Wilmington, Delaware

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Wilmington, Delaware
City of Wilmington
Downtown Wilmington and the Christina River
Downtown Wilmington and the Christina River
Flag of Wilmington, Delaware
Flag
Official seal of Wilmington, Delaware
Seal
Etymology: Named after Spencer Compton, Earl of Wilmington
Nickname(s): 
Corporate Capital of the World, Chemical Capital of the World
Motto(s): 
In the middle of it all[1]
Location of Wilmington in New Castle County, Delaware.
Location of Wilmington in New Castle County, Delaware.
Wilmington is located in Delaware
Wilmington
Wilmington
Location within the state of Delaware
Wilmington is located in the US
Wilmington
Wilmington
Wilmington (the US)
Coordinates: 39°44′45″N 75°32′48″W / 39.74583°N 75.54667°W / 39.74583; -75.54667Coordinates: 39°44′45″N 75°32′48″W / 39.74583°N 75.54667°W / 39.74583; -75.54667
Country United States
State Delaware
County New Castle
FoundedMarch 1638
Incorporated1731
Borough Charter1739
City CharterMarch 7, 1832
Named forSpencer Compton, 1st Earl of Wilmington
Government
 • TypeCouncil-mayor
 • MayorMike Purzycki (D)
Area
 • City16.94 sq mi (43.88 km2)
 • Land10.90 sq mi (28.24 km2)
 • Water6.04 sq mi (15.64 km2)
Elevation
92 ft (28 m)
Population
 • City70,851
 • Estimate 
(2017)[3]
72,846
 • RankUS: 483rd
 • Density6,551.91/sq mi (2,529.68/km2)
 • Metro
6,069,875 (US: 8th)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
19801-19810, 19850, 19880, 19884-19886, 19890-19899
Area code(s)302
FIPS code10-77580
GNIS feature ID214862[4]
Websiteci.wilmington.de.us

Wilmington is the largest city in the state Delaware, United States, and the county seat of New Castle County. It had 72,664 people in 2000.[5] It now has 70,851 people as of 2010.

Wilmington has an area of about 17 sq mi (44.0 km2) and is 92 ft (28.0 m) above sea level, at the place where the Christina River and Brandywine Creek meet.

Surrounding municipalities[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. Min, Shirley (December 7, 2012). "New signs welcome folks to Delaware's largest city". WHYY-FM News. Retrieved 2016-03-17.
  2. "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jul 25, 2017.
  3. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named USCensusEst2016. ().
  4. "Wilmington". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  5. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.