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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.

    • Water Pollution 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 29.17 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 29.17 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 4.17 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 2.78 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 16.67 (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 36.36 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 15.91 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 17.5 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 18.18 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 17.5 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 50 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 25 (Low)
    • Drug offense 52.27 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 84.09 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 59.09 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 29.55 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 11.36 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 45.45 (Moderate)
  • Living in Anacortes - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Anacortes is 203.94 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 66.99 (High)
    • Climate Index 86.34 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 13.6 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 17.75 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 77.29 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 46.99 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 3.86 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 131 (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 37.5 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 64.5 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 45 USD

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

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