Demographics paint a picture of life on Bainbridge Island as relatively affluent and better educated than the rest of the nation. In 2009 the median household income was $91,280 compared to $46,000 for the rest of the United States, with 60% of the population holding a bachelor’s degree or higher versus a 27.5% national average. What the demographics don’t highlight is that 5.6% of people live below the poverty level, as do four percent of families. Nor do the statistics show the number of people who work on Bainbridge Island that are forced to live elsewhere and commute because they cannot afford the high property values or rents on the island.
The Kitsap Continuum of Care Coalition reports that almost one-third of Kitsap County's homeless are families with children.
With support from the community, the programs provided by HRB help to meet this critical need for attainable housing.
Information on the City of Bainbridge Island