Wilmington, DE

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Living in Wilmington

Wilmington is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Delaware. With a population of 70,166 people and 59 constituent neighborhoods, Wilmington is the largest community in Delaware. Wilmington has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Wilmington is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Wilmington is a city of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Wilmington who work in office and administrative support (12.39%), management occupations (9.50%), and sales jobs (9.08%).

Also of interest is that Wilmington has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One thing that you will notice about Wilmington is that there is a good-sized population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. Many singles consider Wilmington a good place to live without being in a really big city, with opportunities for friendships and fun with others like themselves.

Wilmington has a lot of people who ride the bus to and from work. In fact, for its size, Wilmington has quite a high level of public transit users. Wilmington’s need for inexpensive transportation options for its citizens is quite high.

The percentage of people in Wilmington who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 28.04% of adults in Wilmington have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Wilmington in 2018 was $30,238, which is upper middle income relative to Delaware and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $120,952 for a family of four. However, Wilmington contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Wilmington is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Wilmington home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Wilmington residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Wilmington also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.19% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Wilmington include Irish, Italian, German, English, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Wilmington is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.