Wilmington, North Carolina 

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+10.1% since 2020

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5.1 / 7.3

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Wilmington, North Carolina is a coastal city located just off the Atlantic Ocean. Known for its historic downtown and award-winning beachfront, Wilmington is an ideal destination for both tourists and locals alike. Boasting plenty of cultural activities such as the Cameron Art Museum and Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts, it's easy to find entertainment in this vibrant city. With a variety of restaurants, boutiques and galleries, there's no shortage of things to do in Wilmington. With gorgeous beaches and beautiful scenery surrounding the city, you can easily see why visitors love spending time in Wilmington! Mid-sized port city - Southern North Carolina coast.
State: North Carolina
County: New Hanover County
Metro Area: Wilmington Metro Area
City: Wilmington
Zip Codes: 28403 28412 28409 28405 28401
Cost of Living: -3.5% lower
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 30 ft above sea level

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Wilmington, Nc Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Most Expensive HomesHomes less than 10 yrs old
All Single Family Homes
Historic downtown
Nearby beaches
Mild winters
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What Bert Has To Say About Wilmington Metro Area

Wilmington is an old Colonial port city known for shipping, agricultural processing, and flowers. The historic town center and waterfront along the Cape Fear River is interesting and attractive. Due to its historic interest and its location on a peninsula formed by the Cape Fear River on the west and the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway on the east, housing costs and cost of living tend to be higher than other small North Carolina cities.


The unemployment rate in Wilmington is 4.3% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Wilmington jobs have increased by 0.8%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Wilmington's cost of living is 3.5% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Wilmington's Cost of Living

May, October and April are the most pleasant months in Wilmington, while July and August are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, New Hanover county flipped narrowly Democratic, 50.2% to 48.0%. More Voting Stats

Wilmington's population is 115,976 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 10.1%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 18.8 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Wilmington is Real Estate: $372,400. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 18.6%.

Wilmington public schools spend $8,949 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 14.8 students per teacher in Wilmington. More Education

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Housing Market in Wilmington

It's a good time to buy in Wilmington. Home Appreciation is up 18.6% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Wilmington is $372,400.
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Reviews for Wilmington   71 Reviews
Wilmington is EXPENSIVE.. No Affordable Housing - 3/24/2023
I was born here and I will update more at a later time. First and most important, teh average cost of a 1br apt in Wilmington is approximately $1,800. Rentals have... Read More

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Wilmington has it's pros and cons. - 5/31/2022
I think that a lot has changed since covid for this city and will continue to keep changing with our insane economy. But I was born and raised in Wilmington and have... Read More

Erasing History and charm - 8/3/2021
Wilmington NC was once a wonderful city filled with Southern charm, history, safety and natural beauty. Recently that has been replaced by erasing everything Southern or... Read More
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