Ocean View, Delaware

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Ocean View is a town in Sussex County, Delaware, in the United States. The population was 1,006 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Seaford Micropolitan Statistical Area and lies in Baltimore Hundred.

Ocean View is fast becoming a bedroom community for the neighboring summer resort of Bethany Beach.

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Geography

Ocean View is located at 38°32′27″N 75°5′49″W / 38.54083°N 75.09694°W / 38.54083; -75.09694 (38.540751, -75.096840)[1]. It lies 1 mile (2 km) west of the Atlantic Ocean and 1 mile (2 km) south of Indian River Bay. The Assawoman Canal borders Ocean View on the east and northeast, and Bethany Beach has a short contiguous border with it on the east. On the northwest and west, White's Creek borders the town, and Millville is contiguous with Ocean View on the west. On the south, Ocean View borders unincorporated portions of Sussex County.[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.0 square miles (5.2 km2),[3] all of it land.

Ocean View contains three churches, a school, and a town park.[4]

Demographics

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 1,006 people, 458 households, and 321 families residing in the town. The population density was 495.0 people per square mile (191.3/km²). There were 751 housing units at an average density of 369.6/sq mi (142.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.42% White, 1.09% African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.50% Asian, and 0.80% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.19% of the population.

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