Ocean City, New Jersey

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Ocean City, New Jersey
City
City of Ocean City
Ocean City seen from the Ferris wheel on the boardwalk
Ocean City seen from the Ferris wheel on the boardwalk
Motto: "America's Greatest Family Resort"[1]
Ocean City highlighted in Cape May County. Inset map: Cape May County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Ocean City highlighted in Cape May County. Inset map: Cape May County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Ocean City, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Ocean City, New Jersey
Coordinates: 39°15′49″N 74°36′17″W / 39.263596°N 74.604605°W / 39.263596; -74.604605Coordinates: 39°15′49″N 74°36′17″W / 39.263596°N 74.604605°W / 39.263596; -74.604605[2][3]
Country  United States of America
State  New Jersey
County Cape May
Incorporated May 3, 1884 (as borough)
Reincorporated March 25, 1897 (as city)
Government[7]
 • Type Faulkner Act (Mayor-Council)
 • Mayor Jay Gillian (term ends June 30, 2018)
 • Administrator Michael Dattilo[4][5]
 • Clerk Linda P. MacIntyre[6]
Area[3]
 • Total 10.797 sq mi (27.964 km2)
 • Land 6.333 sq mi (16.402 km2)
 • Water 4.464 sq mi (11.562 km2)  41.35%
Area rank 202nd of 566 in state
5th of 16 in county[3]
Elevation[8] 3 ft (0.9 m)
Population (2010 Census)[9][10][11]
 • Total 11,701
 • Estimate (2013)[12] 11,451
 • Rank 207th of 566 in state
4th of 16 in county[13]
 • Density 1,847.7/sq mi (713.4/km2)
 • Density rank 300th of 566 in state
5th of 16 in county[13]
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 08226[14]
Area code(s) 609 Exchanges: 391, 398, 399, 525, 814[15]
FIPS code 3400954360[16][3][17]
GNIS feature ID 0885332[18][3]
Website www.ocnj.us
Kites on the beach
The sun rising over an Ocean City beach
Ocean City Music Pier

Ocean City is a city in Cape May County, New Jersey, United States. It is the county's largest city by area and is the principal city of the Ocean City Metropolitan Statistical Area which encompasses all of Cape May County. As of the 2010 United States Census, the city's population was 11,701,[9] reflecting a decline of 3,677 (-23.9%) from the 15,378 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn declined by 134 (-0.9%) from the 15,512 counted in the 1990 Census.[19] In summer months, with an influx of tourists and second homeowners, there are estimated to be 115,000 to 130,000 within the city's borders.[20][21]

Ocean City originated as a borough by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on May 3, 1884, from portions of Upper Township, based on results from a referendum on April 30, 1884, and was reincorporated as a borough on March 31, 1890. Ocean City was incorporated as a city, its current government form, on March 25, 1897.[22]

Known as a family-oriented seaside resort, Ocean City has prohibited the sale of alcoholic beverages within its limits since its founding in 1879,[23][24] offering miles of guarded beaches, a boardwalk that stretches for 2.5 miles (4.0 km), and a quaint downtown shopping and dining district.[25]

The Travel Channel rated Ocean City as the Best Family Beach of 2005.[26] It was ranked the third best beach in New Jersey in the 2008 Top 10 Beaches Contest sponsored by the New Jersey Marine Sciences Consortium.[27] In the 2009 Top 10 Beaches Contest, Ocean City ranked first.[28]

From early June through Labor Day, Ocean City requires individuals age 12 and up to purchase a beach tag to access its beaches.[29] For the 2013 season, a one-day pass costs $5, a weekly pass is $10, and a seasonal pass for the full summer season are $25 (though, if purchased before Memorial Day, seasonal tags are $20.)[30]

History[edit]

The island, a stretch of dunes and swamps running for seven miles, had been used by local Native Americans who were brought there by its abundance of fish during the summer months. Originally purchased by the Somers family, the island had once been named Peck's Beach, believed to have been given the name for a whaler named John Peck who had a camp on the island.[31]

In 1700, whaler John Peck began using the barrier island as a storage place for freshly caught whales. Eventually known as Peck’s Beach, the island had several purposes: it was an Indian summer fishing camp, cattle-grazing area, and sometimes mainlanders would boat over for a picnic or to hunt.[32]

On September 10, 1879, four Methodist ministers, Ezra B. Lake, James Lake, S. Wesley Lake, and William Burrell, chose the island as a suitable spot to establish a Christian retreat and camp meeting on the order of Ocean Grove.[33] They met under a tall cedar tree, which stands today in the lobby of the Ocean City Tabernacle. Having chosen the name “Ocean City”, the founders incorporated the “Ocean City Association”, laid out street and lots for cottages, hotel and businesses. The Ocean City Tabernacle was built between Wesley and Asbury Avenues and between 5th and 6th Streets. Camp meetings were held by the following summer. As a result of its religious origins, the sale or public drinking of alcoholic beverages in Ocean City was prohibited.[34]

The first bridge was built to the island in 1883, and the first railroad soon followed. The first school began in 1881. The boardwalk grew and was relocated several times. The ship Sindia joined other shipwrecks on the beach on December 15, 1901, on its way to New York City from Kobe, Japan, but has since sunk below the sand. A salvage attempt to retrieve treasures believed to have been on the ship was most recently launched in the 1970s, all of which have been unsuccessful.[35] A large fire in 1927 changed the town significantly.[36]

Boardwalk[edit]

Ocean City Boardwalk, looking south

The Ocean City boardwalk is one of the most recognizable landmarks in the resort. It is also one of the most well-known boardwalks in the world. It is 2½ miles long and runs north from 23rd Street to St. James Place. The boardwalk is marked with mile markers for people who are exercising.

The boardwalk was first built in 1880 from the Second Street wharf to Fourth Street and West Avenue. In 1885, plans to extend the boardwalk along the entire beach were made as the city's first amusement house, a pavilion on the beach at 11th street called "The Excursion" opened. A second amusement park, the "I.G. Adams pavilion", at Ninth Street and the boardwalk, opened soon after but was destroyed by fire in 1893. Following a second catastrophic fire in 1927, the boardwalk and its businesses were rebuilt 300 feet (91 m) closer to the ocean on concrete pilings, with parking created for cars in the space where the buildings and boardwalk once stood.[37] The Ocean City Music Pier opened one year later.

In 1965, the Wonderland Amusement Park opened on the boardwalk at 6th Street, which is still open to this day and known as "Gillian's Wonderland Pier". Only one major coaster operates there, which is the Runaway Train, a steel twister. Another amusement park, Playland's Castaway Cove, is also located on the boardwalk at 10th street. Two major roller coasters operate there, which are the Python, a looping coaster, and the Flitzer, a wild mouse coaster. A new major shuttle coaster at Castaway Cove, Storm, is expected to be finished in summer 2013. Two kiddie rides were removed from the park in early 2013 due to the construction of Storm.[citation needed]

In 2007 controversy emerged about the city's proposed use of ipê, a type of wood, to re-deck parts of the boardwalk. Environmental activists protested against the city's use of the wood, but the plan went ahead.[38]

Today, there are bike and surrey rentals available along many boardwalk cross streets, but bikes and surreys can only be ridden on the boardwalk before noon during the summer. Attractions along the boardwalk include two family amusement parks with rides and games, an arcade, the Music Pier, a water park and various themed miniature golf courses. The Ocean City boardwalk has a wide variety of dining options, from sit-down restaurants to funnel cake.

Geography[edit]

Ocean City is located at 39°15′49″N 74°36′17″W / 39.263596°N 74.604605°W / 39.263596; -74.604605 (39.263596,-74.604605). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city had a total area of 10.797 square miles (27.964 km2), of which, 6.333 square miles (16.402 km2) of it was land and 4.464 square miles (11.562 km2) of it (41.35%) was water.[3][2]

Ocean City is a barrier island with bridge connections to the Marmora section of Upper Township by the 34th Street (Roosevelt Boulevard) Bridge, Egg Harbor Township by the Ocean City-Longport Bridge, Somers Point by the 9th Street Bridge (Route 52), and the Strathmere section of Upper Township by the Corson's Inlet Bridge. The eastern side of Ocean City borders the Atlantic Ocean.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 452
1900 1,307 189.2%
1910 1,950 49.2%
1920 2,512 28.8%
1930 5,525 119.9%
1940 4,672 −15.4%
1950 6,040 29.3%
1960 7,618 26.1%
1970 10,575 38.8%
1980 13,949 31.9%
1990 15,512 11.2%
2000 15,378 −0.9%
2010 11,701 −23.9%
Est. 2013 11,451 [12][39] −2.1%
Population sources:
1890-2000[40] 1890-1920[41]
1890[42] 1890-1910[43] 1910-1930[44]
1930-1990[45] 2000[46][47] 2010[9][10][11]

2010 Census[edit]

At the 2010 United States Census, there were 11,701 people, 5,890 households, and 3,086 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,847.7 per square mile (713.4/km2). There were 20,871 housing units at an average density of 3,295.7 per square mile (1,272.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 92.05% (10,771) White, 3.50% (410) Black or African American, 0.13% (15) Native American, 0.71% (83) Asian, 0.03% (3) Pacific Islander, 1.91% (224) from other races, and 1.67% (195) from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 5.50% (643) of the population.[9]

There were 5,890 households, of which 14.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.6% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 47.6% were non-families. 42.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 21.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.98 and the average family size was 2.68.[9]

In the city, 14.4% of the population were under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 16.7% from 25 to 44, 32.9% from 45 to 64, and 29.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 53.6 years. For every 100 females there were 88.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.4 males.[9]

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $55,202 (with a margin of error of +/- $6,710) and the median family income was $79,196 (+/- $11,239). Males had a median income of $48,475 (+/- $5,919) versus $41,154 (+/- $12,032) for females. The per capita income for the city was $40,864 (+/- $3,899). About 5.1% of families and 6.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.3% of those under age 18 and 5.8% of those age 65 or over.[48]

2000 Census[edit]

As of the 2000 United States Census[16] there were 15,378 people, 7,464 households, and 4,008 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,222.8 people per square mile (858.0/km2). There were 20,298 housing units at an average density of 2,934.0 per square mile (1,132.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 93.57% White, 4.31% African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.56% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 0.52% from other races, and 0.86% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.99% of the population.[46][47]

There were 7,464 households out of which 16.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.9% were married couples living together, 9.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 46.3% were non-families. 40.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.02 and the average family size was 2.71.[46][47]

In the city, the population was spread out with 16.4% under age 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 23.8% from 25 to 44, 28.3% from 45 to 64, and 25.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 48 years. For every 100 females there were 86.4 males. For every 100 women age 18 and over, there were 82.8 men.[46][47]

The median income for a household in the city was $44,158, and the median income for a family was $61,731. Males had a median income of $42,224 versus $31,282 for females. The per capita income for the city was $33,217. About 4.3% of families and 6.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.0% of those under age 18 and 6.5% of those age 65 or over.[46][47]

Government[edit]

Local government[edit]

The City of Ocean City was incorporated on March 25, 1897. Since July 1, 1978, the city has operated within the Faulkner Act, formally known as the Optional Municipal Charter Law, under the Mayor-Council system of municipal government. The mayor, the chief executive of the community, is chosen at-large for a four-year term at the municipal election in May and serves part-time for a yearly salary. The mayor neither presides over, nor has a vote on the council. The mayor has veto power over ordinances, but any veto can be overridden by a vote of two-thirds of the Council. The City council is the legislative body and has seven members. Four members represent individual wards and three are elected at large. Each council person serves a staggered four-year term. The three at-large seat and the mayoral seat are up for election together, followed by the four ward seats which are voted upon two years later.[7]

As of 2014, the mayor of Ocean City is Jay Gillian, whose term of office ends June 30, 2018.[49] Members of the city council are Council President Tony Wilson (2016; Third Ward), Council Vice President Michael Allegretto (2018; At Large), Michael DeVlieger (2016; First Ward), Peter J. Guinosso (2016; Fourth Ward), Keith Hartzell (2018; At Large), Peter Madden (2018; At Large) and Antwan L. McClellan (2016; Second Ward).[50][51][52]

Federal, state and county representation[edit]

Ocean City is located in the 2nd Congressional District[53] and is part of New Jersey's 1st state legislative district.[10][54][55]

New Jersey's Second Congressional District is represented by Frank LoBiondo (R, Ventnor City).[56] New Jersey is represented in the United States Senate by Cory Booker (D, Newark; took office on October 31, 2013, after winning a special election to fill the seat of Frank Lautenberg)[57][58] and Bob Menendez (D, Paramus).[59][60]

The 1st Legislative District of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Jeff Van Drew (D, Dennis Township) and in the General Assembly by Bob Andrzejczak (D, Middle Township) and Sam Fiocchi (R, Vineland).[61] The Governor of New Jersey is Chris Christie (R, Mendham Township).[62] The Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey is Kim Guadagno (R, Monmouth Beach).[63]

Cape May County is governed by a Board of Chosen Freeholders consisting of five members, elected at-large in partisan elections to three-year terms of office on a staggered basis, with one or two seats coming up for election each year; At an annual reorganization held each January, the freeholders select one member to serve as Director and another to serve as Vice-Director.[64] As of 2013, Cape May County's Freeholders are Freeholder Director Gerald M. Thornton (Middle Township, term ends December 31, 2013),[65] Freeholder Vice-Director Leonard C. Desiderio (Sea Isle City, 2015),[66] Kristine Gabor (Upper Township, 2014)[67] and Will Morey (Wildwood Crest, 2014),[68] along with the vacant seat of M. Susan Sheppard expiring in 2013 that was vacated after Sheppard was sworn in as County Surrogate.[64][69] The county's constitutional officers are Sheriff Gary Schafer (Ocean City, 2014),[70][71] Surrogate M. Susan Sheppard (Ocean City, 2015)[72] and County Clerk Rita Fulginiti (Ocean City, 2013).[73]

Politics[edit]

As of March 23, 2011, there were a total of 8,810 registered voters in Ocean City, of which 1,747 (19.8%) were registered as Democrats, 3,776 (42.9%) were registered as Republicans and 3,282 (37.3%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There were 5 voters registered to other parties.[74]

In the 2008 presidential election, Republican John McCain received 56.0% of the vote here (3,949 cast), ahead of Democrat Barack Obama, who received 42.2% (2,982 votes), with 7,058 ballots cast among the city's 8,683 registered voters, for a turnout of 81.3%.[75] In the 2004 presidential election, Republican George W. Bush received 59.0% of the vote here (4,431 ballots cast), outpolling Democrat John Kerry, who received 39.2% (2,945 votes), with 7,516 ballots cast among the city's 10,310 registered voters, for a turnout percentage of 72.9.[76]

In the 2009 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 58.2% of the vote here (2,894 ballots cast), ahead of both Democrat Jon Corzine with 34.3% (1,707 votes) and Independent Chris Daggett with 6.1% (306 votes), with 4,976 ballots cast among the city's 9,008 registered voters, yielding a 55.2% turnout.[77]

Education[edit]

The Ocean City School District serves public school students in Kindergarten through twelfth grade. As of the 2011-12 school year, the district's three schools had an enrollment of 2,073 students and 183.2 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 11.32:1.[78] Schools in the district (with 2011-12 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[79]) are Ocean City Primary School[80] (K-3; 344 students), Ocean City Intermediate School[81] (4-8; 470 students) and Ocean City High School[82] (9-12; 1,259 students).[83]

Students from Corbin City, Sea Isle City and Upper Township attend Ocean City High School for ninth through twelfth grades as part of sending/receiving relationships with their respective school districts.[84][85]

St. Augustine Regional School, a coeducational Catholic school for students in Kindergarten through eighth grade, was closed by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Camden in June 2008.[86]

Sports[edit]

Ocean City Nor'easters of the USL Premier Development League play at Carey Stadium.[87]

Media[edit]

Media publications in Ocean City include its two newspapers, The Ocean City Sentinel, and The Gazette, in addition to its two other weekly prints, The Ocean City Sure Guide, as well as a bi-monthly magazine, The Ocean City Sun. The city also has a lifestyle magazine known as Ocean City Magazine.

Notable people[edit]

People who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with Ocean City include:

Historic places[edit]

Locale[edit]

References[edit]

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