Wildwood, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Wildwood, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The City of Wildwood had a population of 5,355 as of July 1, 2016. Wildwood ranks in the upper 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 Wildwood is located at latitude 38.9889 and longitude -74.8198 in Cape May County. The formal boundaries for the City of Wildwood (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.3 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. Cape May County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 7 feet.

The City of Wildwood (GNIS ID: 885444) 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 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 Wildwood: Five Mile Beach, Holly Beach, Wildwood-By-The-Sea, Woodland.

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


Total Population 5,355
Population in Households 5,129
Population in Familes 3,488
Population in Group Qrtrs 226
Population Density1 4,102
Diversity Index2 78


Total Households 2,253
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 1,145
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 7,134 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 728 (10.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,525 (21.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,881 (68.4%)
Median Home Value $209,091
Average Home Value $244,986


Median Household Income $34,714
Average Household Income $50,982
Per Capita Income $23,032
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.09% -0.09%
Households 0.01% -0.13%
Families 0.0% -0.14%
Median Household Income   0.42%
Per Capita Income   0.52%
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, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 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 # 248 55th
Population Density1 # 150 73rd
Diversity Index2 # 48 91st
Median Household Income # 527 3rd
Per Capita Income # 504 8th

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