Omak, WA


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Omak is a very small city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 4,854 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Omak is the 129th largest community in Washington.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Omak is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Omak is a city of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Omak who work in office and administrative support (14.37%), food service (11.91%), and teaching (8.66%).

Also of interest is that Omak has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One of the benefits of Omak is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 13.64 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

In terms of college education, the citizens of Omak rank slightly lower than the national average. 15.09% of adults 25 and older in Omak have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Omak in 2010 was $19,953, which is lower middle income relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $79,812 for a family of four. However, Omak contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Omak is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Omak home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Omak residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Omak also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 15.20% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Omak include Irish, English, Norwegian, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Omak is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.

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