Wilmington, DE Financial Planning

Wilmington is the largest city in Delaware with a population of 720,000 residents as of the 2016 census. Wilmington was built at the location of the once standing Fort Christina which was the first Swedish settlement in North America. Wilmington is the county seat of New Castle County and is one of the major cities that makes up the Delaware Valley metropolitan area. Wilmington was once originally known to be occupied by the Lenape led by Sachem MAtterhorn. Prior to its discovery by Henry Hudson the area was called “Maax-waas Unk” or “Bear Place”. The Dutch named the river Minguannan after hearing the way it was pronounced by the Lenape.