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Overview

Introduction to Ocean City, New Jersey

Ocean City, New Jersey, in Cape May county, is 28 miles SE of Vineland, New Jersey and 56 miles SE of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The city is located in the Atlantic - Cape May metropolitan area. Ocean City has a population of 15,378.

Ocean City History

This area was earlier known as Peck’s Beach. It was probably named after John Peck, a whaler who staged his whaling operation here. Ocean City was established on land that was a part of Upper Township. It was incorporated as a borough in May of 1884.

Ocean City and nearby Attractions

  • Ocean City Historical Museum
  • Gillian's Island Water Park
  • Goofy Golf
  • Ocean City Historical Museum
  • All Ways Memorial Park
  • Rock Point

Things To Do In Ocean City

Ocean City is renowned as a family beach resort. It has eight miles of beautiful, sandy beaches which have been rated among the best family beaches in America. Moreover, Ocean City has many other facilities for recreational activities, like a miniature golf courses, amusement rides, a water park, movie theatres, art galleries, restaurants and more.

Ocean City Transportation

The Atlantic City International Airport is a short drive away.

Ocean City Higher Education

There are several higher educational institutions around Ocean City, like Richard Stockton College, Atlantic Cape Community College and Rowan University.

People

Total Population 11,520
Male Share of the Population 47.1%
Female Share of the Population 52.9%
Senior Citizens 29.5%
Employed Population 16+ 5,306
Age of the Population 54

Families

% of people married 55.8%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 46.8%
Median Earnings25+ $45,222
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $10,938
Median Earnings With High School Degree $28,938

Wealth

Median Family Income $88,267
% Above Poverty Level 92.3%
% Below Poverty Level 7.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 28 minutes
% Working from Home 4.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 11.1%
% Using Public Transportation 1.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 39.5%
Median Gross Rent $1,076
Median House Value $566,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 15.2%
US/American 0%
English 13.9%
Irish 28.2%

Ocean City Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 28 miles SE of Vineland, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 56 miles SE of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County Cape May
Standard Zip Codes 08226
Phone Area Codes 609
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.277
Longitude -74.575

Ocean City Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station ATLANTIC CITY MARINA
Distance 10.5 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 41 F
Apr Temp 45 to 58 F
Jul Temp 70 to 81 F
Oct Temp 53 to 65 F
Annual Precip 38.3 inches
Station ATLANTIC CITY AP
Distance 11.9 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 41 F
Apr Temp 40 to 61 F
Jul Temp 65 to 85 F
Oct Temp 44 to 66 F
Annual Precip 40.5 inches
Station BELLEPLAIN ST FOREST
Distance 15.7 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 44 F
Apr Temp 38 to 66 F
Jul Temp 63 to 88 F
Oct Temp 43 to 70 F
Annual Precip 44.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Linwood 7,071 $108,565
Longport 949 $123,750
Margate City 6,343 $100,300
Northfield 8,616 $90,625
Somers Point 10,783 $63,988
Ventnor City 10,632 $64,318

Ocean City Public Libraries

Library
Ocean City Free Public Library
1735 SIMPSON AVENUE
Ocean City, New Jersey
(609) 399-2434
Library Web Site

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Ocean City High Schools

OCEAN CITY HIGH
6TH ST & ATLANTIC AVE
609-399-1290
Serves 1,350 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.2

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