North Wildwood, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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North Wildwood, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The City of North Wildwood had a population of 3,910 as of July 1, 2016. North Wildwood ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Jersey. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for North Wildwood is located at latitude 39.0043 and longitude -74.7995 in Cape May County. The formal boundaries for the City of North Wildwood (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.75 sq. miles and a water area of 0.38 sq. miles. Cape May County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 3 feet.

The City of North Wildwood (GNIS ID: 885328) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for North Wildwood: Anglesea.

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North Wildwood, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 3,910
Population in Households 3,910
Population in Familes 2,760
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 2,231
Diversity Index2 21


Total Households 1,987
Average Household Size 1.97
Family Households 1,051
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 8,875 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,184 (13.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 803 ( 9.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 6,888 (77.6%)
Median Home Value $388,550
Average Home Value $423,691


Median Household Income $44,710
Average Household Income $64,218
Per Capita Income $32,635
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.53% -0.39%
Households -0.47% -0.34%
Families -0.49% -0.36%
Median Household Income   0.16%
Per Capita Income   1.48%
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.

North Wildwood, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares North Wildwood to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey 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 # 299 45th
Population Density1 # 305 44th
Diversity Index2 # 432 21st
Median Household Income # 499 9th
Per Capita Income # 357 35th

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