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Port Townsend, Washington
Welcome to Port Townsend ...
The coastal city of Port Townsend is located at the north end of the Olympic Peninsula (on the Juan De Fuca Strait).
A typical abbreviation for Port Townsend: Prt. Townsend
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Port Townsend has a population of 9,867 people<2> (see below for details).
We don't have a date for the establishment of Port Townsend.
The community of Port Townsend is 30 feet [9 m] above sea level.<3>.
Time Zone: Port Townsend lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time
Port Townsend lies within the (360) area code.
The ZIP code for Port Townsend: 98368<4>
Websites for Port Townsend ...
Official Website: www.ci.port-townsend.wa.us/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Port Townsend had an population of 9,867 people. This is an increase of 8.27% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 18.39% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Port Townsend had a population of 9,113 people (which is 30.51% of the total population of Jefferson County). This makes Port Townsend the county's most populous community.
The population of Port Townsend represents 0.14% of the total population of Washington (which has 6,724,540 people), making it the state's 84th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 9,113 people, the population of Port Townsend increased 9.35% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 8,334 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Port Townsend.
Communities near Port Townsend ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Port Townsend.
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 Townsend. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Port Townsend.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Port Townsend. 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 Townsend.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Port Townsend. Our list includes 45 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Port Townsend.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Port Townsend ...
Looking for more information about Port Townsend? 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 Townsend, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Port Townsend.
Adding Port Townsend to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Port Townsend 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 Townsend was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Port Townsend on a map titled Auto Trails Map of Washington (1925).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Port Townsend on our Genealogy Page.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Port Townsend: www.ci.port-townsend.wa.us/
The official website for Jefferson County: www.co.jefferson.wa.us/
The official website for State of Washington: https://access.wa.gov/
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This page was last modified: 27 Apr 2022