Ocean City demographics profile

StatisticOcean CityMarylandNational
Population density (sq mi)1,59747491
Median age56.238.337.7
Male/Female ratio1.1:10.9:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)59%54%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1814%44%43%
Speak English92%82%79%
Speak Spanish2%7%13%
Ocean City, MD has a population of 7,041 and is the 5,161st largest city in the United States. The population density is 1,597 per sq mi which is 237% higher than the Maryland average and 1662% higher than the national average. The median age in Ocean City is 56 which is approximately 47% higher than the Maryland average of 38. In Ocean City, 59% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 92% speak English and 2% speak Spanish. 47% of Ocean City residents were born in Maryland, 44% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 8% were foreign born.
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  • The population density in Ocean City is 237% higher than Maryland.
  • The median age in Ocean City is 47% higher than Maryland.
  • In Ocean City 96.35% of the population is White.
  • In Ocean City 1.85% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Ocean City 0.78% of the population is Asian.

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Ocean City population breakdown by race

RaceOcean CityMarylandNational
Black or African American1.85%29.63%12.63%
American Indian0.17%0.27%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.00%0.05%0.18%
Mixed race0.84%3.12%3.06%
Other race0.01%3.67%4.75%
In Ocean City, 4.4% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Ocean City, MD demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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