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Wilmington Island, Georgia - Basic Facts

The Wilmington Island Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Chatham County at latitude 32.0012 and longitude -80.9759. Chatham County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 10 feet.

The formal official name is the Wilmington Island Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Wilmington Island, Georgia.

The U5 Census Class Code for Wilmington Island indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Wilmington Island Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.26 sq. miles and a water area of 1.27 sq. miles.

Wilmington Island Census Designated Place, GA Boundary Map


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Wilmington Island, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 15,323
Population in Households 15,316
Population in Familes 12,359
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density1 1,869
Diversity Index2 24


Total Households 6,513
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 4,276
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 7,036 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,617 (65.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,896 (26.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 523 ( 7.4%)
Median Home Value $289,095
Average Home Value $336,598


Median Household Income $69,957
Average Household Income $89,992
Per Capita Income $38,255
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.29% 0.63%
Households 0.49% 0.7%
Families 0.26% 0.54%
Median Household Income   3.52%
Per Capita Income   2.63%
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 Island, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wilmington Island to the other 624 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 69 89th
Population Density1 # 66 90th
Diversity Index2 # 547 13th
Median Household Income # 27 96th
Per Capita Income # 25 96th

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