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 41,405 people and 22 constituent neighborhoods, Bremerton is the 26th largest community in Washington.
Bremerton is a military town: the armed forces employs 9.92% of the workforce, making the military a major focus of life in the city. In the civilian sector, Healthcare and Retail are important in the local economy and are the city’s largest civilian employers, employing 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.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Bremerton is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, a ferryboat helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Bremerton area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
The population of Bremerton overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Bremerton, 24.84% 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.