New Hanover County NC Information


New Hanover County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 225,895
Daytime Population: Workers 131,511
Daytime Population: Residents 112,818
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 244,329
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.08
Population in Households 219,045
Population in Familes 158,486
Population in Group Qrtrs 6,850
Population Density2 1,179
Diversity Index3 42


Median Household Income $51,559
Average Household Income $74,271
Per Capita Income $31,957


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


Total Households 95,510
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 54,612
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
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%


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 Density # 3 98th
Diversity Index # 65 36th
Median Household Income # 14 87th
Per Capita Income # 6 95th

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