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Anacortes, Washington

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Welcome to Anacortes ...

The coastal city of Anacortes is located in Skagit County.

The pronunciation of Anacortes: ann-a-COR-tiss<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Anacortes has a population of 16,953 people<2> (see below for details).

Anacortes was established in 1891.

The community of Anacortes is 260 feet [79 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The telephone area code for Anacortes: (360)

The ZIP code for Anacortes: 98221<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Anacortes had a population of 15,778 people (which is 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 (which had a count of 14,557 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Anacortes had an population of 16,953 people. This is an increase of 7.45% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 16.46% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Anacortes ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Anacortes and not the distance if you are driving.<5>.

Community   2017
Bay View   [Map]   ---   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Bellingham   [Map]   89,045   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Burlington   [Map]   8,783   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Friday Harbor   [Map]   2,407   W   18 miles [29 km]
Indian Village   [Map]   ---   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
La Conner   [Map]   939   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Anacortes.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Anacortes. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Anacortes. Our list includes 13 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Anacortes:

Websites for Anacortes ...

Official Website:
Chamber of Commerce:

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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Washington

About Skagit County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Anacortes:

The official website for Skagit County:

The official website for State of Washington:

Footnotes ...

<1>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.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Anacortes.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Anacortes - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>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).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Anacortes. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: 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     [Map].

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