Wilmington employment information

IndexWilmingtonNorth CarolinaNational
Income per capita$29,225$25,608$28,555
Median household income$42,130$46,693$53,482
Median income owner occupied$71,509$59,204$68,142
Median income renter occupied$27,753$29,260$33,219
Median earnings male$25,820$32,206$36,116
Median earnings female$20,524$24,378$25,692
Unemployment rate7.4%6.6%5.8%
Poverty level23.9%17.6%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Wilmington is 2% higher than the national average.
  • The median household income in Wilmington is 21% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Wilmington is 26% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Wilmington is 53% higher than the national average.

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Wilmington median earnings by income bracket

Wilmington employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry12.7%1.1%
Manufacturing sector8.8%0.3%
Financial & insurance services2.9%3.8%
Wholesale & retail services15.7%15.7%
Public administration2.5%1.8%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities4.5%1.3%
Education, health & social services12.3%37.1%
Other38.3%33.7%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Porters Neck, NC6,476$102,08391%
Skippers Corner, NC2,750$72,61936%
Ogden, NC6,653$70,19231%
Myrtle Grove, NC9,030$69,02829%
Belville, NC2,166$63,92920%
Wilmington, NC110,100$42,13021%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Manchester, NH110,065$55,3063%
Waterbury, CT109,887$41,13623%
Arvada, CO109,800$69,55030%
Fargo, ND110,725$46,31113%
Miami Gardens, FL110,867$39,54526%
Wilmington, NC110,100$42,13021%
Source: The Wilmington, NC employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.