Coos County, NH Demographics

Overview for Coos County, NH
Part of: Berlin NH-VT, Micropolitan Area

Coos County is one of about 3,141 counties and county equivalents in the United States. It has 1,800.4 sq. miles in land area and a population density of 18.7 per square mile. In the last three decades of the 1900s its population declined by 3.4%. On the 2000 census form, 99.0% of the population reported only one race, with 0.1% of these reporting African-American. The population of this county is 0.6% Hispanic (of any race). The average household size is 2.33 persons compared to an average family size of 2.82 persons.

In 2005 health care and social assistance was the largest of 20 major sectors. It had an average wage per job of $32,580. Per capita income grew by 18.4% between 1994 and 2004 (adjusted for inflation).

County Map

Map of Coos County, NH

Census and Job Statistics

People & Income Census
(By Place of Residence)
Value Industry Statistics (2005)
(By Place of Work)
Value
Population (2005) 33,655 Covered Employment 14,020
   Growth (%) since 1990 -3.4%    Avg wage per job $28,923
Households (2000) 13,961 Manufacturing – % all jobs in County 12.9%
Labor Force (persons) (2005) 16,797    Avg wage per job $42,291
Unemployment Rate (2005) 4.1 Transportation & Warehousing – % all jobs in County D
Per Capita Personal Income (2004) $28,884    Avg wage per job D
Median Household Income (2003) $35,201 Health Care, Social Assist. – % all jobs in County D
Poverty Rate (2003) 9.7    Avg wage per job D
H.S. Diploma or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 76.9 Finance and Insurance – % all jobs in County 2.0%
Bachelor’s Deg. or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 11.9    Avg wage per job $32,048