Carroll County, New Hampshire

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Carroll County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Hampshire. As of 2000, the population was 43,666. The 2009 population was estimated to be 47,693.[1] Its county seat is Ossipee.[2]

Carroll County was created in 1840 and organized at Ossipee from towns removed from Strafford County. It was named in honor of Charles Carroll of Carrollton, who had died in 1832, the last surviving signer of the United States Declaration of Independence.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 992 square miles (2,570 km2). 934 sq mi (2,420 km2) is land and 58 sq mi (150 km2) (5.89%) is water. Northern Carroll County is known for being mountainous. Several ski areas, including Cranmore Mountain, Attitash, King Pine, and Black Mountain, are located here.

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National protected area

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 43,666 people, 18,351 households, and 12,313 families residing in the county. The population density was 18/km² (47/sq mi). There were 34,750 housing units at an average density of 14/km² (37/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 98.22% White, 0.17% Black or African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.38% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.17% from other races, and 0.77% from two or more races. 0.48% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 22.5% were of English, 15.6% Irish, 10.5% American, 9.7% French, 6.7% German, 5.8% Italian and 5.2% Scottish ancestry according to Census 2000. 96.5% spoke English and 1.6% French as their first language.

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