Swanzey is a town in Cheshire County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 7,230 at the 2010 census. In addition to the town center, Swanzey includes the villages of East Swanzey, West Swanzey, North Swanzey, and Westport.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 45.3 square miles (117 km), of which 45.0 sq mi (117 km) is land and 0.4 sq mi (1.0 km) is water, comprising 0.79% of the town. Swanzey is drained by the Ashuelot River. The town’s highest point is the summit of Franklin Mountain at 1,423 feet (434 m) above sea level, on the border with Winchester.
The town is crossed by New Hampshire Route 10, New Hampshire Route 12 and New Hampshire Route 32.
As of the census of 2010, there were 7,230 people, 2,957 households, and 1,978 families residing in the town. There were 3,205 housing units, of which 248, or 7.7%, were vacant. The racial makeup of the town was 96.0% white, 0.3% African American, 0.2% Native American, 1.7% Asian, 0.03% Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, 0.4% some other race, and 1.4% from two or more races. 1.5% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
Of the 2,957 households, 28.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.0% were headed by married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.1% were non-families. 24.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.1% were someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45, and the average family size was 2.88.
In the town, 20.4% of the population were under the age of 18, 7.9% were from 18 to 24, 24.6% from 25 to 44, 32.2% from 45 to 64, and 14.8% were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43.0 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.4 males.
For the period 2011-2015, the estimated median annual income for a household was $57,632, and the median income for a family was $68,371. Male full-time workers had a median income of $50,017 versus $42,778 for females. The per capita income for the town was $33,749. 14.2% of the population and 10.5% of families were below the poverty line. 39.0% of the population under the age of 18 and 4.9% of those 65 or older were living in poverty.
0344603431 (N. Swanzey)03469 (W. Swanzey)
Swanzey New Hampshire neighborhoods include: Carlton Rd, Eaton Rd/Sawyers Crossing, Sunset Point