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 1,244 as of July 1, 2017. West Swanzey 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 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, 2017.

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West Swanzey, NH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,244
Daytime Population: Workers 442
Daytime Population: Residents 527
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 969
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.78
Population in Households 1,244
Population in Familes 946
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 491
Diversity Index3 16


Median Household Income $45,256
Average Household Income $63,422
Per Capita Income $27,286


Total Housing Units 621 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 308 (49.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 252 (40.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 61 ( 9.8%)
Median Home Value $169,063
Average Home Value $167,776


Total Households 560
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 350
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.69% -0.55%
Households -0.51% -0.43%
Families 0.4% -0.52%
Median Household Income   4.34%
Per Capita Income   3.53%

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, 2017 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 Density # 73 26th
Diversity Index # 21 79th
Median Household Income # 82 16th
Per Capita Income # 72 27th

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