Ocean City, NJ 08226 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 08226: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Ocean City, NJ 08226

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Cape May County
  • Centroid: Latitude 39.268, Longitude -74.594
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 998
  • PO Box Addresses: 378
  • Residential Addresses: 11,124
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 763
    • Single Family Addresses: 10,361

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Database updated: February 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Ocean City, NJ 08226 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 11,364
Daytime Population: Workers 6,630
Daytime Population: Residents 4,590
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 11,220
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.99
Population in Households 11,301
Population in Familes 8,028
Population in Group Qrtrs 63
Population Density2 1,490
Diversity Index3 30


Median Household Income $59,226
Average Household Income $94,128
Per Capita Income $47,156


Total Housing Units 21,300 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,312 (15.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,377 (11.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 15,611 (73.3%)
Median Home Value $612,893
Average Home Value $660,583


Total Households 5,689
Average Household Size 1.99
Family Households 2,969
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.4% -0.6%
Households -0.48% -0.64%
Families -0.54% -0.66%
Median Household Income   1.46%
Per Capita Income   2.21%

Ocean City, NJ 08226 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 08226 to the other 579 ZIP Codes in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 280 52nd
Population Density # 339 42nd
Diversity Index # 415 28th
Median Household Income # 445 23rd
Per Capita Income # 187 68th

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