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Wilmington, DE

Wilmington leans liberal and has a Democratic representative in Congress
70,904
Wilmington Population7
$
44,434
Median Income6
8.7
%
Unemployment Rate18
 

City Score

 

Population

Unlike most cities in the United States where the median age increased by an average of 1.0 years since 2010, the median age of Wilmington decreased by 0.2 years even though the fastest growing segment, 55- to 59-year olds, grew by 30%

Age

35.8
Median Age7
-0.7
%
Population Growth Since 20107

Proportion of Population by Age Group vs. United States average7

 

Race and Ethnicity

Wilmington residents are mostly Black and the city is slowly becoming less diverse as the Black community has grown by 3.8% since 2010, while the white community, 2nd largest in the city, has shrunk by 27.1%

Race

62.7
%
Delaware Population, White7
61.1
%
United States population, White7

Population Distribution by Race/Ethnicity7

 

Climate

Wilmington has comfortable summers and cold winters with frequent rain. The temperature reaches 90°F or above 20 days per year with an average temperature in January of 32°F. There is at least some rain 118 days per year with 43 inches of annual rainfall

Weather

32
%
Chance of Rain12
55
%
Chance of Sunshine3

Average Temperature36

 

Housing

The average home value in Wilmington decreased by 2% since 2010 which is 44% lower than the national average and 10% lower than the state average

Rent

$
1,250
Monthly Average13
55
%
Renters37

Average Home Value5

 

Taxes

Wilmington is a slightly high tax location with no sales tax and property tax 50% lower than the national average, but income tax 75% higher than the national average.

Other

0.56
%
Property Tax21
0.0
%
Sales Tax11
0.0
%
Vehicle Tax21

Effective Income Tax Rate at Various Income Levels (Married, Filing Jointly)38

 

Employment

Wilmington has a very low employment rate of 91% which is 2% lower than the national average. The largest employers are DuPont and Swissport Holdings

Income

17.8
%
<$25,0006
12.6
%
$100,000+6

Distribution by Industry18

 

Politics

Wilmington leans liberal and has a Democratic representative in Congress

2016 Presidential Election Results39

Representatives

Mayor28 Mike Purzycki
Democratic
House of Representative28 Lisa Blunt Rochester
Democratic
 

Healthcare

The nearest 5-star hospital, Chester County Hospital, is 17.2 miles from the center of Wilmington, the nearest Veterans Affairs medical center, Wilmington VA Medical Center, is 2.0 miles away, and the nearest top-rated hospital for cancer care, Hospitals of the University of Pennsylvania-Penn Presbyterian, is 24.7 miles away

Medicare-Rated Hospitals (<50 Miles)2

Is Marijuana Legal?

Medical29 Yes
Decriminalized29 Yes
 

Safety

In Delaware, 38.7% of adults live in a household with at least one gun, but gun ownership has marginally increased from 2000 when 35.2% of adults lived in households with guns

Gun Laws

Yes
Universal Background Checks30
No
Permit to Purchase Law30

Property Crimes and Violent Crimes per 100,000 Residents

 

Recognition

#14 2019 Best Small Cities by Thrillist31
#54 2019 Best Cities to Retire by WalletHub32
 

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