Belknap County, NH

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2021 Population
63,395
3.63% 1-year growth
US Senator
Jeanne Shaheen
Democratic Party
US Senator
Maggie Hassan
Democratic Party
2021 Median Age
47.5
0.835% 1-year decrease
2021 Poverty Rate
8.01%
7.75% 1-year decrease
2021 Median Household Income
$75,035
11.4% 1-year growth
2021 Median Property Value
$253,600
9.31% 1-year growth
2021 Employed Population
32,380
2.88% 1-year growth

About

In 2021, Belknap County, NH had a population of 63.4k people with a median age of 47.5 and a median household income of $75,035. Between 2020 and 2021 the population of Belknap County, NH grew from 61,174 to 63,395, a 3.63% increase and its median household income grew from $67,328 to $75,035, a 11.4% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Belknap County, NH are White (Non-Hispanic) (94.2%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.69%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.21%), White (Hispanic) (1.13%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.571%).

None of the households in Belknap County, NH reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99% of the residents in Belknap County, NH are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Belknap County, NH are Lakes Region Community College (107 degrees awarded in 2021) and Empire Beauty School-Laconia (36 degrees).

In 2021, the median property value in Belknap County, NH was $253,600, and the homeownership rate was 77.7%.

Most people in Belknap County, NH drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26 minutes. The average car ownership in Belknap County, NH was 2 cars per household.

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geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Belknap County, NH is home to a population of 63.4k people, from which 99% are citizens. As of 2021, 2.89% of Belknap County, NH residents were born outside of the country (1.83k people).

In 2021, there were 55.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (59.7k people) in Belknap County, NH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.07k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 769 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99%
2021 Citizenship
99%
2020 Citizenship

As of 2021, 99% of Belknap County, NH residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2020, the percentage of US citizens in Belknap County, NH was 99%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Belknap County, NH
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    59.7k ± 278
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.07k ± 311
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    769 ± 125
1.89%
Hispanic Population
1.2k people

In 2021, there were 55.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (59.7k people) in Belknap County, NH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.07k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 769 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.89% of the people in Belknap County, NH are hispanic (1.2k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Belknap County, NH as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Canada
    8,888 ± 2,307 people
  2. India
    7,653 ± 2,142 people
  3. Dominican Republic
    5,122 ± 1,754 people

In 2021, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New Hampshire was Canada, the natal country of 8,888 New Hampshire residents, followed by India with 7,653 and Dominican Republic with 5,122.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.89%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.83k people
2.65%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
1.62k people

As of 2021, 2.89% of Belknap County, NH residents (1.83k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2020, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Belknap County, NH was 2.65%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,966 ± 251
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    836 ± 220
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    569 ± 195

Belknap County, NH has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.35 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Belknap County, NH employs 32.4k people. The largest industries in Belknap County, NH are Retail Trade (4,457 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (4,383 people), and Educational Services (3,378 people), and the highest paying industries are Wholesale Trade ($65,341), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($64,792), and Utilities ($64,621).

Males in New Hampshire have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $60,817. The income inequality in New Hampshire (measured using the Gini index) is 0.456, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

32.4k
2021 Value
± 1,463
2.88%
1 Year growth
± 6.06%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Belknap County, NH grew at a rate of 2.88%, from 31.5k employees to 32.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Belknap County, NH, are Sales & Related Occupations (4,267 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,593 people), and Management Occupations (3,494 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Belknap County, NH.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

32.4k
2021 Value
± 1,463
2.88%
1 Year growth
± 6.06%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Belknap County, NH grew at a rate of 2.88%, from 31.5k employees to 32.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Belknap County, NH, are Retail Trade (4,457 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (4,383 people), and Educational Services (3,378 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Belknap County, NH, though some of these residents may live in Belknap County, NH and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$50,663
Median earning men ± $2,495
$35,245
Median earning women ± $2,139

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2021 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($70,293), Public Administration ($68,581), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($66,250).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2021 are Wholesale Trade ($75,313), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($48,786), and Public Administration ($48,276).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.75%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 155M people employed in New Hampshire. This represents a 2.75% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in New Hampshire.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 548
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 392
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 392
    Retail Trade

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $749k
    Manufacturing
  2. $407k
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $165k
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from New Hampshire to other states, or from other states to New Hampshire.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $10.4B
  2. $7.32B
  3. $5.01B

In 2020, the top outbound New Hampshire product (by dollars) was Electronics with $10.4B, followed by Mixed freight ($7.32B) and Machinery ($5.01B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound New Hampshire products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$56.7B
2020 Value in New Hampshire
$105B
Projected 2050 Value in New Hampshire
84.6% growth

In 2020, total outbound New Hampshire trade was $56.7B. This is expected to increase 84.6% to $105B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound New Hampshire trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from New Hampshire to other states, or from other states to New Hampshire.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $7.88B
  2. $3.86B
  3. $3.31B

In 2020, the top outbound New Hampshire domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Massachusetts with $7.88B, followed by New York with $3.86B and Maine and $3.31B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that New Hampshire shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Belknap County, NH went to Donald J. Trump with 54.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (44%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.56%).

Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan are the senators currently representing the state of New Hampshire. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

New Hampshire is currently represented by 2 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from New Hampshire

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Jeanne Shaheen
Senator from New Hampshire2
Assumed office on January 3, 2009
Maggie Hassan
Senator from New Hampshire3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017

Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan are the senators currently representing New Hampshire.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from New Hampshire

New Hampshire is currently represented by 2 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for New Hampshire have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2021, universities in Belknap County, NH awarded 143 degrees. The student population of Belknap County, NH in 2021 is skewed towards women, with 656 male students and 900 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Belknap County, NH are White (122 and 85.3%), followed by Unknown (14 and 9.79%), Two or More Races (3 and 2.1%), and Hispanic or Latino (2 and 1.4%).

The largest universities in Belknap County, NH by number of degrees awarded are Lakes Region Community College (107 and 74.8%) and Empire Beauty School-Laconia (36 and 25.2%).

The most popular majors in Belknap County, NH are General Cosmetology (21 and 14.7%), Fire Science & Fire-Fighting (16 and 11.2%), and Aesthetician & Skin Care Specialist (15 and 10.5%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2021 there were 1,556 students enrolled in Belknap County, NH, 42.2% men and 57.8% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,198 records, of which 59.3% were women and 40.7% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 16 degree-majors awarded
  2. 14 degree-majors awarded
  3. 13 degree-majors awarded

In 2021, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Belknap County, NH was Fire Science & Fire-Fighting with 16 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Belknap County, NH according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 107 degrees awarded
  2. 36 degrees awarded

In 2021, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Lakes Region Community College with 107 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2021, 60 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Belknap County, NH, which is 0.723 times less than the 83 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2021 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 122 degrees mean that there were 8.71 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 14 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($6,450) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2021.

Public, 2-year ($270) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2021.

Public, 2-year ($1,400) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2021, 0.53% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.535% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2021 were High School or Equivalent (313k), Bachelors Degree (248k), and Some college (224k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Belknap County, NH was $253,600 in 2021, which is 1.04 times larger than the national average of $244,900. Between 2020 and 2021 the median property value increased from $232,000 to $253,600, a 9.31% increase. The homeownership rate in Belknap County, NH is 77.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.6%.

People in Belknap County, NH have an average commute time of 26 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Belknap County, NH is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Belknap County, NH is $75,035. In 2021, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Belknap County, NH was Census Tract 9664.01 with a value of $93,542, followed by Census Tract 9656 and Census Tract 9651, with respective values of $90,848 and $78,068.

In 2022, 15% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Belknap County, NH. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.52%.

Property

$253,600
Median Property Value 2021
±$9,606
$19,872
Median Property Taxes
±$877

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Belknap County, NH the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Belknap County, NH compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

77.7%
Homeownership
2021
58.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2021

In 2021, 77.7% of the housing units in Belknap County, NH were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 76.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9664.01
  2. Census Tract 9656
  3. Census Tract 9651

In 2021, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Belknap County, NH was Census Tract 9664.01 with a value of $93,542, followed by Census Tract 9656 and Census Tract 9651, with respective values of $90,848 and $78,068.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Belknap County, NH colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$75,035
Median Household Income
± $4,759
25.6k
Number of Households
± 1,184

In 2021, the median household income of the 25.6k households in Belknap County, NH grew to $75,035 from the previous year's value of $67,328.

The following chart displays the households in Belknap County, NH distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Belknap County, NH is from New Hampshire.
0.456
2021 Wage GINI in New Hampshire
0.457
2020 Wage GINI in New Hampshire

In 2021, the income inequality in New Hampshire was 0.456 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.19% decline from 2020 to 2021, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for New Hampshire was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in New Hampshire in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2021
  1. Drove Alone (77.7%)
  2. Carpooled (10.8%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.99%)

In 2021, 77.7% of workers in Belknap County, NH drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.8%) and those who worked at home (7.99%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

26 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Belknap County, NH have a shorter commute time (26 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.8 minutes). Additionally, 2.72% of the workforce in Belknap County, NH have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Belknap County, NH distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Belknap County, NH have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 15% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Belknap County, NH. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.52%.

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Poverty & Diversity

8.01% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Belknap County, NH (5.02k out of 62.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.6%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 55 - 64, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Belknap County, NH is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 9.8% of the children was living in poverty in Belknap County, NH. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 9.7%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 239 in Belknap County, NH. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 38.9 per 100,000 population.

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93.4% of the population of Belknap County, NH has health coverage, with 48% on employee plans, 13.7% on Medicaid, 17.7% on Medicare, 12.5% on non-group plans, and 1.58% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in New Hampshire was $9,589 in 2014. This is a 2.35% increase from the previous year ($9,369).

Primary care physicians in Belknap County, NH see 1533 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.55% decrease from the previous year (1606 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1399 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 179 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48% were men and 52% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,533 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Belknap County, NH

Primary care physicians in Belknap County, NH see an average of 1,533 patients per year. This represents a 4.55% decrease from the previous year (1,606 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Belknap County, NH in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2021, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 19.8% under 18 years, 16.2% between 18 and 34 years, 42.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 21.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48% were men and 52% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

6.6%
Uninsured
48%
Employer Coverage
13.7%
Medicaid
17.7%
Medicare
12.5%
Non-Group
1.58%
Military or VA

Between 2020 and 2021, the percent of uninsured citizens in Belknap County, NH declined by 0.623% from 6.64% to 6.6%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 37.9 in Belknap County, NH.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 30.3% in Belknap County, NH.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 8.33% in Belknap County, NH.

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