Wilmington, DE

Census Place

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2022 Population
71,034
0.152% 1-year growth
US Senator
Tom Carper
Democratic Party
US Senator
Chris Coons
Democratic Party
US Representative
Lisa Blunt Rochester
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
36.9
1.65% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
24.3%
1.06% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$54,731
10.9% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$203,600
17.1% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
34,003
2.93% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Wilmington, DE had a population of 71k people with a median age of 36.9 and a median household income of $54,731. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Wilmington, DE grew from 70,926 to 71,034, a 0.152% increase and its median household income grew from $49,354 to $54,731, a 10.9% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Wilmington, DE are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (53%), White (Non-Hispanic) (30%), White (Hispanic) (4.36%), Other (Hispanic) (4.21%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.43%).

None of the households in Wilmington, DE reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

96.1% of the residents in Wilmington, DE are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Wilmington, DE are Strayer University-Delaware (450298) (53 degrees awarded in 2022) and Delaware College of Art and Design (27 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Wilmington, DE was $203,600, and the homeownership rate was 45.1%.

Most people in Wilmington, DE drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Wilmington, DE was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Wilmington, DE is home to a population of 71k people, from which 96.1% are citizens. As of 2022, 7.93% of Wilmington, DE residents were born outside of the country (5.63k people).

In 2022, there were 1.77 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (37.6k people) in Wilmington, DE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 21.3k White (Non-Hispanic) and 3.09k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.1%
2022 Citizenship
95.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.1% of Wilmington, DE residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Wilmington, DE was 95.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Wilmington, DE
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    37.6k ± 1.59k
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    21.3k ± 1.29k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    3.09k ± 594
11.3%
Hispanic Population
8.01k people

In 2022, there were 1.77 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (37.6k people) in Wilmington, DE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 21.3k White (Non-Hispanic) and 3.09k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

11.3% of the people in Wilmington, DE are hispanic (8.01k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    13,667 ± 2,850 people
  2. India
    10,737 ± 2,530 people
  3. Guatemala
    6,256 ± 1,936 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Delaware was Mexico, the natal country of 13,667 Delaware residents, followed by India with 10,737 and Guatemala with 6,256.

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Foreign-Born Population

7.93%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
5.63k people
7.63%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
5.41k people

As of 2022, 7.93% of Wilmington, DE residents (5.63k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Wilmington, DE was 7.63%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,060 ± 393
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    628 ± 162
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    448 ± 174

Wilmington, DE has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.69 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Wilmington, DE employs 34k people. The largest industries in Wilmington, DE are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,673 people), Educational Services (3,351 people), and Retail Trade (3,262 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($102,069), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($79,449), and Information ($65,405).

Males in Delaware have an average income that is 1.23 times higher than the average income of females, which is $64,027. The income inequality in Delaware (measured using the Gini index) is 0.457, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

34k
2022 Value
± 1,741
2.93%
1 Year growth
± 7.04%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Wilmington, DE grew at a rate of 2.93%, from 33k employees to 34k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Wilmington, DE, are Management Occupations (3,352 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,134 people), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (2,738 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Wilmington, DE.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

34k
2022 Value
± 1,741
2.93%
1 Year growth
± 7.04%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Wilmington, DE grew at a rate of 2.93%, from 33k employees to 34k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Wilmington, DE, are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,673 people), Educational Services (3,351 people), and Retail Trade (3,262 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Wilmington, DE, though some of these residents may live in Wilmington, DE and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$50,282
Median earning men ± $4,365
$41,250
Median earning women ± $3,678

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($72,986), Information ($66,884), and Public Administration ($64,919).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($68,858), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($59,960), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($53,456).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.43%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 472k people employed in Delaware. This represents a 2.43% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 14.1%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Delaware.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Delaware went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 58.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (39.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.991%).

Tom Carper and Chris Coons are the senators currently representing the state of Delaware. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Wilmington, DE is currently represented by Lisa Blunt Rochester in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Delaware

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Tom Carper
Senator from Delaware1
Assumed office on January 3, 2001
Chris Coons
Senator from Delaware2
Assumed office on November 15, 2010
Elected to the seat to succeed Ted Kaufman, who had been appointed to the seat following the resignation of Joe Biden, who had become Vice President of the United States.

Tom Carper and Chris Coons are the senators currently representing Delaware.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Wilmington, DE

Lisa Blunt Rochester
Delaware at-large Representative
Democratic Party

Wilmington, DE is currently represented by Lisa Blunt Rochester (Democratic Party).

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the member for Wilmington, DE have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Wilmington, DE awarded 80 degrees. The student population of Wilmington, DE in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 113 male students and 286 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Wilmington, DE are Black or African American (42 and 52.5%), followed by White (24 and 30%), Hispanic or Latino (6 and 7.5%), and Unknown (5 and 6.25%).

The largest universities in Wilmington, DE by number of degrees awarded are Strayer University-Delaware (450298) (53 and 66.3%) and Delaware College of Art and Design (27 and 33.8%).

The most popular majors in Wilmington, DE are General Business (33 and 41.3%), Illustration (11 and 13.8%), and Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, & Special Effects (9 and 11.3%).

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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Measure

In 2022 in Wilmington, DE, the percentage of applicants admitted was 57.1%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 29.3%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 399 (28.3% men and 71.7% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 399 students enrolled in Wilmington, DE, 28.3% men and 71.7% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Black or African American with 193 records, of which 68.9% were women and 31.1% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Wilmington, DE was Illustration with 11 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 53 degrees awarded
  2. 27 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Strayer University-Delaware (450298) with 53 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 22 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Wilmington, DE, which is 0.379 times less than the 58 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Black or African American students. These 42 degrees mean that there were 1.75 times more degrees awarded to Black or African American students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 24 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 2-year ($27,780) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 2-year ($1,720) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 2-year ($3,200) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.491% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.598% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (239k), Some college (164k), and Bachelors Degree (147k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Wilmington, DE was $203,600 in 2022, which is 0.722 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $173,800 to $203,600, a 17.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Wilmington, DE is 45.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Wilmington, DE have an average commute time of 22.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Wilmington, DE is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Wilmington, DE is $54,731. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Wilmington, DE was Census Tract 13 with a value of $141,563, followed by Census Tract 12 and Census Tract 5, with respective values of $82,428 and $78,867.

Property

$203,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$11,110
$14,285
Median Property Taxes
±$949

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Wilmington, DE the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

45.1%
Homeownership
2022
64.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 45.1% of the housing units in Wilmington, DE were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 43.7%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 13
  2. Census Tract 12
  3. Census Tract 5

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Wilmington, DE was Census Tract 13 with a value of $141,563, followed by Census Tract 12 and Census Tract 5, with respective values of $82,428 and $78,867.

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Household Income

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$54,731
Median Household Income
± $3,438
31.7k
Number of Households
± 1,614

In 2022, the median household income of the 31.7k households in Wilmington, DE grew to $54,731 from the previous year's value of $49,354.

The following chart displays the households in Wilmington, DE distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Wilmington, DE is from Delaware.
0.457
2022 Wage GINI in Delaware
0.465
2021 Wage GINI in Delaware

In 2022, the income inequality in Delaware was 0.457 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.73% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Delaware was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Delaware in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (65.1%)
  2. Worked At Home (11.9%)
  3. Public Transit (8.37%)

In 2022, 65.1% of workers in Wilmington, DE drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (11.9%) and those who used public transit to get to work (8.37%).

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Commute Time

22.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Wilmington, DE have a shorter commute time (22.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.68% of the workforce in Wilmington, DE have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Poverty & Diversity

24.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Wilmington, DE (16.7k out of 68.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Wilmington, DE is Black, followed by White and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

93.9% of the population of Wilmington, DE has health coverage, with 42.1% on employee plans, 28.1% on Medicaid, 10.6% on Medicare, 12.6% on non-group plans, and 0.547% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in New Castle County, DE see 1087 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.03% decrease from the previous year (1121 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1738 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 274 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,087 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in New Castle County, DE

Primary care physicians in New Castle County, DE see an average of 1,087 patients per year. This represents a 3.03% decrease from the previous year (1,121 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.3% under 18 years, 23.7% between 18 and 34 years, 38.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 14.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 44.8% were men and 55.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.06%
Uninsured
42.1%
Employer Coverage
28.1%
Medicaid
10.6%
Medicare
12.6%
Non-Group
0.547%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Wilmington, DE grew by 0.394% from 6.04% to 6.06%.

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