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, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Contoocook: Contoocook Village, Contucook.

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Contoocook, NH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,451
Daytime Population: Workers 546
Daytime Population: Residents 561
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,107
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.76
Population in Households 1,451
Population in Familes 1,180
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 631
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $69,985
Average Household Income $91,105
Per Capita Income $37,799


Total Housing Units 648 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 480 (74.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 135 (20.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 34 ( 5.2%)
Median Home Value $268,750
Average Home Value $273,285


Total Households 614
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 412
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.07% 0.23%
Households 0.09% 0.26%
Families 0.51% 0.15%
Median Household Income   2.15%
Per Capita Income   2.64%

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, 2017 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 # 53 46th
Population Density # 57 42nd
Diversity Index # 91 7th
Median Household Income # 17 84th
Per Capita Income # 16 85th

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