Lake Wildwood, California

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Population in 2010: 4,991. Population change since 2000: +2.5%
Males: 2,225  (44.6%)
Females: 2,766  (55.4%)
Median resident age:  57.9 years
California median age:  35.7 years

Zip codes: 95946.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $63,230 (it was $58,290 in 2000)
Lake Wildwood:

$63,230
CA:

$60,190

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $35,885 (it was $32,167 in 2000)

Lake Wildwood CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $343,538 (it was $231,000 in 2000)
Lake Wildwood:

$343,538
CA:

$373,100

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $411,729; Detached houses: $431,060; Townhouses or other attached units: $354,121; In 2-unit structures: $233,031; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $171,492; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $986,503; Mobile homes: $167,529; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $37,063

Median gross rent in 2013: $1,832.

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  • Races in Lake Wildwood, CA (2013)

    Lake Wildwood races chart
    • 4,26781.4%White alone
    • 68713.1%Hispanic
    • 1352.6%American Indian alone
    • 991.9%Two or more races
    • 380.7%Asian alone
    • 310.6%Black alone

Races in Lake Wildwood detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Lake Wildwood: 96.8 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (16.2%), English (11.1%), Irish (11.1%), Italian (5.4%), United States (4.6%), Dutch (3.4%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 1500 feet

Land area: 3.06 square miles.

Population density: 1,631 people per square mile   (low).

Lake Wildwood,CA real estate house value index trend

Lake Wildwood, California map

For population 25 years and over in Lake Wildwood:

  • High school or higher: 93.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 40.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 14.6%
  • Unemployed: 4.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lake Wildwood CDP:

  • Never married: 18.6%
  • Now married: 56.6%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 11.6%
  • Divorced: 11.6%

354 residents are foreign born (3.6% Europe, 2.1% Latin America, 0.9% Asia).

This place:

6.8%
California:

26.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $3,666 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $4,194 (1.1%)

Lake Wildwood satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Loomis Basin-Folsom Lake, CA (30.6 miles , pop. 67,397).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Sacramento, CA (49.1 miles , pop. 407,018).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (389.1 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Penn Valley, CA (1.6 miles ), Rough and Ready, CA (1.9 miles ), Smartsville, CA (2.3 miles) , Grass Valley, CA (2.8 miles ), Dobbins, CA (3.1 miles ), Nevada City, CA (3.2 miles ), Cedar Ridge, CA (3.2 miles ), North San Juan, CA (3.3 miles ).

Latitude: 39.23 N, Longitude: 121.20 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 530

Lake Wildwood household income distribution Lake Wildwood home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.2%
California:

7.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (20%)
  • Health care and social assistance (12%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (10%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (19%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (16%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Community and social service occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)

Work and jobs in Lake Wildwood: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Lake Wildwood, California

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Lake Wildwood-area historical earthquake activity is near California state average. It is 732% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/1906 at 13:12:21, a magnitude 7.9 (7.9 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 129.3 miles away from the city center, causing $524,000,000 total damage
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 215.2 miles away from Lake Wildwood center
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 251.8 miles away from the city center
On 4/25/1992 at 18:06:04, a magnitude 7.2 (6.3 MB, 7.1 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.1 MW, Depth: 9.4 mi) earthquake occurred 170.7 miles away from the city center, causing $75,000,000 total damage
On 10/18/1989 at 00:04:15, a magnitude 7.1 (6.5 MB, 7.1 MS, 6.9 MW, 7.0 ML) earthquake occurred 150.2 miles away from Lake Wildwood center, causing 62 deaths (62 shaking deaths) and 3757 injuries, causing $1,305,032,704 total damage
On 12/21/1932 at 06:10:09, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 175.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Nevada County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Landslides: 4, Storms: 4, Fires: 2, Mudslides: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Lake Wildwood topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Lake Wildwood:

  • OAK PARK NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; GRASS VALLEY, CA)
  • SIERRA NEVADA HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; GRASS VALLEY, CA)
  • WOLF CREEK CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; GRASS VALLEY, CA)
  • SIERRA NEVADA MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 9 miles away; GRASS VALLEY, CA)
  • GOLDEN EMPIRE CONV HOSP (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; GRASS VALLEY, CA)
  • SPRING HILL MANOR (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; GRASS VALLEY, CA)
  • CRYSTAL RIDGE CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; GRASS VALLEY, CA)

Amtrak stations near Lake Wildwood:

  • 8 miles: GRASS VALLEY (125 E. MAIN ST.) - Bus Station . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, public payphones, full-service food facilities, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 11 miles: NEVADA CITY (301 SACRAMENTO ST.) - Bus Station . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, public payphones, snack bar, free short-term parking.
  • 17 miles: COLFAX (CHURCH ST. & SP TRACKS) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lake Wildwood:

  • Yuba College (about 20 miles; Marysville, CA; Full-time enrollment: 4,737)
  • Sierra College (about 31 miles; Rocklin, CA; FT enrollment: 11,488)
  • Butte College (about 38 miles; Oroville, CA; FT enrollment: 8,649)
  • Folsom Lake College (about 40 miles; Folsom, CA; FT enrollment: 5,308)
  • American River College (about 42 miles; Sacramento, CA; FT enrollment: 20,452)
  • Universal Technical Institute of Northern California Inc (about 45 miles; Sacramento, CA; FT enrollment: 3,193)
  • University of Phoenix-Sacramento Valley Campus (about 46 miles; Sacramento, CA; FT enrollment: 2,855)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Penn Valley, Alta Sierra and Lake of the Pines are not cities (communities might be more accurate).

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Notable location: Penn Valley Fire Protection District Station 44 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: Negro Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Lake Wildwood include: Bugler Cove Park (1), Forest Circle Park (2), Meadow Park (3), Miners Gulch Park (4), Vista Park (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beach: Pine Island Beach (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Nevada County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 110. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

110
U.S.:

74

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2005 was 0.279. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.279
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 9.51. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 7.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.51
U.S.:

6.58

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 28.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.1
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 14.5. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 5.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.5
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 6.99. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 7.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.99
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 5.0%
(5.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 7.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 1.7% for other race residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.2 people
California:  2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  73.9%
Whole state:  68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  3.6%
Whole state:  7.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
3 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers in 2010

Lake Wildwood compared to California state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.3
California average:

15.4

Lake Wildwood travel time to work - commute Lake Wildwood mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (70%)
  • Electricity (19%)
  • Wood (4%)
  • Utility gas (2%)
  • Other fuel (2%)
  • No fuel used (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Lake Wildwood CDP (based on Nevada County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant17,52745
Catholic7,9994
Mainline Protestant2,79512
Other2,73226
None67,711-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 25
Nevada County:

2.58 / 10,000 pop.
California:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 9
Nevada County:

0.93 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
Nevada County:

1.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 98
Here:

10.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.1%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Nevada County:

20.5%
California:

21.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.5%
State:

17.9%

6.62% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($50,561 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.62%
California average:

5.03%

0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($364 average AGI)
Nevada County:

0.06%
California average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Placer County, CA  1.03% ($53,635 average AGI)
from Sacramento County, CA  0.46% ($47,071)
from Washoe County, NV  0.27% ($29,380)


6.70% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($42,183 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.70%
California average:

5.12%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($300 average AGI)
Nevada County:

0.06%
California average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Placer County, CA  1.30% ($46,189 average AGI)
to Washoe County, NV  0.67% ($56,733)
to Sacramento County, CA  0.50% ($34,326)

Strongest AM radio stations in Lake Wildwood:

  • KNCO (830 AM; 5 kW; GRASS VALLEY, CA; Owner: NEVADA COUNTY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KFIA (710 AM; 25 kW; CARMICHAEL, CA; Owner: VISTA BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KFBK (1530 AM; 50 kW; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KAHI (950 AM; 10 kW; AUBURN, CA; Owner: IHR EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING)
  • KSTE (650 AM; 25 kW; RANCHO CORDOVA, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KHTK (1140 AM; 50 kW; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KKOH (780 AM; 50 kW; RENO, NV; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KMYC (1410 AM; 5 kW; MARYSVILLE, CA; Owner: THOMAS F. HUTH)
  • KLIB (1110 AM; 10 kW; ROSEVILLE, CA; Owner: WAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KCBC (770 AM; 50 kW; RIVERBANK, CA; Owner: KIERTRON, INC.)
  • KCBS (740 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KFSG (1690 AM; 10 kW; ROSEVILLE, CA; Owner: WAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KUBA (1600 AM; 5 kW; YUBA CITY, CA; Owner: HARLAN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lake Wildwood:

  • KVMR (89.5 FM; NEVADA CITY, CA; Owner: NEVADA CITY COMMUNITY BROADCAST GRUP)
  • KLVS (99.3 FM; GRASS VALLEY, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KNCO-FM (94.1 FM; GRASS VALLEY, CA; Owner: NEVADA COUNTY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KXCL (103.9 FM; YUBA CITY, CA; Owner: HARLAN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KRCX-FM (99.9 FM; MARYSVILLE, CA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KMJE (101.5 FM; GRIDLEY, CA; Owner: RESULTS RADIO LICENSEE, LLC)
  • K213BZ (90.5 FM; RICHVALE, CA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KHHZ (97.7 FM; OROVILLE, CA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • K258AQ (99.5 FM; YANKEE HILL, CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KYIX (104.9 FM; SOUTH OROVILLE, CA; Owner: BUTTE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KHAP (89.1 FM; CHICO, CA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KHGQ (100.3 FM; QUINCY, CA; Owner: KEILY MILLER)
  • KKCY (103.1 FM; COLUSA, CA; Owner: RESULTS RADIO LICENSEE, LLC)
  • K205EJ (88.9 FM; CHESTER, CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KRNO (106.9 FM; INCLINE VILLAGE, NV; Owner: AMERICOM LAS VEGAS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KWYL (102.9 FM; SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KODS (103.7 FM; CARNELIAN BAY, CA; Owner: AMERICOM, A CALIFORNIA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KLCA (96.5 FM; TAHOE CITY, CA; Owner: AMERICOM LAS VEGAS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKTO (90.5 FM; TAHOE CITY, CA; Owner: CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KDOT (104.5 FM; RENO, NV; Owner: LOTUS RADIO CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Lake Wildwood:

  • KMMK-LP (Channel 14; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: CABALLERO TELEVISION TEXAS, L.L.C.)
  • KEZT-CA (Channel 23; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: TELEFUTURA SACRAMENTO LLC)
  • K16CX (Channel 16; GRASS VALLEY, CA; Owner: SIERRA JOINT JR. COLLEGE DISTRICT)

Lake Wildwood on our top lists:

  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Legal support workers"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Secretaries and administrative assistants"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Real estate and rental and leasing"
  • #98 (95946) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Alsatian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Ozone (8-hour) air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
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