Anacortes, Washington

Anacortes: City in Washington, United States


Anacortes is a city located in the county of Skagit in the U.S. state of Washington. Its population at the 2010 census was 15,778 and a population density of 389 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 17,715 inhabitants.

The city was created 132 years ago in 1890.

Anacortes locator map
Location of Anacortes on Washington map.

Quick Facts about Anacortes

Population : 17,715 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Washington (United States)
County : Skagit County
Postal code : 98221
Area : 40.53 km2
Altitude : 23 feet / 7 meters
Capital city : Anacortes is capital of Fidalgo Island
Establishment : January 01, 1891 (132 years ago)
Time Zone : Pacific Time Zone, UTC−07:00, UTC−08:00
Local time : 05:50:32 (24th September 2023)
Density : 437 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 10.93% (2010-2020)
Weather : 50℉ Light Rain Likely then Mostly Cloudy 7-days weather
Anacortes Municipal Building image
Anacortes Municipal Building
Anacortes Municipal Building image


Anacortes is located at 48°30'45"N 122°36'46"W (48.5126000, -122.6126700).

Anacortes map


Anacortes forecast: Rain likely before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50. Southeast wind around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts less than a tenth of an inch possible. more


The population of Anacortes increased by 10.93% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 15,778 - census
2011 15,852 0.47% estimation process
2012 15,877 0.16% estimation process
2013 15,953 0.48% estimation process
2014 16,186 1.44% estimation process
2015 16,388 1.23% estimation process
2016 16,657 1.61% estimation process
2017 16,990 1.96% estimation process
2018 17,246 1.48% estimation process
2019 17,527 1.6% estimation process
2020 17,715 1.06% estimation process

Anacortes zip code is 98221. County name: Skagit, County fips: 53057

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People born in Anacortes (11)

People born in Anacortes, including United States Army Medal of Honor recipient James Okubo, baseball player Charley Schanz, football coach Doug Scovil, .


Schools in Anacortes

College & universities near Anacortes, WA

Code Name City ZIP
236638 Skagit Valley College Mount Vernon (WA) 98273

Stations (9)

Amtrak & bus stations near Anacortes, WA

Code Name Address Type
MVW Skagit Transportation Center 105 East Kincaid St. RAIL
BEL Bellingham station 401 Harris Avenue RAIL
STW Stanwood station 27111 Florence Way RAIL
EVR Everett Station 3201 Smith Ave. RAIL
EDM Edmonds station 211 Railroad Ave. RAIL

Post offices near Anacortes

Post Office Name City ZIP
Anacor Post Office Anacortes (WA) 98221

Other cities in Skagit County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Skagit County , WA.

City Name Population Title
Mount Vernon 36,336 City in Skagit County, Washington, United States
Sedro-Woolley 12,182 City in Washington, United States
Burlington 9,543 City in Skagit County, Washington, United States
La Conner 958 Town of the United States
Concrete 743 Town in Skagit County, Washington, United States
Lyman 475 Human settlement in Skagit County, Washington, United States of America
Hamilton 310 Town in Skagit County, Washington, United States

Distance to Other Cities

Anacortes distances to largest Washington cities