New Hanover County, North Carolina Population 2020

New Hanover County, North Carolina's estimated population is 228,657 with a growth rate of 1.72% 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
2018232,2743,6171.58%
2017228,6573,8681.72%
2016224,7895,3492.44%
2015219,4403,4441.59%
2014215,9963,0581.44%
2013212,9383,8871.86%
2012209,0513,0971.50%
2011205,9542,6681.31%
2010203,28683,00269.01%
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%

How Many People Live in New Hanover County, North Carolina?

228,657

New Hanover County, North Carolina Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White181,70181.03%
Black or African American31,44014.02%
Two or More Races4,8982.18%
Asian3,0101.34%
Some Other Race2,5241.13%
American Indian and Alaska Native4730.21%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1850.08%

New Hanover County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2020

New Hanover County, North Carolina Median Age

38.7


Total

37.4


Male

40.2


Female

New Hanover County, North Carolina Adults

There are 181,838 adults, (37,427 of whom are seniors) in New Hanover County, North Carolina.

New Hanover County, North Carolina Age Dependency

55.3

Age Dependency Ratio

25.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29.4

Child Dependency Ratio

New Hanover County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

116,957

52.16%

Male

107,274

47.84%

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
Married78.9%21.1%
All57.2%42.8%
Male48.4%51.6%
Non Family41%59%
Female39.8%60.2%

57.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All93,6362.3257.2
Non Family40,4961.3641
Married39,6712.9678.9
Female10,2413.2439.8
Male3,2283.5248.4

2.96

Average Family Size

2.32

Average Household Size

6.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

New Hanover County, North Carolina Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,3252.18%
9th to 12th Grade7,4434.88%
High School Graduate32,91421.56%
Some College33,98122.26%
Associates Degree15,0379.85%
Bachelors Degree40,25326.37%
Graduate Degree19,71412.91%

New Hanover County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White122,803116,81853,135
Black19,69717,2253,276
Hispanic6,1394,2771,352
Asian1,9641,6811,296
Multiple Races1,9631,823884
Other Race1,403758159
Native American22516240
Islander414111

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 65.99%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,966$42,692$32,467
Less Than High School$20,686$23,535$14,104
High School Grad$27,244$30,277$23,906
Some College$32,204$38,028$26,966
Bachelors Degree$46,929$62,655$40,306
Graduate Degree$62,454$78,644$55,114

$36,966

Average Earnings

$42,692

Average Male

$32,467

Average Female

New Hanover County, North Carolina Language

New Hanover County, North Carolina Language by Age

New Hanover County, North Carolina Language

93.58% of New Hanover County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 6.42% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.87% of the population.

New Hanover County, North Carolina Poverty

New Hanover County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White167,74222,64713.50%
Black30,27510,07033.26%
Hispanic11,9383,60830.22%
Multiple4,5991,21526.42%
Other2,50360424.13%
Asian2,93838713.17%
Islander18517494.05%
Native4135814.04%

17.30%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.13%

Male Poverty Rate

19.30%

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 94.05% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in New Hanover County, North Carolina is Asian, with 13.17% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.17%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.68%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.25%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School30.94%
High School16.47%
Some College14.47%
Bachelors or Greater5.15%

New Hanover County, North Carolina Income

New Hanover County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$52,716$75,539
Families$72,456$96,054
Married Families$87,577$113,406
Non Families$33,564$46,622

New Hanover County, North Carolina Marital Status

New Hanover County, North Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

45.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.7%

Male Marriage Rate

42.7%

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 Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

New Hanover County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

New Hanover County, North Carolina Veterans

15,345

Number of Veterans

14,023

Male Veterans

1,322

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam5,648
First Gulf War3,049
Second Gulf War2,846
Korea1,591
World War II584
Name Veterans % of Total
White12,9548.62%
Black1,9008.12%
Hispanic5016.55%
2 or More2408.39%
Other1839.81%
Asian682.86%

$New Hanover County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

8.73%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.28%

Veteran Disability Rate

New Hanover County, North Carolina Employment Status

62.6%

Labor Force Participation

58.4%

Employment Rate

6.2%

Unemployment Rate

New Hanover County, North Carolina Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

50.22%

Born in North Carolina

94.93%

Native Born

5.07%

Foreign Born

2.48%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

94.93% of New Hanover County, North Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 50.22% having been born in North Carolina. 2.48% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

  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