North Wildwood is a very small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 3,934 people and just one neighborhood, North Wildwood is the 356th largest community in New Jersey.
Real Estate Prices
Housing costs in North Wildwood are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in New Jersey.
Occupations and Workforce
North Wildwood is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, North Wildwood is a city of sales and office workers, managers and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in North Wildwood who work in sales jobs (16.85%), management occupations (13.13%) and food service (11.36%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Another notable thing is that North Wildwood is a major vacation destination. Much of the city’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, North Wildwood’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.
North Wildwood is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.