Wilmington, North Carolina - Facts & Figures
Wilmington, North Carolina is an early American port city built along the Cape Fear River, and possesses the state's largest National Register Historic District. The town has been careful to preserve its history and heritage while expanding into modern markets. Wilmington is the major city in the Wilmington Metropolitan Statistical Area, a metropolitan area that includes New Hanover, Brunswick, and Pender counties. It is home to a soccer team, an NBA training camp, World War II memorials, the largest domestic television and movie production facility outside of California, and the largest special-effects water tank in North America. It has been named a Coast Guard City and is the home port of two ships. Wilmington's economy includes electronic and telecommunications equipment, as well as electrical and medical equipment. They produce clothing and other apparel, nuclear fuel and pharmaceuticals. They have been voted "One of the Best Towns," "The Next Big Thing," the #7 Most Fun, Affordable City, one of the Top 10 Recreation Cities, one of the 15 best in the country for business and careers, one of the 100 Best Arts Towns, and Places to Launch a Business. Wilmington was also #2 in the nation for projected job growth in 2007.
- Population: 108,297
- Industries: Accommodation and food services; Health care; Educational services; Construction; Professional, scientific, and technical services; Public administration
- Area Codes: 910
- Zip Codes: 28401, 28402, 28403, 28404, 28405, 28406, 28407, 28408, 28409, 28410, 28411, 28412
- Surrounding Cities: Hightsville, Kings Grant, Seagate, Masonboro, Belville, Wrightsboro, Silver Lake, Navassa