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 3,071 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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


Total Population 3,071
Daytime Population: Workers 1,384
Daytime Population: Residents 1,248
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,632
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.86
Population in Households 3,071
Population in Familes 2,349
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 2,709
Diversity Index3 28


Median Household Income $51,357
Average Household Income $83,782
Per Capita Income $39,176


Total Housing Units 5,570 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 900 (16.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 536 ( 9.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,134 (74.2%)
Median Home Value $454,478
Average Home Value $549,611


Total Households 1,436
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 857
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 -0.86% -0.96%
Households -0.89% -0.95%
Families -0.93% -0.95%
Median Household Income   1.13%
Per Capita Income   2.32%

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, 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 # 342 37th
Population Density # 255 53rd
Diversity Index # 379 30th
Median Household Income # 468 14th
Per Capita Income # 255 53rd

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