Silverdale, Washington

Silverdale is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kitsap County, Washington, in the United States. The population was 19,204 at the 2010 census. Despite many attempts at incorporation, Silverdale remains an unincorporated community.[3]

Silverdale ranks 158th among 522 areas in Washington for which per capita income data is collected.

Silverdale, Washington
Location of Silverdale, Washington
Location of Silverdale, Washington
Coordinates: 47°39′34″N 122°40′36″W / 47.65944°N 122.67667°WCoordinates: 47°39′34″N 122°40′36″W / 47.65944°N 122.67667°W
CountryUnited States
 • Total7.9 sq mi (20.4 km2)
 • Land6.9 sq mi (18.0 km2)
 • Water0.9 sq mi (2.4 km2)
16 ft (5 m)
 • Total19,204
 • Density2,277.9/sq mi (879.5/km2)
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP codes
98315, 98383
Area code(s)360
FIPS code53-64365[1]
GNIS feature ID1512662[2]


Silverdale is on the Kitsap Peninsula, situated ten miles northwest of the city of Bremerton and nine miles south of Poulsbo. Silverdale lies at the north tip of Dyes Inlet, which connects it to Bremerton via Sinclair Inlet and the Pacific Ocean via Puget Sound.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP of Silverdale has a total area of 7.9 square miles (20.4 km²), of which 6.9 square miles (18.0 km²) is land and 0.9 square miles (2.4 km²) is water.

Silverdale is located at 47°39′34″N 122°40′36″W / 47.65944°N 122.67667°W (47.659410, -122.676630).[4]


Historical population
Census Pop.

As of the census[1] of 2010, there were 19,204 people, 5,867 households, and 4,059 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 2,277.9 people per square mile (879.9/km²). There were 6,246 housing units at an average density of 899.6 per square mile (347.5/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP in 2005 was 74.9% White, 9.8% Asian, 3.5% African American, 1.9% Native American, 1.1% Pacific Islander, 1.45% from other races, and 5.01% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.4% of the population.

Of the 5,867 households in Silverdale, 39.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.6% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.8% were non-families. 22.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average family size was 3.14 people.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 28.0% under the age of 18, 12.2% from 18 to 24, 31.1% from 25 to 44, 19.7% from 45 to 64, and 9.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.0 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $48,164, and the median income for a family was $54,538. Males had a median income of $38,504 versus $28,414 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $21,763. About 2.8% of families and 4.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.1% of those under age 18 and 6.4% of those age 65 or over.


Silverdale Way
Silverdale Way is Silverdale's main commercial strip.

Commerce in Silverdale is primarily divided into two geographic areas: Old Town Silverdale along the northeast edge of Dyes Inlet, and the Kitsap Mall and big box stores (Costco Wholesale Center, REI, Best Buy, Target, Trader Joe's and T.J. Maxx[6]) just north within SR 3 and SR 303. In addition to the Port of Silverdale[7], Old Town Silverdale is home to many salons, restaurants, and medical offices.

A branch of Harrison Medical Center opened on Myhre Road in 2000. Harrison Silverdale will be expanded and the Harrison Bremerton campus closed.[8]


Public schools

Central Kitsap School District serves about 11,000 students from kindergarten through grade 12. The district has two high schools serving grades 9 to 12, one secondary school serving grades 7 to 12, three middle schools serving grades six to eight, three satellite programs, 12 elementary schools, and a home-school support program. In addition, the district offers both junior high- and high school-level alternative programs.[9] The overall graduation rate as of 2010 is 89.4% which is well above the statewide rate of 72%.[10]

On September 8, 2017 construction began on the new Central Kitsap Campus which will house Central Kitsap High School and Central Kitsap Middle School. The current buildings were built in 1942 and 1959 respectively[11]. It is expected that middle school students will be able to move into the new building in Spring 2019 while high school students will move in Fall 2019.[12] Construction for the new campus was contracted through Skanksa for $77.9 million[13]. Central Kitsap School District sold the naming rights to the new campus' stadium to Kitsap Credit Union for $500,000.[14] The stadium will be named "Kitsap Credit Union Athletic Complex."

Notable people


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  2. ^ "Silverdale". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  3. ^ Grimley, Brynn (February 12, 2013). "Silverdale incorporation fails". Kitsap Sun. Retrieved February 7, 2019.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  5. ^ U.S. Decennial Census
  6. ^ "Silverdale on the Kitsap Peninsula". Retrieved September 11, 2018.
  7. ^ "Port Of Silverdale | Home | Silverdale Weather | Silverdale Rain | Old Town Silverdale Business". Retrieved September 11, 2018.
  8. ^ "Harrison Silverdale > Locations > Harrison Medical Center". Retrieved March 3, 2016.
  9. ^ "Alternative Secondary Schools - Central Kitsap Schools". Retrieved February 3, 2016.
  10. ^ "Central Kitsap School District Schools". Retrieved April 25, 2012.
  11. ^ "High and middle school construction project on track for 2019-2020 school year opening | Kitsap Daily News". Kitsap Daily News. March 5, 2018. Retrieved September 11, 2018.
  12. ^ "Central Kitsap School District building frenzy hits peak". Kitsap Sun. Retrieved September 11, 2018.
  13. ^ "Skanska signs $77.9 million contract for new Central Kitsap schools |". Retrieved September 11, 2018.
  14. ^ "Central Kitsap School District sells naming rights for new stadium, athletic complex". Kitsap Sun. Retrieved September 11, 2018.

External links

Apex Airport

Apex Airport (or Airpark) is a private airstrip almost exactly two miles due west of Kitsap Mall in Silverdale, Washington, at elevation 525 feet (160 m). The runway, originally a bulldozed gravel strip, was built in 1946.

Carderock Division of the Naval Surface Warfare Center

The Carderock Division of the Naval Surface Warfare Center is located in Potomac, Maryland and consists of approximately 3,200 scientists, engineers and support personnel working in more than 40 disciplines ranging from fundamental science to applied/in-service engineering. Carderock's Headquarters is located in West Bethesda, Maryland. The Division also conducts research and development at several remote sites across the United States.

As a major component and field activity of the Naval Sea Systems Command, the Carderock Division provides cradle-to-grave support for its technical products over a wide range of scientific areas related to surface and undersea platforms. The Division addresses the full spectrum of applied maritime science and technology, from the theoretical and conceptual beginnings, through design and acquisition, to implementation and follow-on engineering. This includes all technical aspects of improving the performance of ships, submarines, military water craft, and unmanned vehicles, as well as research for military logistics systems. In addition, the Division is uniquely chartered by the U.S. Congress to support maritime industry. The facility specialises in:

Environmental Quality Systems;

Hull Forms & Propulsors;

Ship Design & Integration;


Silencing Systems,

Structures and Materials;

Susceptibility.Division Sites:

Bethesda, Maryland (Carderock Division Headquarters), the David Taylor Model Basin is located at the facility.

Norfolk, Virginia (Combatant Craft Division)

Fort Lauderdale, Florida (South Florida Ocean Measurement Facility)

Memphis, Tennessee (Large Cavitation Channel)

Bayview, Idaho (Acoustic Research Detachment)

Ketchikan, Alaska (Southeast Alaska Acoustic Measurement Facility)

Silverdale, Washington (Bangor Detachment)

Central Kitsap High School

Central Kitsap High School is a secondary school located in Silverdale, Washington, United States. It is one of seven secondary schools in the Central Kitsap School District. CKHS teaches grades 09-12. CKHS was for the first time ranked in the top 2% of the nation academically in 2002 and has continued to be through the 2015–2016 school year. CKHS has also garnered two Washington Achievement Awards for closing the Achievement Gap, and has also appeared regularly in the U.S. News & World Report as a nationally ranked school (Data complications with the move to adding ninth graders in 2014–2015 have led to an erroneous omission for the 2016 list).

In 2014–2015, CKHS became a four-year high school, serving grades 9-12 as part of a district reconfiguration movement. Beginning in school year 2016–2017, CKHS began competing in the South Sound Conference with seven other 3A schools. CKHS has also begun planning for a new CKHS building to be built on the same site as a result of the district passage of a bond initiative. The new building is expected to open in the fall of 2019 while remaining open in its current location.

Children of the Nations

Children of the Nations (COTN) is a Christian nonprofit organization that exists to provide care for orphaned and destitute children in poverty-stricken areas of the world. Operating in Malawi, Sierra Leone, the Dominican Republic, Uganda, and Haiti, COTN helps nearly 7,000 children on a daily basis. COTN's stated goal is to "Raise children who transform nations."

Children of the Nations is a Christian nonprofit organization headquartered in Silverdale, Washington, USA.

Clear Creek Trail (Washington)

Clear Creek Trail is an urban trail in Silverdale, Washington, "at once in the suburbs and simultaneously immersed in the natural world". In a 2011 book by Mountaineers Books, it was reported to be over seven miles long. The trail extends along Clear Creek from its uplands near the Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor Trigger Avenue gate on State Route 3 to the creek's estuary at Dyes Inlet.

Dyes Inlet

Dyes Inlet is an inlet on the Kitsap Peninsula in western Washington, USA. Silverdale, Washington is located on the north shore of the inlet and has a marina, waterfront park, boat ramp, and boardwalk. The west shoreline is part of Chico, Washington and the east shoreline is Tracyton, Washington. Dyes Inlet is connected to Port Orchard via the Port Washington Narrows, Port Washington being an earlier name for the inlet. It was named for John W. W. Dyes, a taxidermist with the Wilkes Expedition of 1841. Chico Creek and Clear Creek are the major fresh waterways that drain into the inlet. Both creeks have heavy salmon runs during the fall.Dyes Inlet has hosted Unlimited Light Hydroplane races.. The inlet is also referenced in Death Cab for Cutie's song 'Northern Lights' on their ninth studio album Thank You for Today.

George Bayer

George Bayer (September 15, 1925 – March 16, 2003) was an American professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour and the Senior PGA Tour.

Bayer was born in Bremerton, Washington. He attended the University of Washington and was a member of the football team from 1946–1949; he played in the 1949 East-West Shrine Game. After college, he was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the 20th round (253rd overall). He was released by the Redskins and played for the Brooklyn Brooks and Richmond Arrows of the minor league American Football League in 1950. Bayer did not begin playing golf professionally until he was 29 years old; he started in golf as a caddie at Kitsap Golf and Country Club, which is located between Silverdale, Washington and his hometown of Bremerton.At 6-foot-5-inches tall and 230 pounds, the power that Bayer could generate was astonishing. He was known for booming 300-yard drives. Bayer won four times on the PGA Tour in a four-year period made remarkable by the fact that he played in an era of inconsistently wound balls; and laminated maple or persimmon clubs that were made for players of average height (5'9" tall) and build (160 pounds). His achievements came in an era when golf equipment was simply not available for extremely tall or extremely short people. He also won the par-3 contest at the Masters Tournament in 1963.

Bayer also played on the Senior PGA Tour. His best year on that circuit was 1984, when he finished 21st on the money list with $64,491 in earnings. His last appearance in competitive golf was at the 2002 Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf. Bayer suffered a fatal heart attack at home in Palm Springs, California while dining with his wife, golfer Bob Goalby and Goalby's wife.

James Symonds

James A. Symonds is an American retired rear admiral of the United States Navy who last served as Commander, Navy Region Northwest, based in Silverdale, Washington. He was the former Commanding Officer of the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76). He had a prominent, symbolic role in the state funeral of former United States President Ronald Reagan in 2004.


KITZ (1400 AM) is a radio station featuring a News/Talk format. Licensed to Silverdale, Washington, United States, it serves the Puget Sound Region. The station is currently owned by KITZ Radio, Inc. consisting of the gun rights group Second Amendment Foundation and its affiliate Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms. The main KITZ studio and production facilities are located in Port Orchard, Washington.

Kitsap Mall

Kitsap Mall (Stylized as KITS^P M^LL) in Silverdale, Washington is an indoor shopping mall with 110 retail stores. Anchor tenants include JCPenney, Macy's, Sears, Dick's Sporting Goods, Kohl's, Barnes & Noble, and Cost Plus World Market. The mall is managed and owned by Starwood Capital Group.

Klahowya Secondary School

Klahowya Secondary School (or KSS) is a secondary school located in Silverdale, Washington and is in the Central Kitsap School District. Its programs include marching band (Marching Eagles), the cross country team, the baseball team, and the wrestling team. Klahowya Secondary School was constructed in 1996-1997 as a 132,000 square foot facility with 20 classrooms for grades 6-12.

Move to Bremerton

Move to Bremerton is an EP by the band MxPx, released in 1996. The song was written about the city of Bremerton, Washington. The video takes place in downtown Seattle, Washington. Many locations in Bremerton are also featured including the ferry terminals, the now defunct Kmart parking lot, and the USS Turner Joy. Also featured is Central Kitsap High School, from nearby Silverdale, Washington.

Olympic High School

Olympic High School may refer to:

Olympic High School — Concord, California

Olympic High School — Santa Monica, California

Olympic High School (Charlotte, North Carolina) — Charlotte, North Carolina

Olympic High School (Silverdale, Washington) — Silverdale, Washington

Olympic Vista High School — Chula Vista, California (now called Olympian High School)

Olympic High School (Silverdale, Washington)

Olympic High School is a secondary school located in Bremerton, Washington, United States. It is one of six secondary schools in the Central Kitsap School District. OHS educates grades 9-12. Course offerings include several Advanced Placement courses, a College in the High School program in partnership with Central Washington University, and an advanced Career and Technical Education program called Project Lead the Way. The school also offers students programs in vocal and instrumental music, and sports medicine.

In 2017, community support allows the school to begin a major modernization project. The center of the building will be demolished. A two-story building will be constructed in its place. The addition will include career and technical classrooms, an updated library, auditorium and commons areas. The project will not be complete by fall 2018.

The school's main gym is also the home venue for the Kitsap Admirals of the American Basketball Association and International Basketball League.

Peter Reader

Peter L. Reader (1913 – November 6, 2002) was a delegate of the constitutional convention of Alaska. He was the only delegate to oppose statehood.

Reader was born in Grand Rapids, North Dakota. A former miner who worked in Candle and Nome, he worked as an equipment foreman for the Army Corps of Engineers during World War II.

After the war, Reader worked for the North Fork Dredging Company and the Pioneer Water Company. He served as a delegate to the Alaska Constitutional Convention in 1955 and 1956.

In 1958, Reader formed the Nome Telephone Company along with four other investors. He remained at the company until its sale in 1965.

Reader died, aged 89, in Silverdale, Washington after a lengthy illness.

Robert F. Burt

Chaplain (Rear Admiral) Robert Francis Burt, USN, (March 1, 1948 – January 27, 2014) was an American Navy officer who served as the 24th Chief of Chaplains of the United States Navy from 2006 to 2010.

Tarn Adams

Tarn Adams (born April 17, 1978) is an American computer game programmer, best known for his work on Dwarf Fortress. He has been working on it since 2002 with his older brother Zach. He learned programming in his childhood, and has been designing computer games as a hobby. He quit his first year of a mathematics post doctorate at Texas A&M to focus on game development in 2006.

USCGC Sea Devil (WPB-87368)

USCGC Sea Devil is the 68th Marine Protector-class coastal patrol boat to be built, and the first of four to be paid for by the US Navy. It is operated by the U.S. Coast Guard.

Her home port is Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor in Silverdale, Washington, where she and her sister ship Sea Fox are assigned to one of two Maritime Force Protection Units. Their sole mission is to escort the Navy's largest submarines, the nuclear-armed Ohio class, while in and near their moorings in Puget Sound. USCGC Sea Dragon and USCGC Sea Dog guard the submarine base in Kings Bay, Georgia, on the Atlantic Ocean.

These submarines require an escort because, while they carry some of the most powerful weapons ever built, they do not mount weapons suitable to protect them from surface threats, like the speedboat that carried a bomb that damaged USS Cole.

Walter Heller

Walter Wolfgang Heller (27 August 1915 – 15 June 1987) was a leading American economist of the 1960s, and an influential adviser to President John F. Kennedy as chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, 1961–64.

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