Coos County, NH

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2022 Population
31,430
0.223% 1-year growth
US Senator
Jeanne Shaheen
Democratic Party
US Senator
Maggie Hassan
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
49.7
1.84% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
11.6%
6.17% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$55,247
6.13% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$157,900
17.5% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
14,431
0.811% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Coos County, NH had a population of 31.4k people with a median age of 49.7 and a median household income of $55,247. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Coos County, NH grew from 31,360 to 31,430, a 0.223% increase and its median household income grew from $52,054 to $55,247, a 6.13% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Coos County, NH are White (Non-Hispanic) (94.2%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.76%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.57%), White (Hispanic) (1.23%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.509%).

None of the households in Coos County, NH reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.7% of the residents in Coos County, NH are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Coos County, NH are White Mountains Community College (205 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Coos County, NH was $157,900, and the homeownership rate was 73.1%.

Most people in Coos County, NH drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Coos County, NH was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Coos County, NH is home to a population of 31.4k people, from which 98.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.85% of Coos County, NH residents were born outside of the country (897 people).

In 2022, there were 53.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (29.6k people) in Coos County, NH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 554 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 492 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.7%
2022 Citizenship
99.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.7% of Coos County, NH residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Coos County, NH was 99.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Coos County, NH
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    29.6k ± 106
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    554 ± 125
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    492 ± 158
1.87%
Hispanic Population
589 people

In 2022, there were 53.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (29.6k people) in Coos County, NH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 554 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 492 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.87% of the people in Coos County, NH are hispanic (589 people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Canada
    8,274 ± 2,227 people
  2. India
    7,491 ± 2,119 people
  3. Dominican Republic
    5,567 ± 1,828 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New Hampshire was Canada, the natal country of 8,274 New Hampshire residents, followed by India with 7,491 and Dominican Republic with 5,567.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.85%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
897 people
2.4%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
752 people

As of 2022, 2.85% of Coos County, NH residents (897 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Coos County, NH was 2.4%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    854 ± 132
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    519 ± 147
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    324 ± 102

Coos County, NH has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.65 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Coos County, NH employs 14.4k people. The largest industries in Coos County, NH are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,487 people), Retail Trade (1,860 people), and Manufacturing (1,557 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($98,958), Public Administration ($57,708), and Finance & Insurance ($53,750).

Males in New Hampshire have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $66,483. The income inequality in New Hampshire (measured using the Gini index) is 0.454, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

14.4k
2022 Value
± 664
−0.811%
1 Year decline
± 6.58%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Coos County, NH declined at a rate of −0.811%, from 14.5k employees to 14.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Coos County, NH, are Sales & Related Occupations (1,608 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,504 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,194 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Coos County, NH.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

14.4k
2022 Value
± 664
−0.811%
1 Year decline
± 6.58%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Coos County, NH declined at a rate of −0.811%, from 14.5k employees to 14.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Coos County, NH, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,487 people), Retail Trade (1,860 people), and Manufacturing (1,557 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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Median Earnings by Industry

$41,819
Median earning men ± $2,566
$32,601
Median earning women ± $1,636

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($71,250), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($61,118), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($56,875).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($63,750), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($48,580), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($48,393).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.71%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 693k people employed in New Hampshire. This represents a 2.71% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 16.3%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in New Hampshire.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 291
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 204
    Retail Trade
  3. 182
    Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Coos County, NH went to Donald J. Trump with 52.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (46.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.56%).

Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan are the senators currently representing the state of New Hampshire. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

New Hampshire is currently represented by 2 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from New Hampshire

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Jeanne Shaheen
Senator from New Hampshire2
Assumed office on January 3, 2009
Maggie Hassan
Senator from New Hampshire3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017

Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan are the senators currently representing New Hampshire.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from New Hampshire

New Hampshire is currently represented by 2 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Coos County, NH awarded 205 degrees. The student population of Coos County, NH in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 186 male students and 337 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Coos County, NH are White (199 and 97.1%), followed by Unknown (4 and 1.95%), Black or African American (1 and 0.488%), and American Indian or Alaska Native (1 and 0.488%).

The largest universities in Coos County, NH by number of degrees awarded are White Mountains Community College (205 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Coos County, NH are Welding Technology (39 and 19%), Registered Nursing (24 and 11.7%), and Diesel Mechanics Technology (13 and 6.34%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 523 students enrolled in Coos County, NH, 35.6% men and 64.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 402 records, of which 65.9% were women and 34.1% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 24 degrees awarded
  2. 9 degrees awarded
  3. 8 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Coos County, NH was Registered Nursing with 24 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
205 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was White Mountains Community College with 205 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 90 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Coos County, NH, which is 0.783 times less than the 115 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 199 degrees mean that there were 49.8 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 4 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($6,450) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($600) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,400) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.529% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.509% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (315k), Bachelors Degree (255k), and Some college (221k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Coos County, NH was $157,900 in 2022, which is 0.56 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $134,400 to $157,900, a 17.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Coos County, NH is 73.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Coos County, NH have an average commute time of 22.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Coos County, NH is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Coos County, NH is $55,247. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Coos County, NH was Census Tract 9505 with a value of $75,493, followed by Census Tract 9510 and Census Tract 9503, with respective values of $69,408 and $67,917.

In 2022, 14.3% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Coos County, NH. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.978%.

Property

$157,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$6,726
$9,962
Median Property Taxes
±$469

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units 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

73.1%
Homeownership
2022
59.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 73.1% of the housing units in Coos County, NH were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 73.2%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9505
  2. Census Tract 9510
  3. Census Tract 9503

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Coos County, NH was Census Tract 9505 with a value of $75,493, followed by Census Tract 9510 and Census Tract 9503, with respective values of $69,408 and $67,917.

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

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Household Income

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$55,247
Median Household Income
± $3,519
13.6k
Number of Households
± 627

In 2022, the median household income of the 13.6k households in Coos County, NH grew to $55,247 from the previous year's value of $52,054.

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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Coos County, NH is from New Hampshire.
0.454
2022 Wage GINI in New Hampshire
0.456
2021 Wage GINI in New Hampshire

In 2022, the income inequality in New Hampshire was 0.454 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.451% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for New Hampshire was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in New Hampshire in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (76.2%)
  2. Carpooled (10.4%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.79%)

In 2022, 76.2% of workers in Coos County, NH drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.4%) and those who worked at home (7.79%).

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Commute Time

22.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Coos County, NH have a shorter commute time (22.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.98% of the workforce in Coos County, NH have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 14.3% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Coos County, NH. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.978%.

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Poverty & Diversity

11.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Coos County, NH (3.42k out of 29.4k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 65 - 74.

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

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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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 18.8% of the children was living in poverty in Coos County, NH. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 3.8%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 159 in Coos County, NH. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 16 per 100,000 population.

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Health

92.1% of the population of Coos County, NH has health coverage, with 36.2% on employee plans, 21.4% on Medicaid, 21.2% on Medicare, 11% on non-group plans, and 2.32% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Coos County, NH see 831 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.69% decrease from the previous year (854 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1417 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 439 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.8% were men and 50.2% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

831 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Coos County, NH

Primary care physicians in Coos County, NH see an average of 831 patients per year. This represents a 2.69% decrease from the previous year (854 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 its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 17.5% under 18 years, 16.1% between 18 and 34 years, 41.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 25.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.8% were men and 50.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

7.89%
Uninsured
36.2%
Employer Coverage
21.4%
Medicaid
21.2%
Medicare
11%
Non-Group
2.32%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Coos County, NH grew by 0.947% from 7.82% to 7.89%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was N/A in Coos County, NH.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 34% in Coos County, NH.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 8.75% in Coos County, NH.

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