Sullivan County, New Hampshire

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Sullivan County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Hampshire. As of 2000, the population was 40,458. The 2009 population was estimated to be 42,363.[1] Its county seat is Newport.[2]



Sullivan County was organized at Newport in 1827, and is named for John Sullivan, revolutionary war hero and 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 sq mi (1,390 km2) is land and 15 square miles (39 km2) (2.63%) is water.

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As of the census[3] of 2000, 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/kmĀ²). 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.

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