What is the current population of Wilmington?

Based on the latest 2020 data from the US census, the current population of Wilmington is 123,744. Wilmington, North Carolina is the 224th largest city in the US.

What was the peak population of Wilmington?

The current population of Wilmington (123,744) is it's peak population.

How quickly is Wilmington growing?

Wilmington has grown 37.8% since the 2000. Wilmington, North Carolina is growing moderately quickly; it is growing faster than 75% of similarly sized cities since 2000.

What county is Wilmington, North Carolina in?

Wilmington is located entirely in New Hanover County.

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2019 123,744 224
2018 122,607 226
2017 119,045 234
2016 117,525 235
2015 115,933 238
2014 113,657 241
2013 112,067 240
2012 109,922 243
2011 108,212 245
2010 106,476 247
2009 101,350 269
2008 100,397 270
2007 99,477 265
2006 98,479 263
2005 96,953 270
2004 94,700 275
2003 92,439 283
2002 91,395 284
2001 90,529 282
2000 89,765 281
1990 56,067 440
1860 9,552 100
1850 7,264 99
1840 5,335 76

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2019
214 Stamford, Connecticut 129,638 10.3%
215 Concord, California 129,295 5.7%
216 Elizabeth, New Jersey 129,216 6.9%
217 Athens-Clarke County, Georgia 126,913 25.9%
218 Thousand Oaks, California 126,813 7.9%
219 Lafayette, Louisiana 126,185 12.7%
220 Simi Valley, California 125,613 12.1%
221 Topeka, Kansas 125,310 1.5%
222 Norman, Oklahoma 124,880 28.9%
223 Fargo, North Dakota 124,662 37.0%
224 Wilmington, North Carolina 123,744 37.8%
225 Abilene, Texas 123,420 6.5%
226 Odessa, Texas 123,334 36.2%
227 Columbia, Missouri 123,195 43.2%
228 Pearland, Texas 122,460 165.8%
229 Victorville, California 122,385 89.6%
230 Hartford, Connecticut 122,105 -1.6%
231 Vallejo, California 121,692 3.6%
232 Allentown, Pennsylvania 121,442 13.9%
233 Berkeley, California 121,363 17.7%
234 Richardson, Texas 121,323 31.4%

Similarly Sized Cities In North Carolina

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2019
108 Fayetteville 211,657 6.1%
154 Cary 170,282 74.8%
224 Wilmington 123,744 37.8%
260 High Point 112,791 30.2%
330 Concord 96,341 70.1%
354 Greenville 93,400 48.7%
357 Asheville 92,870 27.4%
458 Gastonia 77,273 14.2%
498 Jacksonville 72,436 10.1%
593 Chapel Hill 64,051 33.3%

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