Wilmington, DE
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Living in Wilmington


Wilmington is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Delaware. With a population of 70,898 people and 63 constituent neighborhoods, Wilmington is the largest community in Delaware. Wilmington has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

Unlike some cities, Wilmington isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Wilmington are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Wilmington is a city of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Wilmington who work in office and administrative support (11.07%), management occupations (8.60%), and sales jobs (7.79%).

Also of interest is that Wilmington has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.02% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Another interesting thing about Wilmington, despite not being a huge city, is that there is a relatively high proportion of people living here who are young, single, and upwardly-mobile professionals. This makes it a good choice for other relocating single professionals. Here, these young singles will find many others like themselves, with opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.

Wilmington has a lot of people who ride the bus to and from work. In fact, for its size, Wilmington has quite a high level of public transit users. Wilmington’s need for inexpensive transportation options for its citizens is quite high.

In terms of college education, Wilmington is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 28.75% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Wilmington in 2018 was $31,170, which is middle income relative to Delaware, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $124,680 for a family of four. However, Wilmington contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Wilmington is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Wilmington home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Wilmington residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Wilmington also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.23% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Wilmington include Irish, German, Italian, English, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Wilmington is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.