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Coos County, New Hampshire (NH)

County population in 2016: 32,590 (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).

March 2019 cost of living index in Coos County: 98.5 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (17.7%), Educational, health and social services (16.8%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 58%
  • Government: 10%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 31%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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  • Races in Coos County, NH (2017)
    • 30,73292.8%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 7302.2%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 6221.9%Hispanic or Latino
    • 2500.8%Two or more races
    • 730.2%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 270.08%Asian alone
    • 40.01%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

48.8 years
New Hampshire median age:

43.2 years
Males: 17,330  (53.2%)
Females: 15,260  (46.8%)
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Average household size:
Coos County:

2.0 people
New Hampshire:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $48,382 ($33,593 in 1999)
This county:

$48,382
New Hampshire:

$73,381

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $630 (lower quartile is $465, upper quartile is $782)
This county:

$630
State:

$953


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $143,274 (it was $69,300 in 2000)
Coos:

$143,274
New Hampshire:

$263,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $98,269 - $182,297

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $203,822
Here:

$203,822
State:

$317,831

Townhouses or other attached units: $211,306
Here:

$211,306
State:

$245,176

In 2-unit structures: $140,872
Here:

$140,872
State:

$236,912

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $307,629
Here:

$307,629
State:

$252,423

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $239,693
Here:

$239,693
State:

$183,195

Mobile homes: $102,233
Here:

$102,233
State:

$70,599

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,191
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $575

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:

  • 1997: 32 buildings, average cost: $75,100
  • 1998: 47 buildings, average cost: $86,700
  • 1999: 66 buildings, average cost: $88,000
  • 2000: 73 buildings, average cost: $108,000
  • 2001: 64 buildings, average cost: $92,700
  • 2002: 103 buildings, average cost: $108,000
  • 2003: 91 buildings, average cost: $120,100
  • 2004: 129 buildings, average cost: $122,700
  • 2005: 124 buildings, average cost: $136,900
  • 2006: 116 buildings, average cost: $177,000
  • 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
  • 2015: 33 buildings, average cost: $186,500
  • 2016: 57 buildings, average cost: $195,100
  • 2017: 42 buildings, average cost: $184,100
Number of permits per 10,000 Coos, NH residents
Average permit cost in Coos, NH
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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $3,195 (2.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,979 (2.5%)

Distribution of median household income in Coos, NH in 2017
Distribution of house value in Coos, NH in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Coos, NH in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 12.0%
Coos County:

12.0%
New Hampshire:

7.7%
(11.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 27.1% for Black residents, 21.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 27.9% for American Indian residents, 7.3% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 48.8 years old
(Males: 45.9 years old, Females: 51.5 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 50.0 years old, Black residents: 36.6 years old, American Indian residents: 62.9 years old, Asian residents: 69.9 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 33.9 years old, Other race residents: 39.2 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

2018 air pollution in Coos County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.040 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Significanly above U.S. average.

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

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.9%
New Hampshire:

2.8%

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

Current college students: 932
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 87.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 18.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,118 (64.5% naturalized citizens)

Coos County:

3.4%
Whole state:

6.2%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 312010 or later
  • 1102000 to 2009
  • 1461990 to 1999
  • 1141980 to 1989
  • 1121970 to 1979
  • 904Before 1970

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: 14,641
  • One, attached: 419
  • Two: 1,487
  • 3 or 4: 1,384
  • 5 to 9: 583
  • 10 to 19: 237
  • 20 to 49: 379
  • 50 or more: 118
  • Mobile homes: 2,170
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 7

Housing units in Coos County with a mortgage: 4,789 (88 second mortgage, 340 home equity loan, 17 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 5,260

Here:

44.4% with mortgage
State:

65.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Coos County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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 Hampshire Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 26, 2012 to October 31, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3360: October 30, 2012, FEMA Id: 3360, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New Hampshire Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 26, 2012 to November 08, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4095: November 28, 2012, FEMA Id: 4095, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New Hampshire Severe Storm, Incident Period: October 29, 2011 to October 30, 2011, Emergency Declared EM-3344: November 01, 2011, FEMA Id: 3344, Natural disaster type: Storm
  • New Hampshire Tropical Storm Irene, Incident Period: August 26, 2011 to September 06, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4026: September 03, 2011, FEMA Id: 4026, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • New Hampshire Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: May 26, 2011 to May 30, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4006: July 22, 2011, FEMA Id: 4006, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 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: July 24, 2008 to August 14, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1787: September 05, 2008, FEMA Id: 1787, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 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 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
  • 9 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Coos County (19) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 9

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Hurricanes: 3, Snows: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Coos

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 11,374 (78.8%)
  • Carpooled: 1,486 (10.3%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 16 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 151 (1.0%)
  • Bicycle: 22 (0.2%)
  • Walked: 397 (2.8%)
  • Worked at home: 992 (6.9%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)

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


  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Canada (48%)
  • Greece (7%)
  • Ecuador (4%)
  • France (4%)
  • Jamaica (4%)
  • Germany (3%)
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Coos County


  • French Canadian (20%)
  • French (except Basque) (17%)
  • American (10%)
  • Irish (7%)
  • English (7%)
  • Italian (3%)
  • Canadian (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type
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 $49,101.

5.70% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($47,826 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.70%
New Hampshire average:

6.87%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.33% relocated from other counties in New Hampshire ($18,596 average AGI)
3.37% relocated from other states ($29,230 average AGI)
Coos County:

3.37%
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 Grafton County, NH  0.79% ($53,202 average AGI)
from Hillsborough County, NH  0.46% ($41,017)
from Carroll County, NH  0.33% ($33,333)
from Essex County, VT  0.29% ($33,108)
from Merrimack County, NH  0.26% ($51,545)
from Rockingham County, NH  0.19% ($58,083)


5.86% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($52,604 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.86%
New Hampshire average:

6.70%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.46% relocated to other counties in New Hampshire ($15,694 average AGI)
3.40% relocated to other states ($36,909 average AGI)
Coos County:

3.40%
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 Grafton County, NH  1.08% ($35,684 average AGI)
to Merrimack County, NH  0.32% ($45,500)
to Hillsborough County, NH  0.31% ($25,897)
to Carroll County, NH  0.28% ($25,857)
to Rockingham County, NH  0.22% ($56,857)
to Essex County, VT  0.22% ($44,464)

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 population 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
Population without health insurance coverage in Coos County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Coos County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Coos County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Coos County
Population under 19 years 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 Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in 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: 12,217
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 298
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 67,345

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 796
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,165
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 18

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 30
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 89

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 18

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: 32,590
  • In family households: 24,245 (4,813 male householders, 3,892 female householders)
    6,734 spouses, 6,600 children (5,814 natural, 185 adopted, 647 stepchildren), 453 grandchildren, 173 brothers or sisters, 262 parents, 347 other relatives, 964 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 6,331 (2,686 male householders (2,366 living alone)), 2,735 female householders (2,303 living alone)), 875 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 2,048

Size of family households: 4,919 2-persons, 1,844 3-persons, 1,179 4-persons, 508 5-persons, 146 6-persons, 124 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 4,663 1-person, 684 2-persons, 62 3-persons, 3 5-persons.

2,813 married couples with children.
1,593 single-parent households (525 men, 1,068 women).

88.6% of residents of Coos speak English at home.
1.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (65% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 17% speak English not well).
9.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (87% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 2% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (83% speak English very well, 17% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (13% speak English very well, 69% speak English well, 19% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $242,890,000 ($7,248 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:

5.9
State:

6.5

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.1

Year house built in Coos County, New Hampshire
  • Year house built in Coos County, New Hampshire
  • 642014 or later
  • 1622010 to 2013
  • 2,7812000 to 2009
  • 1,9751990 to 1999
  • 2,6671980 to 1989
  • 2,7471970 to 1979
  • 1,5771960 to 1969
  • 2,0811950 to 1959
  • 1,2201940 to 1949
  • 6,1441939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Coos County, New Hampshire
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Coos County, New Hampshire
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Coos County, New Hampshire
  • 351 room
  • 1102 rooms
  • 3503 rooms
  • 1,1614 rooms
  • 2,4295 rooms
  • 2,0866 rooms
  • 1,3947 rooms
  • 1,0688 rooms
  • 1,2039+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Coos County, New Hampshire
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Coos County, New Hampshire
  • 1131 room
  • 1612 rooms
  • 8613 rooms
  • 1,0324 rooms
  • 9995 rooms
  • 5196 rooms
  • 2467 rooms
  • 1208 rooms
  • 999+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Coos County, New Hampshire
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Coos County, New Hampshire
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Coos County, New Hampshire
  • 46no bedroom
  • 4401 bedroom
  • 2,5232 bedrooms
  • 4,8263 bedrooms
  • 1,5224 bedrooms
  • 5155+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Coos County, New Hampshire
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Coos County, New Hampshire
  • 113no bedroom
  • 1,1681 bedroom
  • 1,5502 bedrooms
  • 1,1093 bedrooms
  • 1854 bedrooms
  • 335+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Coos County, New Hampshire in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Coos County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Coos County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 433no vehicle
  • 2,8561 vehicle
  • 4,2032 vehicles
  • 1,7563 vehicles
  • 4234 vehicles
  • 1805+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Coos County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Coos County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 586no vehicle
  • 2,3021 vehicle
  • 1,1092 vehicles
  • 1373 vehicles
  • 334 vehicles
  • 135+ vehicles

86.5% of Coos 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, 49% lived in New Hampshire.

Coos County:

86.5%
State average:

85.2%

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

  • This state: 19,883
  • Other state: 11,201
  • Northeast: 8,557
  • Midwest: 907
  • South: 1,112
  • West: 625
Year householders moved into unit in Coos County, NH
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Coos County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 63.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 25.5%Wood
  • 6.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.9%Other fuel
  • 1.2%Electricity
  • 0.8%Utility gas
  • 0.2%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 57.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 23.5%No fuel used
  • 9.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 5.7%Electricity
  • 3.5%Wood
  • 2.5%Utility gas
  • 0.3%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 139
Here:

5.9%
New Hampshire:

9.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 122
Here:

8.4%
New Hampshire:

12.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 128
Here:

12.6%
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

Coos County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $601,000
    Solid Waste Management: $207,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $180,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare Institutions: $20,189,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,163,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,295,000
    Police Protection: $772,000
    General - Other: $398,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $75,000
    Solid Waste Management: $27,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $7,000
    Regular Highways: $5,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $18,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare: $5,854,000
    General - Other: $1,378,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $288,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $189,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $99,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,321,000
    Interest Earnings: $370,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $283,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,837,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $14,298,000
    Other: $3,483,000
    General Local Government Support: $21,000
    Education: $18,000
  • Tax - Property: $13,944,000

Coos County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $601,000
    Solid Waste Management: $207,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $180,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare Institutions: $20,189,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,163,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,295,000
    Police Protection: $772,000
    General - Other: $398,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $75,000
    Solid Waste Management: $27,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $7,000
    Regular Highways: $5,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $18,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare: $5,854,000
    General - Other: $1,378,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $288,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $189,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $99,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,321,000
    Interest Earnings: $370,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $283,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,837,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $14,298,000
    Other: $3,483,000
    General Local Government Support: $21,000
    Education: $18,000
  • Tax - Property: $13,944,000

Coos County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $601,000
    Solid Waste Management: $207,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $180,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare Institutions: $20,189,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,163,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,295,000
    Police Protection: $772,000
    General - Other: $398,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $75,000
    Solid Waste Management: $27,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $7,000
    Regular Highways: $5,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $18,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare: $5,854,000
    General - Other: $1,378,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $288,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $189,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $99,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,321,000
    Interest Earnings: $370,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $283,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,837,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $14,298,000
    Other: $3,483,000
    General Local Government Support: $21,000
    Education: $18,000
  • Tax - Property: $13,944,000

Coos County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $601,000
    Solid Waste Management: $207,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $180,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare Institutions: $20,189,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,163,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,295,000
    Police Protection: $772,000
    General - Other: $398,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $75,000
    Solid Waste Management: $27,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $7,000
    Regular Highways: $5,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $18,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare: $5,854,000
    General - Other: $1,378,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $288,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $189,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $99,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,321,000
    Interest Earnings: $370,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $283,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,837,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $14,298,000
    Other: $3,483,000
    General Local Government Support: $21,000
    Education: $18,000
  • Tax - Property: $13,944,000

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
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"