Wilder, ID

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Wilder is a very small city located in the state of Idaho. With a population of 1,656 people and just one neighborhood, Wilder is the 84th largest community in Idaho.

Occupations and Workforce

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Wilder is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 58.38% of the Wilder workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Wilder is a city of farmers, fishers, or foresters, sales and office workers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Wilder who work in farm management occupations (23.75%), office and administrative support (8.75%), and sales jobs (5.75%).

You will also find that a lot of people in Wilder work in agricultural jobs - much more than in the average community in America. This will be quite apparent if you drive around town, as much of the landscape is dedicated to farms.

Setting & Lifestyle

Wilder’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.

Being a small city, Wilder does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.


The citizens of Wilder have a very low rate of college education: just 6.64% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, compared to a national average of 21.84% for all cities.

The per capita income in Wilder in 2018 was $18,706, which is low income relative to Idaho and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $74,824 for a family of four. However, Wilder contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Wilder is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Wilder home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Wilder, accounting for 69.27% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Wilder residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Wilder include Irish, English, German, Italian, and Scottish.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Wilder's cultural character, accounting for 30.61% of the city’s population.

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

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Wilder, the neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.


It used to be that most Americans lived on the farm, or otherwise made their living from the land, the forests, or the sea. With global trade and an economy increasingly based on providing services to one another, fewer people farm, fish or harvest timber now than at any time in American history. But according to NeighborhoodScout's leading analysis, the neighborhood stands apart from most American neighborhood due to the proportion of its residents still working in these fields. With 17.0% of the workforce so employed, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of such workers than 99.5% of U.S. neighborhoods.

The Neighbors

There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

The neighbors in the neighborhood in Wilder are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 54.4% of the neighborhoods in America. With 11.6% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 52.2% of U.S. neighborhoods.

The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.

In the neighborhood, 32.1% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 25.5% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in farming, forestry, or commercial fishing (17.0%), and 13.4% in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants.


The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 71.2% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (27.4%).

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

In the neighborhood in Wilder, ID, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (30.5%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (15.0%), and residents who report English roots (13.1%), and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (9.1%), along with some Scottish ancestry residents (1.9%), among others. In addition, 14.1% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (35.2% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (82.7%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (10.9%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.

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