Oak Harbor, WA

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

Add Comparison
2022 Population
86,510
0.666% 1-year growth
US Senator
Patty Murray
Democratic Party
US Senator
Maria Cantwell
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
44.2
0.913% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
6.84%
10.5% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$82,850
9.55% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$480,800
16.6% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Oak Harbor, WA had a population of 86.5k people with a median age of 44.2 and a median household income of $82,850. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Oak Harbor, WA grew from 85,938 to 86,510, a 0.666% increase and its median household income grew from $75,628 to $82,850, a 9.55% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Oak Harbor, WA are White (Non-Hispanic) (77.4%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (5.48%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (4.63%), White (Hispanic) (3.51%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (2.64%).

None of the households in Oak Harbor, WA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.5% of the residents in Oak Harbor, WA are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Oak Harbor, WA was $480,800, and the homeownership rate was 73.8%.

Most people in Oak Harbor, WA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 27.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Oak Harbor, WA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Oak Harbor, WA is home to a population of 86.5k people, from which 97.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 7.47% of Oak Harbor, WA residents were born outside of the country (6.46k people).

In 2022, there were 14.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (67k people) in Oak Harbor, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.74k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 4k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.5%
2022 Citizenship
97.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.5% of Oak Harbor, WA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Oak Harbor, WA was 97.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

The following chart shows US citizenship percentages in Oak Harbor, WA compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Oak Harbor, WA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    67k ± 246
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    4.74k ± 512
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    4k ± 320
8.53%
Hispanic Population
7.38k people

In 2022, there were 14.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (67k people) in Oak Harbor, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.74k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 4k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

8.53% of the people in Oak Harbor, WA are hispanic (7.38k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Oak Harbor, WA as a share of the total population.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Foreign-Born Population

7.47%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
6.46k people
7.35%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
6.32k people

As of 2022, 7.47% of Oak Harbor, WA residents (6.46k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Oak Harbor, WA was 7.35%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

The following chart shows the percentage of foreign-born residents in Oak Harbor, WA compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    3,646 ± 469
  2. Vietnam
    3,100 ± 300
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,770 ± 284

Oak Harbor, WA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.18 times greater than any other conflict.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Economy

The economy of Oak Harbor, WA employs 32.5k people. The largest industries in Oak Harbor, WA are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,531 people), Retail Trade (4,355 people), and Educational Services (3,351 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($99,375), Manufacturing ($69,638), and Construction ($68,402).

Occupations

32.5k
2022 Value
± 1,270
0.727%
1 Year growth
± 5.65%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Oak Harbor, WA grew at a rate of 0.727%, from 32.3k employees to 32.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Oak Harbor, WA, are Management Occupations (3,681 people), Sales & Related Occupations (3,531 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,970 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Oak Harbor, WA.

View Data
Save Image

Unemployment Insurance Claims

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for false.

This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Washington (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Employment by Industries

32.5k
2022 Value
± 1,270
0.727%
1 Year growth
± 5.65%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Oak Harbor, WA grew at a rate of 0.727%, from 32.3k employees to 32.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Oak Harbor, WA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,531 people), Retail Trade (4,355 people), and Educational Services (3,351 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Oak Harbor, WA, though some of these residents may live in Oak Harbor, WA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

View Data
Save Image

Median Earnings by Industry

$59,740
Median earning men ± $4,150
$36,364
Median earning women ± $1,734

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($108,295), Information ($90,774), and Manufacturing ($78,052).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($55,402), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($49,142), and Construction ($48,571).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Employment by Industry Sector

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Washington.
Y-Axis
3.62%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 3.58M people employed in Washington. This represents a 3.62% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.3%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Washington.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 733
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 442
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 343
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

View Data
Save Image

Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Washington went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 58% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (38.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.97%).

Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell are the senators currently representing the state of Washington. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Washington is currently represented by 10 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Washington

Senatorial voting results are only available at the state level. Showing data for Washington.
Patty Murray
Senator from Washington3
Assumed office on January 3, 1993
Maria Cantwell
Senator from Washington1
Assumed office on January 3, 2001

Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell are the senators currently representing Washington.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Washington over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

US Representatives from Washington

Washington is currently represented by 10 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Washington have changed over time starting in 2008.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

The graph shows the evolution of awarded degrees by degrees. Under the paragraphs, the average number of awarded degrees by university in each degree is shown.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Educational Pyramid

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Washington.
Measure

In 2022, 0.975% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.954% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Educational Attainment

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Washington.
Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.41M), Some college (1.4M), and Bachelors Degree (1.33M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Housing & Living

The median property value in Oak Harbor, WA was $480,800 in 2022, which is 1.71 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $412,300 to $480,800, a 16.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Oak Harbor, WA is 73.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Oak Harbor, WA have an average commute time of 27.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Oak Harbor, WA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Oak Harbor, WA is $82,850. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Oak Harbor, WA was King County, WA with a value of $116,340, followed by Snohomish County, WA and Kitsap County, WA, with respective values of $104,083 and $93,675.

Property

$480,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$10,322
$26,207
Median Property Taxes
±$1,083

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Oak Harbor, WA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Oak Harbor, WA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Rent vs Own

73.8%
Homeownership
2022
68.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 73.8% of the housing units in Oak Harbor, WA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 73.2%.

This chart shows the percentage of owner in Oak Harbor, WA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Income by Location

Use the dropdown to filter by race/ethnicity.
Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Oak Harbor, WA was King County, WA with a value of $116,340, followed by Snohomish County, WA and Kitsap County, WA, with respective values of $104,083 and $93,675.

The following map shows all of the counties in Oak Harbor, WA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$82,850
Median Household Income
± $2,941
35.5k
Number of Households
± 1,230

In 2022, the median household income of the 35.5k households in Oak Harbor, WA grew to $82,850 from the previous year's value of $75,628.

The following chart displays the households in Oak Harbor, WA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Oak Harbor, WA is from Washington.
0.47
2022 Wage GINI in Washington
0.468
2021 Wage GINI in Washington

In 2022, the income inequality in Washington was 0.47 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.285% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Washington was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Washington in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Washington across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (71.9%)
  2. Worked At Home (11.9%)
  3. Carpooled (9.93%)

In 2022, 71.9% of workers in Oak Harbor, WA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (11.9%) and those who carpooled to work (9.93%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Commute Time

27.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Oak Harbor, WA have a longer commute time (27.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 6.02% of the workforce in Oak Harbor, WA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

The chart below shows how the median household income in Oak Harbor, WA compares to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Oak Harbor, WA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Oak Harbor, WA have 2 cars.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Poverty & Diversity

6.84% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Oak Harbor, WA (5.73k out of 83.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Oak Harbor, WA is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Health

95.5% of the population of Oak Harbor, WA has health coverage, with 32.6% on employee plans, 11.1% on Medicaid, 18.4% on Medicare, 21.7% on non-group plans, and 11.8% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Washington see 1176 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.676% decrease from the previous year (1184 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1196 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 229 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Washington.
1,176 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Washington

Primary care physicians in Washington see an average of 1,176 patients per year. This represents a 0.676% decrease from the previous year (1,184 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Washington in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 20.4% under 18 years, 15.8% between 18 and 34 years, 36.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 27.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.9% were men and 53.1% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Uninsured People

4.47%
Uninsured
32.6%
Employer Coverage
11.1%
Medicaid
18.4%
Medicare
21.7%
Non-Group
11.8%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Oak Harbor, WA declined by 4.18% from 4.67% to 4.47%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Oak Harbor, WA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart