Lake Wildwood, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Lake Wildwood, California - Basic Facts

The Lake Wildwood Census Designated Place had a population of 4,933 as of July 1, 2016. Lake Wildwood ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Lake Wildwood is located at latitude 39.2332 and longitude -121.1977 in Nevada County. The formal boundaries for the Lake Wildwood Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.06 sq. miles and a water area of 0.45 sq. miles. Nevada County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 1,529 feet.

The Lake Wildwood Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408555) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Lake Wildwood Census Designated Place is located within Grass Valley CCD of Nevada County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lake Wildwood population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Lake Wildwood, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 4,933
Population in Households 4,930
Population in Familes 4,192
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density1 1,614
Diversity Index2 22


Total Households 2,195
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 1,624
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,671 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,803 (67.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 392 (14.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 476 (17.8%)
Median Home Value $395,887
Average Home Value $436,772


Median Household Income $70,376
Average Household Income $83,228
Per Capita Income $37,042
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.19% -0.06%
Households -0.22% -0.05%
Families -0.21% -0.05%
Median Household Income   1.78%
Per Capita Income   2.0%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Lake Wildwood, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lake Wildwood to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 648 57th
Population Density1 # 657 57th
Diversity Index2 # 1468 3rd
Median Household Income # 431 72nd
Per Capita Income # 381 75th

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