Jefferson County

Jefferson County has a colorful history that includes logging and associated sawmills, whiskey smuggling, shipbuilding, towboats and tugboats, shipyards, an iron foundry, a fish cannery and a brewery. The county’s population is projected to grow to 35,494 by 2020. The county’s population is projected to increase by 1.9 percent average annual growth in the next 10 years, and 1.6 percent average annual growth over the next 20 years, which is a higher growth rate than the United States and Washington state averages.

Square Miles: 1,804
Largest City: Port Townsend
County Seat: Port Townsend

Median Household Income: $55,124
Cost of Living Index: 122.8
Average Home Price: $456,471

Drive Times:
Port Townsend to Seattle: 3 hours
Port Townsend to Spokane: 6.25 hours
Port Townsend to Portland: 3.45 hours

County Website
Economic Development Website

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