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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 recent blog posts from local real estate and community experts. 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
Jefferson County blank blank 29,872
Port Townsend 7,001 8,334 9,113



Port Townsend
Home Sales Prices
(new & existing homes)
. Monthly Average Annual Average Yr-Over-Yr Change
2013 .$268,1222.3%
2012 .$262,163-6.2%
2011 .$279,3462.5%
2010 .$272,509na
2009 . na na
2008 . $392,348 3.9%





Home Sales Price to Big City Comparison
(2013)
. Port Townsend GPTR 99 City Avg
Home Price $268,122 $345,000
Nearest Big City Seattle na
Home Sales Price in Seattle $355,000 $251,000
Home Sales Price Bargain Index 61% of Seattle home prices 137%



Home Sales Price to Renting Comparison
(2013)
. Port Townsend GPTR 99 City Avg
Home Price $268,122 $345,000
Monthly Rent $1,255 $1,363
Price/Rent Index 14.3 times the annual rent 17.0



Port Townsend
Cost of Living (2013)
107% GPTR 99 City Average
118%



Port Townsend Taxes
(2012-2013)
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% -- 4* 6.8% --
Federal, State and Local Tax -- 115 days 4* -- 107 days
* State rank of 1 pays the highest taxes



Port Townsend Building Permits
(single family homes)
Jefferson County
2012 24
2011 21
2010 68
2009 33
2008 105



Port Townsend Interactive Maps


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