Bremerton is a city in Kitsap County, Washington, United States. The population was 37,729 at the 2010 census and an estimated 41,405 in 2019, making it the largest city on the Kitsap Peninsula. Bremerton is home to Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and the Bremerton Annex of Naval Base Kitsap. Bremerton is connected to downtown Seattle by two ferries: a 60-minute ferry that carries both vehicles and walk-on passengers, and a 28-minute Fast Ferry that carries passengers and a limited number of bicycles.
Bremerton, the largest city in Kitsap County, is located directly west of Seattle across Puget Sound on the Kitsap Peninsula. It is bounded on the southeast and east by Sinclair Inlet and the strait of Port Orchard respectively. The city is divided by the Port Washington Narrows, a strait spanned by two bridges that connect the eastern and western sides of the city. The part of the city northeast of the narrows is referred to as East Bremerton. The city limits extend to the southwest as far as the Mason County line and include Bremerton National Airport. Bremerton is bordered to the south, across Sinclair Inlet, by the city of Port Orchard.
According to the United States Census Bureau, Bremerton has a total area of 32.29 square miles (83.63 km2), of which 28.41 square miles (73.58 km2) are land and 3.88 square miles (10.05 km2) are water.
Bremerton has a Mediterranean climate (Köppen Csb), with warm dry summers and wet semi-mild winters. Average annual precipitation is 56.37 in (1,432 mm), with annual snowfall having ranged from zero between July 2005 and June 2006 to 46 inches (116.84 cm) between July 1968 and June 1969. The wettest "rain year" has been from July 1998 to June 1999 with 81.79 inches (2,077.5 mm) and the driest from July 1943 to June 1944 with around 24 in or 609.6 mm (some days in February 1944 are missing). The city falls in USDA climate zone 8.
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