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. Ocean View has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Ocean View, where the median household income is $69,688.00.
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 87.69% 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 sales jobs (19.22%), management occupations (17.84%), and office and administrative support (14.57%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.10% 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 an extremely popular destination for tourists and seasonal residents. So much of the population is seasonal such that the town’s population swells significantly during the vacation season, and drops again when the season ends. Because of this, much of the local economy is centered around tourism; some businesses may be operated only during the high season. During the low season, year-round residents will notice that the city is a substantially 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. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
As is often the case in a small town, Ocean View doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The citizens of Ocean View are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 37.77% of adults in Ocean View have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Ocean View in 2010 was $43,692, which is wealthy relative to Delaware and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $174,768 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 Polish.
The most common language spoken in Ocean View is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.