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New Hanover County, NC&

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Population
216,430
1.57% growth
Median Age
38.4
Median Household Income
$51,232
2.28% growth
Poverty Rate
17.7%
Number of Employees
105,891
2.1% growth
Median Property Value
$215,800
0.7% growth

About the photo: Market Street in Wilmington, North Carolina in New Hanover County.

Economy

The economy of New Hanover County, NC employs 105,891 people. The economy of New Hanover County, NC is specialized in Accommodation & Food Service; Real Estate, Rental & Leasing; and Utilities, which employ respectively 1.53; 1.37; and 1.31 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in New Hanover County, NC are Healthcare & Social Assistance (15,270), Retail trade (13,521), and Accommodation & Food Service (12,125), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($90,032), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($50,843), and Finance & Insurance ($40,514).

Median household income in New Hanover County, NC is $51,232. Males in New Hanover County, NC have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,744. The income inequality of New Hanover County, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478 which is lower than the national average.

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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for New Hanover County, NC. In New Hanover County, NC the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 55-64, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 90 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,155. Robeson County, NC has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in North Carolina.

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Diversity

New Hanover County, NC is home to a population of 216,430 people, from which 96.8% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of New Hanover County, NC is composed of 166,391 White residents (76.9%), 30,210 Black residents (14%), 11,574 Hispanic residents (5.35%), 4,352 Two+ residents (2.01%), and 2,845 Asian residents (1.31%). The most common foreign languages in New Hanover County, NC are Spanish (9,990 speakers), Other Asian (716 speakers), and French (535 speakers), but compared to other places, New Hanover County, NC has a relative high number of Hungarian (109 speakers), Greek (352 speakers), and Other Asian (716 speakers).

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In 2015 universities in New Hanover County, NC awarded 6,471 degrees. The student population of New Hanover County, NC is skewed towards females, with 2,372 male students and 4,099 female students. Most students in New Hanover County, NC are White (4,947 and 76.4%), followed by Black or African American (732 and 11.3%), Hispanic or Latino (304 and 4.7%), and Unknown (144 and 2.23%). The largest universities in New Hanover County, NC by number of graduates are University of North Carolina Wilmington (3,631 and 56.1%), Cape Fear Community College (1,909 and 29.5%), and Miller-Motte College-Wilmington (765 and 11.8%). The most popular majors in New Hanover County, NC are General Business Administration & Management (604 and 9.3%), General Psychology (221 and 3.42%), and Speech Communication & Rhetoric (193 and 2.98%). The median tuition costs in New Hanover County, NC are N/A for private four year colleges, and $4,356 and $18,325 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in New Hanover County, NC is $215,800, which is 1.05 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $214,300 to $215,800, a 0.7% increase. The homeownership rate of New Hanover County, NC is 57.6%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in New Hanover County, NC have an average commute time of 18.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in New Hanover County, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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