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New Hanover County, North Carolina

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Population:

  • Total Population: 160,307
  • Males: 77,464
  • Females: 82,843

Ethnicity:

  • White: 126,487
  • Black/African American: 26,478
  • Hispanic: 3,425
  • Native American/Eskimo: 810
  • Asian: 1,381
  • Hawaiian / Pacific Islander: 110
  • Other: 197
  • 2 or more: 1,419

Top 5 Languages spoken at home:

  1. English only (142,935)
  2. Spanish (4,200)
  3. French (805)
  4. German (700)
  5. Greek (285)

Top 7 Countries of Origin for Immigrants

Total Reported: 5,209

  1. Mexico (1,071)
  2. United Kingdom (512)
  3. Germany (498)
  4. Canada (295)
  5. India (203)
  6. Philippines (152)
  7. Greece (117)

Top 5 Religions by Adherents:

  1. Southern Baptist Convention (26,168)
  2. Catholic Church (12,887)
  3. United Methodist Church, The (10,126)
  4. Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) (5,952)
  5. Episcopal Church (4,587)

Migrant Health Clinics

    Disabilities:

    • Total Reported: 50,982
    • Sensory: 4,586
    • Physical: 12,746
    • Mental: 7,699
    • Self-care: 3,866
    • Go outside home: 8,614
    • Employment: 12,582

    Grandparents as caregivers

    Grandparents as caregivers: 1,173

    Heating fuel:

    • Total Reported: 68,183
    • Utility gas: 8,147
    • Bottled or LP gas: 2,861
    • Electricity: 53,915
    • Fuel oil, kerosene: 2,641
    • Coal or Coke: 0
    • Wood: 218
    • Solar Energy: 57
    • Other fuel: 93
    • No fuel used: 251

    Vehicles available:

    • Total Reported: 124,849
    • No vehicle: 7,947
    • 1 or more vehicle: 116,902

    Education Attainment:

    • No School: 585
    • No High School: 3,233
    • Some High School: 10,938
    • High School: 26,327
    • Some College: 24,767
    • Associate's Degree: 8,481
    • College Degree: 23,985
    • Master's Degree: 6,149
    • Professional Degree: 2,055
    • Doctoral Degree: 1,151

    Household Phones:

    • Households Reporting: 68,183
    • Owners with phone: 43,783
    • Owners without phone: 332
    • Renters with phone: 22,973
    • Renters without phone: 1,095

    10 closest counties:

    1. Pender County, North Carolina
    2. Brunswick County, North Carolina
    3. Duplin County, North Carolina
    4. Onslow County, North Carolina
    5. Columbus County, North Carolina
    6. Bladen County, North Carolina
    7. Sampson County, North Carolina
    8. Jones County, North Carolina
    9. Lenoir County, North Carolina
    10. Horry County, South Carolina

    Data Detail

    Zip Codes in county:

    28401, 28402, 28403, 28405, 28406, 28407, 28408, 28409, 28410, 28411, 28412, 28428, 28429, 28449, 28480

    Licensed Broadcast Media Outlets:

    • WSFX-TV ( TV) WILMINGTON, NC
    • WDVV (89.7 FM) WILMINGTON, NC
    • WWIL-FM (90.5 FM) WILMINGTON, NC
    • WHQR (91.3 FM) WILMINGTON, NC
    • WMNX (97.3 FM) WILMINGTON, NC
    • WKXB (99.9 FM) WILMINGTON, NC
    • WGNI (102.7 FM) FAYETTEVILLE, NC
    • WRQR (104.5 FM) WILMINGTON, NC
    • WMFD (630 AM) WILMINGTON, NC
    • WMYT (1180 AM) WASHINGTON, NC
    • WENC (1220 AM) WILMINGTON, NC
    • WLSG (1340 AM) WILMINGTON, NC
    • WWIL (1490 AM) WILMINGTON, NC
    • Page last updated on Mar 12, 2007
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