Facts Sheet

Located on I-95, halfway between New York City and Washington, D.C. (approximately 100 miles in each direction). More than one third of the nation's population is within 350 miles of Wilmington.

  • 30 minutes to center city Philadelphia
  • 90 minutes to downtown Baltimore
  • 60 minutes to Lancaster, PA ("Amish Country")
  • 90 minutes to Atlantic City
  • 2 hours to Delaware's Atlantic Ocean beaches (Rehoboth, Bethany, Dewey, Lewes)

State of Delaware:
Geography: Second smallest state in the nation. 
Population: 897,934. 
Representation: One congressman, two senators and ONE vice-president!

New Castle County
Population 538,479, the largest population and smallest geographic area (438 square miles) of Delaware's three counties. Wilmington is New Castle County's and Delaware's largest city with a population of 70,851. 

Major Highway Access:
I-95, I-495, I-295 (Delaware Memorial Bridge), and New Jersey Turnpike

Air Access:
PHL/Philadelphia International Airport (20 minutes by car). 
ILG/New Castle County Airport (10 minutes by car). 
BWI/Baltimore-Washington International (90 minutes by car).

Moderate. Average temperature is 76 F (24 C) in the summer and 33 F (1 C) in winter. Snowfall is moderate and is most likely to occur January through March. Annual rainfall is approximately 45 inches.

Tax-free Shopping and Dining:
No sales tax in Delaware on shopping, dining or entertainment!

New Castle County Hotel Rooms:
Approximately 5,000 rooms available in New Castle County; 6,000 total rooms in the region.

Lodging Tax:
New Castle County Lodging Tax is 8%.
City of Wilmington Lodging Tax is 10%.

Wilmington Rental Tax:
2% (applies to car and equipment rentals)

Major Industries:
Banking, Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Agriculture, Tourism/Hospitality, Import/Export