Ocean City, FL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Ocean City, Florida - Basic Facts

The Ocean City Census Designated Place had a population of 5,847 as of July 1, 2016. Ocean City ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Florida. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Ocean City is located at latitude 30.4399 and longitude -86.6072 in Okaloosa County. The formal boundaries for the Ocean City Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.57 sq. miles and a water area of 0.5 sq. miles. Okaloosa County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 10 feet.

The Ocean City Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2403367) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Florida is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Ocean City Census Designated Place is located within Fort Walton Beach CCD of Okaloosa County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Ocean City population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Ocean City, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 5,847
Population in Households 5,847
Population in Familes 4,293
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 3,734
Diversity Index2 57


Total Households 2,509
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 1,465
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,872 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,246 (43.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,263 (44.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 363 (12.6%)
Median Home Value $175,278
Average Home Value $250,301


Median Household Income $44,987
Average Household Income $56,906
Per Capita Income $24,560
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.84% 1.16%
Households 0.75% 1.11%
Families 0.69% 0.99%
Median Household Income   3.01%
Per Capita Income   1.95%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Ocean City, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ocean City to the other 919 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 423 54th
Population Density1 # 183 80th
Diversity Index2 # 312 66th
Median Household Income # 462 50th
Per Capita Income # 472 49th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Florida Census Data Comparison Tool.