Contoocook, NH Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Contoocook, New Hampshire - Basic Facts

The Contoocook Census Designated Place had a population of 1,451 as of July 1, 2016. Contoocook ranks in the lower 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 Contoocook is located at latitude 43.2307 and longitude -71.7131 in Merrimack County. The formal boundaries for the Contoocook Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.3 sq. miles and a water area of 0.1 sq. miles. Merrimack County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 364 feet.

The Contoocook Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2378056) 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 Contoocook Census Designated Place is located within Town of Hopkinton, a minor civil division (MCD) of Merrimack County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Contoocook 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 Contoocook: Contoocook Village, Contucook.

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


Total Population 1,451
Population in Households 1,451
Population in Familes 1,181
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 631
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 616
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 414
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 648 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 478 (73.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 138 (21.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 32 ( 4.9%)
Median Home Value $273,193
Average Home Value $275,314


Median Household Income $64,546
Average Household Income $86,261
Per Capita Income $35,808
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.08% 0.16%
Households 0.16% 0.23%
Families 0.67% 0.14%
Median Household Income   2.64%
Per Capita Income   1.78%
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.

Contoocook, NH - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Contoocook 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 # 54 45th
Population Density1 # 58 41st
Diversity Index2 # 89 8th
Median Household Income # 19 81st
Per Capita Income # 21 79th

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