Wilmington, DE Overview

A thriving metropolis of 73,145 within its city limits, the City of Wilmington boasts a history dating back to 1633.  Delaware’s largest city consists of many tranquil and inviting neighborhoods like Ninth Ward, Wawaset Park, and Forty Acres.  Tree-shaded streets offer everything from traditional architecture in single-family homes to luxurious new townhouses and apartment complexes of all sizes, all linked by a comprehensive transit system.  Some of the East Coast’s most successful shopping centers combine with cultural attractions, fine restaurants, and outstanding services to create a convenient, comfortable lifestyle. 

Just 28 miles south of Philadelphia, Wilmington is becoming a magnet for young families and professionals who commute to neighboring states for employment.  An abundance of comparatively affordable housing, a more relaxed pace of living, a superb school system, and the close proximity of state parks and beaches make the area difficult to resist.  Among city-center highlights are fascinating museums, outdoor cafes, an immaculately renovated turn-of-the-century opera house, and a complex of historic homes.


Framing the downtown district are the Christina and Brandywine Gateways, along with the historic New Sweden district on the Seventh Street Peninsula.  Throughout Wilmington, a colorful variety of long-established ethnic neighborhoods intermingle with bustling commercial districts, elegantly restored residential communities, or luxurious new construction.  While exciting riverfront developments are revitalizing the urban core, lovely new residential developments radiate beyond the city limits and continue to widen the sphere of Greater Wilmington.


Population Growth (since 2000) 0 %
Population Density (ppl / mile) 6,668.00
Household Size (ppl) 2.365
Households w/ Children 26 %

Housing Stability

Annual Residential Turnover 21 %
5+ Years in Residency 40 %
Median Year in Residency 3.91

Housing Inventory

Wilmington, DE Housing Inventory 15,114 4,031 14,288 15,114 4,031

Market Overview

504 listings with an estimated median price of $275,000

Price Count
$0 - 100K 2
$100K - 200K 110
$200K - 300K 181
$300K - 400K 92
$400K - 500K 50
$500K - 600K 21
$600K - 700K 9
$700K - 800K 15
$800K - 900K 6
$900K - 1M 1
$1M - Max 17
Property Type Count
Single Family 329
Townhouse 94
Condo 21
Commercial 26
Rental 108
Lots and Land 24
Multi Family 10

(Data as of 2/17/2019)

Population Demographics

The population of the community broken down by age group. The numbers at the top of each bar indicate the number of people in the age bracket below.

Wilmington, DE Population Demographics

Total: 72,706


Median Age: 35.75

Climate and Weather

The Temperature chart displays average high and low values for January and July, and is designed to provide an indication of both seasonal and daily temperature variability. The Weather Risk Index indicates the calculated risk of each type of weather event occurring in the future. This risk is based on historical localized storm events and weather patterns. The national average for each type of weather event equals a score of 100, so a score of 200 would represent twice the risk as the national average, and a score of 50 would represent half the risk of the national average.

Temperature (degrees F)

Wilmington, DE Temperature

Weather Risk

Wilmington, DE Weather Risk


The Community Educational Index chart is based on the U.S. Census Bureau's Socioeconomic Status (SES) elements. Factors used in creating the index below are income, educational achievement, and occupation of persons within the selected ZIP code. Since this index is based on the population of an entire Zip code, it may not reflect the nature of an individual school.

Education Climate Index

Wilmington, DE Education Climate Index

Highest Education Level Attained

Wilmington, DE Highest Education Level Attained 6,265 16,112 2,963 4,741 6,738 2,088 9,203 6,265 16,112 2,963 4,741

Employment and Finance


Wilmington, DE Workforce

Income by dollar range (Median Income: $40,253)

Wilmington, DE Income by dollar range 3,322 2,238 2,018 1,857 2,049 1,656 1,501 1,218 1,175 2,172 2,347 3,139 1,788 931 1,005 394 542 52

Fair Market Rents

The Fair Market Rents show average gross rent estimates based on figures provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

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Smoking Ban

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The Crime Index compares the risk or probability of future occurrence of certain types of crime in this community as compared to the national average. The national average for each type of crime equals a score of 1.0, so a score of 2.0 would represent twice the risk as the national average, and a score of 0.50 would represent half the risk of the national average.

Wilmington, DE Crime

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