Wilmington, DE 19802 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 19802: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Wilmington, DE 19802

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 551
  • Single Family Addresses: 8,811
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,915
  • County: New Castle County
  • Centroid: Latitude 39.755, Longitude -75.531
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Wilmington, DE 19802 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 27,042
Population in Households 25,069
Population in Familes 19,079
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,973
Population Density1 5,350
Diversity Index2 44


Total Households 10,179
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 6,001
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 11,663 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,258 (45.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,921 (42.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,484 (12.7%)
Median Home Value $154,564
Average Home Value $174,372


Median Household Income $41,637
Average Household Income $58,644
Per Capita Income $23,085
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.53% 0.62%
Households 0.58% 0.69%
Families 0.3% 0.52%
Median Household Income   -0.14%
Per Capita Income   1.56%
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 19802 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 19802 to the other 65 ZIP Codes 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 # 12 83rd
Population Density1 # 5 94th
Diversity Index2 # 31 52nd
Median Household Income # 62 6th
Per Capita Income # 51 23rd

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