Wildwood, NJ 08260 ZIP Code Profile


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ZIP Code 08260: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Wildwood, NJ 08260

Acceptable Alternative
N Wildwood, NJ 08260
North Wildwood, NJ 08260
West Wildwood, NJ 08260
Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260
Wildwood Crst, NJ 08260

Not Acceptable, USPS
Anglesea, NJ 08260
Grassy Sound, NJ 08260
Shaw Crest, NJ 08260
Wildwood City, NJ 08260

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,207
  • Single Family Addresses: 6,236
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 774
  • County: Cape May County
  • Centroid: Latitude 38.987, Longitude -74.823
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Wildwood, NJ 08260 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 13,369
Population in Households 13,131
Population in Familes 9,351
Population in Group Qrtrs 238
Population Density1 1,673
Diversity Index2 53


Total Households 6,196
Average Household Size 2.12
Family Households 3,351
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 23,921 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,219 (13.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,977 (12.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 17,725 (74.1%)
Median Home Value $344,192
Average Home Value $404,031


Median Household Income $41,289
Average Household Income $63,449
Per Capita Income $30,074
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.32% -0.29%
Households -0.34% -0.29%
Families -0.38% -0.32%
Median Household Income   -0.32%
Per Capita Income   1.05%
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 08260 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 08260 to the other 580 ZIP Codes 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 # 236 59th
Population Density1 # 311 47th
Diversity Index2 # 222 62nd
Median Household Income # 538 7th
Per Capita Income # 425 27th

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