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Wilmington City, Delaware Housing Analysis

   (County: New Castle County)

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(updated 2010)



Household Type By Tenure
(Wilmington City, Delaware)

Family households:

Married-couple family:

Owner-occupied housing units : 4,404

Renter-occupied housing units : 1,889

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 808

Renter-occupied housing units : 1,162

Female householder, no husband present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 2,676

Renter-occupied housing units : 4,755

Nonfamily households:

Owner-occupied housing units : 5,154

Renter-occupied housing units : 7,953


(updated 2013)



Mortgage Status By Age of Householder
(Wilmington City, Delaware)

Housing units with a mortgage:

Householder 15 to 34 years : 1,530

Householder 35 to 44 years : 2,228

Householder 45 to 54 years : 2,628

Householder 55 to 59 years : 990

Householder 60 to 64 years : 875

Householder 65 to 74 years : 999

Householder 75 years and over : 479

Housing units without a mortgage:

Householder 15 to 34 years : 147

Householder 35 to 44 years : 131

Householder 45 to 54 years : 397

Householder 55 to 59 years : 500

Householder 60 to 64 years : 354

Householder 65 to 74 years : 806

Householder 75 years and over : 978


(updated 2013)



Gross Rent As A Percentage Of Household Income
(Wilmington City, Delaware)

Less than 10.0 percent : 430

10.0 to 14.9 percent : 1,088

15.0 to 19.9 percent : 1,703

20.0 to 24.9 percent : 1,405

25.0 to 29.9 percent : 1,505

30.0 to 34.9 percent : 1,355

35.0 to 39.9 percent : 1,213

40.0 to 49.9 percent : 1,270

50.0 percent or more : 4,104

Not computed : 1,686


(updated 2013)



Median Value By Year Structure Built
(Wilmington City, Delaware)

Built 2010 or later : $151,700

Built 2000 to 2009 : $169,100

Built 1990 to 1999 : $168,900

Built 1980 to 1989 : $195,000

Built 1970 to 1979 : $178,000

Built 1960 to 1969 : $116,000

Built 1950 to 1959 : $143,800

Built 1940 to 1949 : $151,400

Built 1939 or earlier : $176,500


(updated 2013)







Percentage of Family Households in Wilmington City, Delaware: 53.8%

Percentage of Family Households in Delaware: 67.4%


(updated 2010)



Population in Group Quarters in Wilmington City, Delaware

Institutionalized population


  • Correctional facilities for adults : 54.09%
  • Juvenile facilities : 1.49%
  • Nursing facilities/Skilled-nursing facilities : 16.46%

Noninstitutionalized population


  • Other noninstitutional facilities : 27.96%


(updated 2010)







Building Permits in Wilmington City, Delaware

* Units are useful in showing how many separate living spaces
were built. e.g. apartments, townhomes, condos, etc.

    Buildings Units Cost
1999        
  Single Family 0 0 $0
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

0 0 $0
2000        
  Single Family 0 0 $0
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

0 0 $0
2001        
  Single Family 0 0 $0
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

0 0 $0
2002        
  Single Family 0 0 $0
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

0 0 $0
2003        
  Single Family 0 0 $0
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

0 0 $0
2004        
  Single Family 0 0 $0
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

0 0 $0
2005        
  Single Family 0 0 $0
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

0 0 $0
2006        
  Single Family 0 0 $0
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

0 0 $0


(updated 2007)



Median Household Income In 2000 (Wilmington City, DE): $35,116
Median Household Income In 2000 (Delaware): $47,381


(updated 2010)



Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Wilmington City): $89,300
Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Delaware): $122,000


(updated 2010)



Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Wilmington City): $596
Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Delaware): $639


(updated 2010)



Most Commonly Used Heating Fuel in Wilmington City, Delaware

Utility Gas: 51.6%
Bottled, Tank, Or Lp Gas: 1.7%
Electricity: 22.1%
Fuel Oil, Kerosene, Etc.: 23.6%
Coal Or Coke: 0.1%
Wood: 0.0%
Solar Energy: 0.0%
Other Fuel: 0.8%
No Fuel Used: 0.2%


(updated 2010)





(updated 2010)





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