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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 Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Kitsap had a population of 240,862 people. This is an increase of 3.83% since the last Census (which gave a population of 231,969 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Kitsap represented 3.94% of the total population of Washington, making it the state's 6th most populous county (out of 39 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010251,133+8.26%+4.26% since 2009
2009240,862+3.83%+0.42% since 2008
2008239,865+3.4%+0.75% since 2007
2007238,087+2.64% 
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2000231,969The Last Census

More information can be found on the Kitsap County Census Page for Kitsap County.

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Below are some of the communities located in Kitsap County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Kitsap County):

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Bremerton   35,19137,2595.55% decrease  
Bainbridge Island   21,98120,3088.24% increase  
Poulsbo   8,2846,81321.59% increase  
Port Orchard   8,0177,6934.21% increase  

Websites for Kitsap County

Official Website:   www.kitsapgov.com/

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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 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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