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Grafton County, New Hampshire (NH)

County population in 2014: 89,658 (31% urban, 69% rural); it was 81,743 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 15,696
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 8,848
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 21,687
Renter-occupied apartments: 11,442 (it was 9,911 in 2000)
% of renters here:

31%
State:

29%

Land area: 1713 sq. mi.

Water area: 36.7 sq. mi.

Population density: 52 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Grafton County: 100.6 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (30.1%), Educational, health and social services (21.6%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (10.9%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 62%
  • Government: 4%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 33%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Grafton County, New Hampshire:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (92.3%)
  • Asian alone (2.9%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.8%)
  • Two or more races (1.6%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (0.9%)
Median resident age:  41.0 years
New Hampshire median age:  41.0 years
Males: 44,338  (49.5%)
Females: 45,320  (50.5%)

Grafton County,NH real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Grafton County:

2.0 people
New Hampshire:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2015: $58,183 ($41,962 in 1999)

This county:

$58,183
New Hampshire:

$70,303

Median contract rent in 2015 for apartments: $767 (lower quartile is $547, upper quartile is $1,043)
This county:

$767
State:

$895


Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $213,400 (it was $106,000 in 2000)
Grafton:

$213,400
New Hampshire:

$244,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $151,100 - $321,500
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,573
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $703

Institutionalized population: 674
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Health of residents in Grafton 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 3.7. This is better than average.
79.6% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
49.4% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
81.4% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average.
74.5% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 195 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 159 pounds. This is about average.
39.4% of residents keep firearms around their homes. This is more than average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 361 buildings, average cost: $218,000
  • 2008: 237 buildings, average cost: $216,800
  • 2009: 143 buildings, average cost: $229,200
  • 2010: 166 buildings, average cost: $224,800
  • 2011: 122 buildings, average cost: $230,600
  • 2012: 152 buildings, average cost: $183,400
  • 2013: 127 buildings, average cost: $301,900
  • 2014: 113 buildings, average cost: $261,100

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $4,612 (2.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $4,060 (2.0%)

Grafton County household income distribution in 2009 Grafton County home values distribution Grafton County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 12.1%
(12.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 22.0% for Black residents, 18.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 24.8% for American Indian residents, 16.9% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 13.2% for other race residents, 18.7% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 12.1%
Grafton County:

12.1%
New Hampshire:

8.2%
(12.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 22.0% for Black residents, 17.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 24.8% for American Indian residents, 16.9% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 13.2% for other race residents, 16.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2015: 43 years old
(Males: 41 years old, Females: 44 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45 years old, Black residents: 22 years old, American Indian residents: 55 years old, Asian residents: 28 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 33 years old, Other race residents: 44 years old)

Area name: Grafton County, NH
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Grafton County is $569 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $721 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $970 a month.

Cities in this county include: Lebanon, Hanover, Littleton, Haverhill, Plymouth, Canaan, Campton, Bethlehem, Ashland, Holderness.

Grafton 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 Grafton County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.025 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Below U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 6.3 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Below U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Cumberland County, Maine , Franklin County, Vermont , Orange County, Vermont .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.5%
New Hampshire:

3.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 9,172
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 87.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 32.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 3,191 (48% naturalized citizens)

Grafton County:

3.9%
Whole state:

4.4%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 816
  • 1990 to 1994: 393
  • 1985 to 1989: 311
  • 1980 to 1984: 243
  • 1975 to 1979: 234
  • 1970 to 1974: 158
  • 1970 to 1974: 197
  • 1965 to 1969: 839
Note: State values scaled to Grafton County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 81.9%

Grafton County marital status for males Grafton County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 26,879
  • One, attached: 2,429
  • Two: 2,152
  • 3 or 4: 2,707
  • 5 to 9: 2,605
  • 10 to 19: 1,615
  • 20 or more: 1,594
  • Mobile homes: 3,661
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 87

Housing units in Grafton County with a mortgage: 9,590 (588 second mortgage, 1,043 home equity loan, 28 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 4,925

Here:

66.1% with mortgage
State:

74.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Grafton County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic9,50312
Mainline Protestant7,83257
Evangelical Protestant1,49429
Other1,32011
None68,969-
Grafton 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: 33
Grafton County:

3.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Here:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
New Hampshire:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 11
This county:

1.29 / 10,000 pop.
New Hampshire:

1.78 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 55
Grafton County:

6.45 / 10,000 pop.
New Hampshire:

4.02 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 123
This county:

14.41 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.70 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Grafton County:

7.2%
New Hampshire:

7.6%

Adult obesity rate:
Grafton County:

22.9%
State:

24.4%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.9%
State:

15.9%

Agriculture in Grafton County:

Average size of farms: 204 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $47,033
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $183.07
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 2.67%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 82.68%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $41,501
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 21.83%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $44,631
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 88.60%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 10.98
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 47.67%
Corn for grain: 441 harvested acres
Vegetables: 188 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 200 acres

Earthquake activity:

Grafton County-area historical earthquake activity is near New Hampshire state average. It is 90% 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 99.2 miles away from Grafton 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 122.0 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 31.1 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, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 27.0 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) earthquake occurred 33.5 miles away from Grafton 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 98.1 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 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 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: February 23, 2010 to March 03, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1892: March 29, 2010, FEMA Id: 1892, 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 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
  • 18 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Grafton County (28) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 19
Emergencies Declared: 9

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 13, Hurricanes: 3, Snows: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Tropical Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Landslide: 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 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (13%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (7%)

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

  • Canada (20%)
  • United Kingdom (12%)
  • Germany (7%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (6%)
  • Korea (6%)
  • India (5%)
  • Mexico (2%)

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

  • English (19%)
  • Irish (13%)
  • French (except Basque) (11%)
  • United States or American (8%)
  • German (8%)
  • French Canadian (7%)
  • Italian (6%)

Grafton County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 30,100 (73%)
  • Carpooled: 5,025 (12%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 210 (1%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 2 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 9 (0%)
  • Railroad: 12 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 11 (0%)
  • Taxi: 43 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 19 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 263 (1%)
  • Walked: 3,176 (8%)
  • Other means: 263 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 2,200 (5%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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


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

  • 5,047 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 855 people in nursing homes
  • 204 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 71 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 68 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 47 people in religious group quarters
  • 40 people in other group homes
  • 15 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 15 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 15 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 10 people in homes for the mentally retarded

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

  • 6,003 people in college/university student housing
  • 541 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 200 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 118 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 56 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 36 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 22 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 14 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 10 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $61,648.

7.43% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($54,284 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.43%
New Hampshire average:

6.07%


0.07% of residents moved from foreign countries ($5,320 average AGI)
Grafton County:

0.07%
New Hampshire average:

0.04%

2.38% relocated from other counties in New Hampshire ($12,857 average AGI)
4.98% relocated from other states ($36,107 average AGI)
Grafton County:

4.98%
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 Windsor County, VT  0.60% ($56,827 average AGI)
from Sullivan County, NH  0.54% ($43,000)
from Merrimack County, NH  0.43% ($43,161)
from Hillsborough County, NH  0.38% ($46,030)
from Belknap County, NH  0.36% ($41,064)
from Coos County, NH  0.25% ($25,506)
from Orange County, VT  0.23% ($41,481)


8.27% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($43,736 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.27%
New Hampshire average:

6.45%


0.11% of residents moved to foreign countries ($436 average AGI)
Grafton County:

0.11%
New Hampshire average:

0.06%

2.57% relocated to other counties in New Hampshire ($11,029 average AGI)
5.60% relocated to other states ($32,271 average AGI)
Grafton County:

5.60%
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 Windsor County, VT  0.63% ($41,380 average AGI)
to Merrimack County, NH  0.51% ($37,633)
to Sullivan County, NH  0.46% ($44,975)
to Belknap County, NH  0.46% ($30,994)
to Hillsborough County, NH  0.32% ($38,009)
to Coos County, NH  0.27% ($26,768)
to Middlesex County, MA  0.26% ($57,151)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.1
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.7

Births per 1000 population in Grafton County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 8.5

Deaths per 1000 population in Grafton County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.5

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Grafton County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 15.7%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.7%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Grafton County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Grafton County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 14,531 (12,352 aged, 2,179 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,353 (8%)

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 Grafton County, New Hampshire in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (704)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (645)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (623)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (483)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (472)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (454)
  • Unspecified dementia (342)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (301)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (203)
  • Congestive heart failure (194)

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: 5.94
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 25,389
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 577
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 77,884

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 903
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 909
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 13

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 57
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 112

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 24

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 109.7. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 68.6
  • Other - 41.1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 82,117
  • In family households: 63,633 (15,537 male householders, 6,537 female householders)
    17,631 spouses, 19,508 children (17,981 natural, 564 adopted, 963 stepchildren), 929 grandchildren, 338 brothers or sisters, 482 parents, 353 other relatives, 1,921 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 18,484 (6,671 male householders (4,834 living alone)), 7,241 female householders (5,759 living alone)), 4,572 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 7,001 (674 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 11,432 2-persons, 4,887 3-persons, 3,720 4-persons, 1,380 5-persons, 426 6-persons, 229 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 10,593 1-person, 2,607 2-persons, 392 3-persons, 224 4-persons, 44 5-persons, 25 6-persons, 27 7-or-more-persons.

12,855 married couples with children.
3,805 single-parent households (1,075 men, 2,730 women).

94.4% of residents of Grafton County speak English at home.
1.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (83% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
3.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (82% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 3% speak English not well).
1.0% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (72% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (76% speak English very well, 24% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $603,151,000 ($7,166 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $73,078,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $212,302,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $81,971,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $595,000
Federal grants: $203,750,000
Federal procurement contracts: $74,710,000 ($46,813,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $29,824,000 ($11,031,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $4,107,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $16,376,000
Federal Government insurance: $55,115,000

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

Births: 4,096
Here:

48 per 1000 residents
State:

57 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 3,634
Here:

43 per 1000 residents
State:

39 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +676
Here:

+8 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +1,976
Here:

+23 per 1000 residents
State:

+31 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Grafton County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 8.26 millions of gallons per day (31% from ground, 69% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.1
State:

6.2

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.0
State:

4.0

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 18
  • 2010 to 2013: 1,214
  • 2000 to 2009: 6,861
  • 1990 to 1999: 4,319
  • 1980 to 1989: 12,045
  • 1970 to 1979: 6,695
  • 1960 to 1969: 3,947
  • 1950 to 1959: 3,087
  • 1940 to 1949: 1,255
  • 1939 or earlier: 12,396
Note: State values scaled to Grafton population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Grafton County, New Hampshire
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Grafton County population
  • 1 room: 55
  • 2 rooms: 162
  • 3 rooms: 662
  • 4 rooms: 2,549
  • 5 rooms: 4,612
  • 6 rooms: 4,732
  • 7 rooms: 3,486
  • 8 rooms: 2,684
  • 9+ rooms: 2,745
  • 1 room: 214
  • 2 rooms: 968
  • 3 rooms: 2,363
  • 4 rooms: 2,712
  • 5 rooms: 1,653
  • 6 rooms: 998
  • 7 rooms: 512
  • 8 rooms: 240
  • 9+ rooms: 251
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Grafton County, New Hampshire
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Grafton County population
  • no bedroom: 75
  • 1 bedroom: 925
  • 2 bedrooms: 5,582
  • 3 bedrooms: 9,925
  • 4 bedrooms: 4,070
  • 5+ bedrooms: 1,110
  • no bedroom: 327
  • 1 bedroom: 3,171
  • 2 bedrooms: 3,899
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,801
  • 4 bedrooms: 546
  • 5+ bedrooms: 167
Cars and other vehicles available in Grafton County, New Hampshire in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Grafton County population
  • no vehicle: 745
  • 1 vehicle: 6,059
  • 2 vehicles: 10,427
  • 3 vehicles: 3,290
  • 4 vehicles: 805
  • 5+ vehicles: 361
  • no vehicle: 1,317
  • 1 vehicle: 4,922
  • 2 vehicles: 2,909
  • 3 vehicles: 549
  • 4 vehicles: 130
  • 5+ vehicles: 84

55% of Grafton County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 45% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 26% lived in New Hampshire.

Grafton County:

55.2%
State average:

56.2%

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

  • This state: 36,964
  • Northeast: 31,013
  • Midwest: 3,650
  • South: 3,563
  • West: 2,658

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $93,900


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Grafton County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (70.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (12.8%)
  • Wood (11.8%)
  • Electricity (4.0%)
  • Utility gas (0.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (55.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (18.3%)
  • Electricity (17.5%)
  • Wood (4.0%)
  • Utility gas (3.6%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 503
Here:

5.9%
New Hampshire:

8.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 357
Here:

8.0%
New Hampshire:

10.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 4,319
Here:

56.5%
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)

Grafton County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Current Operations - Public Welfare Institutions: $10,853,000
    General - Other: $4,836,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,634,000
    Police Protection: $1,058,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $883,000
    Central Staff Services: $880,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $570,000
    General Public Buildings: $232,000
    Financial Administration: $11,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $522,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare: $5,849,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $10,051,000

Grafton County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $2,403,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $338,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $65,000
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $295,000
    Interest Earnings: $255,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $42,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $9,939,000
    All Other: $2,736,000
    General Local Government Support: $254,000
  • Tax - Property: $14,071,000

Grafton County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,050,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,325,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $725,000

Grafton County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,238,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 836
  • Number of aged recipients: 41
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 795
  • Number of recipients under 18: 121
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 611
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 104
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 317
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 352
Grafton County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Grafton 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 Grafton County, NH among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John41074.8 years
William40175.2 years
Robert36172.5 years
Mary33580.9 years
George32076.1 years
Charles25576.9 years
Dorothy22480.7 years
Helen21581.3 years
Richard21271.1 years
Ruth20780.3 years
Most common last names in Grafton County, NH among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith22476.6 years
Brown14278.4 years
Johnson9579.7 years
Clark8876.6 years
White8177.5 years
Davis7678.3 years
Adams7574.6 years
Young7178.9 years
Thompson6576.3 years
Chase6575.9 years
Businesses in Grafton County, NH
NameCountNameCount
AT&T2Lowe's1
Ace Hardware1Marriott2
Advance Auto Parts1Marshalls1
Applebee's2MasterBrand Cabinets14
AutoZone1Maurices1
Baymont Inn1McDonald's5
Best Western2New Balance5
Burger King4Nissan1
CVS2Panera Bread1
Chevrolet2Payless1
Circle K5Penske2
Comfort Inn2Pier 1 Imports1
Curves4Pizza Hut2
Days Inn2Quiznos1
Decora Cabinetry4RadioShack2
Dennys1Rite Aid6
Dunkin Donuts14Rodeway Inn1
Econo Lodge1Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Famous Footwear1Sears5
FedEx22Shaw's4
Ford2Staples2
GNC6Subway10
GameStop2T.J.Maxx2
Gap1Taco Bell1
H&R Block5Talbots1
Hilton1The Room Place1
Home Depot2True Value3
Honda1U-Haul9
JCPenney1U.S. Cellular6
Jones New York1UPS25
KFC1Verizon Wireless4
Kincaid1Volkswagen1
Kmart1Walgreens2
Kohl's1Walmart4
La-Z-Boy4Wendy's1
Lane Furniture2YMCA1

Grafton County on our top lists:

  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the best general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #95 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"