South Hooksett, NH Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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South Hooksett, New Hampshire - Basic Facts

The South Hooksett Census Designated Place had a population of 5,494 as of July 1, 2016. South Hooksett 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 South Hooksett is located at latitude 43.0342 and longitude -71.4235 in Merrimack County. The formal boundaries for the South Hooksett Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.31 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Merrimack County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 440 feet.

The South Hooksett Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2378091) 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 South Hooksett Census Designated Place is located within Town of Hooksett, a minor civil division (MCD) of Merrimack County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with South Hooksett 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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South Hooksett, NH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 5,494
Population in Households 4,994
Population in Familes 4,183
Population in Group Qrtrs 500
Population Density1 1,035
Diversity Index2 18


Total Households 1,779
Average Household Size 2.81
Family Households 1,304
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,869 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,466 (78.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 313 (16.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 90 ( 4.8%)
Median Home Value $265,096
Average Home Value $278,345


Median Household Income $92,484
Average Household Income $104,851
Per Capita Income $35,990
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.22% 0.31%
Households 0.13% 0.28%
Families 0.09% 0.23%
Median Household Income   1.56%
Per Capita Income   1.24%
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.

South Hooksett, NH - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares South Hooksett 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 # 22 78th
Population Density1 # 33 67th
Diversity Index2 # 17 84th
Median Household Income # 4 97th
Per Capita Income # 18 82nd

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