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Population in 2012: 71,292 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -1.9%
 

Males: 33,155  (46.5%)
Females: 38,137  (53.5%)

Median resident age:  34.8 years
Delaware median age:  38.5 years

Zip codes: 19801, 19803, 19806.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $38,468 (it was $35,116 in 2000)
Wilmington:

$38,468
DE:

$58,415
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $25,987

Wilmington city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $164,000 (it was $89,300 in 2000)
Wilmington:

$164,000
DE:

$226,900
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $231,681; Detached houses: $376,507; Townhouses or other attached units: $182,671; In 2-unit structures: $266,667; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $221,364; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $273,418; Mobile homes: $189,348

Median gross rent in 2012: $859.

Recent home sales, real estate maps, and home value estimator for zip codes: 19801, 19802, 19803, 19805, 19806, 19809.

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Wilmington races chart
  • Black alone - 40,170 (56.7%)
  • White alone - 19,770 (27.9%)
  • Hispanic - 8,788 (12.4%)
  • Two or more races - 1,176 (1.7%)
  • Asian alone - 648 (0.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 158 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 137 (0.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 4 (0.01%)

Races in Wilmington detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Wilmington: 103.8 (near average, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: Irish (9.6%), German (6.8%), English (5.8%), Italian (5.8%), Polish (2.8%), Scotch-Irish (1.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1731

Elevation: 100 feet

Land area: 10.8 square miles.

Population density: 6,572 people per square mile 
 
 (high).

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For population 25 years and over in Wilmington:

  • High school or higher: 84.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 31.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.8%
  • Unemployed: 11.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wilmington city:

  • Never married: 47.3%
  • Now married: 31.2%
  • Separated: 2.6%
  • Widowed: 6.5%
  • Divorced: 12.4%

4,924 residents are foreign born (4.5% Latin America, 1.0% Europe).

This city:  6.7%
Delaware:  7.6%



According to our research of Delaware and other state lists there were 423 registered sex offenders living in Wilmington, Delaware as of May 07, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Wilmington to the number of sex offenders is 169 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,511 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,173 (0.7%)

Wilmington satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Philadelphia, PA (27.6 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Elsmere, DE (1.5 miles ), Edgemoor, DE (1.5 miles ), Lower Christiana, DE (1.7 miles) , Greenville, DE (1.7 miles ), Bellefonte, DE (1.8 miles ), Newport, DE (2.0 miles ), Brandywine, DE (2.0 miles) , Penns Grove borough, NJ (2.2 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 45 buildings, average cost: $58,400
  • 1998: 53 buildings, average cost: $58,400
  • 1999: 54 buildings, average cost: $58,400
  • 2000: 55 buildings, average cost: $58,400
  • 2001: 58 buildings, average cost: $58,400
  • 2002: 64 buildings, average cost: $58,400
  • 2003: 68 buildings, average cost: $58,400
  • 2004: 73 buildings, average cost: $58,400
  • 2005: 79 buildings, average cost: $58,400
  • 2006: 70 buildings, average cost: $58,400
  • 2007: 47 buildings, average cost: $58,400
  • 2008: 28 buildings, average cost: $58,400
  • 2009: 20 buildings, average cost: $58,400
  • 2010: 18 buildings, average cost: $58,400
  • 2011: 18 buildings, average cost: $58,400
  • 2012: 22 buildings, average cost: $58,400

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 39.75 N, Longitude: 75.55 W

Wilmington nicknames or aliases (official or unofficial): Chemical Capital of the World, Sleaze Capital

Daytime population change due to commuting: +28,815 (+40.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 13,169 (40.8%)

Area code: 302

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Crime rates in Wilmington by Year
Type 2000 2001 2003 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 131471219112617282326
per 100,000 17.519.09.516.225.815.135.723.438.232.136.1
Rapes N/A48372748302739273034
per 100,000 N/A65.050.436.565.241.237.053.736.941.947.2
Robberies 518382416433565593573524633427474
per 100,000 696.8517.4566.7585.6767.2814.1786.1722.0863.9596.6657.5
Assaults 749604628577722596784762711631694
per 100,000 1007.5818.1855.5780.4980.4818.21075.61049.9970.4881.6962.7
Burglaries 9158638698179729548348561,1761,1481,212
per 100,000 1230.81168.91183.71105.01319.81309.71144.21179.41605.01603.91681.3
Thefts 3,4282,8382,1922,1042,3451,9132,3332,2592,4282,2132,247
per 100,000 4611.13844.02985.92845.63184.22626.23200.83112.43313.83091.83117.0
Auto thefts 1,116739762513773521639516543411365
per 100,000 1501.21001.01038.0693.81049.6715.2876.7710.9741.1574.2506.3
Arson 2416284538241
per 100,000 32.321.72.710.85.46.94.111.02.75.61.4
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 297.4) N/A704.3666.7622.3810.5704.8807.1758.6839.3714.5760.8

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Crime rate in Wilmington detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 368 (307 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.26
Delaware average:

2.51

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Wilmington, Delaware accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

11.3%
Delaware:

7.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


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

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Health care (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (18%)
  • Health care (14%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Social assistance (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (3%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Child care workers (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Customer service representatives (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Wilmington-area historical tornado activity is above Delaware state average. It is 59% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/28/1961, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 5.5 miles away from the Wilmington city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 7/27/1994, a category F3 tornado 11.1 miles away from the city center injured 11 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Wilmington-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Delaware state average. It is 80% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 47.7 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 46.7 miles away from Wilmington center
On 8/26/2003 at 18:24:18, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.5 ML, Depth: 1.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 63.8 miles away from the city center
On 10/23/1990 at 01:34:48, a magnitude 3.2 (2.9 LG, 3.2 MD, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 16.5 miles away from the city center
On 11/14/1997 at 03:44:11, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 46.2 miles away from Wilmington center
On 1/9/1992 at 08:50:45, a magnitude 3.1 (3.0 LG, 3.1 MD, Depth: 4.9 mi) earthquake occurred 76.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in New Castle County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Blizzard: 1, Storm: 1, Water Shortage: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Wilmington topographic map

Birthplace of: Jamie Wyeth - Painter, David Weigel - Journalist and blogger, John P. Marquand - Novelist, Roxanne Modafferi - Martial artist, Brian Foster (motocross) - Bicycle motocross rider, Caesar A. Rodney - Politician, Terry R. Spence - Politician, Michael Castle - Politician, Elisabeth Shue - Film actor, Pierre S. du Pont IV - Politician.

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Wilmington: James P. Connor.

Main business address for: CAPITAL AUTO RECEIVABLES INC (ASSET-BACKED SECURITIES), CAPITAL AUTO RECEIVABLES INC (ASSET-BACKED SECURITIES), INTERNATIONAL SPECIALTY HOLDINGS INC (CHEMICALS & ALLIED PRODUCTS), CAPITAL AUTO RECEIVABLES INC (ASSET-BACKED SECURITIES), CAPITAL AUTO RECEIVABLES INC (ASSET-BACKED SECURITIES), SHILOH INDUSTRIES INC (METAL FORGING & STAMPINGS), GRAFTECH INTERNATIONAL LTD (ELECTRICAL INDUSTRIAL APPARATUS), ISP CHEMCO INC (INDUSTRIAL ORGANIC CHEMICALS) and 24 other public companies.


Hospitals/medical centers in Wilmington:

  • ALFRED I. DUPONT HOSPITAL FOR CHILDREN DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, 1600 ROCKLAND ROAD)
  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE BRANDYWINE (Dialysis Facility, 303 A STREET)
  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE NEWPORT PIKE (Dialysis Facility, 605 WEST NEWPORT PIKE)
  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE NORTH WILMINGTON (Dialysis Facility, 4000 WASHINGTON STREET)
  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE RIVERSIDE PARK (Dialysis Facility, RIVERSIDE MEDICAL ARTS COMPLEX, UNIT G2)
  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE WILMINGTON (Dialysis Facility, ST. FRANCIS MEDICAL OFFICE BUILDING, SUITE 404)
  • LIBERTY DIALYSIS - WILMINGTON (Dialysis Facility, 913 DELAWARE AVENUE)
  • ASTON HOME HEALTH, INC (Home Health Center, 1021 GILPIN AVENUE, SUITE 100)
  • BAYADA NURSES (Home Health Center, 750 SHIPYARD DRIVE, SUITE 100-A)
  • CAPITAL HOME HEALTHCARE (Home Health Center, 1203 N LINCOLN STREET)
  • COMPASSIONATE HOME CARE (Home Health Center, 5239 W WOODMILL DRIVE, SUITE 49)
  • GENERATIONS HOME CARE, INC. (Home Health Center, 15 ASHLEY PLACE, SUITE 1A)
  • MAXIM HEALTHCARE SERVICES (Home Health Center, 1409 FOULK ROAD, SUITE 203)
  • ST. FRANCIS HOME CARE (Home Health Center, SEVENTH & CLAYTON STREETS)
  • ALFRED I DUPONT INSTITUTE (Hospital, provides emergency services, 1600 ROCKLAND RD PO BOX 269)
  • COMPASSIONATE CARE HOSPICE OF DELAWARE (Hospital, 5610 KIRKWOOD HIGHWAY)
  • DELAWARE HOSPICE - NORTHDIV (Hospital, 3515 SILVERSIDE RD)
  • MARY CAMPBELL CENTER (Hospital, 4641 WELDIN RD)
  • ODYSSEY HEALTHCARE OF WILMINGTON (Hospital, 1407 FOULK ROAD SUITE 200)
  • SELECT SPECIALTY HOSPITAL WILMINGTON (Hospital, 7 CLAYTON STREETS 5TH FLOOR)
  • ST FRANCIS HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Private, 7TH AND CLAYTON STS)
  • WILMINGTON VA MEDICAL CENTER (Hospital,Acute Care - Veterans Administration,Government Federal, 1601 KIRKWOOD HIGHWAY)
  • BRANDYWINE NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, 505 GREENBANK ROAD)
  • CADIA REHABILITATION PIKE CREEK (Nursing Home, 3540 THREE LITTLE BAKERS BLVD)
  • EMILY BISSELL HOSP (Nursing Home, 300 NEWPORT GAP PIKE)
  • EMILY P. BISSELL HOSPITAL (Nursing Home, 3000 NEWPORT GAP PIKE)
  • FIVE STAR FOULK MANOR NORTH LLC (Nursing Home, 1212 FOULK ROAD)
  • FORWOOD MANOR (Nursing Home, 1912 MARSH ROAD)
  • GILPIN HALL (Nursing Home, 1101 GILPIN AVENUE)
  • HILLSIDE CENTER (Nursing Home, 810 SOUTH BROOM STREET)
  • KENTMERE (Nursing Home, 1900 LOVERING AVENUE)
  • KENTMERE HOME OF MERCIFUL REST SOC (Nursing Home, 1900 LOVERING AVE)
  • LAYTON HOME (Nursing Home, 300 E EIGHTH ST)
  • MANORCARE HEALTH SERVICES - PIKE CREEK (Nursing Home, 5651 LIMESTONE ROAD)
  • MANORCARE HEALTH SERVICES - WILMINGTON (Nursing Home, 700 FOULK ROAD)
  • MASONIC HOME OF DELAWARE (Nursing Home, 4800 LANCASTER PIKE)
  • METHODIST COUNTRY HOUSE (Nursing Home, 4830 KENNETT PIKE)
  • MILTON AND HATTIE KUTZ HOME (Nursing Home, 704 RIVER ROAD)
  • PARKVIEW NURSING (Nursing Home, 2801 W. 6TH STREET)
  • REGENCY HEALTHCARE AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, 801 N. BROOM STREET)
  • SHIPLEY MANOR (Nursing Home, 2723 SHIPLEY ROAD)

Political contributions by individuals in Wilmington, DE

Airports and heliports located in Wilmington:


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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.

Operable nuclear power plants near Wilmington:

  • 14 miles: Salem 2 in Salem, NJ.
  • 14 miles: Hope Creek in Salem, NJ.
  • 14 miles: Salem 1 in Salem, NJ.

Local government website: www.ci.wilmington.de.us

Colleges/Universities in Wilmington:

  • Widener University-Delaware Campus (Full-time enrollment: 1,002; Location: 4601 Concord Pike; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.widener.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Harris School of Business-Wilmington Campus (FT enrollment: 528; Location: 1413 Foulk Road, Suite 100; Private, for-profit)
  • Goldey-Beacom College (FT enrollment: 512; Location: 4701 Limestone Rd; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.gbc.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Delaware College of Art and Design (FT enrollment: 207; Location: 600 N Market St; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.dcad.edu)
  • Dawn Training Centre (FT enrollment: 200; Location: 3700 Lancaster Pike Suite 105; Private, for-profit; Website: WWW.DAWNTRAININGCENTRE.EDU)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wilmington:

  • Delaware Technical and Community College-Stanton-Wilmington (about 8 miles; Newark, DE; Full-time enrollment: 3,290)
  • Wilmington University (about 8 miles; New Castle, DE; FT enrollment: 4,279)
  • Neumann University (about 11 miles; Aston, PA; FT enrollment: 2,151)
  • University of Delaware (about 12 miles; Newark, DE; FT enrollment: 18,469)
  • Widener University-Main Campus (about 14 miles; Chester, PA; FT enrollment: 3,333)
  • West Chester University of Pennsylvania (about 15 miles; West Chester, PA; FT enrollment: 11,561)
  • Delaware County Community College (about 18 miles; Media, PA; FT enrollment: 5,557)

Biggest public high schools in Wilmington:

Biggest private high schools in Wilmington:

  • ST MARK'S HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,542; Location: 2501 PIKE CREEK RD; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • SALESIANUM SCHOOL (Students: 1,038; Location: 1801 N BROOM ST; Grades: 9 - 12; Boys only)
  • WILMINGTON FRIENDS SCHOOL (Students: 832; Location: 101 SCHOOL RD; Grades: PK - 12)
  • TOWER HILL SCHOOL (Students: 742; Location: 2813 W 17TH ST; Grades: PK - 12)
  • THE TATNALL SCHOOL (Students: 706; Location: 1501 BARLEY MILL RD; Grades: PK - 12)
  • PADUA ACADEMY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 596; Location: 905 N BROOM ST; Grades: 9 - 12; Girls only)
  • ST ELIZABETH HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 449; Location: 1500 CEDAR ST; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • CONCORD CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 224; Location: 2510 MARSH RD; Grades: PK - 12)
  • HIGH ROAD SCHOOL OF DELAWARE (Students: 22; Location: 2002 RODMAN RD; Grades: 3 - 12)
  • BACK TO BASICS LEARNING DYNAMICS INC (Students: 14; Location: 6 STONE HILL RD; Grades: 6 - 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Wilmington:

Biggest private elementary/middle schools in Wilmington:

  • ST JOHN THE BELOVED SCHOOL (Students: 599; Location: 905 MILLTOWN RD; Grades: KG - 8)
  • IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY (Students: 541; Location: 1000 SHIPLEY RD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST ELIZABETH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 396; Location: 1500 CEDAR ST; Grades: KG - 8)
  • ST MATTHEW SCHOOL (Students: 389; Location: 1 FALLON AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • WILMINGTON MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 366; Location: 1400 HARVEY RD; Grades: PK - 6)
  • CORPUS CHRISTI ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 357; Location: 907 NEW RD ELSMERE; Grades: KG - 8)
  • ST EDMOND'S ACADEMY (Students: 319; Location: 2120 VEALE RD; Grades: KG - 8; Boys only)
  • ST ANN SCHOOL (Students: 272; Location: 2006 SHALLCROSS AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST CATHERINE OF SIENA SCHOOL (Students: 231; Location: 2501 CENTERVILLE RD; Grades: KG - 8)
  • ST MARK'S PREKINDERGARTEN & KINDERGARTEN (Students: 228; Location: 1700 LIMESTONE RD; Grades: PK - KG)
See full list of schools located in Wilmington, map of school districts: BRANDYWINE SCHOOL DISTRICT, RED CLAY CONSOLIDATED SCHOOL DISTRICT

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Zip codes: 19801-10, 19880-19899 added by Joe
  • Wilmington is primarily a clicky town made up of old money and new bankers. The climate is often gray and humid. It is a bedroom community without a big single scene. added by April

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Notable locations in Wilmington: Edgemoor Yard (A), The Rocks (B), Wilmington Marine Terminal (C), City of Wilmington Filter Water Pollution Control Facility (D), Connectiv Delmarva Generation (E), Edge Moor-Hay Road Power Plant (F), Wilmington Wastewater Treatment Plant (G), West Yard (H), Wilmington Industrial Park (I), Castlewood Industrial Park (J), Penn Central Station (K), Wilmington Fire Department Station 3 (L), Wilmington Fire Department Station 4 (M), New Castle County Emergency Medical Services Paramedic Station 8 (N), New Castle County Emergency Medical Services Paramedic Station 1 (O), Wilmington Police Department (P), New Castle County Sheriff's Office (Q), Woodlawn Branch Library (R), Saint Anthonys Community Center (S), La Biblioteca del Pueblo Library (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Wilmington include: Saint Johns Cathedral (A), Cathedral Church of Saint John (B), Calvary United Methodist Church (C), Concordia Lutheran Church (D), Saint Marys Anglican Church (E), Claymont Spanish Congregation Church (F), Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church (G), Saint James African United Methodist Protestant Church (H), Saint Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Wilmington and Brandywine Cemetery (1), Riverview Cemetery (2), Mount Salem Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs and swamps: Cool Spring Reservoir (A), Cherry Island Marsh (B), Fern Hook Marsh (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: Christina River (A), Brandywine Creek (B), Shellpot Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Wilmington include: Speakman Park (1), Brandywine Park (2), Stapler Park (3), Brown Park (4), Price Run Park (5), Clayton Park (6), Cool Spring Park (7), Delamore Park (8), Rockford Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts (Museums; 200 South Madison Street) (1), DCCA (Museums; 200 South Madison Street) (2), Business History & Technology Museum (1200 Philadelphia Pike) (3), Historical Society of Delaware (Museums; 5th & Market Street) (4), Arden Craft Shop Museum (1807 Millers Rd) (5), Delaware Sports Museum and Hall of Fame (801 South Madison Street) (6), Preservation Delaware (Historical Places & Services; 1405 Greenhill Avenue) (7), New Castle County Public Libraries - Wilmington Institute Libraries- Central Lib (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 10 East 10th Street) (8), New Castle County Public Libraries (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 6000 Kirkwood Highway) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Howard Johnson Restaurants (Concord Park & Murphy) (1), Riverview Motel (7811 Governor Printz Boulevard) (2), Hotel Du Pont (11 West Market Street) (3), Universal Hotel Finance Company Inc (1105 North Market Street) (4), Courtyard by Marriott (1102 North West Street) (5), Homewood Suites by Hilton Wilmington-Brandywne VLY (350 Rocky Run Parkway) (6), Spencer Hotel (Wyndham Hotel) (700 N King St) (7), Days Inn Wilmington (5209 Concord Pike) (8), Brandywine Suites Hotel (707 North King Street) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Delaware State Courts New Castle County Superior Court Fax Line (500 North King Street) (1), Newport Town - Town Hall- Administration Office- Court No 42 (225 North James Street) (2), Newport Town - Court No 42 (225 North James Street) (3), U S Government - Federal Bureau Of Investigation (1 Rodney Square) (4), Castle Michael N Congressman (201 North Walnut) (5), Marshals Service (844 North King Street) (6), Secret Service (920 North King Street) (7), Citizens Bank - New Castle County Offices- Naamans Road Acme (2084 Naamans Road) (8), Courts-Federal - District Court- Clerk's Office (844 North King Street) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

 
New Castle County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI  CO  SO2 NO2 Ozone  PM10 PM2.5 Pb 

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 37.0. This is about average.
City:

37.0
U.S.:

32.0
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.258. This is better than average. There were 29 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.258
U.S.:

0.334
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 2.50. This is about average. There were 31 monitors within city limits.
City:

2.50
U.S.:

2.43
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 13.9. This is significantly worse than average. There were 13 monitors within city limits.
City:

13.9
U.S.:

9.4
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 30.0. This is about average. There were 29 monitors within city limits.
City:

30.0
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 17.7. This is better than average. There were 37 monitors within city limits.
City:

17.7
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 11.2. This is about average. There were 17 monitors within city limits.
City:

11.2
U.S.:

9.6

Drinking water stations with addresses in Wilmington and their reported violations in the past:

WILMINGTON WATER DEPARTMENT (Address: 6TH FLOOR , Population served: 140000, Surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In MAY-2004. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUN-18-2004), St Public Notif issued (JUN-18-2004), St No addtl Formal Action needed (JUN-18-2004)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In OCT-2003. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-17-2003), St Public Notif issued (OCT-17-2003), St Compliance achieved (OCT-31-2003)
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2002 and SEP-12-2002, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (SEP-12-2002)
  • One minor monitoring violation
UNITED WATER DELAWARE (Population served: 105270, Surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-16-2005), St Public Notif issued (OCT-16-2005), St Compliance achieved (OCT-31-2005)
  • MCL, Single Sample - In JUL-2001, Contaminant: Turbidity. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif issued (2 times from JUL-19-2001 to JUL-19-2001), St Formal NOV issued (2 times from JUL-19-2001 to JUL-19-2001), St Compliance achieved (2 times from JUL-23-2001 to JUL-23-2001)
  • MCL, Single Sample - In MAR-2000, Contaminant: Turbidity. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAR-07-2000)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - Between DEC-17-1997 and JAN-16-1998. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (DEC-22-1997), St Compliance achieved (DEC-24-1997)
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2002 and JUL-25-2002, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (JUL-25-2002)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2001 and JUL-25-2001, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (JUL-25-2001)
METHODIST COUNTRY HOUSE (Population served: 425, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-1998 and JUN-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif issued (JUN-10-1998), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-10-1998), St Compliance achieved (JUN-25-1998)
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2001 and AUG-02-2001, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (AUG-02-2001)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2000 and FEB-22-2001, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Formal NOV issued (OCT-26-2000), Fed Compliance achieved (FEB-22-2001)
VIC MEAD HUNT CLUB (Population served: 250, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-1998, Contaminant: Coliform
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-1998, Contaminant: Coliform
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-1998 and JUN-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif issued (MAY-04-1998), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-04-1998)
BIDERMAN GOLF COURSE (Population served: 223, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-1998, Contaminant: Coliform
SHOPPES OF MT PLEASANT (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2002 and DEC-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-25-2002), St Public Notif issued (OCT-25-2002), St Compliance achieved (NOV-15-2002)
GREENVILLE COUNTRY CLUB (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif issued (AUG-09-2000), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-09-2000), St Compliance achieved (AUG-31-2000)
WILMINGTON JR ACADEMY (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2004 and SEP-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUL-21-2004), St Public Notif issued (JUL-21-2004), St Compliance achieved (AUG-10-2004)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2004 and JUN-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUN-07-2004), St Public Notif issued (JUN-07-2004), St Compliance achieved (JUN-23-2004)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-01-1994 and JAN-06-2004, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUL-01-1994), St Public Notif issued (OCT-01-2001), St Compliance achieved (JAN-06-2004)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JUL-01-1993 and NOV-15-1994, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif issued (JUN-16-1994), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-01-1994), St Compliance achieved (NOV-15-1994)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Wilmington that have no violations reported:

  • HERCULES INCORPORATED (Population served: 650, Primary Water Source Type: Purch_surface_water)
  • YMCA CAMP TOCKWOGH (Serves MD, Population served: 600, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WAWA #828 (Population served: 250, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SUMMIT VILLAGE SHOPPING CENTER (Population served: 250, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • BUCKLEYS TAVERN COMPLEX (Address: PO BOX 4100, Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • ST GEORGES SHOPS (Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • INTERCOLLEGIATE STUDIES INSTITUTE (Population served: 45, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 24.7%

Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Delaware:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  53.8%
Whole state:  67.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.9%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Wilmington, DE

People in group quarters in Wilmington in 2010:

  • 1,523 people in state prisons
  • 531 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 307 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 280 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 258 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 222 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 50 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 48 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 7 people in workers’ group living quarters and job corps centers

People in group quarters in Wilmington in 2000:

  • 1,921 people in state prisons
  • 791 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 553 people in nursing homes
  • 234 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 223 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 187 people in other group homes
  • 103 people in religious group quarters
  • 88 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 72 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 45 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 11 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Wilmington compared to Delaware state average:

Wilmington, Delaware environmental map by EPA

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  • Median household income below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.


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Banks with most branches in Wilmington (2011 data):

  • PNC Bank, National Association: 13 branches. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company: 12 branches. Info updated 2011/08/08: Bank assets: $76,887.1 mil, Deposits: $60,064.2 mil, headquarters in Buffalo, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 808 total offices, Holding Company: M&T Bank Corporation
  • Wilmington Savings Fund Society, FSB: 11 branches. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $4,281.1 mil, Deposits: $3,150.2 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 43 total offices
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: 9 branches. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • RBS Citizens, National Association: 9 branches. Info updated 2007/09/19: Bank assets: $106,940.6 mil, Deposits: $75,690.2 mil, headquarters in Providence, RI, positive income, 1135 total offices, Holding Company: Uk Financial Investments Limited
  • Artisans' Bank: 7 branches. Info updated 2008/06/24: Bank assets: $543.9 mil, Deposits: $476.4 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 13 total offices
  • TD Bank, National Association: Td Bank, National Association, Talleyville Branch, Naamans Branch, Wilmington Branch, Silverside Wilmington De Branch. Info updated 2010/10/04: Bank assets: $188,912.6 mil, Deposits: $153,149.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 1314 total offices, Holding Company: Toronto-Dominion Bank, The
  • Bank of America, National Association: Naamans Road, Mbna America Delaware, N.A. Branch, Kennett Pike Banking Center Branch, New Castle County De Mobile Unite#3. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Fulton Bank, National Association: Harrison Street Branch, Branmar Plaza Branch, Centre Road Office Branch, Millcreek Branch. Info updated 2010/12/30: Bank assets: $9,041.7 mil, Deposits: $6,700.3 mil, headquarters in Lancaster, PA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 122 total offices, Holding Company: Fulton Financial Corporation
  • 20 other banks with 23 local branches

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Wilmington, Delaware:

  • Best Western Brandywine Valley Inn, 1807 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE 19803 , Phone: (302) 656-9436, Fax: (302) 656-8564
  • Courtyard By Marriott Wilmington Deleware, 1102 W St, Wilmington, DE 19801 , Phone: (302) 429-7600, Fax: (302) 429-9167
  • Hotel Dupont, 11th & Market Sts, Wilmington, DE 19801 , Phone: (302) 594-3100, Fax: (302) 594-1433
  • Fairfield Inn-newark, 65 Geoffrey Dr, Wilmington, DE 19713 , Phone: (302) 292-1500, Fax: (302) 292-1500
  • Doubletree Hotel Wilmington, 4727 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE 19803 , Phone: (302) 478-6000, Fax: (302) 477-1492
  • Courtyard By Marriott Wilmington Christiana, 48 Geoffry Dr, Wilmington, DE 19884 , Phone: (302) 456-3800
  • Sheraton Suites Wilmington, 422 Delaware Ave, Wilmington, DE 19801 , Phone: (302) 654-8300, Fax: (302) 654-6036
  • Quality Inn & Suites-Wilmington, 4000 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE 19803 , Phone: (302) 478-2222, Fax: (302) 479-0850
  • 7 other hotels and motels
All 15 fire-safe hotels and motels in Wilmington, Delaware

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Wilmington travel time to work - commute


Wilmington mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (54%)
  • Electricity (34%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

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Neighborhoods in Wilmington:

(Wilmington, Delaware Neighborhood Map)


Religion statistics for Wilmington city (based on New Castle County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 45.66%
Here45.7%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchJewishPresbyterian Church (USA)Episcopal Church
Adherents55.4%12.5%5.2%5.0%4.0%
Congregations12.9%19.4%2.2%9.4%6.8%
NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaSouthern Baptist ConventionAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAMuslim EstimateOther
Adherents2.4%2.0%1.8%1.6%10.2%
Congregations4.0%4.0%4.0%1.1%36.3%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 82
New Castle County:

1.56 / 10,000 pop.
Delaware:

1.74 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
This county:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 71
New Castle County:

1.35 / 10,000 pop.
Delaware:

1.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 112
New Castle County:

2.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 337
Here:

6.40 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.43 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.0%
Delaware:

9.0%
Adult obesity rate:
New Castle County:

26.7%
Delaware:

27.9%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 524$2,455,127$56,224524$192,806
Police - Other 2,096$4,058,347$23,235524$501,399
Streets and Highways 1,572$3,021,493$23,0650$0
Other and Unallocable 47$92,716$23,6722$2,037
Totals for Government 4,239$9,627,683$27,2551,050$696,242

Wilmington government finances - Expenditure in 2004 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $8,920,000 ($125.12)
    General: $7,664,000 ($107.50)
    Sewerage: $5,947,000 ($83.42)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $32,756,000 ($459.46)
    Water Utilities: $16,565,000 ($232.35)
    Regular Highways: $14,906,000 ($209.08)
    Fire Protection: $14,655,000 ($205.56)
    Sewerage: $11,043,000 ($154.90)
    General - Other: $10,196,000 ($143.02)
    Parks & Recreation: $9,242,000 ($129.64)
    Housing & Community Development: $9,175,000 ($128.70)
    Central Staff Services: $7,889,000 ($110.66)
    Parking Facilities: $3,972,000 ($55.71)
    Financial Administration: $3,513,000 ($49.28)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,830,000 ($39.70)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $2,479,000 ($34.77)
  • Employee Retirement - Securities - Corporate Bonds (market): $33,325,000 ($467.44)
    Securities - Corporate Bonds (market): $25,199,000 ($353.46)
    Benefit Payments: $13,108,000 ($183.86)
    Total Cash & Deposits: $4,261,000 ($59.77)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $11,359,000 ($159.33)
  • Intergovernmental to State - Sewerage: $1,293,000 ($18.14)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $71,261,000 ($999.57)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,811,000 ($25.40)

Wilmington government finances - Revenue in 2004 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $15,167,000 ($212.74)
    All Other: $8,455,000 ($118.60)
    Parking Facilities: $6,385,000 ($89.56)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,053,000 ($14.77)
    Housing & Community Development: $485,000 ($6.80)
  • Employee Retirement - Interest Revenue: $12,272,000 ($172.14)
    From Other Government: $6,206,000 ($87.05)
    From Local Government: $3,914,000 ($54.90)
    Local Employee Contribution: $875,000 ($12.27)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $3,754,000 ($52.66)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $7,936,000 ($111.32)
    General Revenue, NEC: $3,649,000 ($51.18)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $22,751,000 ($319.12)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $7,725,000 ($108.36)
    Housing & Community Development: $3,821,000 ($53.60)
    Water Utilities: $1,902,000 ($26.68)
    Highways: $1,459,000 ($20.47)
  • Tax - Individual Income: $46,772,000 ($656.06)
    Property: $29,068,000 ($407.73)
    NEC: $8,513,000 ($119.41)
    Public Utilities: $2,432,000 ($34.11)
    Other Selective Sales: $2,367,000 ($33.20)

Wilmington government finances - Debt in 2004 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Industrial Revenue: $65,024,000 ($912.08)
    Water Utilities: $30,187,000 ($423.43)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $177,029,000 ($2483.15)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $3,252,000 ($45.62)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $137,520,000 ($1928.97)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $59,045,000 ($828.21)
    Water Utilities: $27,882,000 ($391.10)
    Other, NEC: $27,614,000 ($387.34)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $5,979,000 ($83.87)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $15,147,000 ($212.46)
    Water Utilities: $2,305,000 ($32.33)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $4,500,000 ($63.12)

Wilmington government finances - Cash and Securities in 2004 (per resident):

  • Employee Retirement - Total Federal Securities: $29,592,000 ($415.08)
    Total Other Securities: $2,911,000 ($40.83)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $67,600,000 ($948.21)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $59,045,000 ($828.21)

5.11% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($54,324 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.11%
Delaware average:

6.10%

0.14% of residents moved from foreign countries ($663 average AGI)
New Castle County:

0.14%
Delaware average:

0.14%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Delaware County, PA  0.45% ($53,242 average AGI)
from Philadelphia County, PA  0.37% ($46,448)
from Chester County, PA  0.31% ($65,065)


5.19% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($63,039 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.19%
Delaware average:

5.32%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($641 average AGI)
New Castle County:

0.06%
Delaware average:

0.10%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Kent County, DE  0.53% ($46,984 average AGI)
to Chester County, PA  0.38% ($112,586)
to Cecil County, MD  0.33% ($47,882)

Strongest AM radio stations in Wilmington:

  • WTMC (1380 AM; 5 kW; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: STATE OF DELAWARE DEPARTMENT OF TRAN)
  • WJBR (1290 AM; 3 kW; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WILM (1450 AM; 1 kW; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: DELAWARE BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WDEL (1150 AM; 5 kW; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WPEN (950 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WZZD (990 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • KYW (1060 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WNWR (1540 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA)
  • WPHT (1210 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WPWA (1590 AM; 3 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: MOUNT OCEAN MEDIA, L.L.C.)
  • WWDB (860 AM; daytime; 10 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA)

Strongest FM radio stations in Wilmington:

  • WSTW (93.7 FM; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WJBR-FM (99.5 FM; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WMPH (91.7 FM; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: BRANDYWINE SCHOOL DIST, BRD OF EDUC)
  • WPLY (100.3 FM; MEDIA, PA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WMGK (102.9 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WMWX (95.7 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WOGL (98.1 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • W278AK (103.5 FM; VILLAGE GREEN, PA; Owner: PRIORITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WBEB (101.1 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: WEAZ-FM RADIO, INC.)
  • WRTI (90.1 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: TEMPLE UNIV. OF THE COMMONWEALTH, ET)
  • WSNI-FM (104.5 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WPHI-FM (103.9 FM; JENKINTOWN, PA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WMMR (93.3 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WHYY-FM (90.9 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: WHYY, INC.)
  • WXPN (88.5 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNA.)
  • WXTU (92.5 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: WXTU LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDAS-FM (105.3 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WPTP (96.5 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: WDAS LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WYSP (94.1 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMHS (88.1 FM; PIKE CREEK, DE; Owner: RED CLAY CONSOLIDATED SCHOOL DISTRICT)

TV broadcast stations around Wilmington:

  • WTSD-CA (Channel 14; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: PRIORITY COMMUNICATIONS MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KYW-TV (Channel 3; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • W40AZ (Channel 40; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • W55BT (Channel 55; TALLEYVILLE, DE; Owner: MEDIACASTING LLC)
  • WPHL-TV (Channel 17; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • WPPX (Channel 61; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: PAXSON PHILADELPHIA LICENSE, INC.)
  • WPVI-TV (Channel 6; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WPSG (Channel 57; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: VIACOM STATIONS GROUP OF PHILADELPHIA INC.)
  • WCAU (Channel 10; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: NBC SUBSIDIARY (WCAU-TV), L.P.)
  • WWJT-LP (Channel 7; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PHILADELPHIA TELEVISION NETWORK, INC)
  • WGTW (Channel 48; BURLINGTON, NJ; Owner: BRUNSON COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WYBE (Channel 35; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INDEPENDENCE PUBLIC MEDIA OF PHILADELPHIA, INC.)
  • WHYY-TV (Channel 12; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: WHYY, INC.)
  • WTXF-TV (Channel 29; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: FOX TV STATIONS OF PHILADELPHIA)
  • WMCN-TV (Channel 53; ATLANTIC CITY, NJ; Owner: LENFEST BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WUVP (Channel 65; VINELAND, NJ; Owner: UNIVISION PHILADELPHIA LLC)
  • WELL-LP (Channel 8; WILLOW GROVE, ETC., PA; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WNJS (Channel 23; CAMDEN, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WFPA-CA (Channel 28; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: WXTV LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • WPHA-LP (Channel 63; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: COMMERCIAL BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WPSJ-LP (Channel 8; HAMMONTON, ETC., NJ; Owner: ENGLE BROADCASTING)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Wilmington fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 106
Total length: 2,338 meters (7,671ft)
Total costs: $86,771,000
Total average daily traffic: 1,950,445
Total average daily truck traffic: 199,996

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1900-1909: 11
  • 1910-1919: 3
  • 1920-1929: 4
  • 1930-1939: 2
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 4
  • 1960-1969: 49
  • 1970-1979: 28
  • 1980-1989: 1
  • 1990-1999: 0
  • 2000-2009: 4
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Wilmington, DE

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Wilmington)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 138 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Wilmington, DE)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 93 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 137 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 31 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 512 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Wilmington)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 151 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Wilmington)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 10261 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)


Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 27 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED341$172,112243$203,644984$193,26566$71,9213$444,333184$141,5380$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED20$160,83519$269,832128$179,99416$32,0630$013$142,5380$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED54$145,97053$158,047529$149,477133$30,0810$093$105,6401$10,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN27$148,76423$162,388274$159,29616$75,4360$028$162,8331$12,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS10$183,6539$94,87476$165,72112$99,7500$013$121,1990$0

Detailed mortgage data for all 28 tracts in Wilmington, DE

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 21 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED40$225,24427$249,8491$211,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED15$141,73315$196,1334$84,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED7$150,2868$214,1980$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN4$183,2503$262,2830$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$113,5003$135,9773$95,643

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1505
  • Hazardous Condition: 1189
  • Service Call: 20
  • Good Intent Call: 22

Incident types - Wilmington


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Wilmington, DE

Most common first names in Wilmington, DE among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2,49673.8 years
Mary2,39179.6 years
William2,16373.8 years
James1,63571.6 years
Joseph1,42473.4 years
Charles1,22673.4 years
Helen1,16979.9 years
Robert1,16171.0 years
Margaret1,11279.1 years
George1,07574.7 years
Most common last names in Wilmington, DE among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith67474.3 years
Brown59673.4 years
Johnson53972.2 years
Jones51672.8 years
Davis41373.9 years
Williams39472.2 years
Wilson31772.6 years
Miller31375.0 years
Taylor30076.1 years
Anderson25174.7 years
Businesses in Wilmington, DE
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven12LensCrafters2
AMF Bowling1Little Caesars Pizza1
AT&T3Lowe's1
Aeropostale1Macy's1
American Eagle Outfitters1Marriott1
Ann Taylor1Marshalls2
Applebee's2MasterBrand Cabinets17
Arby's2McDonald's7
Ashley Furniture1Men's Wearhouse2
AutoZone3Motherhood Maternity2
Avenue1New Balance5
BMW1New York & Co1
Bath & Body Works2Nike15
Bed Bath & Beyond1Office Depot1
Best Western1Old Navy1
Blockbuster3Pac Sun1
Budget Car Rental1Panera Bread2
Buffalo Wild Wings1Papa John's Pizza2
Burger King3Payless3
CVS1Penske1
Casual Male XL1PetSmart1
Catherines1Pier 1 Imports1
Chick-Fil-A1Pizza Hut2
Chuck E. Cheese's1Qdoba Mexican Grill1
Cinnabon 1Quality1
Cricket Wireless10Quiznos1
Curves3RadioShack5
DHL2Raymour & Flanigan1
Days Inn1Red Robin1
Deb1Rite Aid9
Decora Cabinetry8Ruby Tuesday2
Domino's Pizza3Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
DressBarn3SAS Shoes2
Dunkin Donuts13Safeway1
Express1Sears5
Famous Footwear2Sprint Nextel2
FedEx49Staples2
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Starbucks4
Foot Locker1Subway10
GNC5T-Mobile8
GameStop6T.G.I. Driday's1
Goodwill1T.J.Maxx1
H&M1Taco Bell4
H&R Block10Talbots2
Hollister Co.1Target1
Home Depot1The Room Place1
Hot Topic1Trader Joe's1
IHOP1True Value1
JCPenney1U-Haul5
Jones New York4UPS37
Journeys1Vans4
Just Tires1Verizon Wireless5
KFC3Victoria's Secret1
Kincaid1Vons1
Kmart1Walgreens14
Kohl's2Walmart1
La-Z-Boy3Wendy's1
Lane Bryant1Wet Seal1
Lane Furniture5YMCA5
Browse common businesses in Wilmington, DE


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  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of robberies in 2006 per 10,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most bridges per 100,000 population (pop 50,000+)"
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  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities that people commute into (largest positive percentage daily daytime population change due to commuting) (population 50,000+)"
  • #9 (19801) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most finance and insurance companies in 2005"
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  • #24 (19801) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most big companies in 2005 (at least 1000 employees)"
  • #36 (19801) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the highest 2004 average taxable dividends for individuals (pop 5,000+)"
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  • Stanley Luck (43)
  • Scott Christopher Jackson (38)
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Total of 3866 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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