Wilmington Island, GA Profile: Facts & Data


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The Wilmington Island Census Designated Place had a population of 15,680 as of July 1, 2018. 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 32.0035 and longitude -80.9737 in Chatham County. The formal boundaries for the Wilmington Island Census Designated Place 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 (GNIS ID: 2403033) 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.

Georgia is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Wilmington Island Census Designated Place is located within Tybee Island-Wilmington Island Division of Chatham County.

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Wilmington Island, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 15,680
Population in Households 15,673
Population in Familes 12,555
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density2 1,898
Diversity Index3 26


Median Household Income $78,348
Average Household Income $97,901
Per Capita Income $40,988


Total Housing Units 6,978 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,604 (66.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,958 (28.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 416 ( 6.0%)
Median Home Value $270,229
Average Home Value $345,743


Total Households 6,562
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 4,269
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.43% 0.79%
Households 0.35% 0.72%
Families 0.11% 0.55%
Median Household Income   1.01%
Per Capita Income   2.01%

Wilmington Island, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wilmington Island to the other 626 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 73 88th
Population Density # 69 89th
Diversity Index # 549 12th
Median Household Income # 27 96th
Per Capita Income # 29 96th

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