Wildwood Crest, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Wildwood Crest, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Wildwood Crest had a population of 3,128 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Wildwood Crest is located at latitude 38.9726 and longitude -74.8386 in Cape May County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Wildwood Crest (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.13 sq. miles and a water area of 0.17 sq. miles. Cape May County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 7 feet.

The Borough of Wildwood Crest (GNIS ID: 885445) 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 Wildwood Crest 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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Wildwood Crest, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 3,128
Population in Households 3,128
Population in Familes 2,390
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 2,759
Diversity Index2 27


Total Households 1,470
Average Household Size 2.13
Family Households 878
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,570 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 926 (16.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 544 ( 9.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,100 (73.6%)
Median Home Value $454,478
Average Home Value $541,037


Median Household Income $49,337
Average Household Income $81,218
Per Capita Income $38,168
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.71% -0.49%
Households -0.66% -0.45%
Families -0.69% -0.51%
Median Household Income   -1.53%
Per Capita Income   1.18%
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.

Wildwood Crest, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wildwood Crest 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 # 341 38th
Population Density1 # 244 55th
Diversity Index2 # 383 30th
Median Household Income # 476 13th
Per Capita Income # 261 52nd

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