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Wildwood, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The City of Wildwood had a population of 5,153 as of July 1, 2019. 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 38.9918 and longitude -74.8149 in Cape May County. The formal boundaries for the City of Wildwood 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.

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, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Wildwood, NJ Housing Affordability Index is 59
State of New Jersey Housing Affordability Index is 91
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Wildwood, NJ Wealth Index is 41
State of New Jersey Wealth Index is 148
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 5,153 (100%)
Population in Households 4,932 (95.7%)
Population in Families 3,359 (65.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 221 ( 4.3%)
Population Density 3,344
Diversity Index2 78
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $34,921
Average Household Income $54,522
Per Capita Income $23,598
Wealth Index4 41

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 7,168 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 839 (11.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,328 (18.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,001 (69.8%)
Median Home Value $251,620
Housing Affordability Index3 59
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 2,167
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 1,102
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.35% -0.09%
Households -0.41% -0.11%
Families -0.41% -0.09%
Median Household Income   2.33%
Per Capita Income   2.49%

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, 2019 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 # 253 54th
Population Density # 207 62nd
Diversity Index # 53 90th
Median Household Income # 534 2nd
Per Capita Income # 512 6th

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