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Population (year 2000): 7,173. Estimated population in July 2005: 7,049 (-1.7% change)
Males: 3,680 (51.3%), Females: 3,493 (48.7%)

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Median resident age: 47.2 years
Median household income: $35,772 (year 2000)
Median house value: $152,200 (year 2000)

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Races in Ocean City:

  • White Non-Hispanic (94.4%)
  • Black (2.5%)
  • Hispanic (1.2%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)

Ancestries: German (25.6%), Irish (21.0%), English (16.7%), Italian (8.7%), Polish (6.0%), United States (5.7%).

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Elevation: 8 feet

Land area: 4.6 square miles

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For population 25 years and over in Ocean City

  • High school or higher: 87.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 28.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.9%
  • Unemployed: 9.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 20.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ocean City town

  • Never married: 28.5%
  • Now married: 48.1%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 8.1%
  • Divorced: 12.9%

4.5% Foreign born (2.2% Europe, 0.9% Asia, 0.8% Latin America, 0.5% Africa).

Population change in the 1990s: +1,993 (+38.5%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: NJ Vineland, (75.4 miles pop. 56,271).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: PA Philadelphia, (111.2 miles pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Island, DE (4.8 miles Fenwick Ocean City, MD West (4.9 miles Pines, MD (5.7 miles Ocean Bethany, DE (8.6 miles South Beach, DE Bethany (10.3 miles View, DE (10.5 miles Ocean MD (10.8 miles Berlin, DE (11.3 miles Millville,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 48 buildings, average cost: $82,400
  • 1997: 49 buildings, average cost: $87,000
  • 1998: 57 buildings, average cost: $110,600
  • 1999: 63 buildings, average cost: $128,400
  • 2000: 94 buildings, average cost: $113,900
  • 2001: 62 buildings, average cost: $120,900
  • 2002: 58 buildings, average cost: $125,300
  • 2003: 148 buildings, average cost: $129,300
  • 2004: 102 buildings, average cost: $132,700
  • 2005: 118 buildings, average cost: $131,900

Latitude: 38.39 N, Longitude: 75.07 W

Area codes: 410, 443


Industries providing employment: Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (29.5%), Retail trade (12.9%), Finance,insurance,real estate,and rental and leasing (12.0%), Educational,health and social services (11.1%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +4,816 (+67.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,114 (60.2%)


 

Crime in Ocean City by Year

Type 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 2 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 27.9 0.0 0.0
Rapes 2 6 16 10
    per 100,000 27.9 83.6 223.1 139.4
Robberies 17 58 40 30
    per 100,000 237.0 808.6 557.6 418.2
Assaults 203 255 225 196
    per 100,000 2830.1 3555.0 3136.8 2732.5
Burglaries 209 163 169 150
    per 100,000 2913.7 2272.4 2356.1 2091.2
Thefts 990 1,055 1,136 1,048
    per 100,000 13801.8 14707.9 15837.2 14610.3
Auto thefts 53 52 59 48
    per 100,000 738.9 724.9 822.5 669.2
1463.4 1820.3 1748.1 1512.1


Average climate in Ocean City, Maryland

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Ocean City-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Maryland state average. It is 71% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/12/1955, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 9.6 miles away from the Ocean City city center injured one person and caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

On 4/28/2002, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 51.6 miles away from the city center caused $150,000 in damages.


Hospitals/medical centers near Ocean City:
  • ATLANTIC GENERAL HOSPITAL (about 10 miles; BERLIN, MD)
  • BEEBE MEDICAL CENTER (about 26 miles; LEWES, DE)
  • HEALTHSOUTH CHESAPEAKE REHAB HOSPITAL (about 38 miles; SALISBURY, MD)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Ocean City:
  • SALISBURY-OCEAN CITY WICOMICO REGIONAL (about 31 miles; SALISBURY, MD; ID: SBY)
  • DOVER AFB (about 57 miles; DOVER, DE; ID: DOV)
  • ATLANTIC CITY INTERNATIONAL (about 81 miles; ATLANTIC CITY, NJ; ID: ACY)
Other public-use airports nearest to Ocean City:
  • OCEAN CITY MUNI (about 8 miles; OCEAN CITY, MD; ID: OXB)
  • SUSSEX COUNTY (about 28 miles; GEORGETOWN, DE; ID: GED)
  • BENNETT (about 37 miles; SALISBURY, MD; ID: 1N5)

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 95 $457,798 $57,827 5 $1,869
Police - Other 17 $43,328 $30,584 5 $8,812
Firefighters 3 $9,790 $39,160 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 92 $304,788 $39,754 86 $78,752
Water Supply 25 $87,198 $41,855 2 $4,167
Transit 10 $28,700 $34,440 42 $54,522
Other and Unallocable 71 $216,895 $36,658 8 $15,000
Fire - Other 7 $29,471 $50,521 0 $0
Sewerage 51 $179,624 $42,264 1 $232
Streets and Highways 18 $73,921 $49,280 0 $0
Airports 3 $9,100 $36,400 2 $2,269
Health 57 $257,794 $54,272 15 $8,451
Solid Waste Management 56 $168,968 $36,207 1 $2,063
Other Government Administration 24 $107,217 $53,608 33 $12,733
Financial Administration 25 $98,191 $47,131 0 $0
Totals for Government 554 $2,072,782 $44,897 200 $188,870


Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ocean City:
  • DELAWARE TECHNICAL AND COMMUNITY COLLEGE-OWENS (about 30 miles; GEORGETOWN, DE; Full-time enrollment: 2,053)
  • SALISBURY STATE UNIVERSITY (about 38 miles; SALISBURY, MD; FT enrollment: 5,645)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND-EASTERN SHORE (about 46 miles; PRINCESS ANNE, MD; FT enrollment: 2,940)
  • DELAWARE STATE UNIVERSITY (about 62 miles; Dover, DE; FT enrollment: 2,641)
  • ATLANTIC CAPE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 78 miles; MAYS LANDING, NJ; FT enrollment: 3,086)
  • THE RICHARD STOCKTON COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY (about 84 miles; POMONA, NJ; FT enrollment: 5,526)
  • UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE (about 89 miles; NEWARK, DE; FT enrollment: 17,786)
Public primary/middle school in Ocean City:
  • OCEAN CITY ELEMENTARY (Students: 486; Location: 12828 CENTER DR; Grades: PK - 04)

Notable locations in Ocean City: United State Lifesaving Station Museum (A), Ocean City City Hall (B), Ocean City Branch Library (C). their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Gold Coast Mall Shopping Center (1), Village Shopping Center (2), Montego Bay Shopping Center (3), Midway Shopping Center (4), Ocean Plaza Mall Shopping Center (5). their locations on the map

Churches in Ocean City include: Saint Andrews Catholic Church (A), Saint George Greek Orthodox Church (B), Atlantic United Methodist Church (C), Saint Lukes Catholic Church (D), Saint Marys Star of the Sea Catholic Church (E), Saint Pauls-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church (F), Ocean City Baptist Church (G), Holy Savior Catholic Church (H). their locations on the map

Parks in Ocean City include: Gorman Avenue Park (1), Jolly Roger Amusement Park (2), Sixtyfirst Street Park (3), Northside Park (4). their locations on the map

Beach: Maryland Beach (A). its location on the map

Post offices: North Ocean City Station Ocean City Post Office (A), Ocean City Post Office (B), Montego Station Ocean City Post Office (C). their locations on the map


Ocean City compared to Maryland state average:

  • Median house value above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Ocean City:
  • WKHZ (1590 AM; 1 kW; OCEAN CITY, MD; Owner: RADIO BROADCAST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJWL (900 AM; 11 kW; GEORGETOWN, DE; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • WTGM (960 AM; 10 kW; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WPEN (950 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WBIS (1190 AM; 50 kW; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: NATIONS RADIO, LLC)
  • WZZD (990 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WPHT (1210 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KYW (1060 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WWGB (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; INDIAN HEAD, MD; Owner: GOOD BODY MEDIA, LLC)
  • WTAR (850 AM; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: SINCLAIR COMMUNICATIONS)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ocean City:
  • WLBW (92.1 FM; FENWICK ISLAND, DE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WOCM (98.1 FM; SELBYVILLE, DE; Owner: IRIE RADIO, INC.)
  • WWFG (99.9 FM; OCEAN CITY, MD; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQJZ (97.1 FM; OCEAN PINES, MD; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WOSC (95.9 FM; BETHANY BEACH, DE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZEB (101.7 FM; OCEAN VIEW, DE; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • WRXS (106.9 FM; OCEAN CITY, MD; Owner: ATLANTIC RADIO BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WQHQ (104.7 FM; OCEAN CITY-SALISBURY, MD; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJNE (103.5 FM; BETHANY BEACH, DE; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • WSDL (90.7 FM; OCEAN CITY, MD; Owner: SALISBURY UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WZBH (93.5 FM; GEORGETOWN, DE; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • WOCQ (103.9 FM; BERLIN, MD; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • WXJN (105.9 FM; LEWES, DE; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGMD (92.7 FM; REHOBOTH BEACH, DE; Owner: RESORT BROADCASTING COMPANY, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Ocean City:
  • WEWE-LP (Channel 24; SUSSEX COUNTY, DE; Owner: OCEAN 60 BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • WRAV-LP (Channel 8; OCEAN CITY, MD; Owner: ASIAVISION, INC.)
  • WBOC-TV (Channel 16; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: WBOC, INC.)
  • WBLP-LP (Channel 22; OCEAN CITY, MD; Owner: OCEAN 22 BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • WLWP-LP (Channel 4; MILLSBORO, ETC., DE; Owner: OCEAN 4 BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

Source: City-Data.com


 

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