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Grafton County, New Hampshire (NH)

County population in 2016: 88,888 (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: 100.5 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (32.0%), Educational, health and social services (22.8%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 40%
  • Government: 19%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 41%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Grafton County, New Hampshire:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (91.1%)
  • Asian alone (3.3%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (2.4%)
  • Two or more races (2.1%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (0.8%)
Median resident age:  43.1 years
New Hampshire median age:  42.7 years
Males: 43,711  (49.2%)
Females: 45,177  (50.8%)

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 2016: $61,520 ($41,962 in 1999)

This county:

$61,520
New Hampshire:

$70,936

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $790 (lower quartile is $580, upper quartile is $1,066)
This county:

$790
State:

$913


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $224,500 (it was $106,000 in 2000)
Grafton:

$224,500
New Hampshire:

$251,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $138,700 - $361,800

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $329,173
Here:

$329,173
State:

$292,584

Townhouses or other attached units: $269,970
Here:

$269,970
State:

$224,716

In 2-unit structures: $296,434
Here:

$296,434
State:

$214,794

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $268,715
Here:

$268,715
State:

$199,271

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $279,961
Here:

$279,961
State:

$172,354

Mobile homes: $83,928
Here:

$83,928
State:

$62,903

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $36,697
Here:

$36,697
State:

$158,664
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,631
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $662

Institutionalized population: 674
Grafton County, NH map from a distance

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 permit cost
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $4,687 (2.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $4,235 (1.9%)

Grafton County household income distribution in 2013 Grafton County home values distribution in 2013 Grafton County contract rent distribution in 2013
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 11.0%
Grafton County:

11.0%
New Hampshire:

7.3%
(10.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 12.5% for Black residents, 18.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 26.1% for American Indian residents, 15.3% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 24.5% for other race residents, 17.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 43.1 years old
(Males: 41.0 years old, Females: 45.1 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45.6 years old, Black residents: 26.8 years old, American Indian residents: 66.4 years old, Asian residents: 26.2 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 36.8 years old, Other race residents: 40.6 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: 92.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 43.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 4,550 (52.7% naturalized citizens)

Grafton County:

5.1%
Whole state:

5.7%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population Note: State values scaled to Grafton County population
  • 1,4692010 or later
  • 1,1672000 to 2009
  • 1,0471990 to 1999
  • 5541980 to 1989
  • 3921970 to 1979
  • 1,036Before 1970

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: 31,595
  • One, attached: 5,671
  • Two: 1,898
  • 3 or 4: 2,893
  • 5 to 9: 2,834
  • 10 to 19: 1,461
  • 20 to 49: 901
  • 50 or more: 918
  • Mobile homes: 3,694
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 198

Housing units in Grafton County with a mortgage: 12,780 (176 second mortgage, 2,191 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 10,807

Here:

54.5% with mortgage
State:

66.5% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Grafton County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Year 2000 to 2010 Change
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 in 2016
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Educational services (23%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Educational services (23%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)

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


  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2016


  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents


  • Canada (14%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (12%)
  • Korea (5%)
  • Germany (4%)
  • India (4%)
  • Cambodia (3%)
  • United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Grafton County


  • American (12%)
  • Irish (10%)
  • English (10%)
  • French (except Basque) (8%)
  • French Canadian (6%)
  • German (5%)
  • Italian (4%)

Grafton County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 41,846 (74.4%)
  • Carpooled: 5,630 (10.0%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 861 (1.5%)
  • Ferryboat: 15 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 991 (1.8%)
  • Bicycle: 572 (1.0%)
  • Walked: 3,255 (5.8%)
  • Worked at home: 3,052 (5.4%)
Owners and renters by unit type
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%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> 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%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> 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 population 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
Population without health insurance coverage in Grafton County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Grafton County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Grafton County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Grafton County
Population under 19 years 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 Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in 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: 88,888
  • In family households: 64,809 (9,557 male householders, 11,216 female householders)
    16,626 spouses, 20,605 children (19,074 natural, 461 adopted, 1,070 stepchildren), 862 grandchildren, 586 brothers or sisters, 1,561 parents, 971 other relatives, 2,825 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 17,283 (6,305 male householders (5,159 living alone)), 6,468 female householders (5,308 living alone)), 4,510 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 6,796

Size of family households: 13,126 2-persons, 3,211 3-persons, 2,773 4-persons, 983 5-persons, 347 6-persons, 333 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 10,467 1-person, 1,941 2-persons, 188 3-persons, 101 4-persons, 7 5-persons, 69 6-persons.

9,892 married couples with children.
3,057 single-parent households (583 men, 2,474 women).

93.6% of residents of Grafton speak English at home.
1.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (76% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 9% speak English not well).
2.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (87% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 4% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
2.0% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (76% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 4% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.8% of residents speak other language at home (61% speak English very well, 30% speak English well, 9% speak English not 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:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.8
State:

4.1

Year house built in Grafton County, New Hampshire Note: State values scaled to Grafton County population
  • 5192014 or later
  • 1,2532010 to 2013
  • 7,4542000 to 2009
  • 4,3641990 to 1999
  • 11,7351980 to 1989
  • 7,4361970 to 1979
  • 4,0421960 to 1969
  • 2,6641950 to 1959
  • 1,3001940 to 1949
  • 11,2961939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Grafton County, New Hampshire
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Grafton County, New Hampshire Note: State values scaled to Grafton County population
  • 4851 room
  • 3312 rooms
  • 1,0913 rooms
  • 3,1774 rooms
  • 3,6445 rooms
  • 4,7656 rooms
  • 2,9697 rooms
  • 3,7798 rooms
  • 3,3469+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Grafton County, New Hampshire Note: State values scaled to Grafton County population
  • 1581 room
  • 1,9222 rooms
  • 1,9153 rooms
  • 3,2224 rooms
  • 1,2315 rooms
  • 7066 rooms
  • 2587 rooms
  • 1778 rooms
  • 3709+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Grafton County, New Hampshire
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Grafton County, New Hampshire Note: State values scaled to Grafton County population
  • 485no bedroom
  • 1,4231 bedroom
  • 5,7412 bedrooms
  • 10,7003 bedrooms
  • 4,3474 bedrooms
  • 8915+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Grafton County, New Hampshire Note: State values scaled to Grafton County population
  • 227no bedroom
  • 3,9761 bedroom
  • 4,0882 bedrooms
  • 1,0943 bedrooms
  • 3984 bedrooms
  • 1765+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Grafton County, New Hampshire in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Grafton County in owner-occupied houses/condos Note: State values scaled to Grafton County population
  • 224no vehicle
  • 6,9521 vehicle
  • 10,9752 vehicles
  • 4,2513 vehicles
  • 8884 vehicles
  • 2975+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Grafton County in renter-occupied apartments Note: State values scaled to Grafton County population
  • 2,130no vehicle
  • 4,7071 vehicle
  • 2,6072 vehicles
  • 3963 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 1195+ vehicles

84.6% of Grafton County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 28% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 23% lived in New Hampshire.

Grafton County:

84.6%
State average:

84.9%

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

  • This state: 34,714
  • Other state: 48,419
  • Northeast: 33,827
  • Midwest: 3,459
  • South: 7,169
  • West: 3,964
Year Householders Moved Into Unit
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Grafton County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 47.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 26.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 13.4%Wood
  • 4.6%Electricity
  • 3.7%Other fuel
  • 3.1%Utility gas
  • 0.7%Coal or coke
  • 0.1%No fuel used
  • 0.1%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 40.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 23.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 20.8%Electricity
  • 6.6%Utility gas
  • 2.8%Solar energy
  • 2.4%Other fuel
  • 2.0%Wood
  • 1.5%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 513
Here:

9.5%
New Hampshire:

9.5%

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

5.1%
New Hampshire:

11.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 3,678
Here:

50.3%
New Hampshire:

37.6%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

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
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Grafton County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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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"