\nWilmington, NC is a coastal city with a population of approximately 119,000 people. It has many transportation options for locals and visitors alike. The Wilmington Area Transportation Authority (WATA) provides bus service within the city and to nearby communities. The Wave Transit System also operates express buses traveling between downtown Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach. For those wanting to explore further, there are several regional rail services including Amtrak, as well as a regional airport in the city. Furthermore, the area is well connected with access to several major highways and interstates making it easy to drive both locally and long distances. Wilmington also offers bike rental services located at various points around town making cycling an option for those who prefer this mode of transportation. With all these options available, it is easy for anyone in Wilmington to get around quickly and conveniently.
The typical American commute has been getting longer each year since 2010. The average one-way commute in Wilmington takes 18.8 minutes. That's shorter than the US average of 26.4 minutes.
How people in Wilmington get to work:
- 79.0% drive their own car alone
- 7.2% carpool with others
- 7.0% work from home
- 1.7% take mass transit