Ocean Shores, Washington

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Population in 2017: 5,927 (88% urban, 12% rural).
Population change since 2000: +54.5%
Males: 2,881  (48.6%)
Females: 3,046  (51.4%)
Median resident age:

63.0 years
Washington median age:

37.7 years

Zip codes: 98569.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $42,196 (it was $34,643 in 2000)
Ocean Shores:

$42,196
WA:

$70,979

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $23,155 (it was $19,192 in 2000)

Ocean Shores city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $207,683 (it was $131,000 in 2000)
Ocean Shores:

$207,683
WA:

$339,000

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $276,318; detached houses: $294,443; mobile homes: $113,716

Median gross rent in 2017: $864.

March 2019 cost of living index in Ocean Shores: 90.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 10.7%
(11.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 4.4% for American Indian residents, 1.3% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Ocean Shores, WA (2017)
    • 5,02585.2%White alone
    • 2874.9%Asian alone
    • 2163.7%American Indian alone
    • 1763.0%Two or more races
    • 1182.0%Hispanic
    • 10.02%Black alone

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



According to our research of Washington and other state lists, there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Ocean Shores, Washington as of May 25, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Ocean Shores is 1,169 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Ocean Shores by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(22.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(17.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(22.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(40.3)
3
(57.9)
3
(57.1)
2
(35.4)
1
(17.8)
3
(53.3)
1
(17.8)
1
(17.7)
2
(35.0)
5
(85.1)
1
(16.7)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(22.9)
2
(44.0)
1
(20.9)
1
(20.1)
2
(38.6)
2
(38.0)
1
(17.7)
1
(17.8)
0
(0.0)
2
(35.6)
1
(17.7)
0
(0.0)
3
(51.1)
1
(16.7)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
3
(66.0)
2
(41.8)
2
(40.3)
5
(96.5)
5
(95.1)
3
(53.0)
5
(89.2)
3
(53.3)
4
(71.1)
10
(177.4)
9
(157.3)
4
(68.1)
7
(117.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
61
(1,395)
61
(1,342)
102
(2,132)
40
(805.8)
50
(965.3)
94
(1,788)
48
(848.7)
100
(1,785)
80
(1,420)
35
(622.6)
55
(975.5)
40
(699.2)
89
(1,516)
42
(702.7)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
158
(3,614)
146
(3,213)
80
(1,672)
77
(1,551)
102
(1,969)
92
(1,750)
99
(1,750)
101
(1,803)
91
(1,616)
88
(1,565)
72
(1,277)
75
(1,311)
105
(1,788)
74
(1,238)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
12
(274.5)
9
(198.1)
5
(104.5)
3
(60.4)
4
(77.2)
3
(57.1)
5
(88.4)
2
(35.7)
7
(124.3)
7
(124.5)
6
(106.4)
3
(52.4)
2
(34.1)
4
(66.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(57.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(17.8)
0
(0.0)
2
(35.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(17.5)
2
(34.1)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)316.8282.4239.1169.6229.7275.8180.7237.4262.8155.3182.9165.0277.4145.9

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City-data.com crime index in Ocean Shores, WA

Crime rate in Ocean Shores detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 11 (10 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.67
Washington average:

1.42
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Ocean Shores, WA City Guides:

Ancestries: English (14.0%), Irish (12.6%), German (12.6%), Scottish (6.6%), Polish (4.9%), Italian (3.8%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Incorporated in 1970

Elevation: 10 feet

Land area: 8.63 square miles.

Population density: 687 people per square mile   (low).

Ocean Shores, Washington map

560 residents are foreign born (4.1% Europe, 1.2% Asia).

This city:

9.6%
Washington:

13.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,654 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,804 (0.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lakewood, WA (77.9 miles , pop. 58,211).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Seattle, WA (96.7 miles , pop. 563,374).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (940.9 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Oyehut, WA (1.9 miles),
Oyehut-Hogans Corner, WA (2.2 miles),
Hogans Corner, WA (2.2 miles),
North Beach, WA (2.4 miles ),
Westport, WA (2.4 miles ),
Ocean City, WA (2.6 miles ),
Cohassett Beach, WA (2.7 miles ),
Markham, WA (3.0 miles)

Latitude: 46.97 N, Longitude: 124.15 W

Distribution of median household income in Ocean Shores, WA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Ocean Shores, WA in 2017
Ocean Shores satellite photo by USGS

Ocean Shores tourist attractions:

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

8.3%
Washington:

5.2%
Population change in the 1990s: +1,529 (+66.3%).
Most common industries in Ocean Shores, WA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (23.1%)
  • Construction (16.1%)
  • Educational services (7.4%)
  • Health care (6.9%)
  • Public administration (6.0%)
  • Repair & maintenance (5.2%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (3.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (24.5%)
  • Construction (23.3%)
  • Repair & maintenance (6.8%)
  • Public administration (5.8%)
  • Educational services (4.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.5%)
  • Paper (2.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (21.1%)
  • Health care (13.5%)
  • Educational services (11.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.6%)
  • Public administration (6.3%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (6.1%)
  • Construction (5.8%)
Most common occupations in Ocean Shores, WA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.5%)
  • Cashiers (5.4%)
  • Carpenters (4.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (10.1%)
  • Carpenters (7.0%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cashiers (13.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.1%)
  • Registered nurses (6.1%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (6.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.8%)

Average climate in Ocean Shores, Washington

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 64.1. This is about average.

City:

64.1
U.S.:

74.2
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 5.35. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 15.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.35
U.S.:

8.46

Earthquake activity:

Ocean Shores-area historical earthquake activity is near Washington state average. It is 152% 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 80.2 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 Shores 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 89.0 miles away from Ocean Shores 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 43.8 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 439.4 miles away from the 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 368.2 miles away from Ocean Shores 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 (25) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 24
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 19, Storms: 14, Mudslides: 10, Landslides: 8, Winter Storms: 6, Winds: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Snows: 2, Earthquake: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Ocean Shores topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Ocean Shores:

  • HARBORS HOME HEALTH/HOSPICE (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; HOQUIAM, WA)
  • HOQUIAM HEALTHCARE, INC DBA PACIFIC CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; HOQUIAM, WA)
  • GRAYS HARBOR COMMUNITY HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 15 miles away; ABERDEEN, WA)
  • GRAYS HARBOR CONVALESCENT CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; ABERDEEN, WA)
  • GRAYS HARBOR HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; ABERDEEN, WA)
  • FMC ABERDEEN (Dialysis Facility, about 15 miles away; ABERDEEN, WA)
  • COMMUNITY HOSPITAL HOSPICE (Hospital, about 16 miles away; ABERDEEN, WA)

Airports located in Ocean Shores:

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

  • The Evergreen State College (about 56 miles; Olympia, WA; Full-time enrollment: 4,613)
  • South Puget Sound Community College (about 58 miles; Olympia, WA; FT enrollment: 3,981)
  • Centralia College (about 60 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 80 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 6,622)
  • Clover Park Technical College (about 80 miles; Lakewood, WA; FT enrollment: 4,185)
  • University of Puget Sound (about 82 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 2,788)

Public high school in Ocean Shores:

Public elementary/middle schools in Ocean Shores:

See full list of schools located in Ocean Shores

Library in Ocean Shores:

  • OCEAN SHORES PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $378,685; Location: 573 PT. BROWN AVE. N.W.; 21,161 books; 1,032 audio materials; 1,177 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 11 state licensed databases; 72 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • The strongest FM radio station is our own KOSW 91.3 - Sound of the Shores - Community Radio for Ocean Shores. added by Jeff
  • Strongest FM stations please add: KYAO (100.1 FM Ocean Shores - Ocean Shores Educational Media)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Ocean Shores: North Jetty (A), Ocean Shores Golf Course (B), Ocean Shores Marina (C), Ocean Shores Sewage Treatment Plant (D), Ocean Shores Fire and Rescue 74 (E), Ocean Shores Convention Center (F), Harbour Pointe Shores Retirement and Assisted Living Center (G), Ocean Shores Fire and Rescue 74 (H), City of Ocean Shores Fire and Emergency Care Department (I), Ocean Shores Public Library (J). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Ocean Shores include: Faith Community Church (A), Galilean Retreat Center (B), Ocean Shores Baptist Church (C), Ocean Shores United Methodist Church (D), Shores Fellowship Church (E), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lake: Duck Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Ocean Shores include: Chance A La Mer State Park (1), Oyhut State Park (2), Oyhut Wildlife Recreation Area (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Ocean Shores Interpretive Center (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 1013 Catala Avenue Southeast), Pacific Paradise (Amusement & Theme Parks; 767 Minard Avenue Northwest).

Hotels: Pacific Sands Resort Motel (2687 State Route 109), Discovery Inn Condominium Motel (1031 Discovery Avenue Southeast), Grey Gull Motel (647 Ocean Shores Boulevard Northwest), Ocean Shores Inn & Suites (648 Ocean Shores Boulevard Northwest), Caroline Inn (1341 Ocean Shores Boulevard Southwest), Blue Pacific Motel & RV Park (2707 State Route 109), Judith Ann Inn (855 Ocean Shores Boulevard Northwest), Ocean Shores City (220 Toleak Avenue Southeast), Best Western Lighthouse Suites (491 Damon Road Northwest).

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

2.1 people
Washington:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

61.2%
Whole state:

64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.7%
Whole state:

7.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.8% of all households
4 people in other noninstitutional facilities in 2010

Banks with branches in Ocean Shores (2011 data):

  • Anchor Bank: 05 - Ocean Shores Branch at 698 Ocean Shores Boulevard, branch established on 1996/02/01. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $486.5 mil, Deposits: $352.2 mil, headquarters in Aberdeen, WA, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 13 total offices, Holding Company: Anchor Bancorp, Inc.
  • Bank of the Pacific: Ocean Shores Branch at 145 Chance A La Mer Street, branch established on 1971/02/02. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $640.3 mil, Deposits: $548.4 mil, headquarters in Aberdeen, WA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 17 total offices, Holding Company: Pacific Financial Corporation
  • Timberland Bank: Ocean Shores Branch at 361 Damon Rd. P.O. Box 1029, branch established on 1915/01/01. Info updated 2008/07/15: Bank assets: $731.3 mil, Deposits: $589.4 mil, headquarters in Hoquiam, WA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 22 total offices, Holding Company: Timberland Bancorp, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Ocean Shores:

Marital status in Ocean Shores, WA
  • Never married: 17.2%
  • Now married: 57.5%
  • Separated: 3.4%
  • Widowed: 4.3%
  • Divorced: 17.5%

For population 25 years and over in Ocean Shores:

  • High school or higher: 93.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.3%
  • Unemployed: 5.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.3
Washington average:

11.3

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Ocean Shores
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Ocean Shores, WA (based on Grays Harbor County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic7,6028
Evangelical Protestant7,08358
Other3,50614
Mainline Protestant3,45925
None51,147-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs 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.
Washington:

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

8.99 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

8.26 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Grays Harbor County:

11.0%
Washington:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Grays Harbor County:

33.8%
State:

25.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

18.4%
Washington:

13.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

54.9%
State:

49.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Ocean Shores:

52.3%
Washington:

45.8%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.7
State:

28.4

People feeling badly about themselves:
Ocean Shores:

18.7%
Washington:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Ocean Shores:

9.0%
Washington:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.9
Washington:

6.8

Overweight people:
Ocean Shores:

37.5%
Washington:

32.6%

General health condition:
This city:

59.0%
Washington:

55.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

76.2%
Washington:

79.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Ocean Shores, WA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 12$67,454$67,4540$0
Firefighters 12$70,272$70,27217$5,612
Water Supply 9$41,760$55,6800$0
Financial Administration 8$41,434$62,1510$0
Sewerage 8$39,852$59,7780$0
Other Government Administration 8$35,172$52,7587$2,450
Streets and Highways 7$32,014$54,8810$0
Other and Unallocable 4$13,476$40,4284$5,612
Local Libraries 3$11,434$45,7361$1,316
Judicial and Legal 1$4,610$55,3201$1,146
Police - Other 1$4,432$53,1840$0
Fire - Other 1$3,780$45,3600$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 74$365,690$59,30130$16,136

Ocean Shores government finances - Expenditure in 2013 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $254,000 ($42.85)
    Local Fire Protection: $7,000 ($1.18)
  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $2,293,000 ($386.87)
    Water Utilities: $1,534,000 ($258.82)
    Health - Other: $1,455,000 ($245.49)
    Police Protection: $1,369,000 ($230.98)
    Financial Administration: $777,000 ($131.09)
    Parks and Recreation: $641,000 ($108.15)
    General - Other: $512,000 ($86.38)
    General Public Buildings: $498,000 ($84.02)
    Local Fire Protection: $467,000 ($78.79)
    Libraries: $330,000 ($55.68)
    Central Staff Services: $324,000 ($54.67)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $251,000 ($42.35)
    Regular Highways: $229,000 ($38.64)
    Housing and Community Development: $175,000 ($29.53)
    Solid Waste Management: $99,000 ($16.70)
    Natural Resources - Other: $20,000 ($3.37)
    Air Transportation: $14,000 ($2.36)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,205,000 ($540.75)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $45,000 ($7.59)
    Central Staff Services: $20,000 ($3.37)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,140,000 ($867.22)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $55,000 ($9.28)

Ocean Shores government finances - Revenue in 2013 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,984,000 ($503.46)
    Other: $626,000 ($105.62)
    Parks and Recreation: $144,000 ($24.30)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $529,000 ($89.25)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $5,776,000 ($974.52)
    Fines and Forfeits: $148,000 ($24.97)
    General Revenue - Other: $106,000 ($17.88)
    Rents: $27,000 ($4.56)
    Interest Earnings: $24,000 ($4.05)
    Donations From Private Sources: $10,000 ($1.69)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,951,000 ($329.17)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $219,000 ($36.95)
    Other: $156,000 ($26.32)
    General Local Government Support: $77,000 ($12.99)
  • Tax - Property: $5,119,000 ($863.67)
    Other Selective Sales: $732,000 ($123.50)
    Public Utilities Sales: $694,000 ($117.09)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $677,000 ($114.22)
    Other License: $242,000 ($40.83)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $187,000 ($31.55)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $78,000 ($13.16)
    Amusements Sales: $4,000 ($0.67)

Ocean Shores government finances - Debt in 2013 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $58,205,000 ($9820.31)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $53,486,000 ($9024.13)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,274,000 ($1395.98)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,555,000 ($599.80)

Ocean Shores government finances - Cash and Securities in 2013 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $501,000 ($84.53)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,985,000 ($1009.79)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,120,000 ($1201.28)

7.21% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($41,251 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.21%
Washington average:

7.39%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Thurston County, WA  1.08% ($37,253 average AGI)
from King County, WA  0.89% ($61,417)
from Pierce County, WA  0.72% ($47,629)


6.35% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($41,599 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.35%
Washington average:

6.40%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Thurston County, WA  1.42% ($47,895 average AGI)
to King County, WA  0.54% ($46,553)
to Pierce County, WA  0.51% ($38,589)
Businesses in Ocean Shores, WA
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Best Western1McDonald's1
Comfort Inn1Quality1
Curves1U-Haul1
FedEx2UPS1

Strongest AM radio stations in Ocean Shores:

  • 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.)
  • KXL (750 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KWOK (1490 AM; 1 kW; HOQUIAM, WA; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ocean Shores:

  • 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.)
Ocean Shores fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Ocean Shores fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 8Number of bridges
  • 105ft / 31.5mTotal length
  • $3,499,000Total costs
  • 6,526Total average daily traffic
  • 495Total average daily truck traffic
  • 7,982Total future (year 2034) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

46 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Ocean Shores)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • SADDLE MOUNTAIN, Saddle Mountain, 11.5 Km Nne Of Ocean Shores (Lat: 47.060333 Lon: -124.114472), Type: Tower, Structure height: 24.4 m, Overall height: 33.5 m, Call Sign: WPKV304,
    Assigned Frequencies: 460.375 MHz, Grant Date: 05/09/2012, Expiration Date: 07/31/2022, Certifier: Mildred R Tirapelle, Registrant: Adcomm Engineering Company, 3929 184th Place Se, Bothell, WA 98012, Phone: (425) 821-8827, Fax: (425) 488-3952, Email:
  • Lat: 46.971111 Lon: -124.152222, Call Sign: WPWI440, Licensee ID: L00569659,
    Assigned Frequencies: 467.850 MHz, 467.875 MHz, 467.900 MHz, 467.925 MHz, 467.762 MHz, 467.812 MHz, Grant Date: 11/21/2002, Expiration Date: 11/21/2012, Cancellation Date: 01/26/2013, Certifier: Hong Kyoo Kim, Registrant: Best Western Lighthouse Suites Inn Inc., 491 Damon Road Nw, Ocean Shores, WA 98569, Phone: (360) 289-2311, Fax: (360) 289-0509, Email:
  • 195 Ocean Lake Way Se (Lat: 46.984722 Lon: -124.151667), Type: Nntann, Structure height: 25 m, Call Sign: WPXK916, Licensee ID: L00102217,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.490 MHz, Grant Date: 04/25/2003, Expiration Date: 10/25/2003, Cancellation Date: 12/28/2003, Certifier: Richard W Mceachin, Registrant: Ocean Shores Police Department, 577 Point Brown Avenue Nw, Ocean Shores, WA 98569, Phone: (360) 289-3331, Fax: (360) 289-3333, Email:
  • Lat: 46.997944 Lon: -124.158278, Call Sign: WQFX697,
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.287 MHz, 462.312 MHz, 462.362 MHz, 462.437 MHz, 462.487 MHz, Grant Date: 09/17/2016, Expiration Date: 10/31/2026, Certifier: Jeff Zicha, Registrant: Federal License Management, 1784 E. 3rd Street Suite 269, Williamsport, PA 17701-3862, Phone: (570) 505-3894, Fax: (570) 651-9032, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

75 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Ocean Shores)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

5
  • Aircraft: MURPHY DANIEL L RV-9A (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 309DM , Serial Number: 90431, Year manufactured: 2004, Airworthiness Date: 09/18/2004, Certificate Issue Date: 08/26/2004
    Registrant (Individual): Daniel L Murphy, Po Box 787, Ocean Shores, WA 98569
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-18-105 SPECIAL (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 97 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-235 SERIES (115 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 311T , Serial Number: 18-2425, Year manufactured: 1953, Airworthiness Date: 04/12/1956, Certificate Issue Date: 05/25/1989
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Daniel L Murphy, Po Box 787, Ocean Shores, WA 98569, Other Owners: Frank J Murphy
  • Aircraft: INDUS AVIATION INC T211 THORPEDO (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: AMA/EXPR UNKNOWN ENG (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 641JD , Serial Number: 018S, Airworthiness Date: 11/30/2005, Certificate Issue Date: 06/05/2013
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Kenneth E Jobin, Po Box 2278, Ocean Shores, WA 98569, Other Owners: Sharon M Jobin
  • Aircraft: HEAD BALLOONS INC AX8-88 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: None
    N-Number: 666HB , Serial Number: 289, Certificate Issue Date: 11/29/2000
    Registrant (Individual): Thomas E Hamilton, 389 Canal Dr Ne, Ocean Shores, WA 98569
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 06/14/1994
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150F (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7968F , Serial Number: 15064068, Year manufactured: 1966, Airworthiness Date: 05/14/1966, Certificate Issue Date: 03/06/2018
    Registrant (Individual): Robert C Edwards, Po Box 521, Ocean Shores, WA 98569

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 40. The highest number of fire incidents - 112 took place in 2008, and the least - 0 in 2011. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Ocean Shores, WA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (67.3%), and Structure Fires (16.1%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Ocean Shores, WA
    • 46067.3%Outside Fires
    • 11016.1%Structure Fires
    • 8412.3%Other
    • 304.4%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Ocean Shores, WA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Ocean Shores, Washington:

  • Days Inn Ocean Shores, 891 Ocean Shores Blvd, Ocean Shores, Washington 98569 , Phone: (360) 289-9570, Fax: (360) 289-9603
  • Best Western Lighthouse Suites Inn, 491 Damon Rd NW, Ocean Shores, Washington 98569 , Phone: (360) 289-2311, Fax: (360) 289-0509
  • Guesthouse International, 685 Ocean Shores Blvd, Ocean Shores, Washington 98569 , Phone: (360) 289-4900
  • Shilo Inn Suites Ocean Shores, 707 Ocean Shores Blvd nw, Ocean Shores, Washington 98569 , Phone: (360) 289-4600
  • Ramada Inn Ocean Shores, 845 Ocean Shrs Blvd NW, Ocean Shores, Washington 98569 , Phone: (360) 289-7700, Fax: (360) 289-0700
All 5 fire-safe hotels and motels in Ocean Shores, Washington
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Ocean Shores, WA
  • 79.7%Electricity
  • 10.6%Wood
  • 7.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.3%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Ocean Shores, WA
  • 93.5%Electricity
  • 3.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.6%Utility gas


Ocean Shores compared to Washington state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Ocean Shores on our top lists:

  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Other Northern America (population 500+)"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 100 cities with strongest arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services industries (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: utilities (population 5,000+)"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: law enforcement workers including supervisors (population 5,000+)"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 100 cities with oldest residents (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: education, training, and library occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
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