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Wilmington, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Wilmington Census Designated Place had a population of 23,305 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Wilmington is located at latitude 42.5646 and longitude -71.1645 in Middlesex County. The formal boundaries for the Wilmington Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 16.98 sq. miles and a water area of 0.18 sq. miles. Middlesex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 102 feet.

The Wilmington Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2378047) 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 Middlesex 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, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Wilmington: Wilmington Center.

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Wilmington, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 23,305
Population in Households 23,043
Population in Familes 20,687
Population in Group Qrtrs 262
Population Density1 1,373
Diversity Index2 20


Total Households 7,828
Average Household Size 2.94
Family Households 6,242
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 8,131 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,814 (83.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,014 (12.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 303 ( 3.7%)
Median Home Value $413,055
Average Home Value $436,807


Median Household Income $104,738
Average Household Income $123,343
Per Capita Income $41,663
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.69% 0.93%
Households 0.62% 0.88%
Families 0.58% 0.86%
Median Household Income   1.05%
Per Capita Income   1.53%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Wilmington, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wilmington to the other 246 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 62 75th
Population Density1 # 123 50th
Diversity Index2 # 135 46th
Median Household Income # 26 90th
Per Capita Income # 86 65th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Massachusetts Census Data Comparison Tool.