County population in 2012: 43,074 (36% urban, 64% rural); it was 40,458 in 2000 County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 8,721 County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 4,400 County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 11,915 Renter-occupied apartments: 5,005 (it was 4,615 in 2000)
% of renters here:
Land area: 537 sq. mi. Water area: 14.5 sq. mi.
Population density: 81 people per square mile
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Sullivan County: 101.2 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (26.6%), Manufacturing (16.8%), Retail trade (12.8%).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $3,504 (1.9%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $3,411 (2.0%)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 10.3%
(9.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 16.7% for Black residents, 26.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 48.7% for American Indian residents, 86.7% for other race residents, 6.1% for two or more races residents) Median age of residents in 2010: 43 years old
(Males: 43 years old, Females: 44 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44 years old, Black residents: 32 years old, American Indian residents: 40 years old, Asian residents: 33 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 22 years old, Other race residents: 27 years old)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
Area name: Sullivan County, NH Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Sullivan County is $533 a month. Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $679 a month. Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $920 a month.
Notable locations in this county outside city limits:
Notable locations in Sullivan County: Sunapee Station (A), Pratts Corners (B), Camp Coniston (YMCA) (C), Barrett Four Corners (D), Riverview Farm (E), Sugar Springs Farm (F), Wildwood Forest Campground (G), Roby Corners (H), Rand Pond Campground (I), Croydon Four Corners (J), Loon Island Lighthouse (K), Eastman Ski Area (L), Eastman Golf Link (M), Dexters Nordic Ski Center (N), Crows Nest Campground (O), Camp Soangetaha (P), Condon Cor (Q), Charlestown Ambulance Service (R), Springfield Volunteer Fire and Rescue (S), Goshen Fire Department (T). Display/hide their locations on the map
Churches in Sullivan County include: Trinity Church (A), Plainfield Community Baptist Church (B), Goshen Community Church (C), Grantham United Methodist Church (D), Langdon Congregational Church (E), Langdon Meeting House (F), Miner Memorial Chapel (G), First Baptist Church of Cornish (H), Sunapee Community Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Cemeteries: Daniels Cemetery (1), Penniman Cemetery (2), Eastman Cemetery (3), Huggin Cemetery (4), Raynis-Ford Cemetery (5), Westgate-Peterson Cemetery (6), Mill Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map
Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Anderson Pond (A), Bacon Pond (B), Baptist Pond (C), Barden Pond (D), Barney Pond (E), Barrett Pond (F), Bear Pond (G), Beaver Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map
Streams, rivers, and creeks: Tracy Brook (A), Hackett Brook (B), Swett Brook (C), Stroing Brook (D), Stone Brook (E), Stocker Brook (F), Spring Brook (G), Trask Brook (H), Smith Brook (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Parks in Sullivan County include: Washington Common Historic District (1), Washington Common (2), Spaulding Wildlife Management Area (3), Newport Town Common (4), Gordon State Wildlife Management Area (5), Cornish State Wildlife Management Area (6), Chase Island State Wildlife Management Area (7), Gallop Marsh State Wildlife Management Area (8), Saint Gaudens National Historic Site (9). Display/hide their locations on the map
Average size of farms: 149 acres Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $49,328 Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $447.11 The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 13.96% The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 67.23% Average total farm production expenses per farm: $46,053 Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 24.30% Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 1.13% Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $53,408 The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 86.78% Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 14.36 Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 46.10% Vegetables: 220 harvested acres Land in orchards: 54 acres
Sullivan County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below New Hampshire state average. It is 4.5 times below overall U.S. average.
Sullivan County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below New Hampshire state average. It is 80% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 34.3 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 67.2 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 73.3 miles away from the county center On 10/2/1994 at 11:27:22, a magnitude 3.7 (3.5 LG, 3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 69.0 miles away from Sullivan County center On 10/6/1992 at 15:38:04, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 33.7 miles away from the county center On 10/2/1994 at 14:36:36, a magnitude 3.3 (3.1 LG, 3.3 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 68.1 miles away from the county center Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD)
Most recent natural disasters:
New Hampshire Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: February 23, 2010 to March 3, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1892): March 29, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1892, 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: FEMA-EM-3297, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
New Hampshire Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 11, 2008 to December 23, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1812): January 2, 2009, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1812, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
New Hampshire Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: April 15, 2007 to April 23, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1695): April 27, 2007, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1695, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
New Hampshire Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: October 7, 2005 to October 18, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1610): October 26, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1610, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
New Hampshire Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3258): September 19, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3258, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
New Hampshire Snow, Incident Period: March 11, 2005 to March 12, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3211): April 28, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3211, Natural disaster type: Snow
New Hampshire Snow, Incident Period: February 10, 2005 to February 11, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3208): March 30, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3208, Natural disaster type: Snow
New Hampshire Snow, Incident Period: January 22, 2005 to January 23, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3207): March 30, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3207, Natural disaster type: Snow
New Hampshire Snow, Incident Period: December 6, 2003 to December 7, 2003, Emergency Declared (EM-3193): January 15, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3193, Natural disaster type: Snow
10 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.
The number of natural disasters in Sullivan County (20) is a lot greater than the US average (12). Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13 Emergencies Declared: 7
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 10, Snows: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.1 Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.2
Births per 1000 population in Sullivan County
Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.0 Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.6
Deaths per 1000 population in Sullivan County
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.3 Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Sullivan County
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 7,309 (6,182 aged, 1,127 disabled) Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8% Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%
Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.35 Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 3781.580 Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 65.93 Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 30127.86
General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 957.230 Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1043.190 Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 4.65
Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 39.97 Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 58.08
Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 6.97
Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 137.3. This is more than state average.
Mechanisms of suicide:
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
Firearm - 89.3
Other - 48.1
Household type by relationship:
In family households: 35,316 (8,322 male householders, 3,703 female householders)
9,292 spouses, 10,851 children (9,806 natural, 327 adopted, 718 stepchildren), 690 grandchildren, 217 brothers or sisters, 323 parents, 268 other relatives, 1,423 non-relatives
In nonfamily households: 7,725 (3,004 male householders (2,189 living alone)), 3,097 female householders (2,537 living alone)), 1,624 nonrelatives
In group quarters: 701 (364 institutionalized population)
Size of family households: 6,071 2-persons, 2,575 3-persons, 2,139 4-persons, 783 5-persons, 322 6-persons, 135 7-or-more-persons.
95.6% of residents of Sullivan County speak English at home.
0.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (66% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
3.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (77% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (46% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 33% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (64% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 15% speak English not well).
In fiscal year 2004:
Federal Government expenditure: $255,271,000 ($6011 per capita) Department of Defense expenditure: $6,746,000 Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $141,841,000 Federal other direct payments to individuals: $44,077,000 Federal direct payments not to individuals: $283,000 Federal grants: $60,120,000 Federal procurement contracts: $2,242,000 ($367,000 Department of Defense) Federal salaries and wages: $6,708,000 ($26,000 Department of Defense) Federal Government direct loans: $1,078,000 Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $9,168,000 Federal Government insurance: $12,609,000
Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:
57 per 1000 residents
57 per 1000 residents
47 per 1000 residents
39 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: +121
+3 per 1000 residents
+8 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: +2,047
+48 per 1000 residents
+31 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Sullivan County
Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.84 millions of gallons per day (26% from ground, 74% from surface)
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Year house built
2005 or later: 285
2000 to 2004: 804
1990 to 1999: 2,177
1980 to 1989: 4,040
1970 to 1979: 3,596
1960 to 1969: 1,681
1950 to 1959: 1,757
1940 to 1949: 953
1939 or earlier: 6,222
Rooms in houses/apartments in Sullivan County, New Hampshire
60% of Sullivan County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago. Out of people who lived in different houses, 56% lived in this county. Out of people who lived in different counties, 34% lived in New Hampshire.
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 21283
Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $99,300
Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%
Year Householders Moved Into Unit:
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Sullivan County