What are the housing problems in Anacortes?

Housing is in crisis in Anacortes, throughout Washington State, and through much of the United States. The crisis is characterized by two major problems: affordability and availability.

Watch our presentation (October 25, 2022), sponsored by the League of Women Voters, on the housing crisis and how it affects Anacortes.

Check back to this page soon for more detail on the problem.

Price data from Zillow Research; median mortgage rate from Bankrate.com. Updated 5/13/2023. "Income needed" column does not account for utilities and property tax.
  Median Price
(fair market value)
Income Needed
(to be not housing-cost burdened)

3-Bedroom
Rent
$2,300/mo
+ first and last
$7,667/mo
($92,000/yr)

3-Bedroom
Mortgage
$3,578/mo
to afford $678,483 house with a 30-year fixed
at 6.91% interest with $135,697 (20%) down
$11,928/mo
($143,137/yr)

Note that the median family income (MFI) in Anacortes for 2023 is $96,200.