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Overview

Introduction to Oak Harbor, Washington

Oak Harbor, Washington, in Island county, is 29 miles NW of Everett, Washington (center to center) and 49 miles N of Seattle, Washington. The city is part of the Seattle - Bellevue - Everett metropolitan statistical area (MSA).

Oak Harbor History

Oak Harbor was so named because of the Garry Oak trees in the region. It is the largest incorporated city of Whidbey Island. The Deception Pass Bridge was established on July 31, 1935, and the Naval Air Station Whidbey Island was built on September 21, 1942. Oak Harbor was originally settled in the early 1850s. Martin Tafton, C.W. Sumner, and Ulrich Freund were the first settlers of the city. The first high school of the city was built in 1906.

Oak Harbor and nearby Attractions

  • Deception Pass State Park
  • Ebey's Landing National Historic Reserve
  • Joseph Whidbey State Park
  • City Beach Park
  • Port Townsend Marine Science Center
  • Children's Museum of Skagit County

Things To Do In Oak Harbor

The local parks of Oak Harbor include Shadow Glen Park, Meadow Ridge Park, Koetje Park, Regional Ball Park, Tyhuis Park, Redwing Park, Fort Nugent Park, Ruth Cohen Memorial Park, and Kimball Memorial Park. You can also visit Deception Pass State Park, one of the popular state parks of Washington. The San Juan Island National Historical Park and Jefferson County Historical Society Museum are also nearby.

Oak Harbor Transportation

You can avail air transportation from Bellingham International Airport.

Oak Harbor Higher Education

Facilities for higher studies are offered by Skagit Valley College, Edmonds Community College, and Western Washington University.

Demographics

People

Total Population22,544
Male Share of the Population49.4%
Female Share of the Population50.6%
Senior Citizens12%
Employed Population 16+10,329
Age of the Population30

Families

% of people married54%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher21.4%
Median Earnings25+$35,298
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$28,493
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,839

Wealth

Median Family Income$54,742
% Above Poverty Level86%
% Below Poverty Level14%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home2.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.4%
% Using Public Transportation0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone31.8%
Median Gross Rent$1,091
Median House Value$226,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)39.3%
German14.5%
Irish11.4%
English9.4%
Italian5%
Norwegian4.4%
Dutch2.6%
French Except Basque2.4%
Scottish1.6%
Swedish1.5%
Polish1.4%
Portuguese1.1%
African0.7%
Welsh0.7%
Greek0.6%
Czech0.5%
Russian0.4%
Slovak0.4%
West Indian0.4%
Canadian0.4%
Finnish0.4%
Danishn0.4%
Australian0.3%
Romanian0.3%
Swiss0.2%
Jamaican0.2%
Haitian0.2%
New Zealand0.2%
Ethiopian0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Austrian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
British0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
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Oak Harbor Almanac

CategoryValue
County Island County
Standard Zip Codes98277
Company Zip Codes98278
Phone Area Codes360
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude48.32
Approximate Longitude-122.63

Oak Harbor Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationWHIDBEY ISLAND NAS
Distance4.1 miles
Jan Temp35 to 46 F
Apr Temp41 to 56 F
Jul Temp50 to 66 F
Oct Temp42 to 57 F
Annual Precip20.2 inches
StationCOUPEVILLE 1 S
Distance7 miles
Jan Temp35 to 45 F
Apr Temp40 to 57 F
Jul Temp51 to 71 F
Oct Temp42 to 58 F
Annual Precip21.3 inches
StationMOUNT VERNON 3 WNW
Distance15.3 miles
Jan Temp34 to 46 F
Apr Temp41 to 58 F
Jul Temp52 to 73 F
Oct Temp42 to 60 F
Annual Precip32.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Anacortes16,229$75,375
Coupeville2,104$78,466
La Conner782$51,667
Mount Vernon33,388$58,325
Stanwood6,685$68,182

Oak Harbor Hospitals

Naval Hospital Oak Harbor
(Government - Federal)
3475 N. Saratoga St
Naval Hospital Oak Harbor
(Government - Federal)
3475 N. Saratoga St.
(360) 257-9500

Oak Harbor Public Schools

Broadview Elementary
473 Sw Fairhaven Dr.
ZIP: 98277
(360) 679-5801
Primary
Total Enrollment 502
Crescent Harbor Elem
330 E. Crescent Harbor Rd.
ZIP: 98277
(360) 279-5650
Primary
Total Enrollment 493
Hillcrest Elementary
1500 Nw 2nd Ave.
ZIP: 98277
(360) 279-5200
Primary
Total Enrollment 632
Homeconnection
350 S. Oak Harbor St.
ZIP: 98277
(360) 279-8826
Other
Total Enrollment 283
Igrad Academy
#1 Wildcat Way
ZIP: 98277
(360) 279-5800
High
Total Enrollment 22
North Whidbey Middle School
67 Ne Izett St.
ZIP: 98277
(360) 279-5500
Middle
Total Enrollment 510
Oak Harbor Elementary
151 Se Midway Blvd.
ZIP: 98277
(360) 279-5100
Primary
Total Enrollment 461
Oak Harbor High School
950 Nw 2nd Ave.
ZIP: 98277
(360) 279-5400
High
Total Enrollment 1590
Oak Harbor Middle School
150 Sw Sixth Ave.
ZIP: 98277
(360) 279-5300
Middle
Total Enrollment 592
Olympic View Elem
380 Ne Regatta Dr.
ZIP: 98277
(360) 279-5150
Primary
Total Enrollment 466
Special Education
350 S. Oak Harbor St.
ZIP: 98277
(360) 279-5071
Primary
Total Enrollment 116
Toddler Learning Center
950 Se Regatta Dr #101
ZIP: 98277
(360) 679-1039
Primary

Oak Harbor Private Schools

Bible Baptist Church School
1701 Harns Rd
ZIP: 98277
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 20
Der Kinderhuis Montessori
900 Se Dock St
ZIP: 98277
Elementary
Total Enrollment 13
North Whidbey Christian High School
675 E Whidbey Ave
ZIP: 98277
Secondary
Total Enrollment 9
Oak Harbor Christian School
675 E Whidbey Ave
ZIP: 98277
Elementary
Total Enrollment 144
Whidbey Christian School
31830 Sr 20
ZIP: 98277
Elementary
Total Enrollment 12
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