Bremerton, WA

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Living in Bremerton

Bremerton is a medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Washington. With a population of 43,505 people and 22 constituent neighborhoods, Bremerton is the 26th largest community in Washington.

The armed forces are a huge part of the life in Bremerton, employing 9.92% of the workforce. While it is a military town, the civilian sector still plays an important role in the local economy, where the Healthcare and Retail industries employ 14.42% and 11.20% of the civilian workforce, respectively.

Also of interest is that Bremerton has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One of the nice things about Bremerton is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Bremerton use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Bremerton‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding a ferryboat. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

The education level of Bremerton citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 24.84% of adults in Bremerton have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Bremerton in 2018 was $30,556, which is middle income relative to Washington, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $122,224 for a family of four. However, Bremerton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Bremerton is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Bremerton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Bremerton residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Bremerton also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.11% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Bremerton include German, Irish, English, Norwegian, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Bremerton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.