The city of Wilmington is the largest city in the state of Delaware and one of the few that auto shippers are actually capable of getting to or from easily. Home to over 70,000 residents, Wilmington sits squarely in the Philadelphia Metropolitan Area, though some resource guides list Wilmington as being in the Delaware Valley Metropolitan Area, which makes up portions of four states: Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. The metropolitan area that Wilmington is grouped in includes cities such as Philadelphia, Reading, Camden, and other, smaller areas.
Originally a settlement first founded by the Dutch, Wilmington proper was not known as Wilmington until a British charter named it as such in 173; it was named after Thomas Willing, who was the first to really develop the area that would become known as the largest city in Delaware. Wilmington saw arguably its largest growth during the American Civil War; a manufacturing town at the time, and located in a border state, both the Union and Confederate armies contracted with Wilmington companies for munitions and uniforms, creating a major economic boom. Wilmington saw its population decay during the latter half of the 20th century, unfortunately, dropping from a peak of 112,000 residents in 1940 to where it sits today – just over 70,000.
During the summer months, average daily highs in Wilmington sit in the mid-to-upper 80’s, though temperatures as high as 107 have been recorded. Overnight summer lows tend to drop down into the mid-to-upper 60’s, though they can drop lower depending on weather fronts from the Atlantic Ocean. During the winter months average highs tend to stay in the low-to-mid 40’s, with snowfall coming overnight as the temperature can drop down into the mid-to-upper 20’s and low 30’s.
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