Skagit County is located in northwest Washington. The County Seat is Mount Vernon and the largest city is Mount Vernon. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.skagitcounty.net/. The 2014 population estimate is 120,365 and the 2010 census population was 116,901. The land area is 1,731.20 square miles and there are 67.5 persons per square mile.
91.1% of the population is White, 0.9% is Black or African American, 17.6% is Hispanic or Latino, 2.1% is Asian, 2.7% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.3% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2.9% is two or more races. 88.2% have a high school degree or higher, and 23.6% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $261,400, there are 45,293 households, an average of 2.56 persons per household. The per capita income is $27,065, the median household income is $55,925, and 13.5% of the persons in Skagit County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 10,513. Retail sales (in $1000) were $2,134,762, and sales per capita were $18,362. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0.3%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 25.4%.
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