Port Townsend, Washington Population 2021

10,081
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Port Townsend is a city located in Washington. With a 2020 population of 10,081, it is the 89th largest city in Washington and the 3090th largest city in the United States. Port Townsend is currently growing at a rate of 1.26% annually and its population has increased by 10.62% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 9,113 in 2010. Port Townsend reached it's highest population of 10,081 in 2021. Spanning over 7 miles, Port Townsend has a population density of 1,452 people per square mile.

The average household income in Port Townsend is $72,659 with a poverty rate of 15.58%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $957 per month, and the median house value is $338,000. The median age in Port Townsend is 53.9 years, 54.3 years for males, and 53.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 85.0 males.

Port Townsend Demographics

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

  • White: 92.59%
  • Asian: 2.20%
  • Other race: 1.70%
  • Two or more races: 1.70%
  • Native American: 1.18%
  • Black or African American: 0.60%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.04%
The current population of Port Townsend, Washington is 10,081, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 9,706.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 9,113.

Port Townsend, Washington Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White8,84392.59%
Asian2102.20%
Two or More Races1621.70%
Some Other Race1621.70%
American Indian and Alaska Native1131.18%
Black or African American570.60%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander40.04%
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Port Townsend Population by Race

Port Townsend Population Pyramid 2021

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Port Townsend Median Age

53.9


Total

54.3


Male

53.5


Female

Port Townsend Adults

There are 8,056 adults, (2,968 of whom are seniors) in Port Townsend.

Port Townsend Age Dependency

87.7

Age Dependency Ratio

58.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Port Townsend Sex Ratio

Female

5,164

54.07%

Male

4,387

45.93%

Port Townsend Population by Age

Port Townsend Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Port Townsend Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married74.6%25.4%
All58.2%41.8%
Non Family49.2%50.8%
Male47.7%52.3%
Female39.6%60.4%

58.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Port Townsend Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,6822.0158.2
Non Family2,3291.3149.2
Married1,8232.6574.6
Female4423.0139.6
Male882.4747.7

2.62

Average Family Size

2.01

Average Household Size

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Port Townsend Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1011.34%
9th to 12th Grade1371.82%
High School Graduate1,26516.78%
Some College1,25516.65%
Associates Degree3865.12%
Bachelors Degree2,28430.30%
Graduate Degree2,11128.00%
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Port Townsend Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Port Townsend Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White6,9416,8114,198
Hispanic25523783
Asian148589
Other Race9696
Native American737332
Multiple Races636345
Black575728
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 multiple races people with a rate of 71.43%.

Port Townsend Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,670$37,285$26,729
Less Than High School$33,081$33,227$
High School Grad$37,737$32,353$41,161
Some College$27,818$32,219$24,722
Bachelors Degree$28,594$33,875$27,141
Graduate Degree$45,208$51,328$

$30,670

Average Earnings

$37,285

Average Male

$26,729

Average Female

Port Townsend Earnings by Educational Attainment

Port Townsend Language by Age

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Port Townsend Language

92.71% of Port Townsend residents speak only English, while 7.29% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.42% of the population.

Port Townsend Language

Port Townsend Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White8,4951,26014.83%
Native1097266.06%
Hispanic4195011.93%
Multiple1534932.03%
Black573154.39%
Asian20494.41%
Islander22100.00%

15.58%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.58%

Male Poverty Rate

17.28%

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 4.41% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.16%. Among those working part-time, it was 26.60%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.43%.

Port Townsend Poverty

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Name Poverty
Some College16.57%
High School13.70%
Less Than High School13.30%
Bachelors or Greater10.03%

Port Townsend Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed73.44%
Male Unemployed57.23%
Female Employed17.85%
Male Employed4.58%

Port Townsend Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Port Townsend Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$51,389$72,659
Families$57,981$91,589
Married Families$70,375-
Non Families$37,194$51,664
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Income by Household Type

Port Townsend Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

45.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.4%

Male Marriage Rate

43.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Port Townsend Married by Age and Sex

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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 20-34.

Port Townsend Marital Status by Race

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Port Townsend Marital Status

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844

Number of Veterans

734

Male Veterans

110

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam504
First Gulf War136
World War II72
Second Gulf War67
Korea24

Port Townsend Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74343
75+271
55 to 64130
35 to 5484
18 to 3416

Port Townsend Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White80610.65%
Black2645.61%
Hispanic186.36%
2 or More89.41%
Indian45.48%

Port Townsend Veterans by Race

Port Townsend Veterans by Education

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3.59%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.68%

Veteran Disability Rate

Port Townsend Veterans by Education

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52.2%

Labor Force Participation

49.1%

Employment Rate

5.4%

Unemployment Rate

Port Townsend Employment by Age

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Port Townsend Employment by Race

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Port Townsend Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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38.05%

Born in Washington

93.18%

Native Born

6.82%

Foreign Born

4.07%

Non Citizen

2.74%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.18% of Port Townsend residents were born in the United States, with 38.05% having been born in Washington. 4.07% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Port Townsend Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202110,0811251.26%
20209,9561251.27%
20199,8311251.29%
20189,7061661.74%
20179,5401221.30%
20169,4181561.68%
20159,262590.64%
20149,203500.55%
20139,153620.68%
20129,091-15-0.16%
20119,106-13-0.14%
20109,1197850.90%
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%

Port Townsend Population by Year