Introduction to Wilmington, Ohio

Wilmington, Ohio, in Clinton county, is 24 miles SE of Kettering, Ohio (center to center) and 38 miles NE of Cincinnati, Ohio. About 11,921 people live in Wilmington.

Wilmington History

The area now known as Wilmington was originally covered by a dense growth of timber. It was first settled in 1810. The area was named after Wilmington, North Carolina, by its early settlers. Wilmington was incorporated on January 15, 1828. By 1886, two railroads passed through Wilmington. The Wilmington College was established in 1870 by the Society of Friend.

Wilmington and nearby Attractions

  • Cowan Lake State Park
  • Fort Ancient
  • Carillon Historical Park
  • Rocky Fork State Park
  • Huffman MetroPark
  • Stonelick Lake State Park

Things To Do In Wilmington

At Wilmington, you can spend your leisure at David R Williams Memorial Park and Galvin Park. You can also enjoy baseball at the Delaney - Tewksbury Baseball Diamond. You can even plan a trip to the Wilmington Commercial Historic District. It is also worth visiting the Quinn African Methodist Episcopal Church, Saint Anthonys Church, Church of Christ, and Saint Columbkille Catholic Church. You can enjoy shopping at the Wilmington Plaza Shopping Center.

Wilmington Transportation

Air transportation is available from Airborne Airpark.

Wilmington Higher Education

Wilmington College is the local college. The other nearby colleges and universities are Cedarville University, Sinclair Community College, and University of Dayton.


Total Population 12,428
Male Share of the Population 46.4%
Female Share of the Population 53.6%
Senior Citizens 15.5%
Employed Population 16+ 5,020
Age of the Population 35


% of people married 41.8%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 16.1%
Median Earnings25+ $26,561
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $15,978
Median Earnings With High School Degree $24,039


Median Family Income $42,298
% Above Poverty Level 77.1%
% Below Poverty Level 22.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 3.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 6.4%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 38%
Median Gross Rent $687
Median House Value $98,500


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 24%
US/American 0%
English 10.5%
Irish 13.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Wilmington Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 24 miles SE of Kettering, Ohio (center to center)
Nearest Large City 38 miles NE of Cincinnati, Ohio
County Clinton
Standard Zip Codes 45177
Phone Area Codes 937
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.445
Longitude -83.828

Wilmington Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 2.7 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 35 F
Apr Temp 39 to 61 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 42 to 65 F
Annual Precip 41.3 inches
Distance 20.4 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 35 F
Apr Temp 41 to 62 F
Jul Temp 64 to 83 F
Oct Temp 44 to 65 F
Annual Precip 43.3 inches
Distance 27 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 37 F
Apr Temp 39 to 64 F
Jul Temp 62 to 86 F
Oct Temp 40 to 67 F
Annual Precip 39.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bowersville 279 $38,750
Clarksville 592 $48,068
Harveysburg 601 $77,083
Martinsville 406 $35,625
Midland 422 $35,833

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Wilmington Public Libraries

Wilmington Public Library Of Clinton County
268 N. SOUTH ST.
Wilmington, Ohio
(937) 382-2417
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Wilmington Hospitals

(Government - Local)
(937) 382-6611
Emergency Service: Yes

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Student/teacher ratio: 18.3

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