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Oso is in Snohomish County, in the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue metro area.
The community name derives from Spanish for "bear"
The latitude of Oso is 48.270N. The longitude is -121.928W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 207 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 246.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Oso demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Snohomish County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Seattle area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 98223 ZIP code.
20% of Oso residents report German ancestry, and 17% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Oso ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Oso was $23,700, compared with $21,587 nationally.
Median rent in Oso, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $950. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,073.
Snohomish County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Oso political report.
The average commute time for Oso workers is 43 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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