Cheshire County, NH

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2022 Population
76,610
0.179% 1-year growth
US Senator
Jeanne Shaheen
Democratic Party
US Senator
Maggie Hassan
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
43.5
0.928% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
9%
7.89% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$76,551
10.4% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$238,800
14.3% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
39,109
0.867% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Cheshire County, NH had a population of 76.6k people with a median age of 43.5 and a median household income of $76,551. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Cheshire County, NH grew from 76,473 to 76,610, a 0.179% increase and its median household income grew from $69,360 to $76,551, a 10.4% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Cheshire County, NH are White (Non-Hispanic) (93.1%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.08%), Two+ (Hispanic) (1.02%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.668%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.623%).

None of the households in Cheshire County, NH reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99% of the residents in Cheshire County, NH are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Cheshire County, NH are Keene State College (902 degrees awarded in 2022), Franklin Pierce University (551 degrees), and Antioch University-New England (315 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Cheshire County, NH was $238,800, and the homeownership rate was 70.7%.

Most people in Cheshire County, NH drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Cheshire County, NH was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Cheshire County, NH is home to a population of 76.6k people, from which 99% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.68% of Cheshire County, NH residents were born outside of the country (2.05k people).

In 2022, there were 30.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (71.3k people) in Cheshire County, NH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.36k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 781 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99%
2022 Citizenship
98.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99% of Cheshire County, NH residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Cheshire County, NH was 98.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Cheshire County, NH
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    71.3k ± 192
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    2.36k ± 331
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    781 ± 228
2.17%
Hispanic Population
1.66k people

In 2022, there were 30.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (71.3k people) in Cheshire County, NH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.36k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 781 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.17% of the people in Cheshire County, NH are hispanic (1.66k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Canada
    8,274 ± 2,227 people
  2. India
    7,491 ± 2,119 people
  3. Dominican Republic
    5,567 ± 1,828 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New Hampshire was Canada, the natal country of 8,274 New Hampshire residents, followed by India with 7,491 and Dominican Republic with 5,567.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.68%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
2.05k people
2.78%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
2.13k people

As of 2022, 2.68% of Cheshire County, NH residents (2.05k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Cheshire County, NH was 2.78%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,001 ± 301
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,068 ± 297
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    610 ± 212

Cheshire County, NH has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.87 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Cheshire County, NH employs 39.1k people. The largest industries in Cheshire County, NH are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,904 people), Manufacturing (5,468 people), and Retail Trade (5,153 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($77,222), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($65,789), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($65,288).

Males in New Hampshire have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $66,483. The income inequality in New Hampshire (measured using the Gini index) is 0.454, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

39.1k
2022 Value
± 1,428
−0.867%
1 Year decline
± 5.27%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Cheshire County, NH declined at a rate of −0.867%, from 39.5k employees to 39.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Cheshire County, NH, are Sales & Related Occupations (4,090 people), Management Occupations (3,991 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,945 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Cheshire County, NH.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

39.1k
2022 Value
± 1,428
−0.867%
1 Year decline
± 5.27%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Cheshire County, NH declined at a rate of −0.867%, from 39.5k employees to 39.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Cheshire County, NH, are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,904 people), Manufacturing (5,468 people), and Retail Trade (5,153 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Cheshire County, NH, though some of these residents may live in Cheshire County, NH and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$51,801
Median earning men ± $1,820
$39,005
Median earning women ± $1,647

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($90,278), Information ($68,724), and Public Administration ($68,556).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($60,398), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($53,816), and Public Administration ($52,868).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.71%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 693k people employed in New Hampshire. This represents a 2.71% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 16.3%.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 610
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 518
    Manufacturing
  3. 452
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Cheshire County, NH went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 57.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (40.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.81%).

Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan are the senators currently representing the state of New Hampshire. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

New Hampshire is currently represented by 2 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from New Hampshire

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Jeanne Shaheen
Senator from New Hampshire2
Assumed office on January 3, 2009
Maggie Hassan
Senator from New Hampshire3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017

Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan are the senators currently representing New Hampshire.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from New Hampshire

New Hampshire is currently represented by 2 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Cheshire County, NH awarded 1,785 degrees. The student population of Cheshire County, NH in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 2,217 male students and 3,427 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Cheshire County, NH are White (1,405 and 80%), followed by Unknown (151 and 8.6%), Hispanic or Latino (80 and 4.56%), and Black or African American (52 and 2.96%).

The largest universities in Cheshire County, NH by number of degrees awarded are Keene State College (902 and 50.5%), Franklin Pierce University (551 and 30.9%), and Antioch University-New England (315 and 17.6%).

The most popular majors in Cheshire County, NH are General Business Administration & Management (100 and 5.6%), General Psychology (87 and 4.87%), and Mental Health Counseling (86 and 4.82%).

The median tuition costs in Cheshire County, NH are $39,055 for private four year colleges, and $11,754 and $22,663 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Cheshire County, NH, the percentage of applicants admitted was 90.8%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 14.8%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 5,644 (39.3% men and 60.7% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 5,644 students enrolled in Cheshire County, NH, 39.3% men and 60.7% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 4,241 records, of which 61.3% were women and 38.7% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Cheshire County, NH was General Psychology with 87 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 902 degrees awarded
  2. 551 degrees awarded
  3. 315 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Keene State College with 902 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 628 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Cheshire County, NH, which is 0.543 times less than the 1,157 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,405 degrees mean that there were 9.3 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 151 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($39,055) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($4,100) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,300) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.529% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.509% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (315k), Bachelors Degree (255k), and Some college (221k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Cheshire County, NH was $238,800 in 2022, which is 0.847 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $208,900 to $238,800, a 14.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Cheshire County, NH is 70.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Cheshire County, NH have an average commute time of 23.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Cheshire County, NH is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Cheshire County, NH is $76,551. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Cheshire County, NH was Census Tract 9715 with a value of $107,656, followed by Census Tract 9706 and Census Tract 9707, with respective values of $97,794 and $86,111.

In 2022, 14.9% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Cheshire County, NH. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.58%.

Property

$238,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$5,276
$21,422
Median Property Taxes
±$786

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Cheshire County, NH the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

70.7%
Homeownership
2022
60.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 70.7% of the housing units in Cheshire County, NH were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 70%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9715
  2. Census Tract 9706
  3. Census Tract 9707

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Cheshire County, NH was Census Tract 9715 with a value of $107,656, followed by Census Tract 9706 and Census Tract 9707, with respective values of $97,794 and $86,111.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Cheshire County, NH colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$76,551
Median Household Income
± $4,519
30.3k
Number of Households
± 1,151

In 2022, the median household income of the 30.3k households in Cheshire County, NH grew to $76,551 from the previous year's value of $69,360.

The following chart displays the households in Cheshire County, NH distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Cheshire County, NH is from New Hampshire.
0.454
2022 Wage GINI in New Hampshire
0.456
2021 Wage GINI in New Hampshire

In 2022, the income inequality in New Hampshire was 0.454 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.451% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for New Hampshire was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in New Hampshire in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (77.2%)
  2. Worked At Home (11.1%)
  3. Carpooled (7.71%)

In 2022, 77.2% of workers in Cheshire County, NH drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (11.1%) and those who carpooled to work (7.71%).

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Commute Time

23.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Cheshire County, NH have a shorter commute time (23.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.4% of the workforce in Cheshire County, NH have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 14.9% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Cheshire County, NH. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.58%.

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Poverty & Diversity

9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Cheshire County, NH (6.54k out of 72.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Cheshire County, NH is White, followed by Two Or More and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 10.9% of the children was living in poverty in Cheshire County, NH. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 4.4%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 187 in Cheshire County, NH. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 11.7 per 100,000 population.

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Health

94.1% of the population of Cheshire County, NH has health coverage, with 50.4% on employee plans, 12.7% on Medicaid, 17.2% on Medicare, 12% on non-group plans, and 1.8% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Cheshire County, NH see 1436 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.38% decrease from the previous year (1471 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1250 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 281 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.2% were men and 51.8% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,436 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Cheshire County, NH

Primary care physicians in Cheshire County, NH see an average of 1,436 patients per year. This represents a 2.38% decrease from the previous year (1,471 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Cheshire County, NH in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 19.5% under 18 years, 21.3% between 18 and 34 years, 38.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 20.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.2% were men and 51.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.9%
Uninsured
50.4%
Employer Coverage
12.7%
Medicaid
17.2%
Medicare
12%
Non-Group
1.8%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Cheshire County, NH declined by 1.6% from 5.99% to 5.9%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 38.6 in Cheshire County, NH.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 30.3% in Cheshire County, NH.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 7.53% in Cheshire County, NH.

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