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Encyclopedia > Wilmington, Will County, Illinois
Wilmington, Illinois
Nickname: The Island City
Country United States
State Illinois
Counties Will
Founded 1836
Incorporated 1854
Government
 - Mayor Roy Strong
Area
 - City 4.5 sq mi (11.7 km²)
Population (2000)
 - City 5,134
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
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Wilmington is a city in Will County, Illinois, United States. The population was 5,134 at the 2000 census. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2016x3024, 1410 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Wilmington, Will County, Illinois Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner... // A nickname is a name of a person or thing other than its proper name. ... This is an alphabetical list of the sovereign states of the world, including both de jure and de facto independent states. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      The political units and divisions of the United States include: The 50 states, which are... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... Listed are the 102 counties of the state of Illinois. ... Will County is a county located in the northern part of the state of Illinois. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... Sir Roy Strong is an English arts curator, writer, broadcaster and garden designer. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A time zone is a region of the Earth that has adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ...  CST or UTC-6 The Central Time Zone observes standard time by subtracting six hours from UTC during standard time (UTC-6) and five hours during daylight saving time (UTC-5). ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Though DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ...  CST or UTC-6 The Central Time Zone observes standard time by subtracting six hours from UTC during standard time (UTC-6) and five hours during daylight saving time (UTC-5). ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Will County is a county located in the northern part of the state of Illinois. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ...

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Geography

Wilmington is located at 41°18′27″N, 88°8′46″W (41.307515, -88.146143).GR1 It is located on the banks of the Kankakee River, approximately 50 miles southwest of Chicago and 15 miles south of Joliet. The Kankakee River is a tributary of the Illinois River, approximately 90 mi (144 km) long, in northwestern Indiana and northeastern Illinois in the United States. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ... Incorporated City in 1834. ...


One of Wilmington's most notable geographical features is a large island in the Kankakee River, much of which is occupied by a city park. This island divides the river into a large channel and a smaller one which was used as a natural mill race during the early years of the city. The island is the source of the city's nickname, "The Island City."


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 11.7 km² (4.5 mi²). 10.9 km² (4.2 mi²) of it is land and 0.8 km² (0.3 mi²) of it (6.86%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 5,134 people, 1,991 households, and 1,318 families residing in the city. The population density was 470.8/km² (1,218.3/mi²). There were 2,097 housing units at an average density of 192.3/km² (497.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.14% White, 0.74% African American, 0.35% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.60% from other races, and 0.86% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.95% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 1,991 households out of which 34.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.1% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.8% were non-families. 28.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 3.10. This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 26.3% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 29.4% from 25 to 44, 22.9% from 45 to 64, and 13.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 93.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.7 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $45,659, and the median income for a family was $53,648. Males had a median income of $41,966 versus $25,625 for females. The per capita income for the city was $24,357. About 5.1% of families and 5.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.3% of those under age 18 and 9.3% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


History

Thomas Cox purchased land near Alden's Island in 1834 and built a sawmill, corn cracker, gristmill, and a carding machine. Year 1834 (MDCCCXXXIV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ...


Wilmington was founded by Thomas Cox in the spring of 1836 as the town of "Winchester." The name was changed to Wilmington in 1838. The village of Wilmington was officially incorporated in 1854. An accidental discovery of coal occurred in 1863 by William Henneberry, and as a result, Wilmington was incorporated as a city. John H. Daniels served as Wilmington's first mayor. Year 1836 (MDCCCXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a leap year starting on Wednesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... | Jöns Jakob Berzelius, discoverer of protein 1838 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1854 (MDCCCLIV) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Year 1863 (MDCCCLXIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ...


Wilmington later became famous for being a stop on Route 66, which followed the route of modern-day Illinois Route 53. A notable attraction for travelers along this route is the "Gemini Giant" statue located next to the Launching Pad fast food restaurant. Alternate meanings of Route 66: New Jersey State Highway 66, Interstate 66, and a company named after the route US Highway 66 or Route 66 was and is the most famous road in the United States highway system and quite possibly the most famous and storied highway in the world. ... See also U.S. 50 U.S. 51 U.S. 52 Illinois Route 53 is an arterial north-south state highway in northeast Illinois. ...


Some famous residents have included:

Damien Anderson (born July 17, 1977 in Wilmington, IL) is a National Football League running back for the Arizona Cardinals. ... The National Football League (NFL) is the largest and most prestigious professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... “Indy 500” redirects here. ... 1892 (MDCCCXCII) was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1942 calendar). ... George William Cutshaw (July 29, 1887 in Wilmington, Illinois - August 22, 1973 in San Diego, California), is a former professional baseball player who played second base in the Major Leagues from 1912-1923. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... 1887 (MDCCCLXXXVII) is a common year starting on Saturday (click on link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar. ... Year 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the 1973 Gregorian calendar. ... John Joseph Feely (August 1, 1875 - February 15, 1905) was a U.S. Representative from Illinois. ... The House of Representatives is the larger of two houses that make up the U.S. Congress, the other being the United States Senate. ... 1875 (MDCCCLXXV) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1905 (MCMV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar). ...

List of Recent Mayors

  • Bob Wiedling
  • Jerry Hill
  • Bill Wiedling
  • Tony McGann
  • Roy Strong
  • Matt Hughes

Regional Music

Wilmington has been the featured topic in no less that 3 songs:

  • - "It's a Wilmington Day" by country music band "Comet Country".
  • - "I Hate This Town" by White Trashistan; a party rock band.
  • - "Mr. Wilmington" by Lucky Boys Confusion

"It's a Wilmington Day" and "I Hate This Town" both rose to number 1 requested songs on local radio stations.[citation needed]


External links


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Flag of Illinois Municipalities and Communities of Will County, Illinois
(County Seat: Joliet)
Cities, Towns and Villages Andres | Aurora | Beecher | Bolingbrook | Braidwood | Channahon | Crest Hill | Crete | Crystal Lawns | Elwood | Fairmont | Frankfort | Frankfort Square | Goodings Grove | Homer Glen | Ingalls Park | Joliet | Lakewood Shores | Lockport | Manhattan | Mokena | Monee | Naperville | New Lenox | Park Forest | Peotone | Plainfield | Preston Heights | Rockdale | Romeoville | Shorewood | Steger | Symerton | University Park | Willowbrook | Wilmington | Wilton center | Woodridge
Townships Channahon | Crete | Custer | DuPage | Florence | Frankfort | Green Garden | Homer | Jackson | Joliet | Lockport | Manhattan | Monee | New Lenox | Peotone | Plainfield | Reed | Troy | Washington | Wesley | Wheatland | Will | Wilmington | Wilton

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