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Population (year 2000): 16,411. Estimated population in July 2005: 17,060 (+4.0% change)
Males: 7,969 (48.6%), Females: 8,442 (51.4%)

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Median resident age: 38.8 years
Median household income: $37,796 (year 2000)
Median house value: $96,700 (year 2000)

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Races in Laconia:

  • White Non-Hispanic (96.1%)
  • Two or more races (1.2%)
  • Hispanic (1.0%)
  • American Indian (0.9%)
  • Black (0.5%)

Ancestries: English (16.8%), Irish (16.8%), French (16.1%), French Canadian (15.1%), United States (7.3%), German (6.3%).

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Elevation: 506 feet

Land area: 20.3 square miles

Laconia,

For population 25 years and over in Laconia

  • High school or higher: 81.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.3%
  • Unemployed: 4.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 21.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Laconia city

  • Never married: 25.8%
  • Now married: 52.0%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 9.0%
  • Divorced: 11.9%

3.5% Foreign born (1.4% Europe, 1.0% North America, 0.7% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +580 (+3.7%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: NH Manchester, (39.1 miles pop. 107,006).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: MA Boston, (88.9 miles pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (259.0 miles pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: NH Gilford, (4.2 miles NH (7.3 miles Belmont, NH Meredith, (7.6 miles NH (9.0 miles Sanbornton, NH (9.5 miles Gilmanton, Harbor, NH Center (11.0 miles NH Tilton, (11.2 miles


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 19 buildings, average cost: $87,500
  • 1997: 32 buildings, average cost: $103,700
  • 1998: 40 buildings, average cost: $100,300
  • 1999: 40 buildings, average cost: $146,700
  • 2000: 51 buildings, average cost: $129,500
  • 2001: 66 buildings, average cost: $162,000
  • 2002: 72 buildings, average cost: $156,700
  • 2003: 82 buildings, average cost: $156,500
  • 2004: 10 buildings, average cost: $205,300
  • 2005: 95 buildings, average cost: $182,200

Latitude: 43.55 N, Longitude: 71.47 W

Area code: 603


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (19.5%), Manufacturing (18.5%), Retail trade (16.2%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,029 (+18.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 4,074 (52.5%)


 

Crime in Laconia by Year

Type 1999 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 1
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 6.1
Rapes 6 7 12
    per 100,000 36.6 42.7 73.1
Robberies 1 6 10
    per 100,000 6.1 36.6 60.9
Assaults 14 18 23
    per 100,000 85.3 109.7 140.1
Burglaries 65 94 101
    per 100,000 396.1 572.8 615.4
Thefts 437 525 513
    per 100,000 2662.8 3199.1 3126.0
Auto thefts 21 35 34
    per 100,000 128.0 213.3 207.2
178.0 235.1 266.3


Average climate in Laconia, New Hampshire

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Laconia,

Laconia-area historical tornado activity is slightly below New Hampshire state average. It is 53% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/3/1972, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 9.4 miles away from the Laconia city center injured 7 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 7/18/1963, a category 2 tornado 18.7 miles away from the city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.


Hospital/medical center in Laconia:
  • LAKES REGION GENERAL HOSPITAL (80 HIGHLAND ST)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Laconia:
  • FRANKLIN REGIONAL HOSPITAL (about 16 miles; FRANKLIN, NH)
  • SPEARE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 19 miles; PLYMOUTH, NH)
  • HUGGINS HOSPITAL (about 20 miles; WOLFEBORO, NH)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Laconia:
  • MANCHESTER (about 43 miles; MANCHESTER, NH; ID: MHT)
  • PEASE INTERNATIONAL TRADEPORT (about 56 miles; PORTSMOUTH, NH; ID: PSM)
  • LAURENCE G HANSCOM FLD (about 76 miles; BEDFORD, MA; ID: BED)
Other public-use airports nearest to Laconia:
  • LACONIA MUNI (about 4 miles; LACONIA, NH; ID: LCI)
  • LAKES REGION (about 16 miles; WOLFEBORO, NH; ID: 8B8)
  • MOULTONBORO (about 16 miles; MOULTONBORO, NH; ID: 5M3)

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 53 $133,004 $30,114 24 $21,347
Other and Unallocable 3 $7,498 $29,992 0 $0
Other Government Administration 12 $38,568 $38,568 1 $403
Police Protection - Officers 35 $150,480 $51,593 0 $0
Police - Other 9 $28,629 $38,172 7 $7,503
Firefighters 27 $154,820 $68,808 0 $0
Fire - Other 3 $9,584 $38,336 3 $1,949
Streets and Highways 19 $54,136 $34,191 0 $0
Financial Administration 9 $26,330 $35,106 2 $5,700
Airports 1 $4,495 $53,940 1 $111
Welfare 2 $5,155 $30,930 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 1 $2,724 $32,688 0 $0
Sewerage 8 $28,744 $43,116 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 7 $18,549 $31,798 1 $434
Water Supply 15 $51,328 $41,062 4 $2,631
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 316 $1,051,679 $39,937 106 $84,497
Local Libraries 11 $28,625 $31,227 5 $1,360
Totals for Government 531 $1,794,348 $40,550 154 $125,936


Colleges/Universities in Laconia:
  • NEW HAMPSHIRE COMMUNITY TECH COLL-LACONIA/BERLIN (Full-time enrollment: 855; Location: 379 NEW PRESCOTT HILL RD; Public; Website: www.laco.tec.nh.us)
  • EMPIRE BEAUTY SCHOOL (FT enrollment: 44; Location: 556 MAIN ST; Private, for-profit)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Laconia:
  • PLYMOUTH STATE COLLEGE (about 19 miles; PLYMOUTH, NH; Full-time enrollment: 3,542)
  • NEW HAMPSHIRE COLLEGE (about 34 miles; MANCHESTER, NH; FT enrollment: 3,251)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE-MAIN CAMPUS (about 46 miles; DURHAM, NH; FT enrollment: 12,586)
  • DARTMOUTH COLLEGE (about 56 miles; HANOVER, NH; FT enrollment: 5,309)
  • NORTHERN ESSEX COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 60 miles; HAVERHILL, MA; FT enrollment: 3,388)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS-LOWELL (about 63 miles; LOWELL, MA; FT enrollment: 8,373)
  • SAINT JOSEPHS COLLEGE (about 65 miles; STANDISH, ME; FT enrollment: 2,376)
Public high school in Laconia:
  • LACONIA HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 792; Location: 345 UNION AVE; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high schools in Laconia:
  • LACONIA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 202; Location: 1386 MEREDITH CENTER RD.; Grades: KG - 12)
  • LAKES REGION CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 25; Location: 31 LINDSAY COURT; Grades: KG - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Laconia:
  • MEMORIAL MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 623; Location: 150 MCGRATH ST; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • WOODLAND HEIGHTS ELEMENTARY (Students: 445; Location: 225 WINTER ST EXT; Grades: PK - 05)
  • ELM STREET SCHOOL (Students: 314; Location: 478 ELM ST; Grades: KG - 05)
  • PLEASANT STREET SCHOOL (Students: 302; Location: 350 PLEASANT ST; Grades: KG - 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Laconia:
  • HOLY TRINITY SCHOOL (Students: 210; Location: 50 CHURCH STREET; Grades: KG - 8)
  • NORTH COUNTRY ALTERNATIVE SCH (Students: 3; Location: PO BOX 6153; Grades: UG - UG)
Library in Laconia:
  • LACONIA PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $608,101; Location: 695 MAIN STREET; 50,943 books; 1,500 audio materials; 1,400 video materials; 11 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Laconia: Thurstons Marina (A), Busiel-Seeburg Mill (B), Boston and Main Railroad Station (C), Belknap Mill (D), Laconia Country Club (E), New Hampshire Technical College Library (F), Laconia City Hall (G), Laconia Congregational United Church of Christ Library (H), Greater Laconia-Weirs Beach Chamber of Commerce (I), Goss Library (J), Belknap County Courthouse (K), Gale Memorial Library (L), Saint Francis Home for the Aged (M).

Churches in Laconia include: Lakeport Advent Christian Church (A), Lakes Region Christian Church (B), United Baptist Church of Lakeport (C), Unitarian Universalist Society (D), Trinity United Methodist Church (E), Calvary Assembly of God Church (F), Sacred Heart Church (G), The Evangelical Baptist Church (H).

Cemeteries: Round Bay Cemetery (1), Sacred Heart Cemetery (2), Bayside Cemetery (3), Doe Cemetery (4), Union Cemetery (5), Old Town Cemetery (6), Saint Lambert Cemetery (7).

Lakes and reservoirs: Pickerel Pond (A), Perley Pond (B), Footes Pond (C), Opechee Bay Reservoir (D).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Jewett Brook (A), Durkee Brook (B), Black Brook (C).

Parks in Laconia include: Leavitt Park Playground (1), Bond Park (2), Endicott Rock Park (3), Memorial Park (4), Wyatt Park (5), Opechee Park (6), Mill Plaza (7), Leavitt Park (8).

Beach: Endicott Park Beach (A).

Post offices: Weirs Beach Post Office (A), Laconia Post Office (B).


Laconia compared to New Hampshire state average:
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Laconia:
  • WEMJ (1490 AM; 1 kW; LACONIA, NH; Owner: WLNH RADIO, INC.)
  • WEZS (1350 AM; 5 kW; LACONIA, NH; Owner: GARY W. HAMMOND)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WASR (1420 AM; 5 kW; WOLFEBORO, NH; Owner: RADIO WOLFEBORO, INC.)
  • WPNH (1300 AM; 5 kW; PLYMOUTH, NH; Owner: NORTHEAST COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WGIN (930 AM; 10 kW; ROCHESTER, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WGIR (610 AM; 5 kW; MANCHESTER, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Laconia:
  • WLKZ (104.9 FM; WOLFEBORO, NH; Owner: TELE-MEDIA COMPANY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, L.L.C.)
  • WLNH-FM (98.3 FM; LACONIA, NH; Owner: WLNH RADIO, INC)
  • WBHG (101.5 FM; MEREDITH, NH; Owner: WLNH RADIO, INC)
  • WSCY (106.9 FM; MOULTONBOROUGH, NH; Owner: NORTHEAST COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WNHI (93.3 FM; BELMONT, NH; Owner: CONCORD BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WVFM (105.7 FM; CAMPTON, NH; Owner: DEVON BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WPKQ (103.7 FM; NORTH CONWAY, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHOM (94.9 FM; MT. WASHINGTON, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WFTN-FM (94.1 FM; FRANKLIN, NH; Owner: NORTHEAST COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WPNH-FM (100.1 FM; PLYMOUTH, NH; Owner: NORTHEAST COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • W264AH (100.7 FM; LACONIA, NH; Owner: KNIGHT RADIO, INC.)
  • WMEX (106.5 FM; FARMINGTON, NH; Owner: WIMMEX, LLC)
  • WHDQ (106.1 FM; CLAREMONT, NH; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WJYY (105.5 FM; CONCORD, NH; Owner: CONCORD BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WMEA (90.1 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W282AF (104.3 FM; CONCORD, NH; Owner: CONCORD BIBLE FELLOWSHIP)
  • WVNH (91.1 FM; CONCORD, NH; Owner: NEW HAMPSHIRE GOSPEL RADIO, INC.)
  • WGIR-FM (101.1 FM; MANCHESTER, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQLL (96.5 FM; BEDFORD, NH; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WEVH (91.3 FM; HANOVER, NH; Owner: NEW HAMPSHIRE PUBLIC RADIO INC)

TV broadcast stations around Laconia:
  • WMEA-TV (Channel 26; BIDDEFORD, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WMTW-TV (Channel 8; POLAND SPRING, ME; Owner: WMTW BROADCAST GROUP, LLC)

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