Ocean City, NJ

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
95,456
0.0335% 1-year decline
US Senator
Bob Menendez
Democratic Party
US Senator
Cory Booker
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
50.9
0.992% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
8.96%
3.66% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$83,870
10% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$372,300
16.9% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Ocean City, NJ had a population of 95.5k people with a median age of 50.9 and a median household income of $83,870. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Ocean City, NJ declined from 95,488 to 95,456, a −0.0335% decrease and its median household income grew from $76,237 to $83,870, a 10% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Ocean City, NJ are White (Non-Hispanic) (84.3%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3.54%), White (Hispanic) (3.02%), Other (Hispanic) (2.74%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.73%).

None of the households in Ocean City, NJ reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.6% of the residents in Ocean City, NJ are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Ocean City, NJ was $372,300, and the homeownership rate was 78.4%.

Most people in Ocean City, NJ drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Ocean City, NJ was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Ocean City, NJ is home to a population of 95.5k people, from which 97.6% are citizens. As of 2022, 4.69% of Ocean City, NJ residents were born outside of the country (4.47k people).

In 2022, there were 23.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (80.5k people) in Ocean City, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.38k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.88k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.6%
2022 Citizenship
97.4%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.6% of Ocean City, NJ residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Ocean City, NJ was 97.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Ocean City, NJ
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    80.5k ± 229
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    3.38k ± 384
  3. White (Hispanic)
    2.88k ± 671
8.34%
Hispanic Population
7.96k people

In 2022, there were 23.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (80.5k people) in Ocean City, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.38k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.88k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

8.34% of the people in Ocean City, NJ are hispanic (7.96k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Ocean City, NJ as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

4.69%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
4.47k people
4.85%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
4.63k people

As of 2022, 4.69% of Ocean City, NJ residents (4.47k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Ocean City, NJ was 4.85%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,479 ± 253
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    756 ± 242
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    649 ± 221

Ocean City, NJ has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.28 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Ocean City, NJ employs 42.2k people. The largest industries in Ocean City, NJ are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,680 people), Educational Services (4,935 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (4,584 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($95,000), Utilities ($87,311), and Manufacturing ($86,250).

Occupations

42.2k
2022 Value
± 1,544
0.567%
1 Year growth
± 5.09%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Ocean City, NJ grew at a rate of 0.567%, from 42k employees to 42.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Ocean City, NJ, are Management Occupations (4,714 people), Sales & Related Occupations (4,575 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,531 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Ocean City, NJ.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

42.2k
2022 Value
± 1,544
0.567%
1 Year growth
± 5.09%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Ocean City, NJ grew at a rate of 0.567%, from 42k employees to 42.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Ocean City, NJ, are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,680 people), Educational Services (4,935 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (4,584 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Ocean City, NJ, though some of these residents may live in Ocean City, NJ and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$58,385
Median earning men ± $3,110
$43,105
Median earning women ± $2,589

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($92,577), Manufacturing ($90,825), and Public Administration ($74,122).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($77,532), Public Administration ($64,943), and Manufacturing ($60,417).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.27%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.24M people employed in New Jersey. This represents a 2.27% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 16.5%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in New Jersey.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 1,320
    Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services
  2. 885
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 811
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in New Jersey went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 57.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (41.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.696%).

Bob Menendez and Cory Booker are the senators currently representing the state of New Jersey. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

New Jersey is currently represented by 12 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from New Jersey

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Bob Menendez
Senator from New Jersey1
Assumed office on January 17, 2006
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Jon Corzine, who was elected Governor of New Jersey.
Cory Booker
Senator from New Jersey2
Assumed office on October 31, 2013
Elected to the seat to succeed Jeffrey Chiesa, who had been appointed to the seat following the death of Frank Lautenberg.

Bob Menendez and Cory Booker are the senators currently representing New Jersey.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from New Jersey

New Jersey is currently represented by 12 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for New Jersey have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.15% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.13% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.92M), Bachelors Degree (1.77M), and Some college (1.3M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Ocean City, NJ was $372,300 in 2022, which is 1.32 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $318,600 to $372,300, a 16.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Ocean City, NJ is 78.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Ocean City, NJ have an average commute time of 22.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Ocean City, NJ is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Ocean City, NJ is $83,870. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Ocean City, NJ was Hunterdon County, NJ with a value of $133,534, followed by Somerset County, NJ and Morris County, NJ, with respective values of $131,948 and $130,808.

Property

$372,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$8,609
$33,950
Median Property Taxes
±$1,171

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Ocean City, NJ the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

78.4%
Homeownership
2022
63.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 78.4% of the housing units in Ocean City, NJ were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 78.2%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Ocean City, NJ was Hunterdon County, NJ with a value of $133,534, followed by Somerset County, NJ and Morris County, NJ, with respective values of $131,948 and $130,808.

The following map shows all of the counties in Ocean City, NJ colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$83,870
Median Household Income
± $3,707
43.3k
Number of Households
± 1,550

In 2022, the median household income of the 43.3k households in Ocean City, NJ grew to $83,870 from the previous year's value of $76,237.

The following chart displays the households in Ocean City, NJ distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Ocean City, NJ is from New Jersey.
0.489
2022 Wage GINI in New Jersey
0.49
2021 Wage GINI in New Jersey

In 2022, the income inequality in New Jersey was 0.489 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.278% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for New Jersey was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in New Jersey in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (77%)
  2. Carpooled (7.84%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.41%)

In 2022, 77% of workers in Ocean City, NJ drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.84%) and those who worked at home (7.41%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

22.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Ocean City, NJ have a shorter commute time (22.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.98% of the workforce in Ocean City, NJ have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Ocean City, NJ distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Ocean City, NJ have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

8.96% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Ocean City, NJ (8.44k out of 94.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Ocean City, NJ is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

94.4% of the population of Ocean City, NJ has health coverage, with 43.5% on employee plans, 12.6% on Medicaid, 21.6% on Medicare, 14.8% on non-group plans, and 1.95% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in New Jersey see 1171 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.679% decrease from the previous year (1179 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1139 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 383 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,171 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in New Jersey

Primary care physicians in New Jersey see an average of 1,171 patients per year. This represents a 0.679% decrease from the previous year (1,179 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in New Jersey in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 18.7% under 18 years, 15.5% between 18 and 34 years, 38.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 27.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.1% were men and 52.9% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.58%
Uninsured
43.5%
Employer Coverage
12.6%
Medicaid
21.6%
Medicare
14.8%
Non-Group
1.95%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Ocean City, NJ grew by 1.75% from 5.48% to 5.58%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Ocean City, NJ changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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