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-0.22% decline
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2.93% growth
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0.54% growth
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-1.26% decline

About the photo: Mt Washington, part of the presidential range in Conway, NH is the highest mountain in the northeast United States at almost 6,300 feet.


The economy of Cheshire County, NH employs 39,695 people. The economy of Cheshire County, NH is specialized in Wholesale trade; Management of Companies & Enterprises; and Educational Services, which employ respectively 2.01; 1.71; and 1.48 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Cheshire County, NH are Manufacturing (5,977), Educational Services (5,487), and Healthcare & Social Assistance (5,402), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($78,190), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($47,593), and Finance & Insurance ($42,211).

Median household income in Cheshire County, NH is $57,782. Males in Cheshire County, NH have an average income that is 1.28 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,008. The income inequality of Cheshire County, NH (measured using the Gini index) is 0.433 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Cheshire County, NH. In Cheshire 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 71 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $7,418. Grafton County, NH has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in New Hampshire.


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Cheshire County, NH is home to a population of 76,430 people, from which 98.6% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Cheshire County, NH is composed of 72,378 White residents (94.7%), 1,239 Hispanic residents (1.62%), 1,165 Two+ residents (1.52%), 898 Asian residents (1.17%), and 547 Black residents (0.72%). The most common foreign languages in Cheshire County, NH are French (427 speakers), Spanish (387 speakers), and German (317 speakers), but compared to other places, Cheshire County, NH has a relative high number of Mon-Khmer, Cambodian (91 speakers), Greek (104 speakers), and French (427 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Cheshire County, NH awarded 2,045 degrees. The student population of Cheshire County, NH is skewed towards females, with 704 male students and 1,341 female students. Most students in Cheshire County, NH are White (1,652 and 80.8%), followed by Unknown (253 and 12.4%), Hispanic or Latino (50 and 2.44%), and Asian (30 and 1.47%). The largest universities in Cheshire County, NH by number of graduates are Keene State College (1,263 and 61.8%), Franklin Pierce University (505 and 24.7%), and Antioch University-New England (251 and 12.3%). The most popular majors in Cheshire County, NH are General Psychology (149 and 7.29%), General Business Administration & Management (105 and 5.13%), and Elementary Education & Teaching (87 and 4.25%). The median tuition costs in Cheshire County, NH are $30,870 for private four year colleges, and $10,700 and $18,800 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in Cheshire County, NH is $188,800, which is 0.97 times smaller than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value decreased from $191,200 to $188,800, a -1.26% increase. The homeownership rate of Cheshire County, NH is 70.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Cheshire County, NH have an average commute time of 20.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Cheshire County, NH is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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