New Hanover County Population 2017

New Hanover County's estimated population is 223,483 with a growth rate of 1.64% 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
2016223,4833,6151.64%
2015219,8683,4451.59%
2014216,4233,2371.52%
2013213,1863,9971.91%
2012209,1893,2101.56%
2011205,9792,6651.31%
2010203,31483,03069.03%
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
White179,01980.10%
Black or African American31,61414.15%
Two or More Races4,3951.97%
Asian3,3851.51%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,2110.54%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2440.11%

New Hanover County Population Pyramid

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Population of Cities in New Hanover County

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