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 2,035 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 $70,757.00.
Ocean View home prices are not only among the most expensive in Delaware, but Ocean View real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Ocean View is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 87.67% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. 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 office and administrative support (20.41%), management occupations (19.59%), and sales jobs (12.47%).
Also of interest is that Ocean View has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Another notable thing is that Ocean View is a major vacation destination. Much of the town’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, Ocean View’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Ocean View has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Ocean View has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Ocean View than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Ocean View may be for you.
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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
The citizens of Ocean View are among the most well-educated in the nation: 40.15% of adults in Ocean View have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Ocean View in 2010 was $41,681, which is wealthy relative to Delaware and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $166,724 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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Ocean View include German, English, Italian, and French .
The most common language spoken in Ocean View is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.