Wilmington

Wilmington

An enchanting gateway to the Cape Fear Coast, rich with history and vibrance

Welcome to Wilmington, NC

Nestled beside the sparkling Cape Fear River, Wilmington, NC, offers an entrancing blend of cultural richness and coastal elegance. The city welcomes its residents with graceful oak-lined streets, magnificent architecture, and the beguiling beauty of nearby pristine beaches. A stroll along the Historic District unveils the charm of a bygone era, seamlessly intertwined with modern sophistication.
 
The alluring Riverwalk that traces the Cape Fear River's edge is more than a scenic path; it's the city's lifeline, a bustling promenade filled with art galleries, distinctive boutiques, and inviting cafes. Wilmington beckons with the allure of the ocean's embrace, a promise of serenity, and an endless array of vibrant experiences.
 

What to Love

  • Gateway to famed Cape Fear Coast beaches.
  • Rich WWII naval combat history at the Battleship North Carolina.
  • Downtown’s Historic District offers exquisite dining and shopping.
  • Riverwalk's lively ambiance is lined with galleries and eateries.

Local Lifestyle

Life in Wilmington pulses with the rhythm of the river and the serenade of ocean waves. Residents revel in a lifestyle that celebrates culture, nature, and gastronomy. Whether enjoying a leisurely afternoon at Wrightsville Beach or soaking in the vibrant art scene downtown, the city offers endless opportunities to indulge in life's pleasures. The connection to the sea resonates deeply, creating a unique harmony that both invigorates and calms. The maritime allure is ever-present, painting daily life with shades of coastal elegance and joy.
 

Dining and Entertainment

In Wilmington, dining transcends mere sustenance; it becomes an art form. Kipos is synonymous with culinary excellence, setting the stage for an unforgettable gastronomic journey. El Mana Restaurant charms with innovative flavors, while Ceviche’s offers a taste of the ocean's bounty.
 
Brasserie Du Soleil presents a French-inspired feast, and Blueberry's Grill creates the perfect prelude or epilogue to a day of upscale shopping at Mayfaire Town Center and Lumina Station. Wilmington's dining landscape is a tapestry of taste woven with creativity and passion.
 

Things to Do

The majestic Battleship North Carolina invites you to a thrilling exploration of naval history. It stands as a symbol of Wilmington's enduring connection to the sea and a tribute to those who served.
 
Equally enchanting is a visit to Airlie Gardens, Bellamy Mansion Museum, or a leisurely walk along the Riverwalk, with its chic cafes and boutiques. The nearby Port City Marina offers maritime adventures, connecting you with the pulsing heart of Wilmington's coastal allure.
 

Schools

  • Landfall.
Wilmington, NC, is more than a place to live; it's a celebration of coastal beauty, historical richness, and a vibrant lifestyle. Come and be a part of this enchanting coastal gem.

Overview for Wilmington, NC

115,976 people live in Wilmington, where the median age is 37.4 and the average individual income is $38,890. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

115,976

Total Population

37.4 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$38,890

Average individual Income

Around Wilmington, NC

There's plenty to do around Wilmington, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Somewhat Walkable
Walking Score
54
Bikeable
Bike Score
25
Some Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Gluten Free By the Sea, The Produce Box, and Session Beer Market.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 3.46 miles 14 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 3.54 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.34 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.09 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 4.58 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 4.08 miles 21 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Wilmington, NC

Wilmington has 52,656 households, with an average household size of 2.1. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Wilmington do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 115,976 people call Wilmington home. The population density is 2,256.12 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

115,976

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

37.4

Median Age

46.28 / 53.72%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

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18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

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65-74 Years

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75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
52,656

Total Households

2.1

Average Household Size

$38,890

Average individual Income

Households with Children

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Marital Status

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Blue vs White Collar Workers

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Commute Time

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60+ Minutes

Schools in Wilmington, NC

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The following schools are within or nearby Wilmington. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Bradley Creek Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
Sunset Park Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
Winter Park Model Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
Cape Fear Center for Inquiry
PUBLIC
K - 8th
4/5
Girls Leadership Academy of Wilmington
PUBLIC
6th - 10th
2/5
A H Snipes Academy of Arts/Des
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
Friends School Of Wilmington
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Wilmington Sda School
PRIVATE
1st - 8th
No rating available
Pathways Middle And High
PRIVATE
6th - 12th
No rating available
Waterview Learning Academy
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Holly Tree Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
R Freeman School of Engineering
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
The International School at Gregory
PUBLIC
K - 8th
2/5
Career Readiness Academy at Mosley PLC
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
1/5
College Park Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
Edwin A Alderman Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
Forest Hills Global Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Pine Valley Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
Roland-Grise Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
1/5
Dr John Codington Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Walter L Parsley Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Wilmington Preparatory Academy
PUBLIC
K - 8th
1/5
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 8th
No rating available
Isaac M Bear Early College High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
St Mary Catholic School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
2nd - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
Undergrad - Undergrad
No rating available
Peace Rose Montessori School
PRIVATE
PreK - 4th
No rating available
Calvary Christian School
PRIVATE
PreK - 11th
No rating available
D.C. Virgo Preparatory Academy
PUBLIC
K - 8th
No rating available
M C S Noble Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
Wrightsville Beach Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
Wilmington School of the Arts
PUBLIC
K - 2nd
No rating available
Pine Valley Umc Wee Care Preschool & Kindergarten
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
New Horizons Elementary School
PRIVATE
K - 5th
No rating available
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