With a population of , in , it is the eighth most populous city in the state. Wilmington is the principal city of the Wilmington Metropolitan Statistical Area , a metropolitan area that includes New Hanover and Pender counties in southeastern North Carolina,  which has a population of , as of the Census Estimate. Its historic downtown has a 1. Towards the end of the 19th century, Wilmington was a majority-black, racially-integrated prosperous city, and the largest city in North Carolina.
This is a list of gay villages , urban areas with generally recognized boundaries that unofficially form a social center for LGBT people. Some may be gay getaways , such as Provincetown or Guerneville. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Wikipedia list article. This article has multiple issues.