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Lopez Island, WA City Information

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Population / Demographics Lopez Island

County: San Juan County

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In the words of Sperling's Best Places, Lopez Island ... "is 'the Friendly Isle' -15 miles long with 63 miles of shoreline and 2,500 year-round residents. The Lopez landscape blends forests with rolling farmlands, quiet bays and driftwood-strewn beaches with distant views of mountain ranges and snow-tipped Mount Baker."

Population of Lopez Island

The 2016 Lopez Island (zip 98261), Washington, population is 2,497. There are 84 people per square mile (population density).

Demographics of Lopez Island

White: 88.43%
Black: 0.84%
Asian: 1.04%
Native American: 0.84%
Hawaiian, Pacific Islander: 0.12%
Other: 0.28%
Two or More Races: 2.04%
Hispanic: 6.41%
Non-Hispanic: 93.59%
Income per Cap.: $33,931
Household Income: $49,052
Unemployment Rate: 4.50%
Recent Job Growth: 0.05%
Future Job Growth: 35.61%


67.26% of the people in Lopez Island (zip 98261), Washington are registered as Democrats. 29.37% are registered Republican. Remaining are independent: 3.38%. Median Housing Cost The median home value in Lopez Island (zip 98261), Washington, is $437,000. Home appreciation is -7.41% over the last 10 years.

Distance from Lopez Island in Miles

Because there are no bridges to or from Lopez Island, to get to and from the island you have to take a ferry from Anacortes when arriving by car. Refer to the Anacortes / Lopez Island ferry schedule. The Washington State ferry system is made up of several large passenger / vehicle barges that can hold 90 - 112 vehicles (depending on ferry) that include an upper deck and restaurant for an enjoyable and relaxing experience crossing the Puget Sound.

The following miles and time in distance include both driving major freeways and the waiting time and transport time on a Washington State ferry to Lopez Island.

Lopez to Vancouver BC - 3 h 21 min (115.6 mi) via I-5 N
Lopez to Seattle, WA - 2 h 50 min (102.1 mi) via I-5 S
Lopez to Bellingham, WA - 2 h 15 min (62 mi) via I-5 S
Lopez to Anacortes - 1 h 27 min (21.9 mi) via Washington State Ferry
Lopez to Mt. Vernon, WA - 1 h 52 min (38.6 mi) via Anacortes - Lopez Island
Lopez to Everett, WA - 2 h 25 min (74.6 mi) via I-5 S

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