Anacortes, Washington Population 2021

18,089
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Anacortes is a city located in Washington. With a 2020 population of 18,089, it is the 61st largest city in Washington and the 2011th largest city in the United States. Anacortes is currently growing at a rate of 1.58% annually and its population has increased by 14.65% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 15,778 in 2010. Anacortes reached it's highest population of 18,089 in 2021. Spanning over 16 miles, Anacortes has a population density of 1,546 people per square mile.

The average household income in Anacortes is $93,765 with a poverty rate of 8.76%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,193 per month, and the median house value is $406,400. The median age in Anacortes is 48.6 years, 45.9 years for males, and 50 years for females. For every 100 females there are 90.1 males.

Anacortes Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Anacortes was:

  • White: 91.69%
  • Two or more races: 3.06%
  • Asian: 2.50%
  • Other race: 1.09%
  • Native American: 0.81%
  • Black or African American: 0.55%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.30%
The current population of Anacortes, Washington is 18,089, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 17,246.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 15,778.

Anacortes, Washington Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021131,9451,3701.04%
2020130,5751,3701.05%
2019129,2051,3701.06%
2018127,8351,9751.54%
2017125,8602,2571.79%
2016123,6032,0441.65%
2015121,5591,5931.31%
2014119,9661,7111.43%
2013118,2555410.46%
2012117,7141360.12%
2011117,5786340.54%
2010116,9440.00%

Anacortes Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White15,56691.69%
Two or More Races5193.06%
Asian4252.50%
Some Other Race1851.09%
American Indian and Alaska Native1380.81%
Black or African American930.55%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander510.30%
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Anacortes Population by Race

Anacortes Population Pyramid 2021

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Anacortes Median Age

48.6


Total

45.9


Male

50


Female

Anacortes Adults

There are 13,713 adults, (4,656 of whom are seniors) in Anacortes.

Anacortes Age Dependency

87.4

Age Dependency Ratio

51.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36

Child Dependency Ratio

Anacortes Sex Ratio

Female

8,929

52.59%

Male

8,048

47.41%

Anacortes Population by Age

Anacortes Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Anacortes Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married80.9%19.1%
All66%34%
Non Family52.5%47.5%
Male49.6%50.4%
Female40.8%59.2%

66.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Anacortes Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,3882.2866
Married3,8222.7880.9
Non Family2,6361.2952.5
Female682340.8
Male2483.0749.6

2.76

Average Family Size

2.28

Average Household Size

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Anacortes Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1421.10%
9th to 12th Grade4923.82%
High School Graduate2,53319.68%
Some College3,21725.00%
Associates Degree1,1589.00%
Bachelors Degree3,28225.50%
Graduate Degree2,04615.90%
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Anacortes Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Anacortes Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White11,68411,1414,956
Hispanic45039484
Asian325304149
Multiple Races260250105
Other Race1019412
Native American908428
Black676318
Islander41415

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 45.85%.

Anacortes Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$44,591$61,699$32,860
Less Than High School$30,854$36,146$26,908
High School Grad$32,153$45,536$25,329
Some College$38,025$51,667$30,668
Bachelors Degree$61,750$76,912$36,696
Graduate Degree$73,589$91,125$61,667

$44,591

Average Earnings

$61,699

Average Male

$32,860

Average Female

Anacortes Earnings by Educational Attainment

Anacortes Language by Age

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Anacortes Language

95.00% of Anacortes residents speak only English, while 5.00% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.87% of the population.

Anacortes Language

Anacortes Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White14,9421,2588.42%
Hispanic75311315.01%
Multiple507428.28%
Other1793921.79%
Asian425307.06%
Native1382417.39%
Black932223.66%
Islander4724.26%

8.76%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.84%

Male Poverty Rate

9.58%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Anacortes

The race most likely to be in poverty in Anacortes is Black, with 23.66% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Anacortes is Islander, with 4.26% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.81%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.86%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.30%.

Anacortes Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School14.04%
High School9.16%
Some College8.95%
Bachelors or Greater4.84%

Anacortes Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed38.46%
Male Unemployed10.12%
Female Employed5.75%
Male Employed4.71%

Anacortes Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Anacortes Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$71,844$93,765
Families$86,292$107,903
Married Families$100,313$119,684
Non Families$43,639$64,098
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Income by Household Type

Anacortes Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

56.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

60.1%

Male Marriage Rate

53.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Anacortes Married by Age and Sex

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Anacortes Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Anacortes Marital Status by Race

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Anacortes Marital Status

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1,744

Number of Veterans

1,598

Male Veterans

146

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam710
First Gulf War368
Second Gulf War315
Korea170
World War II88

Anacortes Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+555
65 to 74465
35 to 54307
55 to 64281
18 to 34136

Anacortes Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,67413.49%
Hispanic316.24%
Black2637.14%
2 or More196.74%
Indian1312.04%
Asian92.63%
Hawaiian37.50%

Anacortes Veterans by Race

Anacortes Veterans by Education

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4.44%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.42%

Veteran Disability Rate

Anacortes Veterans by Education

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54.3%

Labor Force Participation

49.9%

Employment Rate

4%

Unemployment Rate

Anacortes Employment by Age

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Anacortes Employment by Race

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Anacortes Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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40.90%

Born in Washington

93.58%

Native Born

6.42%

Foreign Born

3.35%

Non Citizen

3.07%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.58% of Anacortes residents were born in the United States, with 40.90% having been born in Washington. 3.35% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Anacortes Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202118,0892811.58%
202017,8082811.60%
201917,5272811.63%
201817,2462561.51%
201716,9903332.00%
201616,6572691.64%
201516,3882021.25%
201416,1862331.46%
201315,953760.48%
201215,877250.16%
201115,852880.56%
201015,7641,2070.80%
200014,5573,1062.43%
199011,4512,4382.42%
19809,0131,3121.59%
19707,701-713-0.88%
19608,4141,4951.98%
19506,9191,0441.65%
19405,875-689-1.10%
19306,5641,2802.19%
19205,2841,1162.40%
19104,1680.00%

Anacortes Population by Year