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 41,041 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 10.72% 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 14.03% and 11.64% 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.
Bremerton 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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
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 citizens of Bremerton are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 22.28% of adults in Bremerton having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Bremerton in 2010 was $27,506, 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 $110,024 for a family of four. However, Bremerton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Bremerton is a very 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. 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 Tagalog and Spanish.
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