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Wildwood Crest is a borough in Cape May County, in the Ocean City metro area.

The latitude of Wildwood Crest is 38.974N. The longitude is -74.833W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 7 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 3,884.


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Median household income
Local
$36,579
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Wildwood Crest demographic reports
Wildwood Crest is on the Atlantic.
Known for its 1950s-1960s motel architecture, which Smithsonian magazine called "Doo Wop by the Sea"
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 7. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.8 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Mid Summer Festival - July 28-29, 2007
Dates often change. Check Wildwood Crest web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Sunset Lake & Turtle Gut Park and Memorial

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Wildwood Crest demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Cape May County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Atlantic-Cape May area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 08260 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

17% of Wildwood Crest residents report German ancestry, and 23% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Wildwood Crest ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Wildwood Crest was $23,741, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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26% of Wildwood Crest residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Wildwood Crest, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $525.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,383.


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Cape May County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Wildwood Crest political report.

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The average commute time for Wildwood Crest workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Wildwood Crest include Pan American Hotel, Port Royal Hotel.

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