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Port Angeles, Washington

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Welcome to Port Angeles ...

The coastal city of Port Angeles is located at the north end of the Olympic Peninsula (on the Juan De Fuca Strait).

Port Angeles is located in Clallam County<1> and is the County Seat for Clallam County.

A typical abbreviation for Port Angeles: Prt. Angeles

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Port Angeles has a population of 20,260 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Port Angeles.

The community of Port Angeles is near sea level<3>.

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

Port Angeles is within the (360) area code.

The ZIP code for Port Angeles: 98362<4>

Websites for Port Angeles ...

Official Website:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Port Angeles had an population of 20,260 people. This is an increase of 6.42% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 10.13% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Port Angeles had a population of 19,038 people (which is 26.66% of the total population of Clallam County). This makes Port Angeles the county's most populous community.

The population of Port Angeles represents 0.28% of the total population of Washington (which has 6,724,540 people), making it the state's 51st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 19,038 people, the population of Port Angeles increased 3.48% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 18,397 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Port Angeles.

Communities near Port Angeles ...

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

  • Sequim [Clallam County]
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    • Sequim [Clallam County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the east of Port Angeles
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,780 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sequim
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sequim<6>
  • Metchosin
  • Little Oklahoma [Clallam County]
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    • Little Oklahoma [Clallam County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the southeast of Port Angeles
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  • Elwha [Clallam County]
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    • Elwha [Clallam County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Port Angeles
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Carlsborg [Clallam County]
    • Joyce [Clallam County]
    • Old Town [Clallam County]
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      • Old Town [Clallam County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the east of Port Angeles
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Town have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Town
    • Port Crescent [Clallam County] - Historic
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      • Port Crescent [Clallam County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the west of Port Angeles
    • River Road [Clallam County]
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      • River Road [Clallam County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the east of Port Angeles
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    • Bell Hill [Clallam County]
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      • Bell Hill [Clallam County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the east of Port Angeles
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bell Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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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 Port Angeles. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Port Angeles.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Port Angeles. 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 Port Angeles.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Port Angeles. Our list includes 38 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Port Angeles.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Port Angeles ...

Looking for more information about Port Angeles? 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 Port Angeles, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Port Angeles.

Adding Port Angeles to Our Gazetteer ...

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

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Port Angeles was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Port Angeles on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Washington

About Clallam County

About Washington

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Port Angeles:

The official website for Clallam County:

The official website for State of Washington:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Washington's counties, including Clallam, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Port Angeles.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Port Angeles - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 Port Angeles). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Port Angeles or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Port Angeles) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Port Angeles. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Port AngelesOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Port Angeles. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.1148, Longitude: -123.4349    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






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