Port Townsend, Washington

Port Townsend: City in and county seat of Jefferson County, Washington


Port Townsend is a city located in the county of Jefferson in the U.S. state of Washington. Its population at the 2010 census was 9,113. After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 9,973 inhabitants.

The city was created 173 years ago in 1850.

Port Townsend locator map
Location of Port Townsend on Washington map.

Quick Facts about Port Townsend

Population : 9,973 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Washington (United States)
County : Jefferson County
Postal code : 98368
Phone Area Codes : 360
Altitude : 430 feet / 131, 40 meters
Capital city : Port Townsend is capital of Jefferson County
Establishment : January 01, 1851 (173 years ago)
Time Zone : Pacific Time Zone, UTC−08:00, UTC−07:00
Local time : 17:34:56 (27th May 2024)
Population growth : 8.62% (2010-2020)
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Port Townsend is located at 48°7'1"N 122°45'38"W (48.1170400, -122.7604500).

Port Townsend map


The population of Port Townsend increased by 8.62% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 9,113 - census
2011 9,106 -0.08% estimation process
2012 9,091 -0.16% estimation process
2013 9,153 0.68% estimation process
2014 9,203 0.54% estimation process
2015 9,262 0.64% estimation process
2016 9,418 1.66% estimation process
2017 9,540 1.28% estimation process
2018 9,706 1.71% estimation process
2019 9,831 1.27% estimation process
2020 9,973 1.42% estimation process

Port Townsend zip code is 98368. County name: Jefferson, County fips: 53031

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People born in Port Townsend (19)

People born in Port Townsend, including guitarist Parker Lundgren, jazz saxophonist Vince Wallace, German entrepreneur Jacob Jebsen, .


  • Alan James (Film director, Screenwriter) he was born in 23/03/1890
  • Anita L. Allen (American lawyer) she was born in 24/03/1953
  • Art McLarney (Professional baseball player; college baseball, basketball, and football coach) he was born in 20/12/1908
  • Howard S. McGee (United States general) he was born in 04/10/1915
  • Kimba Wood (American federal judge) she was born in 21/01/1944
  • Marvin Glenn Shields (United States Navy Medal of Honor recipient) he was born in 30/12/1939
  • Tom Baker (American baseball player) he was born in 06/05/1934
  • Wayne Bastrup (American actor) he was born in 20/01/1976
  • Robert Force (musician and composer from the United States)
  • Billy Mahan (actor (1930-2002)) he was born in 09/07/1930
  • Harry Russell Ballinger (American painter) he was born in 01/01/1892
  • Clyde Swendsen (American diver, water polo player and coach) he was born in 25/05/1895
  • Laura Kiehl (daughter of H. Ambrose Kiehl) she was born in 01/01/1892
  • Jack Nagel (American alpine skier) he was born in 30/01/1926
  • Sue Morgan (American rower) she was born in 27/09/1952
  • Ford K. Brown (American English professor) he was born in 25/02/1895

Schools in Port Townsend

College & universities near Port Townsend, WA

Code Name City ZIP
458140 Northwest School of Wooden Boat Building Port Hadlock (WA) 98339

Stations (13)

Amtrak & bus stations near Port Townsend, WA

Code Name Address Type
STW Stanwood station 27111 Florence Way RAIL
EVR Everett Station 3201 Smith Ave. RAIL
EDM Edmonds station 211 Railroad Ave. RAIL
MVW Skagit Transportation Center 105 East Kincaid St. RAIL
SVF Seattle (Ferry - Pier 69), Washington 2701 Alaskan Way OTHER

Post offices near Port Townsend

Post Office Name City ZIP
Port Townsend Post Office Port Townsend (WA) 98368

Other cities in Jefferson County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Jefferson County , WA.

City Name Population Title
Port Ludlow 2,603 Census-designated place in Jefferson County, Washington (state), USA

Distance to Other Cities

Port Townsend distances to largest Washington cities