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New Hanover County, North Carolina

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New Hanover County, North Carolina
Population per square mile, 2010 1,058.1
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 225,702
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 202,667
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
Persons under 18 years, percent
Persons 65 years and over, percent
Female persons, percent
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
Asian alone, percent(a)
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Two or More Races, percent
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2016-2020 14,736
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-2020 4.8%
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 114,839
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-2020 58.4%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020 $258,200
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020 $1,541
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020 $540
Median gross rent, 2016-2020 $1,060
Building permits, 2021 3,401
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2016-2020 97,998
Persons per household, 2016-2020 2.29
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-2020 82.9%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-2020 6.2%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2016-2020 94.3%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-2020 87.5%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 93.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 42.2%
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-2020 8.4%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 62.4%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 58.6%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 623,342
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,277,398
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,449,546
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 3,871,707
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $18,504
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-2020 19.9
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $56,689
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $36,324
Persons in poverty, percent
Total employer establishments, 2020 7,935
Total employment, 2020 104,792
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 5,035,573
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 2.1%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 21,300
All firms, 2012 24,939
Men-owned firms, 2012 13,879
Women-owned firms, 2012 8,044
Minority-owned firms, 2012 2,873
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 21,115
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 2,542
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 20,861
Population per square mile, 2010 1,058.1
Land area in square miles, 2010 191.53
FIPS Code 37129
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2021) refers to the final year of the series (2020 thru 2021). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Users should exercise caution when comparing 2016-2020 ACS 5-year estimates to other ACS estimates. For more information, please visit the 2020 5-year ACS Comparison Guidance page.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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