Anacortes, WA Population

Population: 14,557. Estimated population in July 2020: 16,083 (+10.5% change)
Males: 7,030 (48.3%), Females: 7,527 (51.7%)

Skagit County

Zip code: 98221

Median resident age: 42.6 years
Median household income: $41,930
Median house value: $171,100

Races in Anacortes:

  • White Non-Hispanic (91.2%)
  • Hispanic (3.2%)
  • Two or more races (2.6%)
  • American Indian (2.4%)
  • Other race (1.5%)

Ancestries: German (18.5%), English (18.0%), Irish (13.6%), Norwegian (12.2%), Swedish (6.1%), Scottish (4.6%).

Elevation: 100 feet

Land area: 11.8 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Anacortes

  • High school or higher: 89.3%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 27.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.0%
  • Unemployed: 5.2%
  • Mean travel time to work: 21.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Anacortes city

  • Never married: 19.2%
  • Now married: 59.4%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 8.0%
  • Divorced: 12.3%

5.0% Foreign born (1.6% Asia, 1.4% North America, 1.3% Europe, 0.9% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +2,929 (+25.2%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Anacortes:

  • ISLAND HOSPITAL (1211 24TH STREET)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Anacortes:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Anacortes:

  • BELLINGHAM INTL (about 21 miles; BELLINGHAM, WA; Abbreviation: BLI)
  • SNOHOMISH COUNTY (PAINE FLD) (about 49 miles; EVERETT, WA; Abbreviation: PAE)
  • WILLIAM R FAIRCHILD INTL (about 66 miles; PORT ANGELES, WA; Abbreviation: CLM)
Other public-use airports nearest to Anacortes:

  • ANACORTES (about 3 miles; ANACORTES, WA; Abbreviation: 74S)
  • SKYLINE (about 5 miles; ANACORTES, WA; Abbreviation: 21H)
  • SKAGIT REGIONAL (about 15 miles; BURLINGTON/MOUNT VERNON, WA; Abbreviation: BVS)
Amtrak station near Anacortes:

  • 17 miles: BELLINGHAM (401 HARRIS AVE.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Anacortes:

  • WESTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY (about 20 miles; BELLINGHAM, WA; Full-time enrollment: 11,889)
  • SKAGIT VALLEY COLLEGE (about 20 miles; MT VERNON, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,420)
  • WHATCOM COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 22 miles; BELLINGHAM, WA; Full-time enrollment: 2,656)
  • EVERETT COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 46 miles; EVERETT, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,970)
  • EDMONDS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 54 miles; LYNNWOOD, WA; Full-time enrollment: 4,953)
  • SHORELINE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 57 miles; SEATTLE, WA; Full-time enrollment: 4,526)
  • SEATTLE COMMUNITY COLLEGE-NORTH CAMPUS (about 61 miles; SEATTLE, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,489)

Schools

Public high schools in Anacortes:

  • ANACORTES HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 935; Location: 1600 20TH STREET; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • LEARNING OPPORTUNITY CENTER (Students: 92; Location: 2801 COMMERCIAL AVENUE; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • RUNNING START (Students: 32; Location: 1600 20TH STREET; Grades: 11 – 12)
  • SECRET HARBOR (Students: 16; Location: 2200 M AVENUE; Grades: 07 – 12)
Private high school in Anacortes:

  • SECRET HARBOR SCHOOL (Students: 31; Location: 1809 COMMERCIAL AVENUE POB 440; Grades: 7 – 12; Boys only)
Public primary/middle schools in Anacortes:

  • ANACORTES MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 484; Location: 2202 M AVENUE; Grades: 07 – 08)
  • MOUNT ERIE ELEMENTARY (Students: 461; Location: 1313 41ST STREET; Grades: KG – 06)
  • ISLAND VIEW ELEMENTARY (Students: 434; Location: 2501 J AVENUE; Grades: KG – 06)
  • FIDALGO ELEMENTARY (Students: 414; Location: 13590 GIBRALTER ROAD; Grades: KG – 06)
  • WHITNEY ELEMENTARY (Students: 152; Location: 1200 M AVENUE; Grades: PK – 03)
  • PARENT PARTNER PROGRAM (Students: 88; Location: 2200 M AVENUE; Grades: KG – 12)
  • COOPERATIVES (Students: 12; Location: 2200 M AVENUE; Grades: KG – 12)
  • DECATUR ELEMENTARY (Students: 6; Location: DECATUR ISLAND; Grades: KG – 08)
  • SECRET HARBOR (Students: 1; Location: 1809 COMMERICIA AVE; Grades: PK – 12)

Libraries

Library in Anacortes:

  • ANACORTES (Operating income: $612,247; Location: 1220 10TH ST; 55,565 books; 2,349 audio materials; 2,255 video materials; 385 serial subscriptions)