Population: 5,524

Male 49% Female 51%
Married 59%
Single 41%

City rating

This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.


Overall value

This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.


Density (Population per mile²)

Compared to New York, Ocean Shores has a very low population density. Ocean Shores is perfect for those who like a quiet city.

640 Ocean Shores
27,441 New York

City Info

Ocean Shores, WA is a great place to live. It has its pros and cons like any city, but with a quality of life rating of 9/10 and an overall value of 7/10, it’s no surprise why so many people choose to live here.

Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Ocean Shores has a population density of 640, with 5,524 current residents.

Out of the 5,524 current residents, 49% are male and 51% are female. 59% of the residents are married and 41% are single.



Air quality

Best air quality


  • 35% Sun
  • 70% Rain
  • 5% Snow


53°F average temperature

  • 13 years Median home age
  • $124,050 Median home price
  • -7.61% Home appreciation rate
  • 11.32% Annual property tax
  • 42.1%
    Homes owned
  • 13.6%
    Homes rented
  • 44.4%
    Homes vacant


As for living in Ocean Shores, the air quality is 89% and the weather, on average, is 35% sunny, 70% rainy, and 5% snowy. The average temperature is 53°F.

Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Ocean Shores, you should know that 42.1% of homes are owned while 13.6% of homes are rented, and 44.4% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $124,050, the median age of homes is 13 years, the annual home appreciation is -7.61% and the annual property tax is 11.32%.



Religious diversity

  • Crime rate (per 100,000)

  • Average age

  • Political majority

    Democrat Democrat


When looking at the community of Ocean Shores, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Ocean Shores’s crime rate is 1 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Ocean Shores is 52 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 56.04% Democratic, 41.47% Republican, and 2.49% Independent.






Student teacher ratio 1:15


  • Management, Business, Art & Sciences
  • Sales & Office Occupations
  • Service Occupations
  • Production, Transportation & Material Moving
  • Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
  • 89%
    High school diploma
  • 9%
    Some college or associates degree
  • 9%
    Bachelors degree
  • 8%
    Graduate or professional degree


When looking at Ocean Shores, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 11.80% of residents are unemployed in Ocean Shores (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Ocean Shores residents: 13% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 12.22% are in the arts and sciences field, 23.8% are in the customer service field, 21.3% are in the sales field, 0.00% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 18.9% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 10.8% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:15. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 89.28%, 8.54% of residents have an associate’s degree, 9.44% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 8.10% have a master’s degree.



Average commute time

Daily breakdown: by transport type

  • Public
  • Car
  • Carpool
  • Work at home


If you plan on commuting to work in Ocean Shores, you should be aware that the average commute time is 21 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Ocean Shores have a few different options. 71% of commuters use their own cars, 16% of commuters carpool, 2% of commuters use the transit system, and 6% of residents work from home.

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