A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$311,700
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,049
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    35%
  • Own
    65%

Anacortes Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    49
    0
  • Murder
    0
    0
  • Rape
    18
    41
  • Robbery
    12
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    514
    1
  • Theft
    2,465
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    135
    0

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$60,419
National
$53,889
Children
15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%
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Anacortes Reviews

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Anacortes is a small town with friendly people, breathtaking ocean views, and a gem of a vacation spot. There is endless recreational activities on this island such as hiking, biking, swimming, and dancing! This small town has amazing restaurants, parks, lakes, and beaches. It is a family friendly place to vacation its an even better place to raise a family because of how safe the community is!
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I absolutely love Anacortes! It is a very sweet small town, with a close-knit community, beautiful scenery, and many delicious restaurants. There are fun activities to do in town throughout the year and it is a popular tourist destination. This makes traffic in town worse during the spring and summer months, however it is worth it to share our home with people from all over the world! The town is very supportive of its schools, and consequently the school and its students are respectful of the community and its members.
I've met quite a few police officers in town and they are some of the coolest people I have ever talked to. An officer from the Anacortes PD paid a visit to my civics class in high school to provide some perspective into the life of a police officer, the processes and habits of criminals, and a lecture on how doing bad things can really begin to stack up, using a ladder analogy to explain the process ("the higher you go, the harder it is to get back down). All the while, he didn't sound at all like a ripoff version of Robocop or judge dress. The guy was not only easy to listen and talk to, but also HILARIOUS!

Needless to say, I trust the PD here, they're good people, willing to work with others WITHOUT having to resort to violence.