Merrimack Valley Massachusetts

Cities and Towns / Wilmington


The Town of Wilmington is a suburban industrial town occupying 17.2 square miles of the watershed of the Ipswich River. The town was part of an unstable Colonial frontier during Queen Ann’s War. The Baldwin apple is supposed to have been discovered in Wilmington in the 1790’s on Butters Farm. After some bitter disputes with other communities over whether that was the case, a bronze plaque duly commemorates the discovery. The Middlesex Canal was completed in Wilmington in the early 19th century and residents were able to ship their produce to market.
TransportationHighways: Interstate Route 93, State Route 129 and 62
Schools and EducationShawsheen Elementary SchoolBoutwell Early Childhood CenterWest Intermediate SchoolShawsheen Regional Vocational TechWoburn Street Elementary SchoolNorth Intermediate SchoolWilmington High SchoolWildwood Early Childhood Center Wilmington Middle School
Additional InfoTown Hall: 978-658-3311Fire Department: 978-658-3346Police Department: 978-658-5071Town Website:
Incorporated in: 1730Population: 22,325Total Area: 17.2 sq. milesLand Area: 17.1 sq. miles Density: $1,334 per sq. mileMedian Household Income: $99,904Median household Size: 3.0 

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