City of Oak Harbor, WA
Oak Harbor is located in Island County in Washington. The median income is $48,809 and the median home value is $230,000. The unemployment rate is 9.41% compared to the 6.1% unemployment rate for the United States (as of August 2014). Workers commute an average of 17.6 minutes to work each day. The population is 72% White, 4% Black, 11% Asian. 0% of residents are of Hispanic or Latino origin. 13% identify as another race or ethnicity, or two or more races. For more on schools, business, and healthcare in Oak Harbor, see each of the tabs to the leftabove. Walkability can be a key driver of the overall livability of a community. Oak Harbor has a Walk Score® of 27.
Median Household Income$48,809
Median Home Price$230,000
The natural beauty of the Puget Sound is never more lovely than in Deception Pass State Park. The park attracts more than 2 million visitors annually who fish and boat in more than 20 miles of salt and freshwater shoreline and hike 40 miles of trails to see breath-taking views of the snowy Olympic Mountains. Bird watching is also popular. Be sure to bring a camera because visitors may also see foxes, deer and even otters at various spots in the park.
Due to the city's location and community support, locally grown products are the foundation for Oak Harbor's food scene. Fresh seafood, homemade desserts and a growing wine industry give residents several options to try. Penn Cove Mussels The Penn Cove mussel farm is known along the west coast for its excellent and fresh shellfish. The operators grow their shellfish in the cove and don’t harvest them until an order is placed, making sure their customers get the freshest product possible.
Oak Harbor’s water location doesn’t mean seafood is only the item on the menu. The BBQ Joint, a true mom-n-pop restaurant owned by Tom and Sonna Ryan, has served Whidbey Island since 2006. A local favorite and highly rated on tripadvisor.com and Yelp!, the restaurant brings a bit of Southern hospitality to barbecue lovers in the northwest.
SchoolsIn Oak Harbor, Washington
The quality of a school district if often a top factor for parents considering where to live. Strong school systems attract new residents and help their cities prosper. See how Oak Harbor rates.
BusinessIn Oak Harbor, Washington
Being a great place to live and being a great place to work, often go hand-in-hand. Here’s what the business and employment climate is like in Oak Harbor.
HealthIn Oak Harbor, Washington
Access to quality hospitals, doctors and healthcare providers are just part of what make a healthy community. Here’s how to get and stay healthy in Oak Harbor.