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Walpole, New Hampshire - Basic Facts

The Walpole Census Designated Place had a population of 648 as of July 1, 2020. Walpole 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 Walpole is located at latitude 43.0795 and longitude -72.4259 in Cheshire County. The formal boundaries for the Walpole Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 1.22 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Cheshire County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 397 feet.

The Walpole Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2629744) 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 Walpole Census Designated Place is located within Town of Walpole, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cheshire County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Walpole: Great Falls, Luneburg.


Walpole, NH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 648 (100%)
Population in Households 648 (100.0%)
Population in Families 501 (77.3%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 532
Diversity Index2 9


Median Household Income $69,941
Average Household Income $104,072
% of Income for Mortgage4 14%
Per Capita Income $45,857
Wealth Index5 153


Total HU (Housing Units) 374 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 253 (67.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 90 (24.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 31 ( 8.3%)
Median Home Value $232,727
Average Home Value $258,858
Housing Affordability Index3 177


Total Households 343
Average Household Size 1.89
Family Households 216
Average Family Size 2
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.67% 0.52%
Households 0.83% 0.58%
Families 2.78% 0.46%
Median Household Income   3.31%
Per Capita Income   3.1%
Owner Occupied HU   0.39%


Walpole, NH - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Walpole to the other 97 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Hampshire by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 74 25th
Population Density # 71 28th
Median Household Income # 28 72nd
Housing Affordability Index # 75 77th
Per Capita Income # 11 90th
Diversity Index # 81 18th

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