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Ocean City, Florida - Basic Facts

The Ocean City Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Okaloosa County at latitude 30.4399 and longitude -86.6072. Okaloosa County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 10 feet.

The formal official name is the Ocean City Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Ocean City, Florida.

The U5 Census Class Code for Ocean City indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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.

Ocean City Census Designated Place, FL Boundary Map


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Ocean City, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 5,729
Population in Households 5,729
Population in Familes 4,201
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 3,658
Diversity Index2 54


Total Households 2,481
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 1,448
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,837 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,258 (44.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,223 (43.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 356 (12.5%)
Median Home Value $171,021
Average Home Value $240,298


Median Household Income $42,213
Average Household Income $54,088
Per Capita Income $23,556
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.75% 1.51%
Households 0.84% 1.55%
Families 0.75% 1.38%
Median Household Income   3.06%
Per Capita Income   2.53%
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 920 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 424 54th
Population Density1 # 182 80th
Diversity Index2 # 343 63rd
Median Household Income # 471 49th
Per Capita Income # 453 51st

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