Wildwood Crest, NJ Profile: Facts & Data


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Wildwood Crest, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Wildwood Crest had a population of 3,036 as of July 1, 2018.

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.

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Wildwood Crest, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 3,036
Population in Households 3,036
Population in Familes 2,336
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 2,678
Diversity Index3 28


Median Household Income $56,362
Average Household Income $88,754
Per Capita Income $41,483


Total Housing Units 5,569 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 958 (17.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 461 ( 8.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,150 (74.5%)
Median Home Value $473,864
Average Home Value $547,965


Total Households 1,419
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 845
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.9% -0.88%
Households -0.92% -0.92%
Families -0.99% -0.92%
Median Household Income   3.22%
Per Capita Income   3.73%

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, 2018 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 # 343 37th
Population Density # 260 52nd
Diversity Index # 387 29th
Median Household Income # 450 18th
Per Capita Income # 259 53rd

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