Wildwood, FL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Wildwood, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Wildwood had a population of 8,254 as of July 1, 2015. Wildwood ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Florida. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Wildwood is located at latitude 28.8057 and longitude -82.0134 in Sumter County. The formal boundaries for the City of Wildwood (see map below) encompass a land area of 36.09 sq. miles and a water area of 3.98 sq. miles. Sumter County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 66 feet.

The City of Wildwood (GNIS ID: 2405745) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve 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 population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Wildwood, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 8,254
Population in Households 8,094
Population in Familes 6,443
Population in Group Qrtrs 160
Population Density1 230
Diversity Index2 49


Total Households 3,654
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 2,422
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,782 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,832 (59.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 822 (17.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,128 (23.6%)
Median Home Value $191,771
Average Home Value $259,439


Median Household Income $35,581
Average Household Income $47,097
Per Capita Income $21,755
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 4.03% 5.0%
Households 4.08% 5.01%
Families 3.92% 4.96%
Median Household Income   3.41%
Per Capita Income   2.57%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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Wildwood, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wildwood to the other 920 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 349 62nd
Population Density1 # 822 11th
Diversity Index2 # 424 54th
Median Household Income # 721 22nd
Per Capita Income # 533 42nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Florida Census Data Comparison Tool.