Ocean City, New Jersey

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Population in 2017: 11,206 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -27.1%
Males: 5,198  (46.4%)
Females: 6,008  (53.6%)
Median resident age:

54.9 years
New Jersey median age:

39.8 years

Zip codes: 08226.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $71,085 (it was $44,158 in 2000)
Ocean City:

$71,085
NJ:

$80,088

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $51,683 (it was $33,217 in 2000)

Ocean City city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $464,083 (it was $215,200 in 2000)
Ocean City:

$464,083
NJ:

$334,900

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $718,853; detached houses: $796,780; townhouses or other attached units: $711,394; in 2-unit structures: over $1,000,000; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $588,982; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $327,585

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,102.

March 2019 cost of living index in Ocean City: 104.1 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 10.0%
(5.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 32.8% for Black residents, 27.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 22.0% for other race residents, 70.4% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Ocean City, NJ (2010)
    • 10,45589.4%White alone
    • 6435.5%Hispanic
    • 3593.1%Black alone
    • 1431.2%Two or more races
    • 800.7%Asian alone
    • 100.09%Other race alone
    • 80.07%American Indian alone
    • 30.03%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of New Jersey and other state lists, there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Ocean City, New Jersey as of January 19, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Ocean City is 3,822 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Ocean City by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.9)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(19.9)
8
(54.0)
3
(20.4)
4
(27.2)
1
(8.5)
1
(8.6)
3
(26.1)
0
(0.0)
2
(17.7)
1
(8.9)
3
(26.6)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
13
(83.7)
4
(26.1)
19
(126.2)
6
(40.5)
6
(40.9)
9
(61.1)
1
(8.5)
1
(8.6)
3
(26.1)
3
(26.3)
4
(35.4)
5
(44.3)
2
(17.7)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
15
(96.5)
19
(123.8)
6
(39.8)
17
(114.8)
16
(108.9)
14
(95.1)
20
(170.4)
13
(111.3)
6
(52.3)
10
(87.8)
4
(35.4)
8
(70.9)
6
(53.2)
5
(44.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
152
(978.1)
182
(1,186)
183
(1,215)
138
(932.3)
178
(1,212)
189
(1,284)
111
(945.5)
88
(753.7)
88
(767.0)
84
(737.4)
64
(566.6)
58
(513.9)
34
(301.4)
33
(296.3)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
805
(5,180)
852
(5,553)
961
(6,382)
747
(5,047)
668
(4,549)
700
(4,754)
468
(3,986)
388
(3,323)
346
(3,016)
384
(3,371)
409
(3,621)
306
(2,711)
350
(3,103)
249
(2,236)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
14
(90.1)
8
(52.1)
9
(59.8)
7
(47.3)
5
(34.0)
5
(34.0)
2
(17.0)
2
(17.1)
6
(52.3)
7
(61.4)
2
(17.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.9)
1
(9.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
3
(19.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(13.6)
1
(6.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)327.3341.9406.9349.3319.9341.8270.4218.7217.7216.8217.8179.0200.9119.9

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Ocean City, NJ

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 72 (59 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

5.30
New Jersey average:

3.55
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Ancestries: Irish (20.7%), Italian (18.1%), German (8.5%), American (6.9%), English (4.2%), Polish (3.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1897

Elevation: 6 feet

Land area: 6.92 square miles.

Population density: 1,620 people per square mile   (low).

Ocean City, New Jersey map

935 residents are foreign born (4.7% Latin America, 2.0% Europe, 1.1% Asia).

This city:

8.3%
New Jersey:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $4,659 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $5,166 (0.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Vineland, NJ (26.9 miles , pop. 56,271).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Philadelphia, PA (58.6 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Somers Point, NJ (1.9 miles ),
Longport borough, NJ (2.2 miles ),
Linwood, NJ (2.4 miles ),
Strathmere, NJ (2.4 miles),
Margate City, NJ (2.5 miles ),
Northfield, NJ (2.7 miles ),
Ventnor City, NJ (2.8 miles ),
Corbin City, NJ (3.0 miles )

Latitude: 39.27 N, Longitude: 74.59 W

Ocean City nicknames or aliases (official or unofficial): America's Greatest Family Resort, A Moral Seaside Resort

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,579 (+14.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,616 (35.0%)

Area code: 609

Distribution of median household income in Ocean City, NJ in 2017
Distribution of house value in Ocean City, NJ in 2017
Ocean City satellite photo by USGS

Ocean City tourist attractions:

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 45 buildings, average cost: $82,000
  • 1998: 52 buildings, average cost: $91,100
  • 1999: 66 buildings, average cost: $97,200
  • 2000: 95 buildings, average cost: $146,700
  • 2001: 60 buildings, average cost: $257,700
  • 2002: 89 buildings, average cost: $256,800
  • 2003: 96 buildings, average cost: $270,600
  • 2004: 117 buildings, average cost: $267,900
  • 2005: 154 buildings, average cost: $298,200
  • 2006: 81 buildings, average cost: $413,900
  • 2007: 65 buildings, average cost: $336,200
  • 2008: 52 buildings, average cost: $390,800
  • 2009: 26 buildings, average cost: $447,900
  • 2010: 29 buildings, average cost: $360,100
  • 2011: 35 buildings, average cost: $401,800
  • 2012: 44 buildings, average cost: $450,200
  • 2013: 100 buildings, average cost: $297,800
  • 2014: 113 buildings, average cost: $346,800
  • 2015: 107 buildings, average cost: $398,800
  • 2016: 101 buildings, average cost: $380,200
  • 2017: 87 buildings, average cost: $396,400
Number of permits per 10,000 Ocean City, NJ residents
Average permit cost in Ocean City, NJ
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

11.5%
New Jersey:

4.1%
Historical population in Ocean City, NJ
Historical housing units in Ocean City, NJ
Most common industries in Ocean City, NJ (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (11.6%)
  • Educational services (10.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (9.1%)
  • Construction (7.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.3%)
  • Public administration (5.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (11.7%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (10.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.2%)
  • Educational services (7.9%)
  • Public administration (7.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (7.2%)
  • Health care (5.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (18.2%)
  • Educational services (14.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (7.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.3%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (5.0%)
  • Construction (3.5%)
Most common occupations in Ocean City, NJ (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.5%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (4.2%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.7%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.9%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.8%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (4.3%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (2.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (4.2%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4.2%)

Average climate in Ocean City, New Jersey

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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

Ocean City, New Jersey environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 61.5. This is better than average.

City:

61.5
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.0866. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0866
U.S.:

1.7894
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 30.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.5
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.85. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 11.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.85
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Ocean City-area historical tornado activity is below New Jersey state average. It is 57% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/21/1983, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 32.6 miles away from the Ocean City city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 7/21/1987, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 5.9 miles away from the city center injured 3 people and caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Ocean City-area historical earthquake activity is near New Jersey state average. It is 88% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 106.3 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 105.0 miles away from Ocean City center
On 8/22/1992 at 12:20:32, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 3.8 MS, 4.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 229.4 miles away from the city center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 324.5 miles away from Ocean City center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 213.6 miles away from Ocean City center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 342.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Cape May County (27) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 10

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Hurricanes: 7, Floods: 6, Snowstorms: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Blizzards: 2, Heavy Rains: 2, Water Shortages: 2, Winds: 2, Tropical Depression: 1, Other: 2 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Ocean City topographic map

Main business address for: OCEAN SHORE HOLDING CO (SAVINGS INSTITUTION, FEDERALLY CHARTERED).

Hospitals and medical centers in Ocean City:

  • SHORES AT WESLEY MANOR, THE (2201 BAY AVENUE)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Ocean City:

  • OCEAN POINT HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; SOMERS POINT, NJ)
  • LIBERTY LINWOOD DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 6 miles away; LINWOOD, NJ)
  • LINWOOD CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; LINWOOD, NJ)
  • SHORE MEM HOSP REGIONAL DIALYSIS UNIT (Dialysis Facility, about 7 miles away; NORTHFIELD, NJ)
  • ATLANTIC CO HME ANNEX (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; NORTHFIELD, NJ)
  • OUR LADYS RESIDENCE (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; PLEASANTVILLE, NJ)
  • MEADOWVIEW NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; NORTHFIELD, NJ)

Airports located in Ocean City:

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

  • Atlantic Cape Community College (about 15 miles; Mays Landing, NJ; Full-time enrollment: 5,392)
  • The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey (about 17 miles; Galloway, NJ; FT enrollment: 8,360)
  • Cumberland County College (about 28 miles; Vineland, NJ; FT enrollment: 2,898)
  • Rowan University (about 42 miles; Glassboro, NJ; FT enrollment: 10,632)
  • Camden County College (about 44 miles; Blackwood, NJ; FT enrollment: 9,901)
  • Gloucester County College (about 46 miles; Sewell, NJ; FT enrollment: 5,490)
  • Burlington County College (about 49 miles; Pemberton, NJ; FT enrollment: 7,928)

Public high school in Ocean City:

  • PROJECT TEACH - MONMOUTH (Location: 1076 WAYSIDE ROAD, Grades: 9-12)

Private high schools in Ocean City:

  • HILLEL YESHIVA SCHOOL (Students: 681, Location: 1025 DEAL RD, Grades: PK-12)
  • ILAN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 130, Location: 1200 ROSELD AVE, Grades: 9-12, Girls only)
  • SCHROTH SCHOOL (Students: 50, Location: 1701 KNEELEY BLVD, Grades: UG-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Ocean City:

  • WAYSIDE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 661, Location: 733 BOWNE ROAD, Grades: PK-4)
  • TOWNSHIP OF OCEAN INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL (Location: 1200 WEST PARK AVENUE, Grades: 5-8)
See full list of schools located in Ocean City

Library in Ocean City:

  • OCEAN CITY FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $4,254,860; Location: 1735 SIMPSON AVENUE; 98,684 books; 180 e-books; 9,141 audio materials; 10,933 video materials; 10 local licensed databases; 22 state licensed databases; 5 other licensed databases; 277 print serial subscriptions; 50 electronic serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Ocean City: Ocean City Fire and Rescue Services Department Station 3 (A), Ocean City Fire and Rescue Services Department Station 2 (B), Ocean City Fire and Rescue Services Department Headquarters (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Ocean City: OCEAN SHORE HOLDING CO (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creeks: Weakfish Creek (A), Beach Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Tourist attractions: Ocean City Historical Museum (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 1735 Simpson Avenue Suite 3) (1), Surf & Sand Beach Service (Recreation Areas; 1113 Haven Ave) (2), Gillian's Island Water Park (Amusement & Theme Parks; Plymouth Place & Boardw) (3), Argo Amusements (Amusement & Theme Parks; 3349 Asbury Avenue) (4), Courses (Amusement & Theme Parks; 936 Boardwalk) (5), Goofy Golf (Amusement & Theme Parks; 920 Boardwalk) (6), Jilly's Arcade (Amusement & Theme Parks; 1168 Boardwalk) (7), 12th St Bike Rentals (Amusement & Theme Parks; 1168 Boardwalk) (8), Aquaport Arcade & Billards (Amusement & Theme Parks; 3349 Asbury Avenue) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Koo-Koo'S Nest Bed & Breakfast (615 Wesley Avenue) (1), Homestead Hotel (805 E 8th St) (2), Hotel Glen-Nor (1015 Central Avenue) (3), Aslan's Garden A Believer's Bed and Breakfast (851 Seventh Street) (4), Ebbie Guest & Apartment House (820 East 6th Street) (5), Impala Island Inn (1001 Ocean Avenue) (6), Comfort Modauson Guest House (1st Street & Corinth) (7), Harbour Light Bicycle Rental (730 Moorlyn Terrace) (8), Days Inn Ocean City New Jersey (7th & Boardwalk) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Birthplace of: Kurt Loder - Film critic, Keith Andes - Actor, Maurice Catarcio - Professional wrestler, Walter Trout - Blues guitarist, Marla Adams - Actor.

Cape May County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.0 people
New Jersey:

2.7 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

52.4%
Whole state:

69.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

4.2%
Whole state:

5.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
59 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
4 people in other noninstitutional facilities in 2010

People in group quarters in Ocean City in 2000:

  • 154 people in nursing homes
  • 84 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 45 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 5 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse

Banks with branches in Ocean City (2011 data):

  • Sturdy Savings Bank: Ocean City Branch at 101 East 34th Street, branch established on 2007/04/16; Asbury Avenue Branch at 661 Asbury Avenue, branch established on 2009/04/27. Info updated 2009/04/06: Bank assets: $542.0 mil, Deposits: $452.2 mil, headquarters in Stone Harbor, NJ, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices
  • Bank of America, National Association: Ocean City Branch at 3336 Simpson Avenue, branch established on 1985/06/30. 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
  • PNC Bank, National Association: Ocean City Branch at 900 Central Avenue, branch established on 1971/08/31. 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
  • Fox Chase Bank: Ocean City Branch at 921 West Ave, branch established on 2000/02/22. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $1,018.1 mil, Deposits: $699.8 mil, headquarters in Hatboro, PA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 11 total offices
  • Cape Bank: Ocean City Branch at 10th & Asbury Avenue, branch established on 1923/01/01. Info updated 2010/06/23: Bank assets: $1,071.9 mil, Deposits: $778.0 mil, headquarters in Cape May Court House, NJ, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 15 total offices
  • Ocean City Home Bank: at 1001 Asbury Ave, branch established on 1912/01/01. Info updated 2011/08/15: Bank assets: $986.5 mil, Deposits: $763.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 15 total offices
  • TD Bank, National Association: Ocean City Branch at 101 East Ninth Street, branch established on 1988/02/26. Info updated 2010/10/04: Bank assets: $188,912.6 mil, Deposits: $153,149.8 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, 1314 total offices, Holding Company: Toronto-Dominion Bank, The
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Ocean City West Avenue at 1300 West Avenue, branch established on 1955/06/27. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company

For population 15 years and over in Ocean City:

Marital status in Ocean City, NJ
  • Never married: 25.2%
  • Now married: 55.2%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 8.4%
  • Divorced: 9.5%

For population 25 years and over in Ocean City:

  • High school or higher: 94.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 47.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 18.3%
  • Unemployed: 6.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.0
New Jersey average:

12.4

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Ocean City
Presidential Elections Results

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Neighborhoods in Ocean City:

(Ocean City, New Jersey Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Ocean City, NJ (based on Cape May County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic35,54114
Mainline Protestant9,21545
Evangelical Protestant6,82230
Black Protestant7197
Orthodox5001
Other3394
None44,129-
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: 38
Cape May County:

3.94 / 10,000 pop.
New Jersey:

2.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 29
Cape May County:

3.01 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.76 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
This county:

1.14 / 10,000 pop.
New Jersey:

0.81 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 238
Cape May County:

24.71 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.15 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Cape May County:

10.0%
State:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

25.1%
New Jersey:

23.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.6%
New Jersey:

18.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

53.5%
State:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

50.5%
New Jersey:

47.4%

Average BMI:
Ocean City:

28.4
New Jersey:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Ocean City:

19.7%
New Jersey:

20.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

10.2%
New Jersey:

11.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

7.0
New Jersey:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

35.8%
New Jersey:

33.6%

General health condition:
Ocean City:

57.4%
New Jersey:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

76.6%
New Jersey:

79.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Ocean City, NJ Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 74$562,172$91,1637$5,359
Firefighters 67$546,061$97,8020$0
Financial Administration 60$418,217$83,64324$59,082
Streets and Highways 57$323,470$68,0995$6,167
Police - Other 15$52,583$42,06610$10,642
Solid Waste Management 9$54,328$72,4371$1,876
Judicial and Legal 8$52,005$78,0082$2,713
Local Libraries 8$44,133$66,20021$45,913
Other Government Administration 7$27,253$46,7190$0
Parks and Recreation 5$38,852$93,24562$71,650
Housing and Community Development (Local) 4$11,178$33,5341$775
Welfare 1$5,928$71,1361$2,223
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Transit 0$0 0$0
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Airports 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 315$2,136,180$81,378134$206,400

Ocean City government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $18,155,000 ($1620.11)
    Parks and Recreation: $750,000 ($66.93)
    General Public Buildings: $230,000 ($20.52)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $21,488,000 ($1917.54)
    Police Protection: $7,630,000 ($680.89)
    Local Fire Protection: $6,745,000 ($601.91)
    Libraries: $3,838,000 ($342.50)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,792,000 ($338.39)
    Solid Waste Management: $3,660,000 ($326.61)
    Financial Administration: $2,337,000 ($208.55)
    Central Staff Services: $1,311,000 ($116.99)
    General Public Buildings: $1,265,000 ($112.89)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,221,000 ($108.96)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $884,000 ($78.89)
    Housing and Community Development: $581,000 ($51.85)
    Parking Facilities: $392,000 ($34.98)
    Health - Other: $371,000 ($33.11)
    Regular Highways: $342,000 ($30.52)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,100,000 ($187.40)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $1,761,000 ($157.15)
    Police Protection: $60,000 ($5.35)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $28,719,000 ($2562.82)

Ocean City government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Parks and Recreation: $5,271,000 ($470.37)
    Parking Facilities: $3,031,000 ($270.48)
    Other: $992,000 ($88.52)
    Housing and Community Development: $277,000 ($24.72)
    Air Transportation: $155,000 ($13.83)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $971,000 ($86.65)
    Housing and Community Development: $581,000 ($51.85)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $223,000 ($19.90)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $420,000 ($37.48)
    General Revenue - Other: $337,000 ($30.07)
    Rents: $213,000 ($19.01)
    Donations From Private Sources: $53,000 ($4.73)
    Interest Earnings: $13,000 ($1.16)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $2,722,000 ($242.91)
    General Local Government Support: $2,146,000 ($191.50)
  • Tax - Property: $52,476,000 ($4682.85)
    Other License: $2,597,000 ($231.75)

Ocean City government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $59,450,000 ($5305.19)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $51,011,000 ($4552.11)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,438,000 ($752.99)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $40,150,000 ($3582.90)
    Beginning: $27,525,000 ($2456.27)

Ocean City government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $16,814,000 ($1500.45)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $13,811,000 ($1232.46)

5.36% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($69,256 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.36%
New Jersey average:

5.43%

0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($247 average AGI)
Cape May County:

0.06%
New Jersey average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Atlantic County, NJ  0.84% ($55,545 average AGI)
from Philadelphia County, PA  0.38% ($60,667)
from Camden County, NJ  0.37% ($97,832)


5.68% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($61,971 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.68%
New Jersey average:

6.14%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($260 average AGI)
Cape May County:

0.07%
New Jersey average:

0.07%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Atlantic County, NJ  0.92% ($47,930 average AGI)
to Philadelphia County, PA  0.32% ($41,145)
to Gloucester County, NJ  0.21% ($61,798)
Businesses in Ocean City, NJ
NameCountNameCount
Blockbuster1MasterBrand Cabinets5
CVS2McDonald's1
Chevrolet1New Balance1
Cricket Wireless1Nike1
DHL1Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen1Rite Aid1
Dunkin Donuts1Superfresh1
FedEx4True Value1
H&R Block1UPS7

Strongest AM radio stations in Ocean City:

  • WIBG (1020 AM; daytime; 2 kW; OCEAN CITY/SOMERS PO, NJ; Owner: ENRICO S. BRANCADORA)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WPHT (1210 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WPEN (950 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WZZD (990 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • KYW (1060 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WNWR (1540 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA)
  • WOND (1400 AM; 1 kW; PLEASANTVILLE, NJ; Owner: SOUTH JERSEY RADIO, INC.)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
  • WMID (1340 AM; 1 kW; ATLANTIC CITY, NJ; Owner: EQUITY COMMUNICATIONS, L.P.)
  • WKXW (1450 AM; 1 kW; ATLANTIC CITY, NJ; Owner: MILLENNIUM ATLANTIC CITY LICENSE HOLDCO, LLC)
  • WOR (710 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ocean City:

  • WXGN (90.5 FM; EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, NJ; Owner: JOY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKOE (106.3 FM; OCEAN CITY, NJ; Owner: OCEAN COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WTKU (98.3 FM; OCEAN CITY, NJ; Owner: SOUTH JERSEY RADIO, INC.)
  • WJSE (102.7 FM; PETERSBURG, NJ; Owner: PARINELLO ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WIXM (97.3 FM; MILLVILLE, NJ; Owner: MILLENNIUM ATLANTIC CITY II LICENSE HOLDCO, LLC)
  • WTTH (96.1 FM; MARGATE CITY, NJ; Owner: EQUITY COMMUNICATIONS, L.P.)
  • WRTQ (91.3 FM; OCEAN CITY, NJ; Owner: TEMPLE U. OF THE COMMONWEALTH SYSTEM)
  • WMGM (103.7 FM; ATLANTIC CITY, NJ; Owner: SOUTH JERSEY RADIO, INC.)
  • WFPG-FM (96.9 FM; ATLANTIC CITY, NJ; Owner: MILLENNIUM ATLANTIC CITY LICENSE HOLDCO, LLC)
  • WZBZ (99.3 FM; PLEASANTVILLE, NJ; Owner: EQUITY COMMUNICATIONS, L.P.)
  • WAYV (95.1 FM; ATLANTIC CITY, NJ; Owner: EQUITY COMMUNICATIONS, L.P.)
  • WPUR (107.3 FM; ATLANTIC CITY, NJ; Owner: MILLENNIUM ATLANTIC CITY LICENSE HOLDCO, LLC)
  • WZXL (100.7 FM; WILDWOOD, NJ; Owner: EQUITY COMMUNICATIONS, L.P.)
  • WOJZ (104.9 FM; EGG HARBOR CITY, NJ; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF EGG HARBOR LICENSEE, L.L.C.)
  • WWZK (94.3 FM; AVALON, NJ; Owner: COASTAL BROADCASTING SYSTEMS, INC.)
  • WNJN-FM (89.7 FM; ATLANTIC CITY, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC BCSNTG AUTHORITY)
  • WGBZ (105.5 FM; CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE, NJ; Owner: EQUITY COMMUNICATIONS, L.P.)
  • WNJS-FM (88.1 FM; BERLIN, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WNJZ (90.3 FM; CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WWCJ (89.1 FM; CAPE MAY, NJ; Owner: MERCER COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around Ocean City:

  • WQAV-LP (Channel 34; ATLANTIC CITY, NJ; Owner: ASIAVISION, INC.)
  • W60CX (Channel 60; ATLANTIC CITY, NJ; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WMGM-TV (Channel 40; WILDWOOD, NJ; Owner: SOUTH JERSEY RADIO, INC.)
  • W07CE (Channel 7; ATLANTIC CITY, ETC., NJ; Owner: SOUTH JERSEY RADIO, INC.)
  • WWSI (Channel 62; ATLANTIC CITY, NJ; Owner: HISPANIC BROADCASTERS OF PHILADELPHIA, L.L.C.)
  • WUVP (Channel 65; VINELAND, NJ; Owner: UNIVISION PHILADELPHIA LLC)
  • WMCN-TV (Channel 53; ATLANTIC CITY, NJ; Owner: LENFEST BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WNJS (Channel 23; CAMDEN, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WPSJ-LP (Channel 8; HAMMONTON, ETC., NJ; Owner: ENGLE BROADCASTING)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Ocean City fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 13Number of bridges
  • 902ft / 275mTotal length
  • 130,708Total average daily traffic
  • 5,688Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Ocean City, NJ - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 61950-1959
  • 31960-1969
  • 11990-1999
  • 32010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Ocean City, NJ
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
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 Value
LOANS ORIGINATED6$339,167524$356,9271,305$326,97833$195,9091,476$339,4360$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$417,00026$427,500101$308,8321$400,000104$350,1730$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED3$282,33349$381,020313$340,16320$137,450254$332,0280$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$164,00063$452,127231$330,5894$925,500223$379,1571$300,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$015$457,33354$321,1111$120,00048$384,7290$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0201.01 , 0201.02, 0202.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED9$347,88912$315,83316$327,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED4$369,2501$417,0003$376,667
APPLICATIONS DENIED7$350,0002$315,0001$414,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$414,0000$01$414,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$488,0000$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0201.01 , 0201.02, 0202.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Ocean City, NJ
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Ocean City, NJ - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 96
  • Hazardous Condition: 252
  • Service Call: 2
  • Good Intent Call: 1
Fire incident types in Ocean City, NJ

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Ocean City, NJ
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Ocean City, NJ
  • 75.0%Utility gas
  • 21.1%Electricity
  • 1.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Wood
  • 0.2%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Ocean City, NJ
  • 56.4%Utility gas
  • 38.9%Electricity
  • 1.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.3%Other fuel
  • 0.3%No fuel used


Ocean City compared to New Jersey state average:

  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Ocean City on our top lists:

  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most local government spending on current operations of libraries per resident (population 10,000+)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the biggest property tax revenues per resident (population 10,000+)"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage population decrease from 2000 (population 5,000+)"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of police officers per 1000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most local government spending on current operations of parks and recreation per resident (population 10,000+)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the biggest local government total salary and wages expenses per resident (population 10,000+)"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people taking a bicycle to work (population 5,000+)"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 100 cities with declining populations from 2000 to 2014 (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 cities where residents moved in more then 10 years ago (10,000+ households)"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the smallest percentage of one, detached housing units in structures (20,000+ housing units)"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: food preparation and serving related occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest average weight of females"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
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