Belknap County, NH Demographics

Overview for Belknap County, NH
Part of: Laconia NH, Micropolitan Area
Part of: Boston-Worcester-Manchester MA-RI-NH, Combined Statistical Area

Belknap County is one of about 3,141 counties and county equivalents in the United States. It has 401.3 sq. miles in land area and a population density of 153.4 per square mile. In the last three decades of the 1900s its population grew by 74.0%. On the 2000 census form, 98.9% of the population reported only one race, with 0.3% of these reporting African-American. The population of this county is 0.7% Hispanic (of any race). The average household size is 2.45 persons compared to an average family size of 2.91 persons.

In 2005 retail trade was the largest of 20 major sectors. It had an average wage per job of $25,616. Per capita income grew by 20.0% between 1994 and 2004 (adjusted for inflation).

County Map

Map of Belknap County, NH

Census and Job Statistics

People & Income Census
(By Place of Residence)
Value Industry Statistics (2005)
(By Place of Work)
Value
Population (2005) 61,547 Covered Employment 26,936
   Growth (%) since 1990 25.1%    Avg wage per job $33,099
Households (2000) 22,459 Manufacturing – % all jobs in County 13.5%
Labor Force (persons) (2005) 32,191    Avg wage per job $40,432
Unemployment Rate (2005) 3.3 Transportation & Warehousing – % all jobs in County D
Per Capita Personal Income (2004) $33,351    Avg wage per job D
Median Household Income (2003) $46,825 Health Care, Social Assist. – % all jobs in County D
Poverty Rate (2003) 7.3    Avg wage per job D
H.S. Diploma or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 85.7 Finance and Insurance – % all jobs in County 2.0%
Bachelor’s Deg. or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 23.3    Avg wage per job $46,230