Cities in New Hanover County, North Carolina by Population (2024)

There are 18 cities in New Hanover County, North Carolina.

Note: As defined by the US Census Bureau, a city's official boundaries often extend miles beyond the city itself and may even cross county lines. As such, several thousand US cities officially exist in two or more counties (and therefore appear on multiple counties' lists of cities.)

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City
Rank
State
2024 Population
2020 Census
Annual Change
Density (mi²)
Area (mi²)
Wilmington1North Carolina124,892115,7561.86%2,42951.41
Murraysville2North Carolina17,17016,1741.47%1,9938.61
Myrtle Grove3North Carolina12,26511,9210.71%1,8296.71
Ogden4North Carolina8,8719,0710.98%1,9604.53
Kings Grant5North Carolina8,5268,596-0.2%1,8784.54
Porters Neck6North Carolina7,0537,693-0.79%1,3045.41
Carolina Beach7North Carolina6,9876,5571.57%2,8502.45
Silver Lake8North Carolina5,5706,146-2.52%2,2592.47
Northchase9North Carolina5,5014,987-0.38%3,1981.72
Wrightsboro10North Carolina4,9644,7880.89%44611.13
Skippers Corner11North Carolina3,7693,2502.31%5387.01
Bayshore12North Carolina3,0463,776-0.33%1,2932.35
Wrightsville Beach13North Carolina2,4202,468-0.49%1,7351.40
Kure Beach14North Carolina2,1632,185-0.23%2,4580.88
Sea Breeze15North Carolina1,4201,646-3.79%7621.86
Castle Hayne16North Carolina9749930.21%2044.76
Hightsville17North Carolina7568230.4%5191.46
Blue Clay Farms18North Carolina1965222.5%802.44

Note: City markers shown outside the county boundary mean that a part of the city extends into this county, but is primarily located in an adjacent county.

What is the largest city in New Hanover County, North Carolina?

Wilmington is the largest city in New Hanover County.

What is the smallest city in New Hanover County, North Carolina?

Blue Clay Farms is the smallest city in New Hanover County.

How many cities are in New Hanover County?

There are 18 cities in New Hanover County, North Carolina.

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