West Ocean City, MD Profile: Facts & Data


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West Ocean City, Maryland - Basic Facts

The West Ocean City Census Designated Place had a population of 4,527 as of July 1, 2018. West Ocean City ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Maryland. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for West Ocean City is located at latitude 38.3315 and longitude -75.1068 in Worcester County. The formal boundaries for the West Ocean City Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 3.78 sq. miles and a water area of 2.84 sq. miles. Worcester County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 3 feet.

The West Ocean City Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2390485) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The West Ocean City Census Designated Place is located within District 3, Sinepuxent, a minor civil division (MCD) of Worcester County.

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West Ocean City, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 4,527
Population in Households 4,506
Population in Familes 3,624
Population in Group Qrtrs 21
Population Density2 1,199
Diversity Index3 19


Median Household Income $76,058
Average Household Income $97,846
Per Capita Income $40,559


Total Housing Units 3,208 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,451 (45.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 428 (13.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,329 (41.4%)
Median Home Value $349,189
Average Home Value $419,714


Total Households 1,879
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 1,250
Average Family Size 3
  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 0.41% 0.07%
Households 0.34% 0.03%
Families 0.23% -0.11%
Median Household Income   2.23%
Per Capita Income   3.31%

West Ocean City, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West 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 # 208 60th
Population Density # 272 48th
Diversity Index # 398 23rd
Median Household Income # 228 56th
Per Capita Income # 169 68th

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