Wildwood, MO
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Wildwood is a medium-sized city located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 35,899 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 93.21% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Wildwood is a city of sales and office workers, managers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Wildwood who work in management occupations (19.23%), sales jobs (17.40%), and office and administrative support (10.64%).

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: 7.98% 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.

Because of many things, Wildwood is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Wildwood really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Wildwood perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

If knowledge is power, Wildwood is a pretty powerful place. 64.49% of the adults in Wildwood have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Wildwood in 2010 was $51,868, which is wealthy relative to Missouri and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $207,472 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 Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

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