County population in 2012: 32,096 (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:
Land area: 1800 sq. mi. Water area: 31.1 sq. mi.
Population density: 18 people per square mile
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Coos County: 99.9 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (23.6%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (13.2%), Retail trade (12.1%), Manufacturing (11.9%).
Estimated median household income in 2009: $41,131 ($33,593 in 1999)
Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $517 (lower quartile is $388, upper quartile is $618)
Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $124,455 (it was $69,300 in 2000)
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $81,891 - $185,429
Mean price in 2009:
Detached houses: $164,168
Townhouses or other attached units: $344,341
In 2-unit structures: $152,958
In 3-to-4-unit structures: $281,178
In 5-or-more-unit structures: $387,765
Mobile homes: $59,864
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,478 Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $433
Institutionalized population: 1,234
Health of residents in Coos County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2009:
General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.4. This is significantly worse than average. 70.0% of residents exercised in the past month. This is less than average. 55.7% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is more than average. 98.0% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average. 63.4% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is less than average. Average weight of males is 197 pounds. This is more than average. Average weight of females is 160 pounds. This is more than average.
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $2,691 (1.9%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $2,417 (2.1%)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 11.8%
(11.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 54.3% for Black residents, 29.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 60.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 10.2% for two or more races residents) Median age of residents in 2010: 46 years old
(Males: 45 years old, Females: 47 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46 years old, Black residents: 30 years old, American Indian residents: 38 years old, Asian residents: 30 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26 years old, Other race residents: 27 years old)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
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.
Notable locations in this county outside city limits:
Notable locations in Coos County: Balsams Country Club (A), Balsams-Wilderness Ski Area (B), Isolation Shelter (C), Beaver Brook Wayside Area (D), Bowman Bose Camp (E), Beach Hill Campground and Cabins (F), Berlin Ski Jump (G), Clarksville Town Hall (H), Colebrook Country Club (I), Androscoggin Ranger Station (J), Old Ramsay Camp (K), Mollidgewock Campground (L), Moose Falls Picnic ARea (M), Deer Mountain Campground (N), Nansen Hut (O), Great Gulf Shelter (P), Carroll Station (Q), Glen Ellis Falls Scenic Area (R), Resolution Shelter (S), Gorham Railroad Station (T). Display/hide their locations on the map
Churches in Coos County include: Oblate Fathers Novitiate (A), Dummer United Methodist Church (B), Milan United Methodist Church (C), Church of the Transfiguration (D), Holy Trinity Church (E), Jefferson Presbyterian Church (F), Saint Johns Church (G), Saint Patricks Roman Catholic Church (H), Stark Union Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Lost Pond (A), Hermit Lake (B), Wheeler Pond (C), Lake Abeniki (D), Back Lake (E), Baker Pond (F), Bear Brook Pond (G), Beaver Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map
Streams, rivers, and creeks: Trestle Brook (A), Israel River (B), Ingalls Brook (C), Imp Brook (D), Zealand River (E), Gibbs Brook (F), Gates Brook (G), Teapot Brook (H), Franklin Brook (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Parks in Coos County include: Lake Francis Wildlife Area (1), Nansen Wayside Park (2), Scotts Bog Wildlife Management Area (3), Milan Hill State Park (4), Coleman State Park (5), Lake Francis State Park (6), Lake Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge (7), Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge (8), Moose Brook State Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map
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
Coos County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below New Hampshire state average. It is 14.8 times below overall U.S. average.
Coos County-area historical earthquake activity is below New Hampshire state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
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 the county center On 1/17/2000 at 08:16:20, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 10.1 mi) earthquake occurred 44.4 miles away from Coos County center On 2/26/1999 at 03:38:43, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 2.0 mi) earthquake occurred 90.2 miles away from the county center On 1/3/2000 at 21:05:50, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 6.0 mi) earthquake occurred 61.5 miles away from the county center Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD)
Most recent natural disasters:
New Hampshire Severe 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 Hampshire Severe 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 Hampshire Severe 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 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: FEMA-DR-1695, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
New Hampshire Hurricane 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 Hampshire Snow, 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 Hampshire Snow, 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 Hampshire Snowstorm, 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 Hampshire Ice 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 Hampshire Storms/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: 5, Storms: 5, Snows: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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 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
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 7,420 (6,192 aged, 1,228 disabled) 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:
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.
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:
46 per 1000 residents
57 per 1000 residents
63 per 1000 residents
39 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: +64
+2 per 1000 residents
+8 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: +1,088
+32 per 1000 residents
+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:
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Year house built
2005 or later: 270
2000 to 2004: 813
1990 to 1999: 1,826
1980 to 1989: 2,658
1970 to 1979: 2,909
1960 to 1969: 1,385
1950 to 1959: 1,680
1940 to 1949: 1,302
1939 or earlier: 7,273
Rooms in houses/apartments in Coos County, New Hampshire
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.
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 21994
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