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Ocean City is a city in Cape May County.

The latitude of Ocean City is 39.277N. The longitude is -74.575W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 10 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 15,558.


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Median household income
Local
$44,158
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Ocean City demographic reports
Ocean City is on a barrier island between the Atlantic Ocean and Great Egg Harbor Bay.
Former and merged names include:
· Peck's Beach
Founded as a 19th-century Methodist retreat
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 23. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.5 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1983 movie, "Eddie and the Cruisers"
Well-known residents have included:
· Grace Kelly, actress
· Gay Talese, writer
· Stephen Dunn, poet
Local festivals include:
  • Indian Summer Weekend - Oct. 6-8, 2007
  • Folk Festival by the Sea - Sept. 28, 2007
  • Art of Surfing Festival - Aug. 2-4, 2007
  • Quiet Festival - Nov. 16-18, 2007
  • Air Festival - Sept. 22, 2007
Dates often change. Check Ocean City web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Ocean City Pops
Nearby parks & recreation: Corson's Inlet State Park
Historic sites and museums: Ocean City Historical Museum, Discovery Sea Shell Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Ocean City demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Cape May County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Atlantic-Cape May area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 08226 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

18% of Ocean City residents report German ancestry, and 23% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Ocean City ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Ocean City was $33,217, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

33% of Ocean City residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Ocean City festival dates:

Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.



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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Ocean City, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $632.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,416.


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Libraries

Libraries in Ocean City include Ocean City Free Public Library ... View libraries

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Media outlets

Newspapers in Ocean City include Ocean City Gazette

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WRTQ.

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Politics

Cape May County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Ocean City political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Ocean City workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 1 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Ocean City between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of .7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Ocean City include Flanders Hotel, Somewhere Inn Time Mansion.

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