New Hanover County NC Information


New Hanover County Subdivisions

New Hanover County NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 225,895
Population in Households 219,045
Population in Familes 158,486
Population in Group Qrtrs 6,850
Population Density1 1,179
Diversity Index2 42


Total Households 95,510
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 54,612
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 112,062 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 53,834 (48.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 41,676 (37.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 16,552 (14.8%)
Median Home Value $245,443
Average Home Value $328,694


Median Household Income $51,559
Average Household Income $74,271
Per Capita Income $31,957
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.51% 1.52%
Households 1.45% 1.5%
Families 1.23% 1.37%
Median Household Income   1.71%
Per Capita Income   2.25%
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, 2017 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 # 9 92nd
Population Density1 # 3 98th
Diversity Index2 # 65 36th
Median Household Income # 14 87th
Per Capita Income # 6 95th

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