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Kirkland, North Carolina
Location in New Hanover County and the state of North Carolina.
Location in New Hanover County and the state of North Carolina.
Country United States
State North Carolina
County New Hanover
 • Total 8.4 sq mi (21.8 km2)
 • Land 8.4 sq mi (21.7 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
52 ft (16 m)
 • Total 685
 • Density 69.0/sq mi (26.6/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code 37-35975
GNIS feature ID 1023571

Kirkland, more commonly known as Porter's Neck, was a census-designated place (CDP) in New Hanover County, North Carolina, United States. Redesignated as Porters Neck CDP for the 2010 census, the population was 6,204. It is part of the Wilmington Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Kirkland is located at 34°18′4″N 77°47′15″W / 34.30111°N 77.78750°W / 34.30111; -77.78750 (34.301093, -77.787467).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 8.4 square miles (22 km2). 8.4 square miles (22 km2) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) of it (0.24%) is water.


2020 census

Porters Neck racial composition
Race Number Percentage
White (non-Hispanic) 6,548 88.52%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 217 2.93%
Native American 9 0.12%
Asian 110 1.49%
Pacific Islander 2 0.03%
Other/Mixed 258 3.49%
Hispanic or Latino 253 3.42%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 7,397 people, 3,087 households, and 2,282 families residing in the CDP.

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