Carroll County is a county located in the U.S.
state of New
of 2000, the population was 43,666. Its county seat
is Ossipee .
Carroll County was created in 1840 and organized at Ossipee from
towns removed from Strafford
. 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
According to the U.S.
county has a total area of . of it is land and of it (5.89%) is
water. Northern Carroll County is known for being mountainous.
ski areas, including Cranmore Mountain, Attitash, King Pine, and Black
Mountain, are located here.
As of the census
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
or African American
, 0.28% Native American
, 0.38% Asian
, 0.01% Pacific Islander
, 0.17% from
, and 0.77%
from two or more races. 0.48% of the population were Hispanic
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.
There were 18,351 households out of which 27.40% had children under
the age of 18 living with them, 55.30% were married couples
living together, 7.80% had a female
householder with no husband present, and 32.90% were non-families.
26.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.10% had
someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average
household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.82.
In the county the population was spread out with 22.60% under the
age of 18, 5.30% from 18 to 24, 26.50% from 25 to 44, 27.70% from
45 to 64, and 17.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median
age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 96.60 males. For
every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.20 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $39,990, and
the median income for a family was $46,922. Males had a median
income of $31,811 versus $23,922 for females. The per capita income
for the county was
$21,931. About 5.50% of families and 7.90% of the population were
below the poverty line
10.00% of those under age 18 and 6.70% of those age 65 or
The county is historically Republican, but in 2008 Barack Obama
received 52.39% of the county's
vote. This made him the first Democratic Presidential nominee to
win the county since 1912.
Cities, towns, villages, and unincorporated places*
* In New Hampshire, locations, grants, townships (which are
different from towns), and purchases are unincorporated portions of
a county which are not part on any town and have limited
self-government (if any, as many are uninhabited).
Villages are census divisions of towns or cities, but have no
separate corporate existence from the municipality they are located
- David Leip's Presidential Election