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Population in 2010: 200. Population change since 2000: -7.8%
Males: 64  (32.3%)
Females: 136  (67.7%)

Median resident age:  53.0 years
Washington median age:  32.2 years

Zip codes: 98569.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $22,973 (it was $17,813 in 2000)
Ocean City:

$22,973
WA:

$57,573
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $15,770

Ocean City CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $117,167 (it was $68,300 in 2000)
Ocean City:

$117,167
WA:

$243,000
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $1,072,827; Detached houses: $1,028,142; Mobile homes: $1,175,341

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Ocean City races chart
  • White alone - 160 (80.0%)
  • Hispanic - 11 (5.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 9 (4.5%)
  • Asian alone - 9 (4.5%)
  • Two or more races - 6 (3.0%)
  • Other race alone - 3 (1.5%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.5%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.5%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Ocean City: 92.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (36.0%), Swedish (18.2%), German (10.7%), English (10.4%), Italian (2.9%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 15 feet

Land area: 4.35 square miles.

Population density: 46 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Ocean City:

  • High school or higher: 90.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 34.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.3%
  • Unemployed: 16.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ocean City CDP:

  • Never married: 37.4%
  • Now married: 19.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 14.9%
  • Divorced: 28.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $592 (0.5%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lakewood, WA (77.5 miles , pop. 58,211).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Seattle, WA (94.1 miles , pop. 563,374).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (947.5 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: North Beach, WA (1.2 miles) , Hogans Corner, WA (1.4 miles) , Oyehut-Hogans Corner, WA (1.4 miles) , Oyehut, WA (1.8 miles) , Copalis Beach, WA (1.8 miles ), Ocean Shores, WA (2.6 miles ), Pacific Beach, WA (3.1 miles ), Moclips, WA (3.2 miles ).

Latitude: 47.07 N, Longitude: 124.17 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 360

Ocean City household income distribution Ocean City home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

11.7%
Washington:

6.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries for females in 2008-2012 (%):



  • Retail trade (45%)
  • Accommodation and food services (37%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)


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Average climate in Ocean City, Washington

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Earthquake activity:

Ocean City-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Washington state average. It is 38% smaller 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 79.3 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 74.7 miles away from Ocean City 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 87.8 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 43.9 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/2001 at 13:19:11, a magnitude 5.0 (4.8 MB, 5.0 MD, Depth: 25.3 mi) earthquake occurred 31.9 miles away from Ocean City 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 87.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), energy magnitude (ME), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Grays Harbor County (22) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 21
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 15, Storms: 13, Mudslides: 8, Landslides: 6, Winter Storms: 4, Heavy Rains: 2, Snows: 2, Floods: 2, Wind: 1, Earthquake: 1, Hurricane: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Ocean City:

  • HARBORS HOME HEALTH/HOSPICE (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; HOQUIAM, WA)
  • HOQUIAM HEALTHCARE, INC DBA PACIFIC CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; HOQUIAM, WA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ocean City:

  • The Evergreen State College (about 56 miles; Olympia, WA; Full-time enrollment: 4,271)
  • South Puget Sound Community College (about 59 miles; Olympia, WA; FT enrollment: 3,017)
  • Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom (about 76 miles; Lakewood, WA; FT enrollment: 3,085)
  • Tacoma Community College (about 79 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 3,801)
  • Clover Park Technical College (about 79 miles; Lakewood, WA; FT enrollment: 2,757)
  • Olympic College (about 80 miles; Bremerton, WA; FT enrollment: 3,930)
  • University of Puget Sound (about 81 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 2,795)

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Notable location: Grays Harbor County Fire District 7 Station 2 Ocean Shores (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: Connor Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Grays Harbor County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Ocean City and their reported violations in the past:

OCEAN SHORES RESORT (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (NOV-30-2000), St Public Notif requested (NOV-30-2000), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-30-2000)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
OCEANA II EAST (Population served: 68, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
OCEANA II WEST (Population served: 63, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
SCREAMIN EAGLE CAMPGROUND (Population served: 61, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 7 routine major monitoring violations
OCEAN CITY CAMPGROUND (Population served: 41, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
NORTH BEACH MOTEL 1 (Population served: 31, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2005, Contaminant: Coliform
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAR-2005, Contaminant: Coliform
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In NOV-1999, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-30-1999)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
STURGEONS TRAILER HARBOR (Population served: 13, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Ocean City that have no violations reported:

  • OCEAN SHORES OUTDOOR CLUB (Population served: 308, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 28.7%
(12.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This place:  2.0 people
Washington:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  51.0%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  6.0%
Whole state:  7.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 2.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.0% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Ocean City, WA

Ocean City compared to Washington state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Ocean City travel time to work - commute


Ocean City mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (61%)
  • Wood (16%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (12%)
  • Utility gas (11%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Ocean City CDP (based on Grays Harbor County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 30.79%
Here30.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchAssemblies of GodPresbyterian Church (USA)Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Adherents35.2%9.5%9.3%7.5%7.1%
Congregations9.6%6.0%14.5%6.0%6.0%
NameUnited Methodist ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionLutheran ChurchBaptist General ConferenceOther
Adherents6.9%4.9%3.4%2.8%13.4%
Congregations10.8%6.0%1.2%3.6%36.1%
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: 25
Grays Harbor County:

3.51 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 21
Grays Harbor County:

2.95 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 30
Grays Harbor County:

4.21 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 64
Here:

8.99 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.0%
Washington:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Grays Harbor County:

33.8%
Washington:

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

18.4%
State:

13.9%

6.95% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($36,438 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.95%
Washington average:

7.86%

0.08% of residents moved from foreign countries ($252 average AGI)
Grays Harbor County:

0.08%
Washington average:

0.26%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Thurston County, WA  1.15% ($37,328 average AGI)
from King County, WA  0.76% ($40,573)
from Pierce County, WA  0.65% ($35,902)


6.44% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,320 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.44%
Washington average:

7.07%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($237 average AGI)
Grays Harbor County:

0.05%
Washington average:

0.16%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Thurston County, WA  1.22% ($34,961 average AGI)
to King County, WA  0.60% ($36,367)
to Pierce County, WA  0.45% ($29,543)

Strongest AM radio stations in Ocean City:

  • KXRO (1320 AM; 5 kW; ABERDEEN, WA; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KIRO (710 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KTTH (770 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KGNW (820 AM; 50 kW; BURIEN-SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KJR (950 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA)
  • KOMO (1000 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • KYCW (1090 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KIXI (880 AM; 50 kW; MERCER ISLAND/SEATTL, WA; Owner: BELLEVUE RADIO, INC.)
  • KKOL (1300 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KPOJ (620 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KPAM (860 AM; 50 kW; TROUTDALE, OR; Owner: PAMPLIN BROADCASTING-OREGON, INC.)
  • KMAS (1030 AM; 10 kW; SHELTON, WA; Owner: SOUND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KXL (750 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ocean City:

  • KAYO-FM (99.3 FM; ELMA, WA; Owner: SOUTH SOUND BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KFMY (97.7 FM; RAYMOND, WA; Owner: SOUTH SOUND BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KJET (105.7 FM; SOUTH BEND, WA; Owner: JODESHA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KXXK (95.3 FM; HOQUIAM, WA; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KMNT (102.9 FM; CENTRALIA, WA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KDUX-FM (104.7 FM; ABERDEEN, WA; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • K205EN (88.9 FM; ABERDEEN, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K207DB (89.3 FM; ABERDEEN, WA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KSWW (102.1 FM; MONTESANO, WA; Owner: JODESHA BROADCASTING, INC.)

National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 3 meters (10ft)
Total average daily traffic: 655
Total average daily truck traffic: 32
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 682

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 3

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