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Income/capita 12%
Household income 28%
Unemployment 37%
IndexWilmingtonDelawareNational
Income per capita$26,263$31,118$29,829
Median household income$40,065$61,017$55,322
Median income owner occupied$63,384$72,470$70,586
Median income renter occupied$26,557$38,152$35,192
Median earnings male$31,628$39,093$36,919
Median earnings female$27,872$30,154$26,250
Unemployment rate6.4%4.5%4.7%
Poverty level26.1%12.0%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Wilmington is 12% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Wilmington is 28% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Wilmington is 37% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Wilmington is 73% higher than the national average

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      $Input your household income
      $26,707$40,065$80,130
      City
      $40,673$61,017$122,034
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
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      Wilmington median earnings by income bracket

      Wilmington employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry6.5%0.2%
      Manufacturing sector6.8%0.6%
      Financial & insurance services8.7%10.1%
      Wholesale & retail services14.5%14.3%
      Public administration6.1%4.6%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities6.3%2.1%
      Education, health & social services15.7%37.6%
      Other33.1%25.9%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Rose Valley, PA944$175,625217%
      North Star, DE7,567$140,691154%
      Greenwich, NJ2,492$128,125132%
      Hockessin, DE13,702$117,346112%
      Pike Creek, DE8,466$109,23997%
      Wilmington, DE71,502$40,06528%

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      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Apple Valley, CA71,455$47,43314%
      Pawtucket, RI71,389$44,12020%
      Missouri City, TX71,732$88,59160%
      Gulfport, MS71,265$37,03733%
      Lafayette, IN71,249$42,64123%
      Wilmington, DE71,502$40,06528%
      Source: The Wilmington, DE employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).