Wilmington, North Carolina is a medium-sized city with slightly more than 115,000 residents. Young adults aged 15-24 can expect to feel right at home, as they account for an above-average percentage of the population. Overall, the city's residents, with an average age of just under 39, skew younger than most cities in North Carolina. By a slim 55%-45% margin, renters slightly outnumber homeowners in Wilmington. At $929/month, the average rent is roughly on par with the state average.
Wilmington has a relatively high concentration of residents older than 25 with a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree (27%) compared to the national average (21%). There are three primary industries in Wilmington: entertainment, retail, and healthcare. Together, these industries make up 22% of the workforce in the city. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many workers in these industries are in sales, making it the top field in the city. Wilmington workers earn an average annual income of just under $63,000, slightly less than the average North Carolina resident. The city's average income also falls below the national average of $73,345.
Averaging about 20 minutes, the commute time for Wilmington residents is faster than the North Carolina average of about 25 minutes. Driving is the most common way to get to work, chosen by 42% of workers, while public transportation isn't widely used. A small percentage of residents walk to work.