Rockingham County, NH

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2020 Population
308,211
0.605% 1-year growth
US Senator
Jeanne Shaheen
Democratic Party
US Senator
Maggie Hassan
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
44.7
0.449% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
4.59%
1.21% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$93,962
0.22% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$344,000
5.42% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
173,513
0.9% 1-year decline

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In 2020, Rockingham County, NH had a population of 308k people with a median age of 44.7 and a median household income of $93,962. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Rockingham County, NH grew from 306,359 to 308,211, a 0.605% increase and its median household income grew from $93,756 to $93,962, a 0.22% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Rockingham County, NH are White (Non-Hispanic) (92%), White (Hispanic) (2.08%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.02%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.88%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.806%).

None of the households in Rockingham 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.

98.3% of the residents in Rockingham County, NH are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Rockingham County, NH are Great Bay Community College (334 degrees awarded in 2020) and Paul Mitchell the School-Portsmouth (33 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Rockingham County, NH was $344,000, and the homeownership rate was 77.8%.

Most people in Rockingham County, NH drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 30.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Rockingham County, NH was 2 cars per household.

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geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Rockingham County, NH is home to a population of 308k people, from which 98.3% are citizens. As of 2020, 4.82% of Rockingham County, NH residents were born outside of the country (14.9k people).

In 2020, there were 44.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (283k people) in Rockingham County, NH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.42k White (Hispanic) and 6.21k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.3%
2020 Citizenship
98.2%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 98.3% of Rockingham County, NH residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Rockingham County, NH was 98.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Rockingham County, NH
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    283k ± 534
  2. White (Hispanic)
    6.42k ± 680
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    6.21k ± 377
3.13%
Hispanic Population
9.65k people

In 2020, there were 44.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (283k people) in Rockingham County, NH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.42k White (Hispanic) and 6.21k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.13% of the people in Rockingham County, NH are hispanic (9.65k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Rockingham County, NH as a share of the total population.

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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

4.82%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
14.9k people
4.95%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
15.2k people

As of 2020, 4.82% of Rockingham County, NH residents (14.9k 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 Rockingham County, NH was 4.95%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    7,232 ± 682
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    3,435 ± 495
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    3,058 ± 370

Rockingham County, NH has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.11 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Rockingham County, NH employs 174k people. The largest industries in Rockingham County, NH are Health Care & Social Assistance (24,110 people), Manufacturing (22,491 people), and Retail Trade (20,627 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($120,550), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($110,682), and Utilities ($96,103).

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

174k
2020 Value
± 3,213
−0.9%
1 Year decline
± 2.5%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Rockingham County, NH declined at a rate of −0.9%, from 175k employees to 174k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Rockingham County, NH, are Management Occupations (23,407 people), Sales & Related Occupations (19,930 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (17,458 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Rockingham County, NH.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

174k
2020 Value
± 3,213
−0.9%
1 Year decline
± 2.5%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Rockingham County, NH declined at a rate of −0.9%, from 175k employees to 174k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Rockingham County, NH, are Health Care & Social Assistance (24,110 people), Manufacturing (22,491 people), and Retail Trade (20,627 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Rockingham County, NH, though some of these residents may live in Rockingham 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

$63,139
Median earning men ± $1,343
$41,140
Median earning women ± $776

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($92,801), Information ($82,083), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($81,814).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Information ($67,765), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($61,142), and Manufacturing ($54,503).

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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. 3,544
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 2,568
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 2,042
    Retail Trade

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $4.12M
    Manufacturing
  2. $2.8M
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $2.05M
    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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flagCivics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Rockingham County, NH went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 50.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (48.2%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.45%).

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 Rockingham County, NH awarded 367 degrees. The student population of Rockingham County, NH in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 596 male students and 1,049 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Rockingham County, NH are White (314 and 85.6%), followed by Unknown (17 and 4.63%), Asian (12 and 3.27%), and Hispanic or Latino (10 and 2.72%).

The largest universities in Rockingham County, NH by number of degrees awarded are Great Bay Community College (334 and 91%) and Paul Mitchell the School-Portsmouth (33 and 8.99%).

The most popular majors in Rockingham County, NH are Registered Nursing (44 and 12%), General Business Administration & Management (42 and 11.4%), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (37 and 10.1%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2020 there were 1,645 students enrolled in Rockingham County, NH, 36.2% men and 63.8% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,359 records, of which 65.6% were women and 34.4% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 44 degree-majors awarded
  2. 39 degree-majors awarded
  3. 37 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Rockingham County, NH was Registered Nursing with 44 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 334 degrees awarded
  2. 33 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Great Bay Community College with 334 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2020, 133 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Rockingham County, NH, which is 0.568 times less than the 234 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 314 degrees mean that there were 18.5 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 17 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($6,450) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($750) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($1,400) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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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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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 Rockingham County, NH was $344,000 in 2020, which is 1.5 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $326,300 to $344,000, a 5.42% increase. The homeownership rate in Rockingham County, NH is 77.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Rockingham County, NH have an average commute time of 30.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Rockingham County, NH is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Rockingham County, NH is $93,962. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Rockingham County, NH was Census Tract 1061.01 with a value of $155,938, followed by Census Tract 1061.02 and Census Tract 600, with respective values of $152,686 and $143,538.

In 2021, 12.9% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Rockingham County, NH. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 2.17%.

Property

$344,000
Median Property Value 2020
±$3,330
$95,348
Median Property Taxes
±$1,707

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 Rockingham County, NH the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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

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Rent vs Own

77.8%
Homeownership
2020
59.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 77.8% of the housing units in Rockingham County, NH were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 77.7%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 1061.01
  2. Census Tract 1061.02
  3. Census Tract 600

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Rockingham County, NH was Census Tract 1061.01 with a value of $155,938, followed by Census Tract 1061.02 and Census Tract 600, with respective values of $152,686 and $143,538.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Rockingham 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.
$93,962
Median Household Income
± $2,363
123k
Number of Households
± 2,685

In 2020, the median household income of the 123k households in Rockingham County, NH grew to $93,962 from the previous year's value of $93,756.

The following chart displays the households in Rockingham 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 $200k+ range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Rockingham 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.

This chart shows the number of workers in New Hampshire across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (81%)
  2. Worked At Home (9.5%)
  3. Carpooled (6.1%)

In 2020, 81% of workers in Rockingham County, NH drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (9.5%) and those who carpooled to work (6.1%).

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

30.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Rockingham County, NH have a longer commute time (30.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 4.5% of the workforce in Rockingham 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 Rockingham County, NH distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Rockingham County, NH have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 12.9% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Rockingham County, NH. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 2.17%.

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Poverty & Diversity

4.59% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Rockingham County, NH (14k out of 305k 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 55 - 64, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 75+.

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

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, 4.8% of the children was living in poverty in Rockingham County, NH. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 3.2%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 117 in Rockingham County, NH. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 1.02 per 100,000 population.

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95.3% of the population of Rockingham County, NH has health coverage, with 61.2% on employee plans, 6.84% on Medicaid, 14.2% on Medicare, 11.9% on non-group plans, and 1.12% 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 Rockingham County, NH see 1305 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.21% decrease from the previous year (1321 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1313 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 400 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.1% were men and 50.9% 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

1,305 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Rockingham County, NH

Primary care physicians in Rockingham County, NH see an average of 1,305 patients per year. This represents a 1.21% decrease from the previous year (1,321 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Rockingham 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 20.6% under 18 years, 18.1% between 18 and 34 years, 43.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.1% were men and 50.9% were women.

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

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Uninsured People

4.74%
Uninsured
61.2%
Employer Coverage
6.84%
Medicaid
14.2%
Medicare
11.9%
Non-Group
1.12%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Rockingham County, NH grew by 6.93% from 4.43% to 4.74%.

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

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Health Outcomes

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In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 22.1 in Rockingham 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 27.2% in Rockingham County, NH.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 5.64% in Rockingham County, NH.

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