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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B
Wilmington Island is a suburb of Savannah with a population of 15,391. Wilmington Island is in Chatham County. Living in Wilmington Island offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Residents of Wilmington Island tend to lean conservative.
About Wilmington Island...
Population
15,391

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$248,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,253
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    22%
  • Own
    78%
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Wilmington Island Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Wilmington Island

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$76,845
National
$55,322
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Wilmington Island Reviews

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Beautiful, quiet coastal community. Close to the beach and downtown Savannah. Wonderful waterfront neighborhoods with fantastic schools. Access to coastal waters for excellent inshore sport fishing. Mostly residential with a business district complete with everything you need. Great restaurants, banks and plenty of shopping locations. A wonderful place to raise a family or retire on the golf course. The Islands community has something for everyone.
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I've been a resident of Wilmington Island for almost 9 years, and my quality of life here in comparison to the city in CA that I'd lived in previously is so much better. For the most part, the cost of living is affordable, (although, it is becoming more difficult for people to find affordable housing here, as there is limited space, given that it is an island.) it's a safe neighborhood, and the surrounding nature is beautiful.
Amazing community!! Instant home! Everything is close easy to access. Great, safe neighborhoods to raise kids in, and beautiful and peaceful waterfront properties to retire in.