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C-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    D-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    C-
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$339,089
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,056
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    61%
  • Own
    39%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    410
    283
  • Murder
    12
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    202
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    581
    500
  • Theft
    741
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    652
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$44,402
National
$55,322
Children
26%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    1%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    5%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    43%
    13%
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I moved to Wilmington over 10 years ago and I have seen quite a few things in that time span. There isn't much in this city but there is a lot. It is a very homely and family oriented and very average. There are eateries with all kinds of food cultures (Hispanic, Asian, American, etc...), clothing stores, food trucks, donut shops and anything else you could think of. The city is brooding with culture, history and plenty of spirit but its lacking something, excitement. There are a few chain restaurants, convenience stores and the like but there is no entertainment at all. No movie theaters, hangout spots, updated shopping centers, nothing. If this city had just a couple of these it would really improve the overall mood of the city and give the residents something to do on those hot summer nights. Overall, it's a very nice city but the lack of fundamental family sources is really keeping this city at a stand still.
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I've lived in Wilmington, CA for 17 years and although it quite a small town where a lot of minorities live, Wilmington is a very rich place with history. For the last couple of years, the community has been working very hard to make improvements, from getting citizens more involved with the community by building organic gardens in parks, to hosting the Wilmington Art Walk Event and building the Waterfront Recreational Park. However, it is time Wilmington gets more attention and gets the well-deserved clean air its people needs. The oil companies need to be more concern about the health of the town citizens.
My experience in Wilmington has been rather positive. I am fortunate enough to have come from a family who has been in the city for a long time and is well-known throughout the community. Because of our long-standing residency, we have become close to countless of other families who have been here for several generations as well. Unfortunately, not everyone residing in Wilmington has had the same experience I have had. A lot of residents here live in poverty and don't have involved family members as active in their life. This forces them to turn to gangs to find acceptance which encourages violence and other acts of crime. Although I have witnessed this cycle throughout my life I have not allowed it my perspective on my hometown. There are many good people here in Wilmington doing many admirable things that deserve recognition from our neighboring cities. Perhaps one day Wilmington will be known and respected for the hard-working families who are just seeking better opportunities.