Census 2010: Washington › Anacortes

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Square miles: 15.5 Population per sq. mile: 1,343.0

  • 2010 population: 15,778
  • 2000 population: 14,557
  • Total change: 1,221 (8.4%)

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2010 population by race/ethnicity

Diversity Index: 21.8%
The USA TODAY Diversity Index represents the probability that two people from this area will have different ethnic backgrounds. A higher number reflects a more ethnically diverse population.

Age breakdown Median: 47.2 years old

Anacortes population

Race/ethnicity2010 population2010 percentage2000 population2000 percentage2000-2010 change
American Indian/Alaska Native1541.0%1661.1%-7.2%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander170.1%190.1%-10.5%
Other race2511.6%2151.5%16.7%
Two or more races5143.3%3832.6%34.2%
*Hispanic origin7945.0%4593.2%73.0%

*Residents of Hispanic origin can be of any race.

Ages 0-17

Population: 3,100 (19.6%)

Diversity Index: 39.5%

Ages 18+

Population: 12,678 (80.4%)

Diversity Index: 20.3%

Race/ethnicityAges 0-17% of 0-17 totalAges 18+% of 18+ total
American Indian/Alaska Native341.1%1200.9%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander50.2%120.1%
Other race912.9%1601.3%
Two or more races2227.2%2922.3%
*Hispanic origin31610.2%4783.8%

*Residents of Hispanic origin can be of any race.

Population7,557 (47.9%)
Median age45.2
Population8,221 (52.1%)
Median age48.8
Age breakdown by gender
AgePopulation% of totalMale% of male totalFemale% of female total
Under 101,67010.6%85511.3%8159.9%
10 to 19 years1,71010.8%86511.4%84710.3%
20 to 29 years1,57010.0%78710.4%7839.5%
30 to 39 years1,67010.6%84111.1%83310.1%
40 to 49 years1,87011.9%89511.8%97711.9%
50 to 59 years2,42015.3%1,10014.6%1,32016.1%
60 to 69 years2,30014.6%1,07014.2%1,22014.8%
70 to 79 years1,4209.0%6768.9%7489.1%
80 and older1,1307.2%4626.1%6718.2%

*Residents of Hispanic origin can be of any race.

Household types
Families 2010
Avg. size 2.8
Households 4,461 (63.9%)
Non-families 2010
Avg. size 2.3
Households 2,519 (36.1%)
Family composition
Households ‡ 2010 % of households % of families
Husband-wife family, without children 2,541 36.4% ...
Husband-wife family, with children under 18 years 1,051 15.1% ...
Single male, no children (with other family) 109 1.6% ...
Single male, with children under 18 years 133 1.9% ...
Single female, no children (with other family) 257 3.7% ...
Single female, with children under 18 years 370 5.3% ...
Single male living alone 830 11.9% n/a
Single female living alone 1,231 17.6% n/a
Other non-family households (ex.: roommates) 458 6.6% n/a
Total 6,980 100% n/a
Family households 4,461 63.9% 100%
Families with children under 18 years 1,554 22.3% ...
Non-family households 2,519 36.1% n/a
All households with individuals 65 years and over 2,544 36.4% n/a

‡ United States Census Bureau definitions:

Household — A household includes all of the people who occupy a housing unit. People not living in households are classified as living in group quarters. (Ex: college residence halls, skilled-nursing facilities, military barracks, …)
Family — A family includes a householder and one or more people living in the same household who are related to the householder by birth, marriage, or adoption.
Non-family Household — A householder living alone or with nonrelatives only.

Note: Family households and husband-wife-couple families do not include same-sex married couples even if the marriage was performed in a state issuing marriage certificates for same-sex couples. Same-sex-couple households are included in the family households category if there is at least one additional person related to the householder by birth or adoption. Same-sex-couple households with no relatives of the householder present are tabulated in nonfamily households.

Housing Units
Avg. household size2.3
Avg. household size2.2
Vacancy Rate2010
Owner-occupied properties3.5%
Renter-occupied properties6.2%
Overall vacancy rate9.1%
Housing Units2010% of total
Vacant700 9.1%
For rent1632.1%
Rented, but unoccupied250.3%
For sale1642.1%
Sold, but unoccupied280.4%
Seasonal use only2142.8%
Other vacant units1061.4%

Credits: Ryan Pitts, Mike Tigas Special thanks: USA Today Census team