Wildwood, Florida Population 2024

20,107

Wildwood is a city located in Sumter County Florida. Wildwood has a 2024 population of 20,107. Wildwood is currently growing at a rate of 6.28% annually and its population has increased by 26.46% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 15,900 in 2020.

The average household income in Wildwood is $89,209 with a poverty rate of 17.06%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Wildwood is 58.6 years, 58.5 years for males, and 58.7 years for females.

Wildwood Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Wildwood was:

  • White: 76.8%
  • Black or African American: 15.26%
  • Asian: 3.16%
  • Two or more races: 2.98%
  • Other race: 1.8%
  • Native American:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
State
Florida
Land Area (mi²)
41.6 sq mi
Density (mi²)
483.40/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
26.46% (4,207)
The current population of Wildwood, Florida is 20,107 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 15,900.

Wildwood, Florida Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White12,08576.8%
Black or African American2,40115.26%
Asian4973.16%
Two or more races4692.98%
Other race2831.8%
Native American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Asian

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Wildwood Population by Race

Wildwood Population Pyramid 2024

Wildwood Median Age

58.6

Total

58.5

Male

58.7

Female

Wildwood Adults

There are 13,390 adults, (5,904 of whom are seniors) in Wildwood.

Wildwood Age Dependency

110.2

Age Dependency Ratio

78.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Wildwood Sex Ratio

Female9,14758.13%
Male6,58841.87%

Wildwood Population by Age

Wildwood Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All7,5342.066634
Married3,4802.5389.310.7
Non Family3,0091.1653.246.8
Female8082.8519.780.3
Male2373.8643.556.5
showing: 5 rows

2.63

Average Family Size

2.06

Average Household Size

66.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Wildwood Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Wildwood Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Wildwood Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 93.76%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 64.75%.

Wildwood Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$36,672

Average Earnings

$35,297

Average Male

$43,750

Average Female

Wildwood Earnings by Educational Attainment

Wildwood Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Wildwood Language

93.57% of Wildwood residents speak only English, while 6.43% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 3.07% of the population.

Wildwood Language

Wildwood Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White11,7421,49312.72%
Black2,3641,02943.53%
Hispanic48712926.49%
Other2838028.27%
Multiple4594910.68%
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17.06%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.75%

Male Poverty Rate

22.36%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wildwood

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wildwood is Black, with 43.53% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wildwood is Multiple, with 10.68% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was . Among those working part-time, it was 21.15%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.19%.

Wildwood Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade18.54%
High School15.77%
Some College9.07%
Bachelors or Greater6.85%
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Wildwood Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed19.83%
Female Unemployed19.81%
Female Employed12.44%
Male Employed5.78%
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Wildwood Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Wildwood Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Wildwood Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

54.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

64.7%

Male Marriage Rate

46.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Wildwood Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Wildwood Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Wildwood Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Wildwood Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,109

Number of Veterans

997

Male Veterans

112

Female Veterans

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Wildwood Veterans by War

count

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Wildwood Veterans by Age

count

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Wildwood Veterans by Race

Wildwood Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0.74%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.9%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wildwood Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

41.4%

Labor Force Participation

38.1%

Employment Rate

7.8%

Unemployment Rate

Wildwood Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Wildwood Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Wildwood Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

23.27%

Born in Wildwood

91.92%

Native Born

8.08%

Foreign Born

3.81%

Non Citizen

4.27%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.92% of Wildwood residents were born in the United States, with 23.27% having been born in Florida. 3.81% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Wildwood Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202926,0471,1884.78%
202824,8591,1885.02%
202723,6711,1885.28%
202622,4831,1885.58%
202521,2951,1885.91%
202420,1071,1886.28%
202318,9191,1886.7%
202217,7311,1887.18%
202116,5436434.04%
202015,9008,557116.53%
20197,3432603.67%
20187,0832313.37%
20176,8521942.91%
20166,6583094.87%
20156,3492834.67%
20146,0663425.97%
20135,7243075.67%
20125,4172374.58%
20115,180691.35%
20105,1111,18730.25%
20003,92450314.7%
19903,42175628.37%
19802,665
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Wildwood Population by Year