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Encyclopedia > Kitsap County, Washington
Kitsap County, Washington
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Map of Washington highlighting Kitsap County
Location in the state of Washington
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Founded January 16, 1857
Seat Port Orchard
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,466 km² (566 mi²)
1,026 km² (396 mi²)
440 km² (170 mi²), 30.04%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

231,969
226/km² 
Website: www.kitsapgov.com

Kitsap County is a county located in the U.S. state of Washington, named after Chief Kitsap of the Suquamish tribe. As of 2000, its population is 231,969. Its county seat is at Port Orchard, and its largest city is Bremerton. Image File history File links Map_of_Washington_highlighting_Kitsap_County. ... Official language(s) English Capital Olympia Largest city Seattle Area  Ranked 18th  - Total 71,342 sq mi (184,827 km²)  - Width 240 miles (385 km)  - Length 360 miles (580 km)  - % water 6. ... Image File history File links Map_of_USA_WA.svg‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Washington ... is the 16th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1857 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Port Orchard is the county seat of Kitsap County, Washington. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... 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. ... 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 by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... 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  Politics Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of the... Official language(s) English Capital Olympia Largest city Seattle Area  Ranked 18th  - Total 71,342 sq mi (184,827 km²)  - Width 240 miles (385 km)  - Length 360 miles (580 km)  - % water 6. ... Kitsap was a prominent person of the Suquamish Tribe. ... Suquamish woman photographed by Edward S. Curtis in 1913. ... Port Orchard is the county seat of Kitsap County, Washington. ... 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. ...

Kitsap Seen From Whidbey Island
Kitsap Seen From Whidbey Island

Kitsap County was formed out of King County, Washington and Jefferson County, Washington on January 16, 1857. Originally named Slaughter County, it was soon renamed.[1] Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 400 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2304 × 3456 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 400 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2304 × 3456 pixel, file size: 1. ... King County redirects here; you may be looking for King County, Texas. ... Jefferson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Washington and named after Thomas Jefferson. ... is the 16th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1857 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ...


The United States Navy is of great importance to the county because it is the largest employer in the county, with installations at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Naval Undersea Warfare Center Keyport, and Naval Base Kitsap (which is comprised of former NSB Bangor, and NS Bremerton). USN redirects here. ... Puget Sound Naval Shipyard (PSNS) is a United States Navy shipyard covering 179 acres (0. ... The Naval Undersea Warfare Center, located in Newport, Rhode Island, is home to approximately 3,000 naval engineers working on various aspects of submarine warfare. ... Keyport is the name of some places in the United States of America: Keyport, New Jersey Keyport, Washington This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... NB Kitsap logo Naval Base Kitsap, is a US Navy base located on the Kitsap Peninsula in Washington state. ...


Kitsap County is connected to the eastern shore of Puget Sound by Washington State Ferries runs from Bremerton to Downtown Seattle , Southworth to West Seattle via Vashon Island, Bainbridge Island to Downtown Seattle, and from Kingston to Edmonds Puget Sound For the university in this region, see University of Puget Sound. ... Washington state maintains the largest fleet of passenger and auto ferries in the United States and the third largest in the world. ... 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. ... Downtown Seattle, from top of Space Needle (looking south) Map of downtown Seattle Downtown is a neighborhood in Seattle, Washington. ... Southworth is a community on Puget Sound in unincorporated Kitsap County, Washington. ... West Seattle West Seattle, a hilly district in Seattle, Washington, encompasses all of Seattle west of the Duwamish River. ... Vashon-Maury Island, usually known as Vashon Island, is Puget Sounds largest island south of Admiralty Inlet. ... Bainbridge Island is an island in Puget Sound, and is an incorporated city located in Kitsap County, Washington. ... Kingston (formerly AppleTree Cove) is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kitsap County, Washington, United States. ... Edmonds is a city in Snohomish County, Washington, United States. ...

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Geography

In addition to occupying most of the Kitsap Peninsula, Kitsap County includes both Bainbridge Island and Blake Island. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,466 km² (566 mi²). 1,026 km² (396 mi²) of it is land and 440 km² (170 mi²) of it (30.04%) is water. According to Puget Sound Partnership, Kitsap county has over 250 miles of saltwater shoreline. The Kitsap Peninsula, at times called the Indian Peninsula or the Great Peninsula, is the arm of land in Washington state (USA) that lies west of Seattle across Puget Sound and east of the Olympic Peninsula across Hood Canal. ... Bainbridge Island is an island in Puget Sound, and is an incorporated city located in Kitsap County, Washington. ... Blake Island lies in the middle of Puget Sound, south of Bainbridge Island and east of Manchester. ... 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. ...


The portion of the county north of Silverdale is often referred to as North Kitsap, and the portion south of Bremerton as South Kitsap. Silverdale is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kitsap County, Washington, in the United States. ...


Geographic features

Bainbridge Island is an island in Puget Sound, and is an incorporated city located in Kitsap County, Washington. ... Blake Island lies in the middle of Puget Sound, south of Bainbridge Island and east of Manchester. ... The Colvos Passage is the stretch of the Puget Sound in the American state of Washington running west of Vashon Island between the island and the Kitsap Peninsula. ... Dyes Inlet is an inlet on the Kitsap Peninsula in western Washington state, USA. It is connected to Port Orchard via the Port Washington Narrows, Port Washington being an earlier name for the inlet. ... 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. ... The Kitsap Peninsula, at times called the Indian Peninsula or the Great Peninsula, is the arm of land in Washington state (USA) that lies west of Seattle across Puget Sound and east of the Olympic Peninsula across Hood Canal. ... Liberty Bay is a bay of western Washington State (USA)s Kitsap Peninsula. ... These water towers greet travellers along Washington State Route 104 Port Gamble is a small bay on the northwestern shore of the Kitsap Peninsula in western Washington, lying near the entrance to Hood Canal. ... Port Madison is a deep water harbor located on the northern end of Bainbridge Island in Puget Sound west of Seattle, Washington. ... 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. ... Puget Sound For the university in this region, see University of Puget Sound. ... Sinclair Inlet is an arm of Puget Sound in Kitsap County, Washington, USA. It is the southwestern extension of Port Orchard, and it touches the shores of three of Kitsap Countys four incorporated cities: Bremerton, Bainbridge Island, and Port Orchard. ...

Adjacent counties

Island County is a county located in the U.S. state of Washington. ... Snohomish County is a county located in the U.S. state of Washington. ... King County redirects here; you may be looking for King County, Texas. ... Pierce County is the second most populous county in the state of Washington. ... Mason County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... Jefferson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Washington and named after Thomas Jefferson. ...

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 231,969 people, 86,416 households, and 61,355 families residing in the county. The population density was 226/km² (586/mi²). There were 92,644 housing units at an average density of 90/km² (234/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 84.27% White, 2.87% Black or African American, 1.62% Native American, 4.39% Asian, 0.78% Pacific Islander, 1.43% from other races, and 4.64% from two or more races. 4.14% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 15.6% were of German, 10.4% English, 9.8% Irish, 7.2% United States or American and 7.0% Norwegian ancestry according to Census 2000. 92.2% spoke English, 2.5% Spanish and 2.2% Tagalog as their first language. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... This article is about the English as a nation. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Tagalog (pronunciation: ) is one of the major languages of the Republic of the Philippines. ...


There were 86,416 households out of which 36.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.70% were married couples living together, 9.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.00% were non-families. 22.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.05. 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 county, the population was spread out with 26.80% under the age of 18, 9.20% from 18 to 24, 29.60% from 25 to 44, 23.80% from 45 to 64, and 10.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 102.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.20 males.


The median income for a household in the county was $46,840, and the median income for a family was $53,878. Males had a median income of $39,889 versus $28,586 for females. The per capita income for the county was $22,317. About 6.30% of families and 8.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.90% of those under age 18 and 6.00% 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. ...


Politics

Kitsap County is generally considered to be a marginally Democratic area. In the 2004 U.S. presidential election, Democrat John Kerry received 51.3% of the vote to Republican George W. Bush's 46.9%. Since elections have been close in recent years it is considered an electoral battleground county in Washington state politics. 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  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... John Forbes Kerry (born December 11, 1943) is the junior United States Senator from Massachusetts, in his fourth term of office. ... The Republican Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States of America, along with the Democratic Party. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States, inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ...


On mainland Kitsap County, politics are dominated by working-class Bremerton, which casts moderate margins for Democratic candidates. However, population shifts have resulted in Bremerton playing less of a role in politics, and unincorporated Kitsap County is a mix of battleground areas and staunchly Republican areas. Non-Bremerton parts of incorporated mainland Kitsap County vary, with Silverdale being marginally Republican, Poulsbo somewhat Democratic, and Port Orchard having been an exact tie in the 2004 election. 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. ... Silverdale is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kitsap County, Washington, in the United States. ... 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. ...


Democrats normally carry the Indian reservations of the area by wide margins; the area around Little Boston (part of the S'Klallam Indian Reservation) regularly gives Democratic candidates landslides of 10-to-1. The heavily white Port Madison Indian Reservation (across from Bainbridge Island) also gives Democrats victories of upwards of 2-to-1. For the song, see Indian Reservation (song) BIA map of reservations in the United States Tribal sovereignty: Map of the United States, with non-reservation land highlighted. ... Little Boston is an unincorporated community in Kitsap County, Washington. ... The Port Madison Indian Reservation is an Indian reservation in North Kitsap County, Washington. ...


Democratic legislative electoral control of Kitsap County is partly due to Bainbridge Island, which casts a significant number of votes and is almost 3-to-1 Democratic. Bainbridge Island's growth and Democratic trend offsets population losses of Bremerton, generally resulting in the county as a whole being stable but very close. Bainbridge Island is an island in Puget Sound, and is an incorporated city in Kitsap County, Washington, United States. ...


The Kitsap County Auditor Website has detailed election results from 1998 to the present. County area political trends can be tracked by analyzing the election precinct data.


Board of County Commissioners

Steve Bauer (D) - District #1, North Kitsap (Steve replaced Chris Endresen by appointment in July 2007 and will finish Endresen's term through 2008. Endresen resigned in June 2007 to become chief of staff for U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell.)


Jan Angel (R) - District #2, South Kitsap


Josh Brown (D) - District #3, Central Kitsap There are several well-known men named Josh Brown or Joshua Brown. ...


Census-recognized communities

Kitsap County

Map of Kitsap County, WA Source: Tiger Map Browser[1] File links The following pages link to this file: Kitsap County, Washington Categories: United States government images ...

Bainbridge Island is an island in Puget Sound, and is an incorporated city in Kitsap County, Washington, United States. ... Bangor, Washington is a U.S. Navy base, as of 2004 part of Naval Base Kitsap, located on Washington states Kitsap Peninsula. ... 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. ... East Port Orchard is a census-designated place located in Kitsap County, Washington. ... Erlands Point-Kitsap Lake is a census-designated place located in Kitsap County, Washington. ... Indianola is an unincorporated town in Kitsap County, Washington, located on the north shore of Port Madison between Kingston and Suquamish. ... Kingston (formerly AppleTree Cove) is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kitsap County, Washington, United States. ... Manchester is a census-designated place located in Kitsap County, Washington. ... Navy Yard City is a census-designated place located in Kitsap County, Washington. ... Parkwood is a census-designated place located in Kitsap County, Washington. ... Port Orchard is the county seat of Kitsap County, Washington. ... Poulsbo (the first syllable is pronounced like the name Paul) is a Viking-inspired village on Liberty Bay. ... Silverdale is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kitsap County, Washington, in the United States. ... Suquamish is a census-designated place located in Kitsap County, Washington. ... Tracyton is a census-designated place located in Kitsap County, Washington. ...

Other communities

  • Harper
  • Holly
  • Horseshoe Lake
  • Indianola
  • Island Lake
  • Keyport
  • Lake Holiday
  • Lemolo
  • Little Boston
  • Lofall
  • Long Lake
  • Manette
  • Maple Beach
  • Marine Drive
  • Meadowdale
  • Miami Beach
  • Olalla
  • Olalla Valley
  • Olympic Valley
  • Orchard Heights
  • Overlook
  • Pearson
  • Port Gamble
  • Retsil
  • Rocky Point
  • Sandy Hook Park
  • Scandia
  • Seabeck
  • Sheridan Park
  • South Colby
  • South Park Village
  • Southworth
  • View Park
  • Virginia
  • Waterman
  • Wautauga Beach
  • West Hills
  • West Park
  • Wildcat Lake
  • Winslow (former city, now part of incorporated Bainbridge Island)
  • Wye Lake


Bethel is a small unincorporated community in Kitsap County, Washington. ... Brownsville is an unincorporated community in Kitsap County, Washington. ... Burley is an unincorporated community in Kitsap County, Washington. ... Chico is an unincorporated community in Kitsap County, Washington. ... East Port Orchard is a census-designated place located in Kitsap County, Washington. ... Eglon is an unincorporated community in Kitsap County, Washington. ... Gorst is an unincorporated community located in Kitsap County, Washington at the head of Sinclair Inlet. ... Hansville is located at the northern end of the Kitsap Peninsula, affording sweeping views of Admiralty Inlet, Whidbey Island, and Puget Sound. ... Holly is an unincorporated community in Kitsap County, Washington. ... Indianola is an unincorporated town in Kitsap County, Washington, located on the north shore of Port Madison between Kingston and Suquamish. ... Navy base with town behind and the Olympic Mountains in the background Keyport is an unincorporated community in Kitsap County, Washington. ... Little Boston is an unincorporated community in Kitsap County, Washington. ... Manette, Washington is a community in Kitsap County, Washington. ... Maple Beach is an unincorporated community in Whatcom County, Washington. ... Olalla is a small unincorporated community in Kitsap County, Washington. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Retsil is an unincorporated community in Kitsap County, Washington. ... Seabeck was a mill town in Kitsap County, Washington, USA on Hood Canal. ... South Colby is an unincorporated community in Kitsap County, Washington. ... Southworth is a community on Puget Sound in unincorporated Kitsap County, Washington. ... Winslow is the name given by residents of Bainbridge Island, Washington to the downtown area around the main street, Winslow Way. ...


School Districts

Central Kitsap, North Kitsap, South Kitsap


In Fiction

Kitsap County was the location of the film Walking Tall with The Rock and Johnny Knoxville. Also, the film and comic book series, Sin City, takes place in the future of Kitsap County. David Guterson's 1995 best-selling novel Snow Falling on Cedars was placed on a fictional island whose geography, weather, and demographics matched Bainbridge Island, where Guterson resides. Given that the novel is based on racial conflict between whites and Japanese-Americans, it is significant that Bainbridge Island was the site of the first removal of Japanese-Americans in 1942 to internment camps. Walking Tall is a 2004 remake of the 1973 film of the same name. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Johnny Knoxville (born Philip John Clapp on March 11, 1971 in Knoxville, Tennessee) is an American comic actor and daredevil. ... Cover of Sin City shows Marv walking through the rain. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

Coordinates: 47°38′N 122°39′W / 47.64, -122.65 Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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The Kitsap County web site was designed to give access to the enormous amount of resources and information available to users online.
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Further, the inclusion or pointers to particular items in hypertext is not intended to reflect their importance, nor is it intended to endorse any views expressed or products or services offered by the author of the reference or the organization operating the server on which the reference is maintained.
Visitor information for the Kitsap Peninsula, Washington State (517 words)
The Kitsap Peninsula lies in the heart of Puget Sound surrounded by over 300 miles of saltwater shoreline and located between the Olympic and Cascade Mountain ranges in Washington State.
Kitsap offers miles of accessible shoreline, world-class golf courses, an eclectic collection of communities and endless recreational, cultural and scenic discoveries.
Surrounding Kitsap you'll find the Seattle and Tacoma metropolitan areas; the Olympic Peninsula; Victoria and Vancouver, Canada; Portland, Oregon; and three National Parks, all within easy touring distance while enjoying Kitsap's central location.
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