Wilmington, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The Wilmington Census Designated Place had a population of 885 as of July 1, 2017. Wilmington ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New York. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Wilmington is located at latitude 44.3869 and longitude -73.8172 in Essex County. The formal boundaries for the Wilmington Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.25 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. Essex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,014 feet.

The Wilmington Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2628192) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Wilmington Census Designated Place is located within Town of Wilmington, a minor civil division (MCD) of Essex County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Wilmington population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Wilmington, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 885
Daytime Population: Workers 449
Daytime Population: Residents 389
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 838
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.95
Population in Households 884
Population in Familes 698
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 107
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $56,559
Average Household Income $70,489
Per Capita Income $30,584


Total Housing Units 615 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 286 (46.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 101 (16.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 228 (37.1%)
Median Home Value $231,250
Average Home Value $278,947


Total Households 387
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 249
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.78% -0.64%
Households -0.73% -0.58%
Families -1.01% -0.73%
Median Household Income   0.85%
Per Capita Income   2.17%

Wilmington, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wilmington to the other 1,196 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 857 28th
Population Density # 1172 2nd
Diversity Index # 1105 8th
Median Household Income # 663 45th
Per Capita Income # 629 47th

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