Wildwood, FL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Wildwood, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Wildwood had a population of 8,749 as of July 1, 2017. 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.

Florida is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Wildwood is located within Wildwood CCD of Sumter County.

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, 2017.

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


Total Population 8,749
Daytime Population: Workers 5,223
Daytime Population: Residents 6,768
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 11,991
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.37
Population in Households 8,713
Population in Familes 6,953
Population in Group Qrtrs 36
Population Density2 242
Diversity Index3 41


Median Household Income $44,060
Average Household Income $59,299
Per Capita Income $29,187


Total Housing Units 5,194 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,424 (65.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 623 (12.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,147 (22.1%)
Median Home Value $183,071
Average Home Value $209,667


Total Households 4,047
Average Household Size 2.15
Family Households 2,707
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 3.82% 5.36%
Households 4.52% 5.27%
Families 4.56% 5.21%
Median Household Income   3.0%
Per Capita Income   2.87%

Wildwood, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wildwood to the other 919 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida 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 # 347 62nd
Population Density # 817 11th
Diversity Index # 528 43rd
Median Household Income # 547 41st
Per Capita Income # 358 61st

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