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19801, 19802, 19805, 19806

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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).

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Wilmington location: approximately mid-point between New York and Washington

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Climate & Weather

The climate for Wilmington is sub-tropical and humid.
Wilmington average annual precipitation is 42.9 inches per year.
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.

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Wilmington history:

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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.
The founding of Wilmington: March, 1638
The incorporation date of Wilmington: 1731

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Wilmington attractions:

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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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