Latest Data (2015)
Population 71,948
Nationwide Rank 483

Quick Facts

Wilmington, Delaware is the 483rd largest city in the United States as of 2015.

Wilmington, Delaware is a city.

Wilmington, Delaware is currently 36.0% smaller than it was in 1940, the year of its peak recorded population.

Wilmington, Delaware's growth is extremely below average. 89% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Wilmington, Delaware Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities

Rank Name Growth
2000-2015
477 Franklin, Tennessee 56.6%
478 Turlock, California 26.9%
479 Temple, Texas 30.9%
480 Apple Valley, California 32.1%
481 Lynwood, California 2.9%
482 Waukesha, Wisconsin 9.5%
483 Wilmington, Delaware -1.0%
484 Canton, Ohio -11.1%
485 Gulfport, Mississippi 0.5%
486 Pawtucket, Rhode Island -1.9%
487 Lauderhill, Florida 6.9%
488 Rock Hill, South Carolina 40.9%
489 Flower Mound, Texas 37.6%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2015 71,948 483
2014 71,817 476
2013 71,525 470
2012 71,292 464
2011 70,979 462
2010 70,851 457
2009 73,069 424
2008 72,848 420
2007 72,657 416
2006 72,600 414
2005 72,258 413
2004 72,156 411
2003 72,155 403
2002 72,339 394
2001 72,495 390
2000 72,715 384
1990 71,526 323
1950 110,356 95
1940 112,504 75
1930 106,597 80
1920 110,168 62
1910 87,411 61
1900 76,508 51
1890 61,431 44
1880 42,478 42
1870 30,841 43
1860 21,258 43
1850 13,979 51
1840 8,367 48