Cheshire County, New Hampshire


Cheshire County is a county located in the southwestern portion of the US state of New Hampshire As of the 2010 census, the population was 77,1171 Its county seat is the city of Keene2 Cheshire was one of the five original counties of New Hampshire, and is named for the county of Cheshire in England It was organized in 1771 at Keene

Cheshire County comprises the Keene, NH Micropolitan Statistical Area

Contents

  • 1 Geography
    • 11 Adjacent counties
    • 12 Geographical landmarks
  • 2 Demographics
    • 21 2000 census
    • 22 2010 census
  • 3 Politics
  • 4 Communities
    • 41 City
    • 42 Towns
    • 43 Census-designated places
    • 44 Villages
  • 5 See also
  • 6 References
  • 7 External links

Geographyedit

According to the US Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 729 square miles 1,890 km2, of which 707 square miles 1,830 km2 is land and 22 square miles 57 km2 31% is water3 The highest point in Cheshire county is Mount Monadnock, in the northwestern part of Jaffrey, at 3,165 feet 965 m

Adjacent countiesedit

  • Sullivan County north
  • Hillsborough County east
  • Worcester County, Massachusetts southeast
  • Franklin County, Massachusetts southwest
  • Windham County, Vermont west

Geographical landmarksedit

  • Mount Monadnock
  • Pisgah State Park

Demographicsedit

Census
Historical population
Pop
1790 28,753
1800 38,825 350%
1810 40,988 56%
1820 45,376 107%
1830 27,016 −405%
1840 26,429 −22%
1850 30,144 141%
1860 27,434 −90%
1870 27,265 −06%
1880 28,734 54%
1890 29,579 29%
1900 31,321 59%
1910 30,659 −21%
1920 30,975 10%
1930 33,685 87%
1940 34,953 38%
1950 38,811 110%
1960 43,342 117%
1970 52,364 208%
1980 62,116 186%
1990 70,121 129%
2000 73,825 53%
2010 77,117 45%
Est 2016 75,774 −17%
US Decennial Census5
1790-19606 1900-19907
1990-20008 2010-20161

2000 censusedit

As of the census9 of 2000, there were 73,825 people, 28,299 households, and 18,790 families residing in the county The population density was 104 people per square mile 40/km² There were 31,876 housing units at an average density of 45 per square mile 17/km² The racial makeup of the county was 9775% White, 037% Black or African American, 031% Native American, 047% Asian, 004% Pacific Islander, 018% from other races, and 089% from two or more races 072% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race 162% were of English, 131% French, 127% Irish, 93% American, 87% French Canadian, 67% Italian and 65% German ancestry 955% spoke English, 14% French and 12% Spanish as their first language

There were 28,299 households out of which 3060% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 5350% were married couples living together, 900% had a female householder with no husband present, and 3360% were non-families 2550% of all households were made up of individuals and 960% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older The average household size was 247 and the average family size was 296

In the county, the population was spread out with 2330% under the age of 18, 1170% from 18 to 24, 2700% from 25 to 44, 2430% from 45 to 64, and 1370% who were 65 years of age or older The median age was 38 years For every 100 females there were 9490 males For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 9170 males

The median income for a household in the county was $42,382, and the median income for a family was $51,043 Males had a median income of $33,821 versus $25,328 for females The per capita income for the county was $20,685 About 440% of families and 800% of the population were below the poverty line, including 850% of those under age 18 and 630% of those age 65 or over

2010 censusedit

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 77,117 people, 30,204 households, and 19,284 families residing in the county10 The population density was 1091 inhabitants per square mile 421/km2 There were 34,773 housing units at an average density of 492 per square mile 190/km211 The racial makeup of the county was 963% white, 12% Asian, 05% black or African American, 03% American Indian, 04% from other races, and 14% from two or more races Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 14% of the population10 In terms of ancestry, 207% were English, 191% were Irish, 120% were German, 88% were French Canadian, 87% were Italian, 50% were Scottish, and 47% were American12

Of the 30,204 households, 278% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 499% were married couples living together, 94% had a female householder with no husband present, 362% were non-families, and 262% of all households were made up of individuals The average household size was 240 and the average family size was 288 The median age was 407 years10

The median income for a household in the county was $53,828 and the median income for a family was $65,936 Males had a median income of $46,014 versus $35,864 for females The per capita income for the county was $27,045 About 60% of families and 100% of the population were below the poverty line, including 105% of those under age 18 and 68% of those age 65 or over13

Politicsedit

Presidential Elections Results14
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 403% 16,876 527% 22,064 71% 2,955
2012 366% 15,156 614% 25,380 20% 824
2008 355% 15,205 630% 26,971 15% 647
2004 398% 16,463 591% 24,438 11% 446
2000 413% 13,793 521% 17,382 67% 2,220
1996 345% 10,252 544% 16,159 111% 3,290
1992 340% 11,037 463% 15,037 197% 6,383
1988 545% 15,002 449% 12,339 06% 171
1984 636% 15,851 361% 8,990 04% 100
1980 520% 13,242 308% 7,835 172% 4,390
1976 539% 12,554 446% 10,388 16% 363
1972 590% 13,390 403% 9,157 07% 156
1968 526% 10,702 449% 9,135 24% 495
1964 304% 5,958 696% 13,626
1960 572% 11,594 428% 8,668
1956 693% 12,585 307% 5,574 01% 11
1952 639% 11,897 361% 6,710
1948 583% 9,043 409% 6,337 08% 126
1944 540% 8,334 460% 7,098 00% 2
1940 546% 8,302 455% 6,916
1936 553% 8,052 434% 6,322 14% 200
1932 577% 7,904 414% 5,662 09% 126
1928 631% 8,673 365% 5,025 04% 58
1924 690% 7,008 268% 2,720 42% 428
1920 658% 6,644 334% 3,374 07% 74
1916 534% 3,337 445% 2,779 21% 128
1912 437% 2,765 334% 2,114 228% 1,442
1908 647% 4,160 298% 1,917 54% 349
1904 666% 4,364 306% 2,002 28% 184
1900 667% 4,435 319% 2,120 14% 91
1896 756% 4,818 200% 1,272 44% 283
1892 563% 4,024 419% 2,994 17% 124
1888 555% 4,118 427% 3,165 18% 134
1884 543% 3,888 417% 2,981 40% 286
1880 586% 4,340 402% 2,979 12% 86
1876 582% 4,162 417% 2,984 01% 6

Communitiesedit

Cityedit

  • Keene county seat

Townsedit

  • Alstead
  • Chesterfield
  • Dublin
  • Fitzwilliam
  • Gilsum
  • Harrisville
  • Hinsdale
  • Jaffrey
  • Marlborough
  • Marlow
  • Nelson
  • Richmond
  • Rindge
  • Roxbury
  • Stoddard
  • Sullivan
  • Surry
  • Swanzey
  • Troy
  • Walpole
  • Westmoreland
  • Winchester

Census-designated placesedit

  • Hinsdale
  • Jaffrey
  • Marlborough
  • North Walpole
  • Troy
  • Walpole
  • West Swanzey
  • Winchester

Villagesedit

  • Ashuelot
  • Chesham
  • Drewsville
  • East Swanzey
  • Munsonville
  • Poocham
  • Spofford
  • West Chesterfield

See alsoedit

  • National Register of Historic Places listings in Cheshire County, New Hampshire

Referencesedit

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts" United States Census Bureau Retrieved September 24, 2013 
  2. ^ "Find a County" National Association of Counties Archived from the original on 2015-05-10 Retrieved 2011-06-07 
  3. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files" United States Census Bureau August 22, 2012 Archived from the original on December 27, 2014 Retrieved December 27, 2014 
  4. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates" Retrieved June 9, 2017 
  5. ^ "US Decennial Census" United States Census Bureau Archived from the original on May 12, 2015 Retrieved December 27, 2014 
  6. ^ "Historical Census Browser" University of Virginia Library Retrieved December 27, 2014 
  7. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990" United States Census Bureau Retrieved December 27, 2014 
  8. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4 Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" PDF United States Census Bureau Retrieved December 27, 2014 
  9. ^ "American FactFinder" United States Census Bureau Archived from the original on 2013-09-11 Retrieved 2008-01-31 
  10. ^ a b c "DP-1 Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data" United States Census Bureau Retrieved 2016-01-12 
  11. ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County" United States Census Bureau Retrieved 2016-01-12 
  12. ^ "DP02 SELECTED SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS IN THE UNITED STATES – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates" United States Census Bureau Retrieved 2016-01-12 
  13. ^ "DP03 SELECTED ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates" United States Census Bureau Retrieved 2016-01-12 
  14. ^ http://uselectionatlasorg/RESULTS

External linksedit

Template:Attached KML/Cheshire County, New Hampshire KML is from Wikidata
  • Official Cheshire County web site
  • Cheshire information pages at the University of New Hampshire
  • National Register of Historic Places listing for Cheshire County
  • Keene Pumpkin Festival
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Coordinates: 42°55′N 72°15′W / 4292°N 7225°W / 4292; -7225



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