Wilmington is in North Carolina. The population of Wilmington according to the last count in 2010 was 112,067. Wilmington is located in the county seat in New Hanover County. Wilmington had began as a tourist attraction center and has maintained a position as one of the greatest tourist destinations. Wilmington's riverfront was labelled as the ''Best American Riverfront''. Wilmington was first settled in by European Americans. Wilmington was established in the year 1738 when it was officially incorporated. Wilmington is 41.5 square miles.