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County Information



Some of the cities, towns, and places in NewHanover County are Bayshore, Carolina Beach, Castle Hayne, Hightsville, Kings Grant, Kirkland, Kure Beach, Masonboro, Monkey Junction, Murraysville, Myrtle Grove, Ogden, Sea Breeze, Seagate, Silver Lake, Skippers Corner, Wilmington, Wilmington Beach, Wrightsboro, Wrightsville Beach

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New Hanover County is one of 100 counties located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2010 census, the population was 202,667. Though the second-smallest county in land area, it is one of the most populous, as its county seat, Wilmington, is one of the state's largest cities. The county was created in 1729 as New Hanover Precinct and gained county status in 1739.New Hanover County is included in the Wilmington, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area, which also includes neighboring Pender County.