Ocean City, NJ Profile: Facts & Data


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Ocean City, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The City of Ocean City had a population of 11,502 as of July 1, 2018.

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.

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Ocean City, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 11,502
Population in Households 11,439
Population in Familes 8,177
Population in Group Qrtrs 63
Population Density2 1,815
Diversity Index3 30


Median Household Income $65,011
Average Household Income $98,790
Per Capita Income $49,626


Total Housing Units 21,659 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,623 (16.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,151 ( 9.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 15,885 (73.3%)
Median Home Value $612,872
Average Home Value $743,610


Total Households 5,774
Average Household Size 1.98
Family Households 3,004
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.21% -0.43%
Households -0.24% -0.46%
Families -0.33% -0.5%
Median Household Income   3.06%
Per Capita Income   3.26%

Ocean City, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

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, 2018 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.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 120 78th
Population Density # 348 36th
Diversity Index # 368 33rd
Median Household Income # 391 28th
Per Capita Income # 161 71st

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