About Belknap County NH
Belknap County (/ˈbɛlnæp/) is a county in the U.S. state of New Hampshire. As of the 2010 census, the population was 60,088. The county seat is Laconia. It is located in New Hampshire’s Lakes Region, slightly southeast of the state’s geographic center. Belknap County comprises the Laconia, NH Micropolitan Statistical Area, which in turn constitutes a portion of the Boston-Worcester-Providence, MA-RI-NH-CT Combined Statistical Area.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 469 square miles (1,210 km), of which 400 square miles (1,000 km) are land and 68 square miles (180 km) (15%) are water. It is the second-smallest county in New Hampshire by area. Most of the county’s water area is part of Lake Winnipesaukee.
As of the census of 2000, there were 56,325 people, 22,459 households, and 15,496 families residing in the county. The population density was 140 people per square mile (54/km²). There were 32,121 housing units at an average density of 80 per square mile (31/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.61% White, 0.29% Black or African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.55% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.16% from other races, and 1.06% from two or more races. 0.74% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 17.2% were of English, 13.6% Irish, 13.3% French, 12.2% French Canadian, 8.5% American, 6.9% Italian and 5.7% German ancestry. 95.0% spoke English, 2.7% French and 1.2% Spanish as their first language.
There were 22,459 households out of which 30.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.7% were married couples living together, 9.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 3% were non-families. 24.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.91.
In the county, the population was spread out with 23.60% under the age of 18, 6.70% from 18 to 24, 28.10% from 25 to 44, 26.40% from 45 to 64, and 15.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.10 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $43,605, and the median income for a family was $50,510. Males had a median income of $34,741 versus $25,445 for females. The per capita income for the county was $22,758. About 4.50% of families and 6.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.60% of those under age 18 and 4.90% of those age 65 or over.
As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 60,088 people, 24,766 households, and 16,609 families residing in the county. The population density was 150.1 inhabitants per square mile (58.0/km). There were 37,386 housing units at an average density of 93.4 per square mile (36.1/km). The racial makeup of the county was 96.6% white, 1.2% Asian, 0.5% black or African American, 0.2% American Indian, 0.2% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 1.2% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 20.8% were English, 20.7% were Irish, 8.5% were Italian, 8.0% were German, 7.1% were French Canadian, and 6.6% were American.
Of the 24,766 households, 28.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.5% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 32.9% were non-families, and 25.7% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.84. The median age was 44.7 years.
The median income for a household in the county was $54,929 and the median income for a family was $64,875. Males had a median income of $46,378 versus $34,690 for females. The per capita income for the county was $28,517. About 5.2% of families and 8.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.7% of those under age 18 and 10.0% of those age 65 or over.
Belknap County New Hampshire neighborhoods include: Albany, Alexandria, Allenstown, Alstead, Alton, Amherst, Andover, Antrim, Ashland, Atkinson, Auburn, Barnstead, Barrington, Bath, Bedford, Belmont, Bennington, Benton, Berlin, Bethlehem, Boscawen, Bow, Bradford, Brentwood, Bristol, Brookfield, Brookline, Campton, Canaan, Candia, Canterbury, Center Harbor, Center Ossipee, Charlestown, Chichester, Claremont, Colebrook, Concord, Contoocook, Conway, Cornish, Croydon, Deerfield, Deering, Derry, Dorchester, Dover, Dublin, Dummer, Dunbarton, Durham, East Hampstead, East Wakefield, Effingham, Enfield, Epping, Epsom, Exeter, Francestown, Franconia, Franklin, Freedom, Fremont, Gilford, Gilmanton, Gilmanton Iron Works, Gilsum, Goffstown, Gorham, Grafton, Grantham, Greenfield, Greenland, Greenville, Groveton, Hampstead, Hampton, Hampton Falls, Hanover, Harrisville, Haverhill, Hebron, Henniker, Hillsborough, Hinsdale, Holderness, Hollis, Hooksett, Hopkinton, Hudson, Jackson, Jaffrey, Keene, Kensington, Kingston, Laconia, Lancaster, Landaff, Langdon, Lee, Lempster, Lisbon, Litchfield, Littleton, Londonderry, Loudon, Lyme, Lyndeborough, Madbury, Madison, Manchester, Marlborough, Marlow, Mason, Meredith, Meriden, Merrimack, Middleton, Milan, Milford, Milton, Mont Vernon, Munsonville, Nashua, Nelson, New Boston, Newbury, New Castle, Newfields, Newington, New Ipswich, New London, Newmarket, Newport, Newton, Northfield, North Hampton, North Haverhill, North Stratford, Northwood, Nottingham, Orange, Orford, Ossipee, Pelham, Pembroke, Penacook, Peterborough, Piermont, Pike, Pittsfield, Plainfield, Plaistow, Plymouth, Portsmouth, Rindge, Rochester, Rumney, Rye, Salem, Salisbury, Sanbornton, Sanbornville, Seabrook, Sharon, Silver Lake, South Acworth, Springfield, Stoddard, Strafford, Stratham, Sugar Hill, Sunapee, Suncook, Surry, Swanzey, Thornton, Tilton, Troy, Union, Warner, Washington, Weare, West Chesterfield, West Ossipee, Whitefield, Wilmot, Wilton, Winchester, Windham, Windsor, Wolfeboro, Woodsville
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