Ocean Grove, MA Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Ocean Grove, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Ocean Grove Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Bristol County at latitude 41.7293 and longitude -71.2092. Bristol County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 13 feet.

The formal official name is the Ocean Grove Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Ocean Grove, Massachusetts.

The U5 Census Class Code for Ocean Grove indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Ocean Grove Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.66 sq. miles and a water area of 0.18 sq. miles.

Ocean Grove Census Designated Place, MA Boundary Map

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Ocean Grove, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)

POPULATION

Total Population 2,830
Population in Households 2,814
Population in Familes 2,284
Population in Group Qrtrs 16
Population Density1 4,282
Diversity Index2 5
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,235
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 833
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,323 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,037 (78.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 198 (15.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 88 ( 6.7%)
Median Home Value $217,556
Average Home Value $234,360
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $56,799
Average Household Income $66,182
Per Capita Income $28,203
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.16% 0.25%
Households 0.33% 0.32%
Families 1.38% 0.29%
Median Household Income   2.15%
Per Capita Income   1.7%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Ocean Grove, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ocean Grove to the other 244 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 157 36th
Population Density1 # 29 89th
Diversity Index2 # 243 1st
Median Household Income # 161 34th
Per Capita Income # 185 25th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Massachusetts Census Data Comparison Tool.