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New Hanover County, North Carolina Facts

Facts
State North Carolina
Land area 191.5 square miles
Population Density 1,058.1 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 213,267
Population change 5.2%
Under 5 years of age 5.4%
Under 18 19.6%
65 and over 15.3%
Females 51.8%
White 81.3
Hispanic or Latino of any race 5.5
Asian 1.5%
Two or more races 2%
Black or African American 14.6%
Native American 0.6%
Pacific Islander 0.1%
Had graduated from high school 91%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 36.6%
Veterans 17,387
Households and Housing
Households 86,010
Persons per household 2.3
Living in the same house for one year or more 80.2%
Median household income $49,835
The per capita income $29,679
Live below the poverty line. 16.9%
housing units 103,594
Multi-unit structures 26%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $215,200
Residents owning their homes. 58.9%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 22,306
Women-owned firms 26.6%
Asian-owned firms 1.4%
Hispanic-owned firms 0%
Black-owned firms 5.9%
Native American-owned firms 0.4%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $3,825,475
Retail sales per capita $20,126
Manufacturers shipments $2,883,612
Merchant wholesaler sales $1,410,140