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Wilmington, Delaware (DE) Poverty Rate Data
Information about poor and low-income residents


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30.7% of Wilmington, DE residents had an income below the poverty level in 2017, which was 55.8% greater than the poverty level of 13.6% across the entire state of Delaware. Taking into account residents not living in families, 19.1% of high school graduates and 47.7% of non high school graduates live in poverty. The poverty rate was 23.6% among disabled males and 26.7% among disabled females. The renting rate among poor residents was 77.6%. For comparison, it was 43.4% among residents with income above the poverty level.

Poverty rates in Wilmington, DE

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2017:
Wilmington:

30.7%
Whole state:

13.6%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2017:
Wilmington:

17.7%
Whole state:

6.9%

Poverty rate among disabled males:
Wilmington:

23.6%
Delaware:

11.4%
Disability rate in this city among poor males (it is 21.9% among male residents who are not classified as poor):
Wilmington:

29.1%
Delaware:

28.3%

Poverty rate among disabled females:
Wilmington:

26.7%
Delaware:

15.7%
Disability rate in this city among poor females (it is 22.5% among female residents who are not classified as poor):
Wilmington:

29.7%
Delaware:

28.5%

Renting rate in this city among poor and not poor residents:
Residents below poverty level:

77.6%
Residents above poverty level:

43.4%

Poverty by age in Wilmington, DE

Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Wilmington
  • Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Wilmington,DE (percentage below poverty level)
  • 62.0%Under 5 years
  • 0.0%5 years
  • 33.4%6 to 11 years
  • 33.8%12 to 14 years
  • 57.1%15 years
  • 34.6%16 and 17 years
  • 16.7%18 to 24 years
  • 19.0%25 to 34 years
  • 34.6%35 to 44 years
  • 25.0%45 to 54 years
  • 18.4%55 to 64 years
  • 18.5%65 to 74 years
  • 7.2%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Wilmington
  • Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Wilmington,DE (percentage below poverty level)
  • 63.7%Under 5 years
  • 0.0%5 years
  • 51.8%6 to 11 years
  • 21.8%12 to 14 years
  • 50.0%15 years
  • 23.9%16 and 17 years
  • 44.5%18 to 24 years
  • 28.3%25 to 34 years
  • 20.6%35 to 44 years
  • 31.0%45 to 54 years
  • 32.4%55 to 64 years
  • 34.5%65 to 74 years
  • 38.6%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Wilmington, DE
  • Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Wilmington,DE (% below half of poverty level)
  • 18.6%Under 5 years
  • 16.2%5 years
  • 15.9%6 to 11 years
  • 14.3%12 to 14 years
  • 20.9%15 years
  • 12.9%16 and 17 years
  • 15.5%18 to 24 years
  • 9.6%25 to 34 years
  • 7.8%35 to 44 years
  • 7.0%45 to 54 years
  • 7.3%55 to 64 years
  • 4.4%65 to 74 years
  • 3.7%75 years and over

Poverty by race and place of birth in Wilmington, DE

Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Wilmington, DE
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Wilmington, DE (%)
  • 16.2%White
  • 41.5%Black
  • 19.3%American Indian
  • 4.0%Asian
  • 0.0%Native Hawaiian
  • 26.4%Other race
  • 37.5%2+ races
  • 27.7%Hispanic
Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Wilmington, DE
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Wilmington, DE (absolute numbers)
  • 3,052White
  • 17,186Black
  • 23American Indian
  • 45Asian
  • 0Native Hawaiian
  • 905Other race
  • 6242+ races
  • 2,520Hispanic
Poverty status for native-born residents
  • 30.9%Below poverty level
  • 69.1%Above poverty level
Poverty status for foreign-born residents
  • 29.1%Below poverty level
  • 70.9%Above poverty level

Poverty in families in Wilmington, DE

Children below poverty level:
Wilmington, Delaware:

43.5%
State:

18.3%
Poverty rate among high school graduates not in families:
Wilmington:

19.1%
Delaware:

15.0%
Poverty rate among people who did not graduate high school not in families:
Wilmington:

47.7%
Delaware:

35.8%
Poor families by family type
  • 20.9%Married-couple family
  • 14.3%Male, no wife present
  • 64.8%Female, no husband present
Breakdown of poor residents in Wilmington not in families by work experience
  • 2.8%Worked full-time, year-round
  • 29.6%Worked part-time
  • 67.6%Did not work
Breakdown of poor married-couple families by work experience
  • 1.8%Both worked full-time
  • 4.0%One full-time, other part-time
  • 14.8%One full-time, other didn't work
  • 18.5%Both worked part-time
  • 22.2%One part-time, other didn't work
  • 38.6%Both didn't work

Other data

Year house/condo built for residents below and above poverty levels
  • Owners below poverty level
  • 0.0%1999 to 2000
  • 0.7%1995 to 1998
  • 1.7%1990 to 1994
  • 2.1%1980 to 1989
  • 2.5%1970 to 1979
  • 8.8%1960 to 1969
  • 12.8%1950 to 1959
  • 14.0%1940 to 1949
  • 57.4%1939 or earlier
  • Owners above poverty level
  • 0.4%1999 to 2000
  • 1.9%1995 to 1998
  • 2.7%1990 to 1994
  • 6.1%1980 to 1989
  • 3.2%1970 to 1979
  • 6.4%1960 to 1969
  • 13.6%1950 to 1959
  • 15.6%1940 to 1949
  • 50.0%1939 or earlier
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