Ocean View, DE
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Living in Ocean View


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. 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 $76,734.00.

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, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Ocean View who work in sales jobs (21.37%), management occupations (10.74%), and healthcare (8.38%).

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 16.41% 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.

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.

Ocean View is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 41.38% of adults in Ocean View have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Ocean View in 2018 was $46,752, which is wealthy relative to Delaware and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $187,008 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, Polish, and English.

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


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