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Population in 2012: 7,089 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -1.2%
 

Males: 3,455  (48.7%)
Females: 3,634  (51.3%)

Median resident age:  54.2 years
Maryland median age:  34.4 years

Zip codes: 21842.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $49,129 (it was $35,772 in 2000)
Ocean City:

$49,129
MD:

$71,122
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $45,126

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $296,975 (it was $129,600 in 2000)
Ocean City:

$296,975
MD:

$279,900
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $444,040; Detached houses: $584,204; Townhouses or other attached units: $407,254; In 2-unit structures: $571,096; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $470,669; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $324,055; Mobile homes: $277,774

Median gross rent in 2012: $902.

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  • White alone - 6,310 (88.8%)
  • Hispanic - 417 (5.9%)
  • Black alone - 189 (2.7%)
  • Asian alone - 93 (1.3%)
  • Two or more races - 71 (1.0%)
  • American Indian alone - 12 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 10 (0.1%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Ocean City: 91.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (19.2%), Irish (16.6%), English (14.2%), Italian (6.9%), United States (4.5%), Polish (4.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1880

Elevation: 8 feet

Land area: 4.56 square miles.

Population density: 1,556 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Ocean City:

  • High school or higher: 93.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 35.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.7%
  • Unemployed: 8.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ocean City town:

  • Never married: 21.5%
  • Now married: 51.1%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 11.7%
  • Divorced: 14.8%

540 residents are foreign born (1.9% Europe, 0.9% Asia).

This town:  7.6%
Maryland:  14.3%



According to our research of Maryland and other state lists there were 11 registered sex offenders living in Ocean City, Maryland as of December 18, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Ocean City to the number of sex offenders is 644 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $3,416 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,713 (0.9%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Vineland, NJ (75.4 miles , pop. 56,271).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Baltimore, MD (104.7 miles , pop. 651,154).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (111.2 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Ocean Pines, MD (2.1 miles ), West Ocean City, MD (2.1 miles ), Fenwick Island, DE (2.2 miles ), Bishopville, MD (2.8 miles ), South Bethany, DE (2.9 miles ), Berlin, MD (3.0 miles ), Selbyville, DE (3.1 miles ), Bethany Beach, DE (3.2 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 49 buildings, average cost: $87,000
  • 1998: 57 buildings, average cost: $110,600
  • 1999: 63 buildings, average cost: $128,400
  • 2000: 94 buildings, average cost: $113,900
  • 2001: 62 buildings, average cost: $120,900
  • 2002: 58 buildings, average cost: $125,300
  • 2003: 148 buildings, average cost: $129,300
  • 2004: 102 buildings, average cost: $132,700
  • 2005: 118 buildings, average cost: $131,900
  • 2006: 83 buildings, average cost: $206,600
  • 2007: 83 buildings, average cost: $197,800
  • 2008: 36 buildings, average cost: $162,200
  • 2009: 31 buildings, average cost: $157,800
  • 2010: 23 buildings, average cost: $155,900
  • 2011: 17 buildings, average cost: $149,900
  • 2012: 20 buildings, average cost: $230,700

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 38.39 N, Longitude: 75.07 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +5,003 (+70.1%)
Workers who live and work in this town: 1,382 (45.7%)

Area codes: 410, 443

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Crime rates in Ocean City by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 020010000000
per 100,000 0.027.10.00.013.90.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 26161015915322412
per 100,000 27.581.2220.7138.8208.6127.3214.142.328.528.555.8167.2
Robberies 175840304933433723272021
per 100,000 233.5784.6551.8416.3681.4466.9613.8521.9327.4384.6279.0292.5
Assaults 203255225196212134844863946960
per 100,000 2788.53449.73103.92720.02948.11895.91199.1677.0896.71339.0962.5835.8
Burglaries 209163169150232229189236213292189211
per 100,000 2870.92205.12331.42081.63226.33240.02698.13328.63031.64159.52636.42939.1
Thefts 9901,0551,1361,0489781,1021,0671,1811,0521,1331,1351,180
per 100,000 13598.914272.215671.114543.413600.315591.415232.016657.314973.016139.615832.116436.8
Auto thefts 535259485949393530141216
per 100,000 728.0703.5813.9666.1820.5693.3556.7493.7427.0199.4167.4222.9
Arson 0067125971624
per 100,000 0.00.082.897.1166.970.7128.598.714.285.527.955.7
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 815.91025.41021.0876.51024.5857.6807.6710.2643.4763.0647.0713.1

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Crime rate in Ocean City detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 120 (96 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

13.37
Maryland average:

2.45

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Ocean City tourist attractions:

Ocean City, Maryland accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.6%
Maryland:

7.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +1,993 (+38.5%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Construction (15%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (10%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (29%)
  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (12%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (13%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Ocean City-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Maryland state average. It is 62% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/12/1955, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 9.6 miles away from the Ocean City town center injured one person and caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

On 4/28/2002, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 40.8 miles away from the town center caused $150,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Ocean City-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Maryland state average. It is 100% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/23/1990 at 01:34:48, a magnitude 3.2 (2.9 LG, 3.2 MD, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 81.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), duration magnitude (MD)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Worcester County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 2, Snowfall: 1, Blizzard: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Ocean City:

  • BERLIN NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; BERLIN, MD)
  • ATLANTIC GENERAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, about 9 miles away; BERLIN, MD)
  • ATLANTIC GENERAL HOSP COMP CARE UNIT (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; BERLIN, MD)

Political contributions by individuals in Ocean City, MD

Airports located in Ocean City:


Local government website: www.ocgov.org

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

  • Delaware Technical and Community College-Owens (about 28 miles; Georgetown, DE; Full-time enrollment: 2,382)
  • Salisbury University (about 30 miles; Salisbury, MD; FT enrollment: 7,211)
  • University of Maryland Eastern Shore (about 37 miles; Princess Anne, MD; FT enrollment: 3,829)
  • Delaware State University (about 61 miles; Dover, DE; FT enrollment: 3,113)
  • Cumberland County College (about 73 miles; Vineland, NJ; FT enrollment: 2,365)
  • Atlantic Cape Community College (about 78 miles; Mays Landing, NJ; FT enrollment: 4,003)
  • The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey (about 80 miles; Pomona, NJ; FT enrollment: 6,255)

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Notable locations in Ocean City: White Marlin Marina (A), Ocean City Wastewater Treatment Plant (B), Bahia Marina (C), Advanced Marina (D), Worcester County Fire Department Ocean City Volunteer Fire Company Headquarters (E), Town of Ocean City Public Safety Building (F), Ocean City District Courthouse (G), Ocean City Branch Library (H), Ocean City City Hall (I), Ocean City Police Department Boardwalk Substation (J), Ocean City Police Department (K), Worcester County Fire Department Ocean City Volunteer Fire Company Station 4 (L), Worcester County Fire Department Ocean City Volunteer Fire Company Station 3 (M), Worcester County Fire Department Ocean City Volunteer Fire Company Station 2 (N), Ocean City Fire Marshal's Office (O), United State Lifesaving Station Museum (P). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Gold Coast Mall Shopping Center (1), Ocean City Square Shopping Center (2), Midway Shopping Center (3), Montego Bay Shopping Center (4), Ocean Plaza Mall Shopping Center (5), Village Shopping Center (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Ocean City include: Saint Andrews Catholic Church (A), Saint George Greek Orthodox Church (B), Saint Lukes Catholic Church (C), Atlantic United Methodist Church (D), First Presbyterian Church (E), Holy Savior Catholic Church (F), Ocean City Baptist Church (G), Saint Marys Star of the Sea Catholic Church (H), Saint Pauls-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Ocean City include: Sixtyfirst Street Park (1), Northside Park (2), Jolly Roger Amusement Park (3), Gorman Avenue Park (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beach: Maryland Beach (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Wheels of Yesterday (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 12708 Ocean Gateway) (1), Old Professional Golf (Amusement & Theme Parks; 13 North Saint Louis Avenue) (2), Pier Rides (Amusement & Theme Parks; 301 North Atlantic Avenue) (3), Old Professional Golf Inc (Amusement & Theme Parks; 6801 Coastal Highway) (4), Splash Mountain Water Park (Amusement & Theme Parks; 30th Street & Coastl Highway) (5), Ocean City Paintball Inc (Amusement & Theme Parks; 12605 Ocean Gateway) (6), Super Duck Inc (Amusement & Theme Parks; 30th Street & Philadelph) (7), Fun City (Amusement & Theme Parks; 100 South Bdwk) (8), Mike Wicklein T-A 65th St Slide & Ride (Amusement & Theme Parks; 211 64th Street) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Days Inn Oceanfront (2210 N Baltimore Ave) (1), Quality Inn Oceanfront (5400 Coastal Highway) (2), Bikini Shoppe (8th Street & Bdwlk) (3), Surf Villa Hotel (705 North Baltimore Avenue) (4), Carousel Resort Hotel And Condominiums (118th St & Oceanfront) (5), Sahara Motel (19th Street & Boardwalk) (6), Best Western Ocean City (5501 Coastal Highway) (7), Shangra LA Motel (8400 Coastal Highway) (8), Event Planning (14 36th Street) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Court: Maryland State Government - District Court Of Maryland- Worcester County- Ocean City- Clerk's Of (6505 Coastal Highway) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

 
Worcester County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
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Drinking water stations with addresses in Ocean City and their reported violations in the past:

OCEAN CITY (Address: 208 65TH STREET , Population served: 30000, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JAN-01-1997 and JUL-18-1997, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-18-1997), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-04-1997)
DELMARVA MOBILE HOME PARK (Address: 9916 GOLF COURSE ROAD #13 , Population served: 62, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2000 and MAR-2001, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Formal NOV issued (NOV-29-2000), Fed Compliance achieved (MAR-29-2001)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JUL-01-1993 and JAN-14-1997, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-09-1995), St Public Notif requested (DEC-08-1995), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-08-1995), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-11-1996), St Public Notif received (MAR-21-1996), St Compliance achieved (JAN-14-1997)
WOR CO ADDICT COUNCIL CTR (WACS) (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-1999 and JUN-1999, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-24-1999)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 10.4%
(9.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 42.9% for Black residents, 29.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 98.7% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This town:  1.8 people
Maryland:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  46.3%
Whole state:  67.1%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  6.8%
Whole state:  6.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Ocean City, MD

People in group quarters in Ocean City in 2010:

  • 8 people in workers’ group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 7 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
  • 3 people in group homes intended for adults
6 people in military barracks, etc. in 2000

Ocean City compared to Maryland state average:

Ocean City, Maryland environmental map by EPA

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  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.


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Arena or stadium:
  • Ocean City Convention Center. Capacity: 5,000.

Banks with most branches in Ocean City (2011 data):

  • Calvin B. Taylor Banking Company of Berlin, Maryland: West Ocean City Branch, Ocean City Branch, Ocean City Branch, North Ocean City-Fenwick Branch. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $412.6 mil, Deposits: $336.1 mil, headquarters in Berlin, MD, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 10 total offices, Holding Company: Calvin B. Taylor Bankshares, Inc.
  • Bank of Ocean City: Dorchester Street Branch, Ocean City Branch, Bank Of Ocean City, 59th Street Branch. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $184.1 mil, Deposits: $160.9 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 6 total offices
  • PNC Bank, National Association: North Ocean City Branch, South Ocean City Branch, West Ocean City Branch. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • The Farmers Bank of Willards: Talbot St. Branch, West Ocean City Branch, North Ocean City Branch. Info updated 2006/10/11: Bank assets: $333.9 mil, Deposits: $276.3 mil, headquarters in Willards, MD, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: 47th Street Main Branch at 4604 Coastal Highway, branch established on 1974/06/24; 145th Street Branch at 14501 Coastal Highway, branch established on 1995/01/09. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • Bank of America, National Association: Ocean City South Branch at 4401 Coastal Highway, branch established on 1966/04/18. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • The Bank of Delmarva: Ocean City Branch at 12505 Coastal Highway, branch established on 2000/04/03. Info updated 2009/01/14: Bank assets: $440.9 mil, Deposits: $380.8 mil, headquarters in Seaford, DE, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 14 total offices, Holding Company: Delmar Bancorp
  • SunTrust Bank: Ocean City Branch at 5702 Coastal Highway, branch established on 1879/01/01. Info updated 2010/05/27: Bank assets: $171,291.7 mil, Deposits: $129,833.2 mil, headquarters in Atlanta, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1716 total offices, Holding Company: Suntrust Banks, Inc.
  • Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company: Ocean Pines Branch at 11003 Manklin Creek Road, branch established on 1980/05/05. Info updated 2011/08/08: Bank assets: $76,887.1 mil, Deposits: $60,064.2 mil, headquarters in Buffalo, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 808 total offices, Holding Company: M&T Bank Corporation

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Ocean City, Maryland:

  • Harrison Hall Hotel, 1409 Boardwalk, Ocean City, MD 21842 , Phone: (410) 289-6222
  • Best Western Flagship Oceanfront, 2600 Baltimore Ave, Ocean City, MD 21842 , Phone: (410) 289-3384, Fax: (410) 289-1743
  • Quality Inn Oceanfront, 5400 Coastal Hwy, Ocean City, MD 21842 , Phone: (410) 524-7200, Fax: (410) 723-0018
  • Albright's Assoc Albright Motel, # 3 N 1ST St, Ocean City, MD 21842 , Phone: (410) 289-9205
  • Beachmark Motel, 73RD St & Coastal Hwy, Ocean City, MD 21842 , Phone: (800) 638-1600
  • Coastal Inn, 2601 Philadelphia Ave, Ocean City, MD 21842 , Phone: (410) 289-7722
  • Coconut Malorie Hotel, 201 60TH St In The Bay, Ocean City, MD 21842 , Phone: (410) 723-6100, Fax: (410) 524-9327
  • Ramada Limited Convention Center, 4201 Coastal Hwy, Ocean City, MD 21842 , Phone: (800) 288-6488, Fax: (410) 289-1617
  • 41 other hotels and motels
All 49 fire-safe hotels and motels in Ocean City, Maryland

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Ocean City travel time to work - commute


Ocean City mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (81%)
  • Utility gas (10%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

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Religion statistics for Ocean City town (based on Worcester County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 51.21%
Here51.2%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionEpiscopal ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents32.3%32.0%12.6%7.9%3.0%
Congregations6.0%47.0%9.6%6.0%7.2%
NameGreek Orthodox Archdiocese of AmericaAssemblies of GodEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Other
Adherents2.9%2.5%2.2%1.4%3.2%
Congregations1.2%2.4%1.2%3.6%15.7%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 19
This county:

3.86 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Worcester County:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 19
Worcester County:

3.86 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

1.22 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 26
This county:

5.28 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 151
Worcester County:

30.65 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

5.40 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.1%
Maryland:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

26.5%
Maryland:

26.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Worcester County:

15.7%
State:

15.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 30$149,093$59,6370$0
Other Government Administration 26$150,508$69,46535$18,237
Police Protection - Officers 105$621,231$70,9983$1,521
Police - Other 22$63,119$34,4292$3,460
Firefighters 2$9,777$58,6620$0
Fire - Other 10$54,101$64,9211$1,078
Streets and Highways 28$145,307$62,2740$0
Airports 3$12,398$49,5923$6,018
Health 64$366,853$68,78523$23,130
Solid Waste Management 57$211,636$44,5550$0
Sewerage 41$181,402$53,0930$0
Parks and Recreation 97$390,304$48,28568$65,897
Water Supply 25$109,075$52,3560$0
Transit 16$55,268$41,45134$31,964
Other and Unallocable 76$302,116$47,70311$22,240
Totals for Government 602$2,822,188$56,256180$173,545

Ocean City government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $158,000 ($22.29)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $15,182,000 ($2141.63)
    General - Other: $11,630,000 ($1640.57)
    Parks and Recreation: $11,268,000 ($1589.50)
    Solid Waste Management: $8,156,000 ($1150.51)
    Sewerage: $7,586,000 ($1070.11)
    Water Utilities: $6,520,000 ($919.73)
    Transit Utilities: $6,468,000 ($912.40)
    Local Fire Protection: $5,429,000 ($765.83)
    Regular Highways: $4,754,000 ($670.62)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $3,231,000 ($455.78)
    Central Staff Services: $3,102,000 ($437.58)
    Financial Administration: $1,603,000 ($226.12)
    Air Transportation: $1,498,000 ($211.31)
    Parking Facilities: $1,072,000 ($151.22)
    General Public Buildings: $769,000 ($108.48)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $167,000 ($23.56)
    Health - Other: $139,000 ($19.61)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,673,000 ($518.13)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $587,000 ($82.80)
    Parks and Recreation: $246,000 ($34.70)
    Police Protection: $237,000 ($33.43)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $131,000 ($18.48)
    Regular Highways: $93,000 ($13.12)
    Central Staff Services: $68,000 ($9.59)
    Solid Waste Management: $17,000 ($2.40)
    General - Other: $13,000 ($1.83)
    Financial Administration: $4,000 ($0.56)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $46,075,000 ($6499.51)

Ocean City government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $8,809,000 ($1242.63)
    All Other: $5,803,000 ($818.59)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,881,000 ($406.40)
    Parking Facilities: $2,645,000 ($373.11)
    Air Transportation: $996,000 ($140.50)
    Regular Highways: $366,000 ($51.63)
    Solid Waste Management: $69,000 ($9.73)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $947,000 ($133.59)
    Transit Utilities: $375,000 ($52.90)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $7,251,000 ($1022.85)
    All Other: $1,418,000 ($200.03)
    Highways: $121,000 ($17.07)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,625,000 ($229.23)
    General Revenue, NEC: $964,000 ($135.99)
    Fines and Forfeits: $615,000 ($86.75)
    Rents: $455,000 ($64.18)
    Donations From Private Sources: $107,000 ($15.09)
    Sale of Property: $31,000 ($4.37)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $6,938,000 ($978.70)
    Transit Utilities: $3,543,000 ($499.79)
    Liquor Stores: $244,000 ($34.42)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $2,166,000 ($305.54)
    Transit Utilities: $1,210,000 ($170.69)
    Highways: $896,000 ($126.39)
  • Tax - Property: $33,282,000 ($4694.88)
    NEC: $7,810,000 ($1101.71)
    Other License: $2,045,000 ($288.48)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $1,581,000 ($223.02)
    Other Selective Sales: $1,209,000 ($170.55)
    Public Utility License: $716,000 ($101.00)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $288,000 ($40.63)

Ocean City government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $91,831,000 ($12954.01)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $86,259,000 ($12168.01)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,572,000 ($786.01)

Ocean City government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $64,993,000 ($9168.15)

10.52% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($49,826 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.52%
Maryland average:

7.95%

2.47% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,612 average AGI)
Worcester County:

2.47%
Maryland average:

0.25%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Wicomico County, MD  1.30% ($66,164 average AGI)
from Baltimore County, MD  0.69% ($60,689)
from Anne Arundel County, MD  0.53% ($69,895)


7.84% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($40,488 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.84%
Maryland average:

8.13%

0.14% of residents moved to foreign countries ($269 average AGI)
Worcester County:

0.14%
Maryland average:

0.13%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Wicomico County, MD  1.98% ($33,495 average AGI)
to Sussex County, DE  0.77% ($38,099)
to Baltimore County, MD  0.37% ($46,846)

Strongest AM radio stations in Ocean City:

  • WKHZ (1590 AM; 1 kW; OCEAN CITY, MD; Owner: RADIO BROADCAST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJWL (900 AM; 11 kW; GEORGETOWN, DE; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • WTGM (960 AM; 10 kW; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBIS (1190 AM; 50 kW; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: NATIONS RADIO, LLC)
  • WWGB (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; INDIAN HEAD, MD; Owner: GOOD BODY MEDIA, LLC)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WPEN (950 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WTEM (980 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WWLG (1370 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: M-10 BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WZZD (990 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WJDY (1470 AM; 5 kW; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ocean City:

  • WLBW (92.1 FM; FENWICK ISLAND, DE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WOCM (98.1 FM; SELBYVILLE, DE; Owner: IRIE RADIO, INC.)
  • WWFG (99.9 FM; OCEAN CITY, MD; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQJZ (97.1 FM; OCEAN PINES, MD; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WZEB (101.7 FM; OCEAN VIEW, DE; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • WOSC (95.9 FM; BETHANY BEACH, DE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRXS (106.9 FM; OCEAN CITY, MD; Owner: ATLANTIC RADIO BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WQHQ (104.7 FM; OCEAN CITY-SALISBURY, MD; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSDL (90.7 FM; OCEAN CITY, MD; Owner: SALISBURY UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WJNE (103.5 FM; BETHANY BEACH, DE; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • WZBH (93.5 FM; GEORGETOWN, DE; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • WOCQ (103.9 FM; BERLIN, MD; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • WXJN (105.9 FM; LEWES, DE; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGMD (92.7 FM; REHOBOTH BEACH, DE; Owner: RESORT BROADCASTING COMPANY, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Ocean City:

  • WRAV-LP (Channel 8; OCEAN CITY, MD; Owner: ASIAVISION, INC.)
  • WEWE-LP (Channel 24; SUSSEX COUNTY, DE; Owner: OCEAN 60 BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • WBOC-TV (Channel 16; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: WBOC, INC.)
  • WMDT (Channel 47; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCAST SERVICE GENERAL PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCPB (Channel 28; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • WDPB (Channel 64; SEAFORD, DE; Owner: WHYY, INC.)
  • W38BN (Channel 38; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: SALISBURY EDUCATIONAL B/CTING FOUND.)
  • WBLP-LP (Channel 22; OCEAN CITY, MD; Owner: OCEAN 22 BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • WLWP-LP (Channel 4; MILLSBORO, ETC., DE; Owner: OCEAN 4 BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Ocean City, Maryland:
  • Fatal accident count: 113
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 143
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 53
  • Fatalities: 123
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 331
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 24
Maryland average:
  • Fatal accident count: 266
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 385
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 64
  • Fatalities: 286
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 689
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 93

See more detailed statistics of Ocean City fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 70 meters (230ft)
Total costs: $8,899,000
Total average daily traffic: 21,491
Total average daily truck traffic: 1,719
Total future (year 2026) average daily traffic: 29,966


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2


Most common first names in Ocean City, MD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William12572.2 years
John11572.4 years
Mary8576.5 years
James7571.1 years
Charles7372.9 years
Robert6470.8 years
Joseph5474.7 years
George4975.7 years
Margaret4180.6 years
Elizabeth4078.1 years
Most common last names in Ocean City, MD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith2374.3 years
Jones2278.3 years
Davis2177.6 years
Bunting1775.2 years
Cropper1780.1 years
Taylor1678.7 years
Hastings1378.1 years
Savage1380.7 years
Hudson1371.1 years
Brown1278.1 years
Businesses in Ocean City, MD
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven6JoS. A. Bank1
AT&T2KFC1
Ace Hardware1Marriott1
Aeropostale1Marshalls1
Applebee's1MasterBrand Cabinets3
Baskin-Robbins4McDonald's2
Bath & Body Works1Nike5
Bed Bath & Beyond1Outback1
Best Western1Outback Steakhouse1
Burger King2Pac Sun1
CVS3Panera Bread1
Cinnabon 1Papa John's Pizza1
Clarion1Pizza Hut2
Comfort Inn2Quality3
Comfort Suites1RadioShack2
Dairy Queen4Rite Aid2
Days Inn1Rodeway Inn1
Dennys1Rue211
Domino's Pizza1Sleep Inn1
DressBarn1Staples1
Dunkin Donuts3Starbucks1
Econo Lodge1Subway3
Famous Footwear1T-Mobile2
FedEx7Taco Bell1
GNC2True Value1
GameStop1U-Haul2
Gap1UPS6
Holiday Inn3Vans1
Howard Johnson2Wendy's1
IZOD1World Gym1
Browse common businesses in Ocean City, MD


Ocean City on our top lists:

  • #23 on the list of "Top 100 least-safe cities (highest city-data.com crime index)"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 100 cities with strongest arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services industries (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #7 (21842) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most hotels or motels in 2005"
  • #30 (21842) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most full service restaurants in 2005"
  • #77 (21842) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most casinos in 2005"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006"
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  • Leighton W. Moore, Jr. (1)
  • William Bruce (1)
  • Michael Leonard Burt (1)
  • Emily Heinauer (1)
  • John R. Martin (1)
  • George Tunis (1)
  • Matthew Odachowski (1)
  • John Barra (1)

Total of 13 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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