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Living In Port Townsend, WA

Port Townsend is a small town in Washington with a population of approximately 9,000. It's a nice place to settle down, as retirees account for a greater percentage of the population (31%) here than they do nationally (14%), while young adults are less well-represented. Overall, the town's residents, at an average age of just under 49, are notably older than most cities in Washington. Home ownership is more common than renting in Port Townsend, and 39% of residents rent. With a relatively low average rent of $981 per month in the town, renting remains an affordable option, particularly compared to other cities in Washington. Over the course of a year, renters in Port Townsend will save around $2,700 compared to the state average.

Compared to the national average (7%), Port Townsend has a high concentration of residents over the age of 25 who have advanced degrees, as 14% possess a Master's degree or a Doctoral degree. Further, 24% possess a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average. Many Port Townsend residents work in one of three industries: healthcare, entertainment, and retail. Together, these industries account for 20% of the workforce in the town. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many of the town's residents work in sales, as 5% of the town's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any career path. Port Townsend workers earn an average annual income of around $66K, less than the state average. Port Townsend's average income also trails the national average ($73,345).

With an average commute time of about 18 minutes, quicker than most cities in Washington, Port Townsend residents have found that getting to work isn't overly time-consuming. Many residents (33%) commute to work by car, while public transit is not widely used. Few residents (4%) commute to work on foot, though the number is higher than the national average.


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