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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B-
West Ocean City is a town in Maryland with a population of 4,199. West Ocean City is in Worcester County. Living in West Ocean City offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In West Ocean City there are a lot of bars, restaurants, and coffee shops. Many young professionals and retirees live in West Ocean City and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in West Ocean City are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$302,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,077
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    26%
  • Own
    74%
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West Ocean City Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    283
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500
  • Theft
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$57,432
National
$55,322
Children
15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%
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West Ocean City Reviews

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I love living in West Ocean City, Maryland! I am not that far from the oceanfront and I enjoy living in this very busy summer beach town. I am just over the Route 50 bridge and I am in the peninsula city next to the Atlantic Ocean in a few minutes. There is so much to do and so many great restaurants to visit. I frequent the OC library a couple times per week and that helps with my study. The people are nice and friendly and I feel safe living here year round!!
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I live in a safe, beach town. Half of the year it is desolate and quiet. All of the tourist businesses close down, and the crowds leave. For the other half of the year, the summertime, it is bustling with energy, and the weather is super fine.
Love living here, great beach and fun summers. Everything is near by and easy to get to. People are kind