of Rich Passage, from a Manchester beach Rich Passage is a tidal strait, in Puget Sound, allowing access to Bremerton, Washington and Dyes Inlet, and separating Bainbridge Island from the Manchester area of the Kitsap... Agate Pass or Agate Passage is a strait in Puget Sound connecting Port Madison and Port Orchard. ... A spit is a deposition landform found off coasts. ... Hills redirects here. ... This article is about sand formations. ... This mid bay barrier in Narrabeen, a suburb of Sydney (Australia), has blocked what used to be a bay to form a lagoon. ... A Cuspate Foreland, solidified by vegetation A cuspate foreland is a geographical feature found on coastlines and created by long shore drift. ... Tombolo at Stockton Island, Ashland County (Wisconsin). ... Mudflats in Brewster, Massachusetts extending hundreds of yards offshore at the low tide. ... Outcrop is a geological term referring to the appearance of bedrock exposed at the surface of the Earth. ...


Prominent land and coastal features include:

  • Agate Point
  • Arrow Point
  • Bainbridge Reef
  • Baker Hill
  • Battle Point
  • Beans Point
  • Bill Point
  • Blakely Harbor
  • Blakely Rock, 47°35′41″N, 122°28′50″W
  • Creosote, a low flat on the south side to the entrance of Eagle Harbor, extending 350 yards inland, then rising abruptly to over 200 feet
  • Decatur Reef
  • Eagle Harbor, the main port of Bainbridge
  • Fletcher Bay
  • Gazzam Lake
  • Hidden Cove, mostly populated by the lower class of Bainbridge
  • Little Boston, a small area on southern BI near Old Mill and Port Blakely
  • Manzanita Bay
  • Murden Cove, an open bight on the eastern side of Bainbridge Island
  • Pleasant Beach
  • Point Monroe
  • Point White ... dock
  • Port Madison
  • Restoration Point
  • Rockaway Beach
  • Rolling Bay
  • Skiff Point
  • South Beach
  • South Point
  • Treasure Island
  • Tyee Shoal
  • Wing Point
  • Yeomalt Point

On the Kitsap Peninsula, Bremerton and Poulsbo lie across the Port Orchard channel to the west, and the city of Port Orchard lies across Rich Passage to the south. Sinclair Inlet and Puget Sound Naval Shipyard (left), Dyes Inlet (middle distance) and Manette and Warren Avenue Bridges (left to right) across Port Washington Narrows Bremerton is a city in Kitsap County, Washington, USA. The population was 37,259 at the 2000 census. ... Poulsbo (the first syllable is pronounced like the name Paul) is a Viking-inspired village on Liberty Bay. ... Port Orchard is the county seat of Kitsap County, Washington. ...


The island is quite hilly and is known for its popular 'Chilly Hilly' bicycle ride held every year in February. This ride has been the unofficial start to the bicycling season in the Pacific Northwest since 1992. The Pacific Northwest from space The Pacific Northwest, abbreviated PNW, or PacNW is a region in the northwest of North America. ...


Bainbridge Island is connected to the Kitsap Peninsula by a bridge carrying WA-305 over Agate Passage. The only other public way off the island is by Washington State Ferries service from Winslow in Eagle Harbor to Coleman Dock in Seattle. The boat, as it is commonly known, takes about 35 minutes to cross Puget Sound.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city of Bainbridge Island has a total area of 169.7 km² (65.5 mi²). 71.5 km² (27.6 mi²) of it is land and 98.2 km² (37.9 mi²) of it (57.87%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 20,308 people, 7,979 households, and 5,784 families residing in the city. The population density was 284.0/km² (735.6/mi²). There were 8,517 housing units at an average density of 119.1/km² (308.5/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 92.88% White, 0.28% African American, 0.62% Native American, 2.40% Asian, 0.11% Pacific Islander, 0.75% from other races, and 2.96% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.17% of the population. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 7,979 households out of which 36.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.1% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.5% were non-families. 22.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 2.98. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 26.7% under the age of 18, 3.6% from 18 to 24, 23.8% from 25 to 44, 33.1% from 45 to 64, and 12.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 94.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.0 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $70,110, and the median income for a family was $83,415. Males had a median income of $65,853 versus $42,051 for females. The per capita income for the city was $37,482. About 3.0% of families and 4.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.8% of those under age 18 and 3.3% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Famous residents

  • Dylan Tucker, Capt. Manning, and Zach Conner - Players for Kitsap Brumby who won the Washington State u-16 soccer championship in

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Sister cities

Bainbridge has the following sister cities: Sign denoting twin towns of Neckarsulm, Germany Town twinning is a concept whereby towns or cities in geographically and politically distinct areas are paired with the goal of fostering human contact and cultural links. ...

Image File history File links Flag_of_Nicaragua. ... Ometepe on the map of Nicaragua Ometepe Island from space, January 1997 The Island of Ometepe was formed by two volcanoes rising from Lake Nicaragua in the Republic of Nicaragua. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Traditional city flag City coat of arms Motto: Favet Neptunus eunti (Latin: Shall Neptune favour the traveller) Location Coordinates Time Zone CET (GMT +1) Administration Country Region Pays de la Loire Department Loire-Atlantique (44) Mayor Jean-Marc Ayrault  (PS) (since 1989) City Statistics Land area¹ 65. ...

See also

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Points of interest

Bainbridge Island School District No. ... A 66-acre forest garden made, by the vice-chairman of a lumber company, under the influence of the conservation movement and oriental philosophy. ... Fay Bainbridge State Park is built on 1,420 feet of saltwater shoreline on the northeast tip of Bainbridge Island on Puget Sound, Washington, immediately south of the Point Monroe sandspit. ... Fort Ward is a former United States Army coastal artillery fort, and later, a Navy installation located on the southwest side of Bainbridge Island along Rich Passage in the U.S. state of Washington. ... Fort Ward State Park is a state park located along Rich Passage on Bainbridge Island in Washington. ...

References

  1. ^ Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce. Retrieved on 2007-08-29.
  2. ^ Money Best Places to Live 2005. CNN/Money.com (July 2005). Retrieved on 2005-07-18.
  3. ^ http://bainbridgeisland.areaconnect.com/crime1.htm
  4. ^ D1 final: Bainbridge Island Wins The Islands Battle. Walax.com March-19. Retrieved on 2007-05-21.
  5. ^ ?.
  6. ^ Research Day: Urban Legend Purge. Defective Yeti. Retrieved on 2006-12-19.
  7. ^ The Professor's Place. Retrieved on 2006-12-19.
  8. ^ Jack Olsen, Crime Writer. Seattle Post-Intelligencer (July 19, 2002). Retrieved on 2007-1-1.
  9. ^ Biography of David Guterson. GradeSaver. Retrieved on 2006-12-19.
  10. ^ David Guterson. Meet the Writers. Barnes & Noble.com. Retrieved on 2006-12-19.
  11. ^ Sarah Tuff. I'm a Runner: Ed Viesturs. Runner's World. Retrieved on 2006-12-19.
  12. ^ ESC. GradeSaver. Retrieved on 2006-12-19.
  13. ^ The Real Thing. SPIN (July 1996). Retrieved on 2006-12-19.

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External links

Coordinates: 47.65526° N 122.535083° W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


 
 

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