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Coos County, New Hampshire (NH)

County population in 2014: 31,653 (34% urban, 66% rural); it was 33,111 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 5,437
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 4,634
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 9,925
Renter-occupied apartments: 4,100 (it was 4,036 in 2000)
% of renters here:

29%
State:

29%

Land area: 1800 sq. mi.

Water area: 31.1 sq. mi.

Population density: 18 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Coos County: 99.2 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (18.3%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (13.5%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (11.0%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (10.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 55%
  • Government: 3%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 39%
  • Unpaid family work: 4%
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Races in Coos County, New Hampshire:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (96.2%)
  • Two or more races (1.3%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.2%)
Median resident age:  46.0 years
New Hampshire median age:  41.0 years
Males: 16,089  (50.8%)
Females: 15,564  (49.2%)
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Coos County,NH real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Coos County:

2.0 people
New Hampshire:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $41,558 ($33,593 in 1999)

This county:

$41558
New Hampshire:

$64230

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $546 (lower quartile is $415, upper quartile is $710)
This county:

$546
State:

$883


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $124,965 (it was $69,300 in 2000)
Coos:

$124,965
New Hampshire:

$233,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $78,531 - $202,224
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,109
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $548

Institutionalized population: 1,234
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Health of residents in Coos 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 3.4. This is worse than average.
70.0% of residents exercised in the past month. This is less than average.
52.7% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is more than average.
71.9% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is about average.
60.4% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is less than average.
Average weight of males is 197 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 161 pounds. This is about average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 77 buildings, average cost: $161,200
  • 2008: 47 buildings, average cost: $174,800
  • 2009: 37 buildings, average cost: $173,200
  • 2010: 39 buildings, average cost: $166,500
  • 2011: 28 buildings, average cost: $206,000
  • 2012: 37 buildings, average cost: $141,400
  • 2013: 34 buildings, average cost: $174,300
  • 2014: 50 buildings, average cost: $189,600

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,888 (2.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $2,756 (2.4%)

Coos County household income distribution in 2009 Coos County home values distribution Coos County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 13.0%
(12.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 51.1% for Black residents, 18.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 32.4% for American Indian residents, 8.5% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 12.4%
Coos County:

12.4%
New Hampshire:

8.7%
(12.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 46.5% for Black residents, 17.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 32.4% for American Indian residents, 7.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 48 years old
(Males: 47 years old, Females: 49 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 48 years old, Black residents: 33 years old, American Indian residents: 38 years old, Asian residents: 36 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 30 years old, Other race residents: 60 years old)

Area name: Coos County, NH
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Coos County is $447 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $525 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $737 a month.

Cities in this county include: Berlin, Northumberland, Colebrook, Gorham, Lancaster, Milan, Groveton, Whitefield, Stewartstown, Jefferson.

Coos 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 Coos County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.042 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Above U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Oxford County, Maine , Day County, South Dakota .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.5%
New Hampshire:

3.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 932
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 76.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 11.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,322 (64% naturalized citizens)

Coos County:

4.0%
Whole state:

4.4%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 97
  • 1990 to 1994: 95
  • 1985 to 1989: 49
  • 1980 to 1984: 65
  • 1975 to 1979: 42
  • 1970 to 1974: 70
  • 1970 to 1974: 69
  • 1965 to 1969: 835

Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 82.7%

Coos County marital status for males Coos County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 12,538
  • One, attached: 277
  • Two: 1,720
  • 3 or 4: 1,389
  • 5 to 9: 1,063
  • 10 to 19: 232
  • 20 or more: 288
  • Mobile homes: 1,943
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 173

Housing units in Coos County with a mortgage: 3,691 (160 second mortgage, 193 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,957

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

74.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Coos County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic12,7105
Mainline Protestant2,10523
Evangelical Protestant96614
Other3237
Orthodox261
None16,925-
Coos 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: 14
Coos County:

4.33 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
This county:

0.93 / 10,000 pop.
New Hampshire:

1.78 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 30
Coos County:

9.28 / 10,000 pop.
New Hampshire:

4.02 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 41
This county:

12.68 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.70 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Coos County:

9.7%
New Hampshire:

7.6%

Adult obesity rate:
Coos County:

26.9%
State:

24.4%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

9.7%
State:

15.9%

Agriculture in Coos County:

Average size of farms: 212 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $43,351
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $158.67
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 4.85%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 81.25%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $38,839
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 24.17%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.24%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $39,041
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 89.42%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 11.31
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 50.36%
Vegetables: 49 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 30 acres

Earthquake activity:

Coos County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below New Hampshire state average. It is 92% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 117.5 miles away from Coos 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 155.5 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 78.1 miles away from the 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 29.7 miles away from the county center
On 6/16/1995 at 12:13:11, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 36.3 miles away from Coos 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 116.1 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 HampshireSevere Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 11, 2008 to December 23, 2008, Emergency Declared (EM-3297): December 13, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3297, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • New HampshireSevere Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 11, 2008 to December 23, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1812): January 2, 2009, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1812, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • New HampshireSevere Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: July 24, 2008 to August 14, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1787): September 5, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1787, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • New HampshireSevere Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: April 15, 2007 to April 23, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1695): April 27, 2007, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1695, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • New HampshireHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3258): September 19, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3258, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New HampshireSnow, Incident Period: February 10, 2005 to February 11, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3208): March 30, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3208, Natural disaster type: Snow
  • New HampshireSnow, Incident Period: December 6, 2003 to December 7, 2003, Emergency Declared (EM-3193): January 15, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3193, Natural disaster type: Snow
  • New HampshireSnowstorm, Incident Period: March 5, 2001 to March 7, 2001, Emergency Declared (EM-3166): March 28, 2001, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3166, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm
  • New HampshireIce Storms, Incident Period: January 7, 1998 to January 25, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1199): January 15, 1998, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1199, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm
  • New HampshireStorms/Floods, Incident Period: October 20, 1995 to November 15, 1995, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1077): January 3, 1996, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1077, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 4 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Coos County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 5, Snows: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Public administration (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Canada (71%)
  • United Kingdom (5%)
  • Germany (4%)
  • France (3%)
  • Pakistan (2%)
  • Other Western Europe (2%)
  • Philippines (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Coos County (%):

  • French (except Basque) (24%)
  • French Canadian (20%)
  • English (14%)
  • Irish (10%)
  • United States or American (10%)
  • German (3%)
  • Italian (3%)

Coos County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 11,998 (79%)
  • Carpooled: 1,742 (11%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 25 (0%)
  • Taxi: 2 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 7 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 39 (0%)
  • Walked: 677 (4%)
  • Other means: 168 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 572 (4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


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

  • 467 people in nursing homes
  • 104 people in other group homes
  • 33 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 25 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 11 people in religious group quarters
  • 6 people in homes for the mentally retarded

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

  • 758 people in federal prisons
  • 401 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 115 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 87 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 31 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 29 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 22 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 11 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 7 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 4 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 2 people in residential treatment centers for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $41,674.

4.89% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,190 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.89%
New Hampshire average:

6.07%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
1.94% relocated from other counties in New Hampshire ($13,318 average AGI)
2.95% relocated from other states ($24,870 average AGI)
Coos County:

2.95%
New Hampshire average:

3.38%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Grafton County, NH  0.73% ($26,768 average AGI)
from Merrimack County, NH  0.31% ($28,659)
from Hillsborough County, NH  0.30% ($41,718)
from Essex County, VT  0.26% ($26,235)
from Rockingham County, NH  0.21% ($60,107)
from Carroll County, NH  0.16% ($33,571)
from Belknap County, NH  0.12% ($16,688)


5.60% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,437 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.60%
New Hampshire average:

6.45%


0.10% of residents moved to foreign countries ($427 average AGI)
Coos County:

0.10%
New Hampshire average:

0.06%

2.14% relocated to other counties in New Hampshire ($10,734 average AGI)
3.36% relocated to other states ($18,275 average AGI)
Coos County:

3.36%
New Hampshire average:

3.75%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Grafton County, NH  0.66% ($25,506 average AGI)
to Hillsborough County, NH  0.36% ($23,146)
to Essex County, VT  0.30% ($26,075)
to Merrimack County, NH  0.25% ($39,455)
to Rockingham County, NH  0.25% ($28,909)
to Carroll County, NH  0.22% ($27,069)
to Strafford County, NH  0.17% ($27,478)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.6
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.1

Births per 1000 population in Coos County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 12.5

Deaths per 1000 population in Coos County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.0

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Coos County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 16.1%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 4.9%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Coos County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Coos County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 7,903 (6,244 aged, 1,659 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 657 (10%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

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

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (464)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (447)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (413)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (377)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (314)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (270)
  • Unspecified dementia (175)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (130)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (124)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (105)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 8.95
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 12216.88
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 298.410
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 67345.05

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 796.320
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1164.760
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 17.83

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 30.42
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 89.14

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 17.83

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 187.1. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 121.9
  • Other - 65.3

Household type by relationship:

Households: 31,588
  • In family households: 25,109 (6,467 male householders, 2,412 female householders)
    6,875 spouses, 7,335 children (6,693 natural, 188 adopted, 454 stepchildren), 426 grandchildren, 158 brothers or sisters, 207 parents, 146 other relatives, 948 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 6,479 (2,612 male householders (2,008 living alone)), 2,680 female householders (2,279 living alone)), 1,187 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,467 (1,234 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 4,796 2-persons, 1,962 3-persons, 1,358 4-persons, 532 5-persons, 148 6-persons, 83 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 4,287 1-person, 874 2-persons, 93 3-persons, 29 4-persons, 6 5-persons, 2 6-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

5,031 married couples with children.
1,956 single-parent households (627 men, 1,329 women).

82.4% of residents of Coos County speak English at home.
0.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (64% speak English very well, 29% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).
16.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (79% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (88% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 3% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $242,890,000 ($7248 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $12,040,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $109,367,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $53,508,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $223,000
Federal grants: $62,810,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,920,000 ($220,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $15,063,000 ($7,017,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,860,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $14,587,000
Federal Government insurance: $16,790,000

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

Births: 1,557
Here:

46 per 1000 residents
State:

57 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,133
Here:

63 per 1000 residents
State:

39 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +64
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +1,088
Here:

+32 per 1000 residents
State:

+31 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Coos County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 3.79 millions of gallons per day (28% from ground, 72% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.8
State:

6.2

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.0

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 130
  • 2000 to 2004: 2,195
  • 1990 to 1999: 2,002
  • 1980 to 1989: 2,688
  • 1970 to 1979: 3,082
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,267
  • 1950 to 1959: 2,156
  • 1940 to 1949: 1,112
  • 1939 or earlier: 6,460
Rooms in houses/apartments in Coos County, New Hampshire
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 25
  • 2 rooms: 71
  • 3 rooms: 333
  • 4 rooms: 1,302
  • 5 rooms: 2,536
  • 6 rooms: 2,297
  • 7 rooms: 1,515
  • 8 rooms: 898
  • 9+ rooms: 948
  • 1 room: 51
  • 2 rooms: 242
  • 3 rooms: 912
  • 4 rooms: 1,076
  • 5 rooms: 979
  • 6 rooms: 432
  • 7 rooms: 174
  • 8 rooms: 95
  • 9+ rooms: 75
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Coos County, New Hampshire
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 27
  • 1 bedroom: 470
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,768
  • 3 bedrooms: 4,583
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,601
  • 5+ bedrooms: 476
  • no bedroom: 60
  • 1 bedroom: 1,288
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,529
  • 3 bedrooms: 928
  • 4 bedrooms: 178
  • 5+ bedrooms: 53
Cars and other vehicles available in Coos County, New Hampshire in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 335
  • 1 vehicle: 3,150
  • 2 vehicles: 4,591
  • 3 vehicles: 1,372
  • 4 vehicles: 352
  • 5+ vehicles: 125
  • no vehicle: 788
  • 1 vehicle: 2,161
  • 2 vehicles: 910
  • 3 vehicles: 131
  • 4 vehicles: 34
  • 5+ vehicles: 12

64% of Coos County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 64% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 34% lived in New Hampshire.

Coos County:

64.4%
State average:

56.2%

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

  • This state: 21994
  • Northeast: 7833
  • Midwest: 566
  • South: 819
  • West: 353

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $64,600


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 8%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 7%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Coos County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (87.4%)
  • Wood (8.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3.5%)
  • Electricity (0.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (88.2%)
  • Electricity (4.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3.8%)
  • Wood (2.4%)
  • Other fuel (0.6%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 227
Here:

6.3%
New Hampshire:

8.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 98
Here:

4.7%
New Hampshire:

10.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 126
Here:

15.3%
New Hampshire:

36.4%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Coos County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Current Operations - Public Welfare Institutions: $13,998,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,410,000
    General - Other: $518,000
    Police Protection: $478,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $474,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $451,000
    Central Staff Services: $330,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $234,000
    Solid Waste Management: $102,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $19,000
    Financial Administration: $6,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $11,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $73,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $34,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare: $4,789,000
    General - Other: $60,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Public Welfare Institutions: $47,000
    Correctional Institutions: $22,000
    General - Other: $13,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $10,135,000

Coos County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $710,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $287,000
    Solid Waste Management: $184,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $425,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $3,093,000
    Interest Earnings: $142,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $11,367,000
    General Local Government Support: $148,000
    Education: $67,000
    All Other: $54,000
  • Tax - Property: $9,476,000
    Other License: $36,000

Coos County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $277,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $232,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $45,000

Coos County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,534,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 796
  • Number of aged recipients: 38
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 758
  • Number of recipients under 18: 83
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 607
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 106
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 326
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 350
Coos County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Coos County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Coos County, NH among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Robert23969.0 years
Joseph22076.4 years
John21375.0 years
Mary19881.1 years
George18476.0 years
William16474.8 years
Arthur14275.9 years
Alice13683.1 years
Albert13074.3 years
Edward12874.0 years
Most common last names in Coos County, NH among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith10877.8 years
Roy9574.8 years
Johnson7478.9 years
Morin6875.0 years
Gagne6179.6 years
Couture5775.3 years
Cote5672.9 years
Croteau5478.7 years
Young5376.7 years
Bergeron4877.5 years
Businesses in Coos County, NH
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware2New Balance1
Burger King1Nike2
Chevrolet2Nissan1
Circle K1Pizza Hut1
Curves1RadioShack3
Decora Cabinetry2Rite Aid3
Dunkin Donuts6Sears1
FedEx4Shaw's1
Ford2Subway2
GNC2Toyota1
H&R Block3True Value5
Honda1U-Haul4
KFC1U.S. Cellular2
La-Z-Boy2UPS3
MasterBrand Cabinets6Walmart1
McDonald's2

Coos County on our top lists:

  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the worst general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #75 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"