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Wilmington, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Wilmington Census Designated Place had a population of 23,782 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Wilmington: Wilmington Center.

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


Total Population 23,782
Daytime Population: Workers 23,135
Daytime Population: Residents 10,657
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 33,792
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.42
Population in Households 23,519
Population in Familes 21,103
Population in Group Qrtrs 263
Population Density2 1,401
Diversity Index3 21


Median Household Income $108,519
Average Household Income $128,059
Per Capita Income $42,924


Total Housing Units 8,152 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,892 (84.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,037 (12.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 223 ( 2.7%)
Median Home Value $422,867
Average Home Value $450,515


Total Households 7,929
Average Household Size 2.97
Family Households 6,320
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 0.88% 0.93%
Households 0.71% 0.87%
Families 0.67% 0.84%
Median Household Income   1.19%
Per Capita Income   2.2%

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, 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 # 62 75th
Population Density # 124 50th
Diversity Index # 134 46th
Median Household Income # 27 89th
Per Capita Income # 88 65th

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