Grafton County, NH Demographics

Overview for Grafton County, NH
Part of: Lebanon NH-VT, Micropolitan Area
Part of: Claremont-Lebanon NH-VT, Combined Statistical Area

Grafton County is one of about 3,141 counties and county equivalents in the United States. It has 1,713.3 sq. miles in land area and a population density of 49.4 per square mile. In the last three decades of the 1900s its population grew by 48.9%. On the 2000 census form, 98.7% of the population reported only one race, with 0.5% of these reporting African-American. The population of this county is 1.1% Hispanic (of any race). The average household size is 2.38 persons compared to an average family size of 2.90 persons.

In 2005 health care and social assistance was the largest of 20 major sectors. It had an average wage per job of $50,722. Per capita income grew by 24.1% between 1994 and 2004 (adjusted for inflation).

County Map

Map of Grafton County, NH

Census and Job Statistics

People & Income Census
(By Place of Residence)
Value Industry Statistics (2005)
(By Place of Work)
Population (2005) 84,708 Covered Employment 51,539
   Growth (%) since 1990 13.1%    Avg wage per job $39,981
Households (2000) 31,598 Manufacturing – % all jobs in County 10.8%
Labor Force (persons) (2005) 47,464    Avg wage per job $43,581
Unemployment Rate (2005) 2.8 Transportation & Warehousing – % all jobs in County D
Per Capita Personal Income (2004) $37,109    Avg wage per job D
Median Household Income (2003) $45,955 Health Care, Social Assist. – % all jobs in County D
Poverty Rate (2003) 7.2    Avg wage per job D
H.S. Diploma or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 87.7 Finance and Insurance – % all jobs in County 1.7%
Bachelor’s Deg. or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 32.7    Avg wage per job $75,383