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Retire To Ocean City, NJ
City Report

Ocean City, New Jersey is one of the great places in the U.S. to live in retirement. Find city facts on home sales prices, air quality, water quality, medical care, cost of living, taxes, weather and other demographics.


The interactive map below provides a birds-eye view of the city. See how home prices are trending over the past few years. Read a city profile and search homes for sale.

Links in the data below provide a list of cities similar to Ocean City in that particular data category. Check back often for home price updates.


Ocean City, New Jersey
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Ocean City, New Jersey


Ocean City Population
. 1990 2000 2010 2016 (est.)
Cape May County blank blank blank 94,430
Ocean City 15,512 15,378 11,701 11,340



Ocean City
Home Sales Prices
(new & existing homes)
. Monthly Average Annual Average Yr-Over-Yr Change
2018 .$589,467-1.7%
Sep $570,000 . .
Aug $671,000 . .
Jul $584,000 . .
Jun $587,000 . .
May $563,000 . .
Apr $580,000 . .
Mar $532,000 . .
Feb $571,000 . .
Jan $647,000 . .
2017 .$599,4066.0%
2016 .$565,3440.1%
2015 .$565,028-2.2%
2014 .$577,512-1.6%
2013 . $587,166 8.6%
2012 . $540,583 -7.3%





Home Sales Price to Big City Comparison
(2018)
. Ocean City GPTR 99 City Avg
Home Price $589,467 $419,000
Nearest Big City Philadelphia na
Home Sales Price in Philadelphia $241,000 $340,000
Home Sales Price Bargain Index 198% of Philadelphia home prices 101%



Home Sales Price to Renting Comparison
(2018)
. Ocean City GPTR 99 City Avg
Home Price $589,467 $419,000
Monthly Rent $1,553 $1,495
Price/Rent Index 25.5 times the annual rent 19.0



Ocean City
Cost of Living (2018)
132% GPTR 99 City Average
109%



Ocean City Taxes
(2018)
blank Tax Rate Days Worked to Pay State Rank Tax Rate
(99 City Avg)
Days Worked to Pay
(99 City Avg)
State and Local Sales Tax 6.6% -- 21* 6.8% --
Federal, State and Local Tax -- 123 days 48* -- 113 days
* State rank of 1 pays the lowest taxes



Ocean City Building Permits
(single family homes)
2016 101
2015 107
2014 113
2013 100
2012 97
2011 35
2010 29



Ocean City Interactive Maps


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