Wilmington employment information

IndexWilmingtonDelawareNational
Income per capita$25,686$30,191$28,555
Median household income$38,979$60,231$53,482
Median income owner occupied$62,282$71,990$68,142
Median income renter occupied$25,964$36,658$33,219
Median earnings male$31,982$38,619$36,116
Median earnings female$27,475$29,263$25,692
Unemployment rate8.0%5.4%5.8%
Poverty level26.1%12.0%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Wilmington is 10% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Wilmington is 27% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Wilmington is 38% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Wilmington is 67% higher than the national average.

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Wilmington median earnings by income bracket

Wilmington employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry6.6%0.3%
Manufacturing sector6.7%1.0%
Financial & insurance services10.5%11.0%
Wholesale & retail services12.9%12.1%
Public administration6.7%5.5%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities5.7%1.4%
Education, health & social services15.6%37.1%
Other32.1%25.8%

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Pike Creek, DE8,142$113,456112%
Wilmington, DE71,263$38,97927%

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Pawtucket, RI71,313$40,57824%
Waldorf, MD71,358$84,80959%
Warner Robins, GA71,359$44,66116%
Perris, CA71,377$48,5919%
Waukesha, WI71,083$58,1269%
Wilmington, DE71,263$38,97927%
Source: The Wilmington, DE employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.