A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$221,800
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$854
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    56%
  • Own
    44%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    459
    273
  • Murder
    12
    6
  • Rape
    54
    41
  • Robbery
    237
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,217
    525
  • Theft
    3,007
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    255
    263

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$42,128
National
$53,889
Children
15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Wilmington Reviews

237 reviews
All Categories
Wilmington is all about beach life and students! The beaches are absolutely gorgeous. Though, peak seasons will ensure that the sand will be covered with beach towels and people and the water filled with people but overall it's fun! The family owned restaurants are to die for! I've yet to be disappointed by these local shops. Traffic is almost always hellacious but what do you expect morning lunch and 5 o'clock traffic anywhere is a hassle. Most people are friendly! The nightlife downtown isn't bad at all. On any given night your bound to see sidewalks over crowded by the students and locals waiting to get in a club.
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Wilmington is my stepping stone to California. My family lives in LA and I hope to practice physical therapy in Southern California after school. What I love about Wilmington is that the community is the best of both worlds. The beach community and the hospitality of the South comes together to make what I affectionately call home. The city has numerous ways to get outdoors with parks and trails easily accessible. Wilmington also has a strong small business support system where many residents feel a need to support local businesses over chains. Living in Wilmington has been full of positivity, personal growth, and experiences of giving back to the community through volunteering.
I love Wilmington. It is definitely a colorful, artsy, diverse city. You're going to see different types of people downtown compared to the heart of the city. There are plenty of different restaurants to try out and things to do such as go to the beach, visit a museum, visit local shops downtown or the battleship!