Wilmington demographics profile

StatisticWilmingtonNorth CarolinaNational
Population113,7249,940,828318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)2,20118191
Median age35.438.337.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)45%57%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1841%43%43%
Speak English92%89%79%
Speak Spanish5%7%13%
Wilmington, NC has a population of 113,724 and is the 247th largest city in the United States. The population density is 2,201 per sq mi which is 1116% higher than the North Carolina average and 2329% higher than the national average. The median age in Wilmington is 35 which is approximately 8% lower than the North Carolina average of 38. In Wilmington, 45% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 92% speak English and 5% speak Spanish. 52% of Wilmington residents were born in North Carolina, 41% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 6% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Wilmington is 1116% higher than North Carolina.
  • The median age in Wilmington is 8% lower than North Carolina.
  • In Wilmington 76.77% of the population is White.
  • In Wilmington 18.35% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Wilmington 1.53% of the population is Asian.

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Wilmington population breakdown by race

RaceWilmingtonNorth CarolinaNational
White76.77%69.24%73.35%
Black or African American18.35%21.50%12.63%
Asian1.53%2.56%5.22%
American Indian0.33%1.18%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.03%0.07%0.18%
Mixed race1.71%2.45%3.06%
Other race1.28%3.01%4.75%
In Wilmington, 6.0% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Wilmington, NC demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).