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 2,190 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Ocean View is the 25th largest community in Delaware. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Ocean View, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Ocean View, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Ocean View’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Ocean View does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $85,417.00.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Ocean View is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Ocean View is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Ocean View who work in sales jobs (23.51%), management occupations (11.75%), and office and administrative support (8.49%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 14.48% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Ocean View is worth considering.
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.
In Ocean View, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.26 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
The education level of Ocean View ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Ocean View, 43.86% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.
The per capita income in Ocean View in 2018 was $48,959, which is wealthy relative to Delaware and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $195,836 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, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Ocean View is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.