Anacortes, Washington Population 2020

17,959

Anacortes is a city located in Washington. With a 2020 population of 17,959, it is the 61st largest city in Washington and the 2022nd largest city in the United States. Anacortes is currently growing at a rate of 1.92% annually and its population has increased by 13.82% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 15,778 in 2010. Spanning over 16 miles, Anacortes has a population density of 1,535 people per square mile.

The average household income in Anacortes is $88,157 with a poverty rate of 9.92%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,163 per month, and the median house value is $374,000. The median age in Anacortes is 49.1 years, 47.4 years for males, and 49.9 years for females. For every 100 females there are 89.9 males.

Anacortes Demographics

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

  • White: 91.13%
  • Two or more races: 3.29%
  • Asian: 2.94%
  • Other race: 1.02%
  • Native American: 0.94%
  • Black or African American: 0.53%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.14%
The current population of Anacortes, Washington is 17,959, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 17,283.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 15,778.

Anacortes, Washington Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020132,5662,1801.64%
2019130,3862,1801.67%
2018128,2062,1801.70%
2017126,0262,3171.84%
2016123,7092,1051.70%
2015121,6041,6121.33%
2014119,9921,7151.43%
2013118,2775560.47%
2012117,7211420.12%
2011117,5796250.53%
2010116,9540.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White15,24191.13%
Two or More Races5513.29%
Asian4922.94%
Some Other Race1711.02%
American Indian and Alaska Native1570.94%
Black or African American890.53%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander240.14%

Anacortes Population Pyramid 2020

Anacortes Median Age

49.1


Total

47.4


Male

49.9


Female

Anacortes Adults

There are 13,580 adults, (4,428 of whom are seniors) in Anacortes.

Anacortes Age Dependency

82.7

Age Dependency Ratio

48.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Anacortes Sex Ratio

Female

8,806

52.65%

Male

7,919

47.35%

Anacortes Households and Families

Anacortes Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Anacortes Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married79.4%20.6%
All65.1%34.9%
Non Family53.6%46.4%
Male42.4%57.6%
Female34.3%65.7%

65.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,3322.2665.1
Married3,8662.7579.4
Non Family2,5621.2853.6
Female6593.0234.3
Male2452.9542.4

2.73

Average Family Size

2.26

Average Household Size

5.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Anacortes Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1421.13%
9th to 12th Grade5164.09%
High School Graduate2,52720.03%
Some College3,17825.19%
Associates Degree1,1248.91%
Bachelors Degree3,19525.33%
Graduate Degree1,93315.32%

Anacortes Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White11,44310,9254,763
Hispanic40030869
Asian376346174
Multiple Races24923091
Other Race105869
Native American989625
Black656116
Islander21202

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 97.96%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 46.28%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$42,335$57,574$31,465
Less Than High School$27,298$31,094$24,028
High School Grad$33,561$44,426$24,699
Some College$36,660$51,771$29,556
Bachelors Degree$55,250$74,477$32,639
Graduate Degree$67,500$83,403$56,583

$42,335

Average Earnings

$57,574

Average Male

$31,465

Average Female

Anacortes Language

Anacortes Language by Age

Anacortes Language

94.98% of Anacortes residents speak only English, while 5.02% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.94% of the population.

Anacortes Poverty

Anacortes Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White14,6331,3609.29%
Hispanic77015720.39%
Asian4925310.77%
Other1714828.07%
Multiple542468.49%
Black892426.97%
Native1572214.01%
Islander23313.04%

9.92%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.91%

Male Poverty Rate

10.83%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Anacortes

The race most likely to be in poverty in Anacortes is Other, with 28.07% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Anacortes is Multiple, with 8.49% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.15%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.25%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.78%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School18.78%
Some College9.81%
High School9.45%
Bachelors or Greater5.40%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed36.43%
Male Unemployed15.34%
Female Employed7.44%
Male Employed4.77%

Anacortes Income

Anacortes Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$67,698$88,157
Families$82,995$101,770
Married Families$94,875$112,605
Non Families$39,910$59,060

Anacortes Marital Status

Anacortes Marital Status

Marriage Rates

57.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

61.0%

Male Marriage Rate

54.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Anacortes Married by Age and Sex

Anacortes Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Anacortes Marital Status by Race

Anacortes Veterans

1,857

Number of Veterans

1,714

Male Veterans

143

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam755
First Gulf War368
Second Gulf War325
Korea212
World War II108
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,77814.49%
Hispanic306.12%
2 or More279.54%
Black2537.31%
Indian1511.63%
Asian112.67%
Hawaiian15.00%

$Anacortes Veterans by Education

6.38%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.62%

Veteran Disability Rate

Anacortes Employment Status

54.6%

Labor Force Participation

50.4%

Employment Rate

4.4%

Unemployment Rate

Anacortes Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

41.19%

Born in Washington

92.80%

Native Born

7.20%

Foreign Born

3.59%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

92.80% of Anacortes residents were born in the United States, with 41.19% having been born in Washington. 3.59% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202017,9593381.92%
201917,6213381.96%
201817,2832811.65%
201717,0023382.03%
201616,6642761.68%
201516,3882051.27%
201416,1832311.45%
201315,952770.49%
201215,875250.16%
201115,850860.55%
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%