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Welcome to Anacortes ...

The coastal city of Anacortes is located in Skagit County<1>.

The pronunciation of Anacortes: ann-a-COR-tiss<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Anacortes has a population of 17,283 people<3> (see below for details).

Anacortes was established in 1891.

The community of Anacortes is 260 feet [79 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Anacortes lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Anacortes is within the boundaries of the (360) area code.

The ZIP code for Anacortes: 98221<5>

Websites for Anacortes ...

Official Website:   www.cityofanacortes.org/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.anacortes.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Anacortes had an population of 17,283 people. This is an increase of 9.54% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 18.73% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Anacortes had a population of 15,778 people (or 13.5% of the total population of Skagit County). This makes Anacortes the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Anacortes represents 0.23% of the total population of Washington (which has 6,724,540 people), making it the state's 63rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 15,778 people, the population of Anacortes increased 8.39% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 14,557 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Anacortes.

Communities near Anacortes ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Anacortes.

  • Bellingham [Whatcom County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bellingham
    • Bellingham [Whatcom County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the north of Anacortes
    • Estimated population for 2018: 90,665 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bellingham
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bellingham
  • Mount Vernon [Skagit County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Vernon
    • Mount Vernon [Skagit County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southeast of Anacortes
    • Estimated population for 2018: 35,741 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Vernon
  • Oak Harbor [Island County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Harbor
    • Oak Harbor [Island County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the south of Anacortes
    • Estimated population for 2018: 23,401 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oak Harbor
  • Sedro-Woolley [Skagit County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sedro-Woolley
    • Sedro-Woolley [Skagit County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the east of Anacortes
    • Estimated population for 2018: 12,054 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sedro-Woolley
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Burlington [Skagit County]
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      • Burlington [Skagit County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the east of Anacortes
      • Estimated population for 2018: 9,124 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burlington
    • Friday Harbor [San Juan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Friday Harbor
      • Friday Harbor [San Juan County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the west of Anacortes
      • Estimated population for 2018: 2,474 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Friday Harbor
    • La Conner [Skagit County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Conner
      • La Conner [Skagit County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the southeast of Anacortes
      • Estimated population for 2018: 958 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for La Conner
    • Indian Village [Skagit County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indian Village have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian Village
      • Indian Village [Skagit County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the northwest of Anacortes
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    • Similk Beach [Skagit County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Similk Beach
      • Similk Beach [Skagit County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the south of Anacortes
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    • Bay View [Skagit County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bay View have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bay View
      • Bay View [Skagit County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the east of Anacortes
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To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Anacortes. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Anacortes.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Anacortes. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Anacortes.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Anacortes. Our list includes 13 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Anacortes.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Anacortes ...

Looking for more information about Anacortes? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Anacortes, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Anacortes.

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About Skagit County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Anacortes: www.cityofanacortes.org/

The official website for Skagit County: www.skagitcounty.net/

The official website for State of Washington: https://access.wa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Washington's counties, including Skagit, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Anacortes. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Anacortes.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Anacortes - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Anacortes). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Anacortes or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Anacortes) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Anacortes. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Anacortes

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Anacortes. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.5126, Longitude: -122.6126    
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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