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The City of Wildwood had a population of 35,379 as of July 1, 2022. Wildwood ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Missouri. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Wildwood is located at latitude 38.5828 and longitude -90.6629 in St. Louis County. The formal boundaries for the City of Wildwood encompass a land area of 66.46 sq. miles and a water area of 0.66 sq. miles. St. Louis County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 751 feet.

The City of Wildwood has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Wildwood is located within Township of Chesterfield, a minor civil division (MCD) of St. Louis County.

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Wildwood, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)


Total Population 35,379 (100%)
Population in Households 35,344 (99.9%)
Population in Families 32,496 (91.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 35 ( 0.1%)
Population Density 531
Diversity Index2 31


Median Household Income $141,949
Average Household Income $193,276
% of Income for Mortgage4 15%
Per Capita Income $69,029
Wealth Index5 260


Total HU (Housing Units) 13,030 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11,319 (86.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,225 ( 9.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 487 ( 3.7%)
Median Home Value $403,082
Average Home Value $447,538
Housing Affordability Index3 159


Total Households 12,543
Average Household Size 2.82
Family Households 10,344
Average Family Size 3.00
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2020-2022 2022-2027
Population -0.05% -0.08%
Households 0.22% 0.00%
Families   -0.04%
Median Household Income   1.98%
Per Capita Income   2.49%
Owner Occupied HU   0.09%

Wildwood, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wildwood to the other 1,082 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 19 98th
Population Density # 642 41st
Median Household Income # 13 99th
Housing Affordability Index # 492 45th
Per Capita Income # 19 98th
Diversity Index # 216 80th

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