The City of Ocean City had a population of 11,656 as of July 1, 2016.
The primary coordinate point for Ocean City is located at latitude 39.2637 and longitude -74.6079 in Cape May County. The formal boundaries for the City of Ocean City (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.34 sq. miles and a water area of 4.46 sq. miles. Cape May County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 7 feet.
The City of Ocean City (GNIS ID: 885332) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
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, 2016.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Ocean City: New Brighton, Pecks Beach, Peck's Beach, Peter's Beach, Pet's Beach.
|Population in Households||11,592|
|Population in Familes||8,222|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||64|
|Average Household Size||1.98|
|Average Family Size||3|
|Total Housing Units||21,132 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||3,454 (16.3%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||2,411 (11.4%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||15,267 (72.2%)|
|Median Home Value||$620,012|
|Average Home Value||$658,157|
|Median Household Income||$57,402|
|Average Household Income||$91,871|
|Per Capita Income||$46,260|
|(Compound Annual Growth Rates)|
|Median Household Income||-1.24%|
|Per Capita Income||1.54%|
The table below compares Ocean City to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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.
|Total Population||# 115||79th|
|Population Density1||# 344||37th|
|Diversity Index2||# 369||33rd|
|Median Household Income||# 417||24th|
|Per Capita Income||# 156||72nd|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE New Jersey Census Data Comparison Tool.