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Welcome to Wildwood ...

The coastal city of Wildwood is located in Cape May County<1>.

The location of Wildwood has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Wildwood has a population of 4,952 people<3> (see below for details).

While we don't have a date for the establishment of Wildwood, you might get a feel for its founding by knowing that they incorporated in 1895.

Wildwood is near sea level<4>.

Time Zone: Wildwood lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Wildwood lies within the (609) area code.

Websites for Wildwood ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.capemaycountychamber.com/

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Wildwood, the following might be of interest:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Wildwood had an population of 4,952 people. This is a decrease of 7% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 8.9% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Wildwood had a population of 5,325 people (which is 5.47% of the total population of Cape May County). This makes Wildwood the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Wildwood represents 0.06% of the population of New Jersey (which has 8,791,894 people), making it the state's 58th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 5,325 people, the population of Wildwood decreased 2.04% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 5,436 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Wildwood.

Communities Also Named Wildwood ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 87 communities that are also named Wildwood - they are located in Alabama (2), Alberta, Arkansas (2), British Columbia, California (5), Colorado, Florida (2), Georgia (5), Illinois (3), Indiana (2), Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana (4), Maine, Maryland (2), Michigan (7), Minnesota, Mississippi (5), Missouri (2), New Hampshire, New York (2), North Carolina (5), Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario (3), Oregon (2), Pennsylvania (3), Quebec, South Carolina, Tennessee (4), Texas (2), Utah (4), Virginia (6), Washington (2) and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Wildwood.

Communities near Wildwood ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Wildwood.

  • Sea Isle City [Cape May County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sea Isle City
    • Sea Isle City [Cape May County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Wildwood
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,019 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sea Isle City
  • Erma [Cape May County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Erma
    • Erma [Cape May County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the west of Wildwood
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Erma have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Erma
  • Cape May [Cape May County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cape May
    • Cape May [Cape May County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the southwest of Wildwood
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,404 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cape May
  • Green Creek [Cape May County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Creek
    • Green Creek [Cape May County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the northwest of Wildwood
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Creek
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Cape May Court House [Cape May County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cape May Court House
      • Cape May Court House [Cape May County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the north of Wildwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cape May Court House
    • Villas [Cape May County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Villas
      • Villas [Cape May County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Wildwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Villas have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Villas
    • Norburys Landing [Cape May County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norburys Landing
      • Norburys Landing [Cape May County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the northwest of Wildwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norburys Landing
    • North Cape May [Cape May County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Cape May
      • North Cape May [Cape May County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the west of Wildwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Cape May have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Cape May
    • Goshen [Cape May County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goshen
      • Goshen [Cape May County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the north of Wildwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goshen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goshen
    • Clermont [Cape May County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clermont
      • Clermont [Cape May County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the north of Wildwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clermont

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Wildwood. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Wildwood.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Wildwood. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Wildwood.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Wildwood. Our list includes 6 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Wildwood.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Wildwood ...

Looking for more information about Wildwood? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Wildwood, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Wildwood.

Adding Wildwood to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Wildwood in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Wildwood was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Wildwood on a map titled George#&160;F. Cram Map (1905).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Wildwood on our Genealogy Page.

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About Cape May County

About New Jersey

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Wildwood. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Cape May County: www.co.cape-may.nj.us/

The official website for State of New Jersey: https://www.state.nj.us/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New Jersey's counties, including Cape May, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Wildwood.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Wildwood - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Wildwood) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Wildwood. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from WildwoodOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wildwood. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.9890, Longitude: -74.8199       In this case, the coordinates for Wildwood have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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