Wilder, VT Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Wilder, Vermont - Basic Facts

The Wilder Census Designated Place had a population of 1,636 as of July 1, 2017. Wilder ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Vermont. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Wilder is located at latitude 43.6711 and longitude -72.311 in Windsor County. The formal boundaries for the Wilder Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.81 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Windsor County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 427 feet.

The Wilder Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2378351) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Wilder Census Designated Place is located within Town of Hartford, a minor civil division (MCD) of Windsor County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Wilder population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Wilder: Olcott, Olcott Falls.

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Wilder, VT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,636
Daytime Population: Workers 187
Daytime Population: Residents 613
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 800
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.49
Population in Households 1,636
Population in Familes 1,259
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 2,011
Diversity Index3 17


Median Household Income $70,016
Average Household Income $76,296
Per Capita Income $32,412


Total Housing Units 787 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 473 (60.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 222 (28.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 92 (11.7%)
Median Home Value $227,373
Average Home Value $267,653


Total Households 695
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 432
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.45% -0.52%
Households -0.39% -0.46%
Families -0.65% -0.61%
Median Household Income   1.19%
Per Capita Income   2.04%

Wilder, VT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wilder to the other 120 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Vermont by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 30 76th
Population Density # 10 93rd
Diversity Index # 18 86th
Median Household Income # 8 94th
Per Capita Income # 25 80th

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