Skagit County

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Skagit County, Washington

205 W Kincaid St Rm 103
Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Phone: (360) 336-9440

In northwestern WA, bordered on west by upper Puget Sound, north of Seattle. Organized Nov 28, 1883 (prior to statehood) from Whatcom County. Name Origin: For the Indian tribe; meaning of name is unknown

Area (sq mi):: 1920.47 (land 1735.14; water 185.33) Population per square mile: 65.20
Population 2005: 113,171 State rank: 11 Population change: 2000-20005 9.90%; 1990-2000 29.40% Population 2000: 102,979 (White 83.00%; Black or African American 0.40%; Hispanic or Latino 11.20%; Asian 1.50%; Other 11.70%). Foreign born: 8.80%. Median age: 37.20
Income 2000: per capita $21,256; median household $42,381; Population below poverty level: 11.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $27,283-$30,144
Unemployment (2004): 6.80% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.60% Median travel time to work: 25.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 21.70%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Mount Vernon County seat (28,821)
  • Anacortes (15,764)

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