Wilmington, North Carolina

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Population in 2017: 119,045 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +57.0%
Males: 54,906  (46.1%)
Females: 64,139  (53.9%)
Median resident age:

36.7 years
North Carolina median age:

38.8 years

Zip codes: 28403.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $46,079 (it was $31,099 in 2000)
Wilmington:

$46,079
NC:

$52,752

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $33,332 (it was $21,503 in 2000)

Wilmington city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $249,400 (it was $121,600 in 2000)
Wilmington:

$249,400
NC:

$171,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $307,336; detached houses: $329,668; townhouses or other attached units: $236,387; in 2-unit structures: $60,855; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $104,073; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $146,612; mobile homes: $66,051

Median gross rent in 2017: $902.

March 2019 cost of living index in Wilmington: 94.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 22.3%
(15.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 41.4% for Black residents, 37.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 16.5% for American Indian residents, 93.1% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 34.1% for other race residents, 32.7% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Wilmington, NC (2017)
    • 84,03471.3%White alone
    • 21,12817.9%Black alone
    • 7,6566.5%Hispanic
    • 2,1441.8%Two or more races
    • 1,7851.5%Asian alone
    • 3770.3%American Indian alone
    • 1810.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 1740.1%Other race alone

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



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists, there were 227 registered sex offenders living in Wilmington, North Carolina as of May 24, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Wilmington is 511 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Wilmington by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
8
(8.4)
7
(7.2)
10
(10.3)
12
(11.9)
4
(3.9)
5
(4.9)
10
(9.3)
8
(7.3)
7
(6.3)
18
(15.9)
14
(12.1)
15
(12.7)
18
(15.1)
9
(7.4)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
57
(60.1)
62
(63.7)
58
(59.8)
49
(48.5)
50
(49.3)
47
(45.8)
32
(29.7)
23
(21.0)
39
(35.1)
36
(31.7)
62
(53.7)
44
(37.3)
N/AN/A
Robberies
(per 100,000)
292
(307.9)
409
(420.0)
345
(356.0)
319
(316.0)
306
(301.7)
282
(274.7)
254
(235.6)
261
(238.6)
253
(228.0)
237
(209.0)
274
(237.4)
204
(173.1)
195
(163.3)
145
(119.9)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
437
(460.8)
379
(389.2)
408
(421.0)
398
(394.3)
454
(447.6)
390
(379.9)
366
(339.4)
326
(298.1)
388
(349.6)
475
(418.8)
530
(459.1)
496
(420.9)
535
(448.0)
580
(479.7)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
1,855
(1,956)
1,694
(1,740)
1,637
(1,689)
1,465
(1,451)
1,626
(1,603)
1,447
(1,410)
1,454
(1,348)
1,694
(1,549)
1,645
(1,482)
1,343
(1,184)
1,405
(1,217)
1,277
(1,084)
998
(835.7)
954
(789.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
4,000
(4,217)
3,865
(3,969)
3,613
(3,728)
3,454
(3,422)
4,119
(4,061)
3,781
(3,683)
3,843
(3,564)
3,843
(3,514)
3,569
(3,216)
3,475
(3,064)
3,471
(3,007)
3,219
(2,731)
3,039
(2,545)
2,467
(2,040)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
703
(741.2)
648
(665.4)
643
(663.5)
528
(523.1)
491
(484.0)
478
(465.7)
411
(381.2)
373
(341.0)
335
(301.8)
354
(312.1)
294
(254.7)
275
(233.3)
281
(235.3)
218
(180.3)
Arson
(per 100,000)
16
(16.9)
22
(22.6)
16
(16.5)
15
(14.9)
25
(24.6)
13
(12.7)
23
(21.3)
9
(8.2)
17
(15.3)
17
(15.0)
9
(7.8)
11
(9.3)
6
(5.0)
9
(7.4)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)614.4602.9580.0516.6540.7488.0448.3438.9435.6434.0456.1395.2377.3327.2

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Wilmington, NC

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 333 (268 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.22
North Carolina average:

2.34
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Ancestries: American (23.5%), English (8.5%), German (5.6%), Irish (4.7%), Italian (3.0%), Scotch-Irish (2.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 12/31/1739

Elevation: 50 feet

Land area: 41.0 square miles.

Population density: 2,904 people per square mile   (average).

Wilmington, North Carolina map

6,991 residents are foreign born (2.9% Latin America, 1.4% Europe).

This city:

5.9%
North Carolina:

7.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,142 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,698 (0.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Raleigh, NC (117.9 miles , pop. 276,093).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (427.5 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Hightsville, NC (1.7 miles ),
Kings Grant, NC (2.0 miles ),
Seagate, NC (2.0 miles ),
Masonboro, NC (2.1 miles ),
Belville, NC (2.2 miles ),
Wrightsboro, NC (2.2 miles ),
Silver Lake, NC (2.3 miles ),
Blue Clay Farms, NC (2.3 miles)

Latitude: 34.22 N, Longitude: 77.91 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +32,061 (+26.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 44,532 (73.6%)

Area code: 910

Distribution of median household income in Wilmington, NC in 2017
Distribution of house value in Wilmington, NC in 2017
Wilmington satellite photo by USGS

Wilmington tourist attractions:

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.0%
North Carolina:

4.1%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Wilmington, NC
Historical housing units in Wilmington, NC
Most common industries in Wilmington, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (11.2%)
  • Health care (9.3%)
  • Educational services (9.0%)
  • Construction (8.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.0%)
  • Public administration (3.9%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (14.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.8%)
  • Educational services (5.0%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.8%)
  • Public administration (4.5%)
  • Health care (4.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (14.9%)
  • Educational services (13.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (12.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.2%)
  • Social assistance (4.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.5%)
  • Public administration (3.3%)
Most common occupations in Wilmington, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2017
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.2%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.0%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.2%)
  • Cashiers (3.2%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (2.4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (2.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2017
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (9.4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.5%)
  • Carpenters (3.1%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.1%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (2.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2017
  • Cashiers (5.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.8%)
  • Registered nurses (3.6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (3.5%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.3%)

Average climate in Wilmington, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Wilmington, North Carolina environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 47.9. This is significantly better than average.

City:

47.9
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2005 was 2.27. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 2.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.27
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 24.7. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 10.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.7
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 3.64. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.64
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Wilmington-area historical tornado activity is slightly below North Carolina state average. It is 33% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/16/2006, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 20.4 miles away from the Wilmington city center killed 8 people and injured 20 people and caused $1 million in damages.

On 6/13/1962, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 7.3 miles away from the city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Wilmington-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below North Carolina state average. It is 90% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 157.9 miles away from the city center
On 8/21/1992 at 16:31:55, a magnitude 4.4 (4.1 MB, 4.1 LG, 4.4 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 150.6 miles away from Wilmington center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 263.3 miles away from Wilmington center
On 11/11/2002 at 23:39:29, a magnitude 4.4 (4.0 MB, 4.4 LG, Depth: 1.5 mi) earthquake occurred 171.8 miles away from Wilmington center
On 8/6/1994 at 19:54:09, a magnitude 3.8 (3.6 LG, 3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 88.2 miles away from Wilmington 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 232.7 miles away from Wilmington center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in New Hanover County (19) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 8

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 16, Tropical Storms: 2, Flood: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Wilmington topographic map

Main business address for: PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT INC (SERVICES-COMMERCIAL PHYSICAL & BIOLOGICAL RESEARCH), COOPERATIVE BANKSHARES INC (SAVINGS INSTITUTIONS, NOT FEDERALLY CHARTERED), REEDS JEWELERS INC (RETAIL-JEWELRY STORES), AAIPHARMA INC (SERVICES-TESTING LABORATORIES).

Hospitals in Wilmington:

  • CAPE FEAR HOSPITAL (provides emergency services, 5301 WRIGHTSVILLE AV)
  • LIBERTY HOME CARE LLC (1303-B INDEPENDENCE BLVD)
  • LIFE, INC CHEROKEE TRAIL GROUP HOME (105 CHEROKEE TRAIL)
  • LOWER CAPE FEAR HOSPICE INC (725 A WELLINGTON AVE)
  • MYRTLE GROVE GROUP HOME (6732 MYRTLE GROVE ROAD)
  • NEW HANOVER REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (Government - Local, 2131 S 17TH ST BOX 9000)
  • ROBERT E LEE GROUP HOME (1519 ROBERT E LEE DRIVE)
  • ROBINHOOD GROUP HOME (1507 ROBINHOOD RD)
  • SCI-COASTAL HOUSE I AND II (1972 &1974 WEST LAKE SHORE DRIVE)
  • WILMINGTON SURGCARE (1801 S 17TH ST)
  • WILMINGTON TREATMENT CENTER (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 2520 TROY DRIVE)

Airports and heliports located in Wilmington:

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Amtrak station:

WILMINGTON (201 HARNETT ST.) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines.

Colleges/Universities in Wilmington:

  • University of North Carolina Wilmington (Full-time enrollment: 13,112; Location: 601 South College Road; Public; Website: www.uncw.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Cape Fear Community College (Full-time enrollment: 8,372; Location: 411 North Front Street; Public; Website: www.cfcc.edu)
  • Miller-Motte College-Wilmington (Full-time enrollment: 2,395; Location: 5000 Market Street; Private, for-profit; Website: www.miller-motte.edu)
  • College of Wilmington (Full-time enrollment: 89; Location: 3500 Oleander Drive Suite 1111; Private, for-profit; Website: www.collegeofwilmington.com)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Wilmington:

  • Coastal Carolina Community College (about 49 miles; Jacksonville, NC; Full-time enrollment: 4,502)
  • Robeson Community College (about 69 miles; Lumberton, NC; FT enrollment: 2,322)
  • Mount Olive College (about 69 miles; Mount Olive, NC; FT enrollment: 3,097)
  • Horry-Georgetown Technical College (about 70 miles; Conway, SC; FT enrollment: 5,772)
  • Coastal Carolina University (about 70 miles; Conway, SC; FT enrollment: 8,881)
  • Lenoir Community College (about 73 miles; Kinston, NC; FT enrollment: 2,555)
  • Craven Community College (about 77 miles; New Bern, NC; FT enrollment: 2,712)

Public high schools in Wilmington:

Private high schools in Wilmington:

  • WILMINGTON CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 766, Location: 1401 N COLLEGE RD, Grades: PK-12)
  • CAPE FEAR ACADEMY (Students: 627, Location: 3900 S COLLEGE RD, Grades: PK-12)
  • COASTAL CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 189, Location: 709 GEORGE ANDERSON DR, Grades: 9-12)
  • ACADEMY OF EXCELLENCE (Students: 30, Location: 3110 RANDALL PKWY 1, Grades: 6-12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Wilmington:

Private elementary/middle schools in Wilmington:

  • MYRTLE GROVE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 417, Location: 806 PINER RD, Grades: PK-8)
  • ST MARK CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 397, Location: 1013 EASTWOOD RD, Grades: KG-8)
  • ST MARY CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 274, Location: 217 S 4TH ST, Grades: PK-8)
  • FRIENDS SCHOOL OF WILMINGTON (Students: 168, Location: 350 PEIFFER AVE, Grades: PK-8)
  • NEW HORIZONS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 92, Location: 3705 S COLLEGE RD, Grades: KG-5)
  • WILMINGTON ACADEMY OF ARTS & SCIENCES (Students: 61, Location: 6201 MYRTLE GROVE RD, Grades: 4-8)
  • CALVARY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 56, Location: 423 N 23RD ST, Grades: PK-8)
  • WILMINGTON SDA SCHOOL (Students: 11, Location: 2833 MARKET ST, Grades: 1-8)
See full list of schools located in Wilmington

Library in Wilmington:

  • NEW HANOVER COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $4,147,741; Location: 201 CHESTNUT STREET; 389,978 books; 5,931 e-books; 23,874 audio materials; 12,539 video materials; 20 local licensed databases; 56 state licensed databases; 554 print serial subscriptions; 3 electronic serial subscriptions)

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  • There is another hospital, Cape Fear Hospital (located on Wrightsville Ave.) and another high school, Eugene Ashley High School, located in Legends Park off of Carolina Beach Road. added by Brian
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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Wilmington: Cape Fear Country Club (A), Pine Valley Country Club (B), Duck Haven Golf Course (C), Sweeney Water Treatment Plant (D), Echo Farms Golf and Country Club (E), Inland Greens Golf Course (F), Wilmington Municipal Golf Course (G), Oleander (H), Audubon (I), Fernside (J), Thalian Hall (K), Wilmington Residential Facility For Women (L), University of North Carolina - Wilmington Campus Student Recreation Center (M), University of North Carolina - Wilmington Campus Kenan Auditorium (N), Cypress Pointe Rehabilitation and Health Care Center (O), Wilmington Treatment Center (P), The Kempton at Brightmore (Q), The Commons at Brightmore (R), Spring Arbor of Wilmington (S), Sherwood Manor Rest Home (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Azalea Plaza Shopping Center (1), Galleria Shopping Center (2), Landfall Shopping Center (3), Long Leaf Mall Shopping Center (4), University Center Shopping Center (5), University Common Shopping Center (6), Hanover Shopping Center (7), Independence Mall (8). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Wilmington include: PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT INC (A), COOPERATIVE BANKSHARES INC (B), AAIPHARMA INC (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Wilmington include: Faith Baptist Church (A), Epworth United Methodist Church (B), Ephesus Seventh Day Adventist Church (C), Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church (D), Devon Park United Methodist Church (E), Covenant Church (F), Church of the Servant (G), Church of the Good Shepherd (H), First Wesleyan Church of Wilmington (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Wilmington National Cemetery (1), Oakdale Cemetery (2), Saint James Episcopal Cemetery (3), Greenlawn Memorial Park Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Greenfield Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Spring Branch (A), Howe Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Wilmington include: University of North Carolina - Wilmington Campus Trask Coliseum (1), Optimist Park (2), Mac Rea Park (3), Airlie Gardens (4), Legion Stadium (5), Maids Park (6), Beaumont Park (7), Empie Park (8). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Colonial Dames Headquarters House (Museums; 224 Market Street) (1), Cape Fear Museum (814 Market Street) (2), Bellamy Mansion Museum (503 Market Street) (3), Burgwin-Wright Museum House (224 Market Street) (4), Cape Fear Serpentarium (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 20 Orange Street) (5), Fit for Fun Center (Amusement & Theme Parks; 302 South 10th Street) (6), Cape Fear Amusement LLC (Amusement & Theme Parks; 436B Raleigh Street) (7), Atlantic Amusement LLC (Amusement & Theme Parks; 436 Raleigh Street) (8), CR & Interprises (Amusement & Theme Parks; 2130 Dexter St) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Hampton Inn Wilmington-Market St./Midtow (5107 Market Street) (1), Four Points Hotel (5032 Market Street) (2), Extended Stay America - Wilmington (4929 New Centre Dr) (3), Amerihost Inn & Suites (5600 Carolina Beach Road) (4), Best Western Coastline Inn (503 Nutt Street) (5), Hampton Inn Wilmington-Med Park (2320 South 17th Street) (6), Econo Lodge Intown (2929 Market Street) (7), Hilton Wilmington Riverside (301 N Water St) (8), Econo Lodge (2929 Market Street) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Court: Junction Creek Court (5215 Junction Circle) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Birthplace of: Mike Nifong - District attorney for Durham County, Elliott Loughlin - Admiral in the Navy, David Brinkley - (1920-2003), broadcast journalist, Roman Gabriel - Football player, Cheyenne Kimball - Singer-songwriter, Quinton McCracken - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Arizona Diamondbacks, born: Aug 16, 1970), Peggy Payne - Writer, Arthur Bluethenthal - Football player and coach, Barbara Guest - Poet, William Edgar (apologist) - Christian apologist.

New Hanover County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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

CFPUA-WILMINGTON (Population served: 131,089, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
CFPUA/NHC (Population served: 32,100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Routine (IDSE) - In OCT-02-2007, Contaminant: DBP STAGE 2. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-29-2008)
CFPUA/MONTEREY HEIGHTS (Population served: 6,625, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (FEB-07-2007), St Public Notif requested (FEB-07-2007), St Public Notif received (MAY-11-2007), St Compliance achieved (AUG-01-2008)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2005 and MAR-2005, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAR-31-2005), St Public Notif requested (MAR-31-2005), St Compliance achieved (APR-11-2005)
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
SCOTT`S HILL BAPTIST CH-FRONT (Population served: 1,200, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Failure to Conduct Assessment Monitoring - In JAN-2010, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-26-2010), St Public Notif requested (MAY-11-2010), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-11-2010), St Public Notif received (APR-28-2011)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 8 minor monitoring violations
WILMINGTON AUTO TRUCK STOP (Population served: 800, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2012 and SEP-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (SEP-05-2012), St Public Notif requested (SEP-10-2012), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-10-2012), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (SEP-10-2012), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2012)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
SCOTT`S HILL BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 600, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-04-2006), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-04-2006), St Compliance achieved (AUG-30-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-17-2006), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-17-2006), St Compliance achieved (AUG-30-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 8 minor monitoring violations
INLET WATCH YACHT CLUB (Population served: 260, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In OCT-05-2013, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (JAN-30-2014), St Public Notif requested (FEB-19-2014), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (FEB-19-2014), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-19-2014)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-22-2013), St Public Notif requested (JAN-14-2014), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-14-2014), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JAN-14-2014), St Public Notif received (JAN-28-2014), St AO (w/penalty) issued (FEB-25-2014), St Case dropped (MAR-06-2014)
EAGLE ISLAND FRUIT & SEAFOOD (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2014 and SEP-2014, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (SEP-12-2014), St Public Notif requested (SEP-12-2014), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-12-2014)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations

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

  • THE PANTRY NO 915 /KANGAROO STATION (Address: KANGAROO STORE #4500 , Population served: 900, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • CFPUA/ NHC-421 (Population served: 400, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SCOTT`S HILL BAPTIST CH-REC (Population served: 250, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MASONBORO YACHT CLUB & MARINA (Address: MASONBORO YACHT CLUB AND MARINA , Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • HOUGHTON DEVELOPMENT INC (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SWEETWATER LANDING (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MARATHON PRUDENVILLE NEXT DOOR STORE (Serves MI, Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • FELLOWSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WASTE INDUSTRIES CORP (Population served: 75, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • GREEN MEADOWS PROPERTIES LLC (Population served: 75, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.2 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

50.7%
Whole state:

66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.7%
Whole state:

5.9%


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

People in group quarters in Wilmington in 2010:

  • 3,851 people in college/university student housing
  • 382 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 219 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 214 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 183 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 161 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 60 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 22 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 15 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 11 people in in-patient hospice facilities

People in group quarters in Wilmington in 2000:

  • 1,923 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 688 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 376 people in nursing homes
  • 298 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 118 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 97 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 36 people in state prisons
  • 22 people in other group homes
  • 12 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 9 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 9 people in military hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 6 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 4 people in religious group quarters

Banks with most branches in Wilmington (2011 data):

  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: 10 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
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: 8 branches. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company: 7 branches. Info updated 2011/10/11: Bank assets: $20,566.4 mil, Deposits: $17,596.8 mil, headquarters in Raleigh, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 433 total offices, Holding Company: First Citizens Bancshares, Inc.
  • PNC Bank, National Association: 17th Street Branch, Oleander Branch, Market Street Branch, Wilmington Main Branch, Murrayville Branch, Monkey Junction Branch. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • SunTrust Bank: Ogden Branch 536, Hospital Branch 534, South College Road Harris-Teeter Bra, Monkey Junction Wilmington 545, Landfall Branch 530, Oleander Branch 531&537. Info updated 2010/05/27: Bank assets: $171,291.7 mil, Deposits: $129,833.2 mil, headquarters in Atlanta, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1716 total offices, Holding Company: Suntrust Banks, Inc.
  • Bank of America, National Association: Landfall Branch, University Branch, Wilmington Downtown Branch, Sunset Park Branch, Hanover Center Branch, South College Road Branch. 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
  • First Bank: Porter's Neck Branch 16, Hanover Center Branch 2, Monkey Junction Branch 19, Landfall Branch, Wilmington Cooperative Bank Branch. Info updated 2011/01/25: Bank assets: $3,289.4 mil, Deposits: $2,759.1 mil, headquarters in Troy, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 98 total offices, Holding Company: First Bancorp
  • First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Charleston: South College Road-Lowes Food Branch, Oleander Branch, Pine Valley Branch, Cape Fear Bank Branch, Carolina Beach Road Branch. Info updated 2012/02/24: Bank assets: $3,140.4 mil, Deposits: $2,278.8 mil, headquarters in Charleston, SC, negative income in the last year, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 69 total offices
  • TD Bank, National Association: Wilmington Main Branch, Mayfaire Branch, Oleander Drive Branch, North Market Street Branch. Info updated 2010/10/04: Bank assets: $188,912.6 mil, Deposits: $153,149.8 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, 1314 total offices, Holding Company: Toronto-Dominion Bank, The
  • 12 other banks with 17 local branches

For population 15 years and over in Wilmington:

Marital status in Wilmington, NC
  • Never married: 40.8%
  • Now married: 40.0%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 5.1%
  • Divorced: 12.1%

For population 25 years and over in Wilmington:

  • High school or higher: 91.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 43.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 16.2%
  • Unemployed: 8.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.0
North Carolina average:

11.9

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Wilmington
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Wilmington, NC (based on New Hanover County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant45,162124
Mainline Protestant25,47643
Catholic14,6715
Black Protestant6,40834
Other3,77717
Orthodox3752
None106,798-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 44
New Hanover County:

2.31 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
Here:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 13
This county:

0.68 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 76
New Hanover County:

4.00 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 262
This county:

13.78 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.3%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
New Hanover County:

23.8%
North Carolina:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.7%
North Carolina:

15.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

47.6%
State:

48.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

43.6%
North Carolina:

44.6%

Average BMI:
Wilmington:

28.7
State:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

20.4%
North Carolina:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

12.0%
State:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
North Carolina:

6.8

Overweight people:
Wilmington:

31.8%
North Carolina:

33.6%

General health condition:
This city:

54.2%
North Carolina:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Wilmington:

79.2%
North Carolina:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Wilmington, NC Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 249$1,225,312$59,0510$0
Firefighters 207$931,734$54,0140$0
Streets and Highways 78$364,105$56,0161$646
Solid Waste Management 73$216,114$35,5260$0
Police - Other 73$252,374$41,48612$12,451
Parks and Recreation 69$258,290$44,92028$25,098
Sewerage 55$198,892$43,3952$500
Other Government Administration 49$278,901$68,30210$13,532
Financial Administration 42$257,583$73,5952$3,742
Other and Unallocable 24$99,782$49,8910$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 20$92,601$55,5615$4,964
Fire - Other 12$46,939$46,9393$3,009
Judicial and Legal 9$54,006$72,0080$0
Natural Resources 8$33,415$50,1230$0
Totals for Government 968$4,310,048$53,43063$63,942

Wilmington government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $6,218,000 ($52.23)
    Sewerage: $5,442,000 ($45.71)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,149,000 ($18.05)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,056,000 ($8.87)
    General Public Buildings: $502,000 ($4.22)
    Parking Facilities: $195,000 ($1.64)
    Transit Utilities: $163,000 ($1.37)
    Police Protection: $96,000 ($0.81)
    Housing and Community Development: $35,000 ($0.29)
    Central Staff Services: $33,000 ($0.28)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $30,339,000 ($254.85)
    Local Fire Protection: $16,481,000 ($138.44)
    Solid Waste Management: $8,789,000 ($73.83)
    Parks and Recreation: $8,412,000 ($70.66)
    Housing and Community Development: $7,788,000 ($65.42)
    General - Other: $7,093,000 ($59.58)
    Regular Highways: $6,156,000 ($51.71)
    Sewerage: $5,350,000 ($44.94)
    Central Staff Services: $4,978,000 ($41.82)
    General Public Buildings: $3,450,000 ($28.98)
    Transit Utilities: $2,978,000 ($25.02)
    Financial Administration: $2,470,000 ($20.75)
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,271,000 ($19.08)
    Parking Facilities: $2,050,000 ($17.22)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $840,000 ($7.06)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Cash and Deposits: $920,000 ($7.73)
    Benefit Payments: $414,000 ($3.48)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $17,882,000 ($150.21)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Financial Administration: $413,000 ($3.47)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $480,000 ($4.03)
    Local Fire Protection: $276,000 ($2.32)
    Sewerage: $145,000 ($1.22)
    Parks and Recreation: $93,000 ($0.78)
    General Public Building: $61,000 ($0.51)
    Central Staff Services: $52,000 ($0.44)
    Parking Facilities: $28,000 ($0.24)
    Regular Highways: $18,000 ($0.15)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $13,000 ($0.11)
    Housing and Community Development: $7,000 ($0.06)
    Solid Waste Management: $6,000 ($0.05)
    Financial Administration: $3,000 ($0.03)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $561,000 ($4.71)

Wilmington government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $9,928,000 ($83.40)
    Solid Waste Management: $8,997,000 ($75.58)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $4,983,000 ($41.86)
    Parking Facilities: $3,708,000 ($31.15)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,132,000 ($17.91)
    Other: $829,000 ($6.96)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $1,236,000 ($10.38)
    Other: $637,000 ($5.35)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $2,353,000 ($19.77)
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $3,174,000 ($26.66)
    General Revenue - Other: $976,000 ($8.20)
    Fines and Forfeits: $973,000 ($8.17)
    Rents: $229,000 ($1.92)
    Sale of Property: $39,000 ($0.33)
    Interest Earnings: $0 ($0.00)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $10,574,000 ($88.82)
    Highways: $3,602,000 ($30.26)
    Other: $1,283,000 ($10.78)
  • Tax - Property: $55,837,000 ($469.04)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $22,990,000 ($193.12)
    Other License: $8,799,000 ($73.91)
    Other Selective Sales: $3,337,000 ($28.03)
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,325,000 ($11.13)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $323,000 ($2.71)

Wilmington government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $203,990,000 ($1713.55)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $183,570,000 ($1542.02)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $78,935,000 ($663.07)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $58,515,000 ($491.54)

9.54% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($58,656 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.54%
North Carolina average:

7.88%

0.58% of residents moved from foreign countries ($3,679 average AGI)
New Hanover County:

0.58%
North Carolina average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Brunswick County, NC  0.80% ($47,612 average AGI)
from Pender County, NC  0.58% ($41,273)
from Wake County, NC  0.52% ($82,728)


8.21% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($52,782 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.21%
North Carolina average:

7.23%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($125 average AGI)
New Hanover County:

0.03%
North Carolina average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Pender County, NC  0.83% ($49,750 average AGI)
to Brunswick County, NC  0.83% ($44,184)
to Wake County, NC  0.60% ($47,507)
Businesses in Wilmington, NC
NameCountNameCount
AT&T5Kincaid1
Ace Hardware2Kmart1
Advance Auto Parts6Kohl's1
Aeropostale1La-Z-Boy1
American Eagle Outfitters1Lane Bryant1
Ann Taylor2Lane Furniture1
Applebee's1LensCrafters1
Arby's3Little Caesars Pizza3
Ashley Furniture1Lowe's3
Audi1MainStay1
AutoZone3Marriott4
BMW1Marshalls1
Banana Republic1MasterBrand Cabinets22
Barnes & Noble1McDonald's9
Baskin-Robbins2Men's Wearhouse2
Bath & Body Works2Motherhood Maternity1
Baymont Inn1New Balance7
Bed Bath & Beyond1New York & Co1
Best Western1Nike6
Blockbuster3Nissan1
Brookstone1Office Depot1
Budget Car Rental1OfficeMax1
Buffalo Wild Wings2Old Navy1
Burger King6Olive Garden1
CVS9On The Border1
Casual Male XL1Outback1
Catherines1Outback Steakhouse1
Charlotte Russe1Pac Sun1
Chevrolet1Panera Bread1
Chick-Fil-A6Papa John's Pizza5
Chico's1Payless2
Chuck E. Cheese's1Penske1
Church's Chicken1PetSmart1
Cold Stone Creamery1Pier 1 Imports2
Coldwater Creek1Pizza Hut3
ColorTyme1Plato's Closet1
Comfort Inn1Pottery Barn1
Comfort Suites1Quality1
Costco1Quiznos4
Cracker Barrel1RadioShack4
Curves2Ramada1
DHL1Red Robin1
Dairy Queen3Red Roof Inn1
Days Inn1Rite Aid7
Decora Cabinetry2Rooms To Go1
Domino's Pizza9Ruby Tuesday4
DressBarn1Rue211
Dressbarn1Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Dunkin Donuts5SAS Shoes1
Econo Lodge1SONIC Drive-In1
Eddie Bauer1Sam's Club1
Ethan Allen1Sears3
Express2Shoe Carnival1
Extended Stay America1Sleep Inn1
FedEx43Spencer Gifts1
Finish Line1Sprint Nextel2
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Staples2
Foot Locker1Starbucks5
Ford1Subaru1
Forever 211Suburban1
GNC7Subway13
GameStop5Super 81
Gap1T-Mobile8
Goodwill9T.G.I. Driday's1
Gymboree1T.J.Maxx1
H&R Block7Taco Bell4
Hardee's7Talbots2
Havertys Furniture1Target1
Hilton4The Limited1
Holiday Inn3The Room Place1
Home Depot2Toyota1
Honda1Toys"R"Us2
Hot Topic1Travelodge1
Howard Johnson1U-Haul17
Hyundai1U.S. Cellular6
IHOP1UPS54
J. Jill1Vans6
J.Crew1Verizon Wireless5
JCPenney1Victoria's Secret2
Jimmy John's2Volkswagen1
JoS. A. Bank1Waffle House3
Jones New York5Walgreens6
Journeys1Walmart2
Justice2Wingate1
KFC4YMCA1

Strongest AM radio stations in Wilmington:

  • WAAV (980 AM; 5 kW; LELAND, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WLSG (1340 AM; 1 kW; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: FAMILY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WWIL (1490 AM; 1 kW; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: FAMILY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WMYT (1180 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CAROLINA BEACH, NC; Owner: FAMILY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WMFD (630 AM; 1 kW; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: OCEAN BROADCASTING II, LLC)
  • WSMO (1120 AM; 20 kW; CAMP LEJEUNE, NC; Owner: CTC MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WSTK (910 AM; 5 kW; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WFNC (640 AM; 10 kW; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WENC (1220 AM; 5 kW; WHITEVILLE, NC; Owner: DHA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJCV (1290 AM; 5 kW; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: DOWN EAST BROADCASTING CO INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Wilmington:

  • WRQR (104.5 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: OCEAN BROADCASTING II, L.L.C.)
  • WHQR (91.3 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: FRIENDS OF PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • WBNE (93.7 FM; WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC; Owner: SEA-COMM, INC.)
  • WMNX (97.3 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WGNI (102.7 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WDVV (89.7 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: FAMILY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WWIL-FM (90.5 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: FAMILY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WWQQ-FM (101.3 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WKXB (99.9 FM; BURGAW, NC; Owner: SEA-COMM, INC.)
  • W240AS (95.9 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: WILMINGTON CHRISTIAN ACADEMY)
  • WSFM (107.5 FM; SOUTHPORT, NC; Owner: SEA-COMM, INC.)
  • WKXS-FM (94.1 FM; LELAND, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WUIN (106.7 FM; CAROLINA BEACH, NC; Owner: OCEAN BROADCASTING II, LLC)
  • WKOO (98.7 FM; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WQSL (92.3 FM; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WAZO (98.3 FM; OAK ISLAND, NC; Owner: OCEAN BROADCASTING II, L.L.C.)
  • WXQR-FM (105.5 FM; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WKVC (88.9 FM; NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WLTT (106.3 FM; SHALLOTTE, NC; Owner: GARY E. BURNS)
  • WWTB (103.9 FM; TOPSAIL BEACH, NC; Owner: JACKSONVILLE-TOPSAIL RADIO LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Wilmington:

  • WILM-LP (Channel 10; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: WILM, INC.)
  • W51CW (Channel 51; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WUNJ-TV (Channel 39; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WECT (Channel 6; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WPXU-TV (Channel 35; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: PAXSON JACKSONVILLE LICENSE, INC.)
  • W47CK (Channel 47; SHALLOTTE, NC; Owner: CAROLINA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING INC.)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Wilmington: Eugene, Jr. Ashley.

Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Wilmington fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 125Number of bridges
  • 3,901ft / 1,189mTotal length
  • 1,411,534Total average daily traffic
  • 167,499Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,872,420Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic
New bridges in Wilmington, NC - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11910-1919
  • 11930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 71950-1959
  • 141960-1969
  • 51970-1979
  • 141980-1989
  • 81990-1999
  • 522000-2009
  • 222010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Wilmington, NC
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Wilmington)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 647 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 21 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Wilmington, NC)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 162 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 138 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 36 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 751 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Wilmington)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 4 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Wilmington)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 147 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 16 full and 9 partial 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 ORIGINATED161$173,053440$196,0371,836$208,70054$120,1014$868,238378$169,1274$131,213
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED9$143,18034$201,637146$201,3976$113,9601$788,99033$163,3820$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED37$152,59578$209,917557$207,93445$44,9410$0134$144,3483$63,650
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN24$151,75949$251,043377$190,08411$104,3941$21,291,14081$163,1781$109,210
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS7$184,88612$282,08691$212,0725$92,2640$014$150,0440$0

Detailed mortgage data for all 24 tracts in Wilmington, NC

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 15 full and 9 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED62$192,06231$219,56211$150,137
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED16$241,76316$211,2013$175,107
APPLICATIONS DENIED11$174,26310$212,1504$174,880
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN7$179,4434$260,1700$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS4$119,7503$218,6871$117,000
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Wilmington, NC
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Wilmington, NC - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 748. The highest number of fire incidents - 949 took place in 2007, and the least - 611 in 2009. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Wilmington, NC When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (46.5%), and Structure Fires (37.2%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Wilmington, NC
    • 5,90846.5%Outside Fires
    • 4,73637.2%Structure Fires
    • 1,79314.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 2802.2%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Wilmington, NC

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Wilmington, North Carolina:

  • Best Western Carolinian, 2916 Market St, Wilmington, North Carolina 28403 , Phone: (910) 763-4653, Fax: (910) 763-0486
  • Wilmington Hilton, 301 N Water St, Wilmington, North Carolina 28401 , Phone: (910) 763-5900, Fax: (910) 763-0038
  • Fairfield Inn By Marriott, 306 S College Rd, Wilmington, North Carolina 28403 , Phone: (910) 392-6767, Fax: (910) 392-6767
  • Inn At ST Thomas Court, 101 S Second St, Wilmington, North Carolina 28401 , Phone: (910) 343-1800, Fax: (910) 251-1149
  • Days Inn-market ST, 5040 Market St, Wilmington, North Carolina 28405 , Phone: (910) 799-6300, Fax: (910) 791-7414
  • Holiday Inn Wilmington, 5032 Market St, Wilmington, North Carolina 28405 , Phone: (910) 392-1101, Fax: (910) 397-0698
  • Americas Best Value Inn, 2828 Market St, Wilmington, North Carolina 28403 , Phone: (910) 254-1300, Fax: (910) 254-1375
  • Best Western Plus Wilmington/Wrightsville Beach, 5345 W Market St, Wilmington, North Carolina 28405 , Phone: (910) 799-4292, Fax: (910) 799-3994
  • 29 other hotels and motels
All 37 fire-safe hotels and motels in Wilmington, North Carolina
Most common first names in Wilmington, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James1,04271.4 years
Mary94578.1 years
William91272.6 years
John88273.3 years
Robert63671.5 years
George46073.3 years
Charles39471.4 years
Margaret36678.5 years
Joseph32573.6 years
Annie31778.1 years
Most common last names in Wilmington, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith45174.0 years
Johnson38273.6 years
Williams37473.6 years
Brown33074.8 years
Davis28276.1 years
Jones24273.4 years
Moore23274.7 years
King17575.4 years
Lewis17274.7 years
Wilson15373.5 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Wilmington, NC
  • 78.8%Electricity
  • 15.9%Utility gas
  • 2.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.2%Wood
  • 0.2%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Wilmington, NC
  • 91.5%Electricity
  • 7.3%Utility gas
  • 0.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.1%No fuel used


Wilmington compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Wilmington on our top lists:

  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: community and social service occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest city-data.com crime index decrease from 2002 to 2012 (population 50,000+)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most users submitting photos to our site per 10,000 residents (population 50,000+)"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: food preparation and serving related occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in military hospitals or wards for chronically ill (population 1,000+)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest percentage of family households, population 100,000+"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 100 cities with strongest arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services industries (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest house values disparities (population 50,000+)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: accommodation and food services (population 50,000+)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest household incomes disparities (population 50,000+)"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: food preparation and serving related occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 cities that people commute into (largest positive percentage daily daytime population change due to commuting) (population 50,000+)"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of burglaries per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 50,000+)"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest average yearly precipitation (population 50,000+)"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage population increase from 2000 (population 50,000+)"
  • #81 on the list of "Top 100 cities with shortest commuting times (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: education, training, and library occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #96 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: educational services (population 50,000+)"
  • #96 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people having Doctorate degrees (population 50,000+)"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest average weight of females"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
  • #100 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
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