Ocean View, Delaware

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Ocean View, Delaware

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High Points

Ocean View strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Delaware):

Category Trophy
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Ocean View Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Ocean View People in Middle Class or Better
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Ocean View Well-Paid Single Women
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Ocean View College Educated Adults
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Ocean View Well-Paid Single Men
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Ocean View Public Transportation Use

Comparative Profile of Ocean View, Delaware

Comparing Ocean View to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Delaware (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 10 9
Senior Citizens 10 9
Well-Paid Single Women 9 8
Well-Paid Single Men 9 7
Female Share of the Population 6 4
Racial Diversity 6 1
Male Share of the Population 5 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 10
Average Household Size 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 10 10
People in Middle Class or Better 10 10
College Educated Adults 9 9
Median Family Income 9 8

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 10
Public Transportation Use 9 6
Walking and Biking to Work 8 6
Short Commute Times 3 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 9
Housing Recently Built 10 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 5
People Living Alone 4 3
Affordability of Rents 2 3
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 3 6
Low Property Crime 2 4

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Ocean View Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 65 miles S of Vineland, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 97 miles S of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County Sussex
Standard Zip Codes 19967, 19970
Phone Area Codes 302
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.545
Longitude -75.089

Ocean View Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station LEWES
Distance 15.5 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 45 F
Apr Temp 44 to 65 F
Jul Temp 68 to 86 F
Oct Temp 50 to 69 F
Annual Precip 46 inches
Distance 20.4 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 44 F
Apr Temp 41 to 64 F
Jul Temp 65 to 87 F
Oct Temp 45 to 68 F
Annual Precip 45.3 inches
Station SNOW HILL 4 N
Distance 26.8 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 47 F
Apr Temp 43 to 68 F
Jul Temp 66 to 88 F
Oct Temp 46 to 71 F
Annual Precip 46.1 inches
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Ocean View Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,006 100%
Male 481 47.8%
Female 525 52.2%
Under 18 161 16%
18+ 845 84%
65+ 279 27.7%
Median Age 50.6
Average Family Size 2.61
White 980 97.4%
African-American 11 1.1%
Asian 5 0.5%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.2%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 8 0.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 12 1.2%

Estimated Ocean View Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,094
Growth 88
Growth % 8.7%

Ocean View Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Irish 24%
English 18.6%
German 14.4%
Italian 9%
US/American 8.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.3%
French (except Basque) 4%
Polish 3.8%
Scottish 2.9%
Welsh 1.3%
Dutch 1.2%
Scotch-Irish 1%
Swedish 0.7%
Greek 0.7%
Celtic 0.6%
Hungarian 0.6%
Ukrainian 0.5%
European 0.5%
Norwegian 0.5%
Austrian 0.4%
Slovak 0.4%
Czech 0.2%
Danish 0.2%
Romanian 0.2%
Russian 0.2%
Northern European 0.2%
Lithuanian 0.2%
Finnish 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Ocean View, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Clarksville (19970)
Oceanview (19970)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Ocean View 1,006 $52,125
Bethany Beach 903 $67,500
Dagsboro 519 $43,750
Fenwick Island 342 $68,750
Frankford 714 $35,729
Millville 259 $45,417
Selbyville 1,645 $41,522
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