Wilmington, Delaware

Wilmington: The largest city in New Castle County, Delaware. It is located on the Delaware River in the northeastern United States. Wilmington is known for its many parks and green spaces, its many historical sites, and its many attractions, such as the Nemours Mansion and Gardens and the Delaware Art Museum.

About

Wilmington is a city located in the county of New Castle in the U.S. state of Delaware. Its population at the 2010 census was 70,851. After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 70,376 inhabitants.

The city was created 386 years ago in 1637.

Wilmington locator map
Location of Wilmington on Delaware map.

Quick Facts about Wilmington

Population : 70,376 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Delaware (United States)
County : New Castle County
Postal code : 19801-19810, 19850, 19880, 19884-19887, 19889-19899
Phone Area Codes : 302
Water as percent of area : 35.65%
Land as percent of area : 64.35%
Altitude : 92 feet / 28 meters
Capital city : Wilmington is capital of New Castle County
Establishment : January 01, 1638 (386 years ago)
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 02:16:36 (2nd March 2024)
Population growth : -0.67% (2010-2020)
Wilmington Delaware skyline image
Wilmington Delaware skyline
Wilmington Delaware skyline image

Geography

Wilmington is located at 39°44'45"N 75°32'48"W (39.7459500, -75.5465900).

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Demographics

According to census records, the population of Wilmington decreased by 0.67% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 70,851 - census
2011 70,868 0.02% estimation process
2012 71,045 0.25% estimation process
2013 71,201 0.22% estimation process
2014 71,201 0% estimation process
2015 71,131 -0.1% estimation process
2016 70,919 -0.3% estimation process
2017 70,658 -0.37% estimation process
2018 70,457 -0.29% estimation process
2019 70,166 -0.41% estimation process
2020 70,376 0.3% estimation process

Wilmington zip code is 19801. County name: New Castle, County fips: 10003

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Best Things to Do in Wilmington

1 Casino @ Delaware Park

Rating: 3.9 (3572)

777 Delaware Park Blvd, Wilmington, DE 19804, United States ➦ Show Map

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Casino @ Delaware Park

2 Brandywine Park

Rating: 4.6 (1601)

1080 N Park Dr, Wilmington, DE 19802, United States ➦ Show Map

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Brandywine Park

3 Bellevue State Park

Rating: 4.7 (1379)

800 Carr Rd, Wilmington, DE 19809, United States ➦ Show Map

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Bellevue State Park

4 Delaware Children's Museum

Rating: 4.6 (1169)

550 Justison St, Wilmington, DE 19801, United States ➦ Show Map

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Delaware Children's Museum

5 Brandywine Creek State Park

Rating: 4.7 (1074)

41 Adams Dam Rd, Wilmington, DE 19807, United States ➦ Show Map

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Brandywine Creek State Park

Where ot Eat in Wilmington

1 Sullivan's Steakhouse

Rating: 4.3 (917)

5525 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE 19803, United States ➦ Show Map

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Sullivan's Steakhouse

2 Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant

Rating: 4.2 (901)

620 Justison St, Wilmington, DE 19801, United States ➦ Show Map

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Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant

3 Panera Bread

Rating: 4.1 (871)

3650 Kirkwood Hwy, Wilmington, DE 19808, United States ➦ Show Map

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Panera Bread

4 Chipotle Mexican Grill

Rating: 4 (679)

3700 Kirkwood Hwy, Wilmington, DE 19808, United States ➦ Show Map

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Chipotle Mexican Grill

5 Dunkin'

Rating: 4.3 (355)

301 N Maryland Ave, Wilmington, DE 19804, United States ➦ Show Map

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Dunkin'

Where to Stay in Wilmington

1 Sheraton Suites Wilmington Downtown

Rating: 3.9 (962)

422 Delaware Ave, Wilmington, DE 19801, United States ➦ Show Map

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Sheraton Suites Wilmington Downtown

2 The Westin Wilmington

Rating: 4.3 (676)

818 Shipyard Dr, Wilmington, DE 19801, United States ➦ Show Map

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The Westin Wilmington

3 Surestay Plus Hotel By Best Western Brandywine Valley

Rating: 3.6 (322)

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Surestay Plus Hotel By Best Western Brandywine Valley

4 Homewood Suites by Hilton Wilmington Downtown

Rating: 4.4 (167)

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Homewood Suites by Hilton Wilmington Downtown

5 Hyatt Place Wilmington Riverfront

Rating: 4.7 (152)

760 Justison St, Wilmington, DE 19801, United States ➦ Show Map

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Hyatt Place Wilmington Riverfront

Other Places in Wilmington

1 City of Wilmington

Rating: 3.6 (8)

800 N French St, Wilmington, DE 19801 ➦ Show Map

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2 Louis L.Redding City County Building

Rating: 3.4 (5)

800 N French St, Wilmington, DE 19801 ➦ Show Map

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Louis L.Redding City County Building

3 Bellefonte Town Hall

Rating: 5 (1)

901 Rosedale Ave, Wilmington, DE 19809 ➦ Show Map

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Bellefonte Town Hall

4 Takahitiwawa

701 W 34th St, Wilmington, DE 19802 ➦ Show Map

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People born in Wilmington (200)

People born in Wilmington, including lawyer Frederic Kimber Seward, chemist Robert W. Field, computer scientist Marshall Kirk McKusick, .

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Schools in Wilmington

College & universities near Wilmington, DE

Code Name City ZIP
432524 Delaware College of Art and Design Wilmington (DE) 19801-3007
441362 Harris School of Business-Wilmington Campus Wilmington (DE) 19803
131113 Wilmington University New Castle (DE) 19720
186469 Salem Community College Carneys Point (NJ) 08069-2799
130989 Goldey-Beacom College Wilmington (DE) 19808

Stations (31)

Amtrak & bus stations near Wilmington, DE

Code Name Address Type
WIL Wilmington station 100 South French Street RAIL
NRK Newark 429 South College Ave. RAIL
EXT Exton 425 Walkertown Road RAIL
DOW Downingtown West Lancaster Ave. and Stuart Ave. RAIL
PAO Paoli 13 Lancaster Ave. RAIL

Post offices near Wilmington

Post Office Name City ZIP
Rodney Sq Post Office Wilmington (DE) 19801
Lancaster Av Post Office Wilmington (DE) 19805
Montchanin Post Office Montchanin (DE) 19710
Edgemoor Post Office Wilmington (DE) 19809
Greenvill Post Office Wilmington (DE) 19807

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Other cities in New Castle County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in New Castle County , DE. (more)

City Name Population Title
Newark 33,849 City in New Castle County, Delaware, United States
Middletown 23,765 Town in Delaware, USA
Bear 19,371 Census-designated place in Delaware, United States
Hockessin 13,527 Census designated place
Claymont 8,253 Census-designated place in Delaware
North Star 7,980 Census designated place
Pike Creek 7,898 Census designated place
Wilmington Manor 7,889 Census-designated place in Delaware
Elsmere 5,761 Town in Delaware
Edgemoor 5,677 Census designated place
New Castle 5,394 City in Delaware
Brookside 2,896 Town in Alabama
Townsend 2,764 Town in New Castle County, Delaware, United States
Delaware City 1,837 City in New Castle County, Delaware, United States
Bellefonte 1,166 Town of the United States
Newport 874 Town in New Castle County, Delaware, United States

Distance to Other Cities

Wilmington distances to largest Delaware cities