Ocean City, MD Profile: Facts, Map & Data


Ocean City Local Links & Resources:
Hotels | Resources | ALL Ocean City Content

Also See: Ocean City, MD ZIP Codes & ZIP Code Maps | Local Area Photos

Ocean City, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Town of Ocean City had a population of 6,731 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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

EXTREMELY LOCAL Demographic Data

Address Based Hyperlocal Data Input an address and get data & demographics for the pertinent census block group (CBG), a searchable map and a customized directory. The CBG is the smallest geographical unit used by the Census Bureau for reporting demographic data.


Town of Ocean City, MD Boundary Map

Also See: BIG Map | Driving Directions | MD Congressional Districts
Boundary Maps: District 7, Ocean City | Worcester County | Maryland Counties / Independent Cities

Search the map for:

Ocean City, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 6,731
Daytime Population: Workers 13,963
Daytime Population: Residents 3,170
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 17,133
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 2.55
Population in Households 6,713
Population in Familes 4,013
Population in Group Qrtrs 18
Population Density2 1,526
Diversity Index3 28


Median Household Income $56,484
Average Household Income $77,932
Per Capita Income $42,334


Total Housing Units 30,119 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,424 ( 8.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,224 ( 4.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 26,471 (87.9%)
Median Home Value $330,377
Average Home Value $401,681


Total Households 3,648
Average Household Size 1.84
Family Households 1,658
Average Family Size 2
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.74% -0.62%
Households -0.75% -0.62%
Families -1.01% -0.81%
Median Household Income   1.48%
Per Capita Income   2.62%

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, 2017 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 # 170 67th
Population Density # 240 54th
Diversity Index # 335 36th
Median Household Income # 357 31st
Per Capita Income # 127 76th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Maryland Census Data Comparison Tool.

Maryland Research Tools

Maryland Census Data Comparison Tool

Compare Maryland Census Data
Highest or Lowest: