Lake Wildwood, California

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Population in 2010: 4,991.
Population change since 2000: +2.5%
Males: 2,369  (47.5%)
Females: 2,622  (52.5%)
Median resident age:

62.6 years
California median age:

36.5 years

Zip codes: 95946.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $72,113 (it was $58,290 in 2000)
Lake Wildwood:

$72,113
CA:

$71,805

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $41,291 (it was $32,167 in 2000)

Lake Wildwood CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $398,522 (it was $231,000 in 2000)
Lake Wildwood:

$398,522
CA:

$509,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $462,906; detached houses: $507,935; townhouses or other attached units: $263,459; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $241,841; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $184,024; mobile homes: $68,600

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,606.

March 2019 cost of living index in Lake Wildwood: 98.3 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 2.1%
(2.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 2.3% for Black residents, 2.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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  • Races in Lake Wildwood, CA (2017)
    • 4,40981.8%White alone
    • 4027.5%Hispanic
    • 2644.9%Two or more races
    • 1653.1%Asian alone
    • 440.8%Black alone
    • 120.2%American Indian alone

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

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Ancestries: European (15.8%), Italian (10.0%), English (8.6%), Irish (7.1%), American (6.1%), German (5.7%).

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, California map

432 residents are foreign born (2.9% Europe, 1.1% Latin America, 0.8% Asia).

This place:

8.0%
California:

27.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $3,865 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $4,280 (0.9%)

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

Distribution of median household income in Lake Wildwood, CA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Lake Wildwood, CA in 2017
Lake Wildwood satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.1%
California:

4.6%
Most common industries in Lake Wildwood, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (15.3%)
  • Educational services (8.5%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (8.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.0%)
  • Construction (4.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Health care (10.5%)
  • Construction (7.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (7.0%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (6.8%)
  • Public administration (6.6%)
  • Computer & electronic products (6.3%)
  • Educational services (4.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (20.7%)
  • Educational services (13.5%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (10.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.0%)
  • Social assistance (4.9%)
Most common occupations in Lake Wildwood, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (10.3%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Top executives (3.3%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.2%)
  • Registered nurses (3.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (8.2%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6.6%)
  • Top executives (6.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.5%)
  • Physicians and surgeons (3.6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (12.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.9%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.9%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.9%)

Average climate in Lake Wildwood, California

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 134. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

134
U.S.:

74
Carbon Monoxide Level

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.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 7.46. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 7.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.46
U.S.:

5.56
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 42.5. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 7.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

42.5
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 30.0. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.0
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.76. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.76
U.S.:

8.46

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 Lake Wildwood 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 Lake Wildwood 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 the city 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 Lake Wildwood 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 (13).
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).

Points of interest:

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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
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

For population 15 years and over in Lake Wildwood:

Marital status in Lake Wildwood, CA
  • Never married: 12.1%
  • Now married: 67.2%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 9.1%
  • Divorced: 10.4%

For population 25 years and over in Lake Wildwood:

  • High school or higher: 95.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 42.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 14.5%
  • Unemployed: 4.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 33.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.0
California average:

15.0

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
This county:

10.12 / 10,000 pop.
California:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Nevada County:

7.1%
State:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

20.5%
California:

21.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Nevada County:

13.5%
California:

17.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

55.2%
California:

48.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

50.0%
California:

47.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.5
California:

28.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
Lake Wildwood:

19.6%
State:

20.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Lake Wildwood:

11.1%
California:

11.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Lake Wildwood:

7.1
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Lake Wildwood:

36.6%
California:

31.3%

General health condition:
This city:

56.4%
California:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

72.6%
California:

80.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Lake Wildwood, CA Residents

7.44% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($74,269 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.44%
California average:

5.03%

0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($481 average AGI)
Nevada County:

0.06%
California average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Placer County, CA  1.18% ($66,217 average AGI)
from Sacramento County, CA  0.48% ($58,505)
from Washoe County, NV  0.32% ($52,098)


6.81% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($57,401 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.81%
California average:

5.21%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($424 average AGI)
Nevada County:

0.06%
California average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Placer County, CA  1.17% ($65,405 average AGI)
to Washoe County, NV  0.65% ($65,523)
to Sacramento County, CA  0.57% ($44,948)

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 fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017

Lake Wildwood fatal accident list:

Jun 3, 2006 02:30 PM, Chaparral Dr, Lat: 39.235790, Lon: -121.203250, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 46ft / 14.5mTotal length
  • 6,998Total average daily traffic
  • 139Total average daily truck traffic
  • 9,761Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Lake Wildwood, CA
  • 77.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 11.6%Electricity
  • 5.1%Utility gas
  • 4.2%Wood
  • 0.8%No fuel used
  • 0.5%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Lake Wildwood, CA
  • 74.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 15.2%Wood
  • 10.0%Electricity


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 significantly 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.

Lake Wildwood on our top lists:

  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of one, detached housing units in structures (2,000+ housing units)"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Sweden (population 500+)"
  • #71 (95946) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the smallest percentage of returns reporting salary or wage in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
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