Wilmington Island, GA Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Wilmington Island, Georgia - Basic Facts

The Wilmington Island Census Designated Place had a population of 15,268 as of July 1, 2015. Wilmington Island ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Georgia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Wilmington Island is located at latitude 32.0012 and longitude -80.9759 in Chatham County. 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. Chatham County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 10 feet.

The Wilmington Island Census Designated Place 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Wilmington Island population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Wilmington Island Census Designated Place, GA Boundary Map

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Wilmington Island, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 15,268
Population in Households 15,261
Population in Familes 12,285
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density1 1,862
Diversity Index2 24
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 6,498
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 4,245
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 7,015 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,571 (65.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,927 (27.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 517 ( 7.4%)
Median Home Value $311,996
Average Home Value $358,302
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $67,913
Average Household Income $85,684
Per Capita Income $36,471
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.16% 0.54%
Households 0.36% 0.63%
Families 0.07% 0.43%
Median Household Income   3.42%
Per Capita Income   2.67%
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.

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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, 2015 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 # 67 89th
Diversity Index2 # 552 12th
Median Household Income # 32 95th
Per Capita Income # 27 96th

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