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Cheshire County, New Hampshire (NH)

County population in 2017: 75,960 (35% urban, 65% rural); it was 73,825 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 14,279
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 6,869
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 20,057
Renter-occupied apartments: 9,056 (it was 8,242 in 2000)
% of renters here:

29%
State:

29%

Land area: 707 sq. mi.

Water area: 21.7 sq. mi.

Population density: 107 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Cheshire County: 99.8 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (35.2%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (23.8%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 60%
  • Government: 16%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 24%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Cheshire County, NH (2017)
    • 72,27197.9%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1,4932.0%Hispanic or Latino
    • 1,2241.7%Two or more races
    • 1,0931.5%Asian alone
    • 6090.8%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1100.1%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 380.05%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 240.03%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

42.8 years
New Hampshire median age:

43.2 years
Males: 36,906  (48.6%)
Females: 39,054  (51.4%)
Average household size:
Cheshire County:

2.0 people
New Hampshire:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $61,257 ($42,382 in 1999)
This county:

$61,257
New Hampshire:

$73,381

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $858 (lower quartile is $676, upper quartile is $1,100)
This county:

$858
State:

$953


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $200,300 (it was $104,100 in 2000)
Cheshire:

$200,300
New Hampshire:

$263,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $149,300 - $266,900

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $280,979
Here:

$280,979
State:

$317,831

Townhouses or other attached units: $236,350
Here:

$236,350
State:

$245,176

In 2-unit structures: $303,427
Here:

$303,427
State:

$236,912

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $2,342,897
Here:

$2,342,897
State:

$252,423

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $334,124
Here:

$334,124
State:

$183,195

Mobile homes: $67,165
Here:

$67,165
State:

$70,599

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,617
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $717

Institutionalized population: 604

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 2
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 2
  • Burglaries: 1
  • Thefts: 2
  • Auto thefts: 0

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 2
  • Burglaries: 0
  • Thefts: 2
  • Auto thefts: 0
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Health of residents in Cheshire 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 3.6. This is better than average.
78.0% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
54.6% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is more than average.
74.1% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is about average.
75.7% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 192 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 156 pounds. This is about average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 157 buildings, average cost: $92,500
  • 1998: 191 buildings, average cost: $102,300
  • 1999: 271 buildings, average cost: $107,400
  • 2000: 255 buildings, average cost: $111,000
  • 2001: 237 buildings, average cost: $120,400
  • 2002: 315 buildings, average cost: $139,700
  • 2003: 367 buildings, average cost: $142,200
  • 2004: 304 buildings, average cost: $152,400
  • 2005: 324 buildings, average cost: $160,900
  • 2006: 276 buildings, average cost: $170,500
  • 2007: 193 buildings, average cost: $184,200
  • 2008: 128 buildings, average cost: $189,300
  • 2009: 84 buildings, average cost: $189,700
  • 2010: 88 buildings, average cost: $186,800
  • 2011: 67 buildings, average cost: $200,000
  • 2012: 43 buildings, average cost: $192,900
  • 2013: 57 buildings, average cost: $185,200
  • 2014: 66 buildings, average cost: $201,900
  • 2015: 61 buildings, average cost: $216,600
  • 2016: 88 buildings, average cost: $224,100
  • 2017: 96 buildings, average cost: $223,100
Number of permits per 10,000 Cheshire, NH residents
Average permit cost in Cheshire, NH
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $5,625 (2.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $4,621 (2.4%)

Distribution of median household income in Cheshire, NH in 2017
Distribution of house value in Cheshire, NH in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Cheshire, NH in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 9.1%
Cheshire County:

9.1%
New Hampshire:

7.7%
(8.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 14.3% for Black residents, 15.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 5.5% for American Indian residents, 14.3% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 18.3% for other race residents, 7.2% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 42.8 years old
(Males: 42.0 years old, Females: 44.1 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44.4 years old, Black residents: 22.3 years old, American Indian residents: 21.3 years old, Asian residents: 41.2 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 21.2 years old, Other race residents: 33.9 years old)

Area name: Cheshire County, NH
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Cheshire County is $622 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $780 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $941 a month.

Cities in this county include: Keene, Swanzey, Rindge, Walpole, Chesterfield, Jaffrey, Fitzwilliam, Troy, Alstead, Winchester.

Cheshire 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 Cheshire County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.023 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Below U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 5.6 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Essex County, Massachusetts , Charles Mix County, South Dakota , Erie County, New York , Lyon County, Iowa , Wyoming County, New York , Yankton County, South Dakota .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.0%
New Hampshire:

2.8%

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

Current college students: 6,717
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 93.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 33.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 2,538 (50.7% naturalized citizens)

Cheshire County:

3.3%
Whole state:

6.2%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 8332010 or later
  • 3682000 to 2009
  • 3601990 to 1999
  • 2321980 to 1989
  • 2311970 to 1979
  • 751Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 76.8%

Cheshire County marital status for males Cheshire County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 25,439
  • One, attached: 792
  • Two: 1,558
  • 3 or 4: 2,076
  • 5 to 9: 1,195
  • 10 to 19: 725
  • 20 to 49: 1,404
  • 50 or more: 537
  • Mobile homes: 1,907

Housing units in Cheshire County with a mortgage: 12,080 (265 second mortgage, 1,639 home equity loan, 44 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 8,460

Here:

60.0% with mortgage
State:

65.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Cheshire County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic9,2379
Mainline Protestant4,01537
Evangelical Protestant3,88125
Other1,29213
Orthodox2501
None58,442-
Cheshire 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: 24
Cheshire County:

3.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 24
This county:

3.10 / 10,000 pop.
New Hampshire:

1.78 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 29
Cheshire County:

3.75 / 10,000 pop.
New Hampshire:

4.02 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 67
This county:

8.67 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.70 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Cheshire County:

8.2%
New Hampshire:

7.6%

Adult obesity rate:
Cheshire County:

27.5%
State:

24.4%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.5%
State:

15.9%

Agriculture in Cheshire County:

Average size of farms: 128 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $38,110
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $371.25
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 8.89%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 72.75%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $39,886
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 21.90%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $42,906
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 88.24%
Average age of principal farm operators: 53 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 12.64
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 48.98%
Vegetables: 227 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 221 acres

Earthquake activity:

Cheshire County-area historical earthquake activity is near New Hampshire state average. It is 89% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 127.7 miles away from Cheshire 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, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 131.6 miles away from the 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 52.0 miles away from the county center
On 10/2/1994 at 11:27:22, a magnitude 3.7 (3.5 LG, 3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 39.1 miles away from the county center
On 6/17/1991 at 08:53:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 125.2 miles away from Cheshire County 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 131.0 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 Severe Storms, Flooding, and Landslides, Incident Period: June 26, 2013 to July 03, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4139: August 02, 2013, FEMA Id: 4139, Natural disaster type: Storm, Landslide, Flood
  • 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 Severe Storm and Flooding, Incident Period: May 29, 2012 to May 31, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4065: June 15, 2012, FEMA Id: 4065, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 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 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
  • New Hampshire Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: April 15, 2007 to April 23, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1695: April 27, 2007, FEMA Id: 1695, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • New Hampshire Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: October 07, 2005 to October 18, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1610: October 26, 2005, FEMA Id: 1610, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • New Hampshire Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3258: September 19, 2005, FEMA Id: 3258, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • 16 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Cheshire County (26) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 11

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 11, Snows: 4, Snowstorms: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Landslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Cheshire

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 29,109 (75.8%)
  • Carpooled: 3,765 (9.8%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 62 (0.2%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 39 (0.1%)
  • Railroad: 1 (0.0%)
  • Ferryboat: 24 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 413 (1.1%)
  • Bicycle: 303 (0.8%)
  • Walked: 1,020 (2.7%)
  • Worked at home: 3,759 (9.8%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Management occupations (14%)
  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)
  • Transportation occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (16%)
  • Canada (9%)
  • Philippines (7%)
  • India (6%)
  • Scotland (6%)
  • United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland (5%)
  • Germany (5%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Cheshire County


  • French Canadian (11%)
  • English (11%)
  • Irish (11%)
  • American (10%)
  • French (except Basque) (7%)
  • Italian (5%)
  • German (5%)

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

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

  • 2,972 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 652 people in nursing homes
  • 159 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 98 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 50 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 32 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 22 people in other group homes
  • 20 people in religious group quarters
  • 15 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 9 people in homes for the mentally ill

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

  • 3,799 people in college/university student housing
  • 460 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 144 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 75 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 52 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 40 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 36 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 21 people in group homes intended for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $71,144.

5.64% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($75,188 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.64%
New Hampshire average:

6.87%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
1.72% relocated from other counties in New Hampshire ($14,129 average AGI)
3.92% relocated from other states ($61,060 average AGI)
Cheshire County:

3.92%
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 Hillsborough County, NH  0.90% ($47,223 average AGI)
from Windham County, VT  0.55% ($44,191)
from Worcester County, MA  0.35% ($49,945)
from Sullivan County, NH  0.29% ($40,891)
from Middlesex County, MA  0.21% ($85,652)
from Franklin County, MA  0.15% ($62,457)
from Merrimack County, NH  0.13% ($44,750)


6.09% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($53,685 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.09%
New Hampshire average:

6.70%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
1.91% relocated to other counties in New Hampshire ($15,152 average AGI)
4.17% relocated to other states ($38,533 average AGI)
Cheshire County:

4.17%
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 Hillsborough County, NH  0.95% ($50,967 average AGI)
to Windham County, VT  0.46% ($33,056)
to Sullivan County, NH  0.37% ($38,371)
to Worcester County, MA  0.22% ($52,449)
to Merrimack County, NH  0.21% ($47,877)
to Rockingham County, NH  0.16% ($65,000)
to Middlesex County, MA  0.16% ($61,286)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.9

Births per 1000 population in Cheshire County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 8.7

Deaths per 1000 population in Cheshire County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.0

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Cheshire County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 14.1%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 4.6%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Cheshire County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Cheshire County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Cheshire County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Cheshire County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Cheshire County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Cheshire County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 12,792 (10,622 aged, 2,170 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,258 (8%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Cheshire County, New Hampshire in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (766)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (627)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (601)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (577)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (438)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (434)
  • Unspecified dementia (382)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (273)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (183)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (168)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 6%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 5%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.3
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 6,196
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 190
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 27,126

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,029
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 885
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 12

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 49
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 80

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 12

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 103.8. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 47.2
  • Other - 56.6

Household type by relationship:

Households: 75,960
  • In family households: 54,415 (9,075 male householders, 8,391 female householders)
    13,886 spouses, 17,494 children (15,874 natural, 804 adopted, 816 stepchildren), 1,167 grandchildren, 656 brothers or sisters, 1,272 parents, 1,233 other relatives, 1,241 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 17,217 (5,771 male householders (3,921 living alone)), 6,148 female householders (4,756 living alone)), 5,298 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 4,328

Size of family households: 9,816 2-persons, 3,163 3-persons, 3,076 4-persons, 716 5-persons, 374 6-persons, 321 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 8,677 1-person, 2,652 2-persons, 426 3-persons, 110 4-persons, 54 5-persons.

8,977 married couples with children.
3,024 single-parent households (681 men, 2,343 women).

97.1% of residents of Cheshire speak English at home.
0.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (87% speak English very well, 7% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).
1.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (84% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).
0.9% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (37% speak English very well, 49% speak English well, 14% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (72% speak English very well, 28% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $376,773,000 ($4,901 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $14,612,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $186,215,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $71,375,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $649,000
Federal grants: $91,143,000
Federal procurement contracts: $14,955,000 ($3,697,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $12,436,000 ($600,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $8,281,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $25,571,000
Federal Government insurance: $44,514,000

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

Births: 3,868
Here:

50 per 1000 residents
State:

57 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 3,478
Here:

45 per 1000 residents
State:

39 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +219
Here:

+3 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +2,966
Here:

+38 per 1000 residents
State:

+31 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Cheshire County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 4.08 millions of gallons per day (57% from ground, 43% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

6.5

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.9
State:

4.1

Year house built in Cheshire County, New Hampshire
  • Year house built in Cheshire County, New Hampshire
  • 6612014 or later
  • 3892010 to 2013
  • 3,8382000 to 2009
  • 3,1981990 to 1999
  • 5,1021980 to 1989
  • 4,0931970 to 1979
  • 3,6781960 to 1969
  • 2,7191950 to 1959
  • 1,7561940 to 1949
  • 10,1991939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Cheshire County, New Hampshire
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Cheshire County, New Hampshire
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Cheshire County, New Hampshire
  • 01 room
  • 112 rooms
  • 2873 rooms
  • 1,7324 rooms
  • 3,9825 rooms
  • 5,1886 rooms
  • 4,4187 rooms
  • 1,9788 rooms
  • 2,9449+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Cheshire County, New Hampshire
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Cheshire County, New Hampshire
  • 721 room
  • 8832 rooms
  • 2,5483 rooms
  • 2,2874 rooms
  • 1,2575 rooms
  • 1,0256 rooms
  • 5147 rooms
  • 1328 rooms
  • 1279+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Cheshire County, New Hampshire
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Cheshire County, New Hampshire
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Cheshire County, New Hampshire
  • 0no bedroom
  • 5391 bedroom
  • 4,9552 bedrooms
  • 10,0973 bedrooms
  • 4,0124 bedrooms
  • 9375+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Cheshire County, New Hampshire
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Cheshire County, New Hampshire
  • 131no bedroom
  • 3,2431 bedroom
  • 3,4972 bedrooms
  • 1,6833 bedrooms
  • 2914 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Cheshire County, New Hampshire in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Cheshire County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Cheshire County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 448no vehicle
  • 4,4611 vehicle
  • 9,6572 vehicles
  • 4,2583 vehicles
  • 1,3504 vehicles
  • 3665+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Cheshire County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Cheshire County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 1,462no vehicle
  • 4,6201 vehicle
  • 2,1202 vehicles
  • 3153 vehicles
  • 1934 vehicles
  • 1355+ vehicles

83.9% of Cheshire County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 38% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 48% lived in New Hampshire.

Cheshire County:

83.9%
State average:

85.2%

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

  • This state: 30,860
  • Other state: 42,018
  • Northeast: 33,019
  • Midwest: 2,981
  • South: 3,222
  • West: 2,796
Year householders moved into unit in Cheshire County, NH
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Cheshire County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 65.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 16.0%Wood
  • 9.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.8%Other fuel
  • 2.4%Electricity
  • 1.0%Utility gas
  • 1.0%Coal or coke
  • 0.9%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 39.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 27.4%Electricity
  • 16.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 6.7%No fuel used
  • 4.9%Utility gas
  • 4.4%Wood
  • 0.6%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 793
Here:

12.9%
New Hampshire:

9.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 328
Here:

10.7%
New Hampshire:

12.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 2,274
Here:

30.0%
New Hampshire:

34.4%

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

Cheshire County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $12,274,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare Institutions: $16,919,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $7,337,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,611,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,376,000
    General - Other: $1,514,000
    Police Protection: $1,510,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,247,000
    Financial Administration: $564,000
    General Public Buildings: $450,000
    Health - Other: $385,000
    Corrections - Other: $233,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $67,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $9,000
    Public Welfare: $7,000
    Housing and Community Development: $5,000
    Other: $1,000
    Highways: $1,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $742,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $414,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $25,935,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $23,830,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,105,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $725,000
    Interest Earnings: $627,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $13,302,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $4,051,000
    Other: $49,000
    Health and Hospitals: $13,000
    Highways: $9,000
    Education: $7,000
  • Tax - Property: $24,380,000

Cheshire County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $12,274,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare Institutions: $16,919,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $7,337,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,611,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,376,000
    General - Other: $1,514,000
    Police Protection: $1,510,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,247,000
    Financial Administration: $564,000
    General Public Buildings: $450,000
    Health - Other: $385,000
    Corrections - Other: $233,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $67,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $9,000
    Public Welfare: $7,000
    Housing and Community Development: $5,000
    Other: $1,000
    Highways: $1,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $742,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $414,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $25,935,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $23,830,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,105,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $725,000
    Interest Earnings: $627,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $13,302,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $4,051,000
    Other: $49,000
    Health and Hospitals: $13,000
    Highways: $9,000
    Education: $7,000
  • Tax - Property: $24,380,000

Cheshire County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $12,274,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare Institutions: $16,919,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $7,337,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,611,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,376,000
    General - Other: $1,514,000
    Police Protection: $1,510,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,247,000
    Financial Administration: $564,000
    General Public Buildings: $450,000
    Health - Other: $385,000
    Corrections - Other: $233,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $67,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $9,000
    Public Welfare: $7,000
    Housing and Community Development: $5,000
    Other: $1,000
    Highways: $1,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $742,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $414,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $25,935,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $23,830,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,105,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $725,000
    Interest Earnings: $627,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $13,302,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $4,051,000
    Other: $49,000
    Health and Hospitals: $13,000
    Highways: $9,000
    Education: $7,000
  • Tax - Property: $24,380,000

Cheshire County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $12,274,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare Institutions: $16,919,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $7,337,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,611,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,376,000
    General - Other: $1,514,000
    Police Protection: $1,510,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,247,000
    Financial Administration: $564,000
    General Public Buildings: $450,000
    Health - Other: $385,000
    Corrections - Other: $233,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $67,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $9,000
    Public Welfare: $7,000
    Housing and Community Development: $5,000
    Other: $1,000
    Highways: $1,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $742,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $414,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $25,935,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $23,830,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,105,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $725,000
    Interest Earnings: $627,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $13,302,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $4,051,000
    Other: $49,000
    Health and Hospitals: $13,000
    Highways: $9,000
    Education: $7,000
  • Tax - Property: $24,380,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 879
  • Number of aged recipients: 34
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 845
  • Number of recipients under 18: 145
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 631
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 103
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 353
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 402
Most common first names in Cheshire County, NH among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John60675.2 years
Mary59880.8 years
Robert54972.0 years
William53574.3 years
George40177.6 years
Charles38175.6 years
Helen37681.6 years
Edward33875.3 years
James32673.9 years
Joseph31776.4 years
Most common last names in Cheshire County, NH among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith25878.7 years
White13080.6 years
Davis12775.8 years
Johnson12778.0 years
Brown11776.4 years
Clark10879.6 years
Wilson10477.3 years
Martin10376.0 years
Miller9378.2 years
Williams9178.8 years
Businesses in Cheshire County, NH
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1MasterBrand Cabinets12
AT&T1Maurices1
Ace Hardware1McDonald's2
Advance Auto Parts1New Balance5
Applebee's1Nike6
AutoZone1Nissan1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Olive Garden1
Best Western1Panera Bread1
Burger King1Payless2
CVS1Penske1
Chevrolet1Pier 1 Imports1
Circle K1Pizza Hut1
Curves1RadioShack1
DHL1Rite Aid3
Days Inn1Sears2
Decora Cabinetry8Shaw's2
Domino's Pizza1Staples1
Dunkin Donuts9Starbucks2
Famous Footwear1Subaru1
Fashion Bug1Subway3
FedEx7T-Mobile1
Ford1T.J.Maxx1
GNC2Taco Bell2
GameStop3Target1
H&R Block2The Room Place1
Holiday Inn1Toyota1
Home Depot1True Value1
Honda1U-Haul5
Hyundai1U.S. Cellular2
JCPenney1UPS12
Jones New York3Volkswagen1
KFC2Walgreens2
La-Z-Boy1Walmart3
Lane Furniture2Wendy's1
Marriott1YMCA2

Cheshire County on our top lists:

  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest average weight of females"
  • #65 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the best general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
  • #85 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #87 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #88 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
  • #99 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"