Wilmington, Delaware

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Population in 2013: 71,525 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -1.6%
 
Males: 33,263  (46.5%)
Females: 38,262  (53.5%)
Median resident age:  34.8 years
Delaware median age:  39.0 years

Zip codes: 19801, 19803, 19806.

Wilmington Zip Code Map
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 (it was $20,236 in 2000)

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 2012: 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.

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Wilmington races chart
  • Black alone - 38,458 (54.1%)
  • White alone - 21,365 (30.0%)
  • Hispanic - 9,232 (13.0%)
  • Two or more races - 1,184 (1.7%)
  • Asian alone - 554 (0.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 248 (0.3%)
  • Other race alone - 78 (0.1%)

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 (9.2%), German (6.4%), Italian (5.3%), English (4.5%), Polish (2.4%), West Indian (1.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1731

Elevation: 100 feet

Land area: 10.8 square miles.

Population density: 6,593 people per square mile   (high).

Wilmington,DE real estate house value index trend

Wilmington, Delaware map

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: 9.6%
  • 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%

5,157 residents are foreign born (1.3% Latin America, 0.9% Europe).

This city:  7.2%
Delaware:  8.2%



According to our research of Delaware and other state lists there were 426 registered sex offenders living in Wilmington, Delaware as of July 06, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Wilmington to the number of sex offenders is 167 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

Wilmington household income distribution Wilmington home values distribution

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/A704.5666.9622.5810.7705.0807.3758.8839.6714.7761.0

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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 tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

9.4%
Delaware:

6.4%

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%)

Work and jobs in Wilmington: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Wilmington, Delaware

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Wilmington-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Delaware state average. It is 7% 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 near Delaware state average. It is 86% 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 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 297.4 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 281.4 miles away from the city center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 196.1 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
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

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: 3, Snowstorms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Water Shortage: 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 Recipients

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 in Wilmington:

  • ALFRED I DUPONT INSTITUTE (provides emergency services, 1600 ROCKLAND RD PO BOX 269)
  • COMPASSIONATE CARE HOSPICE OF DELAWARE (5610 KIRKWOOD HIGHWAY)
  • DELAWARE HOSPICE - NORTHDIV (3515 SILVERSIDE RD)
  • MARY CAMPBELL CENTER (4641 WELDIN RD)
  • ODYSSEY HEALTHCARE OF WILMINGTON (1407 FOULK ROAD SUITE 200)
  • SELECT SPECIALTY HOSPITAL WILMINGTON (7 CLAYTON STREETS 5TH FLOOR)
  • ST FRANCIS HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 7TH AND CLAYTON STS)
  • WILMINGTON VA MEDICAL CENTER (Government Federal, 1601 KIRKWOOD HIGHWAY)

Dialysis Facilities in Wilmington:

  • ALFRED I. DUPONT HOSPITAL FOR CHILDREN DIALYSIS CENTER (1600 ROCKLAND ROAD)
  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE BRANDYWINE (303 A STREET)
  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE NEWPORT PIKE (605 WEST NEWPORT PIKE)
  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE NORTH WILMINGTON (4000 WASHINGTON STREET)
  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE RIVERSIDE PARK (RIVERSIDE MEDICAL ARTS COMPLEX, UNIT G2)
  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE WILMINGTON (ST. FRANCIS MEDICAL OFFICE BUILDING, SUITE 404)
  • LIBERTY DIALYSIS - WILMINGTON (913 DELAWARE AVENUE)

Home Health Centers in Wilmington:

  • ASTON HOME HEALTH, INC (1021 GILPIN AVENUE, SUITE 100)
  • BAYADA NURSES (750 SHIPYARD DRIVE, SUITE 100-A)
  • CAPITAL HOME HEALTHCARE (1203 N LINCOLN STREET)
  • COMPASSIONATE HOME CARE (5239 W WOODMILL DRIVE, SUITE 49)
  • GENERATIONS HOME CARE, INC. (15 ASHLEY PLACE, SUITE 1A)
  • MAXIM HEALTHCARE SERVICES (1409 FOULK ROAD, SUITE 203)
  • ST. FRANCIS HOME CARE (SEVENTH & CLAYTON STREETS)

Nursing Homes in Wilmington:

  • BRANDYWINE NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (505 GREENBANK ROAD)
  • CADIA REHABILITATION PIKE CREEK (3540 THREE LITTLE BAKERS BLVD)
  • EMILY P. BISSELL HOSPITAL (3000 NEWPORT GAP PIKE)
  • FORWOOD MANOR (1912 MARSH ROAD)
  • HILLSIDE CENTER (810 SOUTH BROOM STREET)
  • KENTMERE HOME OF MERCIFUL REST SOC (1900 LOVERING AVE)
  • MANORCARE HEALTH SERVICES - PIKE CREEK (5651 LIMESTONE ROAD)
  • MASONIC HOME OF DELAWARE (4800 LANCASTER PIKE)
  • MILTON AND HATTIE KUTZ HOME (704 RIVER ROAD)
  • REGENCY HEALTHCARE AND REHAB CENTER (801 N. BROOM STREET)

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.

Colleges/Universities in Wilmington:

  • Delaware Technical Community College-Stanton/Wilmington (Full-time enrollment: 4,972; Location: 333 N. Shipley Street; Public; Website: https://www.dtcc.edu/our-campuses/wilmington)
  • Dawn Career Institute Inc (FT enrollment: 1,370; Location: 3700 Lancaster Pike, Suite 105; Private, for-profit; Website: www.dawncareerinstitute.edu)
  • Goldey-Beacom College (FT enrollment: 1,240; Location: 4701 Limestone Rd; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.gbc.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Harris School of Business-Wilmington Campus (FT enrollment: 412; Location: 1413 Foulk Road, Suite 100; Private, for-profit; Website: www.harrisschool.edu)
  • Delaware College of Art and Design (FT enrollment: 234; Location: 600 N Market St; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.dcad.edu)
  • Widener University-Delaware Campus (FT enrollment: 195; Location: 4601 Concord Pike; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.widener.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • University of Phoenix-Delaware Campus (FT enrollment: 37; Location: 900 Justison Street; Private, for-profit; Website: www.phoenix.edu; Offers Master's degree)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Wilmington:

  • Wilmington University (about 5 miles; New Castle, DE; Full-time enrollment: 10,072)
  • Neumann University (about 11 miles; Aston, PA; FT enrollment: 2,622)
  • University of Delaware (about 12 miles; Newark, DE; FT enrollment: 20,078)
  • Widener University-Main Campus (about 13 miles; Chester, PA; FT enrollment: 4,051)
  • West Chester University of Pennsylvania (about 15 miles; West Chester, PA; FT enrollment: 14,492)
  • Delaware County Community College (about 18 miles; Media, PA; FT enrollment: 8,419)
  • Immaculata University (about 20 miles; Immaculata, PA; FT enrollment: 2,912)

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

Main business address in Wilmington include: CAPITAL AUTO RECEIVABLES INC (A), INTERNATIONAL SPECIALTY HOLDINGS INC (B), CAPITAL AUTO RECEIVABLES INC (C), ISP CHEMCO INC (D). 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)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 112. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

112
U.S.:

74

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.256. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.256
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 17.7. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.7
U.S.:

6.6

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 2.25. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.25
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 27.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.8
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 14.6. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 0.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.6
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 10.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.4
U.S.:

9.1

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 0.0248. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0248
U.S.:

0.0147

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

WILMINGTON WATER DEPARTMENT (Address: Louis L Redding City/County Building , Population served: 140,000, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-31-2013), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-31-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-29-2013), St Compliance achieved (SEP-16-2013)
UNITED WATER DELAWARE (Population served: 109,000, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: Iron. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-27-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2012 and SEP-2012, Contaminant: Fluoride. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-30-2012), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-30-2012), St Compliance achieved (SEP-10-2012), St Public Notif received (NOV-14-2012), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-08-2013)
  • 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)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
ST ANTHONY IN THE HILL (Serves PA, Population served: 500, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 10 regular monitoring violations
YMCA CAMP TOCKWOGH (Address: 100 W. 10TH STREET, SUITE 1100 , Serves MD, Population served: 500, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-17-2013), St Tech Assistance Visit (NOV-15-2013), St Compliance achieved (FEB-05-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-23-2010), St Compliance achieved (OCT-06-2010)
METHODIST COUNTRY HOUSE (Population served: 425, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2012, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-15-2012), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-15-2012), St Compliance achieved (APR-29-2013)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2010, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-22-2010), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-22-2010), St Compliance achieved (MAY-17-2011)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JUL-01-2004, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif issued (AUG-13-2004), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-13-2004), St Compliance achieved (MAR-11-2005)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2003, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAR-09-2004), St Public Notif issued (MAR-09-2004), St Compliance achieved (MAR-11-2005)
  • One minor monitoring violation
LEWES CENTER (Address: Suite 100 , Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2006 and SEP-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUL-31-2006), St Public Notif issued (JUL-31-2006), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-26-2006), St Public Notif issued (SEP-26-2006), St Compliance achieved (FEB-06-2007)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2005 and SEP-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUL-28-2005), St Public Notif issued (JUL-28-2005), St Compliance achieved (OCT-04-2005)
BIDERMAN GOLF COURSE (Population served: 175, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-19-2012), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-19-2012), St Public Notif received (JUN-26-2012), St Compliance achieved (JUL-25-2012)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - Between JUL-2008 and SEP-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (AUG-24-2008), St Public Notif issued (AUG-24-2008), St Boil Water Order (AUG-24-2008), St Compliance achieved (OCT-14-2008)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2008 and SEP-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (AUG-11-2008), St Public Notif issued (AUG-11-2008), St Compliance achieved (OCT-14-2008)
FIRST STATE EQUIPMENT (Population served: 164, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-05-2013), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-05-2013), St Public Notif received (AUG-16-2013), St Compliance achieved (OCT-04-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-24-2013), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-24-2013), St Public Notif received (JUL-15-2013), St Compliance achieved (OCT-04-2013)

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

  • WAWA #828 (Address: Suite 100 , Population served: 250, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • VIC MEAD HUNT CLUB (Population served: 250, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • ST GEORGES SHOPS (Address: Suite 100 , Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • GREENVILLE COUNTRY CLUB (Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • INTERCOLLEGIATE STUDIES INSTITUTE (Address: 3901 Centerville Road , 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

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, Delaware environmental map by EPA

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Wilmington compared to Delaware state average:

  • 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.

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 (55%)
  • 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%
Here: 45.7%
USA: 50.2%

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 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 71$342,640$57,9110$0
Other Government Administration 103$474,742$55,3100$0
Police Protection - Officers 308$2,004,458$78,0960$0
Police - Other 96$291,484$36,4360$0
Firefighters 173$922,489$63,9880$0
Fire - Other 4$16,366$49,0980$0
Streets and Highways 67$273,202$48,9320$0
Solid Waste Management 47$273,602$69,8560$0
Parks and Recreation 28$77,531$33,22851$57,661
Housing and Community Development(Local) 60$278,591$55,7181$3,308
Water Supply 42$117,337$33,5250$0
Other and Unallocable 162$535,879$39,69515$33,430
Totals for Government 1,161$5,608,321$57,96767$94,399

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

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $8,920,000 ($124.71)
    General: $7,664,000 ($107.15)
    Sewerage: $5,947,000 ($83.15)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $32,756,000 ($457.97)
    Water Utilities: $16,565,000 ($231.60)
    Regular Highways: $14,906,000 ($208.40)
    Fire Protection: $14,655,000 ($204.89)
    Sewerage: $11,043,000 ($154.39)
    General - Other: $10,196,000 ($142.55)
    Parks & Recreation: $9,242,000 ($129.21)
    Housing & Community Development: $9,175,000 ($128.28)
    Central Staff Services: $7,889,000 ($110.30)
    Parking Facilities: $3,972,000 ($55.53)
    Financial Administration: $3,513,000 ($49.12)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,830,000 ($39.57)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $2,479,000 ($34.66)
  • Employee Retirement - Securities - Corporate Bonds (market): $33,325,000 ($465.92)
    Securities - Corporate Bonds (market): $25,199,000 ($352.31)
    Benefit Payments: $13,108,000 ($183.26)
    Total Cash & Deposits: $4,261,000 ($59.57)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $11,359,000 ($158.81)
  • Intergovernmental to State - Sewerage: $1,293,000 ($18.08)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $71,261,000 ($996.31)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,811,000 ($25.32)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $15,167,000 ($212.05)
    All Other: $8,455,000 ($118.21)
    Parking Facilities: $6,385,000 ($89.27)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,053,000 ($14.72)
    Housing & Community Development: $485,000 ($6.78)
  • Employee Retirement - Interest Revenue: $12,272,000 ($171.58)
    From Other Government: $6,206,000 ($86.77)
    From Local Government: $3,914,000 ($54.72)
    Local Employee Contribution: $875,000 ($12.23)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $3,754,000 ($52.49)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $7,936,000 ($110.95)
    General Revenue, NEC: $3,649,000 ($51.02)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $22,751,000 ($318.08)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $7,725,000 ($108.00)
    Housing & Community Development: $3,821,000 ($53.42)
    Water Utilities: $1,902,000 ($26.59)
    Highways: $1,459,000 ($20.40)
  • Tax - Individual Income: $46,772,000 ($653.93)
    Property: $29,068,000 ($406.40)
    NEC: $8,513,000 ($119.02)
    Public Utilities: $2,432,000 ($34.00)
    Other Selective Sales: $2,367,000 ($33.09)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Industrial Revenue: $65,024,000 ($909.11)
    Water Utilities: $30,187,000 ($422.05)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $177,029,000 ($2475.06)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $3,252,000 ($45.47)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $137,520,000 ($1922.68)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $59,045,000 ($825.52)
    Water Utilities: $27,882,000 ($389.82)
    Other, NEC: $27,614,000 ($386.07)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $5,979,000 ($83.59)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $15,147,000 ($211.77)
    Water Utilities: $2,305,000 ($32.23)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $4,500,000 ($62.92)

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

  • Employee Retirement - Total Federal Securities: $29,592,000 ($413.73)
    Total Other Securities: $2,911,000 ($40.70)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $67,600,000 ($945.12)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $59,045,000 ($825.52)

4.41% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($48,280 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.41%
Delaware average:

5.01%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($770 average AGI)
New Castle County:

0.05%
Delaware average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Delaware County, PA  0.37% ($44,388 average AGI)
from Philadelphia County, PA  0.31% ($44,643)
from Kent County, DE  0.29% ($36,003)


4.47% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($54,209 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.47%
Delaware average:

4.68%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,005 average AGI)
New Castle County:

0.06%
Delaware average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Kent County, DE  0.36% ($37,860 average AGI)
to Chester County, PA  0.28% ($81,288)
to Philadelphia County, PA  0.27% ($41,502)

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-Eleven12Lane Bryant1
AMF Bowling1Lane Furniture5
AT&T3LensCrafters2
Advance Auto Parts1Little Caesars Pizza1
Aeropostale1Lowe's1
American Eagle Outfitters1Macy's1
Ann Taylor1Marriott1
Applebee's2Marshalls2
Arby's2MasterBrand Cabinets17
Ashley Furniture1McDonald's7
Audi1Men's Wearhouse2
AutoZone3Motherhood Maternity2
Avenue1New Balance5
BMW1New York & Co1
Barnes & Noble1Nike15
Bath & Body Works2Office Depot1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Old Navy1
Best Western1Pac Sun1
Blockbuster3Panera Bread2
Budget Car Rental1Papa John's Pizza2
Buffalo Wild Wings1Pathmark2
Burger King3Payless3
CVS1Penske1
Casual Male XL1PetSmart1
Catherines1Pier 1 Imports1
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut2
Chick-Fil-A1Plato's Closet1
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
Dressbarn3Safeway1
Dunkin Donuts13Sears5
Express1Sheraton1
Famous Footwear2Sprint Nextel2
FedEx49Staples2
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Starbucks4
Foot Locker1Subaru1
Ford1Subway10
GNC5Superfresh1
GameStop6T-Mobile8
Giant1T.G.I. Driday's1
Goodwill1T.J.Maxx1
H&M1Taco Bell4
H&R Block10Talbots2
Hilton3Target1
Hollister Co.1The Room Place1
Home Depot1Trader Joe's1
Honda1True Value1
Hot Topic1U-Haul5
IHOP1UPS37
JCPenney1Vans4
Jones New York4Verizon Wireless5
Journeys1Victoria's Secret1
Just Tires1Volkswagen1
Justice1Vons1
KFC3Walgreens14
Kincaid1Walmart1
Kmart1Wendy's1
Kohl's2Wet Seal1
La-Z-Boy3YMCA5

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