Ocean City, Maryland Population 2020

6,889
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Ocean City is a city located in Maryland. With a 2020 population of 6,889, it is the 30th largest city in Maryland and the 3982nd largest city in the United States. Ocean City is currently declining at a rate of -0.28% annually and its population has decreased by -3.00% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 7,102 in 2010. Ocean City reached it's highest population of 7,173 in 2000. Spanning over 10 miles, Ocean City has a population density of 1,520 people per square mile.

The average household income in Ocean City is $78,774 with a poverty rate of 7.37%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,046 per month, and the median house value is $290,900. The median age in Ocean City is 56.4 years, 53.2 years for males, and 59.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 107.5 males.

Ocean City Demographics

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

  • White: 95.16%
  • Two or more races: 2.98%
  • Black or African American: 1.53%
  • Asian: 0.30%
  • Other race: 0.03%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Ocean City, Maryland is 6,889, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 6,927.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 7,102.

Ocean City, Maryland Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White6,65295.16%
Two or More Races2082.98%
Black or African American1071.53%
Asian210.30%
Some Other Race20.03%
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Ocean City Population Pyramid 2020

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Ocean City Median Age

56.4


Total

53.2


Male

59.5


Female

Ocean City Adults

There are 6,525 adults, (2,365 of whom are seniors) in Ocean City.

Ocean City Age Dependency

68

Age Dependency Ratio

56.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

11.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Ocean City Sex Ratio

Female

3,369

48.20%

Male

3,621

51.80%

Ocean City Households and Families

Ocean City Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Ocean City Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83.4%16.6%
Female80.9%19.1%
All73.6%26.4%
Non Family67.7%32.3%
Male44.5%55.5%

73.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,5851.9373.6
Non Family1,9401.367.7
Married1,3622.4883.4
Female1733.480.9
Male1103.9344.5

2.65

Average Family Size

1.93

Average Household Size

4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Ocean City Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2333.90%
9th to 12th Grade3475.81%
High School Graduate1,71628.73%
Some College1,34222.47%
Associates Degree4357.28%
Bachelors Degree1,21520.34%
Graduate Degree68511.47%
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Ocean City Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White5,4635,0581,759
Hispanic28515968
Multiple Races1099437
Black966221
Asian202015
Other Race22

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 75.00%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,133$36,302$25,571
Less Than High School$16,533$16,517$16,667
High School Grad$27,845$33,454$14,931
Some College$29,773$40,216$20,750
Bachelors Degree$36,875$40,878$35,286
Graduate Degree$56,146$97,000$51,477

$31,133

Average Earnings

$36,302

Average Male

$25,571

Average Female

Ocean City Language

Ocean City Language by Age

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Ocean City Language

91.99% of Ocean City residents speak only English, while 8.01% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 4.19% of the population.

Ocean City Poverty

Ocean City Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White6,2364507.22%
Black1024140.20%
Hispanic39892.26%
Multiple15096.00%

7.37%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.79%

Male Poverty Rate

6.92%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ocean City

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ocean City is Black, with 40.20% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ocean City is Hispanic, with 2.26% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.12%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.67%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 10.28%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School18.79%
High School5.78%
Bachelors or Greater5.69%
Some College5.42%
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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed30.60%
Female Unemployed7.81%
Female Employed5.56%
Male Employed2.93%

Ocean City Income

Ocean City Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$54,667$78,774
Families$72,599$106,337
Married Families$75,543-
Non Families$39,649$54,953
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Ocean City Marital Status

Ocean City Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

46.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.9%

Male Marriage Rate

47.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Ocean City Married by Age and Sex

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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 55-64.

Ocean City Marital Status by Race

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Ocean City Veterans

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647

Number of Veterans

638

Male Veterans

9

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam264
Korea97
World War II69
First Gulf War63
Second Gulf War49
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Age Group Veterans
75+313
65 to 74186
35 to 5469
55 to 6464
18 to 3415
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Name Veterans % of Total
White62710.04%
2 or More138.67%
Hispanic82.61%
Black54.95%
Other2100.00%

Ocean City Veterans by Education

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8.44%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.51%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ocean City Employment Status

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56.2%

Labor Force Participation

52.3%

Employment Rate

6.7%

Unemployment Rate

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Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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48.61%

Born in Maryland

91.70%

Native Born

8.30%

Foreign Born

4.15%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

91.70% of Ocean City residents were born in the United States, with 48.61% having been born in Maryland. 4.15% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20206,889-19-0.28%
20196,908-19-0.27%
20186,927-27-0.39%
20176,954-19-0.27%
20166,973-47-0.67%
20157,020-39-0.55%
20147,059-8-0.11%
20137,067-16-0.23%
20127,083-12-0.17%
20117,095-11-0.15%
20107,106-67-0.09%
20007,1732,0273.38%
19905,1462000.40%
19804,9460.00%