Cheshire County, NH Demographics

Overview for Cheshire County, NH
Part of: Keene NH, Micropolitan Area

Cheshire County is one of about 3,141 counties and county equivalents in the United States. It has 707.4 sq. miles in land area and a population density of 109.3 per square mile. In the last three decades of the 1900s its population grew by 41.0%. On the 2000 census form, 99.1% of the population reported only one race, with 0.4% of these reporting African-American. The population of this county is 0.7% Hispanic (of any race). The average household size is 2.47 persons compared to an average family size of 2.96 persons.

In 2005 manufacturing was the largest of 20 major sectors. It had an average wage per job of $44,081. Per capita income grew by 19.3% between 1994 and 2004 (adjusted for inflation).

County Map

Map of Cheshire County, NH

Census and Job Statistics

People & Income Census
(By Place of Residence)
Value Industry Statistics (2005)
(By Place of Work)
Value
Population (2005) 77,287 Covered Employment 33,994
   Growth (%) since 1990 10.2%    Avg wage per job $34,123
Households (2000) 28,299 Manufacturing – % all jobs in County 17.5%
Labor Force (persons) (2005) 41,947    Avg wage per job $44,081
Unemployment Rate (2005) 3.2 Transportation & Warehousing – % all jobs in County D
Per Capita Personal Income (2004) $32,306    Avg wage per job D
Median Household Income (2003) $45,094 Health Care, Social Assist. – % all jobs in County 10.7%
Poverty Rate (2003) 7.2    Avg wage per job $33,238
H.S. Diploma or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 86.2 Finance and Insurance – % all jobs in County 5.3%
Bachelor’s Deg. or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 26.6    Avg wage per job $49,480