Wilmington Island, Georgia Population 2024

15,235

Wilmington Island is a city located in Chatham County Georgia. Wilmington Island has a 2024 population of 15,235. Wilmington Island is currently declining at a rate of annually and its population has decreased by -2.38% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 15,607 in 2020.

The average household income in Wilmington Island is $111,233 with a poverty rate of 4.17%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Wilmington Island is 43.6 years, 43.6 years for males, and 43.8 years for females.

Wilmington Island Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Wilmington Island was:

  • White: 89.37%
  • Two or more races: 4.29%
  • Asian: 2.74%
  • Black or African American: 1.96%
  • Other race: 1.36%
  • Native American: 0.28%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
State
Georgia
Land Area (mi²)
8.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,835.20/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-2.38% (-372)
The current population of Wilmington Island, Georgia is 15,235 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 15,607.

Wilmington Island, Georgia Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White13,61689.37%
Two or more races6534.29%
Asian4182.74%
Black or African American2991.96%
Other race2071.36%
Native American420.28%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Asian

Black or African American

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Wilmington Island Population by Race

Wilmington Island Population Pyramid 2024

Wilmington Island Median Age

43.6

Total

43.6

Male

43.8

Female

Wilmington Island Adults

There are 12,054 adults, (3,297 of whom are seniors) in Wilmington Island.

Wilmington Island Age Dependency

74

Age Dependency Ratio

37.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Wilmington Island Sex Ratio

Female7,93552.08%
Male7,30047.92%

Wilmington Island Population by Age

Wilmington Island Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All6,2502.4378.221.8
Married3,6233.0291.18.9
Non Family2,1331.260.439.6
Female4133.2252.147.9
Male814.061000
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3

Average Family Size

2.43

Average Household Size

78.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Wilmington Island Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Wilmington Island Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Wilmington Island Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 100%.

Wilmington Island Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$56,395

Average Earnings

$71,602

Average Male

$39,569

Average Female

Wilmington Island Earnings by Educational Attainment

Wilmington Island Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Wilmington Island Language

95.54% of Wilmington Island residents speak only English, while 4.46% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.58% of the population.

Wilmington Island Language

Wilmington Island Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White13,5085163.82%
Black2914314.78%
Multiple653426.43%
Asian418245.74%
Hispanic216209.26%
Other15353.27%
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4.17%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.01%

Male Poverty Rate

4.32%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wilmington Island

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wilmington Island is Black, with 14.78% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wilmington Island is Other, with 3.27% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.09%. Among those working part-time, it was 4.61%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 7.74%.

Wilmington Island Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Some College6.61%
Bachelors or Greater3.59%
High School2.99%
Less Than 9th Grade
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Wilmington Island Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed33.67%
Male Unemployed7.36%
Male Employed3.29%
Female Employed1.95%
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Wilmington Island Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Wilmington Island Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Wilmington Island Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

60.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

60.2%

Male Marriage Rate

60.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Wilmington Island Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Wilmington Island Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Wilmington Island Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Wilmington Island Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,300

Number of Veterans

1,259

Male Veterans

41

Female Veterans

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Wilmington Island Veterans by War

count

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Wilmington Island Veterans by Age

count

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Wilmington Island Veterans by Race

Wilmington Island Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

3.79%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.98%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wilmington Island Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

65%

Labor Force Participation

62.8%

Employment Rate

3.3%

Unemployment Rate

Wilmington Island Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Wilmington Island Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Wilmington Island Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

53.99%

Born in Wilmington Island

96.63%

Native Born

3.37%

Foreign Born

0.83%

Non Citizen

2.54%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.63% of Wilmington Island residents were born in the United States, with 53.99% having been born in Georgia. 0.83% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Wilmington Island Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202415,235
202315,235
202215,235-286-1.84%
202115,521-86-0.55%
202015,607-227-1.43%
201915,8344432.88%
201815,391620.4%
201715,3293242.16%
201615,0052241.52%
201514,781-557-3.63%
201415,3385383.64%
201314,800-560-3.65%
201215,360-391-2.48%
201115,7516134.05%
201015,138
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Wilmington Island Population by Year