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Wilmington
Wilmington
Delaware
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Wilmington (Lenape: Paxahakink, Pakehakink) is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Delaware. The city was built on the site of Fort Christina, the first Swedish settlement in North America. It is at the confluence of the Christina River and Brandywine River, near where the Christina flows into the Delaware River. It is the county seat of New Castle County and one of the major cities in the Delaware Valley metropolitan area. Wilmington was named by Proprietor Thomas Penn after his friend Spencer Compton, Earl of Wilmington, who was prime minister in the reign of George II of Great Britain. As of the 2017 United States Census estimate, the city's population is 72,846. It is the fifth least populous city in the U.S. to be the most populous in its state. The Wilmington Metropolitan Division, comprising New Castle County, DE, Cecil County, MD and Salem County, NJ, had an estimated 2016 population of 719,876. And the Delaware Valley metropolitan area, which includes the cities of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Camden, New Jersey, had a 2016 population of 6,070,500, and a combined statistical area of 7,179,357.

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great schools, parks, resturants perfect for all ages.
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Everyone pretty much stays to their selves
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This city is very age friendly. There are many different things available for elders and children of all ages to enjoy. There are many programs to help elders receive mobility assistance when traveling on their own. The riverfront is a great place for everyone to enjoy their day and become familiar with the upscale attractions of Wilmington Delaware.
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Well you have some homeowners and some renters which are not always employed.
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The neighborhood is populated with individuals close in age range. There are several community/senior centers nearby and available transportation to these venues. The younger generations remain active with their families and have built relationships with the other families.

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B+

How did Delaware earn the grade of B+? We examined the state taxes based on how age friendly they are. Delaware has a state sales tax of 0.00%. Of particular interest is that Delaware does not have taxes on social security. There are estate taxes. There are no taxes imposed on inheritance. Delaware has an effective property tax rate of 0.55%. Weighing these taxes and other taxes most likely to impact the aging population is how Delaware earned its state tax grade of B+.

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