New Hanover County, North Carolina Population 2019

New Hanover County, North Carolina's estimated population is 228,657 with a growth rate of 1.72% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. New Hanover County, North Carolina is the 9th largest county in North Carolina.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2018232,2743,6171.58%
2017228,6573,8681.72%
2016224,7895,3492.44%
2015219,4403,4441.59%
2014215,9963,0581.44%
2013212,9383,8871.86%
2012209,0513,0971.50%
2011205,9542,6681.31%
2010203,28683,00269.01%
1990120,28416,81316.25%
1980103,47120,47524.67%
197082,99611,25415.69%
196071,7428,47013.39%
195063,27215,33732.00%
194047,9354,92511.45%
193043,0102,3905.88%
192040,6208,58326.79%
191032,0376,25224.25%
190025,7851,7597.32%
189024,0262,65012.40%
188021,376-6,602-23.60%
187027,9786,26328.84%
186021,7154,04722.91%
185017,6684,35632.72%
184013,3122,35321.47%
183010,959930.86%
182010,866-599-5.22%
181011,4654,40562.39%
18007,0602293.35%
17906,8310.00%

How Many People Live in New Hanover County, North Carolina?

228,657

Population by Race

Race Population
White177,774
Black or African American31,246
Two or More Races4,609
Asian2,877
Some Other Race2,552
American Indian and Alaska Native630
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander178

New Hanover County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2019

New Hanover County, North Carolina Median Age

38.7


Total

37.3


Male

40.1


Female

New Hanover County, North Carolina Adults

There are 177,607 adults, (35,691 of whom are seniors) in New Hanover County, North Carolina.

New Hanover County, North Carolina Age Dependency

54.9

Age Dependency Ratio

25.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29.8

Child Dependency Ratio

New Hanover County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

114,653

52.15%

Male

105,213

47.85%

New Hanover County, North Carolina Households and Families

New Hanover County, North Carolina Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

New Hanover County, North Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married79.4%20.6%
All57.4%42.6%
Male46.6%53.4%
Non Family40.8%59.2%
Female40.8%59.2%

57.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All91,6732.3257.4
Non Family39,2261.3540.8
Married38,9302.9579.4
Female10,1533.2940.8
Male3,3643.4846.6

2.95

Average Family Size

2.32

Average Household Size

6.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

New Hanover County, North Carolina Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,8592.58%
9th to 12th Grade7,6145.09%
High School Graduate32,81921.95%
Some College32,98322.06%
Associates Degree14,0669.41%
Bachelors Degree38,86325.99%
Graduate Degree19,30112.91%

New Hanover County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White120,203114,28751,932
Black19,55816,7133,283
Hispanic5,9853,7931,225
Asian1,7871,399862
Multiple Races1,7141,611754
Other Race1,493782164
Native American28219364
Islander393919

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 48.72%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,052$41,563$31,713
Less Than High School$20,244$22,281$14,335
High School Grad$27,830$30,995$23,772
Some College$30,842$36,047$26,190
Bachelors Degree$44,986$56,875$37,069
Graduate Degree$65,142$81,643$54,370

$36,052

Average Earnings

$41,563

Average Male

$31,713

Average Female

New Hanover County, North Carolina Language

New Hanover County, North Carolina Language by Age

New Hanover County, North Carolina Language

93.49% of New Hanover County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 6.51% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.03% of the population.

New Hanover County, North Carolina Poverty

New Hanover County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White164,34722,46713.67%
Black29,92410,08233.69%
Hispanic11,6234,05734.90%
Multiple4,3341,07724.85%
Asian2,80883629.77%
Other2,52277330.65%
Islander17816994.94%
Native5846511.13%

18.00%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.76%

Male Poverty Rate

20.05%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in New Hanover County, North Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in New Hanover County, North Carolina is Islander, with 94.94% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in New Hanover County, North Carolina is Native, with 11.13% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.09%. Among those working part-time, it was 26.62%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.99%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School33.96%
High School17.36%
Some College14.35%
Bachelors or Greater5.35%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed43.99%
Male Unemployed36.88%
Female Employed12.64%
Male Employed7.84%

New Hanover County, North Carolina Income

New Hanover County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$51,457$73,868
Families$70,940$94,087
Married Families$85,654$111,567
Non Families$32,968$44,816

New Hanover County, North Carolina Marital Status

New Hanover County, North Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

45.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.2%

Male Marriage Rate

43.0%

Female Marriage Rate

New Hanover County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

New Hanover County, North Carolina Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

New Hanover County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

New Hanover County, North Carolina Veterans

15,221

Number of Veterans

13,759

Male Veterans

1,462

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam5,700
First Gulf War2,911
Second Gulf War2,437
Korea1,565
World War II598

New Hanover County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White12,6598.63%
Black2,1729.32%
Hispanic4225.64%
2 or More1907.77%
Other1769.46%
Asian241.02%

New Hanover County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

8.44%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.43%

Veteran Disability Rate

New Hanover County, North Carolina Employment Status

63.6%

Labor Force Participation

58.9%

Employment Rate

7%

Unemployment Rate

New Hanover County, North Carolina Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

50.37%

Born in North Carolina

94.99%

Native Born

5.01%

Foreign Born

2.90%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

94.99% of New Hanover County, North Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 50.37% having been born in North Carolina. 2.90% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Population of Cities in New Hanover County, North Carolina

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Wilmington1064301175251109510.42%
Carolina Beach570662115058.85%
Wrightsville Beach24692560913.69%
Kure Beach200921091004.98%
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990