Island County is the 5th most densely populated county in Washington state but is next to the smallest in land mass. Roughly 60% (about 309 square miles) of the county is water and includes all or portions of Deception Pass, the Straits of Juan de Fuca, Admiralty Inlet, Admiralty Bay, Mutiny Bay, Useless Bay, Cultus Bay, Skagit Bay, Possession Sound, Holmes Harbor, Crescent Harbor, Penn Cove, Elger Bay, Livingston Bay, Skagit Bay, Dugualla Bay, Triangle Cove, Saratoga Passage, and Port Susan.  The county currently has a total land area of approximately 210 square miles, but because the county is composed of islands, the actual land measurements can change as a result of tidal accretion or erosion.

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