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Anacortes /ˌænəˈkɔːrtəs/ is a city in Skagit County, Washington, United States. The name "Anacortes" is a consolidation of the name Anna Curtis, who was the wife of early Fidalgo Island settler Amos Bowman. Anacortes' population was 15,778 at the time of the 2010 census. It is one of two principal cities of and included in the Mount Vernon-Anacortes Metropolitan Statistical Area. Anacortes is known for the Washington State Ferries dock and terminal serving Lopez Island, Shaw Island, Orcas Island, and San Juan Island, as well as Victoria, British Columbia (via Sidney, British Columbia) on Vancouver Island. There is also a Skagit County-operated ferry that serves Guemes Island, a residential island located across Guemes Channel, north of Anacortes.

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Facts and Stats for Anacortes*

  • Pollution Statistics in Anacortes

    Know the pollution level of Anacortes before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 1.56 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 37.5 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 30 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 30 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 22.5 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 5.77 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 12.5 (Very Low)
  • Anacortes: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Anacortes for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Anacortes.

    • Burglary and Theft 33.33 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 14.58 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 15.91 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 15.91 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 45.45 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 22.92 (Low)
    • Drug offense 47.92 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 85.42 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 62.5 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 27.08 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 10.42 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 43.75 (Moderate)
  • Living in Anacortes - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Anacortes is 197.1 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 69.45 (High)
    • Climate Index 86.4 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 13.96 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 18.71 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 72.27 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 46.69 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 4.83 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 114.05 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Anacortes

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Anacortes

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 38.33 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 67.27 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 42 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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