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Jefferson County

Population in July 2007: 9,384.
Males: 4,712  (50.2%)
Females: 4,672  (49.8%)

Median resident age:  48.3 years
Washington median age:  35.3 years

Estimated median household income in 2011: $48,801 (it was $40,840 in 2000)
Oak Bay:

$48,801
Washington:

$56,835
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $29,200

Oak Bay CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $303,003 (it was $170,600 in 2000)
Oak Bay:

$303,003
Washington:

$256,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $368,982; Detached houses: $424,949; Townhouses or other attached units: $275,857; In 2-unit structures: $254,537; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $245,606; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $364,688; Mobile homes: $146,115; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $88,905

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Oak Bay races chart
  • White alone - 7,774 (91.8%)
  • Two or more races - 245 (2.9%)
  • Hispanic - 178 (2.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 110 (1.3%)
  • Asian alone - 104 (1.2%)
  • Black alone - 32 (0.4%)
  • Other race alone - 17 (0.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 9 (0.1%)

Races in Oak Bay detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Oak Bay: 221.3 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Land area: 94.1 square miles.

Population density: 100 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).




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For population 25 years and over in Oak Bay:

  • High school or higher: 91.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.2%
  • Unemployed: 6.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Oak Bay CCD:

  • Never married: 13.5%
  • Now married: 65.6%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 7.3%
  • Divorced: 13.5%

0 residents are foreign born

This place:  0.0%
Washington:  12.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Oak Bay CCD:  1.2% ($2,053)
Washington:  1.2% ($1,915)
Oak Bay satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Shoreline, WA (23.1 miles , pop. 53,025).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Seattle, WA (29.6 miles , pop. 563,374).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (985.6 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Port Ludlow, WA (1.8 miles ), Port Hadlock-Irondale, WA (2.4 miles ), Marrowstone, WA (2.7 miles ), Discovery Bay, WA (3.2 miles ), Freeland, WA (3.2 miles ), Quilcene, WA (3.3 miles ), Port Townsend, WA (3.3 miles ), Blyn, WA (3.6 miles) .

Latitude: 47.96 N, Longitude: 122.74 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 360

Oak Bay household income distribution Oak Bay home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.7%
Washington:

6.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (20%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Paper (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Health care (11%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Top executives (3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3%)
  • Carpenters (3%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Child care workers (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)

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Earthquake activity:

Oak Bay-area historical earthquake activity is near Washington state average. It is 182% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 50.1 miles away from the city center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.5 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.8 MW, Depth: 32.2 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 60.4 miles away from Oak Bay center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
On 4/29/1965 at 15:28:43, a magnitude 6.6 (6.6 UK) earthquake occurred 48.1 miles away from the city center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
On 7/3/1999 at 01:43:54, a magnitude 5.8 (5.4 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, 5.3 ME, Depth: 25.2 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 66.3 miles away from the city center
On 5/3/1996 at 04:04:22, a magnitude 5.5 (5.2 MB, 5.3 MD, 5.5 ML, Depth: 2.5 mi) earthquake occurred 46.8 miles away from Oak Bay center
On 1/29/1995 at 03:11:22, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB, 4.5 MS, 5.1 MW, 5.0 MD, Depth: 10.7 mi) earthquake occurred 43.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), energy magnitude (ME), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Jefferson County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 10, Mudslides: 6, Landslides: 5, Winter Storms: 3, Snow: 1, Wind: 1, Earthquake: 1, Hurricane: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals/medical centers near Oak Bay:

  • JEFFERSON HEALTHCARE HOSPITAL (Critical Access Hospitals, Government - Hospital District or Authority, provides emergency services, about 11 miles away; PORT TOWNSEND, WA)

Amtrak station near Oak Bay:

  • 20 miles: EDMONDS (211 RAILROAD AVE.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Oak Bay:

  • Edmonds Community College (about 22 miles; Lynnwood, WA; Full-time enrollment: 4,635)
  • Shoreline Community College (about 23 miles; Shoreline, WA; FT enrollment: 3,488)
  • Everett Community College (about 26 miles; Everett, WA; FT enrollment: 3,612)
  • Seattle Community College-North Campus (about 26 miles; Seattle, WA; FT enrollment: 2,268)
  • Olympic College (about 27 miles; Bremerton, WA; FT enrollment: 3,930)
  • Seattle Pacific University (about 28 miles; Seattle, WA; FT enrollment: 3,207)
  • University of Washington-Seattle Campus (about 29 miles; Seattle, WA; FT enrollment: 38,572)

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Notable locations in Oak Bay: Center (A), Port Ludlow Golf Resort (B), Smitty's Island Recreational Vehicle Park (C), Lower Oak Bay Recreational Vehicle Park (D), Upper Oak Bay Recreational Vehicle Park (E), Port Ludlow Recreational Vehicle Park (F), Shine (G), Shine Lookout (H), Walan Point Light (I), Point Hannon Light (J), Mats Mats Bay Yacht Club (K), Mystery Bay State Park Marina (L), Port Hadlock Marina (M), Port Ludlow Marina (N), Fort Flagler State Park Sewage Treatment Plant (O), Naval Region Northwest Fire and Emergency Services (P), Jefferson County Fire Protection District 1 East Jefferson Fire - Rescue Station 1 - 2 Marrowstone (Q), Jefferson County Fire Protection District 1 East Jefferson Fire - Rescue Station 1 - 1 (R), Port Ludlow Fire and Rescue Station 31 Headquarters (S), Port Ludlow Fire and Rescue Station 32 (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Oak Bay include: Irondale Church of Port Hadlock (A), Grace Christian Center (B), Community United Methodist Church (C), Port Ludlow Community Church (D), Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses (E), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (F), Lutheran Church of the Redeemer (G), Oak Bay Baptist Church (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Sound View Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes and swamps: Silent Lake (A), Lost Lake (B), Mud Lake (C), Tule Lake (D), Pheasant Lake (E), Ludlow Lake (F), Teal Lake (G), Thorndyke Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Chimacum Creek (A), Thorndyke Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Oak Bay include: Mystery Bay State Park (1), Fort Flagler State Park (2), Oak Bay Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Jefferson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
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Average household size:
This place:  2.3 people
Washington:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  59.2%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  5.4%
Whole state:  6.1%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

8.3%
Whole state:

10.6%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

3.0%
Whole state:

4.6%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Oak Bay, WA


62 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000

Oak Bay compared to Washington state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)



Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (65%)
  • Wood (16%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (13%)
  • Other fuel (3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)
  • Utility gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Oak Bay (based on Jefferson County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 22.16%
Here22.2%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaPresbyterian Church (USA)Southern Baptist Convention
Adherents33.6%11.0%8.5%8.4%6.0%
Congregations3.4%6.9%6.9%6.9%6.9%
NameEpiscopal ChurchAssemblies of GodUnited Methodist ChurchChurch of the NazareneOther
Adherents5.0%4.7%4.1%3.7%15.0%
Congregations3.4%13.8%6.9%3.4%41.4%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 8
Jefferson County:

2.74 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Jefferson County:

1.37 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Jefferson County:

3.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 45
Here:

15.43 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.26 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.9%
Washington:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Jefferson County:

20.8%
Washington:

25.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.2%
State:

13.9%

9.35% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($70,800 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.35%
Washington average:

7.86%

0.17% of residents moved from foreign countries ($5,587 average AGI)
Jefferson County:

0.17%
Washington average:

0.26%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from King County, WA  1.19% ($104,913 average AGI)
from Kitsap County, WA  0.94% ($67,315)
from Clallam County, WA  0.60% ($30,783)


7.39% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($40,055 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.39%
Washington average:

7.07%

0.10% of residents moved to foreign countries ($298 average AGI)
Jefferson County:

0.10%
Washington average:

0.16%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to King County, WA  1.11% ($31,992 average AGI)
to Kitsap County, WA  0.99% ($42,732)
to Clallam County, WA  0.62% ($62,586)

Strongest AM radio stations in Oak Bay:

  • KKOL (1300 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KIXI (880 AM; 50 kW; MERCER ISLAND/SEATTL, WA; Owner: BELLEVUE RADIO, INC.)
  • KGNW (820 AM; 50 kW; BURIEN-SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KIRO (710 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KRKO (1380 AM; 50 kW; EVERETT, WA; Owner: S-R BROADCASTING, CO.)
  • KOMO (1000 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • KTTH (770 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KYCW (1090 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KJR (950 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA)
  • KCIS (630 AM; 5 kW; EDMONDS, WA; Owner: CRISTA MINISTRIES)
  • KLFE (1590 AM; 10 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KAPS (660 AM; 10 kW; MOUNT VERNON, WA; Owner: VALLEY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KNWX (1210 AM; 28 kW; AUBURN-FEDERAL WAY, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Oak Bay:

  • KISW (99.9 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KQBZ (100.7 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KCMS (105.3 FM; EDMONDS, WA; Owner: CRISTA MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KMTT (103.7 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KNDD (107.7 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • K205DD (88.9 FM; BREMERTON, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KYPT (96.5 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KBSG-FM (97.3 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KBKS (106.1 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KING-FM (98.1 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: CLASSIC RADIO, INC.)
  • KLSY-FM (92.5 FM; BELLEVUE, WA; Owner: BELLEVUE RADIO INC.)
  • KPLU-FM (88.5 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: PACIFIC LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY, INC.)
  • KWJZ (98.9 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ORCA RADIO, INC.)
  • KZOK-FM (102.5 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KMPS-FM (94.1 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KRWM (106.9 FM; BREMERTON, WA; Owner: SEASCAPE RADIO, INC.)
  • KISM (92.9 FM; BELLINGHAM, WA; Owner: SAGA BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KWPZ (106.5 FM; LYNDEN, WA; Owner: CRISTA MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KAFE (104.3 FM; BELLINGHAM, WA; Owner: SAGA BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • K206CU (89.1 FM; MOUNT VERNON, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Oak Bay:

  • KING-TV (Channel 5; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: KING BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KSTW (Channel 11; TACOMA, WA; Owner: UPN TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • KCPQ (Channel 13; TACOMA, WA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION NORTHWEST, INC.)
  • K58DP (Channel 58; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • KOMO-TV (Channel 4; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE TV, L.L.C.)
  • KTWB-TV (Channel 22; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KIRO-TV (Channel 7; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: KIRO-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KCTS-TV (Channel 9; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: KCTS TELEVISION)
  • K57HB (Channel 57; EUREKA, CA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KONG-TV (Channel 16; EVERETT, WA; Owner: KONG-TV, INC.)

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