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New Hanover County, North Carolina

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New Hanover County, North Carolina
Population Estimates, July 1, 2022, (V2022)
235,784
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2023, (V2023)
238,852
Population Estimates, July 1, 2022, (V2022)
235,784
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2023)
225,707
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2022)
225,707
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2023, (V2023)
5.8%
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2022, (V2022)
4.5%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 225,702
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 202,667
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
4.5%
Persons under 18 years, percent
17.4%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
19.4%
Female persons, percent
52.2%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
82.6%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
12.7%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.6%
Asian alone, percent(a)
1.6%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
2.4%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
6.4%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
77.4%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2018-2022 14,360
Foreign born persons, percent, 2018-2022 5.3%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2022, (V2022) 120,181
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2018-2022 59.5%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2018-2022 $320,000
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2018-2022 $1,694
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2018-2022 $601
Median gross rent, 2018-2022 $1,249
Building permits, 2022 3,327
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2018-2022 99,975
Persons per household, 2018-2022 2.21
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2018-2022 83.1%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2018-2022 7.1%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2018-2022 96.0%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2018-2022 90.9%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2018-2022 93.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2018-2022 43.4%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2018-2022 8.3%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
11.1%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2018-2022 64.2%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2018-2022 60.0%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 856,171
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 2,310,492
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 340,356
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 4,908,803
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $21,449
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2018-2022 20.5
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2022 dollars), 2018-2022 $67,515
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2022 dollars), 2018-2022 $43,378
Persons in poverty, percent
11.7%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2021 8,184
Total employment, 2021 106,674
Total annual payroll, 2021 ($1,000) 6,003,017
Total employment, percent change, 2020-2021 1.8%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2021 23,379
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 6,234
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 3,545
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,144
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 314
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 5,142
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 468
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 4,909
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 1,174.0
Population per square mile, 2010 1,058.1
Land area in square miles, 2020 192.26
Land area in square miles, 2010 191.53
FIPS Code 37129
Value Notes

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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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