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Encyclopedia > Lake Wildwood, California

Lake Wildwood is a census-designated place located in Nevada County, California. As of the 2000 census, the CDP had a total population of 4,868.


Location of Lake Wildwood, California

Lake Wildwood is located at 39°14'6" North, 121°12'11" West (39.234885, -121.203026)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 9.1 km˛ (3.5 mi˛). 7.9 km˛ (3.1 mi˛) of it is land and 1.2 km˛ (0.4 mi˛) of it is water. The total area is 12.78% water.


As of the census2 of 2000, there are 4,868 people, 2,157 households, and 1,688 families residing in the CDP. The population density is 614.2/km˛ (1,590.5/mi˛). There are 2,391 housing units at an average density of 301.7/km˛ (781.2/mi˛). The racial makeup of the CDP is 96.53% White, 0.23% African American, 0.39% Native American, 0.78% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.18% from other races, and 1.87% from two or more races. 2.28% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 2,157 households out of which 18.5% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.0% are married couples living together, 5.3% have a female householder with no husband present, and 21.7% are non-families. 18.5% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.8% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.26 and the average family size is 2.52.

In the CDP the population is spread out with 16.4% under the age of 18, 3.3% from 18 to 24, 13.9% from 25 to 44, 29.6% from 45 to 64, and 36.9% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 57 years. For every 100 females there are 91.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 89.8 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP is $58,290, and the median income for a family is $61,972. Males have a median income of $53,162 versus $34,167 for females. The per capita income for the CDP is $32,167. 3.0% of the population and 1.9% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 1.7% of those under the age of 18 and 1.5% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

External links

  • Maps and aerial photos
    • Street map from Mapquest (http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?latlongtype=decimal&latitude=39.234885&longitude=-121.203026&zoom=6)
    • Topographic map from Topozone (http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?lat=39.234885&lon=-121.203026&s=200&size=m&layer=DRG100)
    • Aerial photograph from Microsoft Terraserver (http://terraserver.microsoft.com/map.aspx?t=1&s=14&lon=-121.203026&lat=39.234885&w=750&h=500)

  Results from FactBites:
Lake Wildwood (452 words)
Lake Wildwood is owned by the homeowner's association and has a general manager, staff and 7 directors elected from the association.
Lake Wildwood has many well-maintained grounds facilities, an 18-hole championship golf course, six tennis courts, five beach areas and parks, a pool plus many organized clubs and activities - all for the homeowners who live in the community.
Lake Wildwood is located in Penn Valley, less than two hours away from Reno and Lake Tahoe, three hours to the Bay Area, twenty minutes to Beale Air Force Base and one hour north of Sacramento and Sacramento Airport.
About LWWLake Wildwood Real Estate - Lake Wildwood, California (875 words)
Lake Wildwood (LWW) is tucked in the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas near the Tahoe National Forest and the historic Gold Country towns of Grass Valley/ Nevada City.
The 300 acre lake is for recreational use and remains the same level all year long except for a short maintenance period during the winter.
The largest park, Commodore Park is situated on the north side of the lake and has acres of lush green grass, swimming beach, covered pavilion, BBQ grills, picnic tables and restroom facilities.
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