According to the most recent New Hanover County North Carolina demographics data available from the 2022 Census Bureau released in the American Community Survey in November of 2022, Figure 1 New Hanover County depicts it has a Population 2021 of 225,175 which is more than all other counties in the metro area. Figure 3 uses the New Hanover County population data for a comparison of the population growth/population change estimates from the years 2010 to 2021 and New Hanover County North Carolina depicts an increase of 22,508 (11%).
The total New Hanover County North Carolina greater area population percent change for all areas for the years from 2010 to 2021 is shown in Figure 4 and for New Hanover County depicts it has a Population Change of 11.1% which is in the mid point range of other counties in the greater region.
Looking at the New Hanover County population density (measured as people per square mile) and providing comparisons to both the national and state average population density in Figure 5, New Hanover County North Carolina depicts it has 1,174 people per square mile which is the most of all counties in the greater New Hanover County region. The next lower population density is Onslow County approximately a quarter the size with population density of 264. Figure 6 provides New Hanover County demographics for the overall median age for all people in the region and New Hanover County shows it has a Median Age of 39.5 which is the second smallest in terms of overall median age of all people of all the other counties in the greater region. The county with the highest overall median age of all people in the area is Brunswick County which shows an age of 55.2 (39.7% larger). Figure 9 shows the New Hanover County North Carolina Hispanic (including non Hispanic whites) population household ethnicity in the region and New Hanover County depicts it has a Hispanic or Latino of 5.9% which is less than most other counties in the local area.
New Hanover County Families and Marital Status Charts
Figure 10 shows the detailed marriage characteristics broken down by %residents who are married, never married, single, divorced, and widowed. New Hanover County has the largest proportion of total percent married at 35% of the total and is ranked #1. Figure 11 compares the average household size using the average number of people in a family for New Hanover County households. New Hanover County shows it has a Family Size of 3.0 which is the second smallest when ranked by average family size of all the other counties in the local area. The county with the highest average family size in the area is Bladen County which depicts an average family size of 3.5 (15.8% larger).
Looking at New Hanover County households that are headed by a husband and wife as a percent of all families in Figure 12, New Hanover County shows it has a Married-couple family of 78% which is the third most husband and wife family percent of all other counties in the greater New Hanover County region. The county with the highest percent of people in a husband and wife family in the area is Brunswick County which shows a husband and wife family percent of 83% (6.0% larger).
The next section of charts provide a detailed look at mothers and baby births that occurred over the past 12 months. Figure 13 shows the rate of women aged 15 to 50 years old who have given birth. New Hanover County shows it has a Birth Rate of 3.6% which is the smallest when sorted by percent of women who gave birth of all the other counties in the metro area. The county with the highest percent of women who gave birth in the area is Onslow County which shows a birth rate of 10.5% (approximately 2.9 times bigger). Figure 14 shows the breakdown of the mother's age for all baby births that occurred in the last 12 months and has the percentage of percent of births to mothers aged 15 to 19 the second smallest in order of percent of births to mothers aged 15 to 19 of all the other counties in the local area at 11% of the total. Second, it has one of the largest proportions of percent of births to mothers aged 20 to 24 at 38% of the total and is ranked #2. The only larger county being Columbus County with 41%.
The next set of demographic data looks at the marital status for New Hanover County households which is useful for internet research. Figure 16 compares the total number of single people in each area. New Hanover County depicts it has a Total Single People of 51% which is the third most of all other counties in the local area. The county with the highest percent of people who are single for any reason in the area is Bladen County which depicts a percent single of 55% (8.6% larger). Comparing percent of people who are single for any reason to the United States average of 50%, New Hanover County is only slightly larger. Also, compared to the state of North Carolina, percent of people who are single for any reason of 49%, New Hanover County is only about 3.9% larger.
New Hanover County Citizenship Demographics Charts
The next diagram (Figure 18) shows the year of entry that non citizens entered the United States. The year of entry can show the rate of flow at various points of time in the past for when they entered the U.S. has the percentage of non citizens who entered the US between 1990 to 1999 the second smallest when sorted by percent of non citizens who entered the US after 2010 of all the other counties in the greater region at 17% of the total.
New Hanover County Birthplace Demographic Charts
Figure 19 looks at the detailed country of origin demographic research for foreign-born people in this place. Click column to sort.
For comparison purposes, Figure 20 shows detailed statistic data for the entire United States. In particular, this diagram breaks down the detailed country of origin foreign-born people in the entire U.S. in order to compare with the data provided in the prior diagram which shows only for the local area. Both this diagram and the prior diagram are sorted the same way to facilitate comparison between the two. Click column to sort.
New Hanover County, North Carolina Demographics Data
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