StatisticWilmingtonNorth CarolinaNational
Population113,72410,488,084328,239,523
Population density (sq mi)2,20121891
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%

Key findings

  • The population density in Wilmington is 910% 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
  • In Wilmington 1.53% of the population is Asian

Compare Wilmington, NC Demographics

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      Wilmington population breakdown by race

      RaceWilmingtonNorth CarolinaNational
      White76.77%69.24%73.35%
      Black18.35%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.

      Household income distribution

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      Wilmington age breakdown

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      Age of children in married couples

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