Ocean City, Washington

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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 (it was $15,468 in 2000)

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 2009: All housing units: over $1,000,000; Detached houses: over $1,000,000; Mobile homes: over $1,000,000
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%)

Races in Ocean City detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Ocean City: 92.7 (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).

Ocean City,WA real estate house value index trend

Ocean City, Washington map

For population 25 years and over in Ocean City:

  • High school or higher: 86.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 30.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ocean City CDP:

  • Never married: 35.8%
  • Now married: 18.4%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 14.7%
  • Divorced: 31.1%

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

Ocean City satellite photo by USGS

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 June 2014:
Here:

8.5%
Washington:

5.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Work and jobs in Ocean City: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Ocean City, Washington

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Ocean City, Washington average temperatures Ocean City, Washington average precipitation Ocean City, Washington humidity Ocean City, Washington wind speed Ocean City, Washington snowfall Ocean City, Washington sunshine Ocean City, Washington clear and cloudy days

Earthquake activity:

Ocean City-area historical earthquake activity is near Washington state average. It is 150% 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 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 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 446.0 miles away from Ocean City center
On 8/17/1991 at 22:17:14, a magnitude 7.1 (6.2 MB, 7.1 MS, 7.1 MW, 6.8 ML, Depth: 8.4 mi) earthquake occurred 374.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), energy magnitude (ME), local magnitude (ML), 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: 17, Storms: 13, Mudslides: 8, Landslides: 6, Winter Storms: 4, Heavy Rains: 2, Snows: 2, Earthquake: 1, Hurricane: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Ocean City topographic map

Hospitals and 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: 4,613)
  • South Puget Sound Community College (about 59 miles; Olympia, WA; FT enrollment: 3,981)
  • Centralia College (about 62 miles; Centralia, WA; FT enrollment: 2,354)
  • Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom (about 76 miles; Lakewood, WA; FT enrollment: 5,228)
  • Tacoma Community College (about 79 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 6,622)
  • Clover Park Technical College (about 79 miles; Lakewood, WA; FT enrollment: 4,185)
  • Peninsula College (about 80 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)

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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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2004 was 20.5. This is significantly better than average.

City:

20.5
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2004 was 12.9. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 16.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.9
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2003 was 7.42. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 17.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.42
U.S.:

9.14
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

Ocean City compared to Washington state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly 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 above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.

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 (58%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (16%)
  • Utility gas (13%)
  • Wood (12%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 30.79%
Here: 30.8%
USA: 50.2%

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%

5.17% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,151 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.17%
Washington average:

6.54%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($433 average AGI)
Grays Harbor County:

0.05%
Washington average:

0.14%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Thurston County, WA  0.88% ($35,151 average AGI)
from King County, WA  0.63% ($39,770)
from Pierce County, WA  0.47% ($37,230)


5.96% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,355 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.96%
Washington average:

6.20%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Thurston County, WA  1.17% ($32,147 average AGI)
to King County, WA  0.57% ($31,196)
to Pierce County, WA  0.41% ($32,420)

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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