Wilmington, DE Population

By | June 10, 2019

Population: 72,664. Estimated population in July 2020: 72,786 (+0.2% change)
Males: 34,674 (47.7%), Females: 37,990 (52.3%)

The city of Wilmington is located in New Castle County, Delaware. See Countryaah.com for alphabetical list of all cities in Delaware, including top 10 cities by population and area of Delaware.

Zip codes: 19801, 19802, 19803, 19804, 19805, 19806, 19807, 19808, 19809, 19810.

Median resident age: 33.7 years
Median household income: $35,116
Median house value: $89,100

Races in Wilmington:

  • Black (56.4%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (32.1%)
  • Hispanic (9.8%)
  • Other race (5.2%)
  • Two or more races (2.0%)
  • American Indian (0.8%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: Irish (8.7%), Italian (5.7%), German (5.2%), English (4.4%), Polish (3.6%), Subsaharan African (2.6%).

Elevation: 100 feet

Land area: 10.8 square miles

Map of Wilmington, DE

Population

For population 25 years and over in Wilmington

  • High school or higher: 74.4%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 21.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.6%
  • Unemployed: 9.6%
  • Mean travel time to work: 22.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wilmington city

  • Never married: 41.5%
  • Now married: 32.9%
  • Separated: 3.7%
  • Widowed: 9.2%
  • Divorced: 12.7%

5.0% Foreign born (3.2% Latin America, 1.1% Europe, 0.6% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +1,089 (+1.5%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers in Wilmington:

  • ALFRED I DUPONT INSTITUTE (1600 ROCKLAND RD PO BOX 269)
  • EUGENE DUPONT MEMORIAL DIVISION HOSP (3506 KENNETT PIKE)
  • MEDICAL CNTR OF DELAWARE (PO BOX 1668)
  • SELECT SPECIALTY HOSPITAL WILMINGTON (7 CLAYTON STREETS)
  • ST FRANCIS HOSPITAL INC (7TH & CLAYTON STS PO BOX 2500)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Wilmington:

  • NEW CASTLE COUNTY (about 7 miles; WILMINGTON, DE; Abbreviation: ILG)
  • PHILADELPHIA INTL (about 24 miles; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Abbreviation: PHL)
  • DOVER AFB (about 44 miles; DOVER, DE; Abbreviation: DOV)

Other public-use airports nearest to Wilmington:

  • SPITFIRE AERODROME (about 12 miles; PEDRICKTOWN, NJ; Abbreviation: 7N7)
  • NEW GARDEN (about 16 miles; TOUGHKENAMON, PA; Abbreviation: N57)
  • BRANDYWINE (about 17 miles; WEST CHESTER, PA; Abbreviation: N99)
Amtrak station:
WILMINGTON (M. L. KING BLVD, & FRENCH ST.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, car rental agency, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Wilmington:

  • WIDENER UNIVERSITY-DELAWARE CAMPUS (Full-time enrollment: 1,013; Location: PO BOX 7474 CONCORD PIKE; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.law.widener.edu; Offers Doctor’s degree)
  • GOLDEY-BEACOM COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 982; Location: 4701 LIMESTONE RD; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.gbc.edu; Offers Master’s degree)
  • HARRISON CAREER INSTITUTE-WILMINGTON (Full-time enrollment: 168; Location: 631 W NEWPORT PKE GRAYSTONE PLZ; Private, for-profit; Website: www.DELAWAREWORKS.COM)
  • DELAWARE COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN (Full-time enrollment: 142; Location: 600 N MARKET ST; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.dcad.edu)
  • DAWN TRAINING CENTRE (Full-time enrollment: 62; Location: 2400 W 4TH ST; Private, for-profit)
  • BARBIZON OF DELAWARE INC (Location: 17B TROLLEY SQ; Private, for-profit)
  • DELAWARE SKILLS CENTER (Location: 13TH AND CLIFFORD BROWN WALK; Public)
  • CHRISTIAN CARE HEALTH SYSTEMS PREHOSPITAL ED PROG (Location: 501 W 14TH ST; Private, not-for-profit)
  • PHILADELPHIA SCHOOL OF BARTENDING (Location: 1601 CONCORD PKE STE 62; Private, for-profit)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wilmington:

  • WILMINGTON COLLEGE (about 7 miles; NEW CASTLE, DE; Full-time enrollment: 3,087)
  • UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE (about 14 miles; NEWARK, DE; Full-time enrollment: 17,786)
  • WEST CHESTER UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (about 14 miles; WEST CHESTER, PA; Full-time enrollment: 10,419)
  • WIDENER UNIVERSITY-MAIN CAMPUS (about 14 miles; CHESTER, PA; Full-time enrollment: 3,646)
  • DELAWARE TECHNICAL & COMM COLL-STANTON-WILMINGTON (about 15 miles; NEWARK, DE; Full-time enrollment: 3,817)
  • DELAWARE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 16 miles; MEDIA, PA; Full-time enrollment: 5,248)
  • IMMACULATA COLLEGE (about 20 miles; IMMACULATA, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,042)

Schools

Public high schools in Wilmington:

  • DELCASTLE TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,466; Location: 1417 NEWPORT ROAD; Grades: 08 – 12)
  • ALEXIS I. DUPONT HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,271; Location: GREENVILLE; Grades: 08 – 12)
  • BRANDYWINE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,257; Location: 1400 FOULK ROAD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • THOMAS MCKEAN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,189; Location: 301 MCKENNAN’S CHURCH ROAD; Grades: 08 – 12)
  • CONCORD HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,123; Location: 2501 EBRIGHT ROAD; Grades: 08 – 12)
  • JOHN DICKINSON HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,023; Location: 1801 MILLTOWN ROAD; Grades: 08 – 12)
  • MOUNT PLEASANT HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 936; Location: 5201 WASHINGTON STREET EXTENSI; Grades: 08 – 12)
  • CHARTER SCHOOL OF WILMINGTON (Students: 915; Location: 100 NORTH DUPONT ROAD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • HOWARD HIGH SCHOOL OF TECHNOLOGY (Students: 825; Location: 401 EAST 12TH STREET; Grades: 08 – 12)

Private high schools in Wilmington:

  • SALESIANUM SCHOOL (Students: 1,007; Location: 1801 NORTH BROOM STREET; Grades: 9 – 12; Boys only)
  • TOWER HILL SCHOOL (Students: 773; Location: 2813 W 17TH STREET; Grades: PK – 12)
  • URSULINE ACADEMY (Students: 744; Location: 1106 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE; Grades: PK – 12; Girls only)
  • THE TATNALL SCHOOL (Students: 683; Location: 1501 BARLEY MILL RD; Grades: PK – 12)
  • PADUA ACADEMY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 573; Location: 905 NORTH BROOM STREET; Grades: 9 – 12; Girls only)
  • CONCORD CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 231; Location: 2510 MARSH ROAD; Grades: PK – 12)
  • AQUINAS ACADEMY (Students: 89; Location: 4501 KIRKWOOD HWY; Grades: KG – 12)

Biggest public primary/middle schools in Wilmington:

  • BANCROFT INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL (Students: 1,025; Location: 700 NORTH LOMBARD STREET; Grades: KG – 06)
  • PIERRE S. DUPONT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 966; Location: 701 WEST 34TH STREET; Grades: PK – 06)
  • BAYARD INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL (Students: 910; Location: 200 SOUTH DUPONT STREET; Grades: PK – 06)
  • THOMAS A. EDISON CHARTER SCHOOL OF WILMINGTON (Students: 773; Location: 2200 NORTH LOCUST STREET; Grades: KG – 08)
  • CAB CALLOWAY SCHOOL OF THE ARTS (Students: 771; Location: 100 NORTH DUPONT ROAD; Grades: 06 – 12)
  • STANTON MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 734; Location: 1800 LIMESTONE ROAD; Grades: 05 – 08)
  • SKYLINE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 734; Location: 2900 SKYLINE DRIVE; Grades: 05 – 08)
  • LINDEN HILL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 723; Location: 3415 SKYLINE DRIVE; Grades: KG – 05)
  • HANBY MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 705; Location: 2523 BERWYN ROAD; Grades: 07 – 08)
  • AUSTIN D. BALTZ ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 703; Location: 1500 SPRUCE AVENUE; Grades: PK – 05)

Biggest private primary/middle schools in Wilmington:

  • ST JOHN THE BELOVED SCHOOL (Students: 620; Location: 905 MILLTOWN ROAD; Grades: KG – 8)
  • CORPUS CHRISTI ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 563; Location: 907 NEW ROAD ELSMERE; Grades: KG – 8)
  • ST MARY MAGDALEN (Students: 538; Location: 9 SHARPLEY RD; Grades: KG – 8)
  • IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY SCHOO (Students: 518; Location: 1000 SHIPLEY ROAD; Grades: KG – 8)
  • ST MATTHEW SCHOOL (Students: 518; Location: 1 FALLON AVENUE; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ST ANTHONY OF PADUA GRADE SCHO (Students: 510; Location: NINTH AND SCOTT STREETS; Grades: KG – 8)
  • WILMINGTON MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 332; Location: 1400 HARVEY ROAD; Grades: PK – 6)
  • ST CATHERINE OF SIENA SCHOOL (Students: 304; Location: 2501 CENTERVILLE ROAD; Grades: KG – 8)
  • ST THOMAS THE APOSTLE (Students: 275; Location: 201 BAYARD AVE; Grades: KG – 8)
  • ST HEDWIG ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 271; Location: 304 S HARRISON ST; Grades: PK – 8)

Libraries

Libraries in Wilmington:

  • WILMINGTON INSTITUTE LIBRARY (Operating income: $2,628,223; Location: 10TH & MARKET STREET; 214,271 books; 9,487 audio materials; 5,895 video materials; 1,110 serial subscriptions)
  • CONCORD PIKE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $937,446; Location: 3406 CONCORD PIKE; 110,946 books; 5,040 audio materials; 3,664 video materials; 292 serial subscriptions)
  • KIRKWOOD HIGHWAY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $838,643; Location: 6000 KIRKWOOD HIGHWAY; 81,298 books; 4,057 audio materials; 1,294 video materials; 407 serial subscriptions)
  • ELSMERE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $409,125; Location: 30 SPRUCE AVENUE; 30,068 books; 1,849 audio materials; 545 video materials; 98 serial subscriptions)
  • NORTH WILMINGTON LIBRARY (Operating income: $345,097; Location: 3400 NORTH MARKET STREET; 13,951 books; 15 serial subscriptions)
  • WOODLAWN LIBRARY (Operating income: $141,818; Location: 2101 WEST SIXTH STREET; 19,541 books; 3 serial subscriptions)
  • LABIBLIOTECA DEL PUEBLO LIBRARY (Operating income: $112,889; Location: 403 NORTH VAN BUREN STREET; 10,182 books; 2 serial subscriptions)