Wilmington, DE

WILMINGTON, DELAWARE: Demographic and Financial Snapshot

(Last updated on 1.11.21)

 

AGE IN WILMINGTON, DELAWARE

Age RangePopulationPercent
20 to 24 years4,6526.6%
25 to 29 years6,6789.4%
30 to 34 years5,4147.6%
35 to 39 years5,1857.3%
40 to 44 years3,9595.6%
45 to 49 years4,5376.4%
50 to 54 years4,4676.3%
55 to 59 years5,1527.3%
60 to 64 years3,8675.5%
65 to 69 years3,1704.5%
70 to 74 years2,2103.1%
75 to 79 years1,5212.1%
80 to 84 years1,2041.7%
85+ years9171.3%

The median age in Wilmington is 35.8 years

Source: US Census Data; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Age

 

ETHNICITY IN WILMINGTON, DELAWARE

EthnicityPopulationPercent
White24,90235.1%
Black or African American41,35958.3%
American Indian and Alaska Native1270.2%
Asian8671.2%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander270.0%
Other2,4093.4%

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Race

 

EDUCATION IN WILMINGTON, DELAWARE

Education LevelPopulationPercent
Less than 9th grade1,8993.9%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma4,4349.2%
High school graduate (includes GED)18,11337.5%
Some college, no degree7,83216.2%
Associate’s degree2,3524.9%
Bachelor’s degree7,76816.1%
Graduate or professional degree5,88312.2%
High school graduate or higher41,94886.9%
Bachelor’s degree or higher13,65128.3%
Less than Bachelor’s degree34,63071.7%

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Education (population 25+ years)

 

HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN WILMINGTON, DELAWARE

Annual Household IncomePercent
Less than $10,00013.5%
$10,000 to $14,9997.1%
$15,000 to $24,99911.7%
$25,000 to $34,99911.3%
$35,000 to $49,99912.0%
$50,000 to $74,99916.3%
$75,000 to $99,9998.7%
$100,000 to $149,99910.3%
$150,000 to $199,9994.2%
$200,000 or more4.9%

Median household income: $42,854

Mean household income: $69,315

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Household Income

 

HOUSEHOLD INCOME BY EDUCATION IN WILMINGTON, DELAWARE

Education LevelAverage Income
Less than high school graduate$21,758
High school graduate (includes GED)$27,496
Some college or Associate’s degree$30,860
Bachelor’s degree$55,372
Graduate or professional degree$66,135

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Median earnings in past 12 months by education (population 25+ years with earnings)

 

MARITAL STATUS IN WILMINGTON, DELAWARE

 PopulationPercent
Population 15+ years 57,099 NA
Never married30,95654.2%
Now married (except separated)13,54523.7%
Separated2,2363.9%
Widowed3,9286.9%
Divorced6,43411.3%

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Marital Status for population 15 years and over

 

POVERTY STATUS IN WILMINGTON, DELAWARE

 PopulationPercent
Living beneath poverty line17,67526.0%

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Poverty Rate

 

HOUSING IN WILMINGTON, DELAWARE

Owner-occupied housing units12,782
Renter-occupied housing units15,744
Single-family detached units3,580
Homeownership rate44.8%
Vacancy rate16.5%
Renters rate55.2%
Average housing value$221,616
Average monthly owner cost (with mortgage)$1,077
Average rent$811

Source: US Census; https://cbb.census.gov/rae/#
Survey/Program
: 2009-2013 and the 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates
Data Point
: Housing Characteristics

 

SOCIOECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS IN WILMINGTON, DELAWARE

Average income$69,315
Average household size2.37
Percent population 16 years and over in labor force62.5%
Percent disabled13.4%
Percent with health coverage93.5%
Average travel time to work (in minutes)22.3
Percent workers using public transportation11.6%
Percent veterans5.9%
Percent foreign born6.1%
Percent speaking Spanish at home3.4%

Source: US Census; https://cbb.census.gov/rae/#
Survey/Program
: 2009-2013 and the 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates
Data Point
: Socioeconomic Characteristics

 

CONSUMER SPENDING IN WILMINGTON, DELAWARE

Total consumer expenditures per household$55,177.64
Alcoholic beverages$428.02
Alcoholic beverages consumed at home$249.47
Beer consumed away from home$75.66
Wine consumed away from home$38.96
Apparel & services$1,626.67
Men’s apparel$314.87
Women’s apparel$543.90
Children’s apparel$239.28
Boys’ apparel$82.63
Girls’ apparel$90.50
Footwear$380.26
Dining out (food away from home)$2,737.18
Dining out – Breakfast$285.04
Dining out – Lunch$841.11
Dining out – Dinner$1,275.88
Education$1,164.23
Entertainment / recreation$2,346.71
Club membership fees$168.28
Dating services$0.72
Pet food$183.88
Pet services$44.46
Food consumed at home$3,942.89
Bakery products consumed at home$517.42
Dairy products consumed at home$402.40
Fruits and vegetables consumed at home$771.90
Meat, poultry, fish, eggs consumed at home$888.36
Nonalcoholic beverages consumed at home$388.51
Snacks / other food products consumed at home$1,362.81
Health care$4,236.26
Medical services$761.31
Nonprescription drugs$105.24
Household Services$1,473.81
Care for the elderly and handicapped$58.08
Lawn and garden services$293.24
Housekeeping services$118.73
PC repair$5.06
Housing$17,910.46
Home improvements$1,659.55
Utilities, fuel, and public services$3,655.15
Phone services$1,351.38
Water$501.62
Life and other insurance$306.83
Pensions and social security$5,643.27
Personal care products and services$649.08
Hair care products$80.09
Personal care products$271.34
Local transportation$6,312.38
Gasoline$1,657.55
Vehicle maintenance and repair$863.07
Travel$1,554.98
Airline fares$390.54
Auto / truck rental on trips$18.42
Lodging on trips$419.12
Food and drink on trips$378.27
Entertainment on trips$129.32

Source: US Census; https://cbb.census.gov/rae/#
Survey/Program
: 2009-2013 and the 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates
Data Point
: Consumer Spending (Consumer expenditures per household)

 

DEBT IN NEW HANOVER COUNTY (home to WILMINGTON, DELAWARE)

% with any debt in collections37%
Average debt in collections$1,812
% with medical debt in collections28%
Average medical debt in collections$1,026
% with student loan debt18%
Average student loan debt$20,916
Average monthly student loan payment$174
% with auto debt29%

Source: Urban Institute; https://apps.urban.org/features/debt-interactive-map/
Survey/Program
: Data from credit bureau data (2018) + the US Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (2017)
Data Point
: Consumer Debt

 

UNEMPLOYMENT IN WILMINGTON, DELAWARE

YearPopulationPercent
January 20191,8175.3%
February 20191,7195.1%
March 20191,8655.4%
April 20191,7245.1%
May 20191,7635.2%
June 20192,1216.3%
July 20192,0586.1%
August 20192,0496.1%
September 20191,9015.7%
October 20191,9505.7%
November 20191,7525.1%
December 20191,7805.2%
January 20202,0155.9%
February 20201,9345.6%
March 20202,2806.8%
April 20205,80717.6%
May 20206,85020.1%
June 20206,69918.9%
July 20206,09316.6%
August 20205,40115.0%
September 20204,97414.2%
October 20203,59110.5%

Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics; https://www.bls.gov/lau/data.htm
Survey/Program
: Local Area Employment Statistics
Data Point
: Unemployment totals (not seasonally adjusted)

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