Oak Harbor, WA Profile: Facts & Data


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Oak Harbor, Washington - Basic Facts

The City of Oak Harbor had a population of 22,954 as of July 1, 2018. Oak Harbor ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Washington. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Oak Harbor is located at latitude 48.2966 and longitude -122.6339 in Island County. 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. Island County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 95 feet.

The City of Oak Harbor (GNIS ID: 2411287) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Washington is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Oak Harbor is located within North Whidbey Island Division of Island County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Oak Harbor: Oakharbor.

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Oak Harbor, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 22,954
Population in Households 22,840
Population in Familes 18,585
Population in Group Qrtrs 114
Population Density2 2,378
Diversity Index3 62


Median Household Income $51,684
Average Household Income $64,329
Per Capita Income $25,532


Total Housing Units 10,008 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,862 (38.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,147 (51.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 999 ( 10.0%)
Median Home Value $250,473
Average Home Value $286,316


Total Households 9,009
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 5,965
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.4% 0.85%
Households 0.36% 0.83%
Families 0.29% 0.79%
Median Household Income   1.38%
Per Capita Income   2.18%

Oak Harbor, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Oak Harbor to the other 627 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 Density # 129 80th
Diversity Index # 103 84th
Median Household Income # 417 34th
Per Capita Income # 454 28th

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