Ocean City, Florida

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Population in 2010: 5,550. Population change since 2000: -0.8%
Males: 2,776  (50.0%)
Females: 2,774  (50.0%)
Median resident age:  43.9 years
Florida median age:  41.5 years

Zip codes: 32547.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $56,253 (it was $35,759 in 2000)
Ocean City:

$56,253
FL:

$46,036

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $27,387 (it was $23,418 in 2000)

Ocean City CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $162,465 (it was $82,400 in 2000)
Ocean City:

$162,465
FL:

$153,300

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $230,211; Detached houses: $245,668; Townhouses or other attached units: $185,219; In 2-unit structures: $107,992; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $85,610; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $260,002; Mobile homes: $71,629

Median gross rent in 2013: $918.

  • Races in Ocean City, FL (2013)

    Ocean City races chart
    • 4,16872.3%White alone
    • 1,03518.0%Hispanic
    • 2804.9%Black alone
    • 1372.4%Asian alone
    • 1222.1%Two or more races
    • 320.6%American Indian alone
    • 80.1%Other race alone

Races in Ocean City detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Ocean City: 89.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (24.4%), Irish (9.7%), German (8.1%), English (7.5%), Italian (4.1%), Scottish (3.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 13 feet

Land area: 1.60 square miles.

Population density: 3,466 people per square mile   (average).

Ocean City,FL real estate house value index trend

Ocean City, Florida map

For population 25 years and over in Ocean City:

  • High school or higher: 85.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.0%
  • Unemployed: 3.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ocean City CDP:

  • Never married: 28.0%
  • Now married: 52.6%
  • Separated: 2.8%
  • Widowed: 6.4%
  • Divorced: 10.2%

631 residents are foreign born (7.9% Latin America, 2.2% Asia, 1.3% Europe).

This place:

10.9%
Florida:

19.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,100 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $754 (0.5%)

Ocean City satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Gulf Breeze-Harold, FL (20.2 miles , pop. 54,412).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Montgomery, AL (134.3 miles , pop. 201,568).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (527.1 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Cinco Bayou, FL (1.1 miles ), Fort Walton Beach, FL (1.2 miles ), Shalimar, FL (1.2 miles ), Wright, FL (1.3 miles ), Lake Lorraine, FL (1.5 miles ), Eglin AFB, FL (1.9 miles ), Mary Esther, FL (1.9 miles ), Eglin, FL (2.3 miles ).

Latitude: 30.44 N, Longitude: 86.61 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -1,111 (-19.3%)
Workers who live and work in this place: 225 (8.3%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 850

Ocean City household income distribution Ocean City home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.6%
Florida:

6.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (22%)
  • Public administration (15%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (26%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (14%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (13%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (5%)
  • Sales and related occupations (22%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (12%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (5%)

Work and jobs in Ocean City: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Ocean City, Florida

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Ocean City, Florida average temperatures Ocean City, Florida average precipitation Ocean City, Florida humidity Ocean City, Florida wind speed Ocean City, Florida snowfall Ocean City, Florida sunshine Ocean City, Florida clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Ocean City-area historical tornado activity is near Florida state average. It is 10% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/25/1964, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 3.2 miles away from the Ocean City place center injured 4 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 12/10/1967, a category F3 tornado 26.7 miles away from the place center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Ocean City-area historical earthquake activity is above Florida state average. It is 94% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 61.6 miles away from the city center
On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 289.8 miles away from Ocean City center
On 2/10/2006 at 04:14:22, a magnitude 5.3 (4.2 MB, 5.3 MS, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 282.8 miles away from the city center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 208.6 miles away from the city center
On 11/7/2004 at 11:20:21, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.3 MW, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 171.6 miles away from Ocean City center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 286.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Okaloosa County (22) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 18
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 11, Floods: 6, Tropical Storms: 5, Storms: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Winds: 2, Fire: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Ocean City topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Ocean City:

  • RCG - FT WALTON BEACH (Dialysis Facility, about 2 miles away; FORT WALTON BEACH, FL)
  • INNOVATIVE SENIOR CARE HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 2 miles away; FORT WALTON BEACH, FL)
  • GENTIVA HEALTH SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 2 miles away; FORT WALTON BEACH, FL)
  • FT WALTON BEACH DEVELOPMENTAL (Hospital, about 3 miles away; FORT WALTON BEACH, FL)
  • GULF COAST TREATMENT CENTER (Hospital, about 3 miles away; FORT WALTON BEACH, FL)
  • PARTHENON HEALTHCARE OF FORT WALTON (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; FORT WALTON BEACH, FL)
  • HUMANA HOSPITAL DESTIN (Hospital, about 9 miles away; DESTIN, FL)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ocean City:

  • Northwest Florida State College (about 11 miles; Niceville, FL; Full-time enrollment: 5,052)
  • Pensacola State College (about 36 miles; Pensacola, FL; FT enrollment: 8,740)
  • The University of West Florida (about 38 miles; Pensacola, FL; FT enrollment: 10,240)
  • Gulf Coast State College (about 56 miles; Panama City, FL; FT enrollment: 4,474)
  • Columbia Southern University (about 63 miles; Orange Beach, AL; FT enrollment: 14,996)
  • Enterprise State Community College (about 75 miles; Enterprise, AL; FT enrollment: 2,101)
  • James H Faulkner State Community College (about 76 miles; Bay Minette, AL; FT enrollment: 3,703)

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Notable locations in Ocean City: Fort Walton Square (A), Ocean City - Wright Fire District Station 1 (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Bel-Air Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Okaloosa County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 63.1. This is about average.

City:

63.1
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 33.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

33.0
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2004 was 10.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.3
U.S.:

9.1
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 10.4%
(10.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 29.8% for Black residents, 5.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 27.6% for American Indian residents, 1.7% for other race residents, 12.7% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.3 people
Florida:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  58.6%
Whole state:  65.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  7.8%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
3 people in homes for the physically handicapped in 2000

Ocean City compared to Florida state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.

Banks with branches in Ocean City (2011 data):

  • FNBT.COM BANK: Northside Branch at 448 North Eglin Parkway, branch established on 1977/04/04. Info updated 2009/06/29: Bank assets: $355.4 mil, Deposits: $293.4 mil, headquarters in Fort Walton Beach, FL, positive income, 12 total offices, Holding Company: Southern National Banks, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.2
Florida average:

12.2

Ocean City travel time to work - commute Ocean City mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (73%)
  • Utility gas (24%)
  • No fuel used (3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Ocean City CDP (based on Okaloosa County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant47,236156
Mainline Protestant20,41426
Catholic9,0856
Other7,66622
Black Protestant1,65210
Orthodox3372
None94,432-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 33
Okaloosa County:

1.82 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
This county:

0.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 10
Okaloosa County:

0.55 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

1.28 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 84
Okaloosa County:

4.64 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 175
Here:

9.66 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.45 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.4%
Florida:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Okaloosa County:

23.5%
Florida:

23.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

9.3%
State:

14.0%

10.67% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($41,052 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.67%
Florida average:

7.97%

0.67% of residents moved from foreign countries ($2,578 average AGI)
Okaloosa County:

0.67%
Florida average:

0.11%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Santa Rosa County, FL  0.79% ($34,435 average AGI)
from Walton County, FL  0.71% ($37,367)
from Escambia County, FL  0.27% ($31,658)


10.12% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($40,252 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.12%
Florida average:

7.17%

0.60% of residents moved to foreign countries ($2,445 average AGI)
Okaloosa County:

0.60%
Florida average:

0.12%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Santa Rosa County, FL  0.96% ($35,173 average AGI)
to Walton County, FL  0.74% ($38,565)
to Escambia County, FL  0.32% ($29,268)

Strongest AM radio stations in Ocean City:

  • WFTW (1260 AM; 3 kW; FORT WALTON BEACH, FL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WJGC (1400 AM; 1 kW; FORT WALTON BEACH, FL; Owner: YESTERDAY'S RADIO NETWORK, LLC)
  • WBZR (1120 AM; daytime; 2 kW; DESTIN, FL; Owner: DESTINY COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WEBY (1330 AM; 25 kW; MILTON, FL; Owner: SPINNAKER LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WJSB (1050 AM; 5 kW; CRESTVIEW, FL; Owner: CRESTVIEW BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WASG (550 AM; 25 kW; ATMORE, AL; Owner: 550 AM, INC)
  • WFSH (1340 AM; 1 kW; VALPARAISO-NICEVILLE, FL; Owner: BAYOU COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WZEP (1460 AM; 10 kW; DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, FL; Owner: WALTON COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WNVY (1090 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CANTONMENT, FL; Owner: 1090-AM INC.)
  • WGTX (1280 AM; 5 kW; DE FUNIAK SPRINGS, FL)
  • WRNE (980 AM; 3 kW; GULF BREEZE, FL; Owner: MEDIA ONE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WDLT (660 AM; 10 kW; FAIRHOPE, AL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WCOA (1370 AM; 5 kW; PENSACOLA, FL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ocean City:

  • WKSM (99.5 FM; FORT WALTON BEACH, FL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WNCV (100.3 FM; NICEVILLE, FL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WYZB (105.5 FM; MARY ESTHER, FL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WPSM (91.1 FM; FORT WALTON BEACH, FL; Owner: FT. WALTON BEACH EDUC. B/CNG FOUND.)
  • WZNS (96.5 FM; FORT WALTON BEACH, FL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WTKX-FM (101.5 FM; PENSACOLA, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WXBM-FM (102.7 FM; MILTON, FL; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMMK (92.1 FM; DESTIN, FL; Owner: GULF BREEZE MEDIA, INC.)
  • WUWF (88.1 FM; PENSACOLA, FL; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF WEST FLORIDA)
  • WTKE (98.1 FM; HOLT, FL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKSJ-FM (94.9 FM; MOBILE, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WAAZ-FM (104.7 FM; CRESTVIEW, FL; Owner: CRESTVIEW BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WWAV (102.1 FM; SANTA ROSA BEACH, FL; Owner: QANTUM OF FORT WALTON BEACH LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WYCL (107.3 FM; PENSACOLA, FL; Owner: CONCORD MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WMXZ (103.1 FM; DE FUNIAK SPRINGS, FL; Owner: QANTUM OF FORT WALTON BEACH LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WSBZ (106.3 FM; MIRAMAR BEACH, FL; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W204BW (88.7 FM; GULF BREEZE, FL; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WTJT (90.1 FM; BAKER, FL; Owner: OKALOOSA PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Ocean City:

  • WFGX (Channel 35; FORT WALTON BEACH, FL; Owner: TELEVISION FIT FOR LIFE, INC.)
  • W69DH (Channel 69; PANAMA CITY, FL; Owner: RICHARD & LISA GOETZ)
  • W26BV (Channel 26; PANAMA CITY, FL; Owner: RICHARD C. & LISA A. GOETZ)
  • WSRE (Channel 23; PENSACOLA, FL; Owner: DST .BD. OF TRUSTEES PENSACOLA JR. COLLEGE)
  • WAWD (Channel 58; FORT WALTON BEACH, FL; Owner: RAINBOW 58 BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPAN (Channel 53; FORT WALTON BEACH, FL; Owner: FRANKLIN MEDIA, INC.)
  • WJTC (Channel 44; PENSACOLA, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WDES-CA (Channel 48; DESTIN, FL; Owner: BEACH TV PROPERTIES, INC.)
  • WPMI (Channel 15; MOBILE, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED17$148,75413$139,42862$152,8013$62,9331$2,415,22014$97,8391$35,040
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$151,9304$167,1730$00$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$172,0252$72,68524$151,0082$62,3800$05$84,6340$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$158,8753$219,92021$180,5161$1,5200$03$92,6270$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$111,0500$05$180,6240$00$01$114,9500$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0220.00 , 0221.00, 0223.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED0$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$104,160
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$90,500

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0220.00 , 0221.00, 0223.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

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  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Other direct selling establishments (population 5,000+)"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest average yearly precipitation"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes for the physically handicapped"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 1990-1999 to 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2006"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Bush (Republican) in the 2004 Presidential Election, pop. 50,000+"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2006 (pop. 50,000+)"
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