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0.4% growth
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3.81% growth
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1.97% growth
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-2.28% decline


The economy of Wilmington, DE employs 31,294 people. The economy of Wilmington, DE is specialized in Finance & Insurance; Admin., Support, Waste Management Services; and Healthcare & Social Assistance, which employ respectively 2.1; 1.36; and 1.28 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Wilmington, DE are Healthcare & Social Assistance (5,575), Retail trade (3,899), and Finance & Insurance (3,152), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($66,895), Utilities ($62,852), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($48,894).

Median household income in Wilmington, DE is $40,465. Males in Wilmington, DE have an average income that is 1.21 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,843. The income inequality of Wilmington, DE (measured using the Gini index) is 0.454 which is lower than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Wilmington, DE. In New Castle County, DE the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 83 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,097. New Castle County, DE has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Delaware.


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Wilmington, DE is home to a population of 71,549 people, from which 95.7% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Wilmington, DE is composed of 39,240 Black residents (54.8%), 20,471 White residents (28.6%), 9,456 Hispanic residents (13.2%), 1,178 Two+ residents (1.65%), and 986 Asian residents (1.38%). The most common foreign languages in Wilmington, DE are Spanish (7,387 speakers), Chinese (255 speakers), and French (254 speakers), but compared to other places, Wilmington, DE has a relative high number of Scandinavian (42 speakers), Greek (68 speakers), and Other (33 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Wilmington, DE awarded 86 degrees. The student population of Wilmington, DE is skewed towards females, with 20 male students and 66 female students. Most students in Wilmington, DE are White (49 and 57%), followed by Black or African American (14 and 16.3%), Two or more races (7 and 8.14%), and Unknown (6 and 6.98%). The largest universities in Wilmington, DE by number of graduates are Delaware College of Art and Design (86 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Wilmington, DE are Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, & Special Effects (23 and 26.7%), Photography (14 and 16.3%), and Graphic Design (13 and 15.1%). The median tuition costs in Wilmington, DE are N/A for private four year colleges, and N/A and N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in Wilmington, DE is $167,500, which is 0.86 times smaller than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value decreased from $171,400 to $167,500, a -2.28% increase. The homeownership rate of Wilmington, DE is 46.2%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Wilmington, DE have an average commute time of 20.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Wilmington, DE is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.


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