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Sullivan County, New Hampshire

Sullivan County, New Hampshire
Seal of Sullivan County, New Hampshire
Map of New Hampshire highlighting Sullivan County
Location in the state of New Hampshire
Map of the United States highlighting New Hampshire
New Hampshire's location in the U.S.
Founded 1827
Named for John Sullivan
Seat Newport
Largest city Claremont
 • Total 552 sq mi (1,430 km2)
 • Land 537 sq mi (1,391 km2)
 • Water 15 sq mi (39 km2), 2.7%
 • (2010) 43,742
 • Density 81/sq mi (31/km²)
Congressional district 2nd
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website .gov.sullivancountynhwww

Sullivan County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Hampshire. As of the 2010 census, the population was 43,742,[1] making it the second-least populous county in New Hampshire. Its county seat is Newport.[2]

Sullivan County is included in the Claremont-Lebanon, NH-VT Micropolitan Statistical Area.


  • History 1
  • Geography 2
    • Adjacent counties 2.1
    • National protected area 2.2
  • Demographics 3
  • Politics 4
  • Communities 5
    • City 5.1
    • Towns 5.2
    • Census-designated places 5.3
    • Villages 5.4
  • See also 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8


Sullivan County was organized at Newport in 1827 and is named for John Sullivan (1740–1795), the Revolutionary War hero and a former governor. It was formed from the northern part of Cheshire County.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 552 square miles (1,430 km2), of which 537 square miles (1,390 km2) is land and 15 square miles (39 km2) (2.7%) is water.[3] It is the third-smallest county in New Hampshire by area.

Adjacent counties

National protected area


At the 2000 census,[9] there were 40,458 people, 16,530 households and 11,174 families residing in the county. The population density was 29/; (75/sq mi). There were 20,158 housing units at an average density of 38 per square mile (14/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.99% White, 0.24% Black or African American, 0.29% Native American, 0.37% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.14% from other races, and 0.94% from two or more races. 0.55% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 16.9% were of English, 14.7% French, 11.7% French Canadian, 10.7% American, 10.0% Irish, 6.2% German and 5.1% Italian ancestry according to Census 2000. 96.1% spoke English and 1.6% French as their first language.

There were 16,530 households of which 29.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.70% were married couples living together, 8.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.40% were non-families. 25.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.88.

23.90% of the population were under the age of 18, 6.40% from 18 to 24, 28.00% from 25 to 44, 25.90% from 45 to 64, and 15.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 97.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.50 males.

The median household income was $40,938 and the median family income was $48,516. Males had a median income of $32,185 versus $24,615 for females. The per capita income for the county was $21,319. About 5.20% of families and 8.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.50% of those under age 18 and 8.80% of those age 65 or over.


Presidential election results[10]
Year Democratic Republican
2012 55.5% 12,166 42.3% 9,269
2008 58.2% 13,249 40.3% 9,169
2004 52.4% 11,434 46.5% 10,142
2000 44.1% 8,224 49.8% 9,304




Census-designated places


See also


  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 24, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved December 27, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 27, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved December 27, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 27, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 27, 2014. 
  9. ^ "American FactFinder".  
  10. ^ "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". Retrieved 2011-06-11. 

External links

  • Sullivan County official website

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