Wildwood, FL

Wildwood profile

Living in Wildwood

Wildwood is a somewhat small city located in the state of Florida. With a population of 7,276 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Wildwood is the 241st largest community in Florida. Wildwood has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Wildwood, where the median household income is $41,968.00.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Wildwood is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Wildwood is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Wildwood who work in sales jobs (21.10%), management occupations (10.80%), and office and administrative support (8.39%).

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.49% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Wildwood has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Wildwood a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

Wildwood is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

The citizens of Wildwood are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 22.37% of adults in Wildwood having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Wildwood in 2018 was $31,449, which is middle income relative to Florida, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $125,796 for a family of four. However, Wildwood contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Wildwood is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Wildwood home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Wildwood residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Wildwood include German, Irish, English, Italian, and French.

The most common language spoken in Wildwood is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Polish.