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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 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.

Demographics

People

Total Population11,430
Male Share of the Population46.1%
Female Share of the Population53.9%
Senior Citizens29.2%
Employed Population 16+4,867
Age of the Population53

Families

% of people married51.5%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher47.6%
Median Earnings25+$45,078
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$24,734

Wealth

Median Family Income$89,848
% Above Poverty Level90%
% Below Poverty Level10%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home6.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work11.2%
% Using Public Transportation1.1%

Housing

People Living Alone39.8%
Median Gross Rent$1,082
Median House Value$568,700

Ancestry

Irish29.7%
Italian20.6%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)16.2%
English13.6%
Polish4%
Scottish2.4%
Dutch2.1%
Swedish1.7%
Welsh1.7%
Russian1.4%
French Except Basque1.2%
Serbian0.6%
Ukrainian0.6%
Hungarian0.6%
Czech0.6%
Slovak0.5%
Norwegian0.4%
Romanian0.3%
Macedonian0.3%
African0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Bulgarian0.3%
German0.3%
Austrian0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Turkish0.2%
Albanian0.2%
West Indian0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Finnish0.1%
US/American0.1%
Greek0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Arab0.1%
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Ocean City Almanac

CategoryValue
County Cape May County
Standard Zip Codes8226
Phone Area Codes609
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude39.26
Approximate Longitude-74.6

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)

StationATLANTIC CITY MARINA
Distance10.5 miles
Jan Temp29 to 41 F
Apr Temp45 to 58 F
Jul Temp70 to 81 F
Oct Temp53 to 65 F
Annual Precip38.3 inches
StationATLANTIC CITY AP
Distance11.9 miles
Jan Temp23 to 41 F
Apr Temp40 to 61 F
Jul Temp65 to 85 F
Oct Temp44 to 66 F
Annual Precip40.5 inches
StationBELLEPLAIN ST FOREST
Distance15.7 miles
Jan Temp22 to 44 F
Apr Temp38 to 66 F
Jul Temp63 to 88 F
Oct Temp43 to 70 F
Annual Precip44.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Linwood7,009$104,706
Longport1,006$145,694
Margate City6,250$102,188
Northfield8,537$87,013
Somers Point10,686$62,901
Ventnor City10,505$64,614

Ocean City Public Libraries

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

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Ocean City Public Schools

Ocean City High School
501 Atlantic Avenue
ZIP: 8226
(609) 399-1290
High
Total Enrollment 1262
Ocean City Intermediate School
1901 Bay Avenue
ZIP: 8226
(609) 399-5611
Middle
Total Enrollment 507
Ocean City Primary School
550 West Avenue
ZIP: 8226
(609) 399-3191
Primary
Total Enrollment 384
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