Latest Data (2017)
Population 71,106
Nationwide Rank 501

Quick Facts

Wilmington, Delaware is the 501st largest city in the United States as of 2017.

Wilmington, Delaware is a city.

Wilmington, Delaware is currently 36.8% smaller than it was in 1940, the year of its peak recorded population.

Wilmington, Delaware's growth is extremely below average. 91% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Wilmington, Delaware Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
491 Lafayette, Indiana 72,390 17.8%
492 Decatur, Illinois 72,174 -11.8%
493 Pittsburg, California 72,141 26.1%
494 Pawtucket, Rhode Island 72,001 -1.4%
495 Flagstaff, Arizona 71,975 35.5%
496 Lauderhill, Florida 71,970 7.5%
497 Gulfport, Mississippi 71,822 0.5%
498 Redlands, California 71,554 11.8%
499 Frederick, Maryland 71,408 34.4%
500 Passaic, New Jersey 71,247 4.9%
501 Wilmington, Delaware 71,106 -2.2%
502 Kissimmee, Florida 71,104 44.6%
503 Lynwood, California 71,099 1.6%
504 Maple Grove, Minnesota 71,066 38.3%
505 South Jordan, Utah 70,954 139.1%
506 Weston, Florida 70,944 39.6%
507 Canton, Ohio 70,909 -12.3%
508 Georgetown, Texas 70,685 147.1%
509 North Richland Hills, Texas 70,441 25.8%
510 Union City, New Jersey 70,387 4.9%
511 St. Charles, Missouri 70,329 15.9%

Similarly Sized Cities In Delaware

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
501 Wilmington 71,106 -2.2%
1027 Dover 37,538 16.5%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2017 71,106 501
2016 71,442 493
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