Wilmington, Delaware

Wilmington, Delaware
City of Wilmington
Downtown Wilmington and the Christina River
Downtown Wilmington and the Christina River
Flag of Wilmington, Delaware
Official seal of Wilmington, Delaware
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
Location within the state of Delaware
Wilmington is located in the US
Wilmington (the US)
Coordinates: 39°44′45″N 75°32′48″W / 39°44′45″N 75°32′48″W / 39.74583; -75.54667
Country United States
State Delaware
County New Castle
FoundedMarch 1638
Borough Charter1739
City CharterMarch 7, 1832
Named forSpencer Compton, 1st Earl of Wilmington
 • TypeCouncil-mayor
 • MayorMike Purzycki (D)
 • City16.94 sq mi (43.88 km2)
 • Land10.90 sq mi (28.24 km2)
 • Water6.04 sq mi (15.64 km2)
Elevation92 ft (28 m)
Population (2010)
 • City70,851
 • Estimate (2017)[3]72,846
 • RankUS: 483rd
 • Density6,551.91/sq mi (2,529.68/km2)
 • Metro6,069,875 (US: 8th)
Time zoneEastern (EST) (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC−4)
ZIP codes19801-19810, 19850, 19880, 19884-19886, 19890-19899
Area code(s)302
FIPS code10-77580
GNIS feature ID214862[4]

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.

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