Cheshire County, New Hampshire

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Cheshire County, New Hampshire
Cheshire County Courthouse Keene 5.JPG
Cheshire County Courthouse in Keene
Seal of Cheshire County, New Hampshire
Seal
Map of New Hampshire highlighting Cheshire County
Location in the U.S. state of New Hampshire
Map of the United States highlighting New Hampshire
New Hampshire's location in the U.S.
Founded 1769
Named for Cheshire
Seat Keene
Largest city Keene
Area
 • Total 729 sq mi (1,888 km2)
 • Land 707 sq mi (1,831 km2)
 • Water 22 sq mi (57 km2), 3.1%
Population (est.)
 • (2016) 75,774
 • Density 109/sq mi (42/km²)
Congressional district 2nd
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website co.cheshire.nh.us

Cheshire County is a county located in the southwestern portion of the U.S. state of New Hampshire. As of the 2010 census, the population was 77,117.[1] Its county seat is the city of Keene.[2] 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.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. 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) (3.1%) is water.[3] The highest point in Cheshire county is Mount Monadnock, in the northwestern part of Jaffrey, at 3,165 feet (965 m).

Adjacent counties[edit]

Geographical landmarks[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1790 28,753
1800 38,825 35.0%
1810 40,988 5.6%
1820 45,376 10.7%
1830 27,016 −40.5%
1840 26,429 −2.2%
1850 30,144 14.1%
1860 27,434 −9.0%
1870 27,265 −0.6%
1880 28,734 5.4%
1890 29,579 2.9%
1900 31,321 5.9%
1910 30,659 −2.1%
1920 30,975 1.0%
1930 33,685 8.7%
1940 34,953 3.8%
1950 38,811 11.0%
1960 43,342 11.7%
1970 52,364 20.8%
1980 62,116 18.6%
1990 70,121 12.9%
2000 73,825 5.3%
2010 77,117 4.5%
Est. 2016 75,774 [4] −1.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
1790-1960[6] 1900-1990[7]
1990-2000[8] 2010-2016[1]

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[9] 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 97.75% White, 0.37% Black or African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.47% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.18% from other races, and 0.89% from two or more races. 0.72% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 16.2% were of English, 13.1% French, 12.7% Irish, 9.3% American, 8.7% French Canadian, 6.7% Italian and 6.5% German ancestry. 95.5% spoke English, 1.4% French and 1.2% Spanish as their first language.

There were 28,299 households out of which 30.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.50% were married couples living together, 9.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.60% were non-families. 25.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the county, the population was spread out with 23.30% under the age of 18, 11.70% from 18 to 24, 27.00% from 25 to 44, 24.30% from 45 to 64, and 13.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 94.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.70 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 4.40% of families and 8.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.50% of those under age 18 and 6.30% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census[edit]

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 77,117 people, 30,204 households, and 19,284 families residing in the county.[10] The population density was 109.1 inhabitants per square mile (42.1/km2). There were 34,773 housing units at an average density of 49.2 per square mile (19.0/km2).[11] The racial makeup of the county was 96.3% white, 1.2% Asian, 0.5% black or African American, 0.3% American Indian, 0.4% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 1.4% of the population.[10] In terms of ancestry, 20.7% were English, 19.1% were Irish, 12.0% were German, 8.8% were French Canadian, 8.7% were Italian, 5.0% were Scottish, and 4.7% were American.[12]

Of the 30,204 households, 27.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.9% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 36.2% were non-families, and 26.2% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.88. The median age was 40.7 years.[10]

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 6.0% of families and 10.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.5% of those under age 18 and 6.8% of those age 65 or over.[13]

Politics[edit]

Presidential Elections Results[14]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 40.3% 16,876 52.7% 22,064 7.1% 2,955
2012 36.6% 15,156 61.4% 25,380 2.0% 824
2008 35.5% 15,205 63.0% 26,971 1.5% 647
2004 39.8% 16,463 59.1% 24,438 1.1% 446
2000 41.3% 13,793 52.1% 17,382 6.7% 2,220
1996 34.5% 10,252 54.4% 16,159 11.1% 3,290
1992 34.0% 11,037 46.3% 15,037 19.7% 6,383
1988 54.5% 15,002 44.9% 12,339 0.6% 171
1984 63.6% 15,851 36.1% 8,990 0.4% 100
1980 52.0% 13,242 30.8% 7,835 17.2% 4,390
1976 53.9% 12,554 44.6% 10,388 1.6% 363
1972 59.0% 13,390 40.3% 9,157 0.7% 156
1968 52.6% 10,702 44.9% 9,135 2.4% 495
1964 30.4% 5,958 69.6% 13,626
1960 57.2% 11,594 42.8% 8,668
1956 69.3% 12,585 30.7% 5,574 0.1% 11
1952 63.9% 11,897 36.1% 6,710
1948 58.3% 9,043 40.9% 6,337 0.8% 126
1944 54.0% 8,334 46.0% 7,098 0.0% 2
1940 54.6% 8,302 45.5% 6,916
1936 55.3% 8,052 43.4% 6,322 1.4% 200
1932 57.7% 7,904 41.4% 5,662 0.9% 126
1928 63.1% 8,673 36.5% 5,025 0.4% 58
1924 69.0% 7,008 26.8% 2,720 4.2% 428
1920 65.8% 6,644 33.4% 3,374 0.7% 74
1916 53.4% 3,337 44.5% 2,779 2.1% 128
1912 43.7% 2,765 33.4% 2,114 22.8% 1,442
1908 64.7% 4,160 29.8% 1,917 5.4% 349
1904 66.6% 4,364 30.6% 2,002 2.8% 184
1900 66.7% 4,435 31.9% 2,120 1.4% 91
1896 75.6% 4,818 20.0% 1,272 4.4% 283
1892 56.3% 4,024 41.9% 2,994 1.7% 124
1888 55.5% 4,118 42.7% 3,165 1.8% 134
1884 54.3% 3,888 41.7% 2,981 4.0% 286
1880 58.6% 4,340 40.2% 2,979 1.2% 86
1876 58.2% 4,162 41.7% 2,984 0.1% 6

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References[edit]

  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. ^ "U.S. 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://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS

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Coordinates: 42°55′N 72°15′W / 42.92°N 72.25°W / 42.92; -72.25