Laconia, New Hampshire

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Population in 2013: 16,010 (73% urban, 27% rural). Population change since 2000: -2.4%
 
Males: 7,488  (46.8%)
Females: 8,522  (53.2%)
Median resident age:  43.0 years
New Hampshire median age:  43.9 years

Zip codes: 03246, 03253.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $46,605 (it was $37,796 in 2000)
Laconia:

$46,605
NH:

$63,280
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $28,165 (it was $19,540 in 2000)

Laconia city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $188,147 (it was $94,800 in 2000)
Laconia:

$188,147
NH:

$236,000
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $241,264; Detached houses: $252,490; Townhouses or other attached units: $282,607; In 2-unit structures: $209,934; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $221,545; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $138,505; Mobile homes: $127,725

Median gross rent in 2012: $834.

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Laconia races chart
  • White alone - 15,191 (94.3%)
  • Asian alone - 268 (1.7%)
  • Two or more races - 243 (1.5%)
  • Hispanic - 234 (1.5%)
  • Black alone - 44 (0.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 53 (0.3%)
  • Other race alone - 41 (0.3%)

Races in Laconia detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Laconia: 93.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: French (15.7%), Irish (14.4%), United States (12.9%), English (12.1%), French Canadian (8.1%), German (5.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1855

Elevation: 506 feet

Land area: 20.3 square miles.

Population density: 789 people per square mile   (low).

Laconia,NH real estate house value index trend

Laconia, New Hampshire map

For population 25 years and over in Laconia:

  • High school or higher: 86.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.0%
  • Unemployed: 4.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Laconia city:

  • Never married: 24.7%
  • Now married: 49.1%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 9.2%
  • Divorced: 15.7%

638 residents are foreign born (1.4% Europe, 0.7% Asia, 0.5% North America).

This city:  4.0%
New Hampshire:  5.3%



According to our research of New Hampshire and other state lists there were 47 registered sex offenders living in Laconia, New Hampshire as of March 30, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Laconia to the number of sex offenders is 342 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $3,723 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $3,476 (1.7%)

Laconia satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Manchester, NH (39.1 miles , pop. 107,006).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (87.2 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (224.0 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Gilford, NH (1.9 miles ), Belmont, NH (2.3 miles ), Sanbornton, NH (2.5 miles ), Meredith, NH (2.7 miles ), Tilton, NH (2.8 miles ), New Hampton, NH (3.1 miles ), Tilton-Northfield, NH (3.1 miles ), Gilmanton, NH (3.2 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 32 buildings, average cost: $103,700
  • 1998: 40 buildings, average cost: $100,300
  • 1999: 40 buildings, average cost: $146,700
  • 2000: 51 buildings, average cost: $129,500
  • 2001: 66 buildings, average cost: $162,000
  • 2002: 72 buildings, average cost: $156,700
  • 2003: 82 buildings, average cost: $156,500
  • 2004: 10 buildings, average cost: $205,300
  • 2005: 95 buildings, average cost: $182,200
  • 2006: 74 buildings, average cost: $211,700
  • 2007: 72 buildings, average cost: $197,700
  • 2008: 28 buildings, average cost: $295,800
  • 2009: 34 buildings, average cost: $202,100
  • 2010: 57 buildings, average cost: $131,200
  • 2011: 60 buildings, average cost: $166,100
  • 2012: 31 buildings, average cost: $199,300

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 43.55 N, Longitude: 71.47 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,687 (+10.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,572 (45.6%)

Area code: 603

Laconia household income distribution Laconia home values distribution

Crime rates in Laconia by Year
Type 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0100010000
per 100,000 0.05.80.00.00.05.90.00.00.00.0
Rapes 71210713714131210
per 100,000 40.969.457.940.975.841.281.776.675.162.4
Robberies 6106889148138
per 100,000 35.157.834.746.746.652.981.747.181.450.0
Assaults 18233523264035443942
per 100,000 105.2133.0202.7134.3151.6235.2204.4259.2244.2262.2
Burglaries 94101989310096110143128120
per 100,000 549.2584.1567.4543.1583.0564.4642.3842.5801.4749.3
Thefts 525513547618560559562672607575
per 100,000 3067.12966.93167.23608.83264.73286.73281.43959.23800.43590.2
Auto thefts 35342927262531121319
per 100,000 204.5196.6167.9157.7151.6147.0181.070.781.4118.6
Arson 53774103435
per 100,000 29.217.440.540.923.358.817.523.618.831.2
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 292.8) 232.8275.7266.8258.6277.8279.6309.5337.3335.1310.9

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Laconia detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 47 (37 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.31
New Hampshire average:

2.18
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.4%
New Hampshire:

4.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +580 (+3.7%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (19%)
  • Construction (16%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (3%)
  • Cashiers (3%)

Work and jobs in Laconia: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Laconia, New Hampshire

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Laconia-area historical tornado activity is slightly below New Hampshire state average. It is 60% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/3/1972, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 9.2 miles away from the Laconia city center injured 7 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 7/18/1963, a category F2 tornado 13.9 miles away from the city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Laconia-area historical earthquake activity is near New Hampshire state average. It is 90% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 7.5 miles away from the city center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 146.3 miles away from Laconia center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 129.3 miles away from the city center
On 8/21/1996 at 07:54:14, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 44.2 miles away from the city center
On 6/16/1995 at 12:13:11, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 55.5 miles away from Laconia center
On 4/20/2002 at 11:04:42, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, 3.7 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 128.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Belknap County (17) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 8, Snows: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Laconia topographic map

Birthplace of: Harrison Thyng - War veteran and flying ace, Connie Converse - Singer-songwriter, Doris Haddock - Centenarian, Steve Stetson - Football player and coach, William Odlin - Football player and coach.

Hospitals and medical centers in Laconia:

  • LAKES REGION GENERAL HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 80 HIGHLAND ST)
  • CENTRAL NEW HAMPSHIRE KIDNEY CENTER (87 SPRING STREET)
  • COMMUNITY HEALTH AND HOSPICE (780 N MAIN ST)
  • BELKNAP COUNTY NURSING HOME (30 COUNTY DRIVE)
  • LACONIA CENTER, GENESIS HEALTHCARE (175 BLUEBERRY LANE)
  • SAINT FRANCIS REHABILITATION AND NURSING CENTER (406 COURT STREET)

Airports located in Laconia:

Colleges/Universities in Laconia:

  • Lakes Region Community College (Full-time enrollment: 884; Location: 379 Belmont Road; Public; Website: www.lrcc.edu)
  • Empire Beauty School-Laconia (FT enrollment: 92; Location: 556 Main St; Private, for-profit; Website: www.empirebeautyschools.com)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Laconia:

  • Plymouth State University (about 19 miles; Plymouth, NH; Full-time enrollment: 4,838)
  • NHTI-Concord's Community College (about 23 miles; Concord, NH; FT enrollment: 2,865)
  • Southern New Hampshire University (about 36 miles; Manchester, NH; FT enrollment: 16,552)
  • Saint Anselm College (about 40 miles; Manchester, NH; FT enrollment: 2,059)
  • University of New Hampshire-Main Campus (about 40 miles; Durham, NH; FT enrollment: 15,243)
  • Mount Washington College (about 41 miles; Manchester, NH; FT enrollment: 2,187)
  • Dartmouth College (about 43 miles; Hanover, NH; FT enrollment: 6,030)

Public high schools in Laconia:

Private high schools in Laconia:

  • LACONIA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 83; Location: 1386 MEREDITH CENTER RD; Grades: PK - 12)
  • LAKES REGION CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 22; Location: 85 ZION HILL RD; Grades: KG - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Laconia:

Private elementary/middle school in Laconia:

  • HOLY TRINITY SCHOOL (Students: 119; Location: 50 CHURCH ST; Grades: KG - 8)
See full list of schools located in Laconia, map of school districts: LACONIA SCHOOL DISTRICT

Library in Laconia:

  • LACONIA PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $754,110; Location: 695 MAIN STREET; 47,673 books; 2,610 audio materials; 2,982 video materials; 22 state licensed databases; 167 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Laconia: Belknap Mill (A), Boston and Main Railroad Station (B), Busiel-Seeburg Mill (C), Laconia Country Club (D), Thurstons Marina (E), Weirs Drive-In (F), Laconia Fire Department Lakeport Station (G), Lakes Region Mutual Fire Aid (H), Laconia Fire Department Weirs Station (I), Greater Laconia-Weirs Beach Chamber of Commerce (J), Laconia Fire Department Central Station (K), Gale Memorial Library (L), Goss Library (M), Laconia City Hall (N), Laconia Congregational United Church of Christ Library (O), New Hampshire Technical College Library (P), Belknap County Courthouse (Q), Saint Francis Home for the Aged (R), Careplus Ambulance Services Station 7 - Gilford (S), Bestcare Ambulance Services (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Laconia include: United Baptist Church of Lakeport (A), Unitarian Universalist Society (B), Lakes Region Christian Church (C), Lakeport Advent Christian Church (D), Laconia Congregational United Church of Christ (E), Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses (F), Saint Helena Church (G), Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (H), First Free Will Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Saint Lambert Cemetery (1), Old Town Cemetery (2), Sacred Heart Cemetery (3), Doe Cemetery (4), Saint Lamberts Cemetery (5), Hillside Cemetery (6), Union Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Opechee Bay (A), Perley Pond (B), Pickerel Pond (C), Opechee Bay Reservoir (D), Footes Pond (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Jewett Brook (A), Durkee Brook (B), Black Brook (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Laconia include: Opechee Park (1), Bond Park (2), Wyatt Park (3), Bond Park (4), Endicott Rock Park (5), Leavitt Park Playground (6), Memorial Park (7), Mill Plaza (8), Opechee Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beach: Endicott Park Beach (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Lake Winnipesaukee Historical Society Museum (503 Endicott Street North) (1), Belknap Mill Society (Museums; The Mill Plaza) (2), Laconia City - Libraries- GOSS Reading RM (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 188 Elm Street) (3), Nothin' Fancy Mexican Bar & Grill (306 Lakeside Avenue Weirs Beach) (4), Weirs Railroad Station (Tours & Charters; Lakeside Avenue) (5). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Red Parrot Boutique at the Naswa Resort (1086 Weirs Boulevard) (1), Lake Opechee Inn (62 Doris Ray Ct) (2), Half Moon Motel & Cottages (12 Tower) (3), Birch Knoll Motel (867 Weirs Boulevard) (4), Brickyard Mountain Resort & Condominiums (Route 3) (5), Bay Top Motel (Weirs Boulevard) (6), Winnipesaukee Motel (Danl Webster Hghwy) (7), Cozy Inn (12 Maple Street) (8), 1848 Inn & Motor Resort (Endicott Street North) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Laconia District Court (26 Academy Street) (1), Belknap County - Superior Court (64 Court Street) (2), New Hampshire State - Multiple DWI Offender Intervention Detention Ce (North Main) (3), Belknap County - Superior Court- Family Division (64 Court) (4). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Belknap County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 65.2. This is about average.

City:

65.2
U.S.:

74.2

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.589. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 17.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.589
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2000 was 20.1. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

20.1
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2002 was 14.2. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 24.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.2
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 7.22. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 1.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.22
U.S.:

9.14

Drinking water stations with addresses in Laconia and their reported violations in the past:

WINNISQUAM BEACH CAMPGROUND (Population served: 348, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2007 and SEP-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-09-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-09-2007), St Public Notif received (AUG-29-2007), St Compliance achieved (JUN-04-2008)
SORRELL MHP (Address: 142 CHURCH ST , Serves VT, Population served: 112, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-02-2007), St Public Notif requested (OCT-02-2007), St Compliance achieved (FEB-07-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In SEP-2007, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-24-2007), St Public Notif requested (OCT-24-2007), St Public Notif received (APR-02-2010), St Compliance achieved (FEB-07-2011)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In AUG-2007, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (SEP-24-2007), St Public Notif requested (SEP-24-2007), St Public Notif received (APR-02-2010), St Compliance achieved (FEB-07-2011)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2006, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-04-2006), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-04-2006), St Compliance achieved (SEP-27-2010)
  • 10 routine major monitoring violations
  • 30 minor monitoring violations
  • 41 regular monitoring violations
MOUNTAIN VIEW APTS (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-04-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-04-2011), St Public Notif received (AUG-22-2011), St Compliance achieved (FEB-24-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-15-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-15-2010), St Public Notif received (APR-30-2010), St Compliance achieved (NOV-17-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 24 regular monitoring violations
NORTHBROOK MHP (Population served: 85, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In JUN-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (JUN-12-2007), St Public Notif requested (JUN-18-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-18-2007), St Compliance achieved (DEC-14-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
PLEASANT VALLEY PARK ESTATES (Population served: 65, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2014, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-07-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-07-2014), St Public Notif received (FEB-21-2014), St Compliance achieved (FEB-26-2014)
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - Between JUL-01-2011 and AUG-01-2011, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-12-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-12-2011), St Public Notif received (JUL-19-2011), St Compliance achieved (JUL-21-2011)
EASTBLUFF VILLAGE CONDOS (Population served: 48, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-16-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-16-2013), St Public Notif received (SEP-17-2013), St Compliance achieved (APR-10-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-29-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-29-2013), St Public Notif received (SEP-04-2013), St Compliance achieved (APR-10-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-25-2008), St Public Notif requested (JUL-25-2008), St Public Notif received (JUL-31-2008), St Compliance achieved (MAR-04-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-21-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-21-2005), St Public Notif received (SEP-23-2005), St Compliance achieved (MAR-02-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Failure To Address Deficiency - In MAR-02-2012, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-06-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-06-2012), St Compliance achieved (MAR-15-2012), St Public Notif received (MAR-15-2012)
  • One minor monitoring violation
MOUNTAIN VIEW PARK ESTATES (Population served: 45, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
TAVERN 27 (Population served: 45, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-29-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-29-2013), St Public Notif received (MAR-07-2014), St Compliance achieved (APR-10-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2011 and DEC-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-19-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-19-2011), St Public Notif received (NOV-28-2011), St Compliance achieved (APR-16-2012)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - Between OCT-01-2011 and NOV-01-2011, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-29-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-29-2011), St Compliance achieved (NOV-30-2011), St Public Notif received (FEB-23-2012)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between JUL-2011 and SEP-2011, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-29-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-29-2011), St Compliance achieved (NOV-30-2011), St Public Notif received (FEB-23-2012)
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - Between APR-01-2010 and MAY-01-2010, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-07-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-07-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUL-29-2010), St Public Notif received (DEC-13-2010)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between APR-2010 and JUN-2010, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-07-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-07-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUL-28-2010), St Public Notif received (DEC-13-2010)
  • 6 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Laconia that have no violations reported:

  • RICHHAVEN COTTAGES (Population served: 33, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • PRESCOTT FARM ENVIRON ED CTR (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 13.2%
(12.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 74.1% for other race residents, 16.4% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
New Hampshire:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  59.4%
Whole state:  66.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  9.7%
Whole state:  8.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Laconia in 2010:

  • 325 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 95 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 12 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 7 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 6 people in residential treatment centers for adults

People in group quarters in Laconia in 2000:

  • 409 people in state prisons
  • 311 people in nursing homes
  • 46 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 23 people in other group homes
  • 11 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 9 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 7 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 3 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse

Laconia, New Hampshire environmental map by EPA

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Laconia compared to New Hampshire state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Banks with branches in Laconia (2011 data):

  • Laconia Savings Bank: J. Olivia Huot Tech. Ctr. Branch, Taylor Home Branch, at 62 Pleasant Street. Info updated 2009/02/12: Bank assets: $1,107.3 mil, Deposits: $876.1 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 23 total offices, Holding Company: Lsb Financial
  • RBS Citizens, National Association: Laconia Drive Up Branch at 62 Beacon Street, branch established on 2005/07/01; Laconia Branch at 587 Main Street, branch established on 1889/01/01. Info updated 2007/09/19: Bank assets: $106,940.6 mil, Deposits: $75,690.2 mil, headquarters in Providence, RI, positive income, 1135 total offices, Holding Company: Uk Financial Investments Limited
  • TD Bank, National Association: Laconia Branch at 277 Union Avenue, branch established on 1996/10/07. Info updated 2010/10/04: Bank assets: $188,912.6 mil, Deposits: $153,149.8 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, 1314 total offices, Holding Company: Toronto-Dominion Bank, The
  • Northway Bank: Laconia Branch at 400 South Main Street, branch established on 1979/03/21. Info updated 2006/04/17: Bank assets: $814.2 mil, Deposits: $619.0 mil, headquarters in Berlin, NH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 17 total offices, Holding Company: Northway Financial, Inc.
  • Meredith Village Savings Bank: Laconia Branch at 379 South Main Street, branch established on 2005/08/17. Info updated 2009/03/03: Bank assets: $669.2 mil, Deposits: $513.6 mil, headquarters in Meredith, NH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 13 total offices
  • Franklin Savings Bank: Laconia Branch at 11 Veterans Square, branch established on 2006/09/25. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $356.8 mil, Deposits: $268.6 mil, headquarters in Franklin, NH, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 9 total offices

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Laconia, New Hampshire:

  • Christine's Island Motel, 630 Weirs Blvd, Laconia, NH 03246 , Phone: (603) 366-4378
  • Paugus Bay Plaz Motor Inn, 143 LK St, Laconia, NH 03246 , Phone: (603) 527-0566, Fax: (603) 524-7389
  • Bluebird Motel Court, 67 Lake St, Laconia, NH 03246 , Phone: (603) 524-5806
  • Happy Landing Motel, 84 Lake St, Laconia, NH 03246 , Phone: (603) 524-3834
  • ST Moritz Terrace Motel, 939 Weirs Blvd, Laconia, NH 03246 , Phone: (603) 366-4482
All 5 fire-safe hotels and motels in Laconia, New Hampshire

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Laconia travel time to work - commute Laconia mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (53%)
  • Utility gas (24%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (9%)
  • Electricity (7%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • No fuel used (2%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

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Neighborhoods in Laconia:

(Laconia, New Hampshire Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Laconia city (based on Belknap County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 45.63%
Here: 45.6%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAUnited Church of ChristUnited Methodist ChurchEpiscopal Church
Adherents69.2%7.2%5.7%3.7%2.5%
Congregations15.7%17.6%9.8%5.9%5.9%
NameAssemblies of GodLDS (Mormon) ChurchJewishEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaOther
Adherents2.2%1.5%1.1%1.1%5.8%
Congregations9.8%3.9%2.0%2.0%27.5%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 15
Belknap County:

2.46 / 10,000 pop.
New Hampshire:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 9
Belknap County:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
New Hampshire:

1.78 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 30
Belknap County:

4.91 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.02 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 80
Here:

13.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.70 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.5%
New Hampshire:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Belknap County:

25.0%
New Hampshire:

24.4%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

20.8%
State:

15.9%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 12$41,664$41,6640$0
Other Government Administration 1$4,575$54,90023$51,406
Police Protection - Officers 37$183,963$59,6640$0
Police - Other 9$36,690$48,9208$7,232
Firefighters 35$178,670$61,2580$0
Fire - Other 2$9,159$54,9542$1,222
Streets and Highways 17$69,854$49,3090$0
Airports 1$6,701$80,4121$837
Welfare 0$0 2$6,151
Solid Waste Management 1$3,105$37,2600$0
Sewerage 7$30,029$51,4781$1,771
Parks and Recreation 5$17,698$42,4753$6,302
Water Supply 16$68,193$51,1450$0
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 275$1,344,130$58,65327$25,078
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 62$210,078$40,66022$17,950
Local Libraries 8$30,755$46,1335$9,690
Totals for Government 488$2,235,264$54,96694$127,639

Laconia government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $177,000 ($11.06)
  • Construction - General - Other: $3,015,000 ($188.32)
    Water Utilities: $473,000 ($29.54)
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $25,797,000 ($1611.31)
    Police Protection: $3,749,000 ($234.17)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,868,000 ($179.14)
    Sewerage: $1,927,000 ($120.36)
    Regular Highways: $1,725,000 ($107.75)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,668,000 ($104.18)
    Central Staff Services: $1,561,000 ($97.50)
    Water Utilities: $1,339,000 ($83.64)
    General - Other: $765,000 ($47.78)
    Libraries: $651,000 ($40.66)
    Financial Administration: $625,000 ($39.04)
    Parks and Recreation: $581,000 ($36.29)
    Air Transportation: $262,000 ($16.36)
    General Public Buildings: $214,000 ($13.37)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $128,000 ($8.00)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $91,000 ($5.68)
    Public Welfare - Other: $37,000 ($2.31)
    Health - Other: $23,000 ($1.44)
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,000 ($0.06)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $564,000 ($35.23)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Public Welfare - Other: $313,000 ($19.55)
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $105,000 ($6.56)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $312,000 ($19.49)
    General - Other: $204,000 ($12.74)
    Water Utilities: $86,000 ($5.37)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $24,476,000 ($1528.79)

Laconia government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,061,000 ($128.73)
    All Other: $1,423,000 ($88.88)
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $604,000 ($37.73)
    Air Transportation: $282,000 ($17.61)
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $155,000 ($9.68)
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $23,000 ($1.44)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $578,000 ($36.10)
    All Other: $541,000 ($33.79)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $318,000 ($19.86)
    Education: $43,000 ($2.69)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $749,000 ($46.78)
    General Revenue, NEC: $507,000 ($31.67)
    Sale of Property: $317,000 ($19.80)
    Fines and Forfeits: $91,000 ($5.68)
    Rents: $51,000 ($3.19)
    Donations From Private Sources: $11,000 ($0.69)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,760,000 ($109.93)
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $13,266,000 ($828.61)
    General Local Government Support: $1,258,000 ($78.58)
    All Other: $437,000 ($27.30)
    Highways: $285,000 ($17.80)
  • Tax - Property: $27,369,000 ($1709.49)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $431,000 ($26.92)
    Other License: $355,000 ($22.17)

Laconia government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $23,700,000 ($1480.32)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $21,641,000 ($1351.72)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,470,000 ($154.28)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $411,000 ($25.67)

Laconia government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $916,000 ($57.21)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $23,932,000 ($1494.82)

6.89% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($48,262 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.89%
New Hampshire average:

6.07%

0.07% of residents moved from foreign countries ($583 average AGI)
Belknap County:

0.07%
New Hampshire average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Merrimack County, NH  1.86% ($32,100 average AGI)
from Grafton County, NH  0.62% ($30,994)
from Hillsborough County, NH  0.60% ($74,994)


6.75% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,635 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.75%
New Hampshire average:

6.45%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($201 average AGI)
Belknap County:

0.04%
New Hampshire average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Merrimack County, NH  1.52% ($31,682 average AGI)
to Hillsborough County, NH  0.59% ($39,542)
to Grafton County, NH  0.48% ($41,064)

Strongest AM radio stations in Laconia:

  • WEMJ (1490 AM; 1 kW; LACONIA, NH; Owner: WLNH RADIO, INC.)
  • WEZS (1350 AM; 5 kW; LACONIA, NH; Owner: GARY W. HAMMOND)
  • WASR (1420 AM; 5 kW; WOLFEBORO, NH; Owner: RADIO WOLFEBORO, INC.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WGIN (930 AM; 10 kW; ROCHESTER, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPNH (1300 AM; 5 kW; PLYMOUTH, NH; Owner: NORTHEAST COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNTK (1020 AM; 10 kW; NEWPORT, NH; Owner: KOOR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WFTN (1240 AM; 1 kW; FRANKLIN, NH; Owner: NORTHEAST COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WGIR (610 AM; 5 kW; MANCHESTER, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Laconia:

  • WLKZ (104.9 FM; WOLFEBORO, NH; Owner: TELE-MEDIA COMPANY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, L.L.C.)
  • WLNH-FM (98.3 FM; LACONIA, NH; Owner: WLNH RADIO, INC)
  • WBHG (101.5 FM; MEREDITH, NH; Owner: WLNH RADIO, INC)
  • WSCY (106.9 FM; MOULTONBOROUGH, NH; Owner: NORTHEAST COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WNHI (93.3 FM; BELMONT, NH; Owner: CONCORD BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WFTN-FM (94.1 FM; FRANKLIN, NH; Owner: NORTHEAST COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WVFM (105.7 FM; CAMPTON, NH; Owner: DEVON BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WPNH-FM (100.1 FM; PLYMOUTH, NH; Owner: NORTHEAST COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WPKQ (103.7 FM; NORTH CONWAY, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHOM (94.9 FM; MT. WASHINGTON, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMEX (106.5 FM; FARMINGTON, NH; Owner: WIMMEX, LLC)
  • W264AH (100.7 FM; LACONIA, NH; Owner: KNIGHT RADIO, INC.)
  • WHDQ (106.1 FM; CLAREMONT, NH; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WMEA (90.1 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WVPR (89.5 FM; WINDSOR, VT; Owner: VERMONT PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WEVH (91.3 FM; HANOVER, NH; Owner: NEW HAMPSHIRE PUBLIC RADIO INC)
  • WJYY (105.5 FM; CONCORD, NH; Owner: CONCORD BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WJJR (98.1 FM; RUTLAND, VT; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WZRT (97.1 FM; RUTLAND, VT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WEBK (105.3 FM; KILLINGTON, VT; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Laconia:

  • WMEA-TV (Channel 26; BIDDEFORD, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WMTW-TV (Channel 8; POLAND SPRING, ME; Owner: WMTW BROADCAST GROUP, LLC)
  • WCSH (Channel 6; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: PACIFIC AND SOUTHERN COMPANY, INC.)
  • WGME-TV (Channel 13; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: WGME LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WENH-TV (Channel 11; DURHAM, NH; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Laconia fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 23
Total length: 66 meters (217ft)
Total costs: $55,000,000
Total average daily traffic: 149,510
Total average daily truck traffic: 7,798

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1910-1919: 1
  • 1920-1929: 0
  • 1930-1939: 4
  • 1940-1949: 1
  • 1950-1959: 1
  • 1960-1969: 5
  • 1970-1979: 4
  • 1980-1989: 3
  • 1990-1999: 0
  • 2000-2009: 4
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Laconia, NH
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Laconia)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 34 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Laconia, NH)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 101 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Laconia)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 23 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Laconia)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 104
  • Hazardous Condition: 136
  • Service Call: 21
  • Good Intent Call: 33

Incident types - Laconia

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Laconia, NH
Most common first names in Laconia, NH among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary17780.6 years
John15772.4 years
Robert13769.9 years
William13474.9 years
George13277.8 years
Joseph12375.9 years
Alice10582.7 years
Dorothy10378.8 years
Charles10277.0 years
Raymond9772.3 years
Most common last names in Laconia, NH among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith10879.8 years
Morin5776.0 years
Johnson3575.4 years
Brown3477.6 years
Davis3380.2 years
Jacques3076.9 years
Richardson2976.6 years
Landry2678.7 years
Williams2573.4 years
Thompson2577.5 years
Businesses in Laconia, NH
NameCountNameCount
AutoZone1KFC1
CVS1La-Z-Boy1
Chevrolet1Little Caesars Pizza1
Circle K1MasterBrand Cabinets4
Curves1McDonald's1
Dairy Queen1Pizza Hut1
Decora Cabinetry2Rite Aid1
Domino's Pizza1SAS Shoes1
Dunkin Donuts2Toyota1
FedEx6True Value1
Ford1U-Haul1
GNC1UPS8
Goodwill1Vans2
H&R Block1Walgreens1
Hyundai1
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