Ocean View is a very small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Delaware. With a population of 2,076 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Ocean View is the 25th largest community in Delaware. Much of the housing stock in Ocean View was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Ocean View economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Ocean View, where the median household income is $72,070.00.
Housing costs in Ocean View are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Delaware.
Unlike some towns, Ocean View isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Ocean View are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Ocean View is a town of sales and office workers, managers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Ocean View who work in sales jobs (16.18%), management occupations (15.17%), and office and administrative support (11.35%).
A relatively large number of people in Ocean View telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.01% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Another notable thing is that Ocean View is an extremely popular vacation destination. A significant portion of the population is seasonal. During the vacation season, the town experiences a large influx of people who take up residence in second homes they own in the area. As the vacation season ends, the population drops again, leaving behind a substantially quieter and smaller town.
The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Ocean View has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Ocean View a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
Ocean View is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
Despite being a small town, Ocean View has a lot of people using the subway to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the subway are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.
The citizens of Ocean View are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 36.28% of adults in Ocean View have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Ocean View in 2010 was $43,800, which is wealthy relative to Delaware and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $175,200 for a family of four.
The people who call Ocean View home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Ocean View residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Ocean View include German, Italian, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Ocean View is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Polish.