Merrimack County, NH Demographics

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

Merrimack County is one of about 3,141 counties and county equivalents in the United States. It has 934.4 sq. miles in land area and a population density of 157.2 per square mile. In the last three decades of the 1900s its population grew by 68.3%. On the 2000 census form, 99.0% of the population reported only one race, with 0.5% of these reporting African-American. The population of this county is 1.0% Hispanic (of any race). The average household size is 2.51 persons compared to an average family size of 3.00 persons.

In 2005 health care and social assistance was the largest of 20 major sectors. It had an average wage per job of $37,595. Per capita income grew by 11.7% between 1994 and 2004 (adjusted for inflation).

County Map

Map of Merrimack County, NH

Census and Job Statistics

People & Income Census
(By Place of Residence)
Value Industry Statistics (2005)
(By Place of Work)
Population (2005) 146,881 Covered Employment 72,977
   Growth (%) since 1990 22.2%    Avg wage per job $36,926
Households (2000) 51,843 Manufacturing – % all jobs in County D
Labor Force (persons) (2005) 78,901    Avg wage per job D
Unemployment Rate (2005) 3.2 Transportation & Warehousing – % all jobs in County 2.2%
Per Capita Personal Income (2004) $33,639    Avg wage per job $36,878
Median Household Income (2003) $51,446 Health Care, Social Assist. – % all jobs in County D
Poverty Rate (2003) 6.3    Avg wage per job D
H.S. Diploma or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 88.2 Finance and Insurance – % all jobs in County D
Bachelor’s Deg. or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 29.1    Avg wage per job D