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Wildwood, Missouri
City of Wildwood
Bicycle event at Wildwood Municipal Building, October 2016
Bicycle event at Wildwood Municipal Building, October 2016
Official logo of Wildwood, Missouri
Motto(s): 
“Planning Tomorrow Today”
Location of Wildwood, Missouri
Location of Wildwood, Missouri
Country United States
State Missouri
County St. Louis
Area
 • Total 66.85 sq mi (173.14 km2)
 • Land 66.64 sq mi (172.60 km2)
 • Water 0.21 sq mi (0.55 km2)
Elevation
751 ft (229 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 35,417
 • Density 529.80/sq mi (204.557/km2)
Time zone UTC−6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC−5 (CDT)
FIPS code 29-79820
GNIS feature ID 1699796
Website www.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 2020 census, the population was 35,417. Wildwood is the home of the Al Foster Trail, 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).

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.

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

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
2000 32,884
2010 35,517 8.0%
2020 35,417 −0.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

2020 census

As of the 2020 census, there were 35,417 people and 12,438 households living in the city. The racial makeup of the city was 85.6% White (84.8% non-Hispanic White), 1.6% African American, 0.1% Native American, 6.0% Asian, 0.7% from other races, and 5.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.3%.

2010 census

At the 2010 census there were 35,517 people, 12,112 households, and 10,153 families living 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%.

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Pond School in Wildwood, MO

Of the 12,112 households 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 households were one person and 5% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.93 and the average family size was 3.24.

The median age 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 or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.5% male and 50.5% female.

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.

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