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"Chemical Capital of the World"
Wilmington is a city in New Castle County, in the Philadelphia-Camden metro area.
It is the county seat.
The community was named after the Earl of Wilmington.
The latitude of Wilmington is 39.745N. The longitude is -75.546W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 92 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 72,051.
The E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company built its first powder mill on Brandywine Creek in 1802.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Wilmington demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the New Castle County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Wilmington-Newark area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 19806 ZIP code.
6% of Wilmington residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Wilmington ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Wilmington was $20,236, compared with $21,587 nationally.
21% of Wilmington residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Wilmington include Bancroft and Sons Cotton Mills, Baynard Boulevard Historic District, Brandywine Park and Kentmere Parkway, Brandywine Powder Mills District, Breck's Mill Area, Church Street Historic District, Cool Spring Park Historic District, Delaware Avenue Historic District, East Brandywine Historic District, Eighth Street Park Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Wilmington, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $507. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $940.
Libraries in Wilmington include Concord Pike Public Library, Elsmere Public Library, Kirkwood Highway Public Library, Labiblioteca Del Pueblo Library, North Wilmington Library, Wilmington Institute Library, Woodlawn Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Wilmington include Wilmington News Journal
TV stations in Wilmington include WHYY, WPPX.
New Castle County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Wilmington political report.
Wilmington restaurants taking online reservations include 821, Conley Ward Steakhouse, Costa's Grill & Wine Bar, Deep Blue Bar and Grill, Domaine Hudson wine bar & eatery, Harry's Savoy Grill, Harry's Seafood Grill, Jasmine Asian Cuisine, Moro, The Melting Pot - Wilmington DE ... View restaurants
The average commute time for Wilmington workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 15 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Wilmington between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.1 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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