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Welcome to Wilmington ...
Wilmington was established in 1638.
When the people of Wilmington refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Wilmingtonian<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Wilmington has a population of 70,372 people<3> (see below for details).
The community of Wilmington is near sea level<4>.
Time Zone: Wilmington lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
The area code for Wilmington: (302)
The ZIP codes for Wilmington: 19801-19810, 19850, 19880, 19884-19887, 19889-19899<5>
Websites for Wilmington ...
Official Website: www.ci.wilmington.de.us/
Chamber of Commerce: www.dscc.com/
Junior League: www.jrleaguewilm.org/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Wilmington had an population of 70,372 people. This is a decrease of 0.68% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 3.15% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Wilmington had a population of 70,851 people (which is 13.16% of the total population of New Castle County). This makes Wilmington the county's most populous community.
The population of Wilmington represents 7.89% of the population of Delaware (which has 897,934 people), making it the state's most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 70,851 people, the population of Wilmington decreased 2.5% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 72,664 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Wilmington.
Communities Also Named Wilmington ...
Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 17 communities that are also named Wilmington - they are located in Alabama, California, Georgia, Illinois (2), Indiana, Kansas, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York, North Carolina, Ohio (3), Utah, Vermont and Virginia.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Wilmington.
Communities near Wilmington ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Wilmington.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Wilmington. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Wilmington.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Wilmington. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Wilmington.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Wilmington. Our list includes 156 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Wilmington.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Wilmington ...
Looking for more information about Wilmington? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Wilmington, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Wilmington.
Adding Wilmington to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Wilmington in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Wilmington was in the book titled U.S. Post Offices (1803).
We also found Wilmington in the book titled .<8> From that list, the Wilmington post office opened in 1821.
For more details, see References and Mentions for Wilmington.
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Wilmington: www.ci.wilmington.de.us/
The official website for New Castle County: www.co.new-castle.de.us/
The official website for State of Delaware: https://delaware.gov/
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This page was last modified/updated: 26 Sep 2023