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28403, 28409, 28412

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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.

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Wilmington location: in southeastern North Carolina on the banks of the Cape Fear river and inter-coastal waterway

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Wilmington history:

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.
The settling of Wilmington: 1733
The incorporation date of Wilmington: 1739

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