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Anacortes, Washington - Basic Facts

The City of Anacortes had a population of 17,556 as of July 1, 2019.

The primary coordinate point for Anacortes is located at latitude 48.5126 and longitude -122.6127 in Skagit County. The formal boundaries for the City of Anacortes encompass a land area of 11.74 sq. miles and a water area of 3.96 sq. miles. Skagit County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 20 feet.

The City of Anacortes (GNIS ID: 2409702) 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 City of Anacortes is located within Anacortes Division of Skagit County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Anacortes: Magic City, Ship Harbor, Squaw Harbor.

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Anacortes, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Anacortes, WA Housing Affordability Index is 77
State of Washington Housing Affordability Index is 95
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Anacortes, WA Wealth Index is 151
State of Washington Wealth Index is 118
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 17,556 (100%)
Population in Households 17,425 (99.3%)
Population in Families 13,556 (77.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 131 ( 0.7%)
Population Density 1,499
Diversity Index2 29
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $70,297
Average Household Income $97,303
Per Capita Income $42,751
Wealth Index4 151

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 8,367 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,357 (64.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,332 (27.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 678 ( 8.1%)
Median Home Value $461,390
Housing Affordability Index3 77
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 7,689
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 4,909
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 1.16% 1.25%
Households 1.05% 1.18%
Families 1.04% 1.17%
Median Household Income   2.66%
Per Capita Income   2.7%

Anacortes, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Anacortes to the other 625 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 79 88th
Population Density # 203 68th
Diversity Index # 398 36th
Median Household Income # 244 61st
Per Capita Income # 120 81st

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