New Hanover County, North Carolina Population 2018

New Hanover County, North Carolina's estimated population is 227,198 with a growth rate of 4.98% 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
2017227,19810,7684.98%
2016216,430-6,804-3.05%
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
White175,310
Black or African American30,589
Two or More Races4,583
Asian2,902
Some Other Race2,301
American Indian and Alaska Native636
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander109

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

New Hanover County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8%10% Male Population0%2%4%6%8%10% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

New Hanover County, North Carolina Median Age

38.4


Total

36.8


Male

39.9


Female

New Hanover County, North Carolina Adults

There are 174,443 adults, (33,980 of which are seniors) in New Hanover County, North Carolina.

New Hanover County, North Carolina Age Dependency

54.1

Age Dependency Ratio

24.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29.8

Child Dependency Ratio

New Hanover County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

112,401

51.93%

Male

104,029

48.07%

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
Married78.2%21.8%
All57.6%42.4%
Male43%57%
Non Family42.2%57.8%
Female40.4%59.6%

57.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

New Hanover County, North Carolina Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All89,5992.3457.6
Married38,6972.9478.2
Non Family37,3711.3742.2
Female10,0073.2540.4
Male3,5243.443

2.94

Average Family Size

2.34

Average Household Size

6.2%

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 Grade3,8712.64%
9th to 12th Grade7,4495.08%
High School Graduate32,55622.19%
Some College33,46722.81%
Associates Degree13,7499.37%
Bachelors Degree36,94025.17%
Graduate Degree18,71512.75%

New Hanover County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White117,777112,09349,716
Black19,16416,3143,255
Hispanic5,8433,513895
Asian2,0031,7291,015
Multiple Races1,5931,497609
Other Race1,397687125
Native American29920577
Islander626251

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 82.26%.

New Hanover County, North Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,114$40,636$30,807
Less Than High School$17,655$21,330$15,135
High School Grad$27,175$31,374$23,495
Some College$29,950$35,704$25,034
Bachelors Degree$42,364$54,490$36,234
Graduate Degree$62,593$76,470$53,537

$35,114

Average Earnings

$40,636

Average Male

$30,807

Average Female

New Hanover County, North Carolina Language

New Hanover County, North Carolina Language by Age

New Hanover County, North Carolina Language

92.91% of New Hanover County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 7.09% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.56% of the population.

New Hanover County, North Carolina Poverty

New Hanover County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White161,69721,93713.57%
Black29,3919,48932.29%
Hispanic11,3624,10936.16%
Multiple4,3591,07524.66%
Other2,29481735.61%
Asian2,82769324.51%
Islander1096761.47%
Native6056410.58%

17.70%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.98%

Male Poverty Rate

19.29%

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 61.47% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in New Hanover County, North Carolina is Native, with 10.58% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.10%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.56%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.98%.

New Hanover County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School32.84%
High School18.09%
Some College13.79%
Bachelors or Greater5.28%

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

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed44.63%
Male Unemployed36.56%
Female Employed12.40%
Male Employed7.79%

New Hanover County, North Carolina Income

New Hanover County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$51,232$71,553
Families$67,451$89,904
Married Families$83,287$106,308
Non Families$32,579$43,730

New Hanover County, North Carolina Marital Status

New Hanover County, North Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

45.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.1%

Male Marriage Rate

43.7%

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

New Hanover County, North Carolina Veterans

New Hanover County, North Carolina Veterans by War

16,102

Number of Veterans

14,372

Male Veterans

1,730

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam5,782
First Gulf War3,043
Second Gulf War2,834
Korea1,729
World War II790

New Hanover County, North Carolina Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 744,454
35 to 543,861
75+3,577
55 to 642,592
18 to 341,618

New Hanover County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White13,1869.15%
Black2,56611.25%
Hispanic4285.86%
Other1408.04%
2 or More1285.47%
Asian632.61%
Hawaiian1117.74%
Indian81.68%

New Hanover County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

8.44%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.36%

Veteran Disability Rate

New Hanover County, North Carolina Employment Status

New Hanover County, North Carolina Employment by Age

64.4%

Labor Force Participation

59.2%

Employment Rate

7.7%

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