Also See: Ocean City, NJ ZIP Codes & ZIP Code Maps
The City of Ocean City had a population of 11,910 as of July 1, 2020.
The primary coordinate point for Ocean City is located at latitude 39.2776 and longitude -74.5746 in Cape May County. The formal boundaries for the City of Ocean City 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.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Ocean City: New Brighton, Pecks Beach, Peck's Beach, Peter's Beach, Pet's Beach.
|Total Population||11,910 (100%)|
|Population in Households||11,847 (99.5%)|
|Population in Families||8,386 (70.4%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||63 ( 0.5%)|
|Median Household Income||$74,430|
|Average Household Income||$113,910|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||36%|
|Per Capita Income||$57,549|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||21,967 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||4,241 (19.3%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||1,775 ( 8.1%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||15,951 (72.6%)|
|Median Home Value||$635,562|
|Average Home Value||$743,563|
|Housing Affordability Index3||66|
|Average Household Size||1.97|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||0.89%|
|Per Capita Income||1.73%|
|Owner Occupied HU||-0.06%|
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, 2020 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||# 109||80th|
|Population Density||# 356||35th|
|Median Household Income||# 367||33rd|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 54||10th|
|Per Capita Income||# 129||77th|
|Diversity Index||# 378||31st|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE New Jersey Census Data Comparison Tool.