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This article shows U.S. Census totals for Belknap County, New Hampshire, broken down by municipality, from 1900 to 2010.

Like most areas of New England, Belknap County is (and has been at all times since well before the 20th century) entirely divided into incorporated municipalities. There is no unincorporated territory. For any census, adding up the totals for each municipality should yield the county total.

There are two types of incorporated municipalities in New Hampshire, towns and cities. The tables below differentiate between towns and cities.

For more information on the New England municipal system, see New England town.

Corporate changes since 1900

There have been no changes in Belknap County’s municipality roster since 1900.

1900

County Total: 19,526

1910

County Total: 21,309

  • Laconia (city) 10,183
  • Tilton 1,866
  • Meredith 1,638
  • Belmont 1,390
  • Alton 1,348
  • Barnstead 1,081
  • Gilmanton 968
  • Sanbornton 850
  • New Hampton 821
  • Gilford 744
  • Center Harbor 420

1920

County Total: 21,178

  • Laconia (city) 10,897
  • Tilton 2,014
  • Meredith 1,680
  • Alton 1,221
  • Belmont 1,194
  • Barnstead 873
  • Gilmanton 814
  • Gilford 738
  • New Hampton 708
  • Sanbornton 617
  • Center Harbor 422

1930

County Total: 22,623

  • Laconia (city) 12,471
  • Meredith 1,902
  • Tilton 1,712
  • Belmont 1,299
  • Alton 1,261
  • Barnstead 791
  • Gilford 783
  • New Hampton 692
  • Gilmanton 676
  • Sanbornton 654
  • Center Harbor 382

1940

County Total: 24,328

  • Laconia (city) 13,484
  • Meredith 2,192
  • Tilton 1,738
  • Belmont 1,374
  • Alton 1,209
  • Gilford 996
  • Barnstead 804
  • New Hampton 791
  • Gilmanton 708
  • Sanbornton 677
  • Center Harbor 355

1950

County Total: 26,632

  • Laconia (city) 14,745
  • Meredith 2,222
  • Tilton 2,085
  • Belmont 1,611
  • Gilford 1,251
  • Alton 1,189
  • Barnstead 846
  • Sanbornton 755
  • Gilmanton 754
  • New Hampton 723
  • Center Harbor 451

1960

County Total: 28,912

  • Laconia (city) 15,288
  • Meredith 2,434
  • Tilton 2,137
  • Gilford 2,043
  • Belmont 1,953
  • Alton 1,241
  • New Hampton 862
  • Sanbornton 857
  • Barnstead 850
  • Gilmanton 736
  • Center Harbor 511

1970

County Total: 32,367

  • Laconia (city) 14,888
  • Gilford 3,219
  • Meredith 2,904
  • Tilton 2,579
  • Belmont 2,493
  • Alton 1,647
  • Barnstead 1,119
  • Sanbornton 1,022
  • Gilmanton 1,010
  • New Hampton 946
  • Center Harbor 540

1980

County Total: 42,884

  • Laconia (city) 15,575
  • Gilford 4,841
  • Meredith 4,646
  • Belmont 4,026
  • Tilton 3,387
  • Alton 2,440
  • Barnstead 2,292
  • Gilmanton 1,941
  • Sanbornton 1,679
  • New Hampton 1,249
  • Center Harbor 808

1990

County Total: 49,216

  • Laconia (city) 15,743
  • Gilford 5,867
  • Belmont 5,796
  • Meredith 4,837
  • Alton 3,286
  • Tilton 3,240
  • Barnstead 3,100
  • Gilmanton 2,609
  • Sanbornton 2,136
  • New Hampton 1,606
  • Center Harbor 996

2000

County Total: 56,325

  • Laconia (city) 16,411
  • Gilford 6,803
  • Belmont 6,716
  • Meredith 5,943
  • Alton 4,502
  • Barnstead 3,886
  • Tilton 3,477
  • Gilmanton 3,060
  • Sanbornton 2,581
  • New Hampton 1,950
  • Center Harbor 996

2010

County Total: 60,088

  • Laconia (city) 15,951
  • Belmont 7,356
  • Gilford 7,126
  • Meredith 6,241
  • Alton 5,250
  • Barnstead 4,593
  • Gilmanton 3,777
  • Tilton 3,567
  • Sanbornton 2,966
  • New Hampton 2,165
  • Center Harbor 1,096
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