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Population (year 2000): 15,378. Estimated population in July 2005: 15,330 (-0.3% change)
Males: 7,129 (46.4%), Females: 8,249 (53.6%)

Median resident age: 47.8 years
Median household income: $44,158 (year 2000)
Median house value: $224,700 (year 2000)

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Races in Ocean City:

  • White Non-Hispanic (92.4%)
  • Black (4.3%)
  • Hispanic (2.0%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)
  • Other race (0.5%)

Ancestries: Irish (27.7%), German (22.5%), Italian (19.3%), English (14.9%), United States (3.5%), Polish (3.2%).City, New Jersey

Elevation: 6 feet

Land area: 6.9 square miles

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For population 25 years and over in Ocean City

  • High school or higher: 89.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 33.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.3%
  • Unemployed: 6.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 26.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ocean City city

  • Never married: 22.4%
  • Now married: 52.1%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 11.2%
  • Divorced: 12.1%

3.6% Foreign born (1.6% Europe, 0.8% Asia, 0.6% Africa, 0.5% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: -61 (-0.4%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: NJ Vineland, (32.5 miles pop. 56,271).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: PA Philadelphia, (63.2 miles pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Point, NJ Somers (3.7 miles NJ (5.9 miles Longport, NJ Linwood, (5.9 miles Strathmere, NJ (6.5 miles) , City, NJ Margate (7.5 miles NJ Northfield, (7.7 miles City, NJ Ventnor (9.3 miles NJ (10.2 miles Pleasantville,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 39 buildings, average cost: $92,500
  • 1997: 45 buildings, average cost: $82,000
  • 1998: 52 buildings, average cost: $91,100
  • 1999: 66 buildings, average cost: $97,200
  • 2000: 95 buildings, average cost: $146,700
  • 2001: 60 buildings, average cost: $257,700
  • 2002: 89 buildings, average cost: $256,800
  • 2003: 96 buildings, average cost: $270,600
  • 2004: 117 buildings, average cost: $267,900
  • 2005: 154 buildings, average cost: $298,200

Latitude: 39.27 N, Longitude: 74.59 W

Area code: 609


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (24.1%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (18.6%), Retail trade (12.6%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -2,046 (-13.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,553 (34.6%)


 

Crime in Ocean City by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 1 1 0 1 0 0
    per 100,000 6.5 6.5 0.0 6.5 0.0 0.0
Rapes 5 2 1 0 2 0
    per 100,000 32.5 13.0 6.5 0.0 13.0 0.0
Robberies 19 9 16 7 9 13
    per 100,000 123.6 58.5 104.0 45.5 58.5 84.5
Assaults 30 20 19 23 12 27
    per 100,000 195.1 130.1 123.6 149.6 78.0 175.6
Burglaries 214 196 162 151 162 170
    per 100,000 1391.6 1274.5 1053.5 981.9 1053.5 1105.5
Thefts 747 934 784 784 706 803
    per 100,000 4857.6 6073.6 5098.2 5098.2 4591.0 5221.7
Auto thefts 10 6 10 6 7 13
    per 100,000 65.0 39.0 65.0 39.0 45.5 84.5
392.5 390.6 341.4 325.9 299.4 353.5

Average climate in Ocean City, New Jersey

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Ocean

Ocean City-area historical tornado activity is below New Jersey state average. It is 52% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/21/1983, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 35.3 miles away from the Ocean City city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 7/21/1987, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 5.9 miles away from the city center injured 3 people and caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

Main business address for: OCEAN SHORE HOLDING CO (SAVINGS INSTITUTION, FEDERALLY CHARTERED).


Hospitals/medical centers near Ocean City:
  • SHORE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 4 miles; SOMERS POINT, NJ)
  • ATLANTIC CITY MEDICAL CTR (about 13 miles; ATLANTIC CITY, NJ)
  • BETTY BACHARACH REHAB CENTER (about 16 miles; POMONA, NJ)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Ocean City:
  • ATLANTIC CITY INTERNATIONAL (about 13 miles; ATLANTIC CITY, NJ; ID: ACY)
  • MC GUIRE AFB (about 51 miles; WRIGHTSTOWN, NJ; ID: WRI)
  • LAKEHURST NAES /MAXFIELD FIELD (about 56 miles; LAKEHURST, NJ; ID: NEL)
Other public-use airports nearest to Ocean City:
  • OCEAN CITY MUNI (about 2 miles; OCEAN CITY, NJ; ID: 26N)
  • ATLANTIC CITY MUNI/BADER FIELD (about 12 miles; ATLANTIC CITY, NJ; ID: AIY)
  • WOODBINE MUNI (about 14 miles; WOODBINE, NJ; ID: 1N4)

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Housing and Community Development(Local) 6 $17,034 $34,068 0 $0
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ocean City:
  • THE RICHARD STOCKTON COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY (about 16 miles; POMONA, NJ; Full-time enrollment: 5,526)
  • ATLANTIC CAPE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 19 miles; MAYS LANDING, NJ; FT enrollment: 3,086)
  • ROWAN UNIVERSITY (about 48 miles; GLASSBORO, NJ; FT enrollment: 7,587)
  • CAMDEN COUNTY COLLEGE (about 48 miles; BLACKWOOD, NJ; FT enrollment: 7,662)
  • BURLINGTON COUNTY COLLEGE (about 49 miles; PEMBERTON, NJ; FT enrollment: 3,751)
  • GLOUCESTER COUNTY COLLEGE (about 49 miles; SEWELL, NJ; FT enrollment: 3,135)
  • OCEAN COUNTY COLLEGE (about 56 miles; TOMS RIVER, NJ; FT enrollment: 4,651)
Public high school in Ocean City:
  • OCEAN CITY HIGH (Students: 1,350; Location: 6TH ST & ATLANTIC AVE; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Ocean City:
  • INTERMEDIATE (Students: 482; Location: 19TH & BAY AVE; Grades: 04 - 08)
  • PRIMARY (Students: 334; Location: 6TH & WEST AVE; Grades: KG - 03)
Private primary/middle school in Ocean City:
  • ST AUGUSTINE REGIONAL SCHOOL (Students: 235; Location: 1337 ASBURY AVE; Grades: KG - 8)
Library in Ocean City:
  • OCEAN CITY FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,607,762; Location: 1735 SIMPSON AVENUE; 113,632 books; 5,266 audio materials; 4,726 video materials; 182 serial subscriptions)
Clubhouse Lagoon (A).

Creeks: Beach Creek (A), Weakfish Creek (B).

Beach: Peck Beach (A).


Ocean City compared to New Jersey state average:
  • Median house value significantly above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Ocean City:
  • WIBG (1020 AM; daytime; 2 kW; OCEAN CITY/SOMERS PO, NJ; Owner: ENRICO S. BRANCADORA)
  • WPHT (1210 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WZZD (990 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • KYW (1060 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
  • WOND (1400 AM; 1 kW; PLEASANTVILLE, NJ; Owner: SOUTH JERSEY RADIO, INC.)
  • WNWR (1540 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA)
  • WOR (710 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WFAN (660 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WABC (770 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
Strongest FM radio stations in Ocean City:
  • WXGN (90.5 FM; EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, NJ; Owner: JOY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTKU (98.3 FM; OCEAN CITY, NJ; Owner: SOUTH JERSEY RADIO, INC.)
  • WJSE (102.7 FM; PETERSBURG, NJ; Owner: PARINELLO ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WKOE (106.3 FM; OCEAN CITY, NJ; Owner: OCEAN COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WIXM (97.3 FM; MILLVILLE, NJ; Owner: MILLENNIUM ATLANTIC CITY II LICENSE HOLDCO, LLC)
  • WMGM (103.7 FM; ATLANTIC CITY, NJ; Owner: SOUTH JERSEY RADIO, INC.)
  • WTTH (96.1 FM; MARGATE CITY, NJ; Owner: EQUITY COMMUNICATIONS, L.P.)
  • WRTQ (91.3 FM; OCEAN CITY, NJ; Owner: TEMPLE U. OF THE COMMONWEALTH SYSTEM)
  • WFPG-FM (96.9 FM; ATLANTIC CITY, NJ; Owner: MILLENNIUM ATLANTIC CITY LICENSE HOLDCO, LLC)
  • WZBZ (99.3 FM; PLEASANTVILLE, NJ; Owner: EQUITY COMMUNICATIONS, L.P.)
  • WAYV (95.1 FM; ATLANTIC CITY, NJ; Owner: EQUITY COMMUNICATIONS, L.P.)
  • WOJZ (104.9 FM; EGG HARBOR CITY, NJ; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF EGG HARBOR LICENSEE, L.L.C.)
  • WPUR (107.3 FM; ATLANTIC CITY, NJ; Owner: MILLENNIUM ATLANTIC CITY LICENSE HOLDCO, LLC)
  • WZXL (100.7 FM; WILDWOOD, NJ; Owner: EQUITY COMMUNICATIONS, L.P.)
  • WNJN-FM (89.7 FM; ATLANTIC CITY, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC BCSNTG AUTHORITY)
  • WWZK (94.3 FM; AVALON, NJ; Owner: COASTAL BROADCASTING SYSTEMS, INC.)
  • WNJS-FM (88.1 FM; BERLIN, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WGBZ (105.5 FM; CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE, NJ; Owner: EQUITY COMMUNICATIONS, L.P.)
  • WNJZ (90.3 FM; CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WWCJ (89.1 FM; CAPE MAY, NJ; Owner: MERCER COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
TV broadcast stations around Ocean City:
  • WQAV-LP (Channel 34; ATLANTIC CITY, NJ; Owner: ASIAVISION, INC.)
  • W60CX (Channel 60; ATLANTIC CITY, NJ; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W07CE (Channel 7; ATLANTIC CITY, ETC., NJ; Owner: SOUTH JERSEY RADIO, INC.)
  • WWSI (Channel 62; ATLANTIC CITY, NJ; Owner: HISPANIC BROADCASTERS OF PHILADELPHIA, L.L.C.)
  • WMGM-TV (Channel 40; WILDWOOD, NJ; Owner: SOUTH JERSEY RADIO, INC.)
  • WUVP (Channel 65; VINELAND, NJ; Owner: UNIVISION PHILADELPHIA LLC)
  • WNJS (Channel 23; CAMDEN, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WMCN-TV (Channel 53; ATLANTIC CITY, NJ; Owner: LENFEST BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WPSJ-LP (Channel 8; HAMMONTON, ETC., NJ; Owner: ENGLE BROADCASTING)

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