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Friday Harbor, Washington

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Welcome to Friday Harbor ...

The coastal town of Friday Harbor is located on San Juan Island.

Friday Harbor is located in San Juan County<1> and is the County Seat for San Juan County.

A typical abbreviation for Friday Harbor: Friday Hbr. (or less commonly used: Friday Harb. or Friday Hrbr.)

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Friday Harbor has a population of 2,473 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Friday Harbor.

The community of Friday Harbor is 100 feet [30 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Friday Harbor is located in the (360) area code.

The ZIP code for Friday Harbor: 98250<4>

Websites for Friday Harbor ...

Official Website:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Friday Harbor had an population of 2,473 people. This is an increase of 14.38% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 24.33% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Friday Harbor had a population of 2,162 people (or 13.71% of the total population of San Juan County). This makes Friday Harbor the county's most populous community.

The population of Friday Harbor represents 0.03% of the population of Washington (which has 6,724,540 people), making it the state's 156th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,162 people, the population of Friday Harbor increased 8.7% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,989 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Friday Harbor.

Communities near Friday Harbor ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Friday Harbor.

  • Victoria
  • Oak Bay
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Bay
    • Oak Bay lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Friday Harbor
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Bay came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<7>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Bay
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oak Bay<6>
  • Anacortes [Skagit County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anacortes
    • Anacortes [Skagit County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the east of Friday Harbor
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,715 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anacortes
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Anacortes<6>
  • Sidney
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sidney
    • Sidney lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northwest of Friday Harbor
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sidney came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<7>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sidney
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sidney<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Lopez [San Juan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lopez
      • Lopez [San Juan County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the east of Friday Harbor
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lopez
    • Orcas [San Juan County]
    • Deer Harbor [San Juan County]
    • Lopez Island [San Juan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lopez Island
      • Lopez Island [San Juan County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the east of Friday Harbor
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lopez Island
    • Roche Harbor [San Juan County]
    • Decatur Island [San Juan County]

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Friday Harbor. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Friday Harbor.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Friday Harbor. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Friday Harbor.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Friday Harbor. Our list includes 7 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Friday Harbor.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Friday Harbor ...

Looking for more information about Friday Harbor? 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 Friday Harbor, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Friday Harbor.

Adding Friday Harbor to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Friday Harbor in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Friday Harbor was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Friday Harbor on a map titled Mobile Oil Map of Washington (1949).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Friday Harbor on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Washington

About San Juan County

About Washington

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Friday Harbor:

The official website for San Juan County:

The official website for State of Washington:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Washington's counties, including San Juan, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Friday Harbor.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Friday Harbor - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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 town (such as Friday Harbor). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Friday Harbor or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Friday Harbor) 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 Friday Harbor. 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 Friday HarborOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Friday Harbor. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.5342, Longitude: -123.0169    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>If we have found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.






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