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New Castle County, Delaware

19801, 19802, 19805, 19806

Corporate Capital of the World
A Place to be Somebody!

Page Contents for Wilmington, Delaware

Statistics & Facts


Weather & Climate

History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




Statistics & Facts

The Delaware state capital is Dover.
The population of Wilmington is approximately 70,851 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 31,244 (1990), 28615 (2010).
The amount of land area in Wilmington is 27.924 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Wilmington is 10.9 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 15.971 sq kilometers.
The distance from Wilmington to Washington DC is 101 miles.
The distance to the Delaware state capital is 39 miles. (as the crow flies)
Wilmington is positioned 39.73 degrees north of the equator and 75.52 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Wilmington elevation is 36 feet above sea level.
Wilmington median income is $ 26,389 (2000).
Wilmington average annual precipitation is 42.9 inches peryear.
The average low temperature is 45.3 degrees F.
The average high temperature is 63.6 degrees F.
The average winter temperature is 33 degrees F.
The average spring temperature is 52 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 74 degrees F.
The average fall temperature is 57 degrees F.


approximately mid-point between New York and Washington
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sub-tropical and humid.
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History & History Related Items

A history page for Wilmington.
Wilmington was originally named Willington. The current name of Wilmington came in 1739 when it was adopted with the city charter.

Wilmington is also known as the "Chemical capital of the world. It is the largest city in Delaware and a hub of industry and shipping. The first settlement was made by the Swedish immigrants. They founded the colony of Sweden. The Dutch took over in 1655 under Peter Stuyvesant, governor of New Amsterdam. Less than 10 years later, the English settlers became the prominent group with the devout Quakers becoming a large influence.

Atlas Blasting made blasting machines used in WWI. This industry and others that were helpful to the war efforts continued to operate during both world wars. After WWII, more people came to the area but many moved to the outside of town and commuted into Wilmington.
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The founding of Wilmington

March, 1638

The incorporation of Wilmington



A home page for Wilmington.

Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Dr.
Wilmington, DE 19802
Phone: 302 571-7747

Delaware Childrens Museum
550 Justison Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
Phone: 302-654-2340

Fort Christina State Park

Grand Opera House
818 N. Market St.
Wilmington, DE 19801
Phone: 302-652-5577
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Wilmington City Government

City of Wilmington
Louis L. Redding City/County Building
800 N. French Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
Phone: 302-576-2140
Fax: 302-571-4071

Wilmington has a Council-Mayor type of government.

Wilmington Parking Authority
625 N. Orange St.
Wilmington, DE 19801-2222
Phone: (302) 427-6773


New Castle County
The first county in the first state!

New Castle County Courthouse
Louis L. Redding City/County Building
800 French Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
Phone: 302.571.4000
Deeds: 302.571.7550
Wills: 302.571.7545

Wilmington Chamber

Delaware State Chamber Of Commerce
1201 N Orange St # 200
P.O. Box 671
Wilmington, DE 19899
Phone: 302-655-7221
New Castle County Chamber of Commerce
12 Penns Way
New Castle, DE 19720
Phone: 302-737-4343

Wilmington Organizations

Delaware State Chamber Of Commerce
1201 N Orange St # 200
P.O. Box 671
Wilmington, DE 19899
Phone: 302-655-7221
New Castle County Chamber of Commerce
12 Penns Way
New Castle, DE 19720
Phone: 302-737-4343

Wilmington Libraries

Wilmington Public Library
10th and Market Sts.
Wilmington, DE 19801
Phone: 302-571-7400
Concord Pike Public Library
3406 Concord Pike
Wilmington, DE 19803
Phone: 302.478.7961
FAX: 302.478.2461

Elsmere Public Library
30 Spruce Avenue
Wilmington, DE 19805
Phone: 302.892.9814

Kirkwood Highway Public Library
6000 Kirkwood Highway
Wilmington, DE 19808
Phone: 302.995.7663

La Biblioteca Del Pueblo
403 North Van Buren Street
Wilmington, DE 19805
Phone: 302.571.7422

North Wilmington Branch Library
3400 North Market Street
Wilmington, DE 19802
Phone: 302.761.4290

Woodlawn Branch Library< /a>
2020 W. 9th St.
Wilmington, DE 19805
Phone: 302.571.7425

Wilmington Schools

Red Clay Consolidated School District
1502 Spruce Avenue
Wilmington, DE 19805
Phone: 302-552-3700
Christina School District
600 N. Lombard Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
Phone: 302-552-2600 Wilmington


The population of Wilmington was:
1840 - 8,367
1850 - 13,979
1860 - 21,258
1870 - 30,841
1880 - 42,478
1890 - 61,431
1900 - 76,508
1910 - 87,411
1920 - 110,168
1930 - 106,597
1940 - 112,504
1950 - 110,356
1960 - 94,234
1970 - 80,386
1980 - 70,195
1990 - 71,529
1997 - 72,000
2000 - 72,664
2010 - 70,851

Median age:
2000 - 34 years

Population Density:
2000 - $ 6,698.1 persons per square mile

Number of Housing Units:
1990 - 31,244
2000 - 32,138

Median Household Income:
2000 - $ 35,116

Per Capita Income:
2000 - $ 20,236

Median House Value:
2000 -

Wilmington is located in the Eastern Time Zone and does participate in daylight savings time during a portion of the year.

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