Latest Data (2016)
Population 71,442
Nationwide Rank 493

Quick Facts

Wilmington, Delaware is the 493rd largest city in the United States as of 2016.

Wilmington, Delaware is a city.

Wilmington, Delaware is currently 36.5% smaller than it was in 1940, the year of its peak recorded population.

Wilmington, Delaware's growth is extremely below average. 90% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Wilmington, Delaware Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
483 New Britain, Connecticut 72,558 1.3%
484 Apple Valley, California 72,553 32.8%
485 Bismarck, North Dakota 72,417 29.7%
486 Missoula, Montana 72,364 25.3%
487 Waukesha, Wisconsin 72,363 10.1%
488 Rancho Cordova, California 72,326 34.6%
489 Gulfport, Mississippi 72,076 0.8%
490 Lafayette, Indiana 71,782 16.8%
491 Lauderhill, Florida 71,626 7.0%
492 Flagstaff, Arizona 71,459 34.5%
493 Wilmington, Delaware 71,442 -1.7%
494 Pawtucket, Rhode Island 71,427 -2.2%
495 Canton, Ohio 71,323 -11.8%
496 Redlands, California 71,288 11.4%
497 Lynwood, California 71,187 1.7%
498 Pittsburg, California 70,679 23.6%
499 Passaic, New Jersey 70,635 4.0%
500 Pasco, Washington 70,579 107.3%
501 Frederick, Maryland 70,060 31.9%
502 Weston, Florida 70,015 37.7%
503 North Richland Hills, Texas 69,798 24.7%

Similarly Sized Cities In Delaware

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
493 Wilmington 71,442 -1.7%
1011 Dover 37,786 17.3%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
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