Latest Data (2017)
Population 119,045
Nationwide Rank 234

Quick Facts

Wilmington, North Carolina is the 234th largest city in the United States as of 2017.

Wilmington, North Carolina is a city.

Wilmington, North Carolina is as large as it has ever been. In 2017 Wilmington had its largest population ever.

Wilmington, North Carolina is growing somewhat quickly. It is growing faster than 71% of similarly sized cities since 2000.

Wilmington, North Carolina Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
224 Victorville, California 122,441 89.7%
225 Fargo, North Dakota 122,359 34.5%
226 Berkeley, California 122,324 18.7%
227 Vallejo, California 122,105 4.0%
228 Abilene, Texas 121,885 5.1%
229 Columbia, Missouri 121,717 41.5%
230 Ann Arbor, Michigan 121,477 5.9%
231 Allentown, Pennsylvania 121,283 13.7%
232 Pearland, Texas 119,940 160.4%
233 Beaumont, Texas 119,114 4.9%
234 Wilmington, North Carolina 119,045 32.6%
235 Evansville, Indiana 118,930 -1.9%
236 Arvada, Colorado 118,807 16.1%
237 Provo, Utah 117,335 11.0%
238 Independence, Missouri 117,306 3.2%
239 Lansing, Michigan 116,986 -1.9%
240 Odessa, Texas 116,861 29.0%
241 Richardson, Texas 116,783 26.5%
242 Fairfield, California 116,266 20.0%
243 El Monte, California 116,109 0.0%
244 Rochester, Minnesota 115,733 29.4%

Similarly Sized Cities In North Carolina

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
109 Fayetteville 209,889 5.2%
157 Cary 165,904 70.3%
234 Wilmington 119,045 32.6%
261 High Point 111,513 28.7%
349 Greenville 92,156 46.7%
351 Concord 92,067 62.6%
353 Asheville 91,902 26.0%
456 Gastonia 76,593 13.2%
490 Jacksonville 72,447 10.1%
628 Chapel Hill 59,862 24.6%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
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