Wilmington, DE Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Wilmington, Delaware - Basic Facts

The City of Wilmington is the largest city in Delaware with a population of 73,027 as of July 1, 2016. Wilmington ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Delaware. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Wilmington is located at latitude 39.7356 and longitude -75.5321 in New Castle County. The formal boundaries for the City of Wilmington (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.9 sq. miles and a water area of 6.04 sq. miles. New Castle County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 92 feet.

The City of Wilmington (GNIS ID: 2390676) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Delaware is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Wilmington is located within Wilmington Division of New Castle County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Wilmington population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Wilmington: Christinahamn, Fort Altena, Fort Christina, Walmington, Willington, Willingtown, Wilmington City.


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Wilmington, DE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 73,027
Population in Households 69,616
Population in Familes 50,031
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,411
Population Density1 6,697
Diversity Index2 66
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 29,323
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 15,625
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 34,104 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 13,078 (38.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 16,245 (47.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,781 (14.0%)
Median Home Value $172,143
Average Home Value $221,813
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $38,019
Average Household Income $59,965
Per Capita Income $24,885
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.49% 0.61%
Households 0.39% 0.59%
Families 0.23% 0.48%
Median Household Income   -1.41%
Per Capita Income   1.24%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Wilmington, DE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wilmington to the other 77 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Delaware by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 1 100th
Population Density1 # 1 100th
Diversity Index2 # 10 88th
Median Household Income # 74 5th
Per Capita Income # 51 35th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Delaware Census Data Comparison Tool.