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New Hanover County
  • County in North Carolina

Report Card

grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade A
  2. Housing
    grade C+
  3. Nightlife
    grade A+
  4. Good for Families
    grade A
  5. Diversity
    grade B+
  6. Jobs
    grade B
  7. Weather
    grade B+
  8. Cost of Living
    grade C+
  9. Health & Fitness
    grade A
  10. Outdoor Activities
    grade A minus
  11. Commute
    grade B+

editorial

New Hanover County is located in North Carolina with a population of 231,448. New Hanover County is one of the best places to live in North Carolina. In New Hanover County, most residents own their homes. In New Hanover County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in New Hanover County and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in New Hanover County are highly rated.

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Real Estate

Median Home Value
$258,200
National
$229,800
Median Rent
$1,060
National
$1,096
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    42%
  • Own
    58%
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New Hanover County Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    446.7
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    14.8
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    51.6
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    162.3
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    836.9
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    2,565.7
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    231.2
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    13%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    national  11%

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