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Welcome to Kitsap County ...

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

The community of Port Orchard is the Seat for Kitsap County.

Kitsap County was founded in 1857. Kitsap was created by taking area from King and Jefferson Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2019, <1> Kitsap had a population of 272,299 people. This is an increase of 8.43% since the last Census (which gave a population of 251,133 people in 2010).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Kitsap represented 3.73% of the total population of Washington.

Below are some of the communities located in Kitsap County:

  • Bainbridge Island
    (5 miles [8 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bainbridge Island
    • Bainbridge Island is located in Kitsap County (WA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,358 people
    • Bainbridge Island has also been known as:
    • Winslow
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bainbridge Island <2>
  • Bremerton
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the south)
  • Port Orchard
    (5 miles [8 km] to the south)
  • Poulsbo
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poulsbo
    • Poulsbo is located in Kitsap County (WA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,211 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Poulsbo <2>

Websites of Interest ...

Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2010 Census and the next count will be for the 2020 Census.
<2>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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This page was last modified/updated: 26 Feb 2024