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Ocean View, Delaware - Basic Facts

The Town of Ocean View had a population of 2,559 as of July 1, 2018. Ocean View ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Delaware. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Ocean View is located at latitude 38.5451 and longitude -75.0891 in Sussex County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Ocean View encompass a land area of 2.64 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Sussex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 13 feet.

The Town of Ocean View (GNIS ID: 2391342) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Delaware is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Ocean View is located within Selbyville-Frankford Division of Sussex County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Ocean View: Halls Store, Hall's Store.

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Ocean View, DE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 2,559
Population in Households 2,557
Population in Familes 2,033
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density2 968
Diversity Index3 19


Median Household Income $65,962
Average Household Income $88,306
Per Capita Income $40,161


Total Housing Units 2,193 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 974 (44.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 192 ( 8.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,027 (46.8%)
Median Home Value $350,658
Average Home Value $384,051


Total Households 1,166
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 772
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 3.79% 2.29%
Households 3.36% 2.17%
Families 2.83% 2.11%
Median Household Income   2.45%
Per Capita Income   2.04%

Ocean View, DE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ocean View to the other 77 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Delaware by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 35 56th
Population Density # 62 21st
Diversity Index # 70 10th
Median Household Income # 29 64th
Per Capita Income # 16 81st

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