Wilmington is a small city in Delaware with approximately 71,000 residents. The city's residents, at an average age of just over 37, are younger than most cities in Delaware. By a slim 55%-46% margin, renters slightly outnumber homeowners in Wilmington. With a relatively low average rent of $964/month in the city, renting remains an affordable option, particularly compared to other cities in Delaware. Over the course of 12 months, renters in Wilmington will save around $1,500 compared to the state average.
Averaging about 24 minutes, the commute time for Wilmington residents is shorter than the Delaware average of about 27 minutes. Many residents (32%) commute to work by car or truck, while public transit is used by only 5% of the population. A small percentage of residents (3%) walk to work, though the number exceeds the national average.
Compared to the national average, Wilmington has a large percentage of residents older than 25 who have earned a high school degree or equivalent (25%). In addition, 18% have a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree. There are two primary industries in Wilmington: healthcare and retail. Combined, these industries account for 14% of the workforce in the city. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, 7% of the city's population works in sales, making it the top profession in the city. Wilmington workers earn an average annual income of just over $57,000, around $17,000 less than the Delaware average. Wilmington's average income also trails the national average of $73,345.