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Oak Harbor, Washington - Basic Facts

The City of Oak Harbor is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Island County at latitude 48.2966 and longitude -122.6339. Island County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 95 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Oak Harbor, but most people and references simply refer to it as Oak Harbor, Washington.

The P1 Census Class Code for Oak Harbor indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Oak Harbor (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.65 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Oak Harbor: Oakharbor.

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Oak Harbor, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 21,673
Population in Households 21,554
Population in Familes 17,448
Population in Group Qrtrs 119
Population Density1 2,300
Diversity Index2 58


Total Households 8,612
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 5,708
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 9,696 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,839 (39.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,773 (49.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,084 (11.2%)
Median Home Value $231,379
Average Home Value $265,172


Median Household Income $47,343
Average Household Income $58,170
Per Capita Income $23,395
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.43% -0.2%
Households -0.18% -0.21%
Families -0.33% -0.25%
Median Household Income   2.49%
Per Capita Income   2.22%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Oak Harbor, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Oak Harbor to the other 628 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 52 92nd
Population Density1 # 136 79th
Diversity Index2 # 115 82nd
Median Household Income # 398 37th
Per Capita Income # 400 36th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Washington Census Data Comparison Tool.