Wilmington, DE

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Living in Wilmington

Wilmington is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Delaware. With a population of 71,106 people and 59 constituent neighborhoods, Wilmington is the largest community in Delaware. Wilmington has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.

Wilmington is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 86.73% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Wilmington is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Wilmington who work in office and administrative support (14.44%), sales jobs (9.78%), and management occupations (9.04%).

Also of interest is that Wilmington has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Another interesting thing about Wilmington, despite not being a huge city, is that there is a relatively high proportion of people living here who are young, single, and upwardly-mobile professionals. This makes it a good choice for other relocating single professionals. Here, these young singles will find many others like themselves, with opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.

Wilmington has a lot of people who ride the bus to and from work. In fact, for its size, Wilmington has quite a high level of public transit users. Wilmington’s need for inexpensive transportation options for its citizens is quite high.

The percentage of people in Wilmington who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 26.19% of adults in Wilmington have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Wilmington in 2010 was $27,062, which is middle income relative to Delaware and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $108,248 for a family of four. However, Wilmington contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Wilmington is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Wilmington home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Wilmington residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Wilmington also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.80% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Wilmington include Irish, Italian, German, English, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Wilmington is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.