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Overview

Introduction to Wilmington, Delaware

Wilmington, Delaware, in New Castle county, is 24 miles SW of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The city is part of the Wilmington - Newark metropolitan statistical area (MSA).

Wilmington History

The area which is now recognized as Wilmington was originally colonized by the settlers from Sweden in the year 1638. The Dutch took over from the Swedes and renamed the area as Altena. With the beginning of British colonization in the year 1664, the area came under the British rule. A borough charter was granted by King George II in 1739; this changed the name of the city to Wilmington. It is considered to be named after Spencer Compton, the Earl of Wilmington.

Wilmington and nearby Attractions

  • Brandywine Shopping Center
  • Wilmington Industrial Park
  • Brown Park
  • Business History & Technology Museum
  • Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts

Things To Do In Wilmington

The city of Wilmington has several notable tourist attractions that one can visit including the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Arden Craft Shop Museum, Business History & Technology Museum, and the Historical Society of Delaware; these are all notable for their historical significance. There are also parks that one can visit like Christina Park, Speakman Park, and the Rodney Square. Tourists can have some fun shopping at the Brandywine Shopping Center in Wilmington.

Wilmington Transportation

Air transportation facilities are provided by the New Castle County airport.

Wilmington Higher Education

There are many institutions offering high education to the residents of Wilmington including Delaware College of Art and Design, Widener University - Delaware campus, Goldey - Beacom College, and Harrison Career Institute - Wilmington.

Demographics

People

Total Population71,502
Male Share of the Population46.8%
Female Share of the Population53.2%
Senior Citizens12.8%
Employed Population 16+30,802
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married24.7%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher27%
Median Earnings25+$31,931
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,799
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,063

Wealth

Median Family Income$47,299
% Above Poverty Level73.9%
% Below Poverty Level26.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home3.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work7.1%
% Using Public Transportation12.8%

Housing

People Living Alone38.5%
Median Gross Rent$925
Median House Value$162,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)64.3%
Irish8.3%
Italian6.1%
German5.9%
English3.5%
Polish2.2%
West Indian1.1%
African0.9%
Jamaican0.9%
French Except Basque0.7%
Scottish0.6%
Russian0.4%
Swedish0.4%
Welsh0.3%
Norwegian0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Czech0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Dutch0.2%
Greek0.2%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Arab0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Guyanese0.1%
Romanian0.1%
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Wilmington Almanac

CategoryValue
County New Castle County
Standard Zip Codes19801, 19802, 19806, 19803, 19805, 19807, 19808, 19810, 19804, 19809
P.O. Box Zip Codes19850, 19880, 19899
Company Zip Codes19885, 19886, 19890, 19891, 19892, 19893, 19894, 19895, 19896, 19897, 19898, 19884
Phone Area Codes302
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude39.73
Approximate Longitude-75.54

Wilmington Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationWILMINGTON NEW CASTLE AP
Distance6.2 miles
Jan Temp24 to 39 F
Apr Temp42 to 63 F
Jul Temp67 to 86 F
Oct Temp46 to 66 F
Annual Precip42.8 inches
StationMARCUS HOOK
Distance8.5 miles
Jan Temp28 to 40 F
Apr Temp46 to 63 F
Jul Temp70 to 88 F
Oct Temp50 to 65 F
Annual Precip40.6 inches
StationNEWARK UNIVERSITY FARM
Distance11.3 miles
Jan Temp24 to 42 F
Apr Temp41 to 66 F
Jul Temp65 to 88 F
Oct Temp44 to 68 F
Annual Precip45.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Arden485$90,625
Bellefonte1,253$86,979
Elsmere6,137$50,150
New Castle5,372$75,673
Newark32,941$91,048
Newport1,075$38,500

Wilmington Hospitals

Wilmington Veterans Affairs Medical Center
(Government - Federal)
1601 Kirkwood Hwy
Select Specialty Hospital Of Wilmington
(Proprietary)
701 N Clayton St
Alfred I. Dupont Hospital For Children
(Non-profit)
1600 Rockland Rd
Christiana Care-wilmington Hospital
(Non-profit)
501 W 14th St
St. Francis Hospital
(Non-profit)
701 N Clayton St

Wilmington Public Schools

Academia Antonia Alonso
1200 N. French Street
ZIP: 19801
(302) 660-3743
Primary
Total Enrollment 221
Bancroft Elementary School
700 North Lombard Street
ZIP: 19801
(302) 429-4102
Primary
Total Enrollment 401
Delaware Design-lab High School
519 North Market Street
ZIP: 19801
(302) 660-1190
Elbert-palmer Elementary School
1210 Lobdell Street
ZIP: 19801
(302) 429-4188
Primary
Total Enrollment 257
First State Montessori Academy
1000 North French Street
ZIP: 19801
(302) 576-1500
Primary
Total Enrollment 230
Howard High School Of Technology
401 East 12th Street
ZIP: 19801
(302) 571-5400
High
Total Enrollment 940
Kuumba Academy Charter School
519 North Market Street
ZIP: 19801
(302) 472-6450
Primary
Total Enrollment 424
Pyle (sarah) Academy
501 North Lombard Street
ZIP: 19801
(302) 429-4158
High
Total Enrollment 104
Stubbs (frederick Douglass) Elementary School
1100 North Pine Street
ZIP: 19801
(302) 429-4175
Primary
Total Enrollment 310
The Delaware Met
100 West 10th Street Suite 403
ZIP: 19801
(302) 660-3938
Delaware College Preparatory Academy
510 West 28th Street
ZIP: 19802
(302) 762-7424
Primary
Total Enrollment 190
Dupont (pierre S.) Middle School
701 West 34th Street
ZIP: 19802
(302) 762-7146
Middle
Total Enrollment 951
East Side Charter School
3000 North Claymont Street
ZIP: 19802
(302) 762-5834
Primary
Total Enrollment 418
Edison (thomas A.) Charter School
2200 North Locust Street
ZIP: 19802
(302) 778-1101
Primary
Total Enrollment 745
Harlan (david W. ) Elementary School
3601 Jefferson Street
ZIP: 19802
(302) 762-7156
Primary
Total Enrollment 393
Moyer (maurice J.) Academy
610 East 17th Street
ZIP: 19802
(302) 428-9501
Other
Total Enrollment 208
Prestige Academy
1121 Thatcher Street
ZIP: 19802
(302) 762-3240
Middle
Total Enrollment 246
Shortlidge (evan G.) Academy
100 West 18th Street
ZIP: 19802
(302) 651-2710
Primary
Total Enrollment 315
Warner Elementary School
801 West 18th Street
ZIP: 19802
(302) 651-2740
Primary
Total Enrollment 529
Brandywine High School
1400 Foulk Road
ZIP: 19803
(302) 479-1600
High
Total Enrollment 906
Carrcroft Elementary School
503 Crest Road
ZIP: 19803
(302) 762-7165
Primary
Total Enrollment 501
Lombardy Elementary School
412 Foulk Road
ZIP: 19803
(302) 762-7190
Primary
Total Enrollment 540
Springer Middle School
2220 Shipley Road
ZIP: 19803
(302) 479-1621
Middle
Total Enrollment 881
Central School (the)
1621 Telegraph Road
ZIP: 19804
(302) 992-5550
Other
Total Enrollment 108
Conrad Schools Of Science
201 Jackson Avenue
ZIP: 19804
(302) 992-5545
Other
Total Enrollment 1215
Delaware Military Academy
112 Middleboro Road
ZIP: 19804
(302) 998-0745
High
Total Enrollment 569
Delcastle Technical High School
1417 Newport Road
ZIP: 19804
(302) 995-8100
High
Total Enrollment 1588
Richardson Park Elementary School
16 Idella Avenue
ZIP: 19804
(302) 992-5570
Primary
Total Enrollment 479
Richardson Park Learning Center
99 Middleboro Road
ZIP: 19804
(302) 992-5574
Primary
Total Enrollment 303
Richey Elementary School
105 East Highland Avenue
ZIP: 19804
(302) 992-5535
Primary
Total Enrollment 405
Stanton Middle School
1800 Limestone Road
ZIP: 19804
(302) 992-5540
Middle
Total Enrollment 616
Baltz (austin D.) Elementary School
1500 Spruce Avenue
ZIP: 19805
(302) 992-5560
Primary
Total Enrollment 633
Bayard Middle School
200 South Dupont Street
ZIP: 19805
(302) 429-4118
Middle
Total Enrollment 467
Douglass School
1800 Prospect Road
ZIP: 19805
(302) 429-4146
Other
Total Enrollment 73
Odyssey Charter School
201 Bayard Ave
ZIP: 19805
(302) 655-5760
Primary
Total Enrollment 933
Pulaski (casimir) Elementary School
1300 Cedar Street
ZIP: 19805
(302) 429-4136
Primary
Total Enrollment 425
Highlands Elementary School
2100 Gilpin Avenue
ZIP: 19806
(302) 651-2715
Primary
Total Enrollment 368
Lewis (william C.) Dual Language Elementary School
920 North Van Buren Street
ZIP: 19806
(302) 651-2695
Primary
Total Enrollment 470
Calloway (cab) School Of The Arts
100 North Dupont Road
ZIP: 19807
(302) 651-2700
Other
Total Enrollment 935
Charter School Of Wilmington
100 North Dupont Road
ZIP: 19807
(302) 651-2727
High
Total Enrollment 972
Dupont (alexis I.) High School
50 Hillside Road
ZIP: 19807
(302) 651-2626
High
Total Enrollment 1108
Brandywine Springs School
2916 Duncan Road
ZIP: 19808
(302) 636-5681
Primary
Total Enrollment 1105
Dickinson (john) High School
1801 Milltown Road
ZIP: 19808
(302) 992-5500
High
Total Enrollment 702
Gateway Lab School
2501 Centerville Road
ZIP: 19808
(302) 633-4091
Primary
Total Enrollment 212
Heritage Elementary School
2815 Highlands Lane
ZIP: 19808
(302) 454-3424
Primary
Total Enrollment 605
Linden Hill Elementary School
3415 Skyline Drive
ZIP: 19808
(302) 454-3406
Primary
Total Enrollment 837
Marbrook Elementary School
2101 Centerville Road
ZIP: 19808
(302) 992-5555
Primary
Total Enrollment 539
Mckean (thomas) High School
301 Mckennan's Church Road
ZIP: 19808
(302) 992-5520
High
Total Enrollment 796
Mote (anna P.) Elementary School
2110 Edwards Avenue
ZIP: 19808
(302) 992-5565
Primary
Total Enrollment 577
Skyline Middle School
2900 Skyline Drive
ZIP: 19808
(302) 454-3410
Middle
Total Enrollment 874
Mount Pleasant Elementary School
500 Duncan Road
ZIP: 19809
(302) 762-7120
Primary
Total Enrollment 764
Mount Pleasant High School
5201 Washington Street Extensi
ZIP: 19809
(302) 762-7125
High
Total Enrollment 1120
Bush (charles W.) Pre-school
2523 Berwyn Road
ZIP: 19810
(302) 479-1617
Primary
Total Enrollment 148
Concord High School
2501 Ebright Road
ZIP: 19810
(302) 475-3951
High
Total Enrollment 1086
Forwood Elementary School
1900 Westminster Drive
ZIP: 19810
(302) 475-3956
Primary
Total Enrollment 411
Hanby Elementary School
2523 Berwyn Road
ZIP: 19810
(302) 479-2220
Primary
Total Enrollment 562
Lancashire Elementary School
2000 Naamans Road
ZIP: 19810
(302) 475-3990
Primary
Total Enrollment 559
Talley Middle School
1110 Cypress Road
ZIP: 19810
(302) 475-3976
Middle
Total Enrollment 666
First State School
501 West 14th Street
ZIP: 19899
(302) 428-5845
Other
Total Enrollment 22
First State Military Academy
112 Middleboro Rd
ZIP: 19901
(302) 735-4000

Wilmington Private Schools

Bank Of America Child Developmental Ctr Wilmington
1000 N French St
ZIP: 19801
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
Elementary Workshop Montessori School
502 N Pine St
ZIP: 19801
Elementary
Total Enrollment 23
St Michael's School & Nursery
700 N Walnut St
ZIP: 19801
Elementary
Total Enrollment 42
St Peter Cathedral School
310 W 6th St
ZIP: 19801
Elementary
Total Enrollment 178
Beacon Of Hope Christian Academy
4003 N Market St
ZIP: 19802
Elementary
Total Enrollment 8
Salesianum School
1801 N Broom St
ZIP: 19802
Secondary
Total Enrollment 981
Sharon Temple Adventist Elementary School
2001 N Washington St
ZIP: 19802
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
Urban Promise School
2401 Thatcher St
ZIP: 19802
Elementary
Total Enrollment 51
Albert Einstein Academy
101 Garden Of Eden Rd
ZIP: 19803
Elementary
Total Enrollment 46
City Gates Academy
7 Mount Lebanon Rd
ZIP: 19803
Elementary
Total Enrollment 36
Concord Preschool & Childcare
1800 Fairfax Blvd
ZIP: 19803
Elementary
Total Enrollment 8
Educational Enrichment Center
730 Halstead Rd
ZIP: 19803
Elementary
Total Enrollment 7
Faith Preschool & Child Care
720 Marsh Rd
ZIP: 19803
Elementary
Total Enrollment 8
Immaculate Heart Of Mary
1000 Shipley Rd
ZIP: 19803
Elementary
Total Enrollment 496
St Mary Magdalen School
9 Sharpley Rd
ZIP: 19803
Elementary
Total Enrollment 498
The Pilot School
100 Garden Of Eden Rd
ZIP: 19803
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 148
Wilmington Friends School
101 School Rd
ZIP: 19803
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 709
All Saints Catholic School
907 New Rd
ZIP: 19805
Elementary
Total Enrollment 472
Harvest Christian Academy - Wilmington
2205 Lancaster Ave
ZIP: 19805
Elementary
Total Enrollment 103
High Road School Of Delaware
2002 Rodman Rd
ZIP: 19805
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 23
Nativity Preparatory School Of Wilmington
1515 Linden St
ZIP: 19805
Elementary
Total Enrollment 42
St Anthony Of Padua Grade School
1715 W 9th St
ZIP: 19805
Elementary
Total Enrollment 244
St Elizabeth Elementary School
1500 Cedar St
ZIP: 19805
Elementary
Total Enrollment 304
Zion Early Education Center
2101 Lancaster Ave
ZIP: 19805
Elementary
Total Enrollment 5
Padua Academy
905 N Broom St
ZIP: 19806
Secondary
Total Enrollment 596
St Ann School
2006 Shallcross Ave
ZIP: 19806
Elementary
Total Enrollment 264
Tower Hill School
2813 W 17th St
ZIP: 19806
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 708
Ursuline Academy (pk-12)
1106 Pennsylvania Ave
ZIP: 19806
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 482
Centreville School
6201 Kennett Pike
ZIP: 19807
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 83
The Tatnall School
1501 Barley Mill Rd
ZIP: 19807
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 614
Developing Minds Preschool And Learning Center
2106 Saint James Church Rd
ZIP: 19808
Elementary
Total Enrollment 13
Limestone Hills Day School
5671 Ocheltree Ln
ZIP: 19808
Elementary
Total Enrollment 3
St John The Beloved School
905 Milltown Rd
ZIP: 19808
Elementary
Total Enrollment 573
St Mark's High School
2501 Pike Creek Rd
ZIP: 19808
Secondary
Total Enrollment 1077
Tutor Time Learning Centers
5305 Limestone Rd
ZIP: 19808
Elementary
Total Enrollment 8
Children S House Montessori
2848 Grubb Rd
ZIP: 19810
Elementary
Total Enrollment 8
Concord Christian Academy
2510 Marsh Rd
ZIP: 19810
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 174
Kinder Care Learning Center Naamans
2018c Naamans Rd
ZIP: 19810
Elementary
Total Enrollment 2
St Edmond's Academy
2120 Veale Rd
ZIP: 19810
Elementary
Total Enrollment 217
Wilmington Montessori School
1400 Harvey Rd
ZIP: 19810
Elementary
Total Enrollment 132
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