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Ocean City is a town in Worcester County, in the Ocean Pines metro area.

The latitude of Ocean City is 38.336N. The longitude is -75.085W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 7 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 7,142.


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Median household income
Local
$35,772
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 bordered by the Atlantic Ocean on the east and the Assawoman Bay on the west.
Former and merged names include:
· The Ladies Resort to the Ocean
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 281. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 38.8 per 1,000 people.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Springfest - May 3-6, 2007
  • Sunfest - Sept. 20-23, 2007
  • Oktoberfest - Oct. 5-7, 2007
Dates often change. Check Ocean City web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra
Historic sites and museums: Life-Saving Station Museum
Quotes:
Forget the beach! Ocean City is a carnival lined with 14 miles of miniature golf, water slides, midway games, Jetskis, sunset cruises and other diversions.
-- Washington Post travel section, May 26, 2000

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Ocean City demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Worcester County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 21842 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

22% of Ocean City residents report German ancestry, and 18% 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 $26,078, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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28% of Ocean City residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Ocean City, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $536.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,102.


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Libraries in Ocean City include Ocean City Branch ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Ocean City include Maryland Beachcomber, Maryland Coast Dispatch

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

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The average commute time for Ocean City workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Ocean City include Bay Sails Inn, Best Western, Best Western, Best Western Ocean City Hotel, Bonita Beach Hotel, Carousel Resort Hotel & Condos, Castle in the Sand, Cayman Suites Hotel, Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel, Comfort Inn Boardwalk ... More hotels.

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“ Forget the beach! Ocean City is a carnival lined with 14 miles of miniature golf, water slides, midway games, Jetskis, sunset cruises and other diversions. ”
~ Washington Post travel section, May 26, 2000

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