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Carroll County, New Hampshire
Map
Map of New Hampshire highlighting Carroll County
Location in the state of New Hampshire
Map of the USA highlighting New Hampshire
New Hampshire's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded 1840
Seat Ossipee
Largest town Conway
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

992 sq mi (2,569 km²)
931 sq mi (2,411 km²)
61 sq mi (158 km²), 6.2%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

47,818
51/sq mi (20/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website: www.carrollcountynh.net
Named for: Charles Carroll of Carrollton

Carroll County is a county located in the state of New Hampshire, in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 47,818, making it the third-least populous county in New Hampshire. Its county seat is Ossipee. The county was created in 1840 and organized at Ossipee from towns removed from Strafford County. It was named in honor of Charles Carroll of Carrollton, who had died in 1832, the last surviving signer of the United States Declaration of Independence.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 992 square miles (2,570 km2), of which 931 square miles (2,410 km2) is land and 61 square miles (160 km2) (6.2%) is water. It is the third-largest county in New Hampshire by total area. Northern Carroll County is known for being mountainous. Several ski areas, including Cranmore Mountain, Attitash, King Pine, and Black Mountain, are located here.

Adjacent counties

National protected area

  • White Mountain National Forest (part)

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 20,157
1860 20,465 1.5%
1870 17,332 −15.3%
1880 18,224 5.1%
1890 18,124 −0.5%
1900 16,895 −6.8%
1910 16,316 −3.4%
1920 15,017 −8.0%
1930 14,277 −4.9%
1940 15,589 9.2%
1950 15,868 1.8%
1960 15,829 −0.2%
1970 18,548 17.2%
1980 27,931 50.6%
1990 35,410 26.8%
2000 43,666 23.3%
2010 47,818 9.5%
Est. 2015 47,285 −1.1%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2013

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 43,666 people, 18,351 households, and 12,313 families residing in the county. The population density was 18/km² (47/sq mi). There were 34,750 housing units at an average density of 14/km² (37/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 98.22% White, 0.17% Black or African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.38% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.17% from other races, and 0.77% from two or more races. 0.48% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 22.5% were of English, 15.6% Irish, 10.5% American, 9.7% French, 6.7% German, 5.8% Italian and 5.2% Scottish ancestry according to Census 2000. 96.5% spoke English and 1.6% French as their first language.

There were 18,351 households out of which 27.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.30% were married couples living together, 7.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.90% were non-families. 26.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.82.

In the county, the population was spread out with 22.60% under the age of 18, 5.30% from 18 to 24, 26.50% from 25 to 44, 27.70% from 45 to 64, and 17.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 96.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $39,990, and the median income for a family was $46,922. Males had a median income of $31,811 versus $23,922 for females. The per capita income for the county was $21,931. About 5.50% of families and 7.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.00% of those under age 18 and 6.70% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 47,818 people, 21,052 households, and 13,569 families residing in the county. The population density was 51.4 inhabitants per square mile (19.8/km2). There were 39,813 housing units at an average density of 42.8 per square mile (16.5/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 97.5% white, 0.6% Asian, 0.3% American Indian, 0.3% black or African American, 0.2% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 1.0% of the population. In terms of ancestry,

The largest ancestry group in Carroll County are people of English ancestry, who make up 29.3% of people in the county. The second largest ancestry group in the county are people of Irish ancestry who make up 24.7%. The third largest group is people of French ancestry who make up 13.8% of people in the county.

Of the 21,052 households, 24.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.2% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 35.5% were non-families, and 28.4% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.72. The median age was 48.3 years.

The median income for a household in the county was $49,897 and the median income for a family was $60,086. Males had a median income of $41,634 versus $32,402 for females. The per capita income for the county was $28,411. About 6.1% of families and 9.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.6% of those under age 18 and 5.5% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

Towns

Township

Census-designated places

Villages


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