Cheshire County NH Information


Cheshire County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 77,846
Population in Households 73,504
Population in Familes 55,895
Population in Group Qrtrs 4,342
Population Density1 110
Diversity Index2 13


Total Households 31,131
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 19,739
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 35,880 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 21,104 (58.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 10,027 (27.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,749 (13.2%)
Median Home Value $202,507
Average Home Value $240,932


Median Household Income $55,858
Average Household Income $75,215
Per Capita Income $30,530
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.15% 0.12%
Households 0.48% 0.3%
Families 0.37% 0.23%
Median Household Income   1.6%
Per Capita Income   1.83%
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.


Cheshire County NH - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cheshire County to the other 10 counties and county equivalents 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 # 6 50th
Population Density1 # 6 50th
Diversity Index2 # 6 50th
Median Household Income # 7 40th
Per Capita Income # 8 30th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE New Hampshire Census Data Comparison Tool.