Coos County, NH

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Population

32,119

0.31% decline

Median Age

48


Median Household Income

$45,386

0.514% growth

Poverty Rate

13.3%


Number of Employees

14,728

1.64% decline

Median Property Value

$123,200

0.984% growth

About

In 2017, Coos County, NH had a population of 32.1k people with a median age of 48 and a median household income of $45,386. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Coos County, NH declined from 32,219 to 32,119, a -0.31% decrease and its median household income grew from $45,154 to $45,386, a 0.514% increase.

The population of Coos County, NH is 93.6% White Alone, 2.3% Black or African American Alone, and 1.71% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Coos County, NH speak a non-English language, and 98.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Coos County, NH are White Mountains Community College (202 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Coos County, NH is $123,200, and the homeownership rate is 71.2%. Most people in Coos County, NH commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 19.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Coos County, NH is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Coos County, NH employs 14.7k people. The largest industries in Coos County, NH are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,518 people), Retail Trade (2,039 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (1,626 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($60,417), Wholesale Trade ($51,563), and Public Administration ($50,128).

Median household income in Coos County, NH is $45,386. Males in Coos County, NH have an average income that is 1.39 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,292. The income inequality in Coos County, NH (measured using the Gini index) is 0.463, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$45,386

2017 value

± $1,718

0.514%

1 Year Growth

± 5.47%

Households in Coos County, NH have a median annual income of $45,386, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $45,154 in 2016, which represents a 0.514% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$72,929

Average Male Salary

± $3,049

$52,292

Average Female Salary

± $2,191

In 2017, full-time male employees in New Hampshire made 1.39 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $62,821 ± $14,027

  2. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $58,194 ± $95,882

  3. White

    $53,561 ± $1,737

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of New Hampshire workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.08 times more than Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Coos County, NH is from New Hampshire.

0.463

2017 Wage GINI

0.463

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in New Hampshire was 0.463 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.132% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for New Hampshire was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in New Hampshire in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in New Hampshire across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9510

  2. Census Tract 9509

  3. Census Tract 9505

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Coos County, NH was Census Tract 9510 with a value of $55,948, followed by Census Tract 9509 and Census Tract 9505, with respective values of $51,696 and $50,044.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 45 - 54

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Coos County, NH (3.99k out of 30k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 45 - 54, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Females 35 - 44.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    3,863 ± 316

  2. Two Or More

    44 ± 102

  3. Black

    32 ± 114

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

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

14.7k

2017 Value

± 603

-1.64%

1 Year decline

± 5.85%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Coos County, NH declined at a rate of -1.64%, from 15k employees to 14.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Coos County, NH, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,830 people), Management Occupations (1,399 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,396 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Coos County, NH.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Coos County, NH, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,830 people), Management Occupations (1,399 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,396 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Coos County, NH has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.39 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.38 times), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (1.55 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Coos County, NH, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($63,143), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($60,153), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($54,539).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

14.7k

2017 Value

± 603

-1.64%

1 Year decline

± 5.85%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Coos County, NH declined at a rate of -1.64%, from 15k employees to 14.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Coos County, NH, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,518 people), Retail Trade (2,039 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (1,626 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Coos County, NH, though some of these residents may live in Coos County, NH and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Coos County, NH, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,518 people), Retail Trade (2,039 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (1,626 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Coos County, NH has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.24 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.81 times), and Public Administration (1.62 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Coos County, NH, by median earnings, are Utilities ($60,417), Wholesale Trade ($51,563), and Public Administration ($50,128).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from New Hampshire to other states, or from other states to New Hampshire.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $8.76B

  2. $4.8B

  3. $3.29B

In 2015, the top outbound New Hampshire product (by dollars) was Electronics with $8.76B, followed by Fuel oils ($4.8B) and Machinery ($3.29B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound New Hampshire products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$44.8B

2015 Value

$75.6B

Projected 2045 Value

68.6% growth

In 2015, total outbound New Hampshire trade was $44.8B. This is expected to increase 68.6% to $75.6B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound New Hampshire trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from New Hampshire to other states, or from other states to New Hampshire.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $5.7B

  2. $2.35B

  3. $1.93B

In 2015, the top outbound New Hampshire domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Massachusetts with $5.7B, followed by Maine with $2.35B and New York and $1.93B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that New Hampshire shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

90.3% of the population of Coos County, NH has health coverage, with 38.8% on employee plans, 19% on Medicaid, 17.2% on Medicare, 12.6% on non-group plans, and 2.87% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Coos County, NH was $9,589 in 2014. This is a 2.35% increase from the previous year ($9,369).

Primary care physicians in Coos County, NH see 892 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.48% increase from the previous year (879 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1686 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 696 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Coos County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (11.5%). Additionally, Belknap County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (30.9%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

892 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Coos County, NH see an average of 892 patients per year. This represents a 1.48% increase from the previous year (879 patients).

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

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$9,589

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,880

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,129

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,397

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in New Hampshire (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 2.35%, from $9,369 to $9,589.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

9.68%

Uninsured

38.8%

Employer Coverage

19%

Medicaid

17.2%

Medicare

12.6%

Non-Group

2.87%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Coos County, NH declined by 16% from 11.5% to 9.68%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Coos County, NH changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 11.5% prevalence

  2. 10.6% prevalence

  3. 10.1% prevalence

Coos County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in New Hampshire, at 11.5%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in New Hampshire by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Coos County, NH is home to a population of 32.1k people, from which 98.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.68% of Coos County, NH residents were born outside of the country (1.18k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Coos County, NH is composed of 30.1k White Alone residents (93.6%), 739 Black or African American Alone residents (2.3%), 549 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.71%), 406 Two or More Races residents (1.26%), 182 Asian Alone residents (0.567%), 137 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.427%), 37 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.115%), and 11 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0342%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Coos County, NH are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

48

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

59

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Coos County, NH was 48. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 48, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 59. But people in Coos County, NH are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Coos County, NH residents was 48.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.68%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.18k people

3.22%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

1.04k people

As of 2017, 3.68% of Coos County, NH residents (1.18k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Coos County, NH was 3.22%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Canada

    9,523 ± 2,387 people

  2. India

    7,906 ± 2,177 people

  3. Dominican Republic

    3,486 ± 1,448 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New Hampshire was Canada, the natal country of 9,523 New Hampshire residents, followed by India with 7,906 and Dominican Republic with 3,486.

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Citizenship

98.8%

2017 Citizenship

98.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.8% of Coos County, NH residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Coos County, NH was 98.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    30.1k ± 270

  2. Black or African American Alone

    739 ± 231

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    549 ± 152

In 2017, there were 40.7 times more White Alone residents (30.1k people) in Coos County, NH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 739 Black or African American Alone and 549 Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Coos County, NH as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Coos County, NH citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Coos County, NH was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Coos County, NH are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,170 ± 133

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    452 ± 129

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    394 ± 106

Coos County, NH has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.59 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Coos County, NH awarded 202 degrees. The student population of Coos County, NH is skewed towards women, with 269 male students and 533 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Coos County, NH are White (188 and 93.1%), followed by Unknown (8 and 3.96%), Black or African American (2 and 0.99%), and Hispanic or Latino (2 and 0.99%).

The largest universities in Coos County, NH by number of degrees awarded are White Mountains Community College (202 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Coos County, NH are Welding Technology (53 and 26.2%), Medical Assistant (31 and 15.3%), and Truck, Bus, & Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor (11 and 5.45%).

The median tuition costs in Coos 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.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 33 degrees awarded

  2. 17 degrees awarded

  3. 6 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Coos County, NH was Welding Technology with 33 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Coos County, NH according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

202 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Coos County, NH institution with the largest number of graduating students was White Mountains Community College with 202 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

107

Degrees Awarded to Men

95

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 107 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Coos County, NH, which is 1.13 times more than the 95 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    188 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    8 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    2 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Coos County, NH were to White students. These 188 degrees mean that there were 23.5 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 8 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Coos County, NH was $123,200 in 2017, which is 0.566 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $122,000 to $123,200, a 0.984% increase. The homeownership rate in Coos County, NH is 71.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Coos County, NH have an average commute time of 19.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Coos County, NH is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$45,386

Median Household Income

± $1,718

13.9k

Number of Households

± 542

In 2017, the median household income of the 13.9k households in Coos County, NH grew to $45,386 from the previous year's value of $45,154.

The following chart displays the households in Coos 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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Housing

Property Value

$123,200

2017 Median

± $5,681

$122,000

2016 Median

± $5,077

In 2017, the median property value in Coos County, NH grew to to $123,200 from the previous year's value of $122,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Coos County, NH compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Coos County, NH the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Coos County, NH distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Coos County, NH the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

71.2%

2017 Homeownership

71.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 71.2% of the housing units in Coos County, NH were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 71.2%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Coos County, NH compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Coos County, NH distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Coos County, NH have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

19.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Coos County, NH have a shorter commute time (19.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.56% of the workforce in Coos County, NH have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    79%

  2. Carpooled

    10.4%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.69%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Coos County, NH was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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