Wilmington, NC

117,545 Population
51.6 square miles 2,277.7 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
1.2%
was 1.2%
Ranked 8th Highest in NC
Population Density
2,277.7
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
41.3%
was 44.0%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
5.2%
was 6.4%
Ranked 13th Highest in NC
Percent Under 18
18.6%
was 18.6%
Ranked 13th Highest in NC
Percent 65 and Over
14.2%
was 15.1%
Ranked 4th Highest in NC

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
4.2
was 5.2
Ranked 9th Lowest in NC
Percent Living in Poverty
24.7%
was 24.4%
Ranked 13th Lowest in NC
Median Household Income
$43,855
was $42,232
Ranked 8th Highest in NC
Gini Income Distribution
 
55.5
51
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
12.1
was 6.3
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
762.3
was 619.0
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
4,478.7
was 4,999.8
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
57,177
was 55,217
Ranked 8th Highest in NC
Median Rent
$873
was $893
Ranked 8th Highest in NC
Total Building Permits
0
 
Occupied Housing Units
50,083
was 49,501
 
Homeownership Rate
43.3%
was 42.5%
Ranked 12th Highest in NC
Single Family Building Permits
0
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
1,107.9
was 1,069.9
Ranked 5th Highest in NC
Rental Vacancy Rate
20.0%
was 16.7%
Ranked 7th Highest in NC
Multifamily Building Permits
0
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.2
was 2.2
Ranked 14th Highest in NC
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
0.0
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
0.0
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
96.0%
was 97.6%
Ranked 7th Highest in NC
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
85.6%
Ranked 8th Highest in NC
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.2%
was 100%
Ranked 10th Highest in NC

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
90.6%
was 92.2%
Ranked 5th Highest in NC
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
40.7%
was 37.4%
Ranked 6th Highest in NC

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