• 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 Population & Demographic Summary for New Hanover County, North Carolina

    Industry Snapshot in New Hanover County, North Carolina, 2021Q3 Industry Snapshot in New Hanover County, North Carolina, 2021Q3

    Occupation Snapshot in New Hanover County, North Carolina, 2021Q3 Occupation Snapshot in New Hanover County, North Carolina, 2021Q3

    Cost of Living Data Cost of Living Data

    Taxes (2021 - per $100 of valuation) 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.

    Tax Office
    230 Market Place Drive, Wilmington, NC 28403, 910.798.7300

    Real Estate & Personal Property Tax* (as of 2021 – per $100 of valuation)

     

    Wilmington

    .3808

    Municipal Service District for City of Wilmington

    .0547

    New Hanover County

    .4304

    Fire District

    .0725

    Carolina Beach

    .2150

    Kure Beach

    .2658

    Wrightsville Beach

    .0923

    Debt Services

    .0446

     

    Sales and Use Tax Rates Effective October 1, 2020

     

    New Hanover

    2.25%

    North Carolina

    4.75%

    Minimum combined sales tax rate value

    7%

     

    * 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

    N.C. Individual Income Tax

    N.C. Corporation Income Tax

    N.C. Franchise Tax

    N.C. Sales and Use Tax