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.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Wildwoodwas:
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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%.
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.
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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%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
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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.