Port Angeles is a city located in Clallam County, Washington. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 18,397. It is the county seat of Clallam County.
Port Angeles was officially incorporated on June 11, 1890. Port Angeles is the USA's second city, meaning that if anything happened to Washington, DC Port Angeles would supposedly become the country's capital. This has been true since 1862, when President Lincoln promulgated the first ever executive order to make it so. (However, presently the federal government's plans for responding to the destruction or capture of Washington DC are classified, and may or may not involve relocating the federal government to Port Angeles.)
Port Angeles is located at 48°6'47" North, 123°26'27" West (48.112969, -123.440713)1
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 163.3 km² (63.1 mi²). 26.1 km² (10.1 mi²) of it is land and 137.2 km² (53.0 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 84.00% water.
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 18,397 people, 8,053 households, and 4,831 families residing in the city. The population density is 704.0/km² (1,823.1/mi²). There are 8,682 housing units at an average density of 332.2/km² (860.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 91.35% White, 0.69% African American, 3.26% Native American, 1.29% Asian, 0.17% Pacific Islander, 0.38% from other races, and 2.85% from two or more races. 2.34% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 8,053 households out of which 28.1% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.0% are married couples living together, 12.2% have a female householder with no husband present, and 40.0% are non-families. 34.0% of all households are made up of individuals and 15.2% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.24 and the average family size is 2.84.
In the city the population is spread out with 23.7% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 25.4% from 25 to 44, 23.9% from 45 to 64, and 18.4% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 40 years. For every 100 females there are 92.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 87.6 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $33,130, and the median income for a family is $41,450. Males have a median income of $33,351 versus $25,215 for females. The per capita income for the city is $17,903. 13.2% of the population and 9.9% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 17.3% of those under the age of 18 and 6.7% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.