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21842 Zip Code (Ocean City, MD) Detailed Profile




Cities: Ocean City, MD (51.92%), West Ocean City, MD (38.11%)
County: Worcester County, MD
Estimated zip code population in 2017: 10,854
Zip code population in 2010: 11,089
Zip code population in 2000: 10,147

Houses and condos: 33,222
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,320
% of renters here:

26%
State:

33%
March 2019 cost of living index in zip code 21842: 87.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 8.9 sq. mi.
Water area: 6.6 sq. mi.
Population density: 1,221 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 21842
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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2017:
This zip code:

1.0% ($3,168)
Maryland:

1.1% ($3,336)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $3,300 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $3,038 (1.0%)

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Males: 5,746  (52.9%)
Females: 5,108  (47.1%)

For population 25 years and over in 21842:

  • High school or higher: 91.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 33.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.8%
  • Unemployed: 6.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 21842:

  • Never married: 31.0%
  • Now married: 47.7%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 8.5%
  • Divorced: 11.8%

Zip code 21842 compared to state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Races in zip code 21842 (2017)
    • 9,98798.4%White
    • 5455.4%Hispanic or Latino
    • 2442.4%Black
    • 1321.3%Asian
    • 1321.3%Two or more races
    • 280.3%Some other race
    • 210.2%American Indian
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Urban population: 10,642
Rural population: 211

Estimated median house/condo value in 2017: $330,730
21842:

$330,730
Maryland:

$312,500



According to our research of Maryland and other state lists, there were 26 registered sex offenders living in 21842 zip code as of October 31, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in zip code 21842 is 431 to 1.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

53.6 years
Maryland median age:

38.7 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.2 people
Maryland:

2.7 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 21842, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $59,778 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$59,778
State:

$72,703

Salary/wage: $38,285 (reported on 77.0% of returns)
Here:

$38,285
State:

$62,228
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 73.5% for AGIs below $25k, 67.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 54.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 49.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 49.9% for AGIs $100k-200k, 33.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $4,585 (reported on 42.0% of returns)
This zip code:

$4,585
Maryland:

$1,413
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.5% for AGIs below $25k, 1.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.3% for AGIs $100k-200k, 6.1% for AGIs over 200k)

Ordinary dividends: $7,024 (reported on 26.7% of returns)
Here:

$7,024
State:

$6,933
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.0% for AGIs below $25k, 1.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.3% for AGIs $100k-200k, 4.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$17,920 (reported on 20.2% of returns)
Here:

+$17,920
State:

+$14,830
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.1% for AGIs below $25k, 0.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.9% for AGIs $100k-200k, 15.3% for AGIs over 200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$15,956 (reported on 15.1% of returns)
Here:

+$15,956
State:

+$12,606
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 7.0% for AGIs below $25k, 4.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 4.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.1% for AGIs $100k-200k, 4.2% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $15,769 (reported on 14.7% of returns)
21842:

$15,769
Maryland:

$17,065
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.6% for AGIs below $25k, 3.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 5.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 4.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 6.3% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1.7% for AGIs over 200k)

Self-employment retirement plans: $17,825 (reported on 0.6% of returns)
21842:

$17,825
Maryland:

$24,439

Total itemized deductions: $29,283 (24% of AGI, reported on 35.2% of returns)
Here:

$29,283
State:

$27,886

Here:

23.7% of AGI
State:

22.8% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 11.5% for AGIs below $25k, 14.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 17.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 19.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 19.6% for AGIs $100k-200k, 17.9% for AGIs over 200k)

Charity contributions: $3,510 (reported on 29.8% of returns)
Here:

$3,510
State:

$4,452
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.8% for AGIs below $25k, 1.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.8% for AGIs $100k-200k, 2.2% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxes paid: $11,474 (reported on 35.0% of returns)
21842:

$11,474
State:

$11,690
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.9% for AGIs below $25k, 3.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 5.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 6.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 8.0% for AGIs $100k-200k, 8.6% for AGIs over 200k)

Earned income credit: $1,610 (reported on 13.7% of returns)
Here:

$1,610
State:

$2,199
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.3% for AGIs below $25k, 0.5% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 54.7%
Here:

55%
State:

52%
(% for various income ranges: 46.0% for AGIs below $25k, 52.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 60.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 68.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 73.3% for AGIs $100k-200k, 84.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 21842, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $62,320 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$62,320
State:

$60,339

Salary/wage: $33,434 (reported on 76.9% of returns)
Here:

$33,434
State:

$52,211
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 142.3% for AGIs below $10k, 70.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 62.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 51.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 51.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 28.0% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $3,543 (reported on 51.1% of returns)
This zip code:

$3,543
Maryland:

$1,701
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 7.7% for AGIs below $10k, 2.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $4,518 (reported on 31.6% of returns)
Here:

$4,518
State:

$4,235
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.1% for AGIs below $10k, 2.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$54,485 (reported on 25.2% of returns)
Here:

+$54,485
State:

+$15,888
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -0.1% for AGIs below $10k, 1.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 4.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 35.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$18,336 (reported on 14.4% of returns)
Here:

+$18,336
State:

+$12,221
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.4% for AGIs below $10k, 6.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 4.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 5.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 4.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.6% for AGIs over 100k)

IRA payment deduction: $3,636 (reported on 4.2% of returns)
21842:

$3,636
Maryland:

$2,968
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Self-employed pension: $16,859 (reported on 1.1% of returns)
Here:

$16,859
Maryland:

$17,155

Total itemized deductions: $20,084 (18% of AGI, reported on 43.8% of returns)
Here:

$20,084
State:

$22,960

Here:

17.9% of AGI
State:

23.3% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 63.3% for AGIs below $10k, 14.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 16.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 18.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 18.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 11.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $3,396 (2% of AGI, reported on 32.6% of returns)
Here:

$3,396
State:

$4,031

Here:

2.4% of AGI
State:

3.9% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.8% for AGIs below $10k, 1.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.9% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $12,675 (reported on 77.2% of returns)
21842:

$12,675
State:

$10,167
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.0% for AGIs below $10k, 4.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 8.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 9.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 20.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,353 (reported on 8.6% of returns)
Here:

$1,353
State:

$1,700

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 65.0%
Here:

65%
State:

55%
(% for various income ranges: 66.2% for AGIs below $10k, 58.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 61.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 67.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 67.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 81.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2017:
This zip code:

$58,064
Maryland:

$80,776
Ocean City, MD (21842) map Nearest zip codes: 21813, 21811, 21862, 19975, 19944, 21872.
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Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

25.7%
Maryland:

48.9%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

5.7%
Maryland:

5.3%
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 310
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 4,704


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 72 (73 now married, 0 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 1,762 (651 now married, 1,114 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 21842 with a mortgage: 1,913 (38 second mortgage, 198 home equity loan, 6 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,768

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,800
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $635

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2017:
This zip code:

6.8%
Whole state:

9.3%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2017:
This zip code:

2.7%
Whole state:

4.7%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.6
State:

7.2
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.1
State:

4.4
  • Notable locations in this zip code not listed on our city pages

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  • Notable locations in zip code 21842: White Marlin Marina (A), Sunset Marina (B), Sunset Business Park (C), Route 611 Business Center (D), Ocean City Wastewater Treatment Plant (E), Fishermans Marina (F), Bahia Marina (G), Advanced Marina (H), Worcester County Fire Department Ocean City Volunteer Fire Company Headquarters (I), Town of Ocean City Public Safety Building (J), Ocean City District Courthouse (K), Ocean City Branch Library (L), Ocean City City Hall (M), Ocean City Police Department Boardwalk Substation (N), Ocean City Police Department (O), Worcester County Fire Department Ocean City Volunteer Fire Company Station 4 (P), Worcester County Fire Department Ocean City Volunteer Fire Company Station 5 (Q), Worcester County Fire Department Ocean City Volunteer Fire Company Station 3 (R), Worcester County Fire Department Ocean City Volunteer Fire Company Station 2 (S), Ocean City Fire Marshal's Office (T). 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 zip code 21842 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

    Creeks: Jenkins Creek (A), Turville Creek (B), Herring Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Parks in zip code 21842 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 (not listed on the city page) : Ocean City Chamber of Commerce (12741 Ocean Gateway) (1), Event Planning (14 36th Street) (2), Captain Howard Cleaver (Tours & Charters; 307 Dorchester St) (3). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Year house built
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 2112014 or later
  • 2972010 to 2013
  • 4,0062000 to 2009
  • 2,7531990 to 1999
  • 10,7901980 to 1989
  • 10,5351970 to 1979
  • 2,4471960 to 1969
  • 7661950 to 1959
  • 3041940 to 1949
  • 6061939 or earlier

Zip code 21842 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Ocean City, MD (21842)
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Ocean City, MD (21842)
  • 57no bedroom
  • 1941 bedroom
  • 1,0012 bedrooms
  • 1,6373 bedrooms
  • 6124 bedrooms
  • 1495+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Ocean City, MD (21842)
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Ocean City, MD (21842)
  • 45no bedroom
  • 3111 bedroom
  • 5952 bedrooms
  • 2483 bedrooms
  • 564 bedrooms
  • 625+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Ocean City, MD (21842) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Ocean City, MD (21842) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 125no vehicle
  • 1,6161 vehicle
  • 1,3402 vehicles
  • 3313 vehicles
  • 1534 vehicles
  • 765+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Ocean City, MD (21842) in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Ocean City, MD (21842) in renter-occupied apartments
  • 236no vehicle
  • 6431 vehicle
  • 2972 vehicles
  • 883 vehicles
  • 584 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

  • Zip code 21842 household income distribution in 2017

  • Zip code 21842 household income distribution in 2017
  • 226Less than $10,000
  • 119$10,000 to $14,999
  • 279$15,000 to $19,999
  • 260$20,000 to $24,999
  • 331$25,000 to $29,999
  • 277$30,000 to $34,999
  • 149$35,000 to $39,999
  • 193$40,000 to $44,999
  • 183$45,000 to $49,999
  • 544$50,000 to $59,999
  • 454$60,000 to $74,999
  • 556$75,000 to $99,999
  • 427$100,000 to $124,999
  • 201$125,000 to $149,999
  • 403$150,000 to $199,999
  • 381$200,000 or more
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2017 in zip code 21842

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2017 in zip code 21842
  • 41Less than $10,000
  • 7$10,000 to $14,999
  • 11$20,000 to $24,999
  • 8$25,000 to $29,999
  • 17$30,000 to $34,999
  • 12$40,000 to $49,999
  • 23$50,000 to $59,999
  • 16$70,000 to $79,999
  • 28$80,000 to $89,999
  • 7$90,000 to $99,999
  • 58$100,000 to $124,999
  • 104$125,000 to $149,999
  • 269$150,000 to $174,999
  • 200$175,000 to $199,999
  • 543$200,000 to $249,999
  • 511$250,000 to $299,999
  • 758$300,000 to $399,999
  • 430$400,000 to $499,999
  • 487$500,000 to $749,999
  • 270$750,000 to $999,999
  • 57$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 18$1,500,000 to $1,999,999
  • 15$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2017 in zip code 21842

  • Rent paid by renters in 2017 in zip code 21842
  • 5$100 to $149
  • 25$200 to $249
  • 13$300 to $349
  • 20$350 to $399
  • 8$450 to $499
  • 33$500 to $549
  • 33$550 to $599
  • 57$600 to $649
  • 71$650 to $699
  • 99$700 to $749
  • 96$750 to $799
  • 183$800 to $899
  • 125$900 to $999
  • 246$1,000 to $1,249
  • 51$1,250 to $1,499
  • 51$1,500 to $1,999
  • 46$2,000 to $2,499
  • 8$3,000 to $3,499
  • 133No cash rent

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,065.


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2017: $321,293.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2017 for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $381,442
  • Some other race householders: $230,515
  • Two or more races householders: $667,282
  • Hispanic or Latino householders: $554,693

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $330,730
21842:

$330,730
Maryland:

$312,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $228,142 - $488,403

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $424,221
Here:

$424,221
State:

$424,848

Townhouses or other attached units: $610,397
Here:

$610,397
State:

$250,809

In 2-unit structures: $295,745
Here:

$295,745
State:

$363,922

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $338,405
Here:

$338,405
State:

$334,616

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $320,127
Here:

$320,127
State:

$242,023

Mobile homes: $188,092
Here:

$188,092
State:

$67,329
Owners and renters by unit type in zip code 21842

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 4,772
  • One, attached: 2,795
  • Two: 400
  • 3 or 4: 1,470
  • 5 to 9: 2,828
  • 10 to 19: 5,178
  • 20 to 49: 6,386
  • 50 or more: 8,213
  • Mobile homes: 1,582

Unemployment: 6.2%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 21842

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 21842
  • 77.4%4,211Drove a car alone
  • 4.8%260Carpooled
  • 2.3%127Bus or trolley bus
  • 0.1%8Subway or elevated
  • 1.9%101Taxi
  • 0.3%16Motorcycle
  • 1.7%95Bicycle
  • 6.4%348Walked
  • 0.2%11Other means
  • 5.1%277Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 21842

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 21842
  • 404Less than 5 minutes
  • 1,2465 to 9 minutes
  • 98510 to 14 minutes
  • 62615 to 19 minutes
  • 51220 to 24 minutes
  • 17625 to 29 minutes
  • 30630 to 34 minutes
  • 8735 to 39 minutes
  • 30440 to 44 minutes
  • 25345 to 59 minutes
  • 14460 to 89 minutes
  • 11390 or more minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 79.1%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 10,753
  • In family households: 7,306 (1,627 male householders, 935 female householders)
    2,090 spouses, 1,943 children (1,843 natural, 37 adopted, 64 stepchildren), 155 grandchildren, 126 brothers or sisters, 79 parents, 96 other relatives, 125 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 3,469 (1,175 male householders (940 living alone)), 1,261 female householders (1,027 living alone)), 1,037 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 102 (0 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 1,818 2-persons, 408 3-persons, 144 4-persons, 160 5-persons, 36 6-persons, 11 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 1,967 1-person, 320 2-persons, 97 3-persons, 34 4-persons, 10 5-persons, 4 7-or-more-persons

790 married couples with children.
231 single-parent households (19 men, 212 women).

92.2% of residents of 21842 zip code speak English at home.
3.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (58% very well, 34% well, 7% not at all).
4.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (90% very well, 8% well, 2% not well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (67% very well, 33% well).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (100% very well).

Foreign born population: 751 (6.9%)
(55.8% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

6.9%
Whole state:

15.3%
Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents
  • 6%Scotland
  • 5%Romania
  • 5%Russia
  • 5%El Salvador
  • 5%Croatia
  • 4%Poland
  • 4%France
Most common first ancestries reported in 21842
  • 15%Irish
  • 13%American
  • 12%English
  • 11%German
  • 11%Italian
  • 5%Polish
  • 2%Russian
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 872010 or later
  • 2292000 to 2009
  • 1331990 to 1999
  • 342Before 1990

Zip code 21842 topographic map

Major facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

  • OCEAN CITY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (12828 CENTER DRIVE in OCEAN CITY, MD)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    STATE MASTER (Maryland Air Emissions Database) - AIR MINOR
    (National Center for Education Statistics) - STATE ID-231001
    Business SIC classification: ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS
    Organizations: WORCESTER COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION (SCHOOL DISTRICT)
  • OCEAN CITY WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT (6405 SEABAY DRIVE in OCEAN CITY, MD)
    STATE MASTER (Maryland Permits tracking) - NPDES MAJOR, NPDES STORMWATER PERMIT, SEWAGE SLUDGE UTILIZATION
    CRITERIA AND HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANT INVENTORY (Inventory of air pollution sources)
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    Business SIC classification: SEWERAGE SYSTEMS; REFUSE SYSTEMS
    Business NAICS classification: OTHER NONHAZARDOUS WASTE TREATMENT AND DISPOSAL.
    Alternative names: MAYOR AND CITY CO.OCEAN_CITY, OCEAN CITY WASTE TREAT PL, WOR, OCEAN CITY WWTP, TOWN OF OCEAN CITY
  • 7-ELEVEN #23819 (11911 COASTAL HIGHWAY in OCEAN CITY, MD)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    STATE MASTER (Maryland Air Emissions Database) - AIR MINOR
    Small Quantity Generators, between 100 kg and 1000 kg of hazardous waste/month (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste)) - notification
    Business SIC classification: GROCERY STORES
    Organizations: THE SOUTHLAND CORP (CONTACT/OWNER)
    Alternative names: 7 ELEVEN 23819, 7-11 STORE - 11911 COASTAL HIGHWAY
  • ADVANCED MARINA (122 66 TH STREET in OCEAN CITY, MD)
    STATE MASTER (Maryland Permits tracking) - National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    Business SIC classification: MARINAS
    Alternative names: ADVANCED MARINA/ MARK WENZLAFF
  • 7 11 STORE 13900 COASTAL HIGHWAY (13900 COASTAL HIGHWAY in OCEAN CITY, MD)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    STATE MASTER (Maryland Air Emissions Database) - AIR MINOR
    Business SIC classification: GROCERY STORES
  • QUALITY INN (17TH STREET & BOARDWALK in OCEAN CITY, MD)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    STATE MASTER (Maryland Air Emissions Database) - AIR MINOR
    Business SIC classification: EATING PLACES
  • 7-ELEVEN #23366 (5809 COASTAL HIGHWAY in OCEAN CITY, MD)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    STATE MASTER (Maryland Air Emissions Database) - AIR MINOR
    Business SIC classification: GROCERY STORES
    Alternative names: 7-11 STORE - 5809 COASTAL HIGHWAY
  • BEACH PIT, THE (ROUTE 50 & ROUTE 611 in OCEAN CITY, MD)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    STATE MASTER (Maryland Air Emissions Database) - AIR MINOR
    Business SIC classification: EATING PLACES
  • PHILLIPS SEAFOOD 1401 COASTAL (1401 COASTAL HIGHWAY in OCEAN CITY, MD)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    STATE MASTER (Maryland Air Emissions Database) - AIR MINOR
    Business SIC classification: EATING PLACES
    Alternative names: PHILLIP S SEAFOOD - 1401 COASTAL
  • ATLANTIC CONTRACTING KEYSER POINT (10104 KEYSER POINT ROAD in OCEAN CITY, MD)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    STATE MASTER (Maryland Air Emissions Database) - AIR MINOR
    Business SIC classification: CRUSHED AND BROKEN STONE
  • BAHIA MARINA, INCORPORATED (2107 HERRING WAY in OCEAN CITY, MD)
    STATE MASTER (Maryland Permits tracking) - National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    Business SIC classification: MARINAS
  • BAYSIDE JET DRIVE,LLC. (106 52ND STREET in OCEAN CITY, MD)
    STATE MASTER (Maryland Permits tracking) - National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    Business SIC classification: MARINAS
  • PLANET WINGS (817 ATLANTIC AVENUE in OCEAN CITY, MD)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    STATE MASTER (Maryland Air Emissions Database) - AIR MINOR
    Business SIC classification: EATING PLACES

Zip code 21842 marital status for males
Zip code 21842 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0.4%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 0.7%

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 73.4%Electricity
  • 16.5%Utility gas
  • 4.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.6%No fuel used
  • 0.5%Wood

Population in 1990: 6,914. Population change in the 1990s: +3,233 (+46.8%).

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 5,480
  • Northeast: 2,326
  • Midwest: 373
  • South: 1,691
  • West: 128

49% of the 21842 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 40% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Maryland.

86% of the 21842 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 50% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 32% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 18% moved from different state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 0% moved from abroad.

Year householders moved into unit in Ocean City, MD (21842)

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 96
Here:

19.2%
Maryland:

12.4%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 70
Here:

18.7%
Maryland:

12.9%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 82
Here:

27.7%
Maryland:

18.9%
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Class of Workers in 2017
Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months
  • Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)
  • 174,150Computer and mathematical occupations
  • 114,643Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations
  • 85,390Architecture and engineering occupations
  • 55,540Management occupations
  • 53,396Business and financial operations occupations
  • 51,039Legal occupations

Companies with federal contracts located in this zip code (OCEAN CITY, MD):

  • CHERY INDUSTRIES, INC (12818 WHISPER TRACE DR; small business)
    $43,919 with Army for ADP Support Equipment. Signed on 2005-09-27. Completion date: 2005-09-30.
  • PRINCESS BAYSIDE MANAGEMENT CO (4801 COASTAL HWY; small business)
    $31,103 with Army for Lease or Rental of Facilities -- Other Residential Buildings. Signed on 2000-07-10. Completion date: 2000-06-06.
  • ARMSTRONG CONSULTING (#203 SEA PALMS, 14 - 45TH; small business) : $28,393 in 3 contracts from 2004 to 2005
    $9,606 with Air Force for Other Energy -- Basic Research (R&D). Signed on 2005-05-26. Completion date: 2005-09-30.
    $9,401, same as above. Signed on 2004-03-03. Completion date: 2004-08-02.
    $9,386, same as above. Signed on 2004-08-05. Completion date: 2004-10-29.
  • STOWAWAY GRAND HOTEL (2100 BALTIMORE AVE; small business)
    $3,500 with Army for Lodging - Hotel/Motel. Signed on 2003-10-31. Completion date: 2003-11-02.

Top industries in this zip code by the number of employees in 2005:

  • Accommodation and Food Services: Full-Service Restaurants (100-249 employees: 2 establishments, 50-99 employees: 6 establishments, 20-49 employees: 28 establishments, 10-19 employees: 25 establishments, 5-9 employees: 12 establishments, 1-4 employees: 41 establishments)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Hotels (except Casino Hotels) and Motels (100-249: 2, 50-99: 6, 20-49: 11, 10-19: 6, 5-9: 15, 1-4: 41)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Limited-Service Restaurants (20-49: 5, 10-19: 6, 5-9: 10, 1-4: 39)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Food Service Contractors (250-499: 1, 10-19: 1)
  • Real Estate and Rental and Leasing: Offices of Real Estate Agents and Brokers (20-49: 3, 10-19: 2, 5-9: 8, 1-4: 41)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) (100-249: 1, 20-49: 1, 10-19: 1, 5-9: 4, 1-4: 8)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Snack and Nonalcoholic Beverage Bars (100-249: 1, 10-19: 3, 5-9: 3, 1-4: 9)
  • Construction: Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors (50-99: 1, 20-49: 3, 10-19: 1, 5-9: 4, 1-4: 5)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

People in group quarters in 2010:

  • 18 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 10 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
  • 2 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 6 people in military barracks, etc.

Fatal accident statistics in 2013:

  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 1
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1

Fatal accident statistics in 2012:

  • Fatal accident count: 3
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 3
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
  • Fatalities: 3
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 3
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 3
Most common first names in zip code 21842 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William12072.5 years
John11072.2 years
Mary8276.4 years
James7071.1 years
Charles6872.9 years
Robert6170.9 years
Joseph5474.7 years
George4775.3 years
Margaret4080.6 years
Elizabeth3877.8 years
Most common last names in zip code 21842 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith2274.0 years
Jones2278.3 years
Davis2177.6 years
Bunting1775.2 years
Cropper1578.7 years
Taylor1577.6 years
Savage1380.7 years
Hudson1371.1 years
Hastings1378.1 years
Brown1278.1 years
Businesses in zip code 21842
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven6IZOD1
AT&T2JoS. A. Bank1
Ace Hardware1KFC1
Aeropostale1Marriott1
Applebee's1Marshalls1
Baskin-Robbins4MasterBrand Cabinets3
Bath & Body Works1McDonald's2
Bed Bath & Beyond1Nike7
Best Western1Outback1
Blockbuster1Outback 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
Dressbarn1Starbucks1
Dunkin Donuts3Subway4
Econo Lodge1Superfresh2
Famous Footwear1T-Mobile2
FedEx7Taco Bell1
GNC2True Value1
GameStop1U-Haul2
Gap1UPS6
Hilton1Vans1
Holiday Inn3Wendy's1
Howard Johnson2World Gym1
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