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The City of Wilmington is the largest city in Delaware with a population of 72,164 as of July 1, 2022. 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 39.7459 and longitude -75.5466 in New Castle County. The formal boundaries for the City of Wilmington 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 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.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Wilmington: Christinahamn, Fort Altena, Fort Christina, Walmington, Willington, Willingtown, Wilmington City.
|Total Population||72,164 (100%)|
|Population in Households||69,792 (96.7%)|
|Population in Families||48,748 (67.6%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||2,372 ( 3.3%)|
|Median Household Income||$53,030|
|Average Household Income||$82,099|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||22%|
|Per Capita Income||$35,262|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||34,859 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||13,057 (37.5%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||17,871 (51.3%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||3,931 (11.3%)|
|Median Home Value||$220,236|
|Average Home Value||$306,433|
|Housing Affordability Index3||109|
|Average Household Size||2.26|
|Average Family Size||3.00|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||2.51%|
|Per Capita Income||2.82%|
|Owner Occupied HU||0.64%|
The table below compares Wilmington to the other 79 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Delaware by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 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.
|Total Population||# 1||100th|
|Population Density||# 2||99th|
|Median Household Income||# 67||16th|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 19||24th|
|Per Capita Income||# 35||57th|
|Diversity Index||# 19||77th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Delaware Census Data Comparison Tool.