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Wilmington at a Glance

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Introduction

  • Incorporated in 1739
  • Council-Manager form of government
  • 7 Councilmembers
  • Mayor serves a two-year term of office
  • Councilmembers serve staggered four-year terms
  • At-large election format, every two years

Population (July 2008 estimates)

  • City of Wilmington: 101,526
  • New Hanover County: 192,235
  • North Carolina: 9,227,016

Population characteristics (July 2008)

  • White: 72.7%
  • Black: 21.8%
  • Hispanic/Latino: 3.7%
  • Other: 1.8%
  • Male: 47.5%
  • Female: 52.5%
  • Median age: 34.9
  • Land area: 49.29 sq. mi.
  • Municipal density: 3.22 pop/acre
  • Average household size: 2.12 persons
  • Mean travel to work time: 18 minutes
  • Median housing value: $231,000
  • Housing stock: 50,729 units
  • Housing tenure
    • 50.6% owner-occupied
    • 49.4% renter-occupied
    • 11.6% vacant

Property tax rates (per $100 of assessed value)

  • City (2013): 45¢
  • New Hanover County (2013): 55.4¢

Educational attainment (July 2008)

  • Less than 9th grade: 3.6%
  • 9th - 12th grade, no diploma: 10.1%
  • High school graduate (includes GED): 22.2%
  • Some college, no degree: 21.0%
  • Associate's degree: 7.5%
  • Bachelor's degree: 24.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.0%
  • New Hanover County '07-'08 drop out rate: 5.4%
  • North Carolina '07-'08 drop out rate: 4.97%

Economic data (July 2008)

  • Median household income: $39,354
  • Unemployment rate: 4.2%

Vital statistics (2008)

  • New Hanover County births: 2,494
  • New Hanover County deaths: 1,561
  • New Hanover County divorce and annulment rate: 4.5%

Occupational data (2008)

  • Management, professional and related: 35.5%
  • Service: 21.5%
  • Sales and office: 25.2%
  • Farming, fishing and forestry: <1%
  • Construction, extraction, maintenance and repair: 8.4%
  • Production, transportation and material moving: 9.3%

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