Demographics & Statistics
Wilmington is the epitome of the New South. Although the city is the largest in southeastern North Carolina and eighth largest in the state, it retains a small town atmosphere. Our inviting business climate has attracted global corporations like GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy, Corning, Verizon Wireless, and homegrown PPD.
The city boasts a charming historic district, lively arts scene, the University of North Carolina Wilmington, a major container seaport, the Battleship North Carolina, Gothic churches, and riverfront shops. The Wilmington area is also blessed with many natural attributes, including miles of unspoiled beaches and some of the most outstanding seafood restaurants along the coast.
Learn more about the details behind our exceptional lifestyle through the information below.
Population & Demographic Summary for New Hanover County, North Carolina
Industry Snapshot in New Hanover County, North Carolina, 2021Q3
Occupation Snapshot in New Hanover County, North Carolina, 2021Q3
Cost of Living Data
Taxes (2021 - per $100 of valuation)
Property tax rates are assessed on 100% valuation. The residents living in the City of Wilmington, or the towns of Wrightsville Beach, Carolina Beach, or Kure Beach are subject to the rate for the respective municipality plus the rate for the county. Residents not living within the municipality are subject to the County rate plus a Fire District tax.
230 Market Place Drive, Wilmington, NC 28403, 910.798.7300
Real Estate & Personal Property Tax* (as of 2021 – per $100 of valuation)
Municipal Service District for City of Wilmington
New Hanover County
Sales and Use Tax Rates Effective October 1, 2020
Minimum combined sales tax rate value
* The tax information listed is intended as a general guide only. For more information contact the North Carolina Department of Revenue information office at 33 Darlington Avenue, Wilmington, NC, 28403 or 910.251.5752.
State Tax Information