In 2021, New Hanover County, NC had a population of 225k people with a median age of 39.5 and a median household income of $62,362. Between 2020 and 2021 the population of New Hanover County, NC declined from 231,448 to 225,175, a −2.71% decrease and its median household income grew from $56,689 to $62,362, a 10% increase.
The 5 largest ethnic groups in New Hanover County, NC are White (Non-Hispanic) (76.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (12.3%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3%), White (Hispanic) (2.72%), and Other (Hispanic) (2.18%).
None of the households in New Hanover County, NC reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.
97.4% of the residents in New Hanover County, NC are U.S. citizens.
The largest universities in New Hanover County, NC are University of North Carolina Wilmington (5,264 degrees awarded in 2021), Cape Fear Community College (2,338 degrees), and Miller-Motte College-Wilmington (478 degrees).
In 2021, the median property value in New Hanover County, NC was $277,900, and the homeownership rate was 59.1%.
Most people in New Hanover County, NC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.3 minutes. The average car ownership in New Hanover County, NC was 2 cars per household.