Fort Ward

Centered around Fort Ward Park, a former military base that now serves as a popular recreational area.

Welcome to Fort Ward

Fort Ward Neighborhood is a historic and scenic community located on the southern tip of Bainbridge Island. Known for its rich history, beautiful beaches, and natural beauty, Fort Ward is a unique and charming neighborhood that offers a blend of tranquil living and recreational opportunities.
 
The neighborhood is centered around Fort Ward Park, a former military base that now serves as a popular recreational area. The park features beautiful beaches, meandering trails, and picnic areas, making it a favorite spot for outdoor activities such as beachcombing, kayaking, and hiking. Fort Ward also has a rich history, with remnants of the old military fortifications that once guarded Puget Sound during World War I and World War II, adding to the neighborhood's historical significance.
 
Fort Ward Neighborhood is known for its beautiful homes, ranging from historic cottages to modern residences, nestled amongst the tall trees and lush greenery that characterize the island. The neighborhood has a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere, with a strong sense of community among its residents.
 
Residents of Fort Ward appreciate the peaceful and natural surroundings, with ample opportunities for outdoor recreation and a slower-paced island lifestyle. The neighborhood is also within close proximity to nearby amenities, including schools, shops, and restaurants in nearby Lynwood Center and downtown Winslow.

Overview for Fort Ward, WA

24,859 people live in Fort Ward, where the median age is 49.7 and the average individual income is $66,883. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

24,859

Total Population

49.7 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$66,883

Average individual Income

Around Fort Ward, WA

There's plenty to do around Fort Ward, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

9
Car-Dependent
Walking Score
25
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score
15
Minimal Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Grounds For Change, Heyday Market, and The Unlikely Spaniard.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining · $$ 4.9 miles 18 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 2.46 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 0.2 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.71 miles 14 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.97 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$$ 4.71 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Fort Ward, WA

Fort Ward has 10,170 households, with an average household size of 2.43. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Fort Ward do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 24,859 people call Fort Ward home. The population density is 637.4 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

24,859

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

49.7

Median Age

48.73 / 51.27%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
10,170

Total Households

2.43

Average Household Size

$66,883

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Fort Ward, WA

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The following schools are within or nearby Fort Ward. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
6th - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
5/5
PUBLIC
5th - 6th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
Bainbridge Special Education Services
PUBLIC
PreK - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 5th
No rating available
Capt. Charles Wilkes Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 4th
5/5
Capt Johnston Blakely Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 4th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 4th
5/5
Mosaic Home Education Partnership
PUBLIC
K - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 5th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available

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