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As of 2010-2014, the total population of Wilmington is 71,263, which is 1.93% less than it was in 2000. The population growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 17.03% and is much lower than the national average rate of 11.61%. The Wilmington population density is 4,205.35 people per square mile, which is much higher than the state average density of 368.49 people per square mile and is much higher than the national average density of 82.73 people per square mile. The most prevalent race in Wilmington is black, which represent 55.71% of the total population. The average Wilmington education level is lower than the state average and is lower than the national average.

Topics:Population GrowthPopulation DensityPopulation by RacesPopulation by First AncestryPopulation by GenderPopulation by AgeEducationSchool EnrollmentHousehold and FamilyMarital StatusPlace of Birth and CitizenshipLanguage

Population in 2010-2014: 71,263. #1

Population Growth Since 2000, #53

Wilmington, DE
-1.93%
Delaware
17.03%
U.S.
11.61%

Population Density, #6

Wilmington, DE
4,205.35 per square mile
Delaware
368.49 per square mile
U.S.
82.73 per square mile

Population by Races

White:25,697 (36.06%, #77)
Black:39,704 (55.71%, #1)
Hispanic:9,723 (13.64%, #15)
Asian:751 (1.05%, #35)
Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.):305 (0.43%, #23)
One Race, Other:2,985 (4.19%, see rank)
Two or More Races:1,821 (2.56%, see rank)

Hispanic Population
Mexican:3,532 (36.33%, see rank)
Puerto Rican:4,761 (48.97%, see rank)
Cuban:303 (3.12%, see rank)
Central American:283 (2.91%, see rank)
South American:377 (3.88%, see rank)

Asian Population
Indian:202 (26.90%, see rank)
Chinese:293 (39.01%, see rank)
Filipino:65 (8.66%, see rank)
Japanese:30 (3.99%, see rank)
Korean:66 (8.79%, see rank)
Vietnamese:12 (1.60%, see rank)
Asian, Other:83 (11.05%, see rank)
 

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical race data.

Population by First Ancestry

65,086 (91.33%) out of the total population of 71,263 reported first ancestry.

 Wilmington, DE% of the Total PopulationDelawareU.S.
Arab1090.15%, see rank0.29%0.56%
Czech1500.21%, see rank0.24%0.47%
Danish800.11%, see rank0.22%0.42%
Dutch3540.50%, see rank1.29%1.40%
English2,9564.15%, see rank10.72%8.02%
French7381.04%, see rank2.36%3.34%
German4,7936.73%, see rank14.94%15.03%
Greek1610.23%, see rank0.48%0.41%
Hungarian610.09%, see rank0.52%0.46%
Irish6,9529.76%, see rank17.23%10.80%
Italian4,2665.99%, see rank9.94%5.52%
Norwegian1670.23%, see rank0.42%1.42%
Polish1,7612.47%, see rank4.66%3.01%
Portuguese590.08%, see rank0.16%0.44%
Russian3750.53%, see rank0.85%0.92%
Scotch-Irish2180.31%, see rank0.77%0.99%
Scottish4740.67%, see rank1.55%1.72%
Subsaharan African6270.88%, see rank1.00%0.95%
Swedish3250.46%, see rank0.80%1.27%
Swiss1000.14%, see rank0.19%0.30%
Ukrainian1390.20%, see rank0.50%0.31%
American1,0671.50%, see rank5.24%7.12%
Welsh2310.32%, see rank0.79%0.57%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical first ancestry data.

Population by Gender

Male: 33,117 (46.47%, see rank)
Females: 38,146 (53.53%, see rank)

Wilmington, DE
Male: 46.47%
Female: 53.53%
Delaware
Male: 48.41%
Female: 51.59%
U.S.
Male: 49.19%
Female: 50.81%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical gender data.

Population by Age

Median Age (see rank)
Wilmington, DE
35.10 years old
Delaware
39.10 years old
U.S.
37.40 years old

Median Age, Male (see rank)
Wilmington, DE
32.80 years old
Delaware
37.70 years old
U.S.
36.10 years old

Median Age, Female (see rank)
Wilmington, DE
36.80 years old
Delaware
40.40 years old
U.S.
38.80 years old

 Wilmington, DE% of the Total PopulationDelawareU.S.
Under 5 years5,4907.70%, see rank6.10%6.36%
5 to 9 years4,4316.22%, see rank6.28%6.51%
10 to 14 years4,3296.07%, see rank6.14%6.59%
15 to 19 years4,2185.92%, see rank6.70%6.85%
20 to 24 years5,0327.06%, see rank7.08%7.13%
25 to 34 years12,06416.93%, see rank12.79%13.47%
35 to 44 years9,30513.06%, see rank12.26%12.96%
45 to 54 years9,85413.83%, see rank14.38%14.09%
55 to 64 years7,71010.82%, see rank12.89%12.29%
65 to 74 years4,9366.93%, see rank8.88%7.64%
75 to 84 2,4723.47%, see rank4.62%4.25%
85 years and over1,4222.00%, see rank1.89%1.85%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical age data.

Education for the 25 Years and Over

 Wilmington, DEDelawareU.S.
Total 25 Years and Over Population47,763, 100%620,886209,056,129
Less Than High School8,815, 18.46%, see rank11.96%13.67%
High School Graduate15,718, 32.91%, see rank31.54%27.95%
Some College or Associate Degree10,999, 23.03%, see rank27.07%29.09%
Bachelor Degree7,086, 14.84%, see rank17.50%18.27%
Master, Doctorate, or Professional Degree5,145, 10.77%, see rank11.94%11.01%
USA.com Education Index#13.07, see rank13.6013.54
# Higher USA.com Education Index means more educated population.

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical education level data.

School Enrollment

 Wilmington, DE DelawareU.S.
Total PublicPrivatePublicPrivatePublicPrivate
Nursery School, Preschool, Kindergarten2,35381.05%18.95%66.58%33.42%71.30%28.70%
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)7,11889.44%, see rank10.56%, see rank84.81%15.19%89.86%10.14%
High School (Grades 9-12)3,56988.71%, see rank11.29%, see rank86.00%14.00%90.60%9.40%
College2,78876.29%, see rank23.71%, see rank80.22%19.78%78.37%21.63%
Graduate School1,04645.98%, see rank54.02%, see rank55.52%44.48%58.86%41.14%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical school enrollment data.

Household and Family

 Wilmington, DEDelawareU.S.
Total Households29,085, 100%339,046116,211,092
Average Household Size2.35, see rank2.632.63
1 Person Households11,490, 39.50%, see rank26.56%27.57%
2 or More Person Households17,595, 60.50%, see rank73.44%72.43%
Family Households (Families)15,211, 52.30%, see rank67.20%66.22%
Average Family Size3.35, see rank3.283.32
Married-Couple Family6,674, 22.95%, see rank48.44%48.42%
Nonfamily Households13,874, 47.70%, see rank32.80%33.78%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical household and family data.

Marital Status of 15 Years and Over

 Wilmington, DE%DelawareU.S.
15 Years and Over Total57,013see rank747,226252,974,135
Males, 15 Years and Over26,005100%, see rank357,646123,281,364
Never Married13,89553.43%, see rank35.62%35.77%
Married8,38032.22%, see rank51.41%52.04%
Widowed6862.64%, see rank2.94%2.57%
Divorced3,04411.71%, see rank10.02%9.62%
Females, 15 Years and Over31,008100%, see rank389,580129,692,771
Never Married14,46346.64%, see rank30.65%29.48%
Married8,64527.88%, see rank47.44%49.19%
Widowed3,18410.27%, see rank9.12%9.16%
Divorced4,71615.21%, see rank12.80%12.16%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical marital status data.

Place of Birth and Citizenship

 Wilmington, DE%DelawareU.S.
Native66,27593.00%, see rank91.62%86.93%
Born in the State of Residence40,25556.49%, see rank45.56%58.73%
Born in Different State24,13333.86%, see rank44.47%26.78%
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island Areas,
or Born Abroad to American Parent(s)
1,8872.65%, see rank1.59%1.42%
Foreign Born4,9887.00%, see rank8.38%13.07%
Foreign Born with U.S. Citizenship1,6552.32%, see rank3.87%5.99%
Foreign Born without U.S. Citizenship3,3334.68%, see rank4.51%7.09%
Born In Europe5800.81%, see rank1.16%1.53%
Born In Asia6510.91%, see rank2.73%3.82%
Born In Africa3200.45%, see rank0.81%0.55%
Born In Oceania00.00%, see rank0.01%0.07%
Born In Latin America3,3724.73%, see rank3.57%6.83%
Born In Northern America650.09%, see rank0.11%0.26%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical place of birth and citizenship data.

Language Spoken at Home

 Wilmington, DE%DelawareU.S.
English24,31483.60%, see rank86.08%79.39%
Spanish3,47011.93%, see rank6.80%11.75%
Other Indo-European Languages8763.01%, see rank3.97%4.52%
Asian and Pacific Islander Languages2911.00%, see rank2.25%3.36%
Other1340.46%, see rank0.90%0.99%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical language spoken at home data.


 
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