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Encyclopedia > New Hanover County, North Carolina
New Hanover County, North Carolina
Seal of New Hanover County, North Carolina
Seal (Detail)
Map of North Carolina highlighting New Hanover County
Location in the state of North Carolina
Formed 1729
Seat Wilmington
Area
 - Total
 - Water

849 km² (328 mi²)
334 km² (129 mi²) 39.33% 
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

160,307
311/km² 
Official Website
www.co.new-hanover.nc.us

New Hanover County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. As of 2000, the population is 160,307. Its county seat is Wilmington6. Image File history File links New_Hanover_County_nc_seal. ... Seal on envelope A seal is an impression printed on, embossed upon, or affixed to a document (or any other object) in order to authenticate it, in lieu of or in addition to a signature. ... Image File history File links Public domain map courtesy of The General Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin, modified to show counties. ... Events July 30 - Baltimore, Maryland is founded. ... A county seat is an administrative centre for a county. ... For other places called Wilmington, see Wilmington Wilmington is a city currently located in New Hanover County, North Carolina. ... This article explains the meaning of area as a physical quantity. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is the area equal to a square with sides each 1 mile long. ... The United States Census of year 2000, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Density (symbol: ρ - Greek: rho) is a measure of mass per unit of volume. ... Originally, in continental Europe, a county was the land under the jurisdiction of a count. ... A U.S. state is any one of the fifty states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, together with the District of Columbia and Palmyra Atoll (an uninhabited incorporated unorganized territory), form the United States of America. ... State nickname: Tar Heel State; Old North State Other U.S. States Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Governor Michael Easley (D) Senators Elizabeth Dole (R) Richard Burr (R) Official language(s) English Area 139,509 km² (28th)  - Land 126,256 km²  - Water 13,227 km² (9. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... A county seat is an administrative centre for a county. ... For other places called Wilmington, see Wilmington Wilmington is a city currently located in New Hanover County, North Carolina. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...

Contents


History

The county was formed in 1729 as New Hanover Precinct of Bath County, from Craven Precinct. It was named for the House of Hanover, which was then ruling Great Britain. Events July 30 - Baltimore, Maryland is founded. ... Craven County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... The House of Hanover (the Hanoverians) were a German royal dynasty which succeeded the House of Stuart as kings of Great Britain in 1714. ...


In 1734 parts of New Hanover Precinct became Bladen Precinct and Onslow Precinct. With the abolition of Bath County in 1739, all of its constituent precincts became counties. Events January 8 - Premiere of George Frideric Handels opera Ariodante at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. ... Bladen County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Onslow County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Events January 1 - Bouvet Island is discovered by French explorer Jean-Baptiste Charles Bouvet de Lozier. ...


In 1750 the northern part of New Hanover County became Duplin County. In 1764 another part of New Hanover County was combined with part of Bladen County to form Brunswick County. Finally, in 1875 the separation of northern New Hanover County to form Pender County reduced it to its present dimensions. Events March 2 - Small earthquake in London, England April 4 - Small earthquake in Warrington, England August 23 - Small earthquake in Spalding, England September 30 - Small earthquake in Northampton, England November 16 – Westminster Bridge officially opened Jonas Hanway is the first Englishman to use an umbrella James Gray reveals her sex... Duplin County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... 1764 was a leap year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Brunswick County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... 1875 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Pender County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ...


Law and government

New Hanover County is a member of the regional Cape Fear Council of Governments. Categories: Government stubs | North Carolina Councils of Governments ...


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 849 km² (328 mi²). 515 km² (199 mi²) of it is land and 334 km² (129 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 39.33% water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is the area equal to a square with sides each 1 mile long. ...


Townships

The county is divided into five townships: Cape Fear, Federal Point, Harnett, Masonboro, and Wilmington. The term township generally means the district or area associated with a town. ...


Adjacent Counties

Pender County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Brunswick County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ...

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 160,307 people, 68,183 households, and 41,591 families residing in the county. The population density is 311/km² (806/mi²). There are 79,616 housing units at an average density of 155/km² (400/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 79.91% White, 16.97% Black or African American, 0.39% Native American, 0.83% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.79% from other races, and 1.05% from two or more races. 2.04% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 68,183 households out of which 26.10% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.50% are married couples living together, 11.50% have a female householder with no husband present, and 39.00% are non-families. 28.90% of all households are made up of individuals and 8.50% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.29 and the average family size is 2.83. Marriage is a relationship between individuals which has formed the foundation of the family for most societies. ...


In the county the population is spread out with 21.00% under the age of 18, 12.00% from 18 to 24, 30.50% from 25 to 44, 23.70% from 45 to 64, and 12.80% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 93.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 90.70 males.


The median income for a household in the county is $40,172, and the median income for a family is $50,861. Males have a median income of $35,801 versus $25,305 for females. The per capita income for the county is $23,123. 13.10% of the population and 8.30% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 15.70% of those under the age of 18 and 9.00% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Cities and towns

Carolina Beach is a town located in New Hanover County, North Carolina. ... Kure Beach is a town located in New Hanover County, North Carolina. ... For other places called Wilmington, see Wilmington Wilmington is a city currently located in New Hanover County, North Carolina. ... Wrightsville Beach is a town located in New Hanover County, North Carolina. ...

Census-designated places

Bayshore is a census-designated place located in New Hanover County, North Carolina. ... Castle Hayne is a census-designated place located in New Hanover County, North Carolina. ... Hightsville is a census-designated place located in New Hanover County, North Carolina. ... Kings Grant is a census-designated place located in New Hanover County, North Carolina. ... Kirkland is a census-designated place located in New Hanover County, North Carolina. ... Masonboro is a census-designated place and town in New Hanover County, North Carolina, United States. ... Murraysville is a census-designated place located in New Hanover County, North Carolina. ... Myrtle Grove is a census-designated place located in New Hanover County, North Carolina. ... Ogden is a census-designated place located in New Hanover County, North Carolina. ... Sea Breeze is a census-designated place located in New Hanover County, North Carolina. ... Seagate is a census-designated place located in New Hanover County, North Carolina. ... Silver Lake is a census-designated place located in New Hanover County, North Carolina. ... Skippers Corner is a census-designated place located in New Hanover County, North Carolina. ... Wrightsboro is a census-designated place located in New Hanover County, North Carolina. ...

External links

  • New Hanover County government official website


Regions of North Carolina Flag of North Carolina
Coastal Plain | Land of the Sky | Metro Charlotte | Piedmont | Piedmont Triad | Blue Ridge Mountains | Outer Banks | Smoky Mountains | The Triangle
Largest cities

Asheville | Burlington | Cary | Chapel Hill | Charlotte | Concord | Durham | Fayetteville | Gastonia | Goldsboro | Greensboro | Greenville | Hickory | High Point | Jacksonville | Raleigh | Rocky Mount | Wilmington | Wilson | Winston-Salem State nickname: Tar Heel State; Old North State Other U.S. States Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Governor Michael Easley (D) Senators Elizabeth Dole (R) Richard Burr (R) Official language(s) English Area 139,509 km² (28th)  - Land 126,256 km²  - Water 13,227 km² (9. ... File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The Atlantic Coastal Plain is the rather flat stretch of land that borders the Atlantic Ocean (including the Gulf of Mexico). ... The Land of the Sky is a book by Christian Reid. ... The Charlotte metropolitan area, formally known as the Charlotte-Gastonia-Salisbury CSA, is composed of ten counties in North Carolina and three counties in South Carolina, though four other counties in North Carolina also considered part of the region. ... The James River winds its way among piedmont hills in central Virginia. ... The Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina consists of the area surrounding the cities of Greensboro, Winston-Salem, and High Point. ... Blue Ridge Mountains (NPS) Most of the rocks that form the Blue Ridge Mountains, United States, are ancient granitic and metamorphosed volcanic formations, some exceeding one billion years in age. ... North Carolinas Outer Banks separating the Atlantic Ocean (east) from Albemarle Sound (north) and Pamlico Sound (south). ... The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a United States National Park that straddles the ridgeline of the Appalachian Mountains. ... The Research Triangle, commonly referred to as The Triangle, is a region in the piedmont of North Carolina in the United States, anchored by the cities of Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill. ... Asheville City Hall. ... Burlington is a city located in Alamance County in North Carolina, a state of the United States of America. ... Cary is a town located in Wake County, North Carolina. ... City nickname: The Southern Part of Heaven County Orange County Mayor Kevin C. Foy Town Council Sally Greene Ed Harrison Cam Hill Mark Kleinschmidt Bill Strom Dorothy Verkirk Jim Ward Edith Wiggins (mayor pro tem) Area  - Total  - Water 51. ... County Mecklenburg Mayor Pat McCrory, (R) Area  - Total  - Water 629. ... Concord is a city located in Cabarrus County, North Carolina, a suburb of Charlotte. ... City nickname: City of Medicine Location Government Country State County United States North Carolina Durham County Mayor Bill Bell Physical characteristics Area      Land      Water 94. ... Fayetteville is a city located in Cumberland County, North Carolina. ... Gastonia is a city located in Gaston County in North Carolina, a state of the United States of America. ... Goldsboro is a city located in Wayne County, North Carolina. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Greenville, one of the fastest growing cities in the State of North Carolina, is located in Pitt County on the Tar River. ... Hickory is a city located in Catawba County, North Carolina. ... High Point is a city located in Guilford County, North Carolina. ... Jacksonville is a city located in Onslow County, North Carolina. ... Downtown Raleigh Skyline Raleigh is the capital of North Carolina, a state of the United States of America. ... Rocky Mount is a city located in North Carolina. ... For other places called Wilmington, see Wilmington Wilmington is a city currently located in New Hanover County, North Carolina. ... Wilson is a city located in Wilson County, North Carolina. ... County Forsyth County, NC Mayor Allen Joines Website Official Website Population 185,776 (2000) Winston-Salem is a city located in Forsyth County, North Carolina, United States. ...

Counties

Alamance | Alexander | Alleghany | Anson | Ashe | Avery | Beaufort | Bertie | Bladen | Brunswick | Buncombe | Burke | Cabarrus | Caldwell | Camden | Carteret | Caswell | Catawba | Chatham | Cherokee | Chowan | Clay | Cleveland | Columbus | Craven | Cumberland | Currituck | Dare | Davidson | Davie | Duplin | Durham | Edgecombe | Forsyth | Franklin | Gaston | Gates | Graham | Granville | Greene | Guilford | Halifax | Harnett | Haywood | Henderson | Hertford | Hoke | Hyde | Iredell | Jackson | Johnston | Jones | Lee | Lenoir | Lincoln | Macon | Madison | Martin | McDowell | Mecklenburg | Mitchell | Montgomery | Moore | Nash | New Hanover | Northampton | Onslow | Orange | Pamlico | Pasquotank | Pender | Perquimans | Person | Pitt | Polk | Randolph | Richmond | Robeson | Rockingham | Rowan | Rutherford | Sampson | Scotland | Stanly | Stokes | Surry | Swain | Transylvania | Tyrrell | Union | Vance | Wake | Warren | Washington | Watauga | Wayne | Wilkes | Wilson | Yadkin | Yancey List of North Carolina counties: Alamance County Alexander County Alleghany County Anson County Ashe County Avery County Beaufort County Bertie County Bladen County Brunswick County Buncombe County Burke County Cabarrus County Caldwell County Camden County Carteret County Caswell County Catawba County Chatham County Cherokee County Chowan County Clay County Cleveland... Alamance County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Alexander County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Alleghany County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Anson County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Ashe County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Avery County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Location in the state of North Carolina Formed 1712 Seat Washington Area  - Total  - Water 2,483 km² (959 mi²) 339 km² (131 mi²) 13. ... Bertie County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Bladen County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Brunswick County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Location in the state of North Carolina Formed 1791 Seat Asheville Area  - Total  - Water 1,709 km² (660 mi²) 10 km² (4 mi²) 0. ... Burke County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Cabarrus County is a county located in the south-central part of the state of North Carolina. ... Caldwell County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Camden County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Carteret County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Caswell County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Catawba County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Chatham County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Cherokee County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Chowan County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Clay County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Cleveland County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Columbus County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Craven County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Cumberland County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Currituck County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Dare County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Location in the state of North Carolina Formed 1822 Seat Lexington Area  - Total  - Water 1,468 km² (567 mi²) 38 km² (15 mi²) 2. ... Davie County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Duplin County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Durham County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Edgecombe County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Forsyth County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Franklin County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Gaston County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Gates County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Graham County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Granville County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Greene County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Guilford County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Halifax County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Harnett County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Haywood County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Location in the state of North Carolina Formed 1838 Seat Hendersonville Area  - Total  - Water 971 km² (375 mi²) 3 km² (1 mi²) 0. ... Hertford County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Hoke County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Hyde County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Location in the state of North Carolina Formed 1788 Seat Statesville Area  - Total  - Water 1,546 km² (597 mi²) 56 km² (21 mi²) 3. ... Jackson County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Johnston County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Jones County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Lee County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Lenoir County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Lincoln County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Macon County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Madison County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Martin County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Location in the state of North Carolina Formed 1842 Seat Marion Area  - Total  - Water 1,156 km² (446 mi²) 12 km² (5 mi²) 1. ... Location in the state of North Carolina Formed 1762 Seat Charlotte Area  - Total  - Water 1,415 km² (546 mi²) 52 km² (20 mi²) 3. ... Mitchell County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... }}}}}} Location in the state of {{{state}}} Formed 1779 Seat Troy Area  - Total  - Water 1,299 km² (502 mi²) 26 km² (10 mi²) 2. ... Moore County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Nash County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Northampton County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Onslow County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Orange County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Pamlico County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Pasquotank County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Pender County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Perquimans County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Location in the state of North Carolina Formed 1791 Seat Roxboro Area  - Total  - Water 1,047 km² (404 mi²) 31 km² (12 mi²) 2. ... Pitt County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Polk County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Location in the state of North Carolina Formed 1779 Seat Asheboro Area  - Total  - Water 2,046 km² (790 mi²) 7 km² (3 mi²) 0. ... Richmond County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Robeson County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Rockingham County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Rowan County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Rutherford County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Sampson County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Scotland County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Stanly County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Stokes County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Surry County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Swain County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Transylvania County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Tyrrell County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Union County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Vance County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Wake County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Warren County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Washington County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Location in the state of North Carolina Formed 1799 Seat Boone Area  - Total  - Water 810 km² (313 mi²) 1 km² (0 mi²) 0. ... Wayne County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Wilkes County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Wilson County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Yadkin County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Yancey County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ...


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New Hanover County, North Carolina - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (504 words)
New Hanover County is a county located in the state of North Carolina.
New Hanover County is a member of the regional Cape Fear Council of Governments.
In the county the population is spread out with 21.00% under the age of 18, 12.00% from 18 to 24, 30.50% from 25 to 44, 23.70% from 45 to 64, and 12.80% who are 65 years of age or older.
New Hanover Out of Court Settlement (852 words)
New Hanover County, and its current, former and future departments, agents, employees, officials, designees, and successors in interest are referred to hereinafter as "New Hanover County." Gwendolyn E. Hicks is referred to hereinafter as "Ms.
This Agreement, in whole or in part, shall not be construed as an admission by New Hanover County of liability or as an acceptance by the United States or Ms.
New Hanover County will be given 21 days to cure any breach of this Agreement prior to the institution of any enforcement action.
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