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Welcome to Poulsbo ...

The coastal city of Poulsbo is located in Kitsap County<1>.

The pronunciation of Poulsbo: PAWLZ-boh<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Poulsbo has a population of 11,192 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Poulsbo is 120 feet [37 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Poulsbo lies within the (360) area code.

The ZIP code for Poulsbo: 98370<5>

Websites for Poulsbo ...

Official Website: www.cityofpoulsbo.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Poulsbo had an population of 11,192 people. This is an increase of 21.65% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 64.27% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Poulsbo had a population of 9,200 people. This makes Poulsbo the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Poulsbo represents 0.14% of the total population of Washington (which has 6,724,540 people), making it the state's 82nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 9,200 people, the population of Poulsbo increased 35.04% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 6,813 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Poulsbo.

Communities near Poulsbo ...

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

  • Seattle [King County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seattle
    • Seattle [King County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Poulsbo
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 769,714 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seattle
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Seattle<7>
  • Shoreline [King County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shoreline
    • Shoreline [King County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the east of Poulsbo
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 58,197 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shoreline
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shoreline<7>
  • Edmonds [Snohomish County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edmonds
    • Edmonds [Snohomish County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northeast of Poulsbo
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 42,515 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edmonds
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Edmonds<7>
  • Bremerton [Kitsap County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bremerton
    • Bremerton [Kitsap County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the south of Poulsbo
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 42,322 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bremerton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bremerton<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Lynnwood [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lynnwood
      • Lynnwood [Snohomish County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the east of Poulsbo
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 39,042 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lynnwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lynnwood<7>
    • Bainbridge Island [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bainbridge Island
      • Bainbridge Island [Kitsap County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the southeast of Poulsbo
      • 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<7>
    • Kenmore [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kenmore
      • Kenmore [King County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the east of Poulsbo
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 23,062 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kenmore
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kenmore<7>
    • Mountlake Terrace [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountlake Terrace
      • Mountlake Terrace [Snohomish County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the east of Poulsbo
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,315 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountlake Terrace
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mountlake Terrace<7>
    • Port Orchard [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Port Orchard
      • Port Orchard [Kitsap County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the south of Poulsbo
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,718 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Port Orchard
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Port Orchard<7>
    • Lake Forest Park [King County]

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Poulsbo ...

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

Adding Poulsbo to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Poulsbo 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 Poulsbo was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Washington

About Kitsap County

About Washington

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Poulsbo: www.cityofpoulsbo.com/

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>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Poulsbo. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Poulsbo.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Poulsbo - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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 Poulsbo). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Poulsbo or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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- Poulsbo) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Poulsbo. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from PoulsboOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Poulsbo. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.7355, Longitude: -122.6442    
<7>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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