Merrimack County

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Merrimack County, New Hampshire

4 Court St Suite 2
Concord, NH 03301
Phone: (603) 228-0331
Fax: (603) 224-2665
www.ci.concord.nh.us

In south-central NH, north of Manchester; organized Jul 1, 1823 from Rickingham and Hillsborough counties. Name Origin: For the Merrimack River, which bisects the county

Area (sq mi):: 956.49 (land 934.43; water 22.06) Population per square mile: 157.20
Population 2005: 146,881 State rank: 3 Population change: 2000-20005 7.80%; 1990-2000 13.50% Population 2000: 136,225 (White 96.40%; Black or African American 0.50%; Hispanic or Latino 1.00%; Asian 0.90%; Other 1.40%). Foreign born: 3.20%. Median age: 37.70
Income 2000: per capita $23,208; median household $48,522; Population below poverty level: 5.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $30,907-$32,633
Unemployment (2004): 3.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.40% Median travel time to work: 24.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 31.00%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Concord County seat (42,345)

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