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 2,190 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 $85,417.00.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Ocean View is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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 (23.51%), management occupations (11.75%), and office and administrative support (8.49%).
A relatively large number of people in Ocean View telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 14.48% 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 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.
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.
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.
In Ocean View, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.26 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
The education level of Ocean View ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Ocean View, 43.86% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.
The per capita income in Ocean View in 2018 was $48,959, which is wealthy relative to Delaware and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $195,836 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, English, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Ocean View is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.