Island County

Location of Island County in Washington StateIsland County is located in Washington State.  The county is made up of two larger islands, Whidbey and Camano, along with several small islands that occupy the northern portion of Puget Sound.  Island County is bordered on the west by Jefferson County, the northwest by San Juan County, the northeast by Skagit County, the east by Snohomish County, and the south by Kitsap County.  As of the 2010 U.S. Census, Island County had a total land area of 208.45 square miles and a population of 78,506.  Oak Harbor, located on Whidbey Island, is its largest city with a population of 22,075.  Also of interest:

  • The watershed sub-basin:  Puget Sound.
  • Larger lakes in Island County:  Cranberry Lake, Crockett Lake, Deer Lake and Lone Lake.
  • Located on Whidbey Island, Deception Pass State Park consists of 4, 134 acres with 77,000 feet of saltwater shoreline, and 33,900 feet of freshwater shoreline on three lakes.  The park also offers old-growth forests, sand dunes, 174 varieties of bird and spectacular views from rugged cliffs that drop to the turbulent waters of Deception Pass.

U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts for Island County, WA

Office of Financial Management (OFM) county data for Island County, WA