Statewide Claims to Fame

Wilmington is 6th in North Carolina out of 121 other cities in Total businesses (including small businesses)

Wilmington is 6th in North Carolina out of 123 other cities in Retail sales

Wilmington is 8th in North Carolina out of 115 other cities in Retail accommodation and food service sales

Wilmington is 8th in North Carolina out of 132 other cities in Current population (2012)

Wilmington is 8th in North Carolina out of 145 other cities in Households

Wilmington is 8th in North Carolina out of 145 other cities in Housing units

Wilmington is 10th in North Carolina out of 145 other cities in Size in square miles

Wilmington is 16th in North Carolina out of 145 other cities in Population density (people per sqmi)

Wilmington is 16th in North Carolina out of 145 other cities in Units inside multi-unit buildings

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General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Wilmington Rank North Carolina US
Current population (2012) 109,922 8th 9,752,073 313,914,040
Size in square miles 51.5 10th 48,617.9 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 2,067.8 16th 196.1 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Wilmington Rank North Carolina US
Residents younger than 5 5.6% 121st 6.4% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 18.4% 134th 23.4% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 14.0% 71st 13.8% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Wilmington Rank North Carolina US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 87.8% 69th 84.1% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 37.1% 37th 26.5% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Wilmington Rank North Carolina US
Race - White 73.5% 69th 71.9% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 19.9% 66th 22.0% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.5% 67th 1.5% 1.2%
Race - Asian 1.2% 87th 2.5% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 40th 0.1% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 2.2% 70th 2.0% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 6.1% 73rd 8.7% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 70.8% 66th 64.7% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Wilmington Rank North Carolina US
Female residents 52.2% 76th 51.3% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 6.0% 77th 7.4% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Wilmington Rank North Carolina US
Housing units 53,400 8th 4,362,740 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 35.4% 16th 17.0% 25.9%
Households 46,341 8th 3,664,119 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 47.6% 129th 67.8% 66.1%
Home median value $236,100 24th $152,700 $186,200
People per household 2.2 125th 2.5 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Wilmington Rank North Carolina US
Income per capita $28,217 38th $25,256 $27,915
Income per household $39,764 87th $46,291 $52,762
Income below poverty line 22.6% 35th 16.1% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Wilmington Rank North Carolina US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 13,201 6th 798,791 27,092,908
Retail sales $3,076,146 6th $114,578,173 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $30,923 29th $12,641 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $373,169 8th $16,126,939 $613,795,732

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