Ocean Shores, Washington

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Population in 2013: 5,615 (88% urban, 12% rural). Population change since 2000: +46.4%
Males: 2,740  (48.8%)
Females: 2,875  (51.2%)
Median resident age:  57.3 years
Washington median age:  32.2 years

Zip codes: 98569.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $42,000 (it was $34,643 in 2000)
Ocean Shores:

$42,000
WA:

$57,573
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $28,618 (it was $19,192 in 2000)

Ocean Shores city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $169,050 (it was $131,000 in 2000)
Ocean Shores:

$169,050
WA:

$243,000
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $207,908; Detached houses: $222,162; Mobile homes: $98,963

Median gross rent in 2012: $889.

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Ocean Shores races chart
  • White alone - 4,772 (86.6%)
  • Two or more races - 314 (5.7%)
  • Hispanic - 218 (4.0%)
  • Asian alone - 103 (1.9%)
  • Other race alone - 46 (0.8%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 33 (0.6%)
  • Black alone - 14 (0.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 12 (0.2%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Ocean Shores: 91.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (17.4%), English (11.4%), Irish (9.1%), Norwegian (7.7%), United States (4.7%), Polish (3.2%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Incorporated in 1970

Elevation: 10 feet

Land area: 8.63 square miles.

Population density: 651 people per square mile   (low).

Ocean Shores,WA real estate house value index trend

Ocean Shores, Washington map

For population 25 years and over in Ocean Shores:

  • High school or higher: 95.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.1%
  • Unemployed: 5.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ocean Shores city:

  • Never married: 14.5%
  • Now married: 57.8%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 10.0%
  • Divorced: 15.4%

237 residents are foreign born (1.8% Europe, 1.2% Asia).

This city:  4.3%
Washington:  13.3%



According to our research of Washington and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Ocean Shores, Washington as of May 27, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Ocean Shores to the number of sex offenders is 1,874 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,641 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,916 (1.1%)

Ocean Shores satellite photo by USGS

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) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 119 buildings, average cost: $96,900
  • 1998: 77 buildings, average cost: $97,200
  • 1999: 81 buildings, average cost: $114,100
  • 2000: 89 buildings, average cost: $124,700
  • 2001: 88 buildings, average cost: $122,600
  • 2002: 85 buildings, average cost: $127,400
  • 2003: 117 buildings, average cost: $122,400
  • 2004: 127 buildings, average cost: $136,000
  • 2005: 155 buildings, average cost: $136,000
  • 2006: 162 buildings, average cost: $118,200
  • 2007: 167 buildings, average cost: $151,900
  • 2008: 92 buildings, average cost: $151,900
  • 2009: 58 buildings, average cost: $151,900
  • 2010: 77 buildings, average cost: $124,800
  • 2011: 40 buildings, average cost: $137,200
  • 2012: 38 buildings, average cost: $146,200

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 46.97 N, Longitude: 124.15 W

Ocean Shores household income distribution Ocean Shores home values distribution

Crime rates in Ocean Shores by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 000010000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.022.90.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 300401023321
per 100,000 77.00.00.095.80.022.00.040.357.957.135.417.8
Robberies 210112112211
per 100,000 51.325.30.024.022.944.020.920.138.638.017.717.8
Assaults 711303225535
per 100,000 179.625.324.571.90.066.041.840.396.595.153.089.2
Burglaries 88858889616110240509448100
per 100,000 2258.12151.92155.82132.21395.21342.42131.7805.8965.31788.1848.71784.8
Thefts 17018714212115814680771029299101
per 100,000 4362.34734.23478.72898.93613.93213.01671.91551.21969.11750.01750.41802.6
Auto thefts 318117129534352
per 100,000 77.0455.7269.5167.7274.5198.1104.560.477.257.188.435.7
Arson 000100000301
per 100,000 0.00.00.024.00.00.00.00.00.057.10.017.8
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 409.1352.5286.7341.4287.0255.8216.6153.7208.1249.9163.7215.0

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Ocean Shores detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 13 (11 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.96
Washington average:

1.47

Ocean Shores tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

8.5%
Washington:

5.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +1,529 (+66.3%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Accommodation and food services (24%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Utilities (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Retail trade (24%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (10%)
  • Carpenters (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Cashiers (13%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)

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

Average climate in Ocean Shores, Washington

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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

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 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 43.8 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 Ocean Shores 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 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 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:

See details about airports located in Ocean Shores, WA

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)

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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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2003 was 28.4. This is significantly better than average.

City:

28.4
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2003 was 7.42. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 15.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.42
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 7.4%
(7.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 7.6% for two or more races residents)
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

Ocean Shores compared to Washington state average:

  • Unemployed percentage 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 below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

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.

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

  • Days Inn Ocean Shores, 891 Ocean Shores Blvd, Ocean Shores, WA 98569 , Phone: (360) 289-9570, Fax: (360) 289-9603
  • Canterbury Inn The LLC, 643 Ocean SHRS Blvd NW, Ocean Shores, WA 98569 , Phone: (360) 289-3317, Fax: (360) 289-3420
  • Best Western Lighthouse Suites Inn, 491 Damon Rd NW, Ocean Shores, WA 98569 , Phone: (360) 289-2311, Fax: (360) 289-0509
  • Guesthouse International, 685 Ocean Shores Blvd, Ocean Shores, WA 98569 , Phone: (360) 289-4900
  • Quality Inn, 773 Ocean SHRS Blvd NW, Ocean Shores, WA 98569 , Phone: (360) 289-2060
  • Shilo Inn Suites Ocean Shores, 707 Ocean Shores Blvd nw, Ocean Shores, WA 98569 , Phone: (360) 289-4600
  • Quinault Beach Resort And Casino, 78 State Rt 115, Ocean Shores, WA 98569 , Phone: (360) 289-9466, Fax: (360) 289-7779
  • Ramada Inn Ocean Shores, 845 Ocean Shrs Blvd NW, Ocean Shores, WA 98569 , Phone: (360) 289-7700, Fax: (360) 289-0700
  • Comfort Inn & Suites, 829 Ocean Shores Blvd NW, Ocean Shores, WA 98569 , Phone: (866) 289-9003, Fax: (360) 289-9008
All 9 fire-safe hotels and motels in Ocean Shores, Washington

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Ocean Shores travel time to work - commute Ocean Shores mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (81%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (11%)
  • Wood (8%)

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 Shores city (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%
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
Financial Administration 8$41,434$62,1510$0
Other Government Administration 8$35,172$52,7587$2,450
Judicial and Legal 1$4,610$55,3201$1,146
Police Protection - Officers 12$67,454$67,4540$0
Police - Other 1$4,432$53,1840$0
Firefighters 12$70,272$70,27217$5,612
Fire - Other 1$3,780$45,3600$0
Streets and Highways 7$32,014$54,8810$0
Sewerage 8$39,852$59,7780$0
Water Supply 9$41,760$55,6800$0
Local Libraries 3$11,434$45,7361$1,316
Other and Unallocable 4$13,476$40,4284$5,612
Totals for Government 74$365,690$59,30130$16,136

Ocean Shores government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Parks and Recreation: $7,027,000 ($1251.47)
    Regular Highways: $2,256,000 ($401.78)
    Local Fire Protection: $663,000 ($118.08)
    Water Utilities: $98,000 ($17.45)
    Sewerage: $3,000 ($0.53)
    General - Other: $2,000 ($0.36)
  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $1,464,000 ($260.73)
    Police Protection: $1,313,000 ($233.84)
    Water Utilities: $939,000 ($167.23)
    Parks and Recreation: $937,000 ($166.87)
    Health - Other: $927,000 ($165.09)
    Financial Administration: $560,000 ($99.73)
    Central Staff Services: $491,000 ($87.44)
    Regular Highways: $484,000 ($86.20)
    Housing and Community Development: $356,000 ($63.40)
    General Public Buildings: $355,000 ($63.22)
    Local Fire Protection: $331,000 ($58.95)
    General - Other: $304,000 ($54.14)
    Libraries: $261,000 ($46.48)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $254,000 ($45.24)
    Solid Waste Management: $89,000 ($15.85)
    Natural Resources - Other: $16,000 ($2.85)
    Air Transportation: $14,000 ($2.49)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,959,000 ($348.89)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $238,000 ($42.39)
    Water Utilities: $61,000 ($10.86)
    Parks and Recreation: $40,000 ($7.12)
    Sewerage: $38,000 ($6.77)
    Police Protection: $21,000 ($3.74)
    Solid Waste Management: $10,000 ($1.78)
    Housing and Community Development: $4,000 ($0.71)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,430,000 ($788.96)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $3,000 ($0.53)

Ocean Shores government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,007,000 ($357.44)
    All Other: $1,124,000 ($200.18)
    Parks and Recreation: $80,000 ($14.25)
    Solid Waste Management: $4,000 ($0.71)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $537,000 ($95.64)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $5,000 ($0.89)
    Highways: $4,000 ($0.71)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $4,790,000 ($853.07)
    Interest Earnings: $2,232,000 ($397.51)
    General Revenue, NEC: $281,000 ($50.04)
    Fines and Forfeits: $104,000 ($18.52)
    Donations From Private Sources: $37,000 ($6.59)
    Rents: $29,000 ($5.16)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,045,000 ($364.20)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,891,000 ($336.78)
    All Other: $148,000 ($26.36)
    General Local Government Support: $47,000 ($8.37)
    Health and Hospitals: $4,000 ($0.71)
  • Tax - Property: $3,643,000 ($648.80)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $909,000 ($161.89)
    Other License: $907,000 ($161.53)
    Other Selective Sales: $832,000 ($148.17)
    Public Utilities Sales: $502,000 ($89.40)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $379,000 ($67.50)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $354,000 ($63.05)

Ocean Shores government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $27,432,000 ($4885.49)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $26,477,000 ($4715.41)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,565,000 ($1169.19)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,610,000 ($999.11)

Ocean Shores government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,404,000 ($1318.61)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,007,000 ($1069.81)

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 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.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Ocean Shores, Washington:
  • Fatal accident count: 11
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 13
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 7
  • Fatalities: 11
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 18
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Washington average:
  • Fatal accident count: 118
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 178
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 53
  • Fatalities: 126
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 298
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 19
See more detailed statistics of Ocean Shores fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 8
Total length: 31 meters (102ft)
Total costs: $721,000
Total average daily traffic: 6,365
Total average daily truck traffic: 479
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 7,917

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • 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: 47.025083 Lon: -124.163778, Call Sign: WPSM934
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.287 MHz, 456.287 MHz, 452.375 MHz, 457.037 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/08/2011, Expiration Date: 06/25/2021, Certifier: Jd Miller
    Registrant: Radio Licensing Services, 4700 Se International Way, Milwaukie, OR 97222, Phone: (503) 594-2702, Fax: (503) 794-3759, 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: 10/31/2006, Expiration Date: 10/31/2016, Certifier: Jeff Zicha
    Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 26941 Cabot Road 134, Laguna Hills, CA 92653, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (949) 348-8514, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

5
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 337F (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 142 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO-360 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1843M , Serial Number: 33701443, Year manufactured: 1972, Airworthiness Date: 03/16/1972
    Registrant (Individual): Donald R Dba Ronde, Box 776, Ocean Shores, WA 98569, Other Owners: Auto Parts Rondes
  • 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
    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
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Daniel L Murphy, Po Box 787, Ocean Shores, WA 98569, Other Owners: Frank J Murphy
  • Aircraft: TAYLORCRAFT BC12-D (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 78 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 321LD , Serial Number: 10544, Year manufactured: 1947, Airworthiness Date: 04/02/2004
    Registrant (Individual): Fred L Fitzgerald, 483 Canal Dr Ne, Ocean Shores, WA 98569
  • Aircraft: CHAMPION 402 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 97 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9924Y , Serial Number: 1, Year manufactured: 1963, Airworthiness Date: 03/08/1963
    Registrant (Individual): George E Helland, Po Box 655, Ocean Shores, WA 98569

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 96
  • Hazardous Condition: 20
  • Service Call: 9
  • Good Intent Call: 10

Incident types - Ocean Shores

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Ocean Shores, WA
Businesses in Ocean Shores, WA
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Best Western1McDonald's1
Comfort Inn1Quality1
Curves1U-Haul1
FedEx2UPS1
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