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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A
Wilmington is a town in Delaware with a population of 71,276. Wilmington is in New Castle County. Living in Wilmington offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In Wilmington there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Wilmington and residents tend to be liberal.
About Wilmington...
Population
71,276

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$165,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$957
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    54%
  • Own
    46%
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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
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    969.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    47.5
    6.1
  • Rape
    46.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    532.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    985.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,372.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    603.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    17%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    36%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    16%
    13%

Working in Wilmington

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$40,221
National
$55,322
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Wilmington Reviews

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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
Homeowner
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There are many different reasons that I love the city of Wilmington. The growth within the city is second to none, and the different volunteering events to help the community allow for great inclusion. One of the best memories that I have is working with Urban Promise, this is a community based organization that works with the in need youth to provide a safe haven. This non-profit location teaches all of the necessary parts of education to be successful in our growing community. Urban promise brings in companies like the one I work for (Capital One) to show the youth different aspects of corporate America. With multiple locations such as this one, there are many ways for children of at risk homes to flourish in the city.
Despite its reputation of crime, Wilmington has some great up and coming areas worth checking out. Most notable are: The Riverfront, Market Street, Trolley Square, and Brandywine Park. The Riverfront has miles of boardwalk to walk, run, or ride a bike along. You can watch boats pass through the Christina River, stop at the Beer Garden and play cornhole, go ice skating, mini golfing, or grab some ice cream. Market Street has a theater that offers local shows and improv, as well as hip new restaurants and breweries. Trolley Square is a younger scene with bars, dancing, and a speakeasy, and Brandywine Park is a lovely place for a stroll or bikeride with the family in nature.