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

The community of Coupeville is the Seat for Island County.

Island County was founded in 1853 and was created by taking area from ThurstonCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Island had a population of 81,054 people. This is an increase of 13.27% since the last Census (which gave a population of 71,558 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Island represented 1.21% of the total population of Washington, making it the state's 14th most populous county (out of 39 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201078,506+9.71%-3.14% since 2009
200981,054+13.27%+0.26% since 2008
200071,558The Last Census

More information can be found on the Island County Census Page for Island County.


Below are some of the communities located in Island County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Island County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Oak Harbor   22,63819,79514.36% increase  
Coupeville   1,8691,7238.47% increase  
Langley   1,08695913.24% increase  

Websites for Island County

Official Website:   www.islandcounty.net/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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