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 5,916 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Ocean City, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 5,916
Daytime Population: Workers 2,677
Daytime Population: Residents 2,832
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,509
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.93
Population in Households 5,916
Population in Familes 4,338
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 3,778
Diversity Index3 57


Median Household Income $47,502
Average Household Income $60,830
Per Capita Income $26,167


Total Housing Units 2,879 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,261 (43.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,271 (44.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 348 (12.1%)
Median Home Value $180,718
Average Home Value $252,163


Total Households 2,531
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 1,479
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.88% 1.17%
Households 0.77% 1.13%
Families 0.73% 1.03%
Median Household Income   1.97%
Per Capita Income   2.68%

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, 2017 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 # 429 53rd
Population Density # 188 80th
Diversity Index # 319 65th
Median Household Income # 461 50th
Per Capita Income # 457 50th

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