West Wildwood, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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West Wildwood, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of West Wildwood had a population of 582 as of July 1, 2016. West 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 West Wildwood is located at latitude 39.0006 and longitude -74.8236 in Cape May County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of West Wildwood (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.28 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles. Cape May County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 3 feet.

The Borough of West Wildwood (GNIS ID: 885441) 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 West Wildwood 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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West Wildwood, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 582
Population in Households 571
Population in Familes 428
Population in Group Qrtrs 11
Population Density1 2,113
Diversity Index2 17


Total Households 267
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 154
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 893 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 200 (22.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 67 ( 7.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 626 (70.1%)
Median Home Value $236,000
Average Home Value $293,125


Median Household Income $41,721
Average Household Income $53,285
Per Capita Income $25,154
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.57% -0.28%
Households -0.53% -0.3%
Families -0.61% -0.39%
Median Household Income   -0.6%
Per Capita Income   1.08%
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.

West Wildwood, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West 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 # 490 10th
Population Density1 # 319 42nd
Diversity Index2 # 476 13th
Median Household Income # 507 7th
Per Capita Income # 482 12th

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