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Belknap County, New Hampshire (NH)

County population in 2019: 61,410 (34% urban, 66% rural); it was 56,325 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 12,670
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 5,853
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 16,640
Renter-occupied apartments: 6,243 (it was 5,819 in 2000)
% of renters here:

26%
State:

29%

Land area: 401 sq. mi.

Water area: 67.3 sq. mi.

Population density: 153 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Belknap County: 100.1 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (25.0%), Retail trade (14.5%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (11.1%), Manufacturing (10.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 77%
  • Government: 14%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 9%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Belknap County, NH (2019)
    • 58,03994.8%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1,0921.8%Hispanic or Latino
    • 9381.5%Two or more races
    • 5650.9%Asian alone
    • 3980.6%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1520.2%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 480.08%Some other race alone
    • 190.03%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

47.5 years
New Hampshire median age:

43.0 years
Males: 30,238  (49.2%)
Females: 31,172  (50.8%)
Average household size:
Belknap County:

2.0 people
New Hampshire:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $70,500 ($43,605 in 1999)
This county:

$70,500
New Hampshire:

$77,933

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $890 (lower quartile is $730, upper quartile is $1,183)
This county:

$890
State:

$1001


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $243,550 (it was $104,100 in 2000)
Belknap:

$243,550
New Hampshire:

$281,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $169,684 - $352,599

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $353,413
Here:

$353,413
State:

$315,175

Townhouses or other attached units: $301,773
Here:

$301,773
State:

$247,795

In 2-unit structures: $247,840
Here:

$247,840
State:

$271,845

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $217,914
Here:

$217,914
State:

$236,572

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $195,805
Here:

$195,805
State:

$194,910

Mobile homes: $75,735
Here:

$75,735
State:

$71,285

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,704
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $758

Institutionalized population: 719
Belknap County, NH map from a distance

Health of residents in Belknap County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.5. This is about average.
73.5% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
54.3% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is more than average.
59.7% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is less than average.
71.4% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 201 pounds. This is more than average.
Average weight of females is 164 pounds. This is about average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 234 buildings, average cost: $124,300
  • 1998: 283 buildings, average cost: $124,600
  • 1999: 338 buildings, average cost: $149,300
  • 2000: 436 buildings, average cost: $132,000
  • 2001: 409 buildings, average cost: $139,700
  • 2002: 610 buildings, average cost: $153,400
  • 2003: 598 buildings, average cost: $143,600
  • 2004: 499 buildings, average cost: $168,100
  • 2005: 557 buildings, average cost: $187,400
  • 2006: 388 buildings, average cost: $219,300
  • 2007: 359 buildings, average cost: $220,800
  • 2008: 210 buildings, average cost: $270,300
  • 2009: 143 buildings, average cost: $237,000
  • 2010: 150 buildings, average cost: $208,700
  • 2011: 140 buildings, average cost: $357,300
  • 2012: 115 buildings, average cost: $269,700
  • 2013: 162 buildings, average cost: $261,100
  • 2014: 140 buildings, average cost: $243,700
  • 2015: 191 buildings, average cost: $271,500
  • 2016: 196 buildings, average cost: $319,500
  • 2017: 178 buildings, average cost: $251,700
  • 2018: 170 buildings, average cost: $242,900
  • 2019: 213 buildings, average cost: $279,400
Number of permits per 10,000 Belknap, NH residents
Average permit cost in Belknap, NH
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $4,327 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $4,070 (1.7%)

Distribution of median household income in Belknap, NH in 2019
Distribution of house value in Belknap, NH in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Belknap, NH in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 7.9%
Belknap County:

7.9%
New Hampshire:

7.3%
(8.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 25.2% for Black residents, 10.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 1.1% for other race residents, 15.5% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 47.5 years old
(Males: 47.1 years old, Females: 48.4 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 48.6 years old, Black residents: 45.4 years old, American Indian residents: 48.7 years old, Asian residents: 43.4 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26.0 years old, Other race residents: 11.3 years old)

Area name: Belknap County, NH
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Belknap County is $584 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $729 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $962 a month.

Cities in this county include: Laconia, Gilford, Belmont, Alton, Barnstead, Tilton, Tilton-Northfield, Gilmanton, Sanbornton, New Hampton.

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

2018 air pollution in Belknap County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.032 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 4.4 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Below U.S. average.

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Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.6%
New Hampshire:

3.5%

Unemployment by year in Belknap, NH
County total employment by year in Belknap, NH
County average yearly wages by year in Belknap, NH

Current college students: 2,006
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 93.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 33.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,895 (57.6% naturalized citizens)

Belknap County:

3.1%
Whole state:

6.4%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 5632010 or later
  • 3652000 to 2009
  • 3161990 to 1999
  • 1251980 to 1989
  • 2111970 to 1979
  • 663Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.8 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 67.4%

Belknap County marital status for males Belknap County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 27,715
  • One, attached: 1,452
  • Two: 1,468
  • 3 or 4: 1,422
  • 5 to 9: 1,666
  • 10 to 19: 838
  • 20 to 49: 730
  • 50 or more: 380
  • Mobile homes: 3,087
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 3

Housing units in Belknap County with a mortgage: 11,965 (307 second mortgage, 1,232 home equity loan, 17 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 7,271

Here:

61.1% with mortgage
State:

64.9% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Belknap County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic12,8108
Mainline Protestant4,81926
Evangelical Protestant1,31519
Other7934
Orthodox1201
None40,231-
Belknap County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 15
Belknap County:

2.46 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
New Hampshire:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 9
This 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.
New Hampshire:

4.02 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 80
This county:

13.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.70 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Belknap County:

8.5%
New Hampshire:

7.6%

Adult obesity rate:
Belknap County:

25.0%
State:

24.4%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

20.8%
State:

15.9%

Agriculture in Belknap County:

Average size of farms: 101 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $21,140
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $779.37
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 40.28%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 34.77%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $27,651
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 17.44%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 1.52%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $34,181
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 90.91%
Average age of principal farm operators: 53 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 6.41
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 36.58%
Vegetables: 133 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 85 acres

Earthquake activity:

Belknap County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above New Hampshire state average. It is 72% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 ML, Depth: 3.0 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 131.9 miles away from Belknap County center
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 8.3 miles away from the county center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 148.3 miles away from the county 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) earthquake occurred 131.9 miles away from the county center
On 10/16/2012 at 23:12:25, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 ML, Depth: 10.0 mi) earthquake occurred 39.5 miles away from Belknap County 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 46.4 miles away from the county 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)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • New Hampshire Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4516-NH: April 3, 2020, FEMA Id: 4516, Natural disaster type: Other
  • New Hampshire Severe Storm And Flooding, Incident Period: October 29, 2017 - November 1, 2017, FEMA Id: 4355, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • New Hampshire Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: March 14, 2017 - March 15, 2017, FEMA Id: 4316, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • New Hampshire Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: February 08, 2013 to February 11, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4105: March 19, 2013, FEMA Id: 4105, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • New Hampshire Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 26, 2012 to October 31, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3360: October 30, 2012, FEMA Id: 3360, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New Hampshire Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 26, 2012 to November 08, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4095: November 28, 2012, FEMA Id: 4095, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New Hampshire Severe Storm, Incident Period: October 29, 2011 to October 30, 2011, Emergency Declared EM-3344: November 01, 2011, FEMA Id: 3344, Natural disaster type: Storm
  • New Hampshire Tropical Storm Irene, Incident Period: August 26, 2011 to September 06, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4026: September 03, 2011, FEMA Id: 4026, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • New Hampshire Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 11, 2008 to December 23, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1812: January 02, 2009, FEMA Id: 1812, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • New Hampshire Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 11, 2008 to December 23, 2008, Emergency Declared EM-3297: December 13, 2008, FEMA Id: 3297, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • 15 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Belknap County (25) is a lot greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 10, Winter Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Snows: 2, Tropical Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Belknap

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 22,047 (78.5%)
  • Carpooled: 2,722 (9.7%)
  • Bus: 9 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 400 (1.4%)
  • Bicycle: 115 (0.4%)
  • Walked: 722 (2.6%)
  • Worked at home: 2,033 (7.2%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Construction and extraction occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Transportation occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Canada (15%)
  • India (8%)
  • Germany (6%)
  • Romania (5%)
  • Philippines (5%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (4%)
  • Korea (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Belknap County


  • English (17%)
  • French Canadian (12%)
  • Irish (11%)
  • American (10%)
  • French (except Basque) (8%)
  • Italian (5%)
  • German (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Belknap County, New Hampshire in 2000:

  • 613 people in nursing homes
  • 409 people in state prisons
  • 46 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 38 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 27 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 23 people in other group homes
  • 11 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 11 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 11 people in religious group quarters
  • 9 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 9 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 4 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 2 people in other workers' dormitories

People in group quarters in Belknap County, New Hampshire in 2010:

  • 624 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 126 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 95 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 7 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 6 people in residential treatment centers for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $74,324.

7.63% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($79,485 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.63%
New Hampshire average:

6.87%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.64% relocated from other counties in New Hampshire ($33,532 average AGI)
2.99% relocated from other states ($45,953 average AGI)
Belknap County:

2.99%
New Hampshire average:

3.97%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Merrimack County, NH  1.79% ($44,235 average AGI)
from Hillsborough County, NH  0.74% ($68,108)
from Grafton County, NH  0.68% ($49,697)
from Rockingham County, NH  0.50% ($84,101)
from Strafford County, NH  0.43% ($52,008)
from Carroll County, NH  0.36% ($58,343)
from Middlesex County, MA  0.35% ($120,887)


6.86% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($52,663 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.86%
New Hampshire average:

6.70%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.06% relocated to other counties in New Hampshire ($26,751 average AGI)
2.80% relocated to other states ($25,912 average AGI)
Belknap County:

2.80%
New Hampshire average:

3.78%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Merrimack County, NH  1.74% ($43,068 average AGI)
to Grafton County, NH  0.54% ($46,575)
to Hillsborough County, NH  0.50% ($43,215)
to Carroll County, NH  0.42% ($41,867)
to Strafford County, NH  0.38% ($46,422)
to Rockingham County, NH  0.33% ($68,011)
to Middlesex County, MA  0.15% ($126,800)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.8

Births per 1000 population in Belknap County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 11.1

Deaths per 1000 population in Belknap County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 3.7

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Belknap County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 8.3%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 3.0%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Belknap County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Belknap County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Belknap County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Belknap County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Belknap County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Belknap County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 11,756 (9,776 aged, 1,980 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 735 (6%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Belknap County, New Hampshire in 1999 - 2019:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (921)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (854)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (814)
  • Unspecified dementia (720)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (581)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (353)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (295)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (291)
  • Congestive heart failure (208)
  • Pancreas, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (162)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.64
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 8,129
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 174
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 36,143

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 840
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 869
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 7

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 44
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 123

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 20

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 146.7. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 55.3
  • Other - 91.4

Household type by relationship:

Households: 61,410
  • Male householders: 12,327 (3,104 living alone), Female householders: 13,170 (4,058 living alone)
  • 12,848 spouses (12,656 opposite-sex spouses), 1,943 unmarried partners, (1,875 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 15,347 children (14,155 natural, 438 adopted, 744 stepchildren), 1,671 grandchildren, 125 brothers or sisters, 550 parents, 103 foster children, 893 other relatives, 1,692 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 854

Size of family households: 9,010 2-persons, 3,577 3-persons, 2,692 4-persons, 869 5-persons, 327 6-persons, 240 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 6,930 1-person, 1,644 2-persons, 130 3-persons, 50 4-persons, 37 5-persons.

6,689 married couples with children.
2,969 single-parent households (902 men, 2,067 women).

96.5% of residents of Belknap speak English at home.
0.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (87% speak English very well, 7% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).
2.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (80% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (71% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $332,477,000 ($5,463 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $17,059,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $176,712,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $65,816,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $130,000
Federal grants: $66,976,000
Federal procurement contracts: $8,974,000 ($5,800,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $13,869,000 ($173,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $4,061,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $18,706,000
Federal Government insurance: $26,117,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 2,986
Here:

49 per 1000 residents
State:

57 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 3,010
Here:

49 per 1000 residents
State:

39 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +233
Here:

+4 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +5,105
Here:

+83 per 1000 residents
State:

+31 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Belknap County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 3.27 millions of gallons per day (32% from ground, 68% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.0
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

4.0

Year house built in Belknap County, New Hampshire
  • Year house built in Belknap County, New Hampshire
  • 1,2732014 or later
  • 6992010 to 2013
  • 5,6842000 to 2009
  • 3,6331990 to 1999
  • 7,1991980 to 1989
  • 5,2811970 to 1979
  • 3,1601960 to 1969
  • 2,8171950 to 1959
  • 1,8591940 to 1949
  • 7,4061939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Belknap County, New Hampshire
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Belknap County, New Hampshire
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Belknap County, New Hampshire
  • 1061 room
  • 1232 rooms
  • 7933 rooms
  • 2,2424 rooms
  • 4,0615 rooms
  • 4,3116 rooms
  • 2,5997 rooms
  • 1,9228 rooms
  • 3,1359+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Belknap County, New Hampshire
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Belknap County, New Hampshire
  • 3401 room
  • 3062 rooms
  • 1,2853 rooms
  • 1,7714 rooms
  • 1,1815 rooms
  • 8326 rooms
  • 2557 rooms
  • 1448 rooms
  • 1179+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Belknap County, New Hampshire
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Belknap County, New Hampshire
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Belknap County, New Hampshire
  • 104no bedroom
  • 6571 bedroom
  • 5,2752 bedrooms
  • 9,0213 bedrooms
  • 3,3114 bedrooms
  • 8905+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Belknap County, New Hampshire
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Belknap County, New Hampshire
  • 391no bedroom
  • 1,7801 bedroom
  • 2,4132 bedrooms
  • 1,1963 bedrooms
  • 3364 bedrooms
  • 1295+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Belknap County, New Hampshire in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Belknap County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Belknap County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 383no vehicle
  • 4,9341 vehicle
  • 8,6232 vehicles
  • 3,1903 vehicles
  • 1,4614 vehicles
  • 6515+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Belknap County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Belknap County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 741no vehicle
  • 3,4521 vehicle
  • 1,7672 vehicles
  • 1623 vehicles
  • 1124 vehicles
  • 545+ vehicles

89.0% of Belknap County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 34% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 62% lived in New Hampshire.

Belknap County:

89.0%
State average:

86.1%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 31,056
  • Other state: 27,821
  • Northeast: 21,925
  • Midwest: 1,672
  • South: 2,291
  • West: 1,912
Year householders moved into unit in Belknap County, NH
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Belknap County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 60.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 18.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 10.3%Wood
  • 5.6%Utility gas
  • 3.6%Electricity
  • 1.8%Other fuel
  • 0.4%Coal or coke
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 37.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 24.9%Utility gas
  • 21.0%Electricity
  • 11.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.8%Wood
  • 0.8%Other fuel
  • 0.3%Solar energy
  • 0.2%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 403
Here:

7.5%
New Hampshire:

9.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 366
Here:

11.9%
New Hampshire:

10.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 551
Here:

26.9%
New Hampshire:

34.5%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Belknap County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Charges - Parks and Recreation: $19,843,000
    Other: $10,432,000
  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $97,000
  • Current Operations - Parks and Recreation: $20,396,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $9,318,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,499,000
    Police Protection: $1,852,000
    General - Other: $1,357,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $912,000
    General Public Buildings: $590,000
    Central Staff Services: $527,000
    Financial Administration: $261,000
    Corrections - Other: $162,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $111,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $253,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,065,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,600,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,465,000
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $289,000
    General Revenue - Other: $283,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $127,000
    Interest Earnings: $4,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks and Recreation: $3,312,000
    Police Protection: $61,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,130,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $9,615,000
  • Tax - Property: $13,272,000
    Other: $961,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $13,651,000

Belknap County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Charges - Parks and Recreation: $19,843,000
    Other: $10,432,000
  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $97,000
  • Current Operations - Parks and Recreation: $20,396,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $9,318,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,499,000
    Police Protection: $1,852,000
    General - Other: $1,357,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $912,000
    General Public Buildings: $590,000
    Central Staff Services: $527,000
    Financial Administration: $261,000
    Corrections - Other: $162,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $111,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $253,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,065,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,600,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,465,000
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $289,000
    General Revenue - Other: $283,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $127,000
    Interest Earnings: $4,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks and Recreation: $3,312,000
    Police Protection: $61,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,130,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $9,615,000
  • Tax - Property: $13,272,000
    Other: $961,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $13,651,000

Belknap County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Charges - Parks and Recreation: $19,843,000
    Other: $10,432,000
  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $97,000
  • Current Operations - Parks and Recreation: $20,396,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $9,318,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,499,000
    Police Protection: $1,852,000
    General - Other: $1,357,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $912,000
    General Public Buildings: $590,000
    Central Staff Services: $527,000
    Financial Administration: $261,000
    Corrections - Other: $162,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $111,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $253,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,065,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,600,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,465,000
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $289,000
    General Revenue - Other: $283,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $127,000
    Interest Earnings: $4,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks and Recreation: $3,312,000
    Police Protection: $61,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,130,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $9,615,000
  • Tax - Property: $13,272,000
    Other: $961,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $13,651,000

Belknap County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Charges - Parks and Recreation: $19,843,000
    Other: $10,432,000
  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $97,000
  • Current Operations - Parks and Recreation: $20,396,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $9,318,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,499,000
    Police Protection: $1,852,000
    General - Other: $1,357,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $912,000
    General Public Buildings: $590,000
    Central Staff Services: $527,000
    Financial Administration: $261,000
    Corrections - Other: $162,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $111,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $253,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,065,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,600,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,465,000
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $289,000
    General Revenue - Other: $283,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $127,000
    Interest Earnings: $4,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks and Recreation: $3,312,000
    Police Protection: $61,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,130,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $9,615,000
  • Tax - Property: $13,272,000
    Other: $961,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $13,651,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 826
  • Number of aged recipients: 29
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 797
  • Number of recipients under 18: 114
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 628
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 84
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 321
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 369
Most common first names in Belknap County, NH among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John51774.8 years
William43875.7 years
Robert42871.3 years
George40476.8 years
Mary37679.0 years
Joseph34377.1 years
Charles33275.7 years
Richard27969.6 years
James26172.0 years
Arthur23177.5 years
Most common last names in Belknap County, NH among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith26176.7 years
Brown13274.7 years
Davis9478.0 years
Johnson9074.1 years
Thompson8176.5 years
Clark8178.4 years
Kimball6774.1 years
Morin6076.0 years
King5879.0 years
Taylor5374.3 years
Businesses in Belknap County, NH
NameCountNameCount
Aeropostale1Kohl's1
Ann Taylor1La-Z-Boy1
Applebee's1Lane Bryant1
AutoZone1Lane Furniture1
Banana Republic1Levi Strauss & Co.1
Bath & Body Works1Little Caesars Pizza1
Ben & Jerry's1Lowe's1
Blockbuster1MasterBrand Cabinets10
Brooks Brothers1Maurices1
Burger King1McDonald's4
CVS3New Balance1
Casual Male XL1Nissan1
Chevrolet1Old Navy1
Circle K4Pac Sun1
Clarks1Pizza Hut2
Curves3RadioShack1
DHL1Rite Aid2
Dairy Queen2Rodeway Inn1
Decora Cabinetry4Rue211
Domino's Pizza1Sears1
DressBarn1Shaw's2
Dressbarn1Skechers USA1
Dunkin Donuts10Staples1
Eddie Bauer1Starbucks1
Famous Footwear1Subaru1
FedEx13Subway2
Ford2Super 81
GNC1T-Mobile1
Gap1T.J.Maxx1
Goodwill1The Room Place1
Gymboree1Toyota1
H&R Block2True Value5
Hilton1U-Haul4
Holiday Inn1U.S. Cellular3
Home Depot1UPS13
Hyundai1Verizon Wireless1
IZOD1Volkswagen1
J.Crew1Walgreens2
Justice1Walmart1
KFC2Wendy's1
Kincaid1

Belknap County on our top lists:

  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"