In 2020, New Hanover County, NC had a population of 231k people with a median age of 39 and a median household income of $56,689. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of New Hanover County, NC grew from 227,938 to 231,448, a 1.54% increase and its median household income grew from $54,891 to $56,689, a 3.28% increase.
The 5 largest ethnic groups in New Hanover County, NC are White (Non-Hispanic) (77.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (12.8%), White (Hispanic) (3.55%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.46%), and Other (Hispanic) (1.48%).
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.
97.6% 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 (4,912 degrees awarded in 2020), Cape Fear Community College (2,321 degrees), and Platt College-Miller-Motte-Wilmington (362 degrees).
In 2020, the median property value in New Hanover County, NC was $258,200, and the homeownership rate was 58.4%.
Most people in New Hanover County, NC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.9 minutes. The average car ownership in New Hanover County, NC was 2 cars per household.
New Hanover County, NC borders Brunswick County, NC and Pender County, NC.