Laconia, NH Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Laconia, New Hampshire - Basic Facts

The City of Laconia is the 9th largest city in New Hampshire with a population of 16,634 as of July 1, 2016. Laconia ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Hampshire. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Laconia is located at latitude 43.5765 and longitude -71.4823 in Belknap County. The formal boundaries for the City of Laconia (see map below) encompass a land area of 19.82 sq. miles and a water area of 6.14 sq. miles. Belknap County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 502 feet.

The City of Laconia (GNIS ID: 873639) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Laconia population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Laconia: City of the Lakes, Meredith Bridge.

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Laconia, NH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 16,634
Population in Households 16,189
Population in Familes 11,930
Population in Group Qrtrs 445
Population Density1 839
Diversity Index2 16


Total Households 7,153
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 4,221
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 10,497 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,889 (37.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,264 (31.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,344 (31.9%)
Median Home Value $198,072
Average Home Value $258,779


Median Household Income $50,824
Average Household Income $68,161
Per Capita Income $29,619
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.68% 0.63%
Households 0.73% 0.67%
Families 0.61% 0.59%
Median Household Income   1.14%
Per Capita Income   1.57%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Laconia, NH - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Laconia to the other 97 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Hampshire by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 9 92nd
Population Density1 # 44 56th
Diversity Index2 # 19 79th
Median Household Income # 62 37th
Per Capita Income # 48 52nd

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