Population: 14,699

Male 46% Female 54%
Married 55%
Single 45%

City rating

This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.


Overall value

This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.


Density (Population per mile²)

Compared to New York, Ocean City has a very low population density. Ocean City is perfect for those who like a quiet city.

2,125 Ocean City
27,441 New York

City Info

Ocean City, NJ is a great place to live. It has its pros and cons like any city, but with a quality of life rating of 9/10 and an overall value of 8/10, it’s no surprise why so many people choose to live here.

Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Ocean City has a population density of 2,125, with 14,699 current residents.

Out of the 14,699 current residents, 46% are male and 54% are female. 55% of the residents are married and 45% are single.



Air quality

Best air quality


  • 56% Sun
  • 45% Rain
  • 11% Snow


54°F average temperature

  • 33 years Median home age
  • $477,680 Median home price
  • -8.33% Home appreciation rate
  • 17.71% Annual property tax
  • 20.7%
    Homes owned
  • 12.6%
    Homes rented
  • 66.8%
    Homes vacant


As for living in Ocean City, the air quality is 83% and the weather, on average, is 56% sunny, 45% rainy, and 11% snowy. The average temperature is 54°F.

Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Ocean City, you should know that 20.7% of homes are owned while 12.6% of homes are rented, and 66.8% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $477,680, the median age of homes is 33 years, the annual home appreciation is -8.33% and the annual property tax is 17.71%.



Religious diversity

  • Crime rate (per 100,000)

  • Average age

  • Political majority

    Republican Republican


When looking at the community of Ocean City, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Ocean City’s crime rate is 3 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Ocean City is 51 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 44.90% Democratic, 53.52% Republican, and 1.57% Independent.






Student teacher ratio 1:10


  • Management, Business, Art & Sciences
  • Sales & Office Occupations
  • Service Occupations
  • Production, Transportation & Material Moving
  • Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
  • 89%
    High school diploma
  • 6%
    Some college or associates degree
  • 23%
    Bachelors degree
  • 10%
    Graduate or professional degree


When looking at Ocean City, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 10.60% of residents are unemployed in Ocean City (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Ocean City residents: 14.9% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 23.56% are in the arts and sciences field, 19.1% are in the customer service field, 29.4% are in the sales field, 0.46% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 6.6% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 6% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:10. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 89.47%, 6.17% of residents have an associate’s degree, 23.26% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 10.32% have a master’s degree.



Average commute time

Daily breakdown: by transport type

  • Public
  • Car
  • Carpool
  • Work at home


If you plan on commuting to work in Ocean City, you should be aware that the average commute time is 28 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Ocean City have a few different options. 78% of commuters use their own cars, 10% of commuters carpool, 2% of commuters use the transit system, and 3% of residents work from home.

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