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  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C
  3. Housing
    grade C
  4. Nightlife
    grade A
  5. Good for Families
    grade B+
  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Wilmington is a city in North Carolina with a population of 120,194. Wilmington is in New Hanover County and is one of the best places to live in North Carolina. Living in Wilmington offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Wilmington there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Wilmington and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Wilmington are highly rated.

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About Wilmington...
Population
120,194

Home Listings

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$246,400
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$998
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    55%
  • Own
    45%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    441.7
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    5.6
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    59.3
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    101.8
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    618
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    2,055.3
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    206.8
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A minus
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    17%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    national  12%

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