Cheshire County

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Cheshire County, New Hampshire

12 Court St
Keene, NH 03431
Phone: (603) 352-6902
www.co.cheshire.nh.us

In southwestern corner of NH, west of Manchester;original county, organized Apr 29, 1769. Name Origin: For Cheshire county in England, site of one of the estates of the Wentworths; named by NH Gov. John Wentworth (1737-1820) on its establishment

Area (sq mi):: 729.15 (land 707.40; water 21.75) Population per square mile: 109.30
Population 2005: 77,287 State rank: 6 Population change: 2000-20005 4.70%; 1990-2000 5.30% Population 2000: 73,825 (White 97.30%; Black or African American 0.40%; Hispanic or Latino 0.70%; Asian 0.50%; Other 1.40%). Foreign born: 2.20%. Median age: 37.60
Income 2000: per capita $20,685; median household $42,382; Population below poverty level: 8.00% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $28,214-$30,506
Unemployment (2004): 3.30% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.10% Median travel time to work: 22.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 23.20%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Keene County seat (22,955)

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