New Hanover County, North Carolina Population 2018

New Hanover County, North Carolina'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, North Carolina is the 9th largest county in North Carolina.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2017219,866-7,332-3.23%
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, North Carolina Population Growth

Population Data via

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

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table B03002

New Hanover County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2018

2,0004,0006,0008,00010,000 Male Population2,0004,0006,0008,00010,000 Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

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

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1101

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

New Hanover County, North Carolina Households by Type

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 Households

New Hanover County, North Carolina Education

New Hanover County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

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%.

New Hanover County, North Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

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 largest non-English language 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%.

New Hanover County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School33.96%
High School17.36%
Some College14.35%
Bachelors or Greater5.35%

New Hanover County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

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 Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45To54.

New Hanover County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race


Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1201

New Hanover County, North Carolina Veterans

New Hanover County, North Carolina Veterans by War

15,221

Number of Veterans

13,759

Male Veterans

1,462

Female Veterans

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

New Hanover County, North Carolina Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 744,421
35 to 543,615
75+3,516
55 to 642,442
18 to 341,227

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

New Hanover County, North Carolina Employment by Age

63.6%

Labor Force Participation

58.9%

Employment Rate

7%

Unemployment Rate

New Hanover County, North Carolina Employment by Race

New Hanover County, North Carolina Employment by Education

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%
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