New Hanover County, North Carolina Population 2022

New Hanover County, North Carolina's estimated population is 241,124 with a growth rate of 0.93% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. New Hanover County, North Carolina is the 10th largest county in North Carolina. The 2010 Population was 203,284 and has seen a growth of 18.61% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
17906,8310.00%
18007,0602293.35%
181011,4654,40562.39%
182010,866-599-5.22%
183010,959930.86%
184013,3122,35321.47%
185017,6684,35632.72%
186021,7154,04722.91%
187027,9786,26328.84%
188021,376-6,602-23.60%
189024,0262,65012.40%
190025,7851,7597.32%
191032,0376,25224.25%
192040,6208,58326.79%
193043,0102,3905.88%
194047,9354,92511.45%
195063,27215,33732.00%
196071,7428,47013.39%
197082,99611,25415.69%
1980103,47120,47524.67%
1990120,28416,81316.25%
2010203,28483,00069.00%
2011205,9662,6821.32%
2012209,0453,0791.49%
2013212,9213,8761.85%
2014215,9633,0421.43%
2015219,4223,4591.60%
2016224,8095,3872.46%
2017228,7283,9191.74%
2018232,2563,5281.54%
2019234,4732,2170.95%
2020236,6902,2170.95%
2021238,9072,2170.94%
2022241,1242,2170.93%
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New Hanover County, North Carolina Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White186,68180.66%
Black or African American30,43613.15%
American Indian and Alaska Native5440.24%
Asian3,1451.36%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2050.09%
Some Other Race4,0191.74%
Two or More Races6,4182.77%
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New Hanover County, North Carolina Population by Race

New Hanover County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2022

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New Hanover County, North Carolina Median Age

39


Total

37.9


Male

40.5


Female

New Hanover County, North Carolina Adults

There are 188,738 adults, (41,068 of whom are seniors) in New Hanover County, North Carolina.

New Hanover County, North Carolina Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

27.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

28.9

Child Dependency Ratio

New Hanover County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

121,230

52.38%

Male

110,218

47.62%

New Hanover County, North Carolina Population by Age

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

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New Hanover County, North Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married80.1%19.9%
All58.4%41.6%
Male45.5%54.5%
Female43.6%56.4%
Non Family41.9%58.1%

58.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

New Hanover County, North Carolina Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All97,9982.2958.4
Married41,5972.9480.1
Male3,2873.5145.5
Female9,1653.3943.6
Non Family43,9491.3541.9

2.98

Average Family Size

2.29

Average Household Size

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New Hanover County, North Carolina Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,2922.07%
9th to 12th Grade7,4864.70%
High School Graduate31,68319.90%
Some College33,51121.05%
Associates Degree15,99310.05%
Bachelors Degree44,21027.77%
Graduate Degree23,02014.46%
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New Hanover County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

New Hanover County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian2,0301,7521,265
White128,007121,21658,677
2+ Races2,6232,4631,162
Hispanic6,6195,4071,914
Native American36328292
Black19,99217,6794,471
Other Race1,9351,333229
Islander47473

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 asian people with a rate of 62.32%.

New Hanover County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$40,296$44,878$36,032
Less Than 9th Grade$21,894$22,951$16,424
High School Graduate$27,301$30,727$23,610
Some College$36,085$41,437$31,474
Bachelors Degree$46,880$56,196$42,496
Graduate Degree$61,663$82,882$53,917

$40,296

Average Earnings

$44,878

Average Male

$36,032

Average Female

New Hanover County, North Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

New Hanover County, North Carolina Language by Age

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New Hanover County, North Carolina Language

93.78% of New Hanover County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 6.22% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.60% of the population.

New Hanover County, North Carolina Language

New Hanover County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Islander20519494.63%
Black29,6189,67232.66%
Hispanic12,7262,86022.47%
Multiple5,9801,26121.09%
Native4326715.51%
Asian2,99639013.02%
White173,21418,95210.94%
Other535NaN%

14.63%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.43%

Male Poverty Rate

15.72%

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 94.63% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.33%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.54%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.87%.

New Hanover County, North Carolina Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade24.08%
High School16.27%
Some College11.67%
Bachelors or Greater5.18%

New Hanover County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed6.59%
Male Unemployed30.85%
Female Employed9.08%
Female Unemployed28.85%

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

New Hanover County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$56,689$83,395
Families$79,830$109,826
Married Families$95,644$128,536
Non Families$37,754$49,275
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Income by Household Type

New Hanover County, North Carolina Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

45.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.4%

Male Marriage Rate

43.7%

Female Marriage Rate

New Hanover County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

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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

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New Hanover County, North Carolina Marital Status

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14,736

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War3,287
First Gulf War3,027
Vietnam5,097
Korea1,461
World War II365

New Hanover County, North Carolina Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 341,388
35 to 543,532
55 to 642,157
65 to 743,913
75+3,746

New Hanover County, North Carolina Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White12,6278.11%
Black1,5016.45%
Native American81.84%
Asian512.00%
Islander34.76%
Other Race2048.83%
2+ Races3428.98%
Hispanic4014.93%

New Hanover County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

New Hanover County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

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6.80%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.25%

Veteran Disability Rate

New Hanover County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

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62.7%

Labor Force Participation

59.2%

Employment Rate

5.2%

Unemployment Rate

New Hanover County, North Carolina Employment by Age

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New Hanover County, North Carolina Employment by Race

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New Hanover County, North Carolina Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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50.53%

Born in New Hanover County, North Carolina

95.15%

Native Born

4.85%

Foreign Born

2.36%

Non Citizen

2.49%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.15% of New Hanover County, North Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 50.53% having been born in North Carolina. 2.36% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

New Hanover County, North Carolina Place of Birth

  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

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