Wildwood, MO

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Living in Wildwood

Wildwood is a medium-sized city located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 35,501 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Wildwood is the 17th largest community in Missouri.

Wildwood real estate is some of the most expensive in Missouri, although Wildwood house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Wildwood is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 92.67% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Wildwood is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Wildwood who work in management occupations (18.14%), sales jobs (16.84%), and office and administrative support (11.40%).

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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.33% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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 is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Wildwood, the average commute to work is 30.44 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Wildwood. 64.08% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Wildwood in 2010 was $56,842, which is wealthy relative to Missouri and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $227,368 for a family of four.

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.