San Juan Islands

The San Juans are known for offering a slower-paced lifestyle and a mellow “island vibe”.

Welcome to San Juan Islands

The San Juan Islands are an archipelago between Washington and Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. The San Juans are known for offering a slower-paced lifestyle and a mellow “island vibe”. The islands offer a temperate year-round climate with less rainfall than some parts of the state, due to being in the “rainshadow” of the Olympic Mountains. There are 172 named islands and reefs in San Juan County, however, the four ferries served Islands; San Juan Island (with the county seat Friday Harbor), Orcas Island, Lopez Island, and Shaw Island are the most populous and host the vast majority of housing, shopping, schools and dining options. One of the world’s best whale-watching destinations, the San Juan Islands has its fair share of attractions on land, too, with peaceful beaches and meadows to explore on bike or foot, and numerous art galleries to meander through. Homes consist of in-town houses as well as homes of acreage and stunning waterfront homes and estates. Some are year-round homes while others are part-time or vacation homes.  Each island has its own personality. San Juan features the town of Friday Harbor dotted with charming restaurants and shops and know for its art community of both theater and galleries. Lush Orcas Island also has a thriving art scene and numerous hiking paths at Moran State Park. The least hilly of the San Juans, Lopez Island is a bicycler’s paradise. About 20 square kilometers, Shaw is the smallest of the four San Juan Islands served by Washington State Ferries. Travel to the San Juan Islands is done by Washington State Ferries, charter boat services, seaplane or private boat. 

Overview for San Juan Islands, WA

3,767 people live in San Juan Islands, where the median age is 55.9 and the average individual income is $47,955. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

3,767

Total Population

55.9 years

Median Age

Medium

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$47,955

Average individual Income

Around San Juan Islands, WA

There's plenty to do around San Juan Islands, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

32
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Girl Meets Dirt, Doe Bay Wine Company, and Roots Orcas Island.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 2.44 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.12 miles 20 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.08 miles 11 reviews 4.8/5 stars
Dining 2.25 miles 30 reviews 4.8/5 stars
Active 1.06 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.66 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for San Juan Islands, WA

San Juan Islands has 1,899 households, with an average household size of 1.97. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in San Juan Islands do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 3,767 people call San Juan Islands home. The population density is 85.82 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

3,767

Total Population

Medium

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

55.9

Median Age

48.85 / 51.15%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
1,899

Total Households

1.97

Average Household Size

$47,955

Average individual Income

Households with Children

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Commute Time

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60+ Minutes

Schools in San Juan Islands, WA

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The following schools are within or nearby San Juan Islands. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Orcas Montessori School
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 12th
1/5
Orcas Island High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
Orcas Island Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
Orcas Island Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
Orcas Island Montessori Public
PUBLIC
1st - 3rd
No rating available

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