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Sullivan County, New Hampshire
LempsterNHWindFarm Cemetery.jpg
Lempster Mountain Wind Power Project overlooking cemetery in East Lempster, NH
Seal of Sullivan County, New Hampshire
Seal
Map of New Hampshire highlighting Sullivan County
Location in the state of New Hampshire
Map of the U.S. highlighting New Hampshire
New Hampshire's location in the U.S.
Founded 1827
Named for John Sullivan
Seat Newport
Largest city Claremont
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

552 sq mi (1,430 km²)
537 sq mi (1,391 km²)
15 sq mi (39 km²), 2.7%
Population
 - (2020)
 - Density

43,063
81/sq mi (31/km²)
Congressional district 2nd
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website www.sullivancountynh.gov

Sullivan County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Hampshire. As of the 2020 census, the population was 43,063,[1] making it the second-least populous county in New Hampshire. Its county seat is Newport.[2]

Sullivan County is included in the Claremont-Lebanon, NH-VT Micropolitan Statistical Area.

History[]

Sullivan County was organized at Newport in 1827 and is named for John Sullivan (1740–1795), the Revolutionary War hero and a former governor. It was formed from the northern part of Cheshire County.

Geography[]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 552 square miles (1,430 km2), of which 537 square miles (1,390 km2) is land and 15 square miles (39 km2) (2.7%) is water.[3] It is the third-smallest county in New Hampshire by area.

Adjacent counties[]

National protected area[]

  • Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site

Template:Rivers of New Hampshire

Demographics[]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1830 19,669
1840 20,340 3.4%
1850 19,375 −4.7%
1860 19,041 −1.7%
1870 18,058 −5.2%
1880 18,161 0.6%
1890 17,304 −4.7%
1900 18,009 4.1%
1910 19,337 7.4%
1920 20,922 8.2%
1930 24,286 16.1%
1940 25,442 4.8%
1950 26,441 3.9%
1960 28,067 6.1%
1970 30,949 10.3%
1980 36,063 16.5%
1990 38,592 7.0%
2000 40,458 4.8%
2010 43,742 8.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]
1790-1960[5] 1900-1990[6]
1990-2000[7] 2010-2020[1]

2000 census[]

At the 2000 census,[8] there were 40,458 people, 16,530 households and 11,174 families residing in the county. The population density was 29/; (75/sq mi). There were 20,158 housing units at an average density of 38 per square mile (14/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.99% White, 0.24% Black or African American, 0.29% Native American, 0.37% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.14% from other races, and 0.94% from two or more races. 0.55% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 16.9% were of English, 14.7% French, 11.7% French Canadian, 10.7% American, 10.0% Irish, 6.2% German and 5.1% Italian ancestry. 96.1% spoke English and 1.6% French as their first language.

There were 16,530 households of which 29.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.70% were married couples living together, 8.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.40% were non-families. 25.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.88.

23.90% of the population were under the age of 18, 6.40% from 18 to 24, 28.00% from 25 to 44, 25.90% from 45 to 64, and 15.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 97.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.50 males.

The median household income was $40,938 and the median family income was $48,516. Males had a median income of $32,185 versus $24,615 for females. The per capita income for the county was $21,319. About 5.20% of families and 8.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.50% of those under age 18 and 8.80% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census[]

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 43,742 people, 18,126 households, and 12,025 families residing in the county.[9] The population density was 81.4 inhabitants per square mile (31.4 /km2). There were 22,341 housing units at an average density of 41.6 per square mile (16.1 /km2).[10] The racial makeup of the county was 97.0% white, 0.6% Asian, 0.4% black or African American, 0.3% American Indian, 0.3% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 1.1% of the population.[9] In terms of ancestry, 23.9% were English, 16.3% were Irish, 9.2% were German, 7.1% were Italian, 6.0% were French Canadian, 5.2% were Scottish, 5.1% were Polish, and 4.4% were American.[11]

Of the 18,126 households, 28.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.3% were married couples living together, 9.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 33.7% were non-families, and 26.1% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.82. The median age was 43.9 years.[9]

The median income for a household in the county was $50,689 and the median income for a family was $61,959. Males had a median income of $44,408 versus $34,233 for females. The per capita income for the county was $26,322. About 7.5% of families and 10.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.6% of those under age 18 and 7.9% of those age 65 or over.[12]

Politics[]

United States presidential election results for Sullivan County, New Hampshire[13]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 11,508 47.08% 12,390 50.69% 546 2.23%
2016 10,796 47.60% 10,210 45.01% 1,677 7.39%
2012 9,269 42.45% 12,166 55.71% 402 1.84%
2008 9,169 40.30% 13,249 58.23% 336 1.48%
2004 10,142 46.51% 11,434 52.44% 228 1.05%
2000 9,304 49.84% 8,224 44.05% 1,140 6.11%
1996 6,824 39.54% 8,380 48.55% 2,056 11.91%
1992 6,318 35.50% 7,921 44.50% 3,560 20.00%
1988 8,836 57.82% 6,378 41.73% 69 0.45%
1984 9,220 64.75% 4,962 34.85% 57 0.40%
1980 7,472 52.85% 4,889 34.58% 1,776 12.56%
1976 6,679 50.57% 6,323 47.88% 205 1.55%
1972 7,901 58.13% 5,554 40.86% 137 1.01%
1968 6,094 49.43% 5,817 47.19% 417 3.38%
1964 3,975 31.15% 8,787 68.85% 0 0.00%
1960 7,105 52.34% 6,469 47.66% 0 0.00%
1956 8,403 66.44% 4,239 33.52% 5 0.04%
1952 8,317 63.68% 4,743 36.32% 0 0.00%
1948 6,003 55.49% 4,696 43.41% 119 1.10%
1944 5,935 49.82% 5,972 50.13% 6 0.05%
1940 5,583 48.74% 5,872 51.26% 0 0.00%
1936 5,347 50.74% 5,113 48.52% 78 0.74%
1932 5,153 53.79% 4,368 45.60% 58 0.61%
1928 5,754 61.57% 3,549 37.97% 43 0.46%
1924 5,187 68.03% 2,268 29.74% 170 2.23%
1920 4,647 64.35% 2,521 34.91% 54 0.75%
1916 2,193 49.33% 2,215 49.82% 38 0.85%
1912 1,677 38.85% 1,523 35.28% 1,117 25.87%
1908 2,758 63.21% 1,469 33.67% 136 3.12%
1904 2,774 64.21% 1,447 33.50% 99 2.29%
1900 2,559 61.43% 1,538 36.92% 69 1.66%
1896 2,750 71.45% 865 22.47% 234 6.08%
1892 2,434 53.84% 2,021 44.70% 66 1.46%
1888 2,588 54.95% 2,040 43.31% 82 1.74%
1884 2,477 53.95% 2,031 44.24% 83 1.81%
1880 2,729 55.46% 2,175 44.20% 17 0.35%
1876 2,568 54.91% 2,106 45.03% 3 0.06%



Communities[]

City[]

  • Claremont

Towns[]

Census-designated places[]

  • Charlestown
  • Newport
  • Plainfield

Other populated places[]

  • Balloch
  • Cornish Flat
  • East Lempster
  • Georges Mills
  • Guild
  • Meriden
  • South Acworth

See also[]

  • National Register of Historic Places listings in Sullivan County, New Hampshire

References[]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/33/33019.html. Retrieved September 24, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Counties/Pages/FindACounty.aspx. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. http://www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/data/docs/gazetteer/counties_list_33.txt. Retrieved December 27, 2014. 
  4. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. http://www.census.gov/prod/www/decennial.html. Retrieved December 27, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. http://mapserver.lib.virginia.edu. Retrieved December 27, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. http://www.census.gov/population/cencounts/nh190090.txt. Retrieved December 27, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. http://www.census.gov/population/www/cen2000/briefs/phc-t4/tables/tab02.pdf. Retrieved December 27, 2014. 
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder2.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  9. ^ a b c "DP-1 Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/DEC/10_DP/DPDP1/0500000US33019. Retrieved 2016-01-12. 
  10. ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/DEC/10_SF1/GCTPH1.CY07/0500000US33019. Retrieved 2016-01-12. 
  11. ^ "DP02 SELECTED SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS IN THE UNITED STATES – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/10_5YR/DP02/0500000US33019. Retrieved 2016-01-12. 
  12. ^ "DP03 SELECTED ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/10_5YR/DP03/0500000US33019. Retrieved 2016-01-12. 
  13. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS. 

External links[]

Coordinates: 43°22′N 72°13′W / 43.36, -72.22


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