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Wilmington Population

Wilmington is a city in North Carolina, State of United States, Wilmington population in 2023 is estimated to be 119,524, covers city area of 52.97 sq mi (137.19 sq km), ranks eighth largest city in North Carolina State, 252 two-hundred-fifty-second city in the United States. Wilmington is in New Hanover County, residents live between the ocean and river, with four beach communities just around Wilmington of Fort Fisher, Wrightsville Beach, Carolina Beach and Kure Beach. Wilmington population as per 2020 census is 115,451 compared to 2010 population of 106,476 with the increase number of 8,975 people and growth of 8.4 percent.

Below is the Wilmington population by year:
YearPopulationChange %
2010106,750
2011108,1251.29
2012109,6451.41
2013111,6711.85
2014113,3091.47
2015115,0241.51
2016118,7223.21
2017120,7531.71
2018122,6071.54
2019116,433-5.04
2020115,451-0.84
2021 *117,6421.898
2022 *119,1661.32
2023 *119,5240.31
Source : Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2019, 2020 US Census & 2021 estimates updated


Wilmington Population by Age

According to 2019 US population estimates, Total Wilmington population is 123,728, out of these 56,002 are male, 67,726 are female, The sex ratio of Wilmington is 83. The median age of the Wilmington population is 35.9, Wilmington population by age are, under 18 years is 21,633, 16 years and over is 104,075, 18 years and over is 102,095, 21 years and over is 91,604, 65 years and over is 26,540. 45.3% are male, 54.7% are female, Population of Wilmington by age percent-wise is, 17.5% are under 18 years old, 84.1% are 16 years and over, 82.5% are 18 years and over, 74.0% are 21 years and over, 17.9% are 65 years and over. There are total 60,415 housing units, The voting population of Wilmington are 98,912, out of these 43,964 are male voters, 54,948 are female voters, 44.4% are male, 55.6% are female. Wilmington population in 2022 is estimated to be 119,166, and in 2021 is estimated to be 117,642.

Age GroupPopulationPercent
0 -55,9024.8%
5 - 95,5854.5%
10 - 146,7375.4%
15 - 199,7037.8%
20 - 2415,02712.1%
25 - 3417,93614.5%
35 - 4412,75210.3%
45 - 5412,66310.2%
55 - 597,5076.1%
60 - 647,8236.3%
65 - 7412,80310.3%
75 - 846,5765.3%
85 and over2,7142.2%
Source: 2019 US population by age estimates


Wilmington Population by Race

According to 2019 population of Wilmington by race are:

White Population

White population in Wilmington, North Carolina are 92,956, percentage wise 75.1 percent are whites.

Black Population

Black population in Wilmington, North Carolina are 22,782, percentage wise 18.4 percent are blacks. African American refers to black population in Wilmington, They are Black racial groups of Africa, includes Sub-Saharan African people, Kenyan, Nigerian, Caribbean such as Haitian and Jamaican.

Asian Population

Asian population in Wilmington are 1,080, percentage wise 0.9 percent are asians.

Hispanic Population

Hispanic population in Wilmington, North Carolina are 8,388. Percentage wise 6.8 percent are hispanics, out of these 4,956 are Mexican people, 416 are Puerto Ricans, 222 are Cubans, and 2,794 are other Hispanic or Latinos.

Population by Race123,728Percent
White92,95675.1%
Black or African American22,78218.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native2980.2%
Asian Population1,0800.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1000.1%
Hispanic or Latino8,3886.8%
Mexican4,9564.0%
Puerto Rican4160.3%
Cuban2220.2%
Other Hispanic or Latino2,794
Source: US Census population estimates(2019)


Nativity by Place of Birth

According to 2019 estimates, Wilmington native population is 117,671, out of these 63,938 born in the North Carolina state and 52,969 born in other state in the United States. Foreign born or Population born outside the US are 6,057, out of these 2,515 are Naturalized US citizen, 610 are in Europe, 931 in Asia, 0 in Africa, 752 in Latin America and 63 in Northern America. Non-US Citizens, Total Foreigners living in Wilmington are 3,542, out of these 398 are from Europe, 288 are from Asia, 561 from Africa, 2,162 are from Latin America and 133 are from Northern America.

Nativity by Place of BirthPopulation
Native117,671
Born in state of residence63,938
Born in other state in the United States52,969
Northeast21,883
Midwest7,410
South17,760
West5,916
Born outside the United States764
Puerto Rico0
U.S. Island Areas0
Born abroad of American parent(s)764
Foreign born
Born outside of United States6,057
Naturalized U.S. citizen2,515
Europe610
Asia931
Africa0
Oceania159
Latin America752
Northern America63
Foreigner
Not a U.S. citizen3,542
Europe398
Asia288
Africa561
Oceania0
Latin America2,162
Northern America133
Source: US Census 2019 estimates

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