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Wilmington, New York - Basic Facts

The Wilmington CDP(1) had a population of 868 as of July 1, 2021. 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 44.3884 and longitude -73.8154 in Essex County. The formal boundaries for the Wilmington Census Designated Place 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 1,017 feet.

The Wilmington Census Designated Place 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.

  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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Wilmington, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 868 (100%)
Population in Households 867 (99.9%)
Population in Families 681 (78.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 1 ( 0.1%)
Population Density 105
Diversity Index2 8


Median Household Income $57,623
Average Household Income $81,571
% of Income for Mortgage4 18%
Per Capita Income $35,690
Wealth Index5 92


Total HU (Housing Units) 627 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 302 (48.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 82 (13.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 243 (38.8%)
Median Home Value $245,000
Average Home Value $358,223
Housing Affordability Index3 123


Total Households 384
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 246
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population -0.68% -0.99%
Households -0.54% -0.96%
Families -0.76% -1.08%
Median Household Income   1.18%
Per Capita Income   1.86%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.81%

Wilmington, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wilmington to the other 1,195 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 861 28th
Population Density # 1171 2nd
Median Household Income # 780 35th
Housing Affordability Index # 458 38th
Per Capita Income # 554 54th
Diversity Index # 1148 4th

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