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North Wildwood City highlighted in Cape May County. Inset map: Cape May County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.

North Wildwood is a city located on the New Jersey coastline in Cape May County, New Jersey. 4,935 residents were counted during the 2000 census. North Wildwood is home to the Hereford Inlet Lighthouse.


North Wildwood is located at 39°0'8" North, 74°47'58" West (39.002271, -74.799339)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.5 km˛ (2.1 mi˛). 4.6 km˛ (1.8 mi˛) of it is land and 0.9 km˛ (0.4 mi˛) of it is water. The total area is 16.98% water.

North Wildwood borders Stone Harbor Borough, Wildwood City, West Wildwood Borough, Middle Township, and the Atlantic Ocean.


As of the census2 of 2000, there are 4,935 people, 2,309 households, and 1,394 families residing in the city. The population density is 1,076.5/km˛ (2,794.6/mi˛). There are 7,411 housing units at an average density of 1,616.6/km˛ (4,196.7/mi˛). The racial makeup of the city is 96.62% White, 0.81% African American, 0.08% Native American, 0.57% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.77% from other races, and 1.13% from two or more races. 1.95% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 2,309 households out of which 18.0% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.3% are married couples living together, 11.9% have a female householder with no husband present, and 39.6% are non-families. 34.8% of all households are made up of individuals and 15.6% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.14 and the average family size is 2.73.

In the city the population is spread out with 17.2% under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 23.6% from 25 to 44, 29.5% from 45 to 64, and 23.7% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 47 years. For every 100 females there are 92.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 89.9 males.

End of the boardwalk in North Wildwood

The median income for a household in the city is $32,582, and the median income for a family is $46,250. Males have a median income of $32,986 versus $22,064 for females. The per capita income for the city is $19,656. 11.7% of the population and 9.9% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 15.1% of those under the age of 18 and 7.5% 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=39.002271&longitude=-74.799339&zoom=6)
    • Topographic map from Topozone (http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?lat=39.002271&lon=-74.799339&s=200&size=m&layer=DRG100)
    • Aerial photograph from Microsoft Terraserver (http://terraserver.microsoft.com/map.aspx?t=1&s=14&lon=-74.799339&lat=39.002271&w=750&h=500)

  Results from FactBites:
North Wildwood, New Jersey - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (795 words)
North Wildwood is a city located on the Jersey Shore in Cape May County, New Jersey, United States.
North Wildwood was incorporated in 1917 as a city from what had previously been known as Anglesea Borough and North Wildwood Borough.
The Mayor of North Wildwood is William Henfey.
Wildwood, New Jersey - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (935 words)
Wildwood is also a colloquial term referring to the three communities with Wildwood comprising part of the town name, spedifically the Borough of Wildwood Crest, City of Wildwood, and the Borough of North Wildwood.
Wildwood is a resort city that is very popular with vacationers and tourists from New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, Delaware and even nearby parts of Canada during the summer months.
Wildwood is also home to the beverage known as the "Lime Rickey".
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