The City of Wilmington is the largest city in Delaware with a population of 73,672 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Wilmington: Christinahamn, Fort Altena, Fort Christina, Walmington, Willington, Willingtown, Wilmington City.
|Daytime Population: Workers||66,947|
|Daytime Population: Residents||40,080|
|Total Daytime Population (TDP)||107,027|
|Ratio TDP/Total Population1||1.45|
|Population in Households||70,264|
|Population in Familes||50,476|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||3,408|
|Median Household Income||$39,618|
|Average Household Income||$62,076|
|Per Capita Income||$25,750|
|Total Housing Units||34,457 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||12,992 (37.7%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||16,621 (48.2%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||4,844 (14.1%)|
|Median Home Value||$172,910|
|Average Home Value||$223,067|
|Average Household Size||2.37|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||2.35%|
|Per Capita Income||2.27%|
The table below compares Wilmington to the other 77 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Delaware 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.
|Total Population||# 1||100th|
|Population Density||# 2||99th|
|Diversity Index||# 14||82nd|
|Median Household Income||# 74||5th|
|Per Capita Income||# 50||36th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Delaware Census Data Comparison Tool.