Hillsborough County, NH Demographics

Overview for Hillsborough County, NH
Part of: Manchester-Nashua NH, Metropolitan Area
Part of: Boston-Worcester-Manchester MA-RI-NH, Combined Statistical Area

Hillsborough County is one of about 3,141 counties and county equivalents in the United States. It has 876.4 sq. miles in land area and a population density of 457.9 per square mile. In the last three decades of the 1900s its population grew by 70.1%. On the 2000 census form, 98.8% of the population reported only one race, with 1.3% of these reporting African-American. The population of this county is 3.2% Hispanic (of any race). The average household size is 2.58 persons compared to an average family size of 3.10 persons.

In 2005 manufacturing was the largest of 20 major sectors. It had an average wage per job of $59,776. Per capita income grew by 23.0% between 1994 and 2004 (adjusted for inflation).

County Map

Map of Hillsborough County, NH

Census and Job Statistics

People & Income Census
(By Place of Residence)
Value Industry Statistics (2005)
(By Place of Work)
Value
Population (2005) 401,291 Covered Employment 196,186
   Growth (%) since 1990 19.5%    Avg wage per job $45,066
Households (2000) 144,455 Manufacturing – % all jobs in County 16.1%
Labor Force (persons) (2005) 228,209    Avg wage per job $59,776
Unemployment Rate (2005) 3.8 Transportation & Warehousing – % all jobs in County D
Per Capita Personal Income (2004) $38,515    Avg wage per job D
Median Household Income (2003) $56,182 Health Care, Social Assist. – % all jobs in County 12.2%
Poverty Rate (2003) 6.3    Avg wage per job $39,761
H.S. Diploma or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 87.0 Finance and Insurance – % all jobs in County 6.4%
Bachelor’s Deg. or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 30.1    Avg wage per job $77,018