New Hanover County NC Information


New Hanover County Subdivisions

New Hanover County NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 209,635
Population in Households 202,864
Population in Familes 147,308
Population in Group Qrtrs 6,771
Population Density1 1,095
Diversity Index2 43


Total Households 89,362
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 51,355
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 105,358 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 51,530 (48.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 37,832 (35.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 15,996 (15.2%)
Median Home Value $238,733
Average Home Value $333,502


Median Household Income $47,508
Average Household Income $67,124
Per Capita Income $28,879
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.8% 1.31%
Households 0.89% 1.36%
Families 0.64% 1.21%
Median Household Income   2.56%
Per Capita Income   2.32%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


New Hanover County NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares New Hanover County to the other 100 counties and county equivalents in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 10 91st
Population Density1 # 3 98th
Diversity Index2 # 61 39th
Median Household Income # 19 82nd
Per Capita Income # 7 94th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.