Ocean Grove, MA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Ocean Grove, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Ocean Grove Census Designated Place had a population of 2,851 as of July 1, 2016. Ocean Grove ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Massachusetts. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Ocean Grove is located at latitude 41.7288 and longitude -71.2092 in Bristol County. 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. Bristol County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 13 feet.

The Ocean Grove Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2378195) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Ocean Grove Census Designated Place is located within Town of Swansea, a minor civil division (MCD) of Bristol County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Ocean Grove population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Ocean Grove, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,851
Population in Households 2,834
Population in Familes 2,303
Population in Group Qrtrs 17
Population Density1 4,309
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 1,234
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 830
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,315 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,015 (77.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 220 (16.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 81 ( 6.2%)
Median Home Value $254,293
Average Home Value $306,854


Median Household Income $60,366
Average Household Income $74,010
Per Capita Income $31,294
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.23% 0.31%
Households 0.21% 0.31%
Families 0.88% 0.26%
Median Household Income   3.6%
Per Capita Income   1.84%
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 246 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 160 35th
Population Density1 # 29 89th
Diversity Index2 # 245 1st
Median Household Income # 163 34th
Per Capita Income # 171 31st

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