Wildwood, NJ

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Population

5,136

1.08% decline

Median Age

45.6


Median Household Income

$29,945

5.92% growth

Poverty Rate

27.7%


Number of Employees

1,893

3.27% growth

Median Property Value

$221,500

1.73% decline

About

In 2017, Wildwood, NJ had a population of 5.14k people with a median age of 45.6 and a median household income of $29,945. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Wildwood, NJ declined from 5,192 to 5,136, a -1.08% decrease and its median household income grew from $28,271 to $29,945, a 5.92% increase.

The population of Wildwood, NJ is 65.6% White Alone, 23.2% Hispanic or Latino, and 7.44% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Wildwood, NJ speak a non-English language, and 95.8% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Wildwood, NJ is $221,500, and the homeownership rate is 44.5%. Most people in Wildwood, NJ commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 17.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Wildwood, NJ is 1 car per household.

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Economy

The economy of Wildwood, NJ employs 1.89k people. The largest industries in Wildwood, NJ are Accommodation & Food Services (457 people), Retail Trade (277 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (187 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($78,750), Utilities ($66,786), and Public Administration ($63,261).

Median household income in Wildwood, NJ is $29,945. Males in Wildwood, NJ have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $61,412. The income inequality in Wildwood, NJ (measured using the Gini index) is 0.493, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$29,945

2017 value

± $4,224

5.92%

1 Year Growth

± 18.5%

Households in Wildwood, NJ have a median annual income of $29,945, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $28,271 in 2016, which represents a 5.92% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$84,632

Average Male Salary

± $1,612

$61,412

Average Female Salary

± $1,170

In 2017, full-time male employees in New Jersey made 1.38 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $79,679 ± $3,060

  2. White

    $67,619 ± $1,158

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $52,154 ± $45,004

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of New Jersey workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.18 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Wildwood, NJ is from New Jersey.

0.493

2017 Wage GINI

0.491

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in New Jersey was 0.493 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.437% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for New Jersey was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in New Jersey in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in New Jersey across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 215

  2. Census Tract 214

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Wildwood, NJ was Census Tract 215 with a value of $40,652, followed by Census Tract 214 and N/A, with respective values of $30,433 and N/A.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

27.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Wildwood, NJ (1.42k out of 5.14k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Males 45 - 54.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    1,101 ± 281

  2. Hispanic

    622 ± 239

  3. Black

    161 ± 146

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Wildwood, NJ is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

1.89k

2017 Value

± 293

3.27%

1 Year growth

± 21.7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Wildwood, NJ grew at a rate of 3.27%, from 1.83k employees to 1.89k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Wildwood, NJ, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (252 people), Sales & Related Occupations (252 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (236 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Wildwood, NJ.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Wildwood, NJ, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (252 people), Sales & Related Occupations (252 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (236 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Wildwood, NJ has an unusually high number of residents working as Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (5.22 times higher than expected), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (2.13 times), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (2.01 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Wildwood, NJ, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($250,001), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($80,938), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations ($68,021).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

1.89k

2017 Value

± 293

3.27%

1 Year growth

± 21.7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Wildwood, NJ grew at a rate of 3.27%, from 1.83k employees to 1.89k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Wildwood, NJ, are Accommodation & Food Services (457 people), Retail Trade (277 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (187 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Wildwood, NJ, though some of these residents may live in Wildwood, NJ and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Wildwood, NJ, by number of employees, are Accommodation & Food Services (457 people), Retail Trade (277 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (187 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Wildwood, NJ has an unusually high number of Accommodation & Food Services (3.17 times higher than expected), Utilities (2.07 times), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (1.62 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Wildwood, NJ, by median earnings, are Information ($78,750), Utilities ($66,786), and Public Administration ($63,261).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from New Jersey to other states, or from other states to New Jersey.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $48.1B

  2. $36.5B

  3. $35.3B

In 2015, the top outbound New Jersey product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $48.1B, followed by Electronics ($36.5B) and Motorized vehicles ($35.3B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound New Jersey products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$467B

2015 Value

$734B

Projected 2045 Value

57.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound New Jersey trade was $467B. This is expected to increase 57.1% to $734B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound New Jersey trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from New Jersey to other states, or from other states to New Jersey.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $70.5B

  2. $48.9B

  3. $16.6B

In 2015, the top outbound New Jersey domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $70.5B, followed by Pennsylvania with $48.9B and California and $16.6B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that New Jersey shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

92.1% of the population of Wildwood, NJ has health coverage, with 28% on employee plans, 31.1% on Medicaid, 16.7% on Medicare, 14.1% on non-group plans, and 2.15% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Wildwood, NJ was $8,859 in 2014. This is a 4.91% increase from the previous year ($8,444).

Primary care physicians in Wildwood, NJ see 1184 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.11% increase from the previous year (1171 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1187 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 534 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Salem County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (12.1%). Additionally, Cumberland County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (34.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,184 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in New Jersey see an average of 1,184 patients per year. This represents a 1.11% increase from the previous year (1,171 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,859

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$5,081

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$8,049

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$12,614

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in New Jersey (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.91%, from $8,444 to $8,859.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

7.93%

Uninsured

28%

Employer Coverage

31.1%

Medicaid

16.7%

Medicare

14.1%

Non-Group

2.15%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Wildwood, NJ declined by 13.7% from 9.18% to 7.93%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Wildwood, NJ changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 12.1% prevalence

  2. 11.7% prevalence

  3. 11.7% prevalence

Salem County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in New Jersey, at 12.1%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in New Jersey by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Wildwood, NJ is home to a population of 5.14k people, from which 95.8% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Wildwood, NJ residents were born outside of the country (487 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Wildwood, NJ is composed of 3.37k White Alone residents (65.6%), 1.19k Hispanic or Latino residents (23.2%), 382 Black or African American Alone residents (7.44%), 92 Asian Alone residents (1.79%), 81 Two or More Races residents (1.58%), 18 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.35%), 0 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Wildwood, NJ are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

46

Median Native-Born Age

± 4.9

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Wildwood, NJ was 45.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 46, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Wildwood, NJ are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Wildwood, NJ residents was 46.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2017 Foreign-Born Population

  1. N/A%

    487 people

  2. N/A%

    N/A people

As of 2017, N/A% of Wildwood, NJ residents (487 people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Wildwood, NJ was N/A%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. India

    251,165 ± 12,131 people

  2. Dominican Republic

    162,243 ± 9,799 people

  3. Mexico

    124,109 ± 8,589 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New Jersey was India, the natal country of 251,165 New Jersey residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 162,243 and Mexico with 124,109.

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Citizenship

95.8%

2017 Citizenship

95.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 95.8% of Wildwood, NJ residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Wildwood, NJ was 95.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    3.37k ± 429

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1.19k ± 423

  3. Black or African American Alone

    382 ± 231

In 2017, there were 2.82 times more White Alone residents (3.37k people) in Wildwood, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.19k Hispanic or Latino and 382 Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Wildwood, NJ as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Wildwood, NJ citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Wildwood, NJ was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Wildwood, NJ are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    162 ± 64

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    26 ± 35

  3. Korea

    24 ± 29

Wildwood, NJ has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 6.23 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Wildwood, NJ was $221,500 in 2017, which is 1.02 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $225,400 to $221,500, a 1.73% decrease. The homeownership rate in Wildwood, NJ is 44.5%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Wildwood, NJ have an average commute time of 17.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Wildwood, NJ is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

Income

Household Income

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$29,945

Median Household Income

± $4,224

2.4k

Number of Households

± 316

In 2017, the median household income of the 2.4k households in Wildwood, NJ grew to $29,945 from the previous year's value of $28,271.

The following chart displays the households in Wildwood, NJ distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$221,500

2017 Median

± $16,971

$225,400

2016 Median

± $14,418

In 2017, the median property value in Wildwood, NJ declined from to $221,500 from the previous year's value of $225,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Wildwood, NJ compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Wildwood, NJ the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Wildwood, NJ distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Wildwood, NJ the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

44.5%

2017 Homeownership

45.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 44.5% of the housing units in Wildwood, NJ were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 45.6%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Wildwood, NJ compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

1 car

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Wildwood, NJ distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Wildwood, NJ have 1 car, followed by 2 cars.

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Commute Time

17.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Wildwood, NJ have a shorter commute time (17.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.7% of the workforce in Wildwood, NJ have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    62.5%

  2. Walked

    13.4%

  3. Public Transit

    11.4%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Wildwood, NJ was Drove Alone (62.5%), followed by those who Walked (13.4%) and those who Public Transit (11.4%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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