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 2,106 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.
Unlike some towns, Ocean View isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Ocean View are a mix of both white- and blue-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%).
A relatively large number of people in Ocean View telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 14.96% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.
The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Ocean View has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Ocean View a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
One of the nice things about Ocean View is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
The citizens of Ocean View are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 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.