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 558 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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West Wildwood, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 558
Daytime Population: Workers 92
Daytime Population: Residents 300
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 392
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.70
Population in Households 547
Population in Familes 411
Population in Group Qrtrs 11
Population Density2 2,025
Diversity Index3 18


Median Household Income $41,323
Average Household Income $56,728
Per Capita Income $26,663


Total Housing Units 893 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 189 (21.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 66 ( 7.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 638 (71.4%)
Median Home Value $238,587
Average Home Value $296,032


Total Households 255
Average Household Size 2.15
Family Households 147
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -1.06% -0.95%
Households -1.09% -1.04%
Families -1.16% -1.11%
Median Household Income   1.5%
Per Capita Income   2.85%

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, 2017 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 # 494 10th
Population Density # 326 40th
Diversity Index # 473 14th
Median Household Income # 506 7th
Per Capita Income # 467 14th

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