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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Wilmington is a suburb of Boston with a population of 23,658. Wilmington is in Middlesex County. Living in Wilmington offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Wilmington there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many young professionals live in Wilmington and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Wilmington are above average.
About Wilmington...
Population
23,658

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$447,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,915
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    14%
  • Own
    86%
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Wilmington 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
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    108.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    20.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    4.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    62.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    518.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    62.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    18%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Wilmington

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$122,813
National
$55,322
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Wilmington Reviews

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I have lived in Wilmington for my whole life and I love it . Even though the town is small, there’s a lot to do, places to shop, and restaurants to eat at. One thing about Wilmington is you can ALWAYS find a cup of coffee! There are 7 Dunkin Donuts locations in this one small town along with a couple other coffee shops as well. Since I have started driving, I have realized how bad the traffic is for this town being so small. I love everything about living here except for that. If there was one thing that I could change about Wilmington would be how long it takes to get from one side of town to the other due to the amount of traffic. The one positive thing that stands out to me about Wilmington is the sense of community. There are so many community and charity events that you can get involved in. I enjoy participating in these events every year. Overall, I would totally recommend anyone who is looking for a nice, small town to consider Wilmington. It’s a great place!
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We are in our mid to late 20s and we love living in Wilmington because there are 2 commuter rail trains on 2 different lines going into Boston. The drive to Boston only takes 15-20 minutes and you can still live in suburbia with a nice sized lot of land. It has a small town family feel yet it’s located between towns that have all the malls, restaurants and shops you’d ever need without the terrible traffic. In my opinion, Wilmington can only go one way - up! I think people are starting to notice how ideal this location is and this will be the next Reading.
Everyone in the neighborhood is friendly and it is a nice area to raise a family in. There are multiple accessible highways and the town just built a brand new public high school. The youth athletics are great for the kids and there is never any major problems. There are parks dedicated for children and animals throughout the town, not to mention a coffee shop on every corner!