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Welcome to Port Orchard ...

The coastal city of Port Orchard is located in Kitsap County<1> and is the County Seat for Kitsap County.

A typical abbreviation for Port Orchard: Prt. Orchard

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Port Orchard has a population of 14,602 people<2> (see below for details).

Port Orchard was established in 1886.

The community of Port Orchard is 200 feet [61 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Port Orchard is within the (360) area code.

The ZIP code for Port Orchard: 98366<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Port Orchard had an population of 14,602 people. This is an increase of 31.03% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 89.81% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Port Orchard had a population of 11,144 people. This makes Port Orchard the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Port Orchard represents 0.17% of the population of Washington (which has 6,724,540 people), making it the state's 71st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 11,144 people, the population of Port Orchard increased 44.86% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 7,693 people).

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

Communities near Port Orchard ...

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

  • Seattle [King County]
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    • Seattle [King County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the east of Port Orchard
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 769,714 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seattle
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Seattle<6>
  • Renton [King County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Renton
    • Renton [King County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the east of Port Orchard
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 101,494 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Renton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Renton<6>
  • Burien [King County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burien
    • Burien [King County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the east of Port Orchard
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 51,268 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burien
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burien<6>
  • Des Moines [King County]
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    • Des Moines [King County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Port Orchard
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 32,389 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Des Moines
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Des Moines<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • SeaTac [King County]
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      • SeaTac [King County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of Port Orchard
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 28,904 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for SeaTac<6>
    • Mercer Island [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mercer Island
      • Mercer Island [King County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the east of Port Orchard
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,912 people
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    • Bainbridge Island [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bainbridge Island
      • Bainbridge Island [Kitsap County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Port Orchard
      • 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<6>
    • Tukwila [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tukwila
      • Tukwila [King County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the east of Port Orchard
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,256 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tukwila
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tukwila<6>
    • Poulsbo [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poulsbo
      • Poulsbo [Kitsap County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the north of Port Orchard
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,211 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poulsbo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Poulsbo<6>
    • Gig Harbor [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gig Harbor
      • Gig Harbor [Pierce County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the south of Port Orchard
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,873 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gig Harbor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gig Harbor<6>

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 Orchard. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Port Orchard.

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Port Orchard. See our Newspapers Page for Port Orchard.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Port Orchard ...

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

Adding Port Orchard to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Port Orchard 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 Orchard was on a map titled Auto Trails Map - Washington and Oregon (from Rand McNally, 1925).

We also found Port Orchard on a map titled Mobile Oil Map of Washington (1949).

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Port Orchard. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Kitsap County: www.kitsapgov.com/

The official website for State of Washington: https://access.wa.gov/

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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Port Orchard.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Port Orchard - 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 Orchard). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Port Orchard 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 'straight-line' (or 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- Port Orchard) 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 Orchard. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Port OrchardOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Port Orchard. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.5389, Longitude: -122.6363    
<6>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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