Grafton County, NH

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2022 Population
90,836
0.208% 1-year decline
US Senator
Jeanne Shaheen
Democratic Party
US Senator
Maggie Hassan
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
44.1
2.32% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
9.86%
4.85% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$79,949
8.4% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$273,100
13.6% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
46,354
0.766% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Grafton County, NH had a population of 90.8k people with a median age of 44.1 and a median household income of $79,949. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Grafton County, NH declined from 91,025 to 90,836, a −0.208% decrease and its median household income grew from $73,755 to $79,949, a 8.4% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Grafton County, NH are White (Non-Hispanic) (88.8%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.68%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (3.36%), White (Hispanic) (1.06%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.02%).

None of the households in Grafton 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.

97.4% of the residents in Grafton County, NH are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Grafton County, NH are Dartmouth College (2,137 degrees awarded in 2022), Plymouth State University (1,192 degrees), and Upper Valley Educators Institute (38 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Grafton County, NH was $273,100, and the homeownership rate was 70.6%.

Most people in Grafton County, NH drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Grafton County, NH was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Grafton County, NH is home to a population of 90.8k people, from which 97.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 5.79% of Grafton County, NH residents were born outside of the country (5.26k people).

In 2022, there were 24.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (80.7k people) in Grafton County, NH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.35k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 3.06k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.4%
2022 Citizenship
96.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.4% of Grafton County, NH residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Grafton County, NH was 96.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Grafton County, NH
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    80.7k ± 357
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    3.35k ± 462
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    3.06k ± 243
2.63%
Hispanic Population
2.39k people

In 2022, there were 24.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (80.7k people) in Grafton County, NH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.35k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 3.06k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.63% of the people in Grafton County, NH are hispanic (2.39k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Grafton County, NH as a share of the total population.

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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

5.79%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
5.26k people
5.62%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
5.12k people

As of 2022, 5.79% of Grafton County, NH residents (5.26k 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 Grafton County, NH was 5.62%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,463 ± 342
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    686 ± 159
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    564 ± 149

Grafton County, NH has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.59 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Grafton County, NH employs 46.4k people. The largest industries in Grafton County, NH are Health Care & Social Assistance (8,322 people), Educational Services (6,953 people), and Retail Trade (4,668 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($79,057), Finance & Insurance ($70,561), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($69,361).

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

46.4k
2022 Value
± 1,573
−0.766%
1 Year decline
± 4.83%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Grafton County, NH declined at a rate of −0.766%, from 46.7k employees to 46.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Grafton County, NH, are Management Occupations (5,266 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,939 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (3,960 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Grafton County, NH.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

46.4k
2022 Value
± 1,573
−0.766%
1 Year decline
± 4.83%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Grafton County, NH declined at a rate of −0.766%, from 46.7k employees to 46.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Grafton County, NH, are Health Care & Social Assistance (8,322 people), Educational Services (6,953 people), and Retail Trade (4,668 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Grafton County, NH, though some of these residents may live in Grafton 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

$50,331
Median earning men ± $1,702
$38,502
Median earning women ± $2,096

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($88,182), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($70,791), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($65,956).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Construction ($55,729), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($51,135), and Wholesale Trade ($48,313).

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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%.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 1,082
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 633
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 599
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Grafton County, NH went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 61.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (36.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.63%).

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 Grafton County, NH awarded 3,380 degrees. The student population of Grafton County, NH in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 5,262 male students and 5,403 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Grafton County, NH are White (2,103 and 69.3%), followed by Asian (336 and 11.1%), Hispanic or Latino (233 and 7.68%), and Two or More Races (121 and 3.99%).

The largest universities in Grafton County, NH by number of degrees awarded are Dartmouth College (2,137 and 63.2%), Plymouth State University (1,192 and 35.3%), and Upper Valley Educators Institute (38 and 1.12%).

The most popular majors in Grafton County, NH are General Business Administration & Management (210 and 6.21%), Computer Science (184 and 5.44%), and Econometrics & Quantitative Economics (170 and 5.03%).

The median tuition costs in Grafton County, NH are $60,687 for private four year colleges, and $11,870 and $22,250 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Grafton County, NH, the percentage of applicants admitted was 22.1%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 26.3%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 10,665 (49.3% men and 50.7% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 10,665 students enrolled in Grafton County, NH, 49.3% men and 50.7% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 6,279 records, of which 51.6% were women and 48.4% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 161 degrees awarded
  2. 149 degrees awarded
  3. 170 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Grafton County, NH was General Political Science & Government with 161 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 2,137 degrees awarded
  2. 1,192 degrees awarded
  3. 38 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Dartmouth College with 2,137 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 1,551 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Grafton County, NH, which is 0.848 times less than the 1,829 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 2,103 degrees mean that there were 6.26 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 336 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($60,687) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($2,622) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,280) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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Measure

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.

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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 Grafton County, NH was $273,100 in 2022, which is 0.969 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $240,300 to $273,100, a 13.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Grafton County, NH is 70.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Grafton County, NH have an average commute time of 22.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Grafton County, NH is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Grafton County, NH is $79,949. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Grafton County, NH was Census Tract 9616.01 with a value of $190,000, followed by Census Tract 9609 and Census Tract 9615, with respective values of $105,024 and $92,473.

In 2022, 12.9% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Grafton County, NH. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.74%.

Property

$273,100
Median Property Value 2022
±$8,018
$24,776
Median Property Taxes
±$865

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 Grafton County, NH the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

70.6%
Homeownership
2022
61.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 70.6% of the housing units in Grafton County, NH were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 70.4%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9616.01
  2. Census Tract 9609
  3. Census Tract 9615

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Grafton County, NH was Census Tract 9616.01 with a value of $190,000, followed by Census Tract 9609 and Census Tract 9615, with respective values of $105,024 and $92,473.

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

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Household Income

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$79,949
Median Household Income
± $2,014
35.1k
Number of Households
± 1,260

In 2022, the median household income of the 35.1k households in Grafton County, NH grew to $79,949 from the previous year's value of $73,755.

The following chart displays the households in Grafton 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 Grafton 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 (70.7%)
  2. Worked At Home (12.6%)
  3. Carpooled (9.12%)

In 2022, 70.7% of workers in Grafton County, NH drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (12.6%) and those who carpooled to work (9.12%).

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Commute Time

22.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Grafton County, NH have a shorter commute time (22.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.11% of the workforce in Grafton 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, 12.9% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Grafton County, NH. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.74%.

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Poverty & Diversity

9.86% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Grafton County, NH (8.36k out of 84.8k 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 55 - 64, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 65 - 74.

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

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, 10.6% of the children was living in poverty in Grafton County, NH. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 5%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 167 in Grafton County, NH. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 0.11 per 100,000 population.

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Health

93.9% of the population of Grafton County, NH has health coverage, with 48.3% on employee plans, 12.6% on Medicaid, 17.2% on Medicare, 14.2% on non-group plans, and 1.57% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Grafton County, NH see 508 patients per year on average, which represents a 5.18% increase from the previous year (483 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1193 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 194 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.6% were men and 51.4% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

508 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Grafton County, NH

Primary care physicians in Grafton County, NH see an average of 508 patients per year. This represents a 5.18% increase from the previous year (483 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 18.3% under 18 years, 22.1% between 18 and 34 years, 38% between 35 and 64 years, and 21.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.6% were men and 51.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.12%
Uninsured
48.3%
Employer Coverage
12.6%
Medicaid
17.2%
Medicare
14.2%
Non-Group
1.57%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Grafton County, NH declined by 6.39% from 6.54% to 6.12%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 27.7 in Grafton 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 27.2% in Grafton County, NH.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 9.35% in Grafton County, NH.

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