Wildwood, Missouri
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Wildwood, Missouri
Wildwood, Missouri
Official logo of Wildwood, Missouri
Motto(s): 
"Planning Tomorrow Today"
Location of Wildwood, Missouri
Location of Wildwood, Missouri
Coordinates: 38°34?54?N 90°38?58?W / 38.58167°N 90.64944°W / 38.58167; -90.64944Coordinates: 38°34?54?N 90°38?58?W / 38.58167°N 90.64944°W / 38.58167; -90.64944
CountryUnited States
StateMissouri
CountySt. Louis
Government
 o MayorJim Bowlin
Area
 o Total67.08 sq mi (173.74 km2)
 o Land66.42 sq mi (172.03 km2)
 o Water0.66 sq mi (1.71 km2)
Elevation
755 ft (230 m)
Population
 o Total35,517
 o Estimate 
(2018)[3]
35,517
 o Density530/sq mi (200/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central (CST))
 o Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
FIPS code29-79820[4]
GNIS feature ID1699796[5]
Websitewww.cityofwildwood.com

Wildwood is a city in St. Louis County, Missouri, United States. It is located in the far western portion of the county. As of the 2010 census, the population was 35,517. Wildwood is the home of the Al Foster Trail,[6] and numerous other trails, parks, and reserves such as Rockwoods Reservation and Babler State Park.

Geography

Wildwood is located at 38°34?54?N 90°38?58?W / 38.58167°N 90.64944°W / 38.58167; -90.64944 (38.581653, -90.649427).[7] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 67.08 square miles (173.74 km2), of which 66.42 square miles (172.03 km2) is land and 0.66 square miles (1.71 km2) is water.[1]

Wildwood is bounded to the north by Chesterfield; on the east by Clarkson Valley and Ellisville; to the south by Eureka and Pacific; and on the west by Franklin County.[8]

Demographics

2010 census

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 35,517 people, 12,112 households, and 10,153 families residing in the city. The population density was 534.7 inhabitants per square mile (206.4/km2). There were 12,604 housing units at an average density of 189.8 per square mile (73.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 87.2% White, 6.7% African American, 0.2% Native American, 4.0% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 1.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.3% of the population.

There were 12,112 households of which 45.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 75.2% were married couples living together, 6.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 16.2% were non-families. 13.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.93 and the average family size was 3.24.

The median age in the city was 41.5 years. 30.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.3% were from 25 to 44; 34.8% were from 45 to 64; and 8.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.5% male and 50.5% female.

2000 census

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 32,884 people, 10,837 households, and 9,243 families residing in the city. Estimated median house/condo value in 2005: $345,100. The population density was 498.0 people per square mile (192.3/km²). There were 11,229 housing units at an average density of 170.1 per square mile (65.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.74% White, 1.62% African American, 0.12% Native American, 2.38% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.29% from other races, and 0.83% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.38% of the population.

There were 10,837 households out of which 51.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 79.0% were married couples living together, 4.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 14.7% were non-families. 12.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.02 and the average family size was 3.32.

In the city, the population was spread out with 33.2% under the age of 18, 4.8% from 18 to 24, 31.4% from 25 to 44, 25.1% from 45 to 64, and 5.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.1 males.

Estimated median household income in 2007:[9] $113,270. Males had a median income of $75,849 versus $41,224 for females. The per capita income for the city was $38,485. About 1.6% of families and 2.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.1% of those under age 18 and 5.4% of those age 65 or over.

Education

Wildwood is served by Rockwood School District, with one high school within the city limits, Lafayette High School.

St. Louis Community College-Wildwood is a local, two-year public community college located off routes 100 and 109.

Police

The City of Wildwood contracts for police service with the St. Louis County Police Department.

Notable people

Culture

Big Chief Restaurant.jpg

The Big Chief Restaurant is all that remains of a tourist complex that opened on U.S. Route 66 in 1928. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places listings in 2003.[10]

References

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2011-06-28. Retrieved .
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved .
  3. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved 2019.
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved .
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved .
  6. ^ https://www.cityofwildwood.com/168/Al-Foster-Memorial-Trail
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved .
  8. ^ "St. Louis County Interactive Maps". Archived from the original on 2010-04-23. Retrieved .
  9. ^ Bureau, U.S. Census. "American FactFinder - Community Facts". factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2018.
  10. ^ "Big Chief Restaurant:Wildwood, Missouri". National Park Service. Retrieved 2017.

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