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Welcome to Ocean Shores ...

The coastal city of Ocean Shores is located at Grays Harbor.

Ocean Shores is located in Grays Harbor County<1>.

A typical abbreviation for Ocean Shores: Ocean Shrs.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Ocean Shores has a population of 6,486 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Ocean Shores.

The community of Ocean Shores is near sea level<3>.

Time Zone: Ocean Shores lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Ocean Shores: (360)

The ZIP code for Ocean Shores: 98569<4>

Websites for Ocean Shores ...

Official Website:   www.osgov.com/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.graysharbor.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Ocean Shores had an population of 6,486 people. This is an increase of 16.47% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 69.08% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Ocean Shores had a population of 5,569 people (which is 7.65% of the total population of Grays Harbor County). This makes Ocean Shores the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Ocean Shores represents 0.08% of the population of Washington (which has 6,724,540 people), making it the state's 114th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 5,569 people, the population of Ocean Shores increased 45.18% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 3,836 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Ocean Shores.

Communities near Ocean Shores ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Ocean Shores.

  • Aberdeen (15 miles [24.1 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aberdeen
    • Aberdeen lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the east of Ocean Shores and is located in Grays Harbor County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,827 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aberdeen
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Aberdeen<6>
  • Hoquiam (12 miles [19.3 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hoquiam
    • Hoquiam lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the east of Ocean Shores and is located in Grays Harbor County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,699 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hoquiam
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hoquiam<6>
  • Westport (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westport
    • Westport lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Ocean Shores and is located in Grays Harbor County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,119 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westport
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Westport<6>
  • Cosmopolis (18 miles [29 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cosmopolis
    • Cosmopolis lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the east of Ocean Shores and is located in Grays Harbor County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,680 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cosmopolis
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cosmopolis<6>
  • Ocean City (6 miles [9.7 km] to the north)
  • Cohassett Beach (7 miles [11.3 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cohassett Beach
    • Cohassett Beach lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the south of Ocean Shores and is located in Grays Harbor County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cohassett Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cohassett Beach
  • Gray Gables (7 miles [11.3 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gray Gables
    • Gray Gables lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the east of Ocean Shores and is located in Grays Harbor County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gray Gables have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gray Gables
  • Ocosta (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ocosta
    • Ocosta lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Ocean Shores and is located in Grays Harbor County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ocosta have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ocosta
  • Bay City (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bay City
    • Bay City lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Ocean Shores and is located in Grays Harbor County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bay City have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bay City
  • Copalis Beach (9 miles [14.5 km] to the north)

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Ocean Shores. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Ocean Shores.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Ocean Shores. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Ocean Shores.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Ocean Shores. See our Newspapers Page for Ocean Shores.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ocean Shores ...

Looking for more information about Ocean Shores? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Ocean Shores, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Ocean Shores.

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About Grays Harbor County

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The official website for Ocean Shores: www.osgov.com/

The official website for Grays Harbor County: www.co.grays-harbor.wa.us/

The official website for State of Washington: https://access.wa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Washington's counties, including Grays Harbor, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Ocean Shores.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ocean Shores - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Ocean Shores). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Ocean Shores or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Ocean Shores) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Ocean Shores. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Ocean ShoresOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ocean Shores. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.9792, Longitude: -124.1592    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.




 

 

 

 

 


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