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

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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.
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!
Wilmington is a vibrant city full of local culture, great food, happy people, and historical sites to explore. Battleship NC is one of my favorite stops. The ship represents the a piece of the U.S. Navy's heart along the river shore right across from the streets of downtown Wilmington. Downtown there are dozens of boutiques, coffee shops and businesses that reveal the hardworking spirit of Wilmington's natives. Carolina Beach, Wrightsville Beach and Kure Beach are all lovely places to spend the day. Each has its own attraction. Kure beach is located near Fort Fisher which brings many people to explore the areas military history. Wrightsville Beach has many shopping areas nearby as well as beautiful scenery. The only negative side to spending time in Wilmington is that the drivers there are insane. One must be a vigilant driver to survive on the roads