Sullivan County, New Hampshire

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Not to be confused with Sullivan, New Hampshire.
Sullivan County, New Hampshire
Seal of Sullivan County, New Hampshire
Seal
Map of New Hampshire highlighting Sullivan County
Location in the state of New Hampshire
Map of the United States highlighting New Hampshire
New Hampshire's location in the U.S.
Founded 1827
Named for John Sullivan
Seat Newport
Largest city Claremont
Area
 • Total 553 sq mi (1,432 km2)
 • Land 537 sq mi (1,391 km2)
 • Water 15 sq mi (39 km2), 2.64%
Population
 • (2010) 43,742
 • Density 80/sq mi (31/km²)
Congressional district 2nd
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website www.sullivancountynh.gov

Sullivan County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Hampshire. As of the 2010 census, the population was 43,742.[1] Its county seat is Newport.[2]

Sullivan County is included in the Claremont-Lebanonn, NH-VT Micropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

Sullivan County was organized at Newport in 1827 and is named for John Sullivan, the Revolutionary War hero and a former governor. It was formed from the northern part of Cheshire County.

Politics[edit]

Presidential election results[3]
Year Democratic Republican
2012 55.5% 12,166 42.3% 9,269
2008 58.2% 13,249 40.3% 9,169
2004 52.4% 11,434 46.5% 10,142
2000 44.1% 8,224 49.8% 9,304

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 552 square miles (1,430 km2), of which 537 square miles (1,391 km2) is land and 15 square miles (39 km2) (2.63%) is water.[4]

Adjacent counties[edit]

National protected area[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1830 19,669
1840 20,340 3.4%
1850 19,375 −4.7%
1860 19,041 −1.7%
1870 18,058 −5.2%
1880 18,161 0.6%
1890 17,304 −4.7%
1900 18,009 4.1%
1910 19,337 7.4%
1920 20,922 8.2%
1930 24,286 16.1%
1940 25,442 4.8%
1950 26,441 3.9%
1960 28,067 6.1%
1970 30,949 10.3%
1980 36,063 16.5%
1990 38,592 7.0%
2000 40,458 4.8%
2010 43,742 8.1%
Est. 2012 43,074 −1.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
2012 Estimate[1]

At the 2000 census[6], there were 40,458 people, 16,530 households and 11,174 families residing in the county. The population density was 29/; (75/sq mi). There were 20,158 housing units at an average density of 38 per square mile (14/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.99% White, 0.24% Black or African American, 0.29% Native American, 0.37% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.14% from other races, and 0.94% from two or more races. 0.55% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 16.9% were of English, 14.7% French, 11.7% French Canadian, 10.7% American, 10.0% Irish, 6.2% German and 5.1% Italian ancestry according to Census 2000. 96.1% spoke English and 1.6% French as their first language.

There were 16,530 households of which 29.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.70% were married couples living together, 8.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.40% were non-families. 25.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.88.

23.90% of the population were under the age of 18, 6.40% from 18 to 24, 28.00% from 25 to 44, 25.90% from 45 to 64, and 15.80% 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 93.50 males.

The median household income was $40,938 and the median family income was $48,516. Males had a median income of $32,185 versus $24,615 for females. The per capita income for the county was $21,319. About 5.20% of families and 8.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.50% of those under age 18 and 8.80% of those age 65 or over.

Communities[edit]

Sullivan County is divided into 14 towns and one city (Claremont). Unincorporated villages are listed within their respective towns:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 24, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". Retrieved 2011-06-11. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved September 24, 2013. 
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 43°22′N 72°13′W / 43.36°N 72.22°W / 43.36; -72.22