Latest Data (2016)
Population 117,525
Nationwide Rank 235

Quick Facts

Wilmington, North Carolina is the 235th largest city in the United States as of 2016.

Wilmington, North Carolina is a city.

Wilmington, North Carolina is as large as it has ever been. In 2016 Wilmington had its largest population ever.

Wilmington, North Carolina is growing somewhat quickly. It is growing faster than 73% of similarly sized cities since 2000.

Wilmington, North Carolina Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
225 Vallejo, California 121,299 3.3%
226 Berkeley, California 121,240 17.6%
227 Round Rock, Texas 120,892 99.2%
228 Ann Arbor, Michigan 120,782 5.3%
229 Fargo, North Dakota 120,762 32.7%
230 Columbia, Missouri 120,612 40.2%
231 Allentown, Pennsylvania 120,443 12.9%
232 Evansville, Indiana 119,477 -1.4%
233 Beaumont, Texas 118,299 4.2%
234 Odessa, Texas 117,871 30.2%
235 Wilmington, North Carolina 117,525 30.9%
236 Arvada, Colorado 117,453 14.8%
237 Independence, Missouri 117,030 3.0%
238 Provo, Utah 116,868 10.6%
239 Lansing, Michigan 116,020 -2.7%
240 El Monte, California 115,807 -0.3%
241 Springfield, Illinois 115,715 3.0%
242 Fairfield, California 114,756 18.5%
243 Clearwater, Florida 114,361 4.4%
244 Peoria, Illinois 114,265 1.0%
245 Rochester, Minnesota 114,011 27.5%

Similarly Sized Cities In North Carolina

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
110 Fayetteville 204,759 2.6%
158 Cary 162,320 66.6%
235 Wilmington 117,525 30.9%
259 High Point 111,223 28.4%
349 Greenville 91,495 45.7%
357 Concord 89,891 58.7%
360 Asheville 89,121 22.2%
459 Gastonia 75,536 11.7%
523 Jacksonville 67,784 3.0%
627 Chapel Hill 59,246 23.3%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
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