Wildwood, FL


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Wildwood is a somewhat small city located in the state of Florida. With a population of 6,590 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Wildwood is the 241st largest community in Florida. Much of the housing stock in Wildwood was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Wildwood economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Wildwood, where the median household income is $40,039.00.

Wildwood is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Wildwood is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Wildwood who work in sales jobs (19.32%), office and administrative support (17.30%), and food service (10.64%).

A relatively large number of people in Wildwood telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.16% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.

It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Wildwood has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Wildwood has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Wildwood than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Wildwood may be for you.

The citizens of Wildwood are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 23.62% of adults in Wildwood having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Wildwood in 2010 was $24,313, which is middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $97,252 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 Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

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