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Whitefield, New Hampshire - Basic Facts

The Whitefield Census Designated Place had a population of 1,212 as of July 1, 2020. Whitefield 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 Whitefield is located at latitude 44.3731 and longitude -71.6101 in Coos County. The formal boundaries for the Whitefield Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 1.29 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Coos County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 955 feet.

The Whitefield Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2378095) 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 Whitefield Census Designated Place is located within Town of Whitefield, a minor civil division (MCD) of Coos County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Whitefield: Whitefields.


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


Total Population 1,212 (100%)
Population in Households 1,177 (97.1%)
Population in Families 881 (72.7%)
Population in Group Quarters1 35 ( 2.9%)
Population Density 920
Diversity Index2 18


Median Household Income $40,696
Average Household Income $55,986
% of Income for Mortgage4 15%
Per Capita Income $24,091
Wealth Index5 48


Total HU (Housing Units) 594 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 349 (58.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 163 (27.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 82 (13.8%)
Median Home Value $146,023
Average Home Value $177,874
Housing Affordability Index3 160


Total Households 512
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 311
Average Family Size 3
  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 0.52% -0.12%
Households 0.61% 0.0%
Families 0.86% -0.13%
Median Household Income   1.25%
Per Capita Income   2.32%
Owner Occupied HU   0.4%


Whitefield, NH - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Whitefield 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 # 60 39th
Population Density # 40 60th
Median Household Income # 92 6th
Housing Affordability Index # 59 61st
Per Capita Income # 90 8th
Diversity Index # 22 78th

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