Poulsbo is a somewhat small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Washington. With a population of 11,168 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Poulsbo is the 88th largest community in Washington.
Housing costs in Poulsbo are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Washington.
Poulsbo is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.40% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Poulsbo is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Poulsbo who work in sales jobs (12.57%), office and administrative support (11.76%), and management occupations (11.21%).
Poulsbo is home to a number of people employed in the armed forces. When you visit or walk around Poulsbo, some of the people you will bump into will be military people In and out of uniform, jogging, shopping and generally out and about town.
Also of interest is that Poulsbo has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Poulsbo is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
Even though Poulsbo is a smaller city, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly a ferryboat for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.
Poulsbo is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 41.31% of adults in Poulsbo have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.
The per capita income in Poulsbo in 2018 was $37,567, which is upper middle income relative to Washington, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $150,268 for a family of four. However, Poulsbo contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Poulsbo is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Poulsbo home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Poulsbo residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Poulsbo include German, Irish, English, Norwegian, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Poulsbo is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Scandinavian languages.