New Hanover County is located in southeast North Carolina. The County Seat is Wilmington and the largest city is Wilmington . The Official Web Site is located at http://www.nhcgov.com/. The 2014 population estimate is 216,298 and the 2010 census population was 202,683. The land area is 191.53 square miles and there are 1058.1 persons per square mile.
81.3% of the population is White, 14.6% is Black or African American, 5.5% is Hispanic or Latino, 1.5% is Asian, 0.6% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2% is two or more races. 90.6% have a high school degree or higher, and 36.6% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $215,200, there are 86,010 households, an average of 2.33 persons per household. The per capita income is $29,679, the median household income is $49,835, and 16.9% of the persons in New Hanover County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 22,306. Retail sales (in $1000) were $3,825,475, and sales per capita were $20,126. The percentage of black-owned firms is 5.9%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 26.6%.
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