Wilmington, Delaware

Wilmington is a ceety o the U.S. state o Delaware an the coonty seat o New Castle Coonty. Wi a population o 70,851 at the 2010 census, it is the maist populous ceety in the state.

Wilmington, Delaware
City of Wilmington
Wilmington ceety centre an the Christina River
Wilmington ceety centre an the Christina River
Banner o Wilmington, Delaware
Banner
Etymology: Named efter Spencer Compton, Yerl o Wilmington
Eik-name(s): 
Corporate Caipital o the Warld, Chemical Caipital o the Warld
Motto(s): 
In the middle of it all[1]
Location within New Castle Coonty
Location within New Castle Coonty
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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
KintraUnitit States
StateDelaware
CoontyNew Castle
FoonditMairch 1638
Incorporatit1731
Burgh Chairter1739
Ceety Chairter7 Mairch 1832
Named forSpencer Compton, 1st Yerl o Wilmington
Govrenment
 • TeepCooncil-mayor
 • MayorMike Purzycki (D)
Area
 • Ceety43.88 km2 (16.943 sq mi)
 • Laund28.24 km2 (10.904 sq mi)
 • Water15.64 km2 (6.039 sq mi)
Elevation
28 m (92 ft)
Population
 (2010)
 • Ceety70,851
 • Estimate 
(2018)[4]
70,635
 • RankUS: 483rd
 • Density2529.68/km2 (6551.91/sq mi)
 • Metro
6,069,875 (US: 8t)[3]
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
19801-19810, 19850, 19880, 19884-19886, 19890-19899
Area code(s)302
FIPS code10-77580
GNIS featur ID214862[5]
Websiteci.wilmington.de.us

ReferencesEedit

  1. Min, Shirley (7 December 2012). "New signs welcome folks to Delaware's largest city". WHYY-FM News. Archived frae the original on 5 Mairch 2016. Retrieved 17 Mairch 2016.
  2. "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 25 Julie 2017.
  3. "Estimates of Resident Population Change and Rankings: July 1, 2014 to July 1, 2015 - United States -- Metropolitan Statistical Area; and for Puerto Rico". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived frae the original on 9 Januar 2017. Retrieved 9 Januar 2017.
  4. "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved 16 Julie 2019.
  5. "Wilmington". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.

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