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The 2000 Census showed that Skagit County had a population of 102,979 people. This represented 1.75% of the total population of Washington, making it the state's 11th most populous county (out of 39 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Skagit had a population of 119,534 people. This is an increase of 16.08% since the 2000 Census.

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
2010116,901+13.52%-2.2% since 2009
2009119,534+16.08%+0.98% since 2008
2008118,373+14.95%+1.82% since 2007
2007116,261+12.9%+1.61% since 2006
2006114,416+11.11%+2% since 2005
2005112,176+8.93%+1.75% since 2004
2004110,243+7.05%+1.78% since 2003
2003108,319+5.19%+1.99% since 2002
2002106,208+3.14%+1.27% since 2001
2001104,876+1.84%+1.84% since 2000
2000102,979The Last Census

Skagit County had 42,681 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Skagit County has a total area<3> of 1,920 square miles [4,973 km²]. Of this total, 1,735 square miles [4,493 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (9.65%) being water (185.3 square miles [480 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Skagit County had a population density of 59.3 people per square mile [22.91 people/km²], making it the state's 13th most densely populated county (out of 39 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Skagit County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Skagit and the state of Washington.

Click here for the Skagit County QuickFact (QF-53057).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Skagit County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Mount VernonQF-534756032,13926,23222.52%

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Skagit County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
ChelanQF-53007   SE72,37266,6168.64%
IslandQF-53029   SW81,05471,55813.27%
OkanoganQF-53047   E40,55239,5642.5%
San JuanQF-53055   W15,48414,07710%
SnohomishQF-53061   S694,571606,02414.61%
WhatcomQF-53073   N200,434166,81420.15%

The western boundary of the county is on Pudget Sound.

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Footnotes ...

<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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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Skagit. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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