Sullivan County, NH

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Population

43,073

0.0511% growth

Median Age

46.1


Median Household Income

$59,419

1.65% growth

Poverty Rate

9.35%


Number of Employees

21,646

0.25% growth

Median Property Value

$171,100

0.407% decline

About

In 2017, Sullivan County, NH had a population of 43.1k people with a median age of 46.1 and a median household income of $59,419. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Sullivan County, NH grew from 43,051 to 43,073, a 0.0511% increase and its median household income grew from $58,454 to $59,419, a 1.65% increase.

The population of Sullivan County, NH is 95.4% White Alone, 1.7% Two or More Races, and 1.44% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Sullivan County, NH speak a non-English language, and 99.3% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Sullivan County, NH are River Valley Community College (206 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Sullivan County, NH is $171,100, and the homeownership rate is 73.4%. Most people in Sullivan County, NH commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Sullivan County, NH is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Sullivan County, NH employs 21.6k people. The largest industries in Sullivan County, NH are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,931 people), Manufacturing (3,732 people), and Retail Trade (2,618 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($73,359), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($52,917), and Public Administration ($49,987).

Median household income in Sullivan County, NH is $59,419. Males in Sullivan 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 Sullivan County, NH (measured using the Gini index) is 0.463, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$59,419

2017 value

± $3,601

1.65%

1 Year Growth

± 8.44%

Households in Sullivan County, NH have a median annual income of $59,419, 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 $58,454 in 2016, which represents a 1.65% 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 Sullivan 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 9751

  2. Census Tract 9752

  3. Census Tract 9753

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Sullivan County, NH was Census Tract 9751 with a value of $80,924, followed by Census Tract 9752 and Census Tract 9753, with respective values of $79,250 and $68,981.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

9.35% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Sullivan County, NH (3.95k out of 42.3k 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 Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 55 - 64.

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

    3,778 ± 432

  2. Two Or More

    175 ± 125

  3. Hispanic

    19 ± 114

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Sullivan 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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

21.6k

2017 Value

± 960

0.25%

1 Year growth

± 6.21%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Sullivan County, NH grew at a rate of 0.25%, from 21.6k employees to 21.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Sullivan County, NH, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,005 people), Production Occupations (2,499 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,101 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Sullivan County, NH.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Sullivan County, NH, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,005 people), Production Occupations (2,499 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,101 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Sullivan County, NH has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (1.99 times higher than expected), Architecture & Engineering Occupations (1.35 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.32 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Sullivan County, NH, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($72,500), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($64,764), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($63,750).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

21.6k

2017 Value

± 960

0.25%

1 Year growth

± 6.21%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Sullivan County, NH grew at a rate of 0.25%, from 21.6k employees to 21.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Sullivan County, NH, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,931 people), Manufacturing (3,732 people), and Retail Trade (2,618 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Sullivan County, NH, though some of these residents may live in Sullivan 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 Sullivan County, NH, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,931 people), Manufacturing (3,732 people), and Retail Trade (2,618 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Sullivan County, NH has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (1.7 times higher than expected), Health Care & Social Assistance (1.31 times), and Educational Services (1.11 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Sullivan County, NH, by median earnings, are Utilities ($73,359), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($52,917), and Public Administration ($49,987).

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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

91.9% of the population of Sullivan County, NH has health coverage, with 49.8% on employee plans, 13.6% on Medicaid, 15.2% on Medicare, 10.9% on non-group plans, and 2.39% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Sullivan County, NH see 1302 patients per year on average, which represents a 9.39% decrease from the previous year (1437 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2867 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 558 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

1,302 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Sullivan County, NH see an average of 1,302 patients per year. This represents a 9.39% decrease from the previous year (1,437 patients).

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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

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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

8.07%

Uninsured

49.8%

Employer Coverage

13.6%

Medicaid

15.2%

Medicare

10.9%

Non-Group

2.39%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Sullivan County, NH declined by 15.1% from 9.51% to 8.07%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Sullivan 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

Sullivan County, NH is home to a population of 43.1k people, from which 99.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.32% of Sullivan County, NH residents were born outside of the country (999 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Sullivan County, NH is composed of 41.1k White Alone residents (95.4%), 733 Two or More Races residents (1.7%), 620 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.44%), 266 Asian Alone residents (0.618%), 184 Black or African American Alone residents (0.427%), 145 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.337%), 18 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0418%), and 2 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.00464%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

46

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

53

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Sullivan County, NH was 46.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 46, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 53. But people in Sullivan County, NH are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Sullivan County, NH residents was 46.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.32%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

999 people

2.28%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

983 people

As of 2017, 2.32% of Sullivan County, NH residents (999 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 Sullivan County, NH was 2.28%, 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

99.3%

2017 Citizenship

99.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.3% of Sullivan County, NH residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Sullivan County, NH was 99.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    41.1k ± 4

  2. Two or More Races

    733 ± 155

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    620 ± 128

In 2017, there were 56.1 times more White Alone residents (41.1k people) in Sullivan County, NH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 733 Two or More Races and 620 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 Sullivan 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 Sullivan 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 Sullivan County, NH was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Sullivan 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

    1,086 ± 188

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    587 ± 175

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    537 ± 159

Sullivan County, NH has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.85 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Sullivan County, NH awarded 206 degrees. The student population of Sullivan County, NH is skewed towards women, with 280 male students and 666 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Sullivan County, NH are White (179 and 86.9%), followed by Unknown (14 and 6.8%), Hispanic or Latino (7 and 3.4%), and Asian (4 and 1.94%).

The largest universities in Sullivan County, NH by number of degrees awarded are River Valley Community College (206 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Sullivan County, NH are Machine Shop Technology (33 and 16%), Registered Nursing (26 and 12.6%), and Occupational Therapist Assistant (16 and 7.77%).

The median tuition costs in Sullivan 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. 26 degrees awarded

  2. 16 degrees awarded

  3. 13 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Sullivan County, NH was Registered Nursing with 26 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Sullivan County, NH according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

206 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Sullivan County, NH institution with the largest number of graduating students was River Valley Community College with 206 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

61

Degrees Awarded to Men

145

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 61 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Sullivan County, NH, which is 0.421 times less than the 145 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

    179 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    14 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    7 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Sullivan County, NH were to White students. These 179 degrees mean that there were 12.8 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 14 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Sullivan County, NH was $171,100 in 2017, which is 0.786 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $171,800 to $171,100, a 0.407% decrease. The homeownership rate in Sullivan County, NH is 73.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Sullivan County, NH have an average commute time of 22.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Sullivan 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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$59,419

Median Household Income

± $3,601

17.8k

Number of Households

± 821

In 2017, the median household income of the 17.8k households in Sullivan County, NH grew to $59,419 from the previous year's value of $58,454.

The following chart displays the households in Sullivan 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

$171,100

2017 Median

± $4,490

$171,800

2016 Median

± $4,279

In 2017, the median property value in Sullivan County, NH declined from to $171,100 from the previous year's value of $171,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Sullivan 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 Sullivan County, NH the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

73.4%

2017 Homeownership

74.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 73.4% of the housing units in Sullivan County, NH were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 74.5%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Sullivan 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 Sullivan County, NH distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Sullivan County, NH have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

22.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Sullivan County, NH have a shorter commute time (22.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.71% of the workforce in Sullivan County, NH have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    80.3%

  2. Carpooled

    10.3%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.77%

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

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