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 4,860 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Lake Wildwood, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 4,860
Daytime Population: Workers 436
Daytime Population: Residents 3,153
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,589
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.74
Population in Households 4,857
Population in Familes 4,127
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density2 1,590
Diversity Index3 22


Median Household Income $70,316
Average Household Income $83,180
Per Capita Income $37,080


Total Housing Units 2,669 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,780 (66.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 386 (14.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 503 (18.8%)
Median Home Value $409,783
Average Home Value $447,921


Total Households 2,166
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 1,600
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.37% -0.12%
Households -0.37% -0.11%
Families -0.38% -0.13%
Median Household Income   0.27%
Per Capita Income   1.58%

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, 2017 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 # 654 57th
Population Density # 663 56th
Diversity Index # 1468 3rd
Median Household Income # 468 69th
Per Capita Income # 442 71st

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