Wilmington Metro Area

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  5. Wilmington Metro Area Family Information
  6. Wilmington Metro Area Education Information
  7. Wilmington Metro Area Business Information
  8. Wilmington Metro Area Public Benefits Information
  9. Wilmington Metro Area Criminal Information
  10. Wilmington Metro Area Immigration & Civil Rights Information
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Wilmington Metro Area Legal Resources

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Wilmington Metro Area Statistics

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  • Population (2000): 274,532
  • Land Area (2000): 4,984.176 square kilometers
  • Water Area (2000): 1,000.163 square kilometers

Wilmington Metro Area Population By Year


Year  Population Year  Population Year  Population
1999 221,265 2002 241,305 2004 297,880
2000 233,678 2003 290,018 2005 308,288
2001 237,422     2006 321,432

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Houses (2000): 151,845

Wilmington Metro Area Population - Urban/Rural

Urban/Rural Population Percent
 Urban 361,816 65.75%
 Rural, Farm 3,699 0.67%
 Rural, Non-farm 184,782 33.58%

Wilmington Metro Area Real Estate Lawyers provide services for home buying/selling, commercial real estate, leases, landlord tenant, construction, land use and zoning laws. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Wilmington Metro Area Employment Information

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Wilmington Metro Area Labor Force By Month


Year Labor Force  Employed Unemployment
 Total Percent Rate
1990 104,617 99,440 5,177 4.95% 49
1991 108,879 101,249 7,630 7.01% 70
1992 112,658 102,849 9,809 8.71% 87
1993 113,345 103,751 9,594 8.46% 85
1994 115,759 106,755 9,005 7.78% 78
1995 119,081 111,248 7,833 6.58% 66
1996 125,169 118,460 6,709 5.36% 54
1997 129,517 123,762 5,756 4.44% 44
1998 132,181 126,483 5,698 4.31% 43
1999 136,161 131,212 4,950 3.64% 36
2000 142,531 136,892 5,640 3.96% 40
2001 145,392 137,722 7,670 5.28% 53
2002 148,358 138,529 9,829 6.62% 66
2003 151,729 142,584 9,145 6.03% 60
2004 155,936 148,507 7,429 4.76% 48
2005 163,609 156,318 7,290 4.46% 45
2006 172,216 165,410 6,806 3.95% 40
2007 174,643 167,643 7,000 4.01% 40
2008 177,190 167,643 9,547 5.39% 54
Month Labor Force  Employed Unemployment
 Total Percent Rate
Jan 2008 172,774 163,866 8,908 5.16% 52
Feb 2008 172,800 163,885 8,915 5.16% 52
Mar 2008 173,850 165,496 8,354 4.81% 48
Apr 2008 175,557 167,620 7,937 4.52% 45
May 2008 177,907 168,728 9,179 5.16% 52
Jun 2008 179,870 170,031 9,839 5.47% 55
Jul 2008 183,302 172,100 11,202 6.11% 61
Aug 2008 180,347 169,408 10,939 6.07% 61
Sep 2008 178,303 167,650 10,653 5.97% 60
Oct, 2008 -- -- -- --% --
Nov, 2008 -- -- -- --% --
Dec, 2008 -- -- -- --% --

Wilmington Metro Area Employment By Industry


 Male, with percent of employed male population
1. Construction 27,758 19.76%
2. Accommodation and Food Services 9,088 6.47%
3. Public Administration 6,986 4.97%
4. Professional / Scientific / Tech Services 6,468 4.60%
5. Admin, Support, and Waste Management 5,822 4.14%
6. Educational Services 5,138 3.66%
7. Health Care 4,436 3.16%
8. Repair and Maintenance 4,390 3.12%
9. Arts / Entertainment / Recreation 4,332 3.08%
10. Chemical Manufacturing 3,920 2.79%
11. Utilities 3,664 2.61%
12. Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 3,518 2.50%
13. Food and Beverage Stores 3,408 2.43%
14. Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers 3,130 2.23%
15. Truck Transportation 3,068 2.18%
16. Finance and Insurance 2,980 2.12%
17. Building Materials / Hardware / Lawn and Garden Supplies 2,726 1.94%
18. Agriculture / Forestry / Fishing / Hunting 2,202 1.57%
19. Transportation Equipment Manufacturing 2,124 1.51%
20. Electrical Equipment / Appliances / Components Manufacturing 1,894 1.35%
 Female, with percent of employed female population
1. Health Care 18,580 15.17%
2. Educational Services 14,586 11.91%
3. Accommodation and Food Services 11,676 9.53%
4. Professional / Scientific / Tech Services 6,610 5.40%
5. Public Administration 4,982 4.07%
6. Finance and Insurance 4,852 3.96%
7. Social Assistance 4,286 3.50%
8. Construction 4,188 3.42%
9. Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 4,128 3.37%
10. Admin, Support, and Waste Management 4,000 3.27%
11. Department and Other General Stores 3,762 3.07%
12. Food and Beverage Stores 3,534 2.89%
13. Personal and Laundry Services 3,080 2.51%
14. Religious / Grantmaking / Civic / Similar Organizations 2,300 1.88%
15. Arts / Entertainment / Recreation 2,246 1.83%
16. Used Merchandise / Gift / Misc. Stores 1,636 1.34%
17. Clothing and Apparel Including Shoes 1,568 1.28%
18. Pharmacies and Drug Stores 1,306 1.07%
19. Chemical Manufacturing 1,290 1.05%
20. Electrical Equipment / Appliances / Components Manufacturing 1,236 1.01%

Wilmington Metro Area Employment By Job


 Male, with percent of employed male population
1. Other Management Occupations 7,254 5.16%
2. Other Sales and Related Occupations 7,062 5.03%
3. Other Installation / Maintenance 6,740 4.80%
4. Driver / Sales Workers and Truckers 6,566 4.67%
5. Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance 5,928 4.22%
6. Other Production Occupations 5,548 3.95%
7. Carpenters 5,080 3.62%
8. Other Construction Trades 4,930 3.51%
9. Vehicle Mechanics 4,430 3.15%
10. Retail Sales, Not cashiers 4,386 3.12%
11. Sales Reps / Wholesale and Manufact 4,218 3.00%
12. Supervisors / Construction and Extract 3,704 2.64%
13. Recording / Scheduling / Dispatching 3,308 2.35%
14. Engineers 3,244 2.31%
15. Metal Workers and Plastic Workers 3,180 2.26%
16. Top Executives 2,926 2.08%
17. Construction Laborers 2,880 2.05%
18. Laborers and Material Movers / Handlers 2,794 1.99%
19. Cooks and Food Preparation Workers 2,712 1.93%
20. Law Enforcement Workers 2,628 1.87%
 Female, with percent of employed female population
1. Other Office and Admin Support 6,708 5.48%
2. Secretaries and Admins 6,084 4.97%
3. Other Sales and Related Occupations 5,898 4.82%
4. Teachers, Pre/Primary School 5,392 4.40%
5. Retail Sales, Not cashiers 5,376 4.39%
6. Cashiers 5,050 4.12%
7. Other Management Occupations 4,614 3.77%
8. Registered Nurses 4,486 3.66%
9. Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance 4,368 3.57%
10. Informaion and Record Clerks, Not Customer Service 4,346 3.55%
11. Waiters and Waitresses 3,688 3.01%
12. Nursing / Psychiatric / Home Health 3,228 2.64%
13. Bookkeeping / Accounting / Auditing 3,046 2.49%
14. Health Technologists and Technicians 2,998 2.45%
15. Other Teachers / Instructors / Librarians 2,812 2.30%
16. Other Production Occupations 2,526 2.06%
17. Recording / Scheduling / Dispatching 2,366 1.93%
18. Counselors / Social Workers / Etc. 2,336 1.91%
19. Financial Clerks, Non-bookkeeping 2,280 1.86%
20. Child Care Workers 2,252 1.84%

Wilmington Metro Area Hours Worked Per Week In 1999

Hours Per Week  Population Percent
35 or more hours 233,189 52.36%
15-35 hours 57,670 12.95%
1-14 hours 12,979 2.91%
No regular hours 141,549 31.78%

Wilmington Metro Area Time Left For Work

Time  Population Percent
Midnight-4:59 AM 6,080 2.41%
5 AM-5:29 AM 5,465 2.17%
5:30 AM-5:59 AM 8,104 3.21%
6 AM-6:29 AM 19,838 7.87%
6:30 AM-6:59 AM 26,282 10.42%
7 AM-7:29 AM 39,862 15.81%
7:30 AM-7:59 AM 46,242 18.34%
8 AM-8:29 AM 30,730 12.19%
8:30 AM-8:59 AM 13,609 5.40%
9:00 AM-9:59 AM 14,824 5.88%
10:00 AM-10:59 AM 6,604 2.62%
11:00 AM-11:59 AM 2,802 1.11%
Noon-3:59 PM 14,008 5.56%
4 PM-11:59 PM 17,688 7.02%

Wilmington Metro Area Length Of Commute In Minutes

Minutes  Population Percent
Less than 5 8,353 3.31%
5-9 27,758 11.01%
10-14 44,350 17.59%
15-19 48,598 19.27%
20-24 41,383 16.41%
25-29 14,002 5.55%
30-34 32,388 12.85%
35-39 4,817 1.91%
40-44 5,384 2.14%
45-59 12,683 5.03%
60-89 6,675 2.65%
At least 90 5,747 2.28%

Wilmington Metro Area Length Of Commute In Mintues - Public vs. Private Transportation


Minutes  Population (public) Percent  Population (private) Percent
Under 30 976 0.39% 183,468 72.76%
30-44 428 0.17% 42,161 16.72%
45-59 206 0.08% 12,477 4.95%
At least 60 338 0.13% 12,084 4.79%

Wilmington Metro Area Type Of Commute

Type Population Percent
 Bicycle 978 0.38%
 Car / truck / van, carpool 31,088 11.95%
 Car / truck / van, solo 210,957 81.09%
 Motorcycle 266 0.10%
 Other 2,680 1.03%
 Public transportation 1,948 0.75%
 Walked 4,221 1.62%
 Worked at home 8,011 3.08%

Wilmington Metro Area Employment Lawyers handle cases involving employment contracts, severance agreements, OSHA, workers compensation, ADA, race, sex, pregnancy, national-orgin, sexual orientation and age discrimination, sexual harassment, hours & wages and overtime issues. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Wilmington Metro Area Family Information

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Households (2000): 229,506 (536,670 people)
Families (2000): 151,864 (427,920 people)
Families where both partners work (2000): 55,260
People at same address in 1995: 255,832

Wilmington Metro Area Household Income in 1999


Income Population Percent
Under $10,000 24,988 10.87%
$10,000-$14,999 15,626 6.80%
$15,000-$19,999 16,159 7.03%
$20,000-$24,999 16,261 7.07%
$25,000-$29,999 16,697 7.26%
$30,000-$34,999 15,348 6.67%
$35,000-$39,999 14,611 6.35%
$40,000-$44,999 13,465 5.86%
$45,000-$49,999 12,128 5.27%
$50,000-$59,999 21,318 9.27%
$60,000-$74,999 22,609 9.83%
$75,000-$99,999 19,553 8.50%
$100,000-$124,999 9,051 3.94%
$125,000-$149,999 4,476 1.95%
$150,000-$199,999 3,638 1.58%
$200,000 or more 4,022 1.75%

Wilmington Metro Area Household Type

Type Population Percent
 Nonfamily, 1 person 30,326 26.45%
 Family, 2 people 38,310 33.41%
 Nonfamily, 2 people 6,982 6.09%
 Family, 3 people 17,574 15.33%
 Nonfamily, 3 people 1,570 1.37%
 Family, 4 people 12,605 10.99%
 Nonfamily, 4 people 333 0.29%
 Family, 5 people 4,761 4.15%
 Nonfamily, 5 people 73 0.06%
 Family, 6 people 1,387 1.21%
 Nonfamily, 6 people 30 0.03%
 Family, 7 or more people 702 0.61%
 Nonfamily, 7 or more people 22 0.02%

Wilmington Metro Area Household Income Type

Type  Population Percent
Earnings 179,274 28.99%
Interest / Dividend / Rent 77,491 12.53%
Public Assistance 6,291 1.02%
Retirement 47,938 7.75%
Self Employment 31,039 5.02%
Social Security 65,943 10.66%
Supplemental Security 8,896 1.44%
Wage / Salary 170,573 27.59%
Other 30,887 5.00%

Wilmington Metro Area Family Type

Type Population Percent
 No children under 18 75,963 63.10%
 With children under 18 44,414 36.90%

Wilmington Metro Area Marital Status - Male (for those 15+ in 2000)

Type Population Percent
 Divorced 19,478 8.91%
 Married 133,889 61.27%
 Never Married 59,508 27.23%
 Widowed 5,649 2.59%

Wilmington Metro Area Marital Status - Female (for those 15+ in 2000)

Type Population Percent
 Divorced 24,799 10.62%
 Married 133,828 57.32%
 Never Married 48,876 20.93%
 Widowed 25,985 11.13%

Wilmington Metro Area Family Lawyers help clients with family law issues, such as marriage, divorce, domestic partnerships, adoptions, paternity, annulment, child support, custody, division of property, alimony, palimony, restraining orders, spousal support, uncontested divorce and visitation rights. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Wilmington Metro Area Education Information

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Wilmington Metro Area Highest Degree Earned (18 or older)

Degree Population Percent
 Less than 9th grade 20,257 4.68%
 9th-12th grade, no diploma 56,575 13.07%
 High school diploma or equivalent 120,907 27.93%
 Some college, no degree 109,002 25.18%
 Associate degree 29,581 6.83%
 Bachelors degree 70,250 16.23%
 Graduate or professional degree 26,338 6.08%

Wilmington Metro Area Population In School (3 or older)

School Level  In Public School Percent  In Private School Percent Total Percent
Nursery or preschool 4,319 1.57% 4,236 1.54% 8,555 3.12%
Kindergarten 5,836 2.13% 768 0.28% 6,604 2.41%
Grades 1-4 24,564 8.95% 2,961 1.08% 27,525 10.03%
Grades 5-8 24,534 8.94% 2,396 0.87% 26,930 9.81%
Grades 9-12 24,742 9.01% 1,341 0.49% 26,083 9.50%
Undergrad college 30,519 11.12% 2,906 1.06% 33,425 12.18%
Graduate or professional school 2,796 1.02% 540 0.20% 3,336 1.22%
Total 117,310 42.73% 15,148 5.52% 132,458 48.25%

Wilmington Metro Area Education Lawyers represent colleges, school districts, other educational institutions, and students in the practice of education law. They handle issues related to No Child Left Behind, special education, and disability rights. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Wilmington Metro Area Business Information

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Wilmington Metro Area Businesses Changes By Year

Year  Business Births  Business Deaths
2001 970 914
2002 928 761
2003 73 71
2004 72 72

Wilmington Metro Area Business Lawyers provide services for corporations, LLCs, partnerships, contracts, franchising and business litigation. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Wilmington Metro Area Public Benefits Information

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Wilmington Metro Area Above Or Below Poverty Level In 1999

Above/Below Population Percent
 At Or Above Poverty Level 468,816 86.99%
 Below Poverty Level 70,133 13.01%

Wilmington Metro Area Public Benefits Lawyers assess the range of local, state and federal government benefits to which their clients may be entitled and help them apply for such programs, as well as appeal decisions denying such benefits to their clients. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Wilmington Metro Area Criminal Information

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Correctional Institution Population (2000): 1,575

Wilmington Metro Area Crimes Per 1,000 People By Type And Year



Year  Aggravated Assault  Forcible Rape  Murder / Manslaughter  Robbery Total Violent Crimes  Arson  Burglary  Larceny / Theft  Motor Vehicle Theft Total Property Crimes
1999 2.965 0.289 0.063 1.912 5.229 0.000 17.350 33.982 4.727 56.059
2000 2.700 0.355 0.064 1.780 4.900 0.000 17.939 33.593 4.540 56.073
2001 9.675 1.053 0.080 4.161 14.969 0.000 16.772 62.652 10.665 90.089
2002 3.282 0.369 0.050 1.819 5.520 0.000 17.778 37.206 4.571 59.555
2003 2.486 0.266 0.021 1.448 4.220 0.000 17.089 32.001 3.483 52.573
2004 2.887 0.450 0.050 1.198 4.586 0.000 15.130 30.744 3.431 49.305
2005 2.689 0.431 0.042 1.285 4.447 0.000 15.229 28.519 3.863 47.611
2006 2.486 0.411 0.047 1.590 4.533 0.000 14.295 28.077 3.721 46.094

Wilmington Metro Area Crime Index

Year  Index
1999 13,561
2000 14,248
2001 24,943
2002 15,703

Wilmington Metro Area Criminal Lawyers represent defendants in municipal, state and federal criminal proceedings. These lawyers commonly handle cases involving DUI/DWI (drunk driving), drug possession, gun crimes, traffic tickets, violent crimes, sex crimes, theft offenses and white collar crimes. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Wilmington Metro Area Immigration & Civil Rights Information

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Wilmington Metro Area Population By Age

Age Population Percent
0-9 Years 32,201 11.73%
10-19 Years 34,324 12.50%
20-29 Years 38,669 14.09%
30-39 Years 39,823 14.51%
40-49 Years 40,861 14.88%
50-59 Years 35,936 13.09%
60-69 Years 26,567 9.68%
70-79 Years 18,320 6.67%
80-89 Years 6,723 2.45%
90+ Years 1,108 0.40%

Wilmington Metro Area Population - Male/Female

Male/Female Population Percent
 Male 133,999 48.81%
 Female 140,533 51.19%

Wilmington Metro Area Population By Ethnicity

Ethnicity Population Percent
 Caucasian 215,248 78.41%
 African-American 46,996 17.12%
 Hispanic/Latino 6,732 2.45%
 Multiracial 2,341 0.85%
 Asian 1,589 0.58%
 Amerindian 1,232 0.45%
 Other Race 276 0.10%
 Pacific Islander 118 0.04%

Wilmington Metro Area Top Specified Ancestries

Rank Ancestry  Population Percent Of Specified Ancestries
1. English 74,872 18.73%
2. United States Or American 68,237 17.07%
3. German 62,683 15.68%
4. Irish 58,567 14.65%
5. Scotch Irish 22,340 5.59%
6. Italian 20,355 5.09%
7. Scottish 16,379 4.10%
8. French Non-Basque 13,421 3.36%
9. Polish 8,988 2.25%
10. Dutch 7,422 1.86%

Wilmington Metro Area Top Languages Spoken At Home

Rank Language  Population Percent Of Reported Languages
1. Only English 491,765 94.76%
2. Spanish Or Spanish Creole 15,821 3.05%
3. French 2,700 0.52%
4. German 2,290 0.44%
5. Italian 632 0.12%
6. Greek 630 0.12%
7. Chinese 538 0.10%
8. Arabic 426 0.08%
9. Japanese 364 0.07%
10. Tagalog 322 0.06%

Wilmington Metro Area Citizen Type

Type Population Percent
 Citizen by birth 532,716 96.81%
 Naturalized immigrant 6,630 1.20%
 Not a citizen 10,951 1.99%

Wilmington Metro Area Immigration Lawyers help clients navigate through the federal immigration process. They help workers secure temporary visas (H1-B, fiances obtain K-1 visas, and permanent immigrants apply for Green Cards or citizenship. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.
Wilmington Metro Area Civil Rights Lawyers represent clients who have been illegally discriminated against on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability and national origin. If you have suffered employment discrimination, sexual harassment, or have been treated differently by a hotel, restaurant, or other public accommodation, a civil rights lawyer can help you determine whether your rights were violated and what types of redress are available. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


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