A small city in Washington, Oak Harbor has a population of approximately 23,000. Families with young children are a frequent sight, as kids under 5 account for an above-average percentage of the population, though young professionals are well-represented as well. Overall, the city's residents, with an average age of just over 34, skew decidedly younger than most cities in Washington. Homeowners tend to be in the minority in Oak Harbor, and 60% of residents rent their homes. At $1,143 a month, the average rent is just below the state average.
There are two primary industries in Oak Harbor: public administration and healthcare. Together, these industries account for 12% of the city's labor force. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many of the city's workers are in sales, as 5% of the city's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any profession. Oak Harbor workers take home an average annual income of around $60K, less than the average Washington resident. Oak Harbor's average income also trails the national average ($73,345). Compared to the national average (5%), Oak Harbor has a large number of residents over the age of 25 who have earned an Associate's degree (8%). In addition, 10% have a Bachelor's degree and 3% have earned a Master's or Doctoral degree.
Oak Harbor residents have an average commute of about 21 minutes, outperforming the Washington average of about 29 minutes. Many residents (42%) drive their car to work, while public transportation is not used extensively. Relatively few commuters walk to work.
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