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Welcome to Bremerton ...

The coastal city of Bremerton is located on Puget Sound.

Bremerton is located in Kitsap County<1>.

The pronunciation of Bremerton: BREM-er-ton<2>

The community of Bremerton was established in 1891.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Bremerton has a population of 41,900 people<3> (see below for details).

Bremerton is 500 feet [152 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Bremerton lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Bremerton is within the (360) area code.

The ZIP code for Bremerton: 98337<5>

Websites for Bremerton ...

Official Website:

Chamber of Commerce:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Bremerton had an population of 41,900 people. This is an increase of 11.06% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 12.46% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Bremerton had a population of 37,729 people (which is 15.02% of the total population of Kitsap County). This makes Bremerton the county's most populous community.

The population of Bremerton represents 0.56% of the population of Washington (which has 6,724,540 people), making it the state's 26th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 37,729 people, the population of Bremerton increased 1.26% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 37,259 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Bremerton.

Communities Also Named Bremerton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found another community named Bremerton - it's located in Maryland.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Bremerton.

Communities near Bremerton ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Bremerton.

  • Seattle
  • Shoreline
  • Burien
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burien
    • Burien lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southeast of Bremerton.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 51,268 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burien
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burien<7>
  • Des Moines
  • SeaTac
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for SeaTac
    • SeaTac lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the southeast of Bremerton.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 28,904 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on SeaTac
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for SeaTac<7>
  • Mercer Island
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mercer Island
    • Mercer Island lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the east of Bremerton.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,912 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mercer Island
  • Bainbridge Island
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bainbridge Island
    • Bainbridge Island lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Bremerton.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,358 people
    • Bainbridge Island has also been known as:
    • Winslow
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bainbridge Island
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bainbridge Island<7>
  • Tukwila
  • Poulsbo
  • Gig Harbor

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Bremerton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Bremerton.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Bremerton. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Bremerton.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Bremerton. Our list includes 36 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Bremerton.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Bremerton ...

Looking for more information about Bremerton? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Bremerton, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Bremerton.

Adding Bremerton to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Bremerton in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Bremerton was mentioned on a train schedule titled Union Pacific Railroad Time Tables (September 1924).

We also found Bremerton on a map titled Auto Trails Map of Washington (1925).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Bremerton.

The official website for Bremerton:

The official website for Kitsap County:

The official website for State of Washington:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Washington's counties, including Kitsap, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Bremerton. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Bremerton.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bremerton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Bremerton). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Bremerton or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Bremerton) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Bremerton. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BremertonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bremerton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.5686, Longitude: -122.6330    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




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