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Ocean Shores is a city in Grays Harbor County, in the Aberdeen metro area.

The latitude of Ocean Shores is 46.973N. The longitude is -124.155W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 23 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 4,125.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$34,643
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Ocean Shores demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 1. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.2 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Beachcombers Fun Fair - March 3-4, 2007
  • Dixieland Jazz Festival - Nov. 2-4, 2007
  • North Coast Folk Festival - Sept. 20, 2008
Dates often change. Check Ocean Shores web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Damon Point State Park
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Ocean Shores demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Grays Harbor County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 98569 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

19% of Ocean Shores residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Ocean Shores ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Ocean Shores was $19,192, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

17% of Ocean Shores residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Ocean Shores, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $575.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,016.


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Libraries in Ocean Shores include Ocean Shores Public Library ... View libraries

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Grays Harbor County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Ocean Shores political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Ocean Shores workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

Travel

Hotels in Ocean Shores include Best Western, Comfort Inn & Suites, Days Inn Ocean Shores, Holiday Inn, Quality Inn, Quinault Beach Resort & Casino, Shilo Inn Ocean Shores, The Polynesian Resort.

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Ocean Shores, WA

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