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Wilmington, NC Metro Area


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2022 population: 300,658   ( 45,774 from 2010)
Land area: 1063.5 square miles
Population density: 282.7 persons per square mile

2022 Census data
White:231,756 77.08% 19.3%
Black:36,86312.26% 4.7%
Indian:1,2130.40% 17.2%
Asian:4,1261.37% 53.0%
2+ races:6,1642.05% 55.9%
Hispanic:20,5366.83% 47.6%
Total non-White:68,90222.92% 13.5%

2020-2022 ComponentsNumberRate
Births:6,207 10.9
Deaths:7,11212.4
Net Migration: 15,08726.4
Net Immigration: 4800.8
Change in White population:37,557 14.7
Change in Non-White pop.:8,217 3.2




Race Breakdown with Components of Population Change

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Year:
Total population:
White:
Black:
Indian:
Asian:
2+ races:
Hispanic:
Total non-White:

2010
254,884
194,19976.19%
38,67715.17%
1,0350.41%
2,6961.06%
3,9531.55%
13,9105.46%
60,68523.81%

2000
201,389
155,89477.41%
36,53718.14%
7590.38%
1,4990.74%
1,7200.85%
4,7722.37%
45,49522.59%

1990
149,139
114,21776.58%
32,67121.91%
6320.42%
6760.45%
n/a
9430.63%
34,92223.42%

1980
125,686
93,26274.20%
30,79624.50%
2690.21%
4170.33%
n/a
9210.73%
32,42425.80%

1970
101,145
73,86173.02%
26,51926.22%
1470.15%
1460.14%
n/a
3990.39%
27,284 26.98%

Decade:
Components:
Births:
Deaths:
Net Migration:
Net Immigration:
Change in White population:
Change in Non-White pop.:

2000's
NumberRate
25,657 12.7
17,5128.7
35,86417.8
3,1571.6
38,305 19.0
15,190 7.5
1990's
NumberRate
22,913 15.4
15,41310.3
34,85223.4
7730.5
41,677 27.9
10,573 7.1
1980's
NumberRate
18,169 14.5
11,904 9.5
17,853 14.2
n/a
20,955 16.7
2,498 2.0
1970's
NumberRate
n/a
n/a
15,346 15.2
n/a
19,401 19.2
5,140 5.1

Age, Family & Household Data for Wilmington, NC Metro Area

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Year:
 
Median Age:
Under 18:
Voting Age Population:
Over 65:
Households:
Persons Per HH:
Families (%HH):
Married Couples (%Fams):
Single Mothers (%Fams):
Non-Family (%HH):

2022
NumberPercent
40.7
54,756 18.2%
245,902 81.8%
53,342 17.7%
123,233
2.29
71,430 58.0%
55,996 78.4%
5,827 8.2%
51,803 42.0%

2010
NumberPercent
38.1
52,302 20.5%
202,582 79.5%
35,978 14.1%
106,379
2.32
64,537 60.7%
47,373 73.4%
7,181 11.1%
41,842 39.3%

2000
NumberPercent
36.8
43,007 21.4%
158,382 78.6%
26,234 13.0%
84,298
2.32
53,788 63.8%
42,113 78.3%
5,259 9.8%
30,510 36.2%

1990
NumberPercent
34.3
34,405 23.1%
114,734 76.9%
19,178 12.9%
59,081
2.46
40,956 69.3%
31,855 77.8%
4,251 10.4%
18,125 30.7%

1980
NumberPercent
30.4
35,560 28.3%
90,126 71.7%
13,054 10.4%
45,319
2.72
34,091 75.2%
27,442 80.5%
3,482 10.2%
11,228 24.8%

2022 Housing Data for Wilmington, NC Metro Area

Housing Data
 Number%
Housing Units144,908 
Median Value$303,449 
Occupied123,23385.0%
Vacant21,67515.0%
Owned78,66763.8%
Rented44,56636.2%
Median Rent$1,205 
Single-Family Units97,96967.6%
    Detached91,52863.2%
    Attached6,4414.4%
Buldings with 5+ Units27,19918.8%
Mobile Homes9,6086.6%

2022 Income & Employment Data for Wilmington, NC Metro Area

Household Income
RangeNumber%
Less than $10,0007,2125.9%
$10,000 to $14,9994,7243.8%
$15,000 to $19,9994,0443.3%
$20,000 to $24,9994,9714.0%
$25,000 to $29,9994,7643.9%
$30,000 to $34,9994,0703.3%
$35,000 to $39,9994,1113.3%
$40,000 to $44,9995,1564.2%
$45,000 to $49,9994,9404.0%
$50,000 to $59,99910,7768.7%
$60,000 to $74,99911,2969.2%
$75,000 to $99,99915,13412.3%
$100,000 to $124,99912,70810.3%
$125,000 to $149,9998,9357.3%
$150,000 to $199,9999,2627.5%
$200,000 or more11,1309.0%
Median Household Income68,840 
Per Capita Income42,051 
Cost of Living Index   (100 = average)
Compared to U.S.91 
Welfare Households
 Number%
SSI4,9504.0%
Public Assistance1,8931.5%
Public Asst. or Food Stamps12,74010.3%
Labor Force, Ages 25-64
 Number%
Employed126,72671.8%
Unemployed6,8973.9%
In Armed Forces9670.5%
Total Labor Force134,59076.3%
Not in Labor Force41,84423.7%
Real Unemployment Rate 27.6%
Class of Worker
 MaleFemale% Male
Private Sector49,45444,73052.5%
Non-Profit3,8006,92235.4%
Self-Employed11,9018,41558.6%
Local Government3,5105,24340.1%
State Government2,5674,63135.7%
Federal Government1,8411,07463.2%
Total Private + Self61,35553,14553.6%
Total Non-Profit + Govt.11,71817,87039.6%
Total73,07371,01550.7%
Pct. Govt.13.1%  
Occupation
 Number%
Management, Business, Science, Arts25,92417.9%
Sales and Office Occupations30,74721.2%
Professional, Technical35,09124.2%
Service Occupations26,03218.0%
Farming, Forestry, Fishing6770.5%
All others26,95418.6%
White Collar 63.4%
Industry
 Number%
Health care and social assistance20,07672.4%
Retail trade18,05965.1%
Accommodation and food services12,84346.3%
Educational services12,73245.9%
Professional, scientific, technical12,50345.1%
Construction11,26840.6%
Manufacturing9,77335.2%
Other services8,32830.0%
Administrative, support, waste mgmt.6,57323.7%
Finance and insurance6,36322.9%
Public administration5,34019.3%
Transportation and warehousing4,00814.5%
Real estate and rental and leasing3,96614.3%
Information3,53012.7%
Arts, entertainment, recreation3,48112.6%
Wholesale trade2,84310.2%
Utilities1,6966.1%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting1,1124.0%
Mining, quarrying, oil/gas extraction1450.5%
Management1090.4%

2022 Ancestry, Citizenship & Language Data for Wilmington, NC Metro Area

Hispanic Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Mexican7,8392.71%
Puerto Rican2,6860.93%
Cuban9650.33%
Dominican3260.11%
Total Central American4,0361.39%
Costa Rican710.02%
Guatemalan6730.23%
Honduran1,9650.68%
Nicaraguan300.01%
Panamanian1360.05%
Salvadoran1,1280.39%
Other Central American330.01%
Total South American1,1020.38%
Argentinean1090.04%
Bolivian00.00%
Chilean1550.05%
Colombian4410.15%
Ecuadorian40.00%
Paraguayan00.00%
Peruvian760.03%
Uruguayan00.00%
Venezuelan3170.11%
Other South American00.00%
Other Hispanic1,7070.59%
Asian Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Korean1,0620.37%
Chinese6500.22%
Filipino4340.15%
Indian3370.12%
Japanese1860.06%
Vietnamese1500.05%
Indonesian1270.04%
Taiwanese660.02%
Burmese630.02%
Language Spoken at Home
LanguageNumber%
English256,27392.9%
Spanish13,0434.7%
Other Indo-European1,6630.6%
Korean8290.3%
French, Haitian, Cajun8160.3%
German, other Germanic6550.2%
Other Asian5970.2%
Russian, Polish, other Slavic5190.2%
Arabic4890.2%
Ancestry
CountryNumber%
English37,89413.1%
German33,04811.4%
Irish32,12711.1%
Italian16,2235.6%
American15,7925.5%
Scottish8,1332.8%
Polish6,9032.4%
Scotch-Irish6,1142.1%
European5,9302.0%
French5,3741.9%
Dutch2,3530.8%
Swedish2,2000.8%
British2,1570.7%
Welsh2,1090.7%
Norwegian1,9210.7%
Citizenship & Nativity
 Number%
U.S. citizen281,97497.3%
Not a citizen7,7522.7%
Native275,35195.0%
Foreign-born14,3755.0%

2022 Educational Attainment Data for Wilmington, NC Metro Area

Educational Attainment, Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years9-12 YearsH.S. Grad or GEDSome CollegeBach. DegreeGrad Degree
5,104 2.5%9,407 4.7%42,545 21.0%63,787 31.6%53,208 26.3%28,089 13.9%
  Average years of education: 14.1
Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years 5,104 2.5%
9-12 Years 9,407 4.7%
H.S. Grad or GED 42,545 21.0%
Some College 63,787 31.6%
Bach. Degree 53,208 26.3%
Grad Degree 28,089 13.9%
Average years of education: 14.1

Source for the above data: U.S. Census Bureau / American Community Survey (5 year-estimates)


Historical Labor Force Data for Wilmington, NC Metro Area

Labor Force Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
YearLabor
Force
EmployedUnemployedUnemp.
Rate
State
Avg.
1990 158,656 151,498 7,158 4.5%
1991 165,850 155,126 10,724 6.5%
1992 171,324 157,734 13,590 7.9%
1993 170,646 157,818 12,828 7.5%
1994 174,624 162,528 12,096 6.9%
1995 179,642 169,344 10,298 5.7%
1996 188,890 180,076 8,814 4.7%
1997 194,684 186,794 7,890 4.1%
1998 197,134 189,206 7,928 4.0%
1999 201,972 195,018 6,954 3.4%
2000 214,358 206,304 8,054 3.8%
2001 218,988 207,736 11,252 5.1%
2002 221,146 206,046 15,100 6.8%
2003 227,050 213,170 13,880 6.1%
2004 231,574 220,426 11,148 4.8%
2005 241,172 230,240 10,932 4.5%
2006 250,928 240,698 10,230 4.1%
2007 256,488 245,792 10,696 4.2%
2008 260,682 246,716 13,966 5.4%
2009 260,936 234,850 26,086 10.0%
2010 265,050 238,742 26,308 9.9%
2011 265,658 239,412 26,246 9.9%
2012 269,724 244,942 24,782 9.2%
2013 269,574 249,068 20,506 7.6%
2014 271,692 255,506 16,186 6.0%
2015 278,510 263,412 15,098 5.4%
2016 284,918 271,152 13,766 4.8%
2017 294,292 281,836 12,456 4.2%
2018 299,054 287,214 11,840 4.0%
2019 305,426 294,470 10,956 3.6%
2020 297,680 276,470 21,210 7.1%
2021 303,174 290,066 13,108 4.3%
2022 320,582 309,964 10,618 3.3%
Link: Information about the TRUE unemployment rate from shadowstats.com