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Anacortes, WA City Information

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Population / Demographics Anacortes

County: Skagit County

"Anacortes is the crown jewel of Fidalgo Island, easternmost of the San Juan Islands and jump-point to the rest of the world-renowned archipelago. Fidalgo, the 'drive-to' island, is accessible by bridges from the east and from Whidbey Island to the south. It is also home to the Washington State Ferry terminal, serving the rest of the San Juan's and Sidney/Victoria, British Columbia. Anacortes boasts a myriad of recreational activities for all ages, interests and skill levels. Here you can enjoy sailing, power boating, whale watching, hiking, kayaking, mountain biking, golf, camping, sport fishing, bird watching, scuba diving, beach combing and much more. Anacortes is homeport for numerous sailing and power yacht charters."

For photos and to read more information about what makes Anacortes such a great place to live, visit Anacortes Chamber of Commerce.

Population of Anacortes

At 2010 census: 15,778
2016/2017 estimate: 16,681

Demographics of Anacortes

White 93%
African American 0.5%
Asian 2.0%
Native/Alaskan Native 0.8%
Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 0.1%

Anacortes / Skagit County Economy

Unemployment rate - 4.5%
Job growth from 2015 to 2016 - 2.2%
(Source: Washington State Employment Securities Department)

Property Tax - Average Skagit County - 9.57%

Top 5 Skagit County Employers

1. Skagit Regional Health
2. Island Hospital
3. Janicki Industries
4. Skagit County Government
5. Sedro Wooley School District

Skagit County Voting

Republican - 44.4%
Democrat - 47.6%
Independent - 8.0%
(Source: /results/map/president /washington/)

Skagit County Median Housing Cost


Anacortes Highest/Lowest Temps

January low - 37
January high - 47
July low - 54
July high - 73

Notable Things To Do In or Near Anacortes

• Washington Park
• Deception Pass State Park
• Whistler-Blackcomb Ski Resort, B.C. Canada
• Mt. Baker Ski Resort
• North Cascades National Park
• San Juan Islands
• Victoria, B.C., Canada
• Vancouver Island, Canada

Distance from Anacortes in Miles

Anacortes to Seattle: (via I-5 S) 1 h 20 min - 1 h 30 min (80.2 miles)

Anacortes to Vancouver, BC: (via I-5 N and BC-99 N) 1 h 40 min - 2 h (93.7 miles)

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