Ocean City, Maryland Population 2024

6,897

Ocean City is a city located in Worcester County Maryland. Ocean City has a 2024 population of 6,897. Ocean City is currently declining at a rate of -0.13% annually but its population has increased by 0.77% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 6,844 in 2020.

The average household income in Ocean City is $105,363 with a poverty rate of 8.79%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Ocean City is 55.5 years, 55.6 years for males, and 55.3 years for females.

Ocean City Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Ocean City was:

  • White: 90.9%
  • Other race: 4%
  • Two or more races: 3.15%
  • Black or African American: 1.09%
  • Asian: 0.77%
  • Native American: 0.09%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
4.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,522.20/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
0.77% (53)
The current population of Ocean City, Maryland is 6,897 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 6,844.

Ocean City, Maryland Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White6,25390.9%
Other race2754%
Two or more races2173.15%
Black or African American751.09%
Asian530.77%
Native American60.09%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Other race

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Ocean City Population by Race

Ocean City Population Pyramid 2024

Ocean City Median Age

55.5

Total

55.6

Male

55.3

Female

Ocean City Adults

There are 6,213 adults, (2,341 of whom are seniors) in Ocean City.

Ocean City Age Dependency

77.7

Age Dependency Ratio

60.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

17.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Ocean City Sex Ratio

Female3,75654.6%
Male3,12345.4%

Ocean City Population by Age

Ocean City Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3,8251.7872.927.1
Non Family1,9651.1366.933.1
Married1,3992.4683.116.9
Female4172.546436
Male442.481000
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2.44

Average Family Size

1.78

Average Household Size

72.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Ocean City Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Ocean City Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Ocean City Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

Ocean City Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$42,635

Average Earnings

$46,808

Average Male

$34,768

Average Female

Ocean City Earnings by Educational Attainment

Ocean City Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Ocean City Language

85.7% of Ocean City residents speak only English, while 14.3% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 7.35% of the population.

Ocean City Language

Ocean City Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White5,9705008.38%
Hispanic5886611.22%
Black711216.9%
Asian521121.15%
Other26493.41%
Multiple21741.84%
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8.79%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.13%

Male Poverty Rate

7.67%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ocean City

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ocean City is Asian, with 21.15% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ocean City is Multiple, with 1.84% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.56%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.01%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 11.24%.

Ocean City Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School13.47%
Less Than 9th Grade11.19%
Some College6.42%
Bachelors or Greater5.75%
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Ocean City Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed30%
Male Employed7.75%
Female Employed5.26%
Male Unemployed
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Ocean City Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Ocean City Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Ocean City Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

47.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.5%

Male Marriage Rate

40.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Ocean City Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Ocean City Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is Over 65.

Ocean City Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Ocean City Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

618

Number of Veterans

593

Male Veterans

25

Female Veterans

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Ocean City Veterans by War

count

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Ocean City Veterans by Age

count

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Ocean City Veterans by Race

Ocean City Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

6.08%

Veteran Poverty Rate

40.72%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ocean City Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

62.3%

Labor Force Participation

59.7%

Employment Rate

3.6%

Unemployment Rate

Ocean City Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Ocean City Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Ocean City Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

49.25%

Born in Ocean City

88.31%

Native Born

11.69%

Foreign Born

7.79%

Non Citizen

3.9%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

88.31% of Ocean City residents were born in the United States, with 49.25% having been born in Maryland. 7.79% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Ocean City Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20296,852-9-0.13%
20286,861-9-0.13%
20276,870-9-0.13%
20266,879-9-0.13%
20256,888-9-0.13%
20246,897-9-0.13%
20236,906-9-0.13%
20226,915-9-0.13%
20216,924801.17%
20206,844-98-1.41%
20196,94230.04%
20186,939-30-0.43%
20176,969-14-0.2%
20166,983-41-0.58%
20157,024-34-0.48%
20147,058-8-0.11%
20137,066-15-0.21%
20127,081-14-0.2%
20117,095-10-0.14%
20107,105-68-0.95%
20007,1732,02739.39%
19905,1462004.04%
19804,946
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Ocean City Population by Year