Wilmington, Massachusetts 2024

wilmington,MassachusettsWilmington is a town located in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in the United States. According to the 2020 United States Census, the population of Wilmington is approximately 23,253 people.

The town was founded in 1727 and has a rich history dating back to the colonial era. The town's historical society operates a museum that displays artifacts from the town's history.

Wilmington has a public library that was established in 1872. The town's public school system consists of three elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school. It is also home to the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

The annual Town Meeting is Wilmington's local legislative body, comprising about 250 elected residents.

There are churches of various denominations in Wilmington, including the United Church of Christ, the Congregational Church, the Baptist Church, and the Roman Catholic Church.

Wilmington has a food pantry, a humane society, and the Wilmington Fourth of July Committee. The town is located in Massachusetts' 6th congressional district and is currently represented by Seth Moulton.

Local attractions in Wilmington include the Wilmington Town Museum, the Col. Joshua Harnden Tavern, and the Wright Locke Farm. The town is accessible via exits 38 and 40 on Interstate 95. It borders the neighboring towns of Woburn, Stoneham, Reading, North Reading, Billerica, and Burlington.

In 2016, the town's Woburn Street was named one of the best main streets in Massachusetts. In 2020, a video productions company, Link House Productions, produced its first virtual tour of Wilmington.

Notable people from Wilmington include Sumner Cheney, Samuel Thompson, and Judith LeBlanc.

The town's newspaper, the Wilmington Town Crier, was founded in 1972 by David T. bHalberts. It is published weekly and contains news, sports, community information, and a calendar of events.

In 2007, construction of the new high school began, and it opened in the fall of 2009. The historic town hall was restored and expanded into a modern center for the community. The police station was relocated to a separate building to make way for the new center.

In 2011, Shawsheen Regional Vocational Technical School in Billerica opened a satellite campus on the grounds of Wilmington High School.

In April 2016, the first casino in Massachusetts, Plainridge Park Casino, opened in Wilmington. The casino features slot machines, harness racing, electronic table games, and dining options.

In 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic, the town of Wilmington received six dollars per capita, or $134,570, as part of a $10 million state grant designed to assist small businesses.