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Retire To Port Townsend, WA
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Port Townsend, Washington is one of the great places in the U.S. to live in retirement. Find city facts on home sales prices, air quality, water quality, medical care, cost of living, taxes, weather and other demographics.





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Read the city profile and blog posts from local real estate and community experts. See how home prices are trending over the past few years and get the latest homes for sale listings.

The EPA map on page 3 shows superfund cleanups in the area and the interactive map below provides a birds-eye view of the city.

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Port Townsend, Washington
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Port Townsend, Washington


Port Townsend Population
. 1990 2000 2010 2013 (est.)
Jefferson County blank blank blank 29,872
Port Townsend 7,001 8,334 9,113 9,210



Port Townsend
Home Sales Prices
(new & existing homes)
. Monthly Average Annual Average Yr-Over-Yr Change
2015 .$277,0480.2%
Apr $287,000 . .
Mar $289,000 . .
Feb $272,000 . .
Jan $252,000 . .
2014 .$276,5423.1%
2013 .$268,1222.3%
2012 .$262,163-6.2%
2011 . $279,346 2.5%
2010 . $272,509 na





Home Sales Price to Big City Comparison
(2015)
. Port Townsend GPTR 99 City Avg
Home Price $277,048 $354,000
Nearest Big City Seattle na
Home Sales Price in Seattle $352,000 $265,000
Home Sales Price Bargain Index 63% of Seattle home prices 133%



Home Sales Price to Renting Comparison
(2015)
. Port Townsend GPTR 99 City Avg
Home Price $277,048 $354,000
Monthly Rent $1,130 $1,336
Price/Rent Index 16.5 times the annual rent 17.7



Port Townsend
Cost of Living (2015)
104% GPTR 99 City Average
115%



Port Townsend Taxes
(2013)
blank Tax Rate Days Worked to Pay State Rank Tax Rate
(99 City Avg)
Days Worked to Pay
(99 City Avg)
State and Local Sales Tax 8.9% -- 5* 6.8% --
Federal, State and Local Tax -- 115 days 9* -- 109 days
* State rank of 1 pays the highest taxes



Port Townsend Building Permits
(single family homes)
Jefferson County
2013 34
2012 24
2011 21
2010 68
2009 33



Port Townsend Interactive Maps


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