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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