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|• Mayor||Jim Bowlin|
|• Total||67.08 sq mi (173.74 km2)|
|• Land||66.42 sq mi (172.03 km2)|
|• Water||0.66 sq mi (1.71 km2)|
|Elevation||755 ft (230 m)|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||530/sq mi (200/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1699796|
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, and numerous other trails, parks, and reserves such as Rockwoods Reservation and Babler State Park.
Wildwood is located at  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.(38.581653, -90.649427).
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census 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.
As of the census 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: $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.
The City of Wildwood contracts for police service with the St. Louis County Police Department.
- David Freese, former third baseman for the St. Louis Cardinals, grew up in Wildwood and went to Rockwood Valley Middle School, then graduated from Lafayette High School in 2001. Freese's clutch play in the postseason helped the Cardinals win the 2011 National League pennant over the Milwaukee Brewers and the World Series over the Texas Rangers. Freese was honored by being named the 2011 NL Championship Series MVP and the 2011 World Series MVP.
- Ryan Howard, former first baseman for the Philadelphia Phillies, grew up in Wildwood and went to Lafayette High School.
- Luke Voit, current first baseman for the New York Yankees
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