Cheshire County, NH

County

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2020 Population
76,040
0.00263% 1-year decline
US Senator
Jeanne Shaheen
Democratic Party
US Senator
Maggie Hassan
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
43
0.232% 1-year decrease
2020 Poverty Rate
9.13%
1.75% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$64,686
0.1% 1-year decline
2020 Median Property Value
$197,700
1.23% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
39,376
1.29% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Cheshire County, NH had a population of 76k people with a median age of 43 and a median household income of $64,686. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Cheshire County, NH declined from 76,042 to 76,040, a −0.00263% decrease and its median household income declined from $64,751 to $64,686, a −0.1% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Cheshire County, NH are White (Non-Hispanic) (93.9%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.09%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.926%), White (Hispanic) (0.859%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.775%).

None of the households in Cheshire County, NH reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.8% of the residents in Cheshire County, NH are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Cheshire County, NH are Keene State College (915 degrees awarded in 2020), Franklin Pierce University (637 degrees), and Antioch University-New England (287 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Cheshire County, NH was $197,700, and the homeownership rate was 68.1%.

Most people in Cheshire County, NH drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Cheshire County, NH was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Cheshire County, NH is home to a population of 76k people, from which 98.8% are citizens. As of 2020, 3.14% of Cheshire County, NH residents were born outside of the country (2.39k people).

In 2020, there were 44.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (71.4k people) in Cheshire County, NH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.59k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 704 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.8%
2020 Citizenship
99%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 98.8% of Cheshire County, NH residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Cheshire County, NH was 99%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Cheshire County, NH
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    71.4k ± 95
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.59k ± 236
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    704 ± 202
1.94%
Hispanic Population
1.47k people

In 2020, there were 44.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (71.4k people) in Cheshire County, NH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.59k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 704 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.94% of the people in Cheshire County, NH are hispanic (1.47k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Canada
    8,844 ± 2,301 people
  2. India
    8,039 ± 2,195 people
  3. Dominican Republic
    4,679 ± 1,676 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New Hampshire was Canada, the natal country of 8,844 New Hampshire residents, followed by India with 8,039 and Dominican Republic with 4,679.

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Foreign-Born Population

3.14%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
2.39k people
3.27%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
2.49k people

As of 2020, 3.14% of Cheshire County, NH residents (2.39k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Cheshire County, NH was 3.27%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,241 ± 240
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    940 ± 258
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    623 ± 158

Cheshire County, NH has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.38 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Cheshire County, NH employs 39.4k people. The largest industries in Cheshire County, NH are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,111 people), Educational Services (5,133 people), and Manufacturing (5,013 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($107,614), Finance & Insurance ($64,545), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($59,625).

Males in New Hampshire have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $57,232. The income inequality in New Hampshire (measured using the Gini index) is 0.457, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

39.4k
2020 Value
± 1,428
−1.29%
1 Year decline
± 4.92%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Cheshire County, NH declined at a rate of −1.29%, from 39.9k employees to 39.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Cheshire County, NH, are Management Occupations (4,088 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,949 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (3,737 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Cheshire County, NH.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

39.4k
2020 Value
± 1,428
−1.29%
1 Year decline
± 4.92%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Cheshire County, NH declined at a rate of −1.29%, from 39.9k employees to 39.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Cheshire County, NH, are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,111 people), Educational Services (5,133 people), and Manufacturing (5,013 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Cheshire County, NH, though some of these residents may live in Cheshire County, NH and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$45,301
Median earning men ± $2,226
$32,339
Median earning women ± $1,455

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Information ($62,034), Public Administration ($60,149), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($60,042).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($57,435), Public Administration ($42,469), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($41,164).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in New Hampshire. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in New Hampshire.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 610
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 518
    Manufacturing
  3. 452
    Retail Trade

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $1.05M
    Manufacturing
  2. $510k
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $278k
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from New Hampshire to other states, or from other states to New Hampshire.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $10.9B
  2. $7.68B
  3. $4.58B

In 2020, the top outbound New Hampshire product (by dollars) was Electronics with $10.9B, followed by Mixed freight ($7.68B) and Machinery ($4.58B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound New Hampshire products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$58.4B
2020 Value in New Hampshire
$105B
Projected 2050 Value in New Hampshire
79.8% growth

In 2020, total outbound New Hampshire trade was $58.4B. This is expected to increase 79.8% to $105B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound New Hampshire trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from New Hampshire to other states, or from other states to New Hampshire.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $8.06B
  2. $3.44B
  3. $3.15B

In 2020, the top outbound New Hampshire domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Massachusetts with $8.06B, followed by New York with $3.44B and Maine and $3.15B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that New Hampshire shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Cheshire County, NH went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 57.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (40.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.81%).

Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan are the senators currently representing the state of New Hampshire. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

New Hampshire is currently represented by 2 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from New Hampshire

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Jeanne Shaheen
Senator from New Hampshire2
Assumed office on January 3, 2009
Maggie Hassan
Senator from New Hampshire3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017

Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan are the senators currently representing New Hampshire.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from New Hampshire

New Hampshire is currently represented by 2 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for New Hampshire have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Cheshire County, NH awarded 1,854 degrees. The student population of Cheshire County, NH in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 2,442 male students and 3,628 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Cheshire County, NH are White (1,511 and 82.3%), followed by Unknown (122 and 6.65%), Hispanic or Latino (92 and 5.01%), and Black or African American (42 and 2.29%).

The largest universities in Cheshire County, NH by number of degrees awarded are Keene State College (915 and 49.4%), Franklin Pierce University (637 and 34.4%), and Antioch University-New England (287 and 15.5%).

The most popular majors in Cheshire County, NH are Environmental Studies (99 and 5.34%), Elementary Education & Teaching (95 and 5.12%), and General Psychology (95 and 5.12%).

The median tuition costs in Cheshire County, NH are $36,980 for private four year colleges, and $11,754 and $21,466 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2020 in Cheshire County, NH, the percentage of applicants admitted was 87.9%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 12.9%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 6,070 (40.2% men and 59.8% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 6,070 students enrolled in Cheshire County, NH, 40.2% men and 59.8% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 4,571 records, of which 60.1% were women and 39.9% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 84 degree-majors awarded
  2. 95 degree-majors awarded
  3. 84 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Cheshire County, NH was General Business Administration & Management with 84 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Cheshire County, NH according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 915 degrees awarded
  2. 637 degrees awarded
  3. 287 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Keene State College with 915 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 658 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Cheshire County, NH, which is 0.55 times less than the 1,196 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,511 degrees mean that there were 12.4 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 122 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($36,980) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($3,700) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,300) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.481% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.459% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (307k), Bachelors Degree (241k), and Some college (224k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Cheshire County, NH was $197,700 in 2020, which is 0.86 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $195,300 to $197,700, a 1.23% increase. The homeownership rate in Cheshire County, NH is 68.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Cheshire County, NH have an average commute time of 23.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Cheshire County, NH is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Cheshire County, NH is $64,686. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Cheshire County, NH was Census Tract 9715 with a value of $82,955, followed by Census Tract 9706 and Census Tract 9702, with respective values of $80,729 and $76,250.

In 2021, 15.8% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Cheshire County, NH. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 0.729%.

Property

$197,700
Median Property Value 2020
±$4,485
$20,766
Median Property Taxes
±$821

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Cheshire County, NH the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Cheshire County, NH compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

68.1%
Homeownership
2020
60.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 68.1% of the housing units in Cheshire County, NH were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 69.4%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9715
  2. Census Tract 9706
  3. Census Tract 9702

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Cheshire County, NH was Census Tract 9715 with a value of $82,955, followed by Census Tract 9706 and Census Tract 9702, with respective values of $80,729 and $76,250.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Cheshire County, NH colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$64,686
Median Household Income
± $3,146
30.5k
Number of Households
± 1,266

In 2020, the median household income of the 30.5k households in Cheshire County, NH declined from $64,686 from the previous year's value of $64,751.

The following chart displays the households in Cheshire County, NH distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Cheshire County, NH is from New Hampshire.
0.457
2020 Wage GINI in New Hampshire
0.46
2019 Wage GINI in New Hampshire

In 2020, the income inequality in New Hampshire was 0.457 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.753% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for New Hampshire was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in New Hampshire in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2018
  1. Drove Alone (77.6%)
  2. Worked At Home (9.21%)
  3. Carpooled (7.6%)

In 2018, 77.6% of workers in Cheshire County, NH drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (9.21%) and those who carpooled to work (7.6%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

23.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Cheshire County, NH have a shorter commute time (23.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 3.13% of the workforce in Cheshire County, NH have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Cheshire County, NH distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Cheshire County, NH have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 15.8% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Cheshire County, NH. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 0.729%.

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Poverty & Diversity

9.13% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Cheshire County, NH (6.53k out of 71.4k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Cheshire County, NH is White, followed by Two Or More and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2021, 10.9% of the children was living in poverty in Cheshire County, NH. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 4.4%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 187 in Cheshire County, NH. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 11.7 per 100,000 population.

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93.8% of the population of Cheshire County, NH has health coverage, with 52.5% on employee plans, 11.9% on Medicaid, 16.1% on Medicare, 11.4% on non-group plans, and 1.84% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in New Hampshire was $9,589 in 2014. This is a 2.35% increase from the previous year ($9,369).

Primary care physicians in Cheshire County, NH see 1471 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.684% increase from the previous year (1461 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1312 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 298 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.7% were men and 52.3% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in New Hampshire, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,471 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Cheshire County, NH

Primary care physicians in Cheshire County, NH see an average of 1,471 patients per year. This represents a 0.684% increase from the previous year (1,461 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Cheshire County, NH in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of New Hampshire across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 19.8% under 18 years, 21.7% between 18 and 34 years, 38.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.7% were men and 52.3% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

6.17%
Uninsured
52.5%
Employer Coverage
11.9%
Medicaid
16.1%
Medicare
11.4%
Non-Group
1.84%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Cheshire County, NH declined by 1.42% from 6.26% to 6.17%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Cheshire County, NH changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 49.5 in Cheshire County, NH.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 31.8% in Cheshire County, NH.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 7.56% in Cheshire County, NH.

The graphic shows the trend of the indicator in Cheshire County, NH.

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