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Grafton County, New Hampshire (NH)

County population in 2017: 89,386 (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).

March 2019 cost of living index in Grafton County: 99.8 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (31.9%), Educational, health and social services (23.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 44%
  • Government: 19%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 37%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Grafton County, NH (2017)
    • 81,60899.8%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 3,2203.9%Asian alone
    • 2,2422.7%Hispanic or Latino
    • 1,7172.1%Two or more races
    • 8301.0%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 3490.4%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 1100.1%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 160.02%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

43.4 years
New Hampshire median age:

43.2 years
Males: 44,080  (49.3%)
Females: 45,306  (50.7%)
Average household size:
Grafton County:

2.0 people
New Hampshire:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $64,420 ($41,962 in 1999)
This county:

$64,420
New Hampshire:

$73,381

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $824 (lower quartile is $606, upper quartile is $1,027)
This county:

$824
State:

$953


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $217,300 (it was $106,000 in 2000)
Grafton:

$217,300
New Hampshire:

$263,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $153,900 - $332,300

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $329,429
Here:

$329,429
State:

$317,831

Townhouses or other attached units: $173,122
Here:

$173,122
State:

$245,176

In 2-unit structures: $276,719
Here:

$276,719
State:

$236,912

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $441,170
Here:

$441,170
State:

$252,423

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $503,816
Here:

$503,816
State:

$183,195

Mobile homes: $189,304
Here:

$189,304
State:

$70,599

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $250,257
Here:

$250,257
State:

$60,718

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,625
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $680

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:

  • 1997: 235 buildings, average cost: $109,900
  • 1998: 277 buildings, average cost: $110,700
  • 1999: 263 buildings, average cost: $143,400
  • 2000: 327 buildings, average cost: $133,700
  • 2001: 390 buildings, average cost: $145,200
  • 2002: 464 buildings, average cost: $137,000
  • 2003: 515 buildings, average cost: $152,400
  • 2004: 584 buildings, average cost: $164,500
  • 2005: 482 buildings, average cost: $168,300
  • 2006: 532 buildings, average cost: $191,100
  • 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
  • 2015: 144 buildings, average cost: $313,500
  • 2016: 153 buildings, average cost: $295,000
  • 2017: 153 buildings, average cost: $309,100
Number of permits per 10,000 Grafton, NH residents
Average permit cost in Grafton, NH
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $4,694 (2.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $4,264 (1.9%)

Distribution of median household income in Grafton, NH in 2017
Distribution of house value in Grafton, NH in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Grafton, NH in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 9.4%
Grafton County:

9.4%
New Hampshire:

7.7%
(7.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 12.0% for Black residents, 24.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 25.2% for American Indian residents, 15.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 22.1% for other race residents, 7.3% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 43.4 years old
(Males: 42.3 years old, Females: 44.7 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45.8 years old, Black residents: 26.0 years old, American Indian residents: 68.5 years old, Asian residents: 27.9 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 29.8 years old, Other race residents: 38.4 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

2018 air pollution in Grafton County:

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

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

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.4%
New Hampshire:

2.8%

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

Current college students: 9,172
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 94.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 42.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 6,153 (34.5% naturalized citizens)

Grafton County:

6.9%
Whole state:

6.2%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 1,7702010 or later
  • 1,1182000 to 2009
  • 1,2531990 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: 33,618
  • One, attached: 6,267
  • Two: 1,748
  • 3 or 4: 3,286
  • 5 to 9: 2,782
  • 10 to 19: 759
  • 20 to 49: 781
  • 50 or more: 719
  • Mobile homes: 2,862
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 59

Housing units in Grafton County with a mortgage: 14,402 (274 second mortgage, 1,867 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 8,976

Here:

63.6% with mortgage
State:

65.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Grafton County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Grafton

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 41,734 (74.8%)
  • Carpooled: 5,020 (9.0%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 688 (1.2%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 1,977 (3.5%)
  • Bicycle: 660 (1.2%)
  • Walked: 2,905 (5.2%)
  • Worked at home: 2,785 (5.0%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Educational services (21%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Educational services (24%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)

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


  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (14%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for 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%)

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 $84,124.

8.17% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($66,002 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.17%
New Hampshire average:

6.87%


0.07% of residents moved from foreign countries ($826 average AGI)
Grafton County:

0.07%
New Hampshire average:

0.04%

2.52% relocated from other counties in New Hampshire ($14,611 average AGI)
5.58% relocated from other states ($50,565 average AGI)
Grafton County:

5.58%
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 Windsor County, VT  0.55% ($72,721 average AGI)
from Merrimack County, NH  0.47% ($48,618)
from Sullivan County, NH  0.46% ($51,959)
from Belknap County, NH  0.39% ($46,575)
from Coos County, NH  0.37% ($35,684)
from Hillsborough County, NH  0.35% ($51,145)
from Middlesex County, MA  0.31% ($103,658)


8.38% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($61,823 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.38%
New Hampshire average:

6.70%


0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($751 average AGI)
Grafton County:

0.08%
New Hampshire average:

0.06%

2.64% relocated to other counties in New Hampshire ($16,762 average AGI)
5.66% relocated to other states ($44,311 average AGI)
Grafton County:

5.66%
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 Windsor County, VT  0.69% ($55,796 average AGI)
to Sullivan County, NH  0.56% ($52,584)
to Merrimack County, NH  0.51% ($55,968)
to Belknap County, NH  0.50% ($49,697)
to Hillsborough County, NH  0.34% ($47,712)
to Coos County, NH  0.27% ($53,202)
to Middlesex County, MA  0.24% ($91,711)

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: 89,386
  • In family households: 65,592 (11,249 male householders, 9,431 female householders)
    17,365 spouses, 21,475 children (19,475 natural, 971 adopted, 1,029 stepchildren), 1,069 grandchildren, 410 brothers or sisters, 1,259 parents, 1,754 other relatives, 1,580 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 16,913 (4,902 male householders (4,140 living alone)), 8,090 female householders (7,220 living alone)), 3,921 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 6,881

Size of family households: 11,240 2-persons, 4,013 3-persons, 3,498 4-persons, 1,549 5-persons, 333 6-persons, 47 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 11,360 1-person, 1,295 2-persons, 196 3-persons, 71 4-persons, 11 5-persons, 59 7-or-more-persons.

10,065 married couples with children.
3,037 single-parent households (1,229 men, 1,808 women).

93.4% of residents of Grafton speak English at home.
1.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (75% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 12% speak English not well).
2.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (87% speak English very well, 6% speak English well, 2% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
2.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (77% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 5% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.9% of residents speak other language at home (46% speak English very well, 39% speak English well, 15% 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:

6.3
State:

6.5

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.9
State:

4.1

Year house built in Grafton County, New Hampshire
  • Year house built in Grafton County, New Hampshire
  • 8272014 or later
  • 1,2652010 to 2013
  • 6,0912000 to 2009
  • 4,8031990 to 1999
  • 12,3961980 to 1989
  • 6,7301970 to 1979
  • 3,6421960 to 1969
  • 3,1201950 to 1959
  • 1,9171940 to 1949
  • 12,0901939 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
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Grafton County, New Hampshire
  • 2001 room
  • 1622 rooms
  • 7203 rooms
  • 2,6384 rooms
  • 4,5585 rooms
  • 4,4036 rooms
  • 4,3367 rooms
  • 2,9538 rooms
  • 3,4089+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Grafton County, New Hampshire
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Grafton County, New Hampshire
  • 6181 room
  • 8152 rooms
  • 2,1803 rooms
  • 3,8194 rooms
  • 9045 rooms
  • 8846 rooms
  • 3857 rooms
  • 2828 rooms
  • 4079+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Grafton County, New Hampshire
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Grafton County, New Hampshire
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Grafton County, New Hampshire
  • 200no bedroom
  • 8291 bedroom
  • 6,0062 bedrooms
  • 11,0703 bedrooms
  • 4,1404 bedrooms
  • 1,1335+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Grafton County, New Hampshire
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Grafton County, New Hampshire
  • 664no bedroom
  • 3,1211 bedroom
  • 4,6102 bedrooms
  • 1,2713 bedrooms
  • 2484 bedrooms
  • 3805+ 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
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Grafton County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 648no vehicle
  • 5,3511 vehicle
  • 11,1102 vehicles
  • 4,4743 vehicles
  • 1,3024 vehicles
  • 4935+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Grafton County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Grafton County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 1,387no vehicle
  • 6,1001 vehicle
  • 2,0702 vehicles
  • 6743 vehicles
  • 634 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

83.4% of Grafton County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 36% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 32% lived in New Hampshire.

Grafton County:

83.4%
State average:

85.2%

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

  • This state: 36,893
  • Other state: 45,398
  • Northeast: 32,147
  • Midwest: 4,832
  • South: 5,806
  • West: 2,613
Year householders moved into unit in Grafton County, NH
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Grafton County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 48.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 21.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 19.9%Wood
  • 3.9%Electricity
  • 3.2%Utility gas
  • 2.7%Other fuel
  • 0.2%Solar energy
  • 0.1%Coal or coke
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 42.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 35.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 12.8%Electricity
  • 3.4%Utility gas
  • 2.7%No fuel used
  • 2.5%Other fuel
  • 1.2%Wood

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 404
Here:

5.7%
New Hampshire:

9.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 720
Here:

21.4%
New Hampshire:

12.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 3,814
Here:

49.8%
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

Grafton County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $2,574,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $834,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare Institutions: $14,152,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,300,000
    General - Other: $2,676,000
    Police Protection: $2,405,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,125,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $944,000
    Central Staff Services: $750,000
    Financial Administration: $656,000
    General Public Buildings: $328,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,224,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare: $7,640,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $33,355,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $30,885,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,470,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,110,000
    Interest Earnings: $28,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,400,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $11,698,000
    Other: $1,045,000
  • Tax - Property: $22,372,000

Grafton County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $2,574,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $834,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare Institutions: $14,152,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,300,000
    General - Other: $2,676,000
    Police Protection: $2,405,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,125,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $944,000
    Central Staff Services: $750,000
    Financial Administration: $656,000
    General Public Buildings: $328,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,224,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare: $7,640,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $33,355,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $30,885,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,470,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,110,000
    Interest Earnings: $28,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,400,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $11,698,000
    Other: $1,045,000
  • Tax - Property: $22,372,000

Grafton County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $2,574,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $834,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare Institutions: $14,152,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,300,000
    General - Other: $2,676,000
    Police Protection: $2,405,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,125,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $944,000
    Central Staff Services: $750,000
    Financial Administration: $656,000
    General Public Buildings: $328,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,224,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare: $7,640,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $33,355,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $30,885,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,470,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,110,000
    Interest Earnings: $28,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,400,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $11,698,000
    Other: $1,045,000
  • Tax - Property: $22,372,000

Grafton County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $2,574,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $834,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare Institutions: $14,152,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,300,000
    General - Other: $2,676,000
    Police Protection: $2,405,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,125,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $944,000
    Central Staff Services: $750,000
    Financial Administration: $656,000
    General Public Buildings: $328,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,224,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare: $7,640,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $33,355,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $30,885,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,470,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,110,000
    Interest Earnings: $28,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,400,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $11,698,000
    Other: $1,045,000
  • Tax - Property: $22,372,000

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
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"