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Laconia is a city in Belknap County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for the development company that sold lots here

The latitude of Laconia is 43.527N. The longitude is -71.47W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 502 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 17,134.


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Median household income
Local
$37,796
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Laconia demographic reports
Laconia is between Lakes Winnisquam and Winnipesaukee
Former and merged names include:
· Meredith Bridge
A colonial fort was built here in 1746

Textiles and rail car manufacturing became major industries in the 19th century

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 31. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.8 per 1,000 people.
Ranked top home town in the state, February 2001 in the ePodunk Home Towns Index
Local festivals include:
  • WinterFest - Feb. 10, 2007
Dates often change. Check Laconia web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Ahern State Park
Historic sites and museums: Endicott Rock Historic Site
Colleges and universities: New Hampshire Community Technical College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Laconia demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Belknap County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 03246 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

6% of Laconia residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Laconia ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Laconia was $19,540, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

20% of Laconia residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Environment
Fairs, festivals & other events
Laconia festival dates:

Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.



Fall foliage New Hampshire fall color report
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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Laconia, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $507.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,010.


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Libraries in Laconia include Laconia Public Library ... View libraries

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Media outlets

Newspapers in Laconia include Laconia Citizen, Lake Winnipesaukee Weirs Times

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Politics

Belknap County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Laconia political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Laconia workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 3 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Laconia between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.8 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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