West Swanzey, NH Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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West Swanzey, New Hampshire - Basic Facts

The West Swanzey Census Designated Place had a population of 1,252 as of July 1, 2016. West Swanzey ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 West Swanzey is located at latitude 42.871 and longitude -72.3225 in Cheshire County. The formal boundaries for the West Swanzey Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.53 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Cheshire County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 512 feet.

The West Swanzey Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2378094) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The West Swanzey Census Designated Place is located within Town of Swanzey, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cheshire County.

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

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


Total Population 1,252
Population in Households 1,252
Population in Familes 953
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 494
Diversity Index2 16


Total Households 567
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 356
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 622 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 308 (49.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 259 (41.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 55 ( 8.8%)
Median Home Value $168,257
Average Home Value $166,694


Median Household Income $44,082
Average Household Income $61,732
Per Capita Income $26,718
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.7% -0.48%
Households -0.39% -0.32%
Families 0.74% -0.45%
Median Household Income   3.35%
Per Capita Income   2.42%
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.

West Swanzey, NH - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Swanzey 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 # 59 40th
Population Density1 # 74 25th
Diversity Index2 # 21 81st
Median Household Income # 80 19th
Per Capita Income # 71 28th

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