Ocean City, MD Profile: Facts & Data


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Ocean City, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Town of Ocean City had a population of 6,831 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Ocean City is located at latitude 38.3365 and longitude -75.0849 in Worcester County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Ocean City 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.

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, 2018)


Total Population 6,831
Population in Households 6,813
Population in Familes 4,122
Population in Group Qrtrs 18
Population Density2 1,549
Diversity Index3 27


Median Household Income $59,229
Average Household Income $81,239
Per Capita Income $44,218


Total Housing Units 30,119 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,372 ( 7.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,338 ( 4.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 26,409 (87.7%)
Median Home Value $339,140
Average Home Value $411,657


Total Households 3,710
Average Household Size 1.84
Family Households 1,679
Average Family Size 2
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.47% -0.4%
Households -0.45% -0.36%
Families -0.73% -0.59%
Median Household Income   3.48%
Per Capita Income   3.98%

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, 2018 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 # 169 68th
Population Density # 236 55th
Diversity Index # 340 35th
Median Household Income # 353 32nd
Per Capita Income # 126 76th

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