Oak Harbor 78 Exceptional
Oak Harbor Livability #59 ranked city in Washington#4,587 ranked city in the USARanks better than 84% of areas
A+ Oak Harbor Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Oak Harbor Cost of Living Cost of living is equal to Washington
Oak Harbor
11616% more expensive than the US average
11616% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Oak Harbor cost of living
A+ Oak Harbor Crime Total crime is 76% lower than Washington
Total crime
79769% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 12669% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-51%Year over year crime is down
Oak Harbor crime
D Oak Harbor Employment Household income is 25% lower than Washington
Median household income
$46,95915% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$23,94620% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%10% lower than the US average
Oak Harbor employment
C Oak Harbor Housing Home value is 16% lower than Washington
Median home value
$226,10022% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,09115% higher than the US average
Home ownership
38%40% lower than the US average
Oak Harbor real estate or Oak Harbor rentals
C+ Oak Harbor Schools HS graduation rate is 3% higher than Washington
High school grad. rates
89%7% higher than the US average
School test scores
53%8% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
26:163% higher than the US average
Oak Harbor K-12 schools
B- Oak Harbor User Ratings There are a total of 6 ratings in Oak Harbor
Overall user rating
69% 6 total ratings
User reviews rating
40% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
82% 5 total surveys
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      Living in Oak Harbor, WA

      Oak Harbor, Washington is a moderately-sized city with a population of 22,544 residents. According to the most recent Census, 71% of Oak Harbor residents are White, 10% Asian and 7% Black. If you are a young adult or student, you might be pleased to know that the average age of all Oak Harbor residents is 30. Oak Harbor is known to be family friendly as more than 75% of the population has already tied the knot. It might also be worth noting that 54% of residents also have children under the age of 18.

      Living in Oak Harbor can be a fulfilling experience for anyone relocating to the town. Having said that, in the state of Washington, there are many incredible places to live, so choose wisely! Using the livability score which includes data from categories like crime, cost of living, weather, education, housing, you can easily compare the best places to live in Oak Harbor and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Oak Harbor to Washington and the national average.

      Using data and statistics Oak Harbor has received a livability score of 76/100. This score is ranked in the 86th percentile when compared to all other cities. Based on this score, Oak Harbor would be considered a very livable city! If we check out each of the categories individually, we see that Oak Harbor ranks well for amenities (A+) and crime (A-). There is at least one category that did not score well in Oak Harbor. The following was graded with a disappointing score: cost of living (F) and employment (D).

      Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Oak Harbor has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive. Some of the notable things to do include: Deception Pass State Park, Deception Pass Tours, and The Whidbey Playhouse.

      Feeling a sense of safety in the area that you live in is a must for most people. Low crime rates can have a positive impact on things like home prices, home appreciation rates and the overall sense of community. Oak Harbor has a violent crime rate of 141 crimes per 100,000 residents which is far lower than the national average.

      Oak Harbor real estate prices and overall affordability will play a huge role in determining if the area is the right fit for you. Of course there are probably some other items on your “wish list”, but even before they are considered, let’s take a look at the home prices and affordability in Oak Harbor. Median real estate prices in Oak Harbor come in at $226,100, which is 16% lower than the Washington average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Oak Harbor, the home price to income ratio is 4.8, which is 11.6% higher than the Washington average. Real estate appreciation rates in Oak Harbor are important to consider, as they can act as a guide to determine if your new home purchase will be a solid investment going forward. During the last twelve months, the appreciation rate for Oak Harbor homes comes in at 6.6%, and the 5 year appreciation rates were 7.4%.

      Oak Harbor transportation information

      StatisticOak HarborWashingtonNational
      Average one way commute19min27min26min
      Workers who drive to work82.9%72.3%76.4%
      Workers who carpool9.7%10.2%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.6%6.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.0%0.9%0.6%
      Workers who walk2.4%3.6%2.8%
      Working from home2.5%5.6%4.6%
      Airports (within 30 miles of city center)0 (1)11354
      Amtrak train stations (within 30 miles of city center)0 (3)24711

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      Source: The Oak Harbor, WA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).