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Wilmington Apartments
Last updated March 4 2024 at 11:07 PM

Wilmington, NC
173 Apartments for Rent

Wilmington Apartment Renter's Guide

Overview


Population: 123,744
Population Density: 2,407.3 people/sq mile
Median Age: 42
Percentage of Family Households: 45%
Median Annual Income: $53,186 / year
Median Rent: $1,142 / month

What locals are saying

The renter's life in Wilmington, North Carolina is blessed by beachside beauty, strong community spirit, and that legendary southern hospitality that could charm the boots right off a bull rider. So, have yourself a quick read and you'll be kicking back in this southern-bell of a paradise before you know it!

Ogden: A nautical neighborhood, Ogden has plenty of rental homes, apartments, and townhomes (one bedrooms run for around $700 - $900)

Wilmington Demographics


How diverse is Wilmington?

The representation of ethnic minorities in Wilmington is lower than the national average. The eight main ethnic groups that make up the population of Wilmington are White (74.3%), Black Or African American (9%), Two Or More (7.5%), Hispanic Or Latino (6%), Asian (1.8%), American Indian Or Alaska Native (0.8%), Other (0.7%), and Native Hawaiian Or Other Pacific Islander (0%).

What does the age breakdown look like for Wilmington residents?

The median age in Wilmington is 42 while the most populous age group of residents is the over 65 group.

How diverse is Wilmington?

The representation of ethnic minorities in Wilmington is lower than the national average. The eight main ethnic groups that make up the population of Wilmington are White (74.3%), Black Or African American (9%), Two Or More (7.5%), Hispanic Or Latino (6%), Asian (1.8%), American Indian Or Alaska Native (0.8%), Other (0.7%), and Native Hawaiian Or Other Pacific Islander (0%).

What does the age breakdown look like for Wilmington residents?

The median age in Wilmington is 42 while the most populous age group of residents is the over 65 group.

Wilmington Crime


Overall Crime

Above Average
Overall crime in Wilmington is above average in comparison to the national average.

Violent Crime

Above Average
The level of violent crime in Wilmington is above average compared to the national average violent crime rate.

Property Crime

Above Average
The level of property crime in Wilmington is above average compared to the national average property crime rate.

Top Schools in Wilmington


Elementary Schools

9 /10
Walter L Parsley Elementary
Public
K-5
Public
K-5
702 Students
9 Reviews
702
Students
9 Reviews
7 /10
Cape Fear Center For Inquiry
Charter
K-8
Charter
K-8
407 Students
14 Reviews
407
Students
14 Reviews
6 /10
Dr John Codington Elementary
Public
K-5
Public
K-5
554 Students
4 Reviews
554
Students
4 Reviews

Middle Schools

7 /10
Cape Fear Center For Inquiry
Charter
K-8
Charter
K-8
407 Students
14 Reviews
407
Students
14 Reviews
6 /10
Wilmington Preparatory Academy
Charter
K-8
Charter
K-8
142 Students
14 Reviews
142
Students
14 Reviews
5 /10
M C S Noble Middle
Public
6-8
Public
6-8
887 Students
7 Reviews
887
Students
7 Reviews

High Schools

8 /10
Isaac M Bear High
Public
9-12
Public
9-12
227 Students
4 Reviews
227
Students
4 Reviews
6 /10
John T Hoggard High
Public
9-12
Public
9-12
1,857 Students
7 Reviews
1,857
Students
7 Reviews
3 /10
New Hanover High
Public
9-12
Public
9-12
1,571 Students
7 Reviews
1,571
Students
7 Reviews

What Renters Say about Wilmington


Apartment List has released the results for Wilmington from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters nationwide, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the country’s 111 million renters.
"Wilmington renters expressed general dissatisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "Interestingly, ratings for Wilmington vary widely across categories such as weather, social life, public transit, and jobs."
79%
Parks and Outdoor Activities
64%
Pet Friendliness
62%
Weather
49%
Commute Time
46%
Quality of Schools
45%
Social Life
35%
Safety and Crime Rate
29%
Dating
27%
Jobs and Career Opportunities
27%
Affordability
27%
Public Transit
25%
State and Local Taxes
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Average rent in Wilmington, North Carolina

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The average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Wilmington is $1,549, while the average rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,873. Rent rates updated 5 days ago
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Find an apartment for rent in Wilmington, NC


Searching for an apartment for rent in Wilmington, NC? Look no further! Apartment List will help you find a perfect apartment near you. There are 173 available rental units listed on Apartment List in Wilmington. Click on listings to see photos, floorplans, amenities, prices and availability, and much more!

The average rent in Wilmington is $1,343 for a studio, $1,549 for a one-bedroom apartment, and $1,873 for a two-bedroom apartment. If you are looking for a deal, keep an eye out for a red pulsing icon that indicates rent specials.

Tired of browsing? Take our personalized quiz. You’ll answer a couple of simple questions and we’ll put together a list of Wilmington apartments that are best for you. We’ll also factor in your commute, budget, and preferred amenities. Looking for a pet-friendly rental, or an apartment with in-unit washer and dryer? No problem, we’ll provide you with apartments that match that criteria.

You can trust Apartment List to help you find your next Wilmington, NC apartment rental! After all, everyone deserves a home they love.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How much is rent in Wilmington?

In Wilmington, the average rent is $1,343 for a studio, $1,549 for a 1-bedroom, $1,873 for a 2-bedroom, and $2,193 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Wilmington, check out our monthly Wilmington Rent Report.

How can I find a cheap apartment in Wilmington?

You can find the lowest-priced apartments in Wilmington by using the cheap apartments filter.

How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Wilmington?

You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Wilmington apartments that allow pets.

How much should I pay for rent in Wilmington?

The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in Wilmington.

How can I find off-campus housing in Wilmington?

You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Wilmington. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include University of North Carolina Wilmington, Cape Fear Community College, Craven Community College, Horry-Georgetown Technical College, and Coastal Carolina University.