Ocean City, MD Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Ocean City, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Town of Ocean City had a population of 6,911 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Ocean City is located at latitude 38.4057 and longitude -75.0648 in Worcester County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Ocean City (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.41 sq. miles and a water area of 4.97 sq. miles. Worcester County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 3 feet.

The Town of Ocean City (GNIS ID: 2391341) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Ocean City is located within District 7, Ocean City, a minor civil division (MCD) of Worcester County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Ocean City population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Ocean City: Sinepuxent Beach, The Ladies Resort to the Ocean.

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Ocean City, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 6,911
Population in Households 6,893
Population in Familes 4,138
Population in Group Qrtrs 18
Population Density1 1,567
Diversity Index2 28


Total Households 3,764
Average Household Size 1.83
Family Households 1,718
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 30,119 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,488 ( 8.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,276 ( 4.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 26,355 (87.5%)
Median Home Value $314,286
Average Home Value $395,780


Median Household Income $53,761
Average Household Income $74,405
Per Capita Income $40,619
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.44% -0.28%
Households -0.37% -0.26%
Families -0.6% -0.43%
Median Household Income   0.17%
Per Capita Income   1.64%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Ocean City, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ocean City to the other 518 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maryland by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 163 69th
Population Density1 # 232 55th
Diversity Index2 # 326 37th
Median Household Income # 393 24th
Per Capita Income # 141 73rd

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