Wilmington New Hanover County, North Carolina

Wilmington: City in and county seat of New Castle County, Delaware, United States

About

Wilmington is a city located in the county of New Hanover in the U.S. state of North Carolina. Its population at the 2010 census was 106,476. After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 124,794 inhabitants.

The city was created 384 years ago in 1637.

Wilmington Quick Facts

Population : 124,794 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : North Carolina (United States)
County : New Hanover County
Postal code : 19801-19810, 19850, 19880, 19884-19887, 19889-19899
Phone Area Codes : 302
Water as percent of area : 35.65%
Land as percent of area : 64.35%
Altitude : 92 feet / 28 meters
Capital city : Wilmington is capital of New Castle County
Establishment : January 01, 1638 (384 years ago)
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 07:12:55 (24th May 2022)
Population growth : 14.68% (2010-2020)
Wilmington locator map
Location of Wilmington on North Carolina map.
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Wilmington Delaware skyline
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Geography

Wilmington is located at 34°13'33"N 77°56'41"W (34.2257300, -77.9447100).

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Demographics

The population of Wilmington increased by 14.68% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 106,476 - census
2011 108,141 1.54% estimation process
2012 109,658 1.38% estimation process
2013 111,686 1.82% estimation process
2014 113,320 1.44% estimation process
2015 115,050 1.5% estimation process
2016 118,770 3.13% estimation process
2017 120,836 1.71% estimation process
2018 122,616 1.45% estimation process
2019 123,744 0.91% estimation process
2020 124,794 0.84% estimation process

Demographic Facts

Estimated population as of July 1, 2019 : 7,560
Based on demographic estimates as of April 1, 2010 : 7,715
Based on demographic estimates as of 1 April 2010 : -2.0%
April 1, 2020 Population : 7,446
April 1, 2010 Population : 7,698
People under 5 years old, percentage : 5.8%
People under 18 years old, percentage : 24.0%
People over 65 (%) : 19.9%
Female persons, % : 51.8%
White only, percent : 95.4%
Black or African American alone, percent : 0.5%
American Indian and Alaska Native only, % : 0.5%
Asians alone % : 0.1%
Only Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, % : 0.0%
% of people who have participated in two or more races : 3.4%
% of Hispanic or Latino : 5.1%
White people, not Hispanic or Latino people, make up the majority of the population. : 91.1%
2015-2019 Veterans : 510
Percentage of foreign-born people, 2015-2019 : 0.9%
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 70.5%

Wilmington zip code is 28401. County name: New Hanover, County fips: 37129

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Economic Facts

Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 70.5%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $109,000
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $1,135
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $449
2015-2019 median gross rent : $615
2015-2019 Households : 3,286
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 2.23
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 83.6%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 1.4%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 87.9%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 80.9%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 93.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 20.5%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 8.8%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 10.7%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 69.8%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 66.3%
Manufacturers' total shipments in 2012 ($1,000) : 138,102
2012 total retail sales per capita : NA
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 11.8
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $48,133
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $26,915
Percentage of people living in poverty : 10.2%
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 1,054
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 460
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 230
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 29
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 952
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 170
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 659
2010 population per square mile : 1,427.1
2010 land area in square miles : 5.39

Best Things to Do in Wilmington

1 Battleship North Carolina

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3 Jungle Rapids Family Fun Park

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Where ot Eat in Wilmington

1 Cook Out

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2 IHOP

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3 Mellow Mushroom Wilmington

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4 Jason's Deli

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5 Burger King

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Where to Stay in Wilmington

1 Hampton Inn Wilmington-Medical Park

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2 Holiday Inn Wilmington-Market St., an IHG Hotel

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3 Red Roof Inn Wilmington, NC

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4 Courtyard by Marriott Wilmington Downtown/Historic District

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5 Best Western Plus Coastline Inn

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Other Places in Wilmington

1 City Council

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2 Wilmington Parks & Recreation

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3 Wilmington City Manager

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4 Mayfield City

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6 New Hanover County Parks & Gardens

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People born in Wilmington (200)

People born in Wilmington, including lawyer Frederic Kimber Seward, chemist Robert W. Field, computer scientist Marshall Kirk McKusick, .

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Schools in Wilmington

College & universities near Wilmington, NC

Code Name City ZIP
198154 Cape Fear Community College Wilmington (NC) 28401-3910
199078 College of Wilmington Wilmington (NC) 28403
198978 Platt College-Miller-Motte-Wilmington Wilmington (NC) 28405
199218 University of North Carolina Wilmington Wilmington (NC) 28403-5963
198084 Brunswick Community College Bolivia (NC) 28422-9021

Stations (4)

Amtrak & bus stations near Wilmington, NC

Code Name Address Type
WMN Wilmington, NC 505 Cando St BUS
JNC Jacksonville, NC 850 New Bridge Street BUS
KNC Kinston, NC 101 East New Bern Road BUS
HVL Havelock, NC 201 Tourist Center Drive BUS

Post offices near Wilmington

Post Office Name City ZIP
Wilmington Post Office Wilmington (NC) 28401
Wilmington Main Post Office Wilmington (NC) 28401
Azalea Post Office Wilmington (NC) 28403
Dogwood Post Office Wilmington (NC) 28405
Leland Post Office Leland (NC) 28451

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Other cities in New Hanover County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in New Hanover County , NC. (more)

City Name Population Title
Masonboro 14,826 Township in New Hanover County, North Carolina
Murraysville 14,215 Township in New Hanover County, North Carolina
Myrtle Grove 8,875 Township in New Hanover County, North Carolina
Kings Grant 8,278 Township in New Hanover County, North Carolina
Ogden 6,766 Place in New Hanover County, North Carolina, United States of America
Carolina Beach 6,369 Town of the United States
Silver Lake 5,598 City in Shawnee County, Kansas, United States
Wrightsboro 4,896 Township in New Hanover County, North Carolina
Seagate 4,590 Census-designated place in the U.
Northchase 3,747 Township in New Hanover County, North Carolina
Bayshore 3,393 Township in New Hanover County, North Carolina
Skippers Corner 2,785 Township in New Hanover County, North Carolina
Wrightsville Beach 2,516 City in New Hanover County, North Carolina, United States of America
Kure Beach 2,077 City in New Hanover County, North Carolina, United States of America
Sea Breeze 1,969 Census designated place
Castle Hayne 1,202 Township in New Hanover County, North Carolina

Distance to Other Cities

Wilmington distances to largest North Carolina cities