Wilmington is a larger medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 117,643 people and 48 constituent neighborhoods, Wilmington is the eighth largest community in North Carolina.
Wilmington real estate is some of the most expensive in North Carolina, although Wilmington house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 12.58% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Wilmington is made interesting by being both a reasonably big city and having a major college student population: students here will find that the city provides a lot of amenities, culture, and opportunities for them. Wilmington is more than just a college town, however, though the thousands of students certainly are a major part of the character of the city, as well as a contributor to the local economy.
Not only is Wilmington a city with many college students, but it also retains many recent graduates who are looking to start new careers, shaping the character of the city into a place that is geared toward, and considered attractive to, many single, educated people. Many singles consider Wilmington a good place to live without being in a really big city, with opportunities for friendships and fun with others like themselves.
Wilmington is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
The education level of Wilmington ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Wilmington, 43.59% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.
The per capita income in Wilmington in 2018 was $38,890, which is wealthy relative to North Carolina, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $155,560 for a family of four. However, Wilmington contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Wilmington is a very 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 English, German, Irish, Italian, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Wilmington is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Asian languages.