Anacortes, WA 98221 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 98221: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Anacortes, WA 98221

Not Acceptable, USPS
Decatur Island, WA 98221
Guemes, WA 98221
Guemes Island, WA 98221
Similk Beach, WA 98221

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,102
  • Single Family Addresses: 9,098
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 461
  • County: Skagit County
  • Centroid: Latitude 48.499, Longitude -122.607
  • Time Zone: Pacific Time Zone (UTC -8 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 98221 has segments in 2 Counties (San Juan, Skagit).

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Anacortes, WA 98221 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 21,266
Population in Households 21,131
Population in Familes 16,555
Population in Group Qrtrs 135
Population Density1 387
Diversity Index2 26


Total Households 9,385
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 6,070
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 11,495 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,402 (55.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,983 (26.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,110 (18.4%)
Median Home Value $403,516
Average Home Value $497,388


Median Household Income $60,894
Average Household Income $83,568
Per Capita Income $37,097
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.64% 0.82%
Households 0.5% 0.72%
Families 0.44% 0.69%
Median Household Income   3.11%
Per Capita Income   2.07%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Anacortes, WA 98221 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 98221 to the other 585 ZIP Codes in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 153 74th
Population Density1 # 212 64th
Diversity Index2 # 405 31st
Median Household Income # 169 71st
Per Capita Income # 95 84th

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