Ocean View, DE
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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 2,140 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 $73,397.00.

Ocean View is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (19.63%), management occupations (13.41%), and office and administrative support (12.52%).

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 14.96% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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 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.

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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.

The population of Ocean View is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 39.40% of adults in Ocean View have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Ocean View in 2010 was $45,629, which is wealthy relative to Delaware and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $182,516 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, Italian, English, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Ocean View is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Polish.


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