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Port Townsend, Washington

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Port Townsend is a city located in Jefferson County, Washington. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 8,334. It is the county seat of Jefferson CountyTemplate:GR.

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History

Port Townsend was officially incorporated on January 16, 1860.

Things to do

The Rose Theatre (http://www.rosetheatre.com/) is a cinema downtown which shows contemporary American and foreign films. They also sell China Cola. The City of Port Townsend Memorial Pool (http://www.ptguide.com/recreation/city_pool.html/) provides swimming and lessons and his home to the Port Townsend Swim Team, the Barracudas. [Centrum (http://www.centrum.org/)] is a culture and art organization that hosts a multitude of workshops at Fort Worden State Park.

Geography

Location of Port Townsend, Washington
Port Townsend is located at 48°6'59" North, 122°46'31" West (48.116514, -122.775254)Template:GR.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 24.5 km² (9.4 mi²). 18.1 km² (7.0 mi²) of it is land and 6.4 km² (2.5 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 26.03% water.

Demographics

As of the censusTemplate:GR of 2000, there are 8,334 people, 3,917 households, and 2,201 families residing in the city. The population density is 460.3/km² (1,191.8/mi²). There are 4,250 housing units at an average density of 234.8/km² (607.8/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 93.27% White, 0.58% African American, 1.25% Native American, 1.27% Asian, 0.23% Pacific Islander, 0.89% from other races, and 2.52% from two or more races. 2.30% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 3,917 households out of which 23.3% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.4% are married couples living together, 11.2% have a female householder with no husband present, and 43.8% are non-families. 36.3% of all households are made up of individuals and 16.2% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.09 and the average family size is 2.67.

In the city the population is spread out with 19.6% under the age of 18, 5.5% from 18 to 24, 21.8% from 25 to 44, 32.3% from 45 to 64, and 20.8% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 47 years. For every 100 females there are 85.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 82.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $34,536, and the median income for a family is $47,027. Males have a median income of $38,013 versus $27,753 for females. The per capita income for the city is $22,395. 14.0% of the population and 8.9% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 19.0% of those under the age of 18 and 10.2% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Sister city

Port Townsend is twinned with Ichikawa in Japan. A group of local students participate in an exchange with this city during the summer.

External links

Template:Mapit-US-cityscale Guide to Port Townsend (http://www.ptguide.com/)

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