In 2019, New Hanover County, NC had a population of 228k people with a median age of 39.1 and a median household income of $54,891. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of New Hanover County, NC grew from 224,231 to 227,938, a 1.65% increase and its median household income grew from $52,716 to $54,891, a 4.13% increase.
The 5 largest ethnic groups in New Hanover County, NC are White (Non-Hispanic) (77.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (13.5%), White (Hispanic) (3.99%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.11%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.3%). 0% of the households in New Hanover County, NC speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 97.5% 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 (4,745 degrees awarded in 2019), Cape Fear Community College (1,894 degrees), and Platt College-Miller-Motte-Wilmington (444 degrees).
In 2019, the median property value in New Hanover County, NC was $243,600, and the homeownership rate was 58.1%. Most people in New Hanover County, NC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 18.6 minutes. The average car ownership in New Hanover County, NC was 2 cars per household.