U.S. Beacon January 19, 2022

Wilmington, DE

New Castle County, Delaware

Latitude: 39.748563     Longitude: -75.551581
Population 72,786 (2005)
Elevation of Wilmington, Delaware: 100 feet



General Social Characteristics, 2000 data (id:1077580, place: Wilmington city, Delaware)

SCHOOL ENROLLMENT
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school: 19,330 (100%)
Nursery school, preschool: 1,613 (8.34%)
Kindergarten: 1,068 (5.53%)
Elementary school (grades 1-8): 8,813 (45.59%)
High school (grades 9-12): 4,545 (23.51%)
College or graduate school: 3,291 (17.03%)

EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
Population 25 years and over: 46,855 (100%)
Less than 9th grade: 3,373 (7.2%)
9th to 12th grade, no diploma: 8,623 (18.4%)
High school graduate (includes equivalency): 14,110 (30.11%)
Some college, no degree: 8,710 (18.59%)
Associate degree: 1,995 (4.26%)
Bachelor's degree: 6,025 (12.86%)
Graduate or professional degree: 4,019 (8.58%)
Percent high school graduate or higher: 74.4%
Percent bachelor's degree or higher: 21.4%

MARITIAL STATUS
Population 15 years and over: 57,047 (100%)
Never married: 23,662 (41.48%)
Now married, except separated: 18,780 (32.92%)
Separated: 2,136 (3.74%)
Total Widowed: 5,249 (9.2%)
Widowed Female: 4,290 (7.52%)
Total Divorced: 7,220 (12.66%)
Divorced Female: 4,091 (7.17%)

GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS
Grandparent living in household with one or more own grandchildren under 18 years: 2,584 (100%)
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren: 1,118 (43.27%)

VETERAN STATUS
Civilian population 18 years and over: 53,943 (100%)
Civilian veterans: 6,020 (11.16%)

DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION
Population 5 to 20 years: 16,640 (100%)
--With a disability: 1,895 (11.39%)
Population 21 to 64 years: 39,658 (100%)
--With a disability: 9,449 (23.83%)
----Percent employed: 53.3%
--No disability: 30,209 (76.17%)
----Percent employed: 75.2%
Population 65 years and over: 8,576 (100%)
--With a disability: 3,992 (46.55%)

RESIDENCE IN 1995
Population 5 years and over: 67,767 (100%)
Same house in 1995: 34,850 (51.43%)
Different house in the U.S. in 1995: 31,484 (46.46%)
--Same county: 24,120 (35.59%)
--Different county: 7,364 (10.87%)
----Same state: 993 (1.47%)
----Different state: 6,371 (9.4%)
Elsewhere in 1995: 1,433 (2.11%)

NATIVITY AND PLACE OF BIRTH
Total population: 72,664 (100%)
Native: 69,016 (94.98%)
--Born in United States: 66,553 (100%)
----State of residence: 42,245 (58.14%)
----Different state: 24,308 (33.45%)
--Born outside United States: 2,463 (3.39%)
Foreign born: 3,648 (5.02%)
----Entered 1990 to March 2000: 1,798 (2.47%)
--Naturalized citizen: 1,381 (1.9%)
--Not a citizen: 2,267 (3.12%)

REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN
Total (excluding born at sea): 3,648 (100%)
Europe: 772 (21.16%)
Asia: 449 (12.31%)
Africa: 29 (0.79%)
Oceania: 7 (0.19%)
Latin America: 2,306 (63.21%)
Northern America: 85 (2.33%)

LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME
Population 5 years and over: 67,767 (100%)
English only: 59,200 (87.36%)
Language other than English: 8,567 (12.64%)
----Speak English less than "very well": 4,019 (5.93%)
--Spanish: 6,371 (9.4%)
----Speak English less than "very well": 3,303 (4.87%)
--Other Indo-European languages: 1,730 (2.55%)
----Speak English less than "very well": 462 (0.68%)
--Asian and Pacific Island languages: 325 (0.48%)
----Speak English less than "very well": 218 (0.32%)

ANCESTRY (single or multiple)
Total population: 72,664 (100%)
Total ancestries reported: 67,692% (93.16%)
Arab: 86 (0.12%)
Czech: 146 (0.2%)
Danish: 59 (0.08%)
Dutch: 253 (0.35%)
English: 3,169 (4.36%)
French (except Basque): 661 (0.91%)
French Canadian: 139 (0.19%)
German: 3,760 (5.17%)
Greek: 215 (0.3%)
Hungarian: 151 (0.21%)
Irish: 6,303 (8.67%)
Italian: 4,164 (5.73%)
Lithuanian: 190 (0.26%)
Norwegian: 130 (0.18%)
Polish: 2,618 (3.6%)
Portuguese: 57 (0.08%)
Russian: 537 (0.74%)
Scotch-Irish: 504 (0.69%)
Scottish: 538 (0.74%)
Slovak: 58 (0.08%)
Subsaharan African: 1,924 (2.65%)
Swedish: 372 (0.51%)
Swiss: 64 (0.09%)
Ukrainian: 139 (0.19%)
United States or American: 1,299 (1.79%)
Welsh: 341 (0.47%)
West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups): 619 (0.85%)
Other ancestries: 39,196 (53.94%)

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