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Ocean View, Delaware - Basic Facts

The Town of Ocean View had a population of 2,354 as of July 1, 2017. 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 38.526 and longitude -75.1098 in Sussex County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Ocean View (see map below) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Ocean View population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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

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Ocean View, DE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,354
Daytime Population: Workers 931
Daytime Population: Residents 1,183
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,114
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.90
Population in Households 2,352
Population in Familes 1,859
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density2 890
Diversity Index3 20


Median Household Income $68,772
Average Household Income $89,736
Per Capita Income $41,150


Total Housing Units 2,232 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 884 (39.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 205 ( 9.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,143 (51.2%)
Median Home Value $368,805
Average Home Value $401,525


Total Households 1,089
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 723
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 3.13% 3.34%
Households 2.85% 3.22%
Families 2.3% 3.17%
Median Household Income   1.75%
Per Capita Income   1.64%

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, 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 # 37 53rd
Population Density # 63 19th
Diversity Index # 70 10th
Median Household Income # 23 71st
Per Capita Income # 17 79th

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