Wildwood, MO

Wildwood profile

Living in Wildwood

Wildwood is a medium-sized city located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 35,432 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Wildwood is the 17th largest community in Missouri.

Wildwood home prices are not only among the most expensive in Missouri, but Wildwood real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Wildwood is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 91.49% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Wildwood is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Wildwood who work in management occupations (18.24%), sales jobs (15.51%), and office and administrative support (10.12%).

Also of interest is that Wildwood has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.98% 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.

Wildwood is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Wildwood’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Wildwood, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.81 minutes every day commuting to work.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Wildwood, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Wildwood is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 63.54% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Wildwood in 2018 was $61,665, which is wealthy relative to Missouri and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $246,660 for a family of four.

Wildwood is a somewhat 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 Asian. 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 Langs. of India and Spanish.