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New Hanover County, North Carolina

28403, 28409, 28412

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Statistics & Facts

The North Carolina state capital is Raleigh.
The population of Wilmington is approximately 92,000 2000, 106476 2010.
The approximate number of families is 26,469 1990, 46948 2010.
The amount of land area in Wilmington is 76.909 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Wilmington is 50 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.666 sq kilometers.
The distance from Wilmington to Washington DC is 327 miles.
The distance to the North Carolina state capital is 119 miles. (as the crow flies)
Wilmington is positioned 34.21 degrees north of the equator and 77.91 degrees west of the prime meridian.


in southeastern North Carolina on the banks of the Cape Fear river and inter-coastal waterway
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History & History Related Items

The first name for the area was New Carthage. It was then called New Liverpool, after which it was known as New Town or Newton. In 1739, the colonial capital of North Carolina was moved to New Town by the royal governor, Gabriel Johnson. He re-named Wilmington for Spencer Compton, the earl of Wilmington in England.
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The settling of Wilmington


The incorporation of Wilmington



See great photosof Wilmington!
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The population of Wilmington was:
1990 - 55,530
2000 - 92,000

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