Wildwood, NJ 08260 ZIP Code Profile


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
  • County: Cape May County
  • Centroid: Latitude 38.987, Longitude -74.823
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,178
  • PO Box Addresses: 347
  • Residential Addresses: 7,127
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 767
    • Single Family Addresses: 6,360

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Database updated: May 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Wildwood, NJ 08260 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 12,808
Daytime Population: Workers 8,242
Daytime Population: Residents 6,134
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 14,376
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.12
Population in Households 12,572
Population in Familes 8,970
Population in Group Qrtrs 236
Population Density2 1,552
Diversity Index3 54


Median Household Income $41,349
Average Household Income $65,095
Per Capita Income $30,773


Total Housing Units 23,675 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,065 (12.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,854 (12.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 17,756 (75.0%)
Median Home Value $355,071
Average Home Value $415,179


Total Households 5,919
Average Household Size 2.12
Family Households 3,200
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 -0.87% -0.92%
Households -0.92% -0.95%
Families -0.96% -0.98%
Median Household Income   0.48%
Per Capita Income   2.4%

Wildwood, NJ 08260 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 08260 to the other 579 ZIP Codes 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 # 248 57th
Population Density # 330 43rd
Diversity Index # 232 60th
Median Household Income # 532 8th
Per Capita Income # 422 27th

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