Ocean Park is a very small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Washington. With a population of 1,557 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Ocean Park is the 208th largest community in Washington.
Unlike some towns, Ocean Park isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Ocean Park are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Ocean Park is a town of sales and office workers, service providers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Ocean Park who work in sales jobs (29.73%), personal care services (12.43%) and office and administrative support (7.57%).
Of important note, Ocean Park is also a town of artists. Ocean Park has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Ocean Park’s character.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 9.19% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Another notable thing is that Ocean Park is an extremely popular destination for tourists and seasonal residents. So much of the population is seasonal such that the town’s population swells significantly during the vacation season, and drops again when the season ends. Because of this, much of the local economy is centered around tourism; some businesses may be operated only during the high season. During the low season, year-round residents will notice that the city is a substantially quieter place to live.
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Ocean Park has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Ocean Park has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Ocean Park than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Ocean Park may be for you.
Ocean Park is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
Being a small town, Ocean Park does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The education level of Ocean Park citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 23.98% of adults in Ocean Park have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Ocean Park in 2010 was $19,282, which is lower middle income relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $77,128 for a family of four.
The people who call Ocean Park home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Ocean Park residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Ocean Park include German, English, Irish, Swedish, Scottish and Norwegian.
The most common language spoken in Ocean Park is English. Other important languages spoken here include German and Japanese.
|OCEAN PARK INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||596|
|OCEAN PARK HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||73.32%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||26.68%|
|TYPE OF OCEAN PARK HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||69.77%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||0.00%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||1.81%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||0.98%|
|SIZE OF OCEAN PARK HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||2.85%|
|AGE OF OCEAN PARK HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||13.51%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||53.05%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||17.18%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||16.25%|
|OCEAN PARK REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$175,426|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$919|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $54,000||3.20%|
|$54,001 - $108,000||14.65%|
|$108,001 - $217,000||46.22%|
|$217,001 - $325,000||22.88%|
|$325,001 - $434,000||0.00%|
|$434,001 - $542,000||10.07%|
|$542,001 - $814,000||2.98%|
|$814,001 - $1,085,000||0.00%|
|PEOPLE OF OCEAN PARK||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||3.30%|
|5 TO 17||4.61%|
|18 TO 24||2.87%|
|25 TO 34||7.13%|
|35 TO 54||10.26%|
|55 TO 64||31.91%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||39.91%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||89.28%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$23,726|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$19,282|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||19.65%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Retail (23.78%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||0.00%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.00%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.00%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||0.00%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||0.00%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||2.87%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||German (22.87%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (92.27%)
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