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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>.
To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Anacortes.
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Websites 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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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/
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This page was last modified: 11 Mar 2019