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Merrimack County, New Hampshire (NH)

County population in 2021: 155,238 (45% urban, 55% rural); it was 136,225 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 29,583
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 11,103
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 36,048
Renter-occupied apartments: 16,383 (it was 15,795 in 2000)
% of renters here:

30%
State:

29%

Land area: 934 sq. mi.

Water area: 22.1 sq. mi.

Population density: 166 people per square mile   (high).

March 2019 cost of living index in Merrimack County: 112.8 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (26.8%), Retail trade (11.7%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (11.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 79%
  • Government: 16%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 5%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Merrimack County, NH (2021)
    • 140,24890.3%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 5,6393.6%Two or more races
    • 3,9212.5%Hispanic or Latino
    • 2,5721.7%Asian alone
    • 2,3241.5%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 4260.3%Some other race alone
    • 1080.07%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
Median resident age:

42.9 years
New Hampshire median age:

43.1 years
Males: 77,019  (49.6%)
Females: 78,219  (50.4%)
Average household size:
Merrimack County:

2.0 people
New Hampshire:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2021: $80,918 ($48,522 in 1999)
This county:

$80,918
New Hampshire:

$88,465

Median contract rent in 2021 for apartments: $1,041 (lower quartile is $796, upper quartile is $1,256)
This county:

$1041
State:

$1141


Estimated median house or condo value in 2021: $304,900 (it was $115,100 in 2000)
Merrimack:

$304,900
New Hampshire:

$345,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $215,200 - $426,700

Mean price in 2021:

Detached houses: $347,692
Here:

$347,692
State:

$409,635

Townhouses or other attached units: $266,882
Here:

$266,882
State:

$342,175

In 2-unit structures: $258,145
Here:

$258,145
State:

$286,969

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $284,339
Here:

$284,339
State:

$350,221

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $206,227
Here:

$206,227
State:

$280,341

Mobile homes: $87,771
Here:

$87,771
State:

$95,399

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,903
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $842

Institutionalized population: 3,155

Crime in 2021 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 0
  • Burglaries: 0
  • Thefts: 1
  • Auto thefts: 0

Crime in 2020 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 0
  • Burglaries: 0
  • Thefts: 0
  • Auto thefts: 0
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Health of residents in Merrimack 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.
78.4% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
49.9% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
78.8% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is about average.
77.4% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is more than average.
Average weight of males is 194 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 162 pounds. This is about average.
34.7% of residents keep firearms around their homes. This is more than average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2021: 371 buildings, average cost: $276,100
  • 2020: 345 buildings, average cost: $267,600
  • 2019: 297 buildings, average cost: $303,500
  • 2018: 262 buildings, average cost: $290,100
  • 2017: 287 buildings, average cost: $263,900
  • 2016: 241 buildings, average cost: $225,200
  • 2015: 227 buildings, average cost: $224,800
  • 2014: 221 buildings, average cost: $226,300
  • 2013: 193 buildings, average cost: $201,500
  • 2012: 115 buildings, average cost: $216,900
  • 2011: 113 buildings, average cost: $221,200
  • 2010: 178 buildings, average cost: $184,500
  • 2009: 160 buildings, average cost: $214,100
  • 2008: 261 buildings, average cost: $198,000
  • 2007: 435 buildings, average cost: $163,700
  • 2006: 567 buildings, average cost: $213,800
  • 2005: 824 buildings, average cost: $183,800
  • 2004: 927 buildings, average cost: $194,900
  • 2003: 857 buildings, average cost: $162,800
  • 2002: 955 buildings, average cost: $161,800
  • 2001: 810 buildings, average cost: $159,500
  • 2000: 688 buildings, average cost: $142,900
  • 1999: 619 buildings, average cost: $118,900
  • 1998: 554 buildings, average cost: $113,800
  • 1997: 509 buildings, average cost: $96,900
Number of permits per 10,000 Merrimack, NH residents
Average permit cost in Merrimack, NH
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2021: $6,445 (2.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2021: $5,700 (2.0%)

Distribution of median household income in Merrimack, NH in 2021
Distribution of house value in Merrimack, NH in 2021
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Merrimack, NH in 2021
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2021: 9.8%
Merrimack County:

9.8%
New Hampshire:

7.2%
(9.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 12.4% for Black residents, 13.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 12.9% for American Indian residents, 50.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 1.2% for other race residents, 12.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2021: 42.9 years old
(Males: 41.5 years old, Females: 43.9 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44.6 years old, Black residents: 26.6 years old, American Indian residents: 64.0 years old, Asian residents: 34.2 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 32.4 years old, Other race residents: 35.4 years old)

Area name: Merrimack County, NH
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Merrimack County is $624 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $815 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1007 a month.

Cities in this county include: Concord, Franklin, Bow, Pembroke, Hopkinton, Suncook, South Hooksett, Allenstown, Northfield, Loudon.

Merrimack County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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Neighboring counties: Lincoln County, Maine , Schenectady County, New York .

Unemployment in March 2023:
Here:

1.8%
New Hampshire:

2.2%

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

Current college students: 8,216
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: 37.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 5,520 (51.4% naturalized citizens)

Merrimack County:

3.6%
Whole state:

5.9%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 2,0242010 or later
  • 2,1992000 to 2009
  • 1,0861990 to 1999
  • 7151980 to 1989
  • 4651970 to 1979
  • 1,686Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 69.0%

Merrimack County marital status for males Merrimack County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 42,380
  • One, attached: 2,799
  • Two: 4,019
  • 3 or 4: 3,668
  • 5 to 9: 2,900
  • 10 to 19: 1,721
  • 20 to 49: 3,240
  • 50 or more: 1,202
  • Mobile homes: 4,160
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 16

Housing units in Merrimack County with a mortgage: 27,005 (2,551 second mortgage, 162 home equity loan, 2,118 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,035

Here:

96.4% with mortgage
State:

95.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Merrimack County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic24,6547
Mainline Protestant12,79151
Evangelical Protestant5,19536
Other2,09715
Orthodox5802
None101,128-
Merrimack 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: 27
Merrimack County:

1.82 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Here:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
New Hampshire:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 18
This county:

1.22 / 10,000 pop.
New Hampshire:

1.78 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 65
Merrimack County:

4.39 / 10,000 pop.
New Hampshire:

4.02 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 115
This county:

7.77 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.70 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Merrimack County:

7.4%
New Hampshire:

7.6%

Adult obesity rate:
Merrimack County:

23.8%
State:

24.4%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.9%
State:

15.9%

Agriculture in Merrimack County:

Average size of farms: 158 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $81,996
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $2435.41
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 73.87%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 17.27%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $76,364
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 17.66%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 5.05%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $47,705
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 84.46%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 7.02
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 41.20%
Vegetables: 395 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 275 acres

Earthquake activity:

Merrimack County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above New Hampshire state average. It is 71% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 ML, Depth: 3.0 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 133.5 miles away from Merrimack 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 143.3 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 15.5 miles away from the county center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW) earthquake occurred 133.2 miles away from the county center
On 10/16/2012 at 23:12:25, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 ML, Depth: 10.0 mi) earthquake occurred 54.0 miles away from Merrimack County center
On 8/21/1996 at 07:54:14, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 64.3 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 Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4516-NH: April 3, 2020, FEMA Id: 4516, Natural disaster type: Other
  • New Hampshire Severe Storm And Flooding, Incident Period: October 29, 2017 - November 1, 2017, FEMA Id: 4355, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • New Hampshire Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: February 08, 2013 to February 11, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4105: March 19, 2013, FEMA Id: 4105, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • 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 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 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: September 06, 2008 to September 07, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1799: October 03, 2008, FEMA Id: 1799, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 17 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Merrimack County (27) is a lot greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 9

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 13, Floods: 12, Winter Storms: 4, Snowstorms: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Snows: 2, Blizzard: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2021 - Merrimack

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 58,752 (71.1%)
  • Carpooled: 5,927 (7.2%)
  • Bus: 93 (0.1%)
  • Subway or elevated rail: 52 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 655 (0.8%)
  • Bicycle: 188 (0.2%)
  • Walked: 1,832 (2.2%)
  • Worked at home: 13,850 (16.8%)
Class of Workers in 2021
Most common industries in 2021 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2021


  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2021


  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)

Most common occupations in 2021 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2021


  • Management occupations (14%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2021


  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Canada (13%)
  • Nepal (5%)
  • Other South Central Asia (5%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (5%)
  • India (4%)
  • Korea (3%)
  • Philippines (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Merrimack County


  • English (19%)
  • Irish (14%)
  • French Canadian (10%)
  • American (10%)
  • French (except Basque) (9%)
  • Italian (5%)
  • German (4%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

  • 2,462 people in college/university student housing
  • 1,766 people in state prisons
  • 1,018 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 314 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 250 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 181 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 132 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 59 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 51 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 44 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 40 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 10 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 8 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)

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

  • 2,168 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 1,642 people in state prisons
  • 1,314 people in nursing homes
  • 269 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 198 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 150 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 147 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 76 people in other group homes
  • 55 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 50 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 48 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 42 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 33 people in halfway houses
  • 30 people in religious group quarters
  • 21 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 21 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 9 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 9 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 9 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 6 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 5 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2020 was $89,284.

8.03% of this county's 2021 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2020 ($81,622 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.03%
New Hampshire average:

7.66%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.85% relocated from other counties in New Hampshire ($38,887 average AGI)
3.18% relocated from other states ($42,736 average AGI)
Merrimack County:

3.18%
New Hampshire average:

4.81%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2020 and 2021:
from Hillsborough County, NH  2.32% ($66,147 average AGI)
from Rockingham County, NH  0.79% ($75,153)
from Belknap County, NH  0.73% ($48,490)
from Grafton County, NH  0.35% ($66,602)
from Middlesex County, MA  0.32% ($100,199)
from Strafford County, NH  0.27% ($50,374)
from Essex County, MA  0.20% ($166,061)


6.89% of this county's 2020 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2021 ($70,033 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.89%
New Hampshire average:

6.80%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.05% relocated to other counties in New Hampshire ($37,963 average AGI)
2.84% relocated to other states ($32,070 average AGI)
Merrimack County:

2.84%
New Hampshire average:

3.93%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2020 and 2021:
to Hillsborough County, NH  1.67% ($61,274 average AGI)
to Belknap County, NH  0.78% ($63,692)
to Rockingham County, NH  0.62% ($74,013)
to Grafton County, NH  0.30% ($69,851)
to Strafford County, NH  0.23% ($48,013)
to Sullivan County, NH  0.21% ($75,259)
to Middlesex County, MA  0.14% ($70,820)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.6
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2009: 10.6
Births per 1000 population from 2010 to 2019: 9.0

Births per 1000 population in Merrimack County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2009: 8.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2010 to 2019: 9.1

Deaths per 1000 population in Merrimack County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 6.9%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 2.3%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Merrimack County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Merrimack County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Merrimack County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Merrimack County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Merrimack County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Merrimack County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 22,467 (18,192 aged, 4,275 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,748 (5%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Merrimack County, New Hampshire in 1999 - 2019:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (2,026)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,473)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,273)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (1,184)
  • Unspecified dementia (1,175)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (856)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (763)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (687)
  • Congestive heart failure (502)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (475)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 6%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.06
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 9,025
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 212
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 50,991

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,026
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 864
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 7

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 55
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 93

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 17
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 133.2. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 62.1
  • Suffocation - 38.1
  • Poisoning - 25.0
  • Other - 8.0

Household type by relationship:

Households: 155,238
  • Male householders: 28,595 (6,512 living alone), Female householders: 30,138 (8,191 living alone)
  • 29,318 spouses (29,026 opposite-sex spouses), 5,636 unmarried partners, (5,520 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 37,012 children (34,446 natural, 826 adopted, 1,740 stepchildren), 3,502 grandchildren, 2,308 brothers or sisters, 4,108 parents, 0 foster children, 2,424 other relatives, 6,324 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 5,873

Size of family households: 19,622 2-persons, 7,879 3-persons, 7,335 4-persons, 2,602 5-persons, 1,132 6-persons, 828 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 14,703 1-person, 4,147 2-persons, 443 3-persons, 42 4-persons.

17,652 married couples with children.
7,918 single-parent households (3,079 men, 4,839 women).

94.5% of residents of Merrimack speak English at home.
1.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (85% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 3% speak English not well).
3.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (62% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.8% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (75% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak other language at home (53% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 12% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $1,026,537,000 ($7,053 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $57,391,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $314,430,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $133,452,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $2,115,000
Federal grants: $496,576,000
Federal procurement contracts: $28,647,000 ($9,967,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $51,317,000 ($9,800,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $3,741,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $43,542,000
Federal Government insurance: $52,574,000

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

Births: 7,899
Here:

54 per 1000 residents
State:

57 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 6,123
Here:

42 per 1000 residents
State:

39 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +834
Here:

+6 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +8,238
Here:

+56 per 1000 residents
State:

+31 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Merrimack County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 8.84 millions of gallons per day (34% from ground, 66% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.4
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.0
State:

4.1

Year house built in Merrimack County, New Hampshire
  • Year house built in Merrimack County, New Hampshire
  • 4082020 or later
  • 4,3302010 to 2019
  • 7,7732000 to 2009
  • 5,6071990 to 1999
  • 11,3371980 to 1989
  • 8,5351970 to 1979
  • 4,9211960 to 1969
  • 3,5001950 to 1959
  • 2,8061940 to 1949
  • 16,8881939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Merrimack County, New Hampshire
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Merrimack County, New Hampshire
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Merrimack County, New Hampshire
  • 3111 room
  • 3102 rooms
  • 1,0743 rooms
  • 3,9964 rooms
  • 8,0815 rooms
  • 8,4466 rooms
  • 6,2417 rooms
  • 6,0098 rooms
  • 8,3779+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Merrimack County, New Hampshire
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Merrimack County, New Hampshire
  • 2981 room
  • 9892 rooms
  • 4,3423 rooms
  • 5,1194 rooms
  • 2,3645 rooms
  • 1,6156 rooms
  • 3887 rooms
  • 3638 rooms
  • 4109+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Merrimack County, New Hampshire
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Merrimack County, New Hampshire
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Merrimack County, New Hampshire
  • 360no bedroom
  • 1,2951 bedroom
  • 9,0742 bedrooms
  • 23,0193 bedrooms
  • 7,8874 bedrooms
  • 1,2105+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Merrimack County, New Hampshire
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Merrimack County, New Hampshire
  • 347no bedroom
  • 5,5031 bedroom
  • 7,8482 bedrooms
  • 1,6903 bedrooms
  • 1774 bedrooms
  • 3235+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Merrimack County, New Hampshire in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Merrimack County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Merrimack County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 573no vehicle
  • 8,6091 vehicle
  • 19,3112 vehicles
  • 9,3843 vehicles
  • 3,6334 vehicles
  • 1,3355+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Merrimack County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Merrimack County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 2,346no vehicle
  • 7,6381 vehicle
  • 5,2202 vehicles
  • 5353 vehicles
  • 814 vehicles
  • 685+ vehicles

88.5% of Merrimack County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 30% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 60% lived in New Hampshire.

Merrimack County:

88.5%
State average:

87.2%

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

  • This state: 85,824
  • Other state: 62,873
  • Northeast: 44,889
  • Midwest: 5,544
  • South: 7,587
  • West: 4,853
Year householders moved into unit in Merrimack County, NH
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Merrimack County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 39.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 23.1%Utility gas
  • 21.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 10.2%Wood
  • 3.6%Electricity
  • 1.3%Other fuel
  • 0.5%Coal or coke
  • 0.4%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 35.8%Electricity
  • 33.9%Utility gas
  • 17.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 8.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.1%No fuel used
  • 1.3%Other fuel
  • 0.9%Wood

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,349
Here:

10.9%
New Hampshire:

12.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 1,150
Here:

14.2%
New Hampshire:

10.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 4,665
Here:

52.3%
New Hampshire:

40.0%

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

Merrimack County government finances - Expenditure in 2020:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,254,000
  • Charges - Other: $26,833,000
    Other: $9,874,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $1,150,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare Institutions: $47,210,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $31,528,000
    General - Other: $14,993,000
    Correctional Institutions: $14,675,000
    Correctional Institutions: $14,413,000
    General - Other: $10,141,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,790,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,556,000
    Police Protection: $3,676,000
    General Public Buildings: $3,490,000
    Police Protection: $3,481,000
    General Public Buildings: $3,264,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,714,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,496,000
    Financial Administration: $1,347,000
    Financial Administration: $1,261,000
    Parks and Recreation: $979,000
    Health - Other: $436,000
    Health - Other: $374,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $198,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,638,000
    Interest on Debt: $1,528,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $51,703,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $48,025,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $44,375,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $40,735,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,678,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,640,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,559,000
    General Revenue - Other: $459,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $16,561,000
    Cash and Securities: $13,725,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $34,147,000
    Public Welfare: $30,659,000
    Other: $1,465,000
    Other: $584,000
    Housing and Community Development: $498,000
  • Tax - Property: $46,966,000
    Property: $45,874,000

Merrimack County government finances - Revenue in 2020:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,254,000
  • Charges - Other: $26,833,000
    Other: $9,874,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $1,150,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare Institutions: $47,210,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $31,528,000
    General - Other: $14,993,000
    Correctional Institutions: $14,675,000
    Correctional Institutions: $14,413,000
    General - Other: $10,141,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,790,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,556,000
    Police Protection: $3,676,000
    General Public Buildings: $3,490,000
    Police Protection: $3,481,000
    General Public Buildings: $3,264,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,714,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,496,000
    Financial Administration: $1,347,000
    Financial Administration: $1,261,000
    Parks and Recreation: $979,000
    Health - Other: $436,000
    Health - Other: $374,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $198,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,638,000
    Interest on Debt: $1,528,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $51,703,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $48,025,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $44,375,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $40,735,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,678,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,640,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,559,000
    General Revenue - Other: $459,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $16,561,000
    Cash and Securities: $13,725,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $34,147,000
    Public Welfare: $30,659,000
    Other: $1,465,000
    Other: $584,000
    Housing and Community Development: $498,000
  • Tax - Property: $46,966,000
    Property: $45,874,000

Merrimack County government finances - Debt in 2020:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,254,000
  • Charges - Other: $26,833,000
    Other: $9,874,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $1,150,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare Institutions: $47,210,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $31,528,000
    General - Other: $14,993,000
    Correctional Institutions: $14,675,000
    Correctional Institutions: $14,413,000
    General - Other: $10,141,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,790,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,556,000
    Police Protection: $3,676,000
    General Public Buildings: $3,490,000
    Police Protection: $3,481,000
    General Public Buildings: $3,264,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,714,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,496,000
    Financial Administration: $1,347,000
    Financial Administration: $1,261,000
    Parks and Recreation: $979,000
    Health - Other: $436,000
    Health - Other: $374,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $198,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,638,000
    Interest on Debt: $1,528,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $51,703,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $48,025,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $44,375,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $40,735,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,678,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,640,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,559,000
    General Revenue - Other: $459,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $16,561,000
    Cash and Securities: $13,725,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $34,147,000
    Public Welfare: $30,659,000
    Other: $1,465,000
    Other: $584,000
    Housing and Community Development: $498,000
  • Tax - Property: $46,966,000
    Property: $45,874,000

Merrimack County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2020:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,254,000
  • Charges - Other: $26,833,000
    Other: $9,874,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $1,150,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare Institutions: $47,210,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $31,528,000
    General - Other: $14,993,000
    Correctional Institutions: $14,675,000
    Correctional Institutions: $14,413,000
    General - Other: $10,141,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,790,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,556,000
    Police Protection: $3,676,000
    General Public Buildings: $3,490,000
    Police Protection: $3,481,000
    General Public Buildings: $3,264,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,714,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,496,000
    Financial Administration: $1,347,000
    Financial Administration: $1,261,000
    Parks and Recreation: $979,000
    Health - Other: $436,000
    Health - Other: $374,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $198,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,638,000
    Interest on Debt: $1,528,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $51,703,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $48,025,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $44,375,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $40,735,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,678,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,640,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,559,000
    General Revenue - Other: $459,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $16,561,000
    Cash and Securities: $13,725,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $34,147,000
    Public Welfare: $30,659,000
    Other: $1,465,000
    Other: $584,000
    Housing and Community Development: $498,000
  • Tax - Property: $46,966,000
    Property: $45,874,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,739
  • Number of aged recipients: 59
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,680
  • Number of recipients under 18: 256
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,332
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 151
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 600
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 848
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2003
(Based on 3 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED21$158,571386$166,9431,271$139,96889$40,8312$210,00043$120,116
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$170,50033$159,061167$127,86213$64,3850$03$136,333
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$077$115,429331$136,39937$43,7030$09$111,111
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN5$150,40034$152,559227$137,30814$42,2860$08$124,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$71,00011$149,90942$147,1902$21,5000$01$150,000
Choose year:  2003 2002 2001 2000 1999
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2003
(Based on 3 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED141$186,30564$170,8134$152,250
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED13$246,61517$214,1180$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$01$176,0000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$238,0005$202,0000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0
Choose year:  2003 2002 2001 2000 1999
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Merrimack, NH
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Merrimack, NH - Value
Most common first names in Merrimack County, NH among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John83374.4 years
Mary75181.6 years
Robert71272.4 years
William66774.9 years
George52876.7 years
Dorothy45579.9 years
Ruth45482.5 years
Helen44082.7 years
Charles43777.0 years
James41073.6 years
Most common last names in Merrimack County, NH among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith30077.7 years
Brown17978.5 years
Johnson15878.9 years
Davis15478.0 years
Clark14477.7 years
Jones11478.1 years
Martin10176.7 years
Anderson9677.9 years
Chase9476.2 years
Young9078.0 years
Businesses in Merrimack County, NH
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1Long John Silver's1
AT&T1Lowe's2
Abercrombie & Fitch1Marriott4
Ace Hardware6Marshalls1
Advance Auto Parts3MasterBrand Cabinets18
Aeropostale1Maurices1
American Eagle Outfitters1McDonald's8
Applebee's2Men's Wearhouse1
AutoZone2New Balance3
Bath & Body Works1New York & Co1
Bed Bath & Beyond2Nike4
Best Western2Nissan1
Blockbuster1Old Navy1
Burger King3Olive Garden1
CVS4Outback1
Carson Pirie Scott1Outback Steakhouse1
Charlotte Russe1Panera Bread1
Chevrolet2Payless2
Chico's1Penske1
Circle K9PetSmart1
Coldwater Creek1Pizza Hut2
Comfort Inn1RadioShack4
Curves3Red Roof Inn1
DHL1Rite Aid7
Days Inn1Ruby Tuesday1
Decora Cabinetry4Sam's Club1
DressBarn1Sears4
Dunkin Donuts28Shaw's4
Fashion Bug2Spencer Gifts1
FedEx27Sprint Nextel2
Finish Line1Staples2
Ford3Starbucks1
GNC5Subaru1
GameStop3Subway7
Gap1T-Mobile5
Goodwill6T.G.I. Driday's1
H&R Block6T.J.Maxx1
Hilton1Taco Bell2
Holiday Inn1Talbots1
Home Depot2Target2
Honda1The Room Place1
Hot Topic1Toys"R"Us2
Hyundai1True Value1
JCPenney1U-Haul12
JoS. A. Bank1U.S. Cellular3
Jones New York3UPS32
Journeys1Verizon Wireless1
KFC3Victoria's Secret1
Kmart1Walgreens2
Kohl's1Walmart2
Lane Bryant1Wendy's2
Lane Furniture2YMCA2
LensCrafters1

Merrimack County on our top lists:

  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the best general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #88 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"