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Wildwood, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Wildwood is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Sumter County at latitude 28.8057 and longitude -82.0134. Sumter County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 66 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Wildwood, but most people and references simply refer to it as Wildwood, Florida.

The P1 Census Class Code for Wildwood indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

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Wildwood, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 7,994
Population in Households 7,835
Population in Familes 6,225
Population in Group Qrtrs 159
Population Density1 222
Diversity Index2 50


Total Households 3,555
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 2,356
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,678 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,762 (59.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 794 (17.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,123 (24.0%)
Median Home Value $186,833
Average Home Value $254,174


Median Household Income $33,791
Average Household Income $46,666
Per Capita Income $21,541
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 4.21% 5.31%
Households 4.39% 5.58%
Families 4.19% 5.45%
Median Household Income   4.24%
Per Capita Income   3.05%
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.


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, 2014 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 # 351 62nd
Population Density1 # 825 10th
Diversity Index2 # 411 55th
Median Household Income # 754 18th
Per Capita Income # 532 42nd

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