Wilmington, IL
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Wilmington is a somewhat small city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 5,694 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Wilmington is the 309th largest community in Illinois.

Wilmington is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Wilmington is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Wilmington who work in office and administrative support (15.27%), management occupations (8.45%), and food service (7.39%).

It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Wilmington has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Wilmington has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Wilmington than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Wilmington may be for you.

In terms of college education, the citizens of Wilmington rank slightly lower than the national average. 16.42% of adults 25 and older in Wilmington have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Wilmington in 2010 was $26,725, which is upper middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $106,900 for a family of four. However, Wilmington contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Wilmington is a somewhat 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 White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Wilmington include Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

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