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Income/capita 38%
Household income 4%
Unemployment 29%
IndexOcean CityMarylandNational
Income per capita$41,235$37,756$29,829
Median household income$53,288$76,067$55,322
Median income owner occupied$57,473$95,994$70,586
Median income renter occupied$50,179$47,333$35,192
Median earnings male$35,219$46,495$36,919
Median earnings female$25,567$35,612$26,250
Unemployment rate6.0%4.5%4.7%
Poverty level6.5%9.9%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Ocean City is 38% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Ocean City is 4% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Ocean City is 29% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Ocean City is 57% lower than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $35,521$53,288$106,576
      City
      $50,706$76,067$152,134
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
      According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

      Ocean City median earnings by income bracket

      Ocean City employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry8.3%3.8%
      Manufacturing sector3.7%0.2%
      Financial & insurance services4.7%2.9%
      Wholesale & retail services19.7%13.7%
      Public administration3.7%3.1%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities1.6%2.0%
      Education, health & social services3.6%25.8%
      Other53.9%44.9%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Newark, MD281$77,91741%
      South Bethany, DE424$74,46435%
      Bethany Beach, DE871$73,08832%
      Ocean View, DE2,087$72,07030%
      Ocean Pines, MD11,676$67,48522%
      Ocean City, MD7,041$53,2884%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Schriever, LA7,041$45,82917%
      Huntingdon, PA7,042$39,27329%
      Pacific, WA7,042$53,3014%
      Perry, FL7,039$31,27743%
      Savannah, TN7,043$27,02151%
      Ocean City, MD7,041$53,2884%
      Source: The Ocean City, MD employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).