According to figures compiled by the Centers for Disease Control, 4,172 people died in New Hanover County in the years 1999-2001. The county death rate was 9 per thousand people, compared with 9 per thousand people statewide.
During the same period, 1,016 people died from cancer. The county death rate from cancer was 2.1 per thousand people, compared with 2 per thousand statewide.
A reported 54 people died in motor vehicle accidents. The county death rate from such accidents was 0.1 per thousand people, compared with 0.2 per thousand statewide.
The average age of people living in New Hanover County at the time of the 2000 census was 37.5, compared with 36.3 statewide and 36.2 nationwide.
More info about Wilmington:
Send us your corrections and additions