New Hanover County Population 2018

New Hanover County's estimated population is 227,198 with a growth rate of 1.78% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. New Hanover County is the 9th largest county in North Carolina.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2017227,1983,9641.78%
2016223,2343,5491.62%
2015219,6853,5141.63%
2014216,1713,1291.47%
2013213,0423,8871.86%
2012209,1553,1081.51%
2011206,0472,7651.36%
2010203,28282,99869.00%
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%

New Hanover County Population Growth

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New Hanover County Race Data

Race Population Percentage
White179,01978.79%
Black or African American31,61413.91%
Two or More Races4,3951.93%
Asian3,3851.49%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,2110.53%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2440.11%

New Hanover County Population Pyramid

0k2k4k6k8k10k12k Male Population0k2k4k6k8k10k12k Female Population8580757065605550454035302520151050
Data Sources
  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