Wildwood, Florida Population 2022

17,534
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Wildwood is a city located in Sumter County Florida. With a 2020 population of 17,534, it is the 219th largest city in Florida and the 2586th largest city in the United States. Wildwood is currently growing at a rate of 5.42% annually and its population has increased by 11.47% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 15,730 in 2020. Spanning over 42 miles, Wildwood has a population density of 422 people per square mile.

The average household income in Wildwood is $68,324 with a poverty rate of 24.98%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,000 per month, and the median house value is $217,800. The median age in Wildwood is 52.4 years, 40.9 years for males, and 58.2 years for females.

Wildwood Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Wildwoodwas:

  • White: 68.85%
  • Black or African American: 23.30%
  • Asian: 6.00%
  • Two or more races: 1.83%
  • Native American: 0.03%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Wildwood, Florida is 17,534 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 15,730.

Wildwood, Florida Population 2022

Population by Race

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Wildwood Population by Race

Wildwood Population Pyramid 2022

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Wildwood Median Age

46.8


Total

40.5


Male

53.1


Female

Wildwood Adults

There are 5,592 adults, (2,388 of whom are seniors) in Wildwood.

Wildwood Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

74.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

54.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Wildwood Sex Ratio

Female

4,497

61.28%

Male

2,842

38.72%

Wildwood Population by Age

Wildwood Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Wildwood Household Types

51.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Wildwood Households and Families

2.87

Average Family Size

2.18

Average Household Size

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Wildwood Households by Type

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Wildwood Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Wildwood Educational Attainment by Race

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 28.65%.

Wildwood Educational Attainment by Race

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$26,864

Average Earnings

$31,220

Average Male

$21,984

Average Female

Wildwood Earnings by Educational Attainment

Wildwood Language by Age

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Wildwood Language

90.95% of Wildwood residents speak only English, while 9.05% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 6.44% of the population.

Wildwood Language

Wildwood Poverty by Race

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24.98%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.05%

Male Poverty Rate

28.79%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wildwood

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wildwood is Black, with 56.97% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.65%. Among those working part-time, it was 39.28%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.26%.

Wildwood Poverty

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Wildwood Poverty Rate by Education

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Wildwood Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Wildwood Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Wildwood Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

46.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

59.6%

Male Marriage Rate

38.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Wildwood Married by Age and Sex

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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 55-64.

Wildwood Marital Status by Race

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Wildwood Marital Status

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450

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Wildwood Veterans by War

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Wildwood Veterans by Age

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Wildwood Veterans by Race

Wildwood Veterans by Education

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0.23%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.98%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wildwood Veterans by Education

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42.7%

Labor Force Participation

39.4%

Employment Rate

7.4%

Unemployment Rate

Wildwood Employment by Age

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Wildwood Employment by Race

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Wildwood Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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36.14%

Born in Wildwood

86.80%

Native Born

13.20%

Foreign Born

5.90%

Non Citizen

7.30%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

86.80% of Wildwood residents were born in the United States, with 36.14% having been born in Florida. 5.90% 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: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Wildwood Population by Year