West Ocean City, Maryland Population 2024

5,246

West Ocean City is a city located in Worcester County Maryland. West Ocean City has a 2024 population of 5,246. West Ocean City is currently declining at a rate of annually and its population has increased by 12.55% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,661 in 2020.

The average household income in West Ocean City is $149,856 with a poverty rate of 9.73%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in West Ocean City is 46.3 years, 47 years for males, and 45.6 years for females.

West Ocean City Demographics

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

  • White: 86.07%
  • Black or African American: 6.29%
  • Two or more races: 5.39%
  • Asian: 1.6%
  • Other race: 0.55%
  • Native American: 0.1%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
3.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,388.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
12.55% (585)
The current population of West Ocean City, Maryland is 5,246 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 4,661.

West Ocean City, Maryland Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White4,51586.07%
Black or African American3306.29%
Two or more races2835.39%
Asian841.6%
Other race290.55%
Native American50.1%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

West Ocean City Population by Race

West Ocean City Population Pyramid 2024

West Ocean City Median Age

46.3

Total

47

Male

45.6

Female

West Ocean City Adults

There are 4,153 adults, (1,054 of whom are seniors) in West Ocean City.

West Ocean City Age Dependency

69.3

Age Dependency Ratio

34

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.3

Child Dependency Ratio

West Ocean City Sex Ratio

Female2,54748.55%
Male2,69951.45%

West Ocean City Population by Age

West Ocean City Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,2662.3176.123.9
Married1,0162.891.98.1
Non Family9331.3966.533.5
Female1683.115644
Male1493.8751.748.3
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2.88

Average Family Size

2.31

Average Household Size

76.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

West 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

West Ocean City Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

West 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 native american people with a rate of 100%.

West Ocean City Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$47,244

Average Earnings

$53,536

Average Male

$36,321

Average Female

West Ocean City Earnings by Educational Attainment

West Ocean City Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

West Ocean City Language

92.24% of West Ocean City residents speak only English, while 7.76% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 3.11% of the population.

West Ocean City Language

West Ocean City Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White4,5033778.37%
Asian845970.24%
Black3303811.52%
Multiple283186.36%
Other291758.62%
Hispanic14610.68%
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9.73%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.74%

Male Poverty Rate

8.65%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in West Ocean City

The race most likely to be in poverty in West Ocean City is Asian, with 70.24% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in West Ocean City is Hispanic, with 0.68% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.48%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.8%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.71%.

West Ocean City Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School14.98%
Less Than 9th Grade12.71%
Some College9.46%
Bachelors or Greater2.34%
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West Ocean City Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed26.09%
Female Unemployed6.76%
Female Employed5.73%
Male Employed4.56%
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West Ocean City Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

West Ocean City Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

West Ocean City Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

50.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.1%

Male Marriage Rate

48.7%

Female Marriage Rate

West Ocean City Married by Age and Sex

male

female

West Ocean City Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

West Ocean City Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

West Ocean City Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

369

Number of Veterans

362

Male Veterans

7

Female Veterans

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West Ocean City Veterans by War

count

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West Ocean City Veterans by Age

count

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West Ocean City Veterans by Race

West Ocean City Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

11.11%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.22%

Veteran Disability Rate

West Ocean City Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

70.2%

Labor Force Participation

63.2%

Employment Rate

10%

Unemployment Rate

West Ocean City Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

West Ocean City Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

West 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

54.48%

Born in West Ocean City

95.14%

Native Born

4.86%

Foreign Born

1.94%

Non Citizen

2.92%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.14% of West Ocean City residents were born in the United States, with 54.48% having been born in Maryland. 1.94% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

West Ocean City Place of Birth

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20245,246
20235,246
20225,246-41-0.78%
20215,28762613.43%
20204,6613518.14%
20194,310-9-0.21%
20184,3192004.86%
20174,119-80-1.91%
20164,199-355-7.8%
20154,554-32-0.7%
20144,586-47-1.01%
20134,6332856.55%
20124,348-104-2.34%
20114,452771.76%
20104,375
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West Ocean City Population by Year