Wilmington, DE

Census Place

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2020 Population
70,655
0.0156% 1-year growth
US Senator
Tom Carper
Democratic Party
US Senator
Chris Coons
Democratic Party
US Representative
Lisa Blunt Rochester
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
35.9
0.843% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
24.9%
4.53% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$45,139
0.238% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$173,500
3.27% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
32,101
1.42% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Wilmington, DE had a population of 70.7k people with a median age of 35.9 and a median household income of $45,139. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Wilmington, DE grew from 70,644 to 70,655, a 0.0156% increase and its median household income grew from $45,032 to $45,139, a 0.238% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Wilmington, DE are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (56.4%), White (Non-Hispanic) (28.4%), White (Hispanic) (6.18%), Other (Hispanic) (3.06%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.17%).

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

The largest universities in Wilmington, DE are Strayer University-Delaware (450298) (50 degrees awarded in 2020) and Delaware College of Art and Design (42 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Wilmington, DE was $173,500, and the homeownership rate was 43.8%.

Most people in Wilmington, DE drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Wilmington, DE was 1 car per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Wilmington, DE is home to a population of 70.7k people, from which 96% are citizens. As of 2020, 7.66% of Wilmington, DE residents were born outside of the country (5.42k people).

In 2020, there were 1.99 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (39.8k people) in Wilmington, DE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 20k White (Non-Hispanic) and 4.37k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96%
2020 Citizenship
96.4%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 96% of Wilmington, DE residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Wilmington, DE was 96.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Wilmington, DE
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    39.8k ± 1.35k
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    20k ± 1.08k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    4.37k ± 671
11.2%
Hispanic Population
7.93k people

In 2020, there were 1.99 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (39.8k people) in Wilmington, DE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 20k White (Non-Hispanic) and 4.37k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

11.2% of the people in Wilmington, DE are hispanic (7.93k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    14,666 ± 2,951 people
  2. India
    10,722 ± 2,528 people
  3. China
    6,154 ± 1,920 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Delaware was Mexico, the natal country of 14,666 Delaware residents, followed by India with 10,722 and China with 6,154.

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Foreign-Born Population

7.66%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
5.42k people
5.97%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
4.22k people

As of 2020, 7.66% of Wilmington, DE residents (5.42k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Wilmington, DE was 5.97%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,331 ± 346
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    585 ± 179
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    380 ± 139

Wilmington, DE has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.28 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Wilmington, DE employs 32.1k people. The largest industries in Wilmington, DE are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,814 people), Finance & Insurance (3,168 people), and Retail Trade (3,099 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($89,769), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($76,640), and Finance & Insurance ($57,122).

Males in Delaware have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $56,413. The income inequality in Delaware (measured using the Gini index) is 0.462, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

32.1k
2020 Value
± 1,599
1.42%
1 Year growth
± 6.33%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Wilmington, DE grew at a rate of 1.42%, from 31.7k employees to 32.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Wilmington, DE, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,552 people), Management Occupations (2,761 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,500 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

32.1k
2020 Value
± 1,599
1.42%
1 Year growth
± 6.33%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Wilmington, DE grew at a rate of 1.42%, from 31.7k employees to 32.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Wilmington, DE, are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,814 people), Finance & Insurance (3,168 people), and Retail Trade (3,099 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

$40,936
Median earning men ± $2,264
$33,792
Median earning women ± $1,888

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($73,618), Information ($58,796), and Public Administration ($56,122).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Wholesale Trade ($57,690), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($55,291), and Public Administration ($46,062).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Delaware. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Delaware to other states, or from other states to Delaware.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $13.6B
  2. $5.96B
  3. $5.56B

In 2020, the top outbound Delaware product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $13.6B, followed by Mixed freight ($5.96B) and Plastics/rubber ($5.56B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Delaware products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$65.7B
2020 Value in Delaware
$143B
Projected 2050 Value in Delaware
117% growth

In 2020, total outbound Delaware trade was $65.7B. This is expected to increase 117% to $143B by 2050.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Delaware to other states, or from other states to Delaware.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $9.43B
  2. $4.99B
  3. $4.82B

In 2020, the top outbound Delaware domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Pennsylvania with $9.43B, followed by New Jersey with $4.99B and Ohio and $4.82B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Delaware shares with each state (excluding itself).

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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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In 2020, universities in Wilmington, DE awarded 92 degrees. The student population of Wilmington, DE in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 125 male students and 376 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Wilmington, DE are Black or African American (36 and 39.6%), followed by White (33 and 36.3%), Two or More Races (10 and 11%), and Hispanic or Latino (5 and 5.49%).

The largest universities in Wilmington, DE by number of degrees awarded are Strayer University-Delaware (450298) (50 and 54.3%) and Delaware College of Art and Design (42 and 45.7%).

The most popular majors in Wilmington, DE are General Business (24 and 26.1%), Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, & Special Effects (15 and 16.3%), and General Human Resources Management & Personnel Administration (10 and 10.9%).

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
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In 2020 in Wilmington, DE, the percentage of applicants admitted was 63.9%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 27.5%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 501 (25% men and 75% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 501 students enrolled in Wilmington, DE, 25% men and 75% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Black or African American with 255 records, of which 76.5% were women and 23.5% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 15 degree-majors awarded
  2. 10 degree-majors awarded
  3. 9 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Wilmington, DE was Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, & Special Effects with 15 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Wilmington, DE according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 50 degrees awarded
  2. 42 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Strayer University-Delaware (450298) with 50 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 30 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Wilmington, DE, which is 0.484 times less than the 62 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Black or African American students. These 36 degrees mean that there were 1.09 times more degrees awarded to Black or African American students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 33 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 ($24,050) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Private not-for-profit, 2-year ($1,750) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

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 2020, 0.567% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.622% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (241k), Some college (160k), and Bachelors Degree (137k).

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Wilmington, DE was $173,500 in 2020, which is 0.755 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $168,000 to $173,500, a 3.27% increase. The homeownership rate in Wilmington, DE is 43.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Wilmington, DE have an average commute time of 23.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Wilmington, DE is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

Median household income in Wilmington, DE is $45,139. In 2020, the place with the highest median household income in Wilmington, DE was Census Tract 13 with a value of $104,872, followed by Census Tract 12 and Census Tract 5, with respective values of $85,144 and $65,515.

Property

$173,500
Median Property Value 2020
±$7,176
$13,014
Median Property Taxes
±$924

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.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Wilmington, DE compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

43.8%
Homeownership
2020
66.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 43.8% of the housing units in Wilmington, DE were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 43.4%.

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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 2020, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Wilmington, DE was Census Tract 13 with a value of $104,872, followed by Census Tract 12 and Census Tract 5, with respective values of $85,144 and $65,515.

The following map shows all of the places in Wilmington, DE colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$45,139
Median Household Income
± $3,194
28.5k
Number of Households
± 1,061

In 2020, the median household income of the 28.5k households in Wilmington, DE grew to $45,139 from the previous year's value of $45,032.

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.
0.462
2020 Wage GINI in Delaware
0.461
2019 Wage GINI in Delaware

In 2020, the income inequality in Delaware was 0.462 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.233% growth from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less 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 2018
  1. Drove Alone (66.2%)
  2. Public Transit (11.6%)
  3. Carpooled (9.07%)

In 2018, 66.2% of workers in Wilmington, DE drove alone to work, followed by those who used public transit to get to work (11.6%) and those who carpooled to work (9.07%).

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Commute Time

23.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Wilmington, DE have a shorter commute time (23.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 3.12% of the workforce in Wilmington, DE have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

1 car
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Wilmington, DE distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Wilmington, DE have 1 car.

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Poverty & Diversity

24.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Wilmington, DE (16.9k out of 67.9k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males < 5.

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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94.4% of the population of Wilmington, DE has health coverage, with 41.4% on employee plans, 28.8% on Medicaid, 10.2% on Medicare, 13.5% on non-group plans, and 0.536% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Delaware was $10,254 in 2014. This is a 5% increase from the previous year ($9,766).

Primary care physicians in New Castle County, DE see 1121 patients per year on average, which represents a 6.11% decrease from the previous year (1194 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1639 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 287 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Delaware, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,121 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 1,121 patients per year. This represents a 6.11% decrease from the previous year (1,194 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in New Castle County, DE in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Delaware across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.2% under 18 years, 24.7% between 18 and 34 years, 37.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 13.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 44.2% were men and 55.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.62%
Uninsured
41.4%
Employer Coverage
28.8%
Medicaid
10.2%
Medicare
13.5%
Non-Group
0.536%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Wilmington, DE declined by 10.7% from 6.29% to 5.62%.

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