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Cheshire County, New Hampshire (NH)

County population in 2016: 75,774 (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).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Cheshire County: 100.0 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (34.9%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (24.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 56%
  • Government: 16%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 28%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Cheshire County, New Hampshire:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (94.2%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.8%)
  • Two or more races (1.7%)
  • Asian alone (1.3%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (0.7%)
Median resident age:

42.9 years
New Hampshire median age:

42.7 years
Males: 37,376  (49.3%)
Females: 38,398  (50.7%)

Cheshire County,NH real estate house value trend


Average household size:
Cheshire County:

2.0 people
New Hampshire:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $56,364 ($42,382 in 1999)

This county:

$56,364
New Hampshire:

$70,936

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $781 (lower quartile is $545, upper quartile is $1,063)
This county:

$781
State:

$913


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $186,800 (it was $104,100 in 2000)
Cheshire:

$186,800
New Hampshire:

$251,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $139,300 - $256,200

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $278,714
Here:

$278,714
State:

$292,584

Townhouses or other attached units: $229,574
Here:

$229,574
State:

$224,716

In 2-unit structures: $425,156
Here:

$425,156
State:

$214,794

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $1,254,810
Here:

$1,254,810
State:

$199,271

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $71,045
Here:

$71,045
State:

$172,354

Mobile homes: $61,360
Here:

$61,360
State:

$62,903
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,561
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $748

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
Cheshire County, NH map from a distance

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:

  • 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
Number of permits per 10,000 Cheshire, NH residents
Average permit cost in Cheshire, 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 2016: $5,342 (2.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $5,163 (2.8%)

Cheshire County household income distribution in 2013 Cheshire County home values distribution in 2013 Cheshire County contract rent distribution in 2013
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 7.0%
Cheshire County:

7.0%
New Hampshire:

7.3%
(6.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 14.7% for Black residents, 12.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 5.6% for American Indian residents, 14.8% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 20.3% for other race residents, 17.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 42.9 years old
(Males: 42.6 years old, Females: 43.6 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43.8 years old, Black residents: 22.5 years old, American Indian residents: 45.3 years old, Asian residents: 41.4 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 20.9 years old, Other race residents: 36.8 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

2012 air pollution in Cheshire County:

Carbon Monoxide: 0.375 ppm (standard limit: 9 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.023 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Below U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 8.7 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.004 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Significanly above 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:

2.9%
New Hampshire:

3.0%

Unemployment by year
County total employment by year
County average yearly wages by year

Current college students: 6,717
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 92.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 33.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 2,852 (70.2% naturalized citizens)

Cheshire County:

3.8%
Whole state:

5.7%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 6922010 or later
  • 3842000 to 2009
  • 3011990 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: 23,897
  • One, attached: 1,035
  • Two: 1,891
  • 3 or 4: 2,431
  • 5 to 9: 1,365
  • 10 to 19: 796
  • 20 to 49: 1,018
  • 50 or more: 419
  • Mobile homes: 2,297

Housing units in Cheshire County with a mortgage: 12,069 (387 second mortgage, 1,184 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 7,481

Here:

63.2% with mortgage
State:

66.5% 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).
Class of Workers in 2016
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)

Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2016


  • Construction and extraction occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2016


  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (14%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents


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

Most common first ancestries reported in Cheshire County


  • English (12%)
  • Irish (11%)
  • French Canadian (11%)
  • American (10%)
  • French (except Basque) (7%)
  • Italian (5%)
  • German (5%)

Cheshire County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 28,406 (75.0%)
  • Carpooled: 3,676 (9.7%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 78 (0.2%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 4 (0.0%)
  • Railroad: 1 (0.0%)
  • Ferryboat: 24 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 399 (1.1%)
  • Bicycle: 349 (0.9%)
  • Walked: 1,311 (3.5%)
  • Worked at home: 3,724 (9.8%)
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 $55,600.

5.25% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($39,702 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.25%
New Hampshire average:

6.07%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
1.59% relocated from other counties in New Hampshire ($10,569 average AGI)
3.66% relocated from other states ($29,133 average AGI)
Cheshire County:

3.66%
New Hampshire average:

3.38%

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  0.86% ($35,452 average AGI)
from Windham County, VT  0.46% ($35,871)
from Sullivan County, NH  0.24% ($35,972)
from Worcester County, MA  0.22% ($52,818)
from Middlesex County, MA  0.18% ($71,375)
from Merrimack County, NH  0.13% ($28,585)
from Franklin County, MA  0.12% ($36,658)


5.96% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($37,444 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.96%
New Hampshire average:

6.45%


0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($199 average AGI)
Cheshire County:

0.05%
New Hampshire average:

0.06%

1.65% relocated to other counties in New Hampshire ($9,484 average AGI)
4.26% relocated to other states ($27,761 average AGI)
Cheshire County:

4.26%
New Hampshire average:

3.75%

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  0.88% ($33,561 average AGI)
to Windham County, VT  0.40% ($30,754)
to Sullivan County, NH  0.31% ($38,947)
to Worcester County, MA  0.30% ($33,380)
to Middlesex County, MA  0.19% ($46,000)
to Merrimack County, NH  0.13% ($27,659)
to Rockingham County, NH  0.13% ($37,590)

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: 75,774
  • In family households: 55,928 (10,408 male householders, 7,677 female householders)
    14,107 spouses, 18,153 children (17,253 natural, 491 adopted, 409 stepchildren), 698 grandchildren, 300 brothers or sisters, 473 parents, 1,516 other relatives, 2,596 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 15,419 (5,128 male householders (3,795 living alone)), 6,215 female householders (5,370 living alone)), 4,076 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 4,427

Size of family households: 9,703 2-persons, 3,846 3-persons, 3,155 4-persons, 941 5-persons, 90 6-persons, 350 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 9,165 1-person, 1,853 2-persons, 201 3-persons, 41 4-persons, 83 5-persons.

8,733 married couples with children.
3,641 single-parent households (1,248 men, 2,393 women).

97.3% of residents of Cheshire speak English at home.
0.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (85% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 4% speak English not well).
1.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (78% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 10% speak English not well).
0.9% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (36% speak English very well, 53% speak English well, 11% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (63% speak English very well, 37% 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:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.1
State:

4.1

Year house built in Cheshire County, New Hampshire
  • Year house built in Cheshire County, New Hampshire
  • 3382014 or later
  • 9972010 to 2013
  • 3,2982000 to 2009
  • 3,6501990 to 1999
  • 5,1591980 to 1989
  • 3,8781970 to 1979
  • 3,6851960 to 1969
  • 3,4671950 to 1959
  • 1,4251940 to 1949
  • 9,2521939 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
  • 251 room
  • 2582 rooms
  • 5543 rooms
  • 2,1774 rooms
  • 3,1175 rooms
  • 4,6426 rooms
  • 3,5827 rooms
  • 2,1788 rooms
  • 3,0179+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Cheshire County, New Hampshire
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Cheshire County, New Hampshire
  • 3221 room
  • 9152 rooms
  • 2,0913 rooms
  • 2,5014 rooms
  • 1,9885 rooms
  • 9476 rooms
  • 6727 rooms
  • 1348 rooms
  • 3089+ 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
  • 25no bedroom
  • 4051 bedroom
  • 4,9802 bedrooms
  • 9,6613 bedrooms
  • 3,3494 bedrooms
  • 1,1305+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Cheshire County, New Hampshire
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Cheshire County, New Hampshire
  • 405no bedroom
  • 3,5951 bedroom
  • 3,0112 bedrooms
  • 1,9433 bedrooms
  • 8074 bedrooms
  • 1175+ 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
  • 515no vehicle
  • 4,7901 vehicle
  • 10,0232 vehicles
  • 2,7483 vehicles
  • 9584 vehicles
  • 5165+ 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
  • 1,480no vehicle
  • 5,3851 vehicle
  • 1,8562 vehicles
  • 6403 vehicles
  • 964 vehicles
  • 4215+ vehicles

82.5% of Cheshire County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 40% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 30% lived in New Hampshire.

Cheshire County:

82.5%
State average:

84.9%

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

  • This state: 33,606
  • Other state: 38,793
  • Northeast: 31,524
  • Midwest: 2,202
  • South: 3,107
  • West: 1,960
Year Householders Moved Into Unit
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Cheshire County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 63.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 17.3%Wood
  • 10.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.4%Electricity
  • 3.4%Other fuel
  • 1.9%Utility gas
  • 0.2%Coal or coke
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 52.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 25.5%Electricity
  • 9.2%Utility gas
  • 8.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.3%Wood
  • 1.4%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 782
Here:

14.1%
New Hampshire:

9.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 189
Here:

5.7%
New Hampshire:

11.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 2,355
Here:

36.1%
New Hampshire:

37.6%

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 2006:

  • Construction - General - Other: $9,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare Institutions: $12,027,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $5,339,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,214,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,519,000
    Police Protection: $941,000
    Local Fire Protection: $623,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $571,000
    General - Other: $556,000
    General Public Buildings: $495,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $202,000
    Financial Administration: $131,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $320,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $242,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $10,438,000

Cheshire County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $2,023,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $298,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $360,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,519,000
    Interest Earnings: $198,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $9,422,000
  • Tax - Property: $11,991,000

Cheshire County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,215,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,650,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $565,000

Cheshire County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $413,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,450,000

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
Cheshire County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Fatal accident count
Vehicles involved in fatal accidents
Fatal accidents involving drunken persons
Fatalities
Persons involved in fatal accidents
Cheshire County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians
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Vehicles involved in fatal accidents
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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"