Relocation Information

Thank you for your interest in Mount Vernon and the Skagit County. Our Visitor Information Center offers information for visitors and prospective residents.

The following links should help you navigate your relocation to our lovely area.

The City of Mount Vernon and the Mount Vernon Chamber of Commerce are committed to helping area businesses be successful. Programs offered through the Chamber can help you to establish your business within the community and help to create the strong commercial base on which we thrive in Skagit County. Mount Vernon has grown by over 32% in the last ten years-more than double the growth rate of Washington State! People here enjoy a quality of life unequaled in the United States, with affordable housing, a strong economy, amazing natural landscapes, a strong educational system, and a low crime rate. Whether you have come to raise a family, start your dream business, or retire, Mount Vernon has something to offer you.

If you are interested in a visitor’s or relocation packet, we would happily send one to you, along with any of the following information. Contact us to request more information:

  • Relocation Packet
  • Visitor’s Packet
  • County Map
  • Mount Vernon Parks
  • Skagit County Demographic Profile
  • State Parks
  • Local Camping and Hiking
  • Cascade Loop Travel Guide
  • Major Employers
  • Demographics


Sixty miles North of Seattle and 90 miles South of Vancouver, B.C., Skagit County is uniquely situated to take advantage of the more than 6 million people within a short drive. As one of the fastest growing counties in Washington, Skagit County is primed to cater to business, tourism, and families. The western flank of Skagit County features waterfront communities, berry farms, and tulip fields, while mountains, eagles, and a spectacular stretch of highway mark the eastern edge of the county. Businesses in Mount Vernon and Burlington enjoy strong community and local government support, a thriving business climate, and easy access to Interstate 5 and marine shipping.


Actual Skagit County Population for 2007 was 115,300


Total civilian labor force in Skagit County for 2007 was 57,030
Unemployment for 2007 was 2,510

For more information on the demographics of Skagit County, check out the American Factfinder webpage published by the US Census.