Ocean City, WA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Ocean City, Washington - Basic Facts

The Ocean City Census Designated Place had a population of 196 as of July 1, 2017. Ocean City ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Washington. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Ocean City is located at latitude 47.0825 and longitude -124.1569 in Grays Harbor County. The formal boundaries for the Ocean City Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.34 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles. Grays Harbor County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 16 feet.

The Ocean City Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408972) 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.

Washington 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 Ocean Shores Division of Grays Harbor 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, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 196
Daytime Population: Workers 112
Daytime Population: Residents 112
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 224
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.14
Population in Households 196
Population in Familes 143
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 59
Diversity Index3 32


Median Household Income $50,398
Average Household Income $67,278
Per Capita Income $29,197


Total Housing Units 235 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 72 (30.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 25 (10.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 138 (58.7%)
Median Home Value $181,818
Average Home Value $253,929


Total Households 97
Average Household Size 2.02
Family Households 58
Average Family Size 2
  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 -0.28% -0.1%
Households -0.42% -0.21%
Families 1.79% -0.35%
Median Household Income   4.3%
Per Capita Income   4.56%

Ocean City, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ocean City to the other 627 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington 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 # 560 11th
Population Density # 598 5th
Diversity Index # 347 45th
Median Household Income # 413 34th
Per Capita Income # 296 53rd

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