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The economy of Belknap County, NH employs 30,741 people. The economy of Belknap County, NH is specialized in Construction; Public Admin.; and Retail trade, which employ respectively 1.26; 1.18; and 1.16 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Belknap County, NH are Healthcare & Social Assistance (4,936), Retail trade (4,123), and Manufacturing (3,379), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($65,541), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($49,129), and Finance & Insurance ($42,418).

Median household income in Belknap County, NH is $61,245. Males in Belknap County, NH have an average income that is 1.28 times higher than the average income of females, which is $43,968. The income inequality of Belknap County, NH (measured using the Gini index) is 0.445 which is lower than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Belknap County, NH. In Belknap County, NH the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 55-64 and 55-64, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 70 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,298. Grafton County, NH has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in New Hampshire.


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Belknap County, NH is home to a population of 60,392 people, from which 99% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Belknap County, NH is composed of 57,471 White residents (95.2%), 953 Hispanic residents (1.58%), 777 Two+ residents (1.29%), 643 Asian residents (1.06%), and 322 Black residents (0.53%). The most common foreign languages in Belknap County, NH are French (629 speakers), Spanish (379 speakers), and German (228 speakers), but compared to other places, Belknap County, NH has a relative high number of French (629 speakers), Hungarian (30 speakers), and Thai (56 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Belknap County, NH awarded 226 degrees. The student population of Belknap County, NH is skewed towards females, with 80 male students and 146 female students. Most students in Belknap County, NH are White (184 and 81.4%), followed by Unknown (29 and 12.8%), Asian (6 and 2.65%), and Hispanic or Latino (3 and 1.33%). The largest universities in Belknap County, NH by number of graduates are Lakes Region Community College (181 and 80.1%), Empire Beauty School-Laconia (45 and 19.9%), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Belknap County, NH are Fire Science & Fire-Fighting (25 and 11.1%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (21 and 9.3%), and Registered Nursing (15 and 6.64%). The median tuition costs in Belknap County, NH are N/A for private four year colleges, and N/A and N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Belknap County, NH is $219,200, which is 1.07 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value decreased from $219,600 to $219,200, a 0.18% increase. The homeownership rate of Belknap County, NH is 75.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Belknap County, NH have an average commute time of 25.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Belknap County, NH is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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