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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
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Wilmington is a town in Delaware with a population of 71,502. Wilmington is in New Castle County. Living in Wilmington offers residents a suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Wilmington there are a lot of restaurants and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Wilmington and residents tend to be liberal.
About Wilmington...
Population
71,502

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$162,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$925
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    54%
  • Own
    46%
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Wilmington Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    970
    283
  • Murder
    48
    6
  • Rape
    46
    41
  • Robbery
    532
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    985
    500
  • Theft
    3,372
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    604
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$40,065
National
$55,322
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    16%
    13%
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I love Wilmington, Delaware. The homes here are affordable, we've got wonderful neighbors who watch out for one another. I've met wonderful dog owners who always stop me to chit chat about our pets. We are 5 minutes away from the hospital, zoo, schools, Dollar General and YMCA (all by foot!). We have a little bit of diversity in our neighborhood, I'd like to see more. We love living in the Tri-State area, couldn't have asked for more. This is a historical town with so much potential...love, love, love it!
Katherine B. Carey
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The school system in Wilmington is God awful! There is constantly issues in classrooms and fights breaking out, with little opportunities to acctally learn with the distractions. The people in Wilmington are overall rude and are very unexciting of others and other people from outside of Delaware in general. Wilmington is known as "murder town USA" because of its horrible crime rate across the city and suburbs. However the family parts in in the suburbs are nice and less dangerous, but schooling is still an issue unless you want to send your child to public school.
Wilmington is not just one place. There are different parts of it , made up of a huge variety of different people. All from different socio and ethnic backgrounds. Some parts of Wilmington (and sometimes Wilmington as a whole) have reps for being a “bad” part of Delaware. There’s no such thing. There are just some places that are better resourced than others. Those that are “bad” are not that way by choice. The system created around them was not created to give them the same job opportunities, food sources, schooling systems, etc. as other places in Delaware. Though it still thrives to make it . Change is the goal but it can’t be achieved until stereotypes of Wilmington cease to exist and better opportunities and resources for every individual take its place instead.