Whitefield (CDP), New Hampshire

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Whitefield, New Hampshire
Whitefield is located in New Hampshire
Whitefield is located in the United States
Coordinates: 44°22′20″N 71°36′42″W / 44.37222°N 71.61167°W / 44.37222; -71.61167Coordinates: 44°22′20″N 71°36′42″W / 44.37222°N 71.61167°W / 44.37222; -71.61167
CountryUnited States
StateNew Hampshire
 • Total1.29 sq mi (3.34 km2)
 • Land1.29 sq mi (3.34 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
945 ft (288 m)
 • Total1,142
 • Density886/sq mi (341.9/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)603
FIPS code33-84340
GNIS feature ID2378095

Whitefield is a census-designated place (CDP) and the main village in the town of Whitefield in Coos County, New Hampshire, United States. The population of the CDP was 1,142 at the 2010 census,[1] out of 2,306 people in the entire town of Whitefield.


The CDP is in the west-central part of the town of Whitefield, on both sides of the Johns River, a west-flowing tributary of the Connecticut River. The CDP is bordered to the northwest by the town of Dalton. The northern edge of the CDP is north of Holly Heights, Prospect Street, and Spring Street, while to the east the CDP extends beyond Balsam Lane. The southeast border of the CDP follows Greenwood Street south to Bog Brook, which forms the western border of the CDP down to the Johns River.[2]

U.S. Route 3 runs through the center of Whitefield, leading north 8 miles (13 km) to Lancaster, the Coos County seat, and south the same distance to Twin Mountain. New Hampshire Route 116 also passes through the center of town, leading northeast 9 miles (14 km) to Jefferson and southwest 10 miles (16 km) to Littleton. New Hampshire Route 142 leads northwest from Whitefield 7 miles (11 km) to Dalton and south-southwest 8 miles (13 km) to Bethlehem.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Whitefield CDP has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.3 km2), all of it recorded as land.[1]


As of the census of 2010, there were 1,142 people, 476 households, and 283 families residing in the CDP. There were 544 housing units, of which 68, or 12.5%, were vacant. The racial makeup of the town was 94.8% white, 0.2% African American, 0.5% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.0% Pacific Islander, 2.1% some other race, and 1.9% from two or more races. 3.6% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.[3]

Of the 476 households in the CDP, 29.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.5% were headed by married couples living together, 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.5% were non-families. 34.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 15.8% were someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30, and the average family size was 2.92.[3]

23.3% of people in the CDP were under the age of 18, 6.7% were from age 18 to 24, 25.0% were from 25 to 44, 26.6% were from 45 to 64, and 18.5% were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41.1 years. For every 100 females, there were 88.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.6 males.[3]

For the period 2011-15, the estimated median annual income for a household was $31,743, and the median income for a family was $46,597. Male full-time workers had a median income of $41,944 versus $32,311 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $21,220. 17.3% of the population and 11.6% of families were below the poverty line, along with 16.5% of people under the age of 18 and 20.8% of people 65 or older.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Whitefield CDP, New Hampshire". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved August 29, 2017.
  2. ^ "TIGERweb: Whitefield CDP, New Hampshire". Geography Division, U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved August 30, 2017.
  3. ^ a b c "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (DP-1): Whitefield CDP, New Hampshire". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved August 30, 2017.
  4. ^ "Selected Economic Characteristics: 2011-2015 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates (DP03): Whitefield CDP, New Hampshire". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved August 30, 2017.[permanent dead link]