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

The community of Mount Vernon is the Seat for Skagit County.

Skagit County was founded in 1883 and was created by taking area from WhatcomCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Skagit had a population of 119,534 people. This is an increase of 16.08% since the last Census (which gave a population of 102,979 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Skagit represented 1.75% of the total population of Washington, making it the state's 11th 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.

YearPopulationChange
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% 
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2000102,979The Last Census

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

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

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Mount Vernon   32,13926,23222.52% increase  
Anacortes   16,93314,55716.32% increase  
Sedro-Woolley   11,0248,65827.33% increase  
Burlington   8,7046,75728.81% increase  
Concrete   8667909.62% increase  

Websites for Skagit County

Official Website:   www.skagitcounty.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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