Wilmington (Delaware)

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Coordinates 39°44′45″N 75°32′48″W
Country United States
State Delaware
County New Castle
Founded March 1638
Incorporated 1731
Borough Charter 1739
City Charter March 7, 1832
Named for Spencer Compton, 1st Earl of Wilmington
Elevation 92 ft (28 m)
Time zone UTC−5 (EST)
ZIP codes 19801-19810, 19850, 19880, 19884-19886, 19890-19899
Area code(s) 302
FIPS code 10-77580
GNIS feature ID 214862
Website ci.wilmington.de.us
Homicide 27
Rape 23
Robbery 397
Aggravated assault 727
Total violent crime 1,174
Burglary 900
Larceny-theft 2,530
Motor vehicle theft 335
Arson 2
Total property crime 3,765
Government (Type) Council-mayor
Government (Mayor) Mike Purzycki (D)
Government (City) 17.19 sq mi (44.52 km2)
Government (Land) 10.89 sq mi (28.22 km2)
Government (Water) 6.29 sq mi (16.30 km2)
Area (City) 17.19 sq mi (44.52 km2)
Area (Land) 10.89 sq mi (28.22 km2)
Area (Water) 6.29 sq mi (16.30 km2)
Population (2020) (City) 70,898
Population (2020) (Rank) US: 483rd
Population (2020) (Density) 6,507.39/sq mi (2,512.48/km2)
Population (2020) (Metro) 6,069,875 (US: 8th)

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Wilmington (Lenape: Paxahakink /Pakehakink) is the largest city in the U.S. state of Delaware. The city was built on the site of Fort Christina, the first Swedish settlement in North America. It lies at the confluence of the Christina River and Brandywine River, near where the Christina flows into the Delaware River. It is the county seat of New Castle County and one of the major cities in the Delaware Valleymetropolitan area. Wilmington was named by ProprietorThomas Penn after his friend Spencer Compton, Earl of Wilmington, who was prime minister during the reign of George II of Great Britain.

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