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Ocean City, Maryland

Ocean City is a town located in Worcester County, Maryland. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 7,173. Ocean City is widely known in the mid-Atlantic region of the United States and is a frequent destination for vacationers.

Geography Ocean City is located at 38°23'29" North, 75°4'11" West (38.391526, -75.069712)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 94.2 km² (36.4 mi²). 11.8 km² (4.6 mi²) of it is land and 82.4 km² (31.8 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 87.47% water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 7,173 people, 3,750 households, and 1,829 families residing in the town. The population density is 607.3/km² (1,574.7/mi²). There are 26,317 housing units at an average density of 2,228.3/km² (5,777.5/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 95.34% White, 2.50% African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.74% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.35% from other races, and 0.95% from two or more races. 1.24% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 3,750 households out of which 11.6% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.2% are married couples living together, 6.4% have a female householder with no husband present, and 51.2% are non-families. 39.1% of all households are made up of individuals and 13.7% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 1.91 and the average family size is 2.47.

In the town the population is spread out with 11.3% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 28.2% from 25 to 44, 28.0% from 45 to 64, and 25.2% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 47 years. For every 100 females there are 105.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 103.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town is $35,772, and the median income for a family is $44,614. Males have a median income of $28,613 versus $27,457 for females. The per capita income for the town is $26,078. 8.4% of the population and 6.0% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 23.0% are under the age of 18 and 3.9% are 65 or older.

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