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Friday Harbor, Washington - Basic Facts

The Town of Friday Harbor had a population of 2,284 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Friday Harbor is located at latitude 48.5339 and longitude -123.019 in San Juan County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Friday Harbor (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.12 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles. San Juan County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 56 feet.

The Town of Friday Harbor (GNIS ID: 2412659) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Washington is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Friday Harbor is located within San Juan Island Division of San Juan County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Friday Harbor population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Friday Harbor: Bellvue, Friday's Place, Kanaka's Place.

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Friday Harbor, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,284
Daytime Population: Workers 3,236
Daytime Population: Residents 1,014
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,250
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.86
Population in Households 2,239
Population in Familes 1,548
Population in Group Qrtrs 45
Population Density2 1,076
Diversity Index3 50


Median Household Income $46,008
Average Household Income $62,226
Per Capita Income $29,135


Total Housing Units 1,394 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 591 (42.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 493 (35.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 311 (22.3%)
Median Home Value $430,165
Average Home Value $512,521


Total Households 1,083
Average Household Size 2.07
Family Households 557
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.76% 0.95%
Households 0.9% 0.96%
Families 2.04% 0.88%
Median Household Income   2.03%
Per Capita Income   2.04%

Friday Harbor, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Friday Harbor to the other 627 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 297 53rd
Population Density # 276 56th
Diversity Index # 186 71st
Median Household Income # 463 26th
Per Capita Income # 298 53rd

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