New Hanover County, North Carolina (NC)

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County population in 2012: 209,234 (98% urban, 2% rural); it was 160,307 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 38,962
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 12,467
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 44,115
Renter-occupied apartments: 34,617 (it was 24,068 in 2000)
% of renters here:

35%
State:

33%

Land area: 199 sq. mi.

Water area: 129.0 sq. mi.

Population density: 1036 people per square mile   (very high).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in New Hanover County: 95.9 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (26.6%), Educational, health and social services (12.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 65%
  • Government: 4%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 30%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in New Hanover County, North Carolina:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (76.8%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (14.5%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (5.3%)
  • Two or more races (1.6%)
  • Asian alone (1.2%)
Median resident age:  37.0 years
North Carolina median age:  37.0 years
Males: 98,269  (38.2%)
Females: 104,398  (61.8%)
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New Hanover County,NC real estate house value trend

Average household size:
New Hanover County:

2.0 people
North Carolina:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $48,688 ($40,172 in 1999)

This county:

$48688
North Carolina:

$45906

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $759 (lower quartile is $591, upper quartile is $980)
This county:

$759
State:

$619


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $204,500 (it was $127,900 in 2000)
New Hanover:

$204,500
North Carolina:

$154,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $142,900 - $313,900

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $287,528
Here:

$287,528
State:

$219,576

Townhouses or other attached units: $215,482
Here:

$215,482
State:

$173,086

In 2-unit structures: $281,636
Here:

$281,636
State:

$165,738

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $164,499
Here:

$164,499
State:

$149,371

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $158,294
Here:

$158,294
State:

$175,668

Mobile homes: $91,029
Here:

$91,029
State:

$64,697
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,427
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $457

Institutionalized population: 1,837

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

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Health of residents in New Hanover County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2009:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.5. This is about average.
78.5% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
51.6% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is more than average.
86.3% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average.
74.3% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is more than average.
Average weight of males is 195 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 156 pounds. This is about average.
31.5% of residents keep firearms around their homes. This is less than average.


Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2004: 2462 buildings, average cost: $177,700
  • 2005: 2365 buildings, average cost: $197,400
  • 2006: 1482 buildings, average cost: $232,700
  • 2007: 1076 buildings, average cost: $238,800
  • 2008: 647 buildings, average cost: $252,700
  • 2009: 331 buildings, average cost: $233,700

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,469 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,557 (0.7%)

New Hanover County household income distribution in 2009 New Hanover County home values distribution New Hanover County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 19.8%
(14.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 34.2% for Black residents, 40.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 30.0% for American Indian residents, 39.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 45.6% for other race residents, 25.5% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 19.8%
New Hanover County:

19.8%
North Carolina:

17.9%
(14.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 34.2% for Black residents, 38.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 28.3% for American Indian residents, 39.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 41.7% for other race residents, 27.0% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 37 years old
(Males: 36 years old, Females: 39 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 40 years old, Black residents: 33 years old, American Indian residents: 22 years old, Asian residents: 29 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23 years old, Other race residents: 28 years old)

Area name: Wilmington, NC HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in New Hanover County is $566 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $683 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $957 a month.

Cities in this county include: Wilmington, Masonboro, Kings Grant, Murraysville, Myrtle Grove, Porters Neck, Silver Lake, Ogden, Carolina Beach, Seagate.

New Hanover County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

2005 air pollution in New Hanover County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.088 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (8-hour): 0.075 ppm (standard limit: 0.08 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 10.3 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) 24-hour: 25 µg/m3(standard limit: 35 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.003 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides 24-hour: 0.022 ppm (standard limit: 0.14 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in New Hanover County: Fort Fisher Country Club (A), Island Park Industrial Park (B), Beau Rivage Resort and Golf Club (C), Carolina Beach Wastewater Treatment Plant (D), Kure Beach Wastewater Treatment Plant (E), North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in New Hanover County include: Hanks Chapel (A), Pine View Church (B), Saint James Church (C), Shoulder Branch Church (D), Solid Rock Pentecostal Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Federal Point Cemetery (1), Shoulder Branch Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Lake Sutton (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Rivers and creeks: Fishing Creek (A), Catfish Creek (B), Bradley Creek (C), Barnards Creek (D), Greenfield Creek (E), Telfairs Creek (F), Smith Creek (G), Northeast Cape Fear River (H), Prince George Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in New Hanover County include: Carolina Beach State Park (1), Fort Fisher State Recreation Area (2), Fort Fisher State Historic Site (3), USS North Carolina (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Brunswick County , Pender County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.1%
North Carolina:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 14,962
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 86.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 31.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 5,209 (40% naturalized citizens)

New Hanover County:

3.2%
Whole state:

5.3%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 1,699
  • 1990 to 1994: 665
  • 1985 to 1989: 583
  • 1980 to 1984: 368
  • 1975 to 1979: 271
  • 1970 to 1974: 289
  • 1970 to 1974: 357
  • 1965 to 1969: 977

Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 90.3%

New Hanover County marital status for males New Hanover County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in New Hanover County with a mortgage: 28,503 (3,245 second mortgage, 5,246 home equity loan, 180 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 9,014

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

69.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for New Hanover County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant45,162124
Mainline Protestant25,47643
Catholic14,6715
Black Protestant6,40834
Other3,77717
Orthodox3752
None106,798-
New Hanover County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 44
New Hanover County:

2.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
Here:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 13
This county:

0.68 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 76
New Hanover County:

4.00 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 262
This county:

13.78 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
New Hanover County:

9.3%
North Carolina:

9.8%

Adult obesity rate:
New Hanover County:

23.8%
State:

28.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.7%
State:

15.6%

Agriculture in New Hanover County:

Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $43,447
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $1924.64
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 86.88%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 3.58%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $53,584
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 8.77%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $33,007
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 88.31%
Average age of principal farm operators: 59 years
Corn for grain: 357 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 885 harvested acres
Vegetables: 23 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 16 acres

Tornado activity:

New Hanover County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below North Carolina state average. It is 4059508.6 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 4 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 1/8/1998, a category 1 (max. wind speeds 73-112 mph) tornado injured 3 people and caused $180,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

New Hanover County-area historical earthquake activity is below North Carolina state average. It is 90% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 157.9 miles away from New Hanover County center
On 8/21/1992 at 16:31:55, a magnitude 4.4 (4.1 MB, 4.1 LG, 4.4 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 150.7 miles away from the county center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 264.2 miles away from the county center
On 11/11/2002 at 23:39:29, a magnitude 4.4 (4.0 MB, 4.4 LG, Depth: 1.5 mi) earthquake occurred 171.4 miles away from the county center
On 8/6/1994 at 19:54:09, a magnitude 3.8 (3.6 LG, 3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 88.4 miles away from New Hanover County center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 234.1 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in New Hanover County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 12, Tropical Storms: 2, Flood: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (21%)
  • United Kingdom (10%)
  • Germany (10%)
  • Canada (6%)
  • India (4%)
  • Philippines (3%)
  • Greece (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in New Hanover County (%):

  • English (14%)
  • United States or American (13%)
  • German (11%)
  • Irish (10%)
  • Scotch-Irish (5%)
  • Italian (5%)
  • Scottish (3%)

New Hanover County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 65,976 (82%)
  • Carpooled: 8,558 (11%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 653 (1%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 15 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 2 (0%)
  • Railroad: 25 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 11 (0%)
  • Taxi: 50 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 64 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 352 (0%)
  • Walked: 1,399 (2%)
  • Other means: 693 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 2,290 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in New Hanover County, North Carolina in 2000:

  • 1,923 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 807 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 425 people in nursing homes
  • 414 people in state prisons
  • 298 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 125 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 97 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 88 people in other group homes
  • 25 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 22 people in military ships
  • 17 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 9 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 9 people in military hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 6 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 4 people in religious group quarters
  • 4 people in crews of maritime vessels
  • 2 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms

People in group quarters in New Hanover County, North Carolina in 2010:

  • 3,851 people in college/university student housing
  • 899 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 499 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 393 people in state prisons
  • 327 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 219 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 214 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 161 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 60 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 29 people in military ships
  • 22 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 11 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 9 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 4 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $55,452.

8.81% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($39,464 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.81%
North Carolina average:

7.13%


0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($568 average AGI)
New Hanover County:

0.05%
North Carolina average:

0.10%

4.90% relocated from other counties in North Carolina ($18,222 average AGI)
3.86% relocated from other states ($20,674 average AGI)
New Hanover County:

3.86%
North Carolina average:

3.45%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Brunswick County, NC  0.74% ($30,360 average AGI)
from Pender County, NC  0.65% ($29,777)
from Wake County, NC  0.56% ($41,689)
from Onslow County, NC  0.40% ($28,638)
from Mecklenburg County, NC  0.26% ($33,549)
from Guilford County, NC  0.19% ($33,429)
from Cumberland County, NC  0.16% ($33,026)


8.43% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,414 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.43%
North Carolina average:

6.77%


0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($200 average AGI)
New Hanover County:

0.04%
North Carolina average:

0.10%

4.80% relocated to other counties in North Carolina ($18,438 average AGI)
3.59% relocated to other states ($16,776 average AGI)
New Hanover County:

3.59%
North Carolina average:

3.07%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Brunswick County, NC  0.95% ($33,819 average AGI)
to Pender County, NC  0.73% ($36,765)
to Wake County, NC  0.60% ($37,816)
to Onslow County, NC  0.26% ($27,729)
to Mecklenburg County, NC  0.26% ($32,098)
to Guilford County, NC  0.16% ($23,228)
to Cumberland County, NC  0.12% ($34,788)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.1
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.6
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 11.4

Births per 1000 population in New Hanover County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 8.0

Deaths per 1000 population in New Hanover County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.9

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in New Hanover County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 26,215 (21,681 aged, 4,534 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 0.58
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 19279.88
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 377.4
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 52947.79

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1299.340
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 890.540
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 8.91

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 56.06
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 124.2

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 16.71

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 59.6. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 49.7
  • Other - 9.9

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 126.7. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 72.1
  • Poisoning - 30.7
  • Suffocation - 17.4
  • Other - 6.6

Household type by relationship:

Households: 195,969

Size of family households: 24,170 2-persons, 11,971 3-persons, 8,787 4-persons, 3,417 5-persons, 1,081 6-persons, 554 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 26,416 1-person, 7,323 2-persons, 1,872 3-persons, 334 4-persons, 73 5-persons, 31 6-persons, 17 7-or-more-persons.

21,214 married couples with children.
9,136 single-parent households (1,335 men, 7,801 women).

94.6% of residents of New Hanover County speak English at home.
2.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (58% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 20% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
1.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (80% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (54% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 20% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (64% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 5% speak English not well, 9% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $1,055,432,000 ($6081 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $107,719,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $472,559,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $178,823,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $4,893,000
Federal grants: $230,428,000
Federal procurement contracts: $95,770,000 ($36,960,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $72,960,000 ($27,438,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $84,338,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $110,921,000
Federal Government insurance: $2,104,451,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 10,896
Here:

61 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 7,515
Here:

42 per 1000 residents
State:

44 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +1,391
Here:

+8 per 1000 residents
State:

+18 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +14,784
Here:

+82 per 1000 residents
State:

+27 per 1000 residents

Population growth in New Hanover County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 7.72 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.1
State:

5.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.1
State:

4.3

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 1,438
  • 2000 to 2004: 23,330
  • 1990 to 1999: 23,757
  • 1980 to 1989: 16,370
  • 1970 to 1979: 14,376
  • 1960 to 1969: 7,919
  • 1950 to 1959: 6,505
  • 1940 to 1949: 4,247
  • 1939 or earlier: 5,668
Rooms in houses/apartments in New Hanover County, North Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 22
  • 2 rooms: 228
  • 3 rooms: 1,348
  • 4 rooms: 4,028
  • 5 rooms: 9,479
  • 6 rooms: 11,302
  • 7 rooms: 8,395
  • 8 rooms: 4,949
  • 9+ rooms: 4,364
  • 1 room: 816
  • 2 rooms: 2,460
  • 3 rooms: 4,045
  • 4 rooms: 7,397
  • 5 rooms: 5,308
  • 6 rooms: 2,680
  • 7 rooms: 864
  • 8 rooms: 315
  • 9+ rooms: 183
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in New Hanover County, North Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 62
  • 1 bedroom: 809
  • 2 bedrooms: 7,867
  • 3 bedrooms: 26,313
  • 4 bedrooms: 7,860
  • 5+ bedrooms: 1,204
  • no bedroom: 904
  • 1 bedroom: 5,834
  • 2 bedrooms: 10,196
  • 3 bedrooms: 6,329
  • 4 bedrooms: 709
  • 5+ bedrooms: 96
Cars and other vehicles available in New Hanover County, North Carolina in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 1,571
  • 1 vehicle: 12,877
  • 2 vehicles: 21,234
  • 3 vehicles: 6,568
  • 4 vehicles: 1,413
  • 5+ vehicles: 452
  • no vehicle: 3,636
  • 1 vehicle: 11,504
  • 2 vehicles: 6,836
  • 3 vehicles: 1,835
  • 4 vehicles: 224
  • 5+ vehicles: 33

46% of New Hanover County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 46% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 47% lived in North Carolina.

New Hanover County:

46.1%
State average:

54.4%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $140,800


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in New Hanover County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (79.5%)
  • Utility gas (10.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4.9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4.6%)
  • Electricity (78.3%)
  • Utility gas (15.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.6%)
  • No fuel used (0.5%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,738
Here:

11.5%
North Carolina:

8.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 317
Here:

4.3%
North Carolina:

6.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,095
Here:

8.0%
North Carolina:

20.2%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

New Hanover County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $17,297,000
  • Construction - Water Utilities: $14,279,000
    General - Other: $7,664,000
    Other Higher Education: $2,840,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,759,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,580,000
    Police Protection: $542,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $433,079,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $190,254,000
    Health - Other: $49,286,000
    Other Higher Education: $39,245,000
    General - Other: $25,065,000
    Liquor Stores: $17,151,000
    Police Protection: $16,071,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $15,116,000
    Correctional Institutions: $12,825,000
    Solid Waste Management: $10,129,000
    Financial Administration: $7,252,000
    General Public Buildings: $6,237,000
    Sewerage: $5,307,000
    Local Fire Protection: $4,840,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $4,313,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,242,000
    Parks and Recreation: $3,963,000
    Libraries: $3,490,000
    Water Utilities: $2,274,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $727,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $616,000
    Transit Utilities: $243,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $25,446,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $17,084,000
    Health - Other: $88,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare: $9,394,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $1,809,000
    Water Utilities: $1,365,000
    Local Fire Protection: $957,000
    Solid Waste Management: $832,000
    Other Higher Education: $755,000
    Health - Other: $720,000
    Police Protection: $586,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $468,000
    Parks and Recreation: $297,000
    General Public Building: $238,000
    Transit Utilities: $129,000
    Central Staff Services: $107,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $75,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $67,000
    Libraries: $51,000
    Correctional Institutions: $42,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $21,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $240,518,000

New Hanover County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $460,459,000
    All Other: $28,063,000
    Solid Waste Management: $13,053,000
    Sewerage: $12,586,000
    Higher Education - Other: $8,784,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $4,821,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $496,000
    Parking Facilities: $109,000
    Parks and Recreation: $82,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $23,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $3,070,000
    Education: $212,000
    General Local Government Support: $46,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $6,818,000
    General Local Government Support: $4,895,000
    All Other: $1,053,000
    Public Welfare: $102,000
    Highways: $10,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $8,788,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $6,004,000
    Special Assessments: $904,000
    Rents: $449,000
  • Revenue - Liquor Stores: $21,675,000
    Water Utilities: $5,394,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $159,368,000
    Public Welfare: $22,250,000
    Health and Hospitals: $19,264,000
    All Other: $4,549,000
    General Local Government Support: $900,000
  • Tax - Property: $135,870,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $52,144,000
    Other License: $5,094,000
    NEC: $4,358,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $3,795,000
    Other Selective Sales: $3,599,000

New Hanover County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $522,613,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $512,355,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $161,060,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $150,801,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $9,000,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $9,000,000

New Hanover County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $26,383,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $438,881,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,000,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

New Hanover County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

New Hanover County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 32 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED647$180,9721,268$226,2566,081$212,776178$125,3037$736,7141,220$242,00043$105,488
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED31$169,87192$234,576482$212,90024$95,9172$506,000105$216,1905$64,600
APPLICATIONS DENIED105$165,886231$237,6411,840$224,873139$55,5970$0394$227,11238$88,658
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN76$169,553154$273,6751,175$215,20541$117,7562$24,939,000241$227,8139$96,667
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS15$194,66751$344,353368$240,80414$116,3570$059$306,7971$91,000
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 31 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED194$219,629113$221,69925$189,440
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED57$257,15848$217,39613$216,231
APPLICATIONS DENIED41$228,24432$219,46910$226,900
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN24$223,83313$223,3086$246,833
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS9$167,44410$248,3003$123,000

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in New Hanover County, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James1,15071.2 years
Mary1,03677.8 years
William1,00772.6 years
John97873.4 years
Robert73871.0 years
George50473.3 years
Charles43871.6 years
Margaret39578.3 years
Joseph37173.2 years
Annie34878.2 years
Most common last names in New Hanover County, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith50373.8 years
Johnson41973.4 years
Williams40873.3 years
Brown35074.9 years
Davis30576.1 years
Jones26872.9 years
Moore25474.7 years
Lewis20074.4 years
King18975.3 years
Wilson17673.1 years
Businesses in New Hanover County, NC
NameCountNameCount
AT&T5Kmart1
Ace Hardware3Kohl's1
Advance Auto Parts6La-Z-Boy1
Aeropostale1Lane Bryant1
American Eagle Outfitters1Lane Furniture1
Ann Taylor2LensCrafters1
Applebee's1Little Caesars Pizza3
Arby's3Lowe's3
Ashley Furniture1MainStay1
Audi1Marriott5
AutoZone3Marshalls1
BMW1MasterBrand Cabinets21
Banana Republic1McDonald's10
Barnes & Noble1Men's Wearhouse2
Baskin-Robbins2Microtel1
Bath & Body Works2Motherhood Maternity1
Baymont Inn1New Balance7
Bed Bath & Beyond1New York & Co1
Best Western1Nike6
Blockbuster3Nissan1
Brookstone1Office Depot1
Budget Car Rental1OfficeMax1
Buffalo Wild Wings2Old Navy1
Burger King6Olive Garden1
CVS11On The Border1
Casual Male XL1Outback1
Catherines1Outback Steakhouse1
Charlotte Russe1Pac Sun1
Chevrolet1Panera Bread1
Chick-Fil-A6Papa John's Pizza5
Chico's1Payless2
Chuck E. Cheese's1Penske1
Church's Chicken1PetSmart1
Cold Stone Creamery1Pier 1 Imports2
Coldwater Creek1Pizza Hut4
ColorTyme1Plato's Closet1
Comfort Inn1Pottery Barn1
Comfort Suites1Quality1
Costco1Quiznos4
Cracker Barrel1RadioShack4
Curves2Ramada1
DHL1Red Robin1
Dairy Queen3Red Roof Inn1
Days Inn1Rite Aid7
Decora Cabinetry2Rooms To Go1
Domino's Pizza5Ruby Tuesday4
DressBarn1Rue211
Dressbarn1Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Dunkin Donuts5SAS Shoes1
Econo Lodge1SONIC Drive-In1
Eddie Bauer1Sam's Club1
Ethan Allen1Sears3
Express2Shoe Carnival1
Extended Stay America1Sleep Inn1
FedEx46Spencer Gifts1
Finish Line1Sprint Nextel2
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Staples2
Foot Locker1Starbucks5
Ford1Subaru1
Forever 211Suburban1
GNC7Subway16
GameStop5Super 81
Gap1T-Mobile8
Goodwill9T.G.I. Driday's1
Gymboree1Taco Bell4
H&R Block8Talbots2
Hardee's8Target1
Havertys Furniture1The Limited1
Hilton4The Room Place1
Holiday Inn4Toyota1
Home Depot2Toys"R"Us2
Honda1Travelodge1
Hot Topic1True Value1
Hyundai1U-Haul17
IHOP1U.S. Cellular6
J. Jill1UPS56
J.Crew1Vans9
JCPenney1Verizon Wireless5
Jimmy John's2Victoria's Secret2
JoS. A. Bank2Volkswagen1
Jones New York5Waffle House3
Journeys1Walgreens7
Justice2Walmart2
KFC4Wingate1
Kincaid1YMCA1

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