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Located in: San Juan County (see below)

Typical Abbreviation: W. Beach

Time Zone: West Beach lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT)

Telephone Area Code: (360)

Elevation: Near sea level<1>

GPS Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude)<2>

For the purpose of mapping and calculating distances, we have chosen the following reference point for West Beach:

Lat:   48.687300°   (or 48°41'14" N)

Lon:   -122.957700°   (or -122°57'27" W)

USGS Topo Map:   Eastsound<3>

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for West Beach

GNIS ID:   1512787

FIPS State / Place Code:   53 / 77190

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for West Beach)

About San Juan County

The community of Friday Harbor is the County Seat for San Juan County.

From the 2010 US Census     (For more detail, see our Census Page for San Juan)


2019 Est:<4>     17,352   (10.04% increase since 2010)  
2010     15,769   (12.02% increase since 2000)
2000:     14,077

Total Area:<5>   621 sq. miles [1,608.5 km²]   - of which 72% is water (447.1 sq. miles [1,158.1 km²])

Housing Units: <6>   13,313

Official Website:

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for San Juan

GNIS ID:   1531931

FIPS State / County Code:   53 / 055

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for West Beach)

About Washington

From the US Census


2019 Est:     7,614,024   (13.23% increase since 2010)  
2010:     6,724,540   (14.09% increase since 2000)
2000:     5,894,121

Websites for State of Washington

Official Website:





Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for State of Washington

GNIS ID:   1779804

FIPS State:   53

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for West Beach)

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Footnotes ...

<1>The elevation is an estimate for the area around West Beach - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<2>Longitude & latitude values may not be the geographic center of West Beach, rather it may be a prominent intersection or the center of population, etc. It will vary depending on the source.
<3>Name of the USGS 7.5 Minute topographic map which includes West Beach.
<4>Every year, the US Census Bureau creates a population estimate for the preceeding year. Keep in mind that this value is an estimate and not an actual count. The most recent Census estimate is for the year 2019.
<5>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of West Beach. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements. For example, if there is a cluster of people living just outside of the community's official boundary, the Census-defined area might be expanded to include that group.
<6>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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