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Wilmington is a port city and the county seat of New Hanover County in coastal southeastern North Carolina, United States. The population is 112,067; according to the 2010 Census it is the eighth most populous city in the state. Wilmington is the principal city of the Wilmington Metropolitan Statistical Area, a metropolitan area that includes New Hanover and Pender counties in southeastern North Carolina, which has a population of 263,429 as of the 2012 Census Estimate. Wilmington was settled by European Americans along the Cape Fear River. Its historic downtown has a one-mile-long Riverwalk, originally developed as a tourist attraction, and in 2014 Wilmington's riverfront was named the "Best American Riverfront" by USA Today. It is minutes away from nearby beaches. The National Trust for Historic Preservation named Wilmington, North Carolina, as one of its 2008 Dozen Distinctive Destinations. City residents live between the river and the ocean, with four nearby beach communities: Fort Fisher, Wrightsville Beach, Carolina Beach, and Kure Beach, all within half-hour drives from downtown Wilmington. In 2003 the city was designated by the US Congress as a "Coast Guard City". It is the home port for the USCGC Diligence, a United States Coast Guard medium endurance cutter.The World War II battleship USS North Carolina is held as a war memorial; located across from the downtown port area, the ship is open to public tours. Other attractions include the Cape Fear Museum, the Wilmington Hammerheads United Soccer Leagues soccer team. The University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) provides a wide variety of programs for undergraduates, graduate students, and adult learners, in addition to cultural and sports events open to the community. Wilmington is the home of EUE Screen Gems Studios, the largest domestic television and movie production facility outside of California. "Dream Stage 10," the facility's newest sound stage, is the third-largest in the US. It houses the largest special-effects water tank in North America. After the studio's opening in 1984, Wilmington became a major center of American film and television production. Numerous movies in a range of genres and several television series, including Iron Man 3, Fox's Sleepy Hollow, One Tree Hill, Dawson's Creek and NBC's Revolution, were produced there. In recent years, however, the end of state tax credits to the industry has severely impacted filmmaking in the entire area.

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One of the most gorgeous cities in North Carolina, the city of Wilmington doesn’t fail to resemble a summer capital of the bygone colonials. Despite such a characteristically summery vibe to it, this city is a pleasure to visit almost any time of the year. With saturated hues of the sunny skies, meeting the beaches and a glaze of golden grass completing the panorama, Wilmington is a blend of quaint cottages and some high-end resorts. If the touristy attractions are not your cup of tea, head to the tiny colonial towns surrounding this city. But we insist checking out some attractions that are a must-see in Wilmington. These include- the battleship of USS North Carolina (BB-55), Airlie Gardens which are one of the most notable historical sites in the city, the historic district that gives you a fabulous detour of the city’s history and much more that are pioneering Wilmington tourism.

 

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Facts and Stats for Wilmington*

  • Pollution Statistics in Wilmington

    Know the pollution level of Wilmington before you plan your visit.

    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 25 (Low)
  • Wilmington: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Wilmington for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Wilmington.

    • Burglary and Theft 33.33 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 42.86 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 42.86 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 29.17 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 32.14 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 46.43 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 46.43 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 53.57 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 67.86 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 35.71 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 35.71 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 21.43 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 39.29 (Low)
  • Living in Wilmington - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Wilmington is 199.79 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 57.78 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 87.92 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 10.34 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 21.13 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 78.94 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 70 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 2.84 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 104.48 (High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Wilmington

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Wilmington

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 10 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 69.33 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 88.5 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 39 USD

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