Belknap County

Belknap County, New Hampshire

34 County Dr
Laconia, NH 03246
Phone: (603) 527-5400
Fax: (603) 527-5409
www.belknapcounty.org

In east-central NH, north of Concord; organized Dec 22, 1840 from Strafford County. Name Origin: For Jeremy Belknap (1744-98), clergyman and historian, author of History of New Hampshire (1784-92) and American Biography (1794-98).

Area (sq mi):: 468.55 (land 401.29; water 67.26) Population per square mile: 153.40
Population 2005: 61,547 State rank: 7 Population change: 2000-20005 9.30%; 1990-2000 14.40% Population 2000: 56,325 (White 97.10%; Black or African American 0.30%; Hispanic or Latino 0.70%; Asian 0.60%; Other 1.60%). Foreign born: 2.50%. Median age: 40.10
Income 2000: per capita $22,758; median household $43,605; Population below poverty level: 6.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $30,081-$32,513
Unemployment (2004): 3.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.40% Median travel time to work: 24.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 32.60%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Laconia County seat (17,133)

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    What is now Gunstock Mountain Resort began during the Great Depression, when Belknap County state representatives and New Hampshire's congressional delegation persuaded the federal government to finance construction of the Belknap Mountain Recreation Area.
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    In neighboring Belknap County, the most sought-after inmate job is assembling crutches for a local manufacturer, meeting short-term and peak demands for labor.
    Since 1960, while the population of Belknap County has nearly doubled, the population of Laconia has risen by fewer than 800 people, creeping from 15,288 to an estimated 16,470 in 2016.
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    Through the partnership between Youth Venture and Belknap County Citizens Council on Children and Families, young children from Belknap County will be supported in launching and leading youth ventures - clubs, businesses or other organizations that create a positive benefit in their communities.
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    0 million dollar community development block grant from Belknap County, New Hampshire.