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.

When you are in Wilmington, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 35.63% of Wilmington’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. 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 (14.71%), management occupations (7.54%), and food service (7.05%).

Residents will find that the city is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Wilmington is worth considering.

In Wilmington, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.26 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

In terms of college education, the citizens of Wilmington rank slightly lower than the national average. 16.27% 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 $26,598, which is upper middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $106,392 for a family of four. However, Wilmington contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 German, English, Italian, and Polish.

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