Port Townsend, Washington Population 2020

9,946

Port Townsend is a city located in Washington. With a 2020 population of 9,946, it is the 88th largest city in Washington and the 3112th largest city in the United States. Port Townsend is currently growing at a rate of 1.23% annually and its population has increased by 9.14% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 9,113 in 2010. Spanning over 7 miles, Port Townsend has a population density of 1,433 people per square mile.

The average household income in Port Townsend is $71,232 with a poverty rate of 16.58%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $953 per month, and the median house value is $308,600. The median age in Port Townsend is 55.9 years, 55.4 years for males, and 56.4 years for females. For every 100 females there are 85.9 males.

Port Townsend Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Port Townsend was:

  • White: 93.52%
  • Asian: 2.41%
  • Two or more races: 1.76%
  • Black or African American: 1.29%
  • Native American: 1.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.02%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Port Townsend, Washington is 9,946, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 9,704.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 9,113.

Port Townsend, Washington Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White8,81793.52%
Asian2272.41%
Two or More Races1661.76%
Black or African American1221.29%
American Indian and Alaska Native941.00%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander20.02%

Port Townsend Population Pyramid 2020

Port Townsend Median Age

55.9


Total

55.4


Male

56.4


Female

Port Townsend Adults

There are 8,070 adults, (3,021 of whom are seniors) in Port Townsend.

Port Townsend Age Dependency

86.7

Age Dependency Ratio

59.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

26.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Port Townsend Sex Ratio

Female

5,071

53.79%

Male

4,357

46.21%

Port Townsend Households and Families

Port Townsend Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Port Townsend Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married73.6%26.4%
All58.6%41.4%
Female50.7%49.3%
Non Family50.3%49.7%
Male31.8%68.2%

58.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,5942.0358.6
Non Family2,3251.2950.3
Married1,7362.6973.6
Female4043.2950.7
Male1292.3931.8

2.66

Average Family Size

2.03

Average Household Size

11.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Port Townsend Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1041.37%
9th to 12th Grade1662.19%
High School Graduate1,29417.10%
Some College1,38618.31%
Associates Degree3404.49%
Bachelors Degree2,28030.12%
Graduate Degree1,99926.41%

Port Townsend Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White6,9816,8584,069
Asian17248
Hispanic15713499
Black10510526
Multiple Races979758
Native American555527
Islander22

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 63.06%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,675$36,322$26,982
Less Than High School$24,946$33,179$
High School Grad$27,000$35,541$
Some College$26,727$30,469$25,485
Bachelors Degree$30,292$39,167$28,333
Graduate Degree$50,938$57,500$45,588

$30,675

Average Earnings

$36,322

Average Male

$26,982

Average Female

Port Townsend Language

Port Townsend Language by Age

Port Townsend Language

94.35% of Port Townsend residents speak only English, while 5.65% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 2.15% of the population.

Port Townsend Poverty

Port Townsend Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White8,4581,34515.90%
Native917885.71%
Hispanic2985919.80%
Black1224234.43%
Multiple1603320.63%
Asian22673.10%
Islander22100.00%

16.58%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.75%

Male Poverty Rate

16.44%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Port Townsend

The race most likely to be in poverty in Port Townsend is Islander, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Port Townsend is Asian, with 3.10% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.65%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.16%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.51%.

Name Poverty
High School20.21%
Less Than High School14.72%
Some College14.01%
Bachelors or Greater9.98%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed71.35%
Female Unemployed28.81%
Female Employed13.61%
Male Employed5.10%

Port Townsend Income

Port Townsend Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$52,000$71,232
Families$59,420$90,904
Married Families$72,830-
Non Families$37,054$50,079

Port Townsend Marital Status

Port Townsend Marital Status

Marriage Rates

45.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.3%

Male Marriage Rate

42.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Port Townsend Married by Age and Sex

Port Townsend Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Port Townsend Marital Status by Race

Port Townsend Veterans

958

Number of Veterans

863

Male Veterans

95

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam543
First Gulf War121
World War II65
Second Gulf War57
Korea30
Age Group Veterans
65 to 74402
55 to 64250
75+248
35 to 5437
18 to 3421
Name Veterans % of Total
White86611.39%
Black8076.19%
Hispanic2214.01%
2 or More97.96%
Indian35.45%

$Port Townsend Veterans by Education

9.88%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.86%

Veteran Disability Rate

Port Townsend Employment Status

52.3%

Labor Force Participation

49%

Employment Rate

5.9%

Unemployment Rate

Port Townsend Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

38.38%

Born in Washington

93.83%

Native Born

6.17%

Foreign Born

3.10%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

93.83% of Port Townsend residents were born in the United States, with 38.38% having been born in Washington. 3.10% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20209,9461211.23%
20199,8251211.25%
20189,7041671.75%
20179,5371211.29%
20169,4161521.64%
20159,264610.66%
20149,203490.54%
20139,154620.68%
20129,092-14-0.15%
20119,106-14-0.15%
20109,1207860.91%
20008,3341,3331.76%
19907,0019341.44%
19806,0678261.47%
19705,2411670.32%
19605,074-1,814-3.01%
19506,8882,2053.93%
19404,6837041.64%
19303,9791,1323.40%
19202,847-1,334-3.77%
19104,1817381.96%
19003,443-1,115-2.77%
18904,5580.00%