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The Contoocook CDP(1) had a population of 1,494 as of July 1, 2021. 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 43.222 and longitude -71.714 in Merrimack County. The formal boundaries for the Contoocook Census Designated Place 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 361 feet.

The Contoocook Census Designated Place 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Contoocook: Contoocook Village, Contucook.

  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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Contoocook, NH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)

POPULATION

Total Population 1,494 (100%)
Population in Households 1,494 (100.0%)
Population in Families 1,204 (80.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 649
Diversity Index2 9
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $80,754
Average Household Income $108,579
% of Income for Mortgage4 14%
Per Capita Income $45,420
Wealth Index5 156
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 662 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 513 (77.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 124 (18.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 26 ( 3.9%)
Median Home Value $261,932
Average Home Value $276,270
Housing Affordability Index3 148
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 636
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 421
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.3% 0.32%
Households 0.37% 0.41%
Families 0.52% 0.24%
Median Household Income   1.56%
Per Capita Income   1.97%
Owner Occupied HU   0.5%

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, 2021 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 # 51 48th
Population Density # 57 42nd
Median Household Income # 15 86th
Housing Affordability Index # 54 56th
Per Capita Income # 15 86th
Diversity Index # 85 12th

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