Wilmington, DE Population

Population: 72,664. Estimated population in July 2020: 72,786 (+0.2% change)
Males: 34,674 (47.7%), Females: 37,990 (52.3%)

New Castle County

Zip codes: 19801, 19802, 19803, 19804, 19805, 19806, 19807, 19808, 19809, 19810.

Median resident age: 33.7 years
Median household income: $35,116
Median house value: $89,100

Races in Wilmington:

  • Black (56.4%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (32.1%)
  • Hispanic (9.8%)
  • Other race (5.2%)
  • Two or more races (2.0%)
  • American Indian (0.8%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: Irish (8.7%), Italian (5.7%), German (5.2%), English (4.4%), Polish (3.6%), Subsaharan African (2.6%).

Elevation: 100 feet

Land area: 10.8 square miles

Map of Wilmington, DE

Population

For population 25 years and over in Wilmington

  • High school or higher: 74.4%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 21.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.6%
  • Unemployed: 9.6%
  • Mean travel time to work: 22.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wilmington city

  • Never married: 41.5%
  • Now married: 32.9%
  • Separated: 3.7%
  • Widowed: 9.2%
  • Divorced: 12.7%

5.0% Foreign born (3.2% Latin America, 1.1% Europe, 0.6% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +1,089 (+1.5%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers in Wilmington:

  • ALFRED I DUPONT INSTITUTE (1600 ROCKLAND RD PO BOX 269)
  • EUGENE DUPONT MEMORIAL DIVISION HOSP (3506 KENNETT PIKE)
  • MEDICAL CNTR OF DELAWARE (PO BOX 1668)
  • SELECT SPECIALTY HOSPITAL WILMINGTON (7 CLAYTON STREETS)
  • ST FRANCIS HOSPITAL INC (7TH & CLAYTON STS PO BOX 2500)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Wilmington:

  • NEW CASTLE COUNTY (about 7 miles; WILMINGTON, DE; Abbreviation: ILG)
  • PHILADELPHIA INTL (about 24 miles; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Abbreviation: PHL)
  • DOVER AFB (about 44 miles; DOVER, DE; Abbreviation: DOV)

Other public-use airports nearest to Wilmington:

  • SPITFIRE AERODROME (about 12 miles; PEDRICKTOWN, NJ; Abbreviation: 7N7)
  • NEW GARDEN (about 16 miles; TOUGHKENAMON, PA; Abbreviation: N57)
  • BRANDYWINE (about 17 miles; WEST CHESTER, PA; Abbreviation: N99)
Amtrak station:
WILMINGTON (M. L. KING BLVD, & FRENCH ST.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, car rental agency, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Wilmington:

  • WIDENER UNIVERSITY-DELAWARE CAMPUS (Full-time enrollment: 1,013; Location: PO BOX 7474 CONCORD PIKE; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.law.widener.edu; Offers Doctor’s degree)
  • GOLDEY-BEACOM COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 982; Location: 4701 LIMESTONE RD; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.gbc.edu; Offers Master’s degree)
  • HARRISON CAREER INSTITUTE-WILMINGTON (Full-time enrollment: 168; Location: 631 W NEWPORT PKE GRAYSTONE PLZ; Private, for-profit; Website: www.DELAWAREWORKS.COM)
  • DELAWARE COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN (Full-time enrollment: 142; Location: 600 N MARKET ST; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.dcad.edu)
  • DAWN TRAINING CENTRE (Full-time enrollment: 62; Location: 2400 W 4TH ST; Private, for-profit)
  • BARBIZON OF DELAWARE INC (Location: 17B TROLLEY SQ; Private, for-profit)
  • DELAWARE SKILLS CENTER (Location: 13TH AND CLIFFORD BROWN WALK; Public)
  • CHRISTIAN CARE HEALTH SYSTEMS PREHOSPITAL ED PROG (Location: 501 W 14TH ST; Private, not-for-profit)
  • PHILADELPHIA SCHOOL OF BARTENDING (Location: 1601 CONCORD PKE STE 62; Private, for-profit)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wilmington:

  • WILMINGTON COLLEGE (about 7 miles; NEW CASTLE, DE; Full-time enrollment: 3,087)
  • UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE (about 14 miles; NEWARK, DE; Full-time enrollment: 17,786)
  • WEST CHESTER UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (about 14 miles; WEST CHESTER, PA; Full-time enrollment: 10,419)
  • WIDENER UNIVERSITY-MAIN CAMPUS (about 14 miles; CHESTER, PA; Full-time enrollment: 3,646)
  • DELAWARE TECHNICAL & COMM COLL-STANTON-WILMINGTON (about 15 miles; NEWARK, DE; Full-time enrollment: 3,817)
  • DELAWARE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 16 miles; MEDIA, PA; Full-time enrollment: 5,248)
  • IMMACULATA COLLEGE (about 20 miles; IMMACULATA, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,042)

Schools

Public high schools in Wilmington:

  • DELCASTLE TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,466; Location: 1417 NEWPORT ROAD; Grades: 08 – 12)
  • ALEXIS I. DUPONT HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,271; Location: GREENVILLE; Grades: 08 – 12)
  • BRANDYWINE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,257; Location: 1400 FOULK ROAD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • THOMAS MCKEAN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,189; Location: 301 MCKENNAN’S CHURCH ROAD; Grades: 08 – 12)
  • CONCORD HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,123; Location: 2501 EBRIGHT ROAD; Grades: 08 – 12)
  • JOHN DICKINSON HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,023; Location: 1801 MILLTOWN ROAD; Grades: 08 – 12)
  • MOUNT PLEASANT HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 936; Location: 5201 WASHINGTON STREET EXTENSI; Grades: 08 – 12)
  • CHARTER SCHOOL OF WILMINGTON (Students: 915; Location: 100 NORTH DUPONT ROAD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • HOWARD HIGH SCHOOL OF TECHNOLOGY (Students: 825; Location: 401 EAST 12TH STREET; Grades: 08 – 12)

Private high schools in Wilmington:

  • SALESIANUM SCHOOL (Students: 1,007; Location: 1801 NORTH BROOM STREET; Grades: 9 – 12; Boys only)
  • TOWER HILL SCHOOL (Students: 773; Location: 2813 W 17TH STREET; Grades: PK – 12)
  • URSULINE ACADEMY (Students: 744; Location: 1106 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE; Grades: PK – 12; Girls only)
  • THE TATNALL SCHOOL (Students: 683; Location: 1501 BARLEY MILL RD; Grades: PK – 12)
  • PADUA ACADEMY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 573; Location: 905 NORTH BROOM STREET; Grades: 9 – 12; Girls only)
  • CONCORD CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 231; Location: 2510 MARSH ROAD; Grades: PK – 12)
  • AQUINAS ACADEMY (Students: 89; Location: 4501 KIRKWOOD HWY; Grades: KG – 12)

Biggest public primary/middle schools in Wilmington:

  • BANCROFT INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL (Students: 1,025; Location: 700 NORTH LOMBARD STREET; Grades: KG – 06)
  • PIERRE S. DUPONT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 966; Location: 701 WEST 34TH STREET; Grades: PK – 06)
  • BAYARD INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL (Students: 910; Location: 200 SOUTH DUPONT STREET; Grades: PK – 06)
  • THOMAS A. EDISON CHARTER SCHOOL OF WILMINGTON (Students: 773; Location: 2200 NORTH LOCUST STREET; Grades: KG – 08)
  • CAB CALLOWAY SCHOOL OF THE ARTS (Students: 771; Location: 100 NORTH DUPONT ROAD; Grades: 06 – 12)
  • STANTON MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 734; Location: 1800 LIMESTONE ROAD; Grades: 05 – 08)
  • SKYLINE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 734; Location: 2900 SKYLINE DRIVE; Grades: 05 – 08)
  • LINDEN HILL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 723; Location: 3415 SKYLINE DRIVE; Grades: KG – 05)
  • HANBY MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 705; Location: 2523 BERWYN ROAD; Grades: 07 – 08)
  • AUSTIN D. BALTZ ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 703; Location: 1500 SPRUCE AVENUE; Grades: PK – 05)

Biggest private primary/middle schools in Wilmington:

  • ST JOHN THE BELOVED SCHOOL (Students: 620; Location: 905 MILLTOWN ROAD; Grades: KG – 8)
  • CORPUS CHRISTI ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 563; Location: 907 NEW ROAD ELSMERE; Grades: KG – 8)
  • ST MARY MAGDALEN (Students: 538; Location: 9 SHARPLEY RD; Grades: KG – 8)
  • IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY SCHOO (Students: 518; Location: 1000 SHIPLEY ROAD; Grades: KG – 8)
  • ST MATTHEW SCHOOL (Students: 518; Location: 1 FALLON AVENUE; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ST ANTHONY OF PADUA GRADE SCHO (Students: 510; Location: NINTH AND SCOTT STREETS; Grades: KG – 8)
  • WILMINGTON MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 332; Location: 1400 HARVEY ROAD; Grades: PK – 6)
  • ST CATHERINE OF SIENA SCHOOL (Students: 304; Location: 2501 CENTERVILLE ROAD; Grades: KG – 8)
  • ST THOMAS THE APOSTLE (Students: 275; Location: 201 BAYARD AVE; Grades: KG – 8)
  • ST HEDWIG ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 271; Location: 304 S HARRISON ST; Grades: PK – 8)

Libraries

Libraries in Wilmington:

  • WILMINGTON INSTITUTE LIBRARY (Operating income: $2,628,223; Location: 10TH & MARKET STREET; 214,271 books; 9,487 audio materials; 5,895 video materials; 1,110 serial subscriptions)
  • CONCORD PIKE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $937,446; Location: 3406 CONCORD PIKE; 110,946 books; 5,040 audio materials; 3,664 video materials; 292 serial subscriptions)
  • KIRKWOOD HIGHWAY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $838,643; Location: 6000 KIRKWOOD HIGHWAY; 81,298 books; 4,057 audio materials; 1,294 video materials; 407 serial subscriptions)
  • ELSMERE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $409,125; Location: 30 SPRUCE AVENUE; 30,068 books; 1,849 audio materials; 545 video materials; 98 serial subscriptions)
  • NORTH WILMINGTON LIBRARY (Operating income: $345,097; Location: 3400 NORTH MARKET STREET; 13,951 books; 15 serial subscriptions)
  • WOODLAWN LIBRARY (Operating income: $141,818; Location: 2101 WEST SIXTH STREET; 19,541 books; 3 serial subscriptions)
  • LABIBLIOTECA DEL PUEBLO LIBRARY (Operating income: $112,889; Location: 403 NORTH VAN BUREN STREET; 10,182 books; 2 serial subscriptions)