West Swanzey, NH Profile: Facts & Data


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West Swanzey, New Hampshire - Basic Facts

The West Swanzey Census Designated Place had a population of 1,208 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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West Swanzey, NH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,208
Population in Households 1,208
Population in Familes 923
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 477
Diversity Index3 16


Median Household Income $48,143
Average Household Income $64,841
Per Capita Income $27,720


Total Housing Units 622 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 298 (47.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 241 (38.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 83 (13.3%)
Median Home Value $170,760
Average Home Value $167,030


Total Households 539
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 336
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.96% -0.79%
Households -0.91% -0.79%
Families -0.14% -0.91%
Median Household Income   3.34%
Per Capita Income   2.81%

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, 2018 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 # 75 24th
Diversity Index # 24 77th
Median Household Income # 80 19th
Per Capita Income # 77 22nd

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