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Welcome to Wilmington ...
When the people of Wilmington refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Wilmingtonian<1>
From the Census Estimates for 2017, Wilmington has a population of 71,106 people<2> (see below for details).
Wilmington was established in 1638.
The community of Wilmington is near sea level<3>.
Time Zone: Wilmington lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Wilmington lies within the (302) area code.
The ZIP codes for Wilmington: 19801-19810, 19850, 19880, 19884-19887, 19889-19899<4>
Population Details ...
At the time of the 2010 Census, Wilmington had a population of 70,851 people (or 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 total 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 (that had a count of 72,664 people).
Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Wilmington had an population of 71,106 people. This is an increase of 0.36% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 2.14% since the 2000 Census).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Wilmington.
Communities near Wilmington ...
A sample of nearby communities can be found below.
Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Wilmington and not the distance if you are going to drive.<5>.
To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Wilmington.
Communities Also Named Wilmington ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have 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.
See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Wilmington:
Websites 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.
Other Roadside Stops ...
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: delaware.gov/
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This page was last modified: 18 Dec 2018