Littleton, NH Senior Guide

The Littleton, NH Senior Guide contains key statistics and information about how senior citizens in Littleton live. Use this tool to compare healthcare quality, senior housing options, demographic and financial statistics, and other important data for Littleton with the rest of the country. This guide also contains helpful contact information for local government agencies that offer assistance to senior citizens.

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Key Senior Statistics

Use these key statistics to learn more about Littleton, NH seniors.

  • 18% of the population of Littleton, NH are seniors Source:
  • 38% of those seniors living in Littleton, NH are living alone Source:
  • 10% of Littleton senior households have an annual income of less than $10k and 39% less than $20k Source: ACS
  • 57% of Littleton, NH residents 60 and over received food stamps in the last year Source: ACS
  • The average Social Security Income in Littleton is $16,668/year Source: ACS
  • The median household income for a Littleton senior is $37,202 Source: ACS
  • Compared to other states, New Hampshire ranks 27th for Long Term Care and 2nd for America's Health Rankings Source:
  • There are 160 working seniors in Littleton Source: ACS
  • 22% of the seniors in Littleton are veterans Source: ACS

Population by Age

children (19%) working aged (63%) seniors (18%)

(as of 2010)

In the U.S., around 10,000 baby boomers are turning 65 today and everyday for over the next 15 years.

Learn more about the aging population explosion.

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Senior Housing

Use our senior housing data to get a snapshot of the housing characteristics and living arrangements of the aging population in Littleton, NH.

Who do Seniors Live with?

There are 301 seniors living alone in Littleton. Of these, 74% are female. Source:

Seniors Living Alone

Percent Living Alone

Gender of Seniors Living Alone

68% of males 65 and older are married compared with 32% of females.
26% of females are widowed compared with 11% of males. Source:

Marital Status



Senior Households: Homeowners vs. Renters

Year Home was Built



Year Current Resident Moved In



Percentage with Telephone Service

Overall, 0% of Littleton senior households do not have access to phone service.



Access to a Vehicle

Overall, 24% of Littleton senior households do not have access to a vehicle.



Units in Rental Building

30% of senior renters reside in a large development - one that has 50 or more units.

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Long Term Care Choices

Just 37% of people think they will need long term care, but 69% of people actually will.

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Average Monthly Cost of Long Term Care Services in New Hampshire

Care TypeNew Hampshire Average CostNational Average Cost
Home Health Care
8 hours per week
Adult Day Care
Weekdays only
Assisted Living$5,103$3,600
Homemaker Services
44 hours per week
Home Health Care
44 hours per week
Nursing Home
Semi-Private - double occupancy room for one person
Nursing Home
Private - single occupancy room for one person
Data from Genworth Long Term Care Costs & Cost of Care in 2015
Genworth Long Term Care Costs & Cost of Care

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Senior Healthcare Quality

Compare the quality of healthcare in New Hampshire with the rest of the country by looking at these state-level quality rankings.

New Hampshire Long Term Care Scorecard Rankings

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The 50 states plus Washington, D.C. are ranked on a scale of 1 to 51, where 1 is the highest quality, 51 the lowest.

Ranking DimensionNew Hampshire 2011 RankNew Hampshire 2014 Rank
Affordability & Access Rank#22#29
Choice of Setting & Provider#29#39
Quality of Life & Quality of Care Rank#20#13
Support for Family Caregivers#28#38
Effective Transitions Rank#N/A#19
Overall Rank#27#27

Data from - A State Scorecard on Long-Term Services and Supports for Older Adults, People with Physical Disabilities, and Family Caregivers created by:

AARP, Inc.
The Commonwealth Fund
The SCAN Foundation

America's Health Rankings® for New Hampshire

Click here for an expanded view of New Hampshire's America's Health Rankings® for seniors.

The states are ranked on a scale of 1 to 50, where 1 is the highest ranking, 50 the lowest.

Determinant New Hampshire 2013 Rank New Hampshire 2015 Rank
Overall #4 #2
All Determinants #5 #2
Behaviors #7 #4
Smoking #6 #7
Chronic Drinking #42 #26
Obesity #21 #14
Underweight #33 #6
Physical Inactivity #10 #10
Dental Visit #7 #7
Pain Management #5 #44
Education #11 #9
Community #6 #1
Community & Environment - Macro #7 #5
Poverty #3 #2
Volunteerism #21 #21
Nursing Home Quality #6 #5
Community & Environment - Micro #5 #1
Food Insecurity #6 #3
Community Support #4 #4
Policy #33 #39
Low-Care Nursing Home Residents #28 #28
Prescription Drug Coverage #50 #50
Geriatrician Shortfall #4 #8
Clinical Care #4 #4
Dedicated Health Care Provider #5 #5
Flu Vaccine #37 #20
Health Screenings #5 #3
Recommended Hospital Care #3 #3
Diabetes Management #2 #5
Home Health Care #27 #32
Preventable Hospitalizations #14 #15
Hospital Readmissions #14 #11
Hospice Care #36 #34
Hospital Deaths #22 #27
All Outcomes #3 #4
ICU Use #5 #10
Falls #12 #33
Hip Fracture #9 #8
Health Status #2 #1
Able-bodied #9 #8
Premature Death #15 #18
Teeth Extractions #26 #8
Poor Mental Health Days #11 #4
Multiple Chronic Conditions #18 #18
Cognition #14 #7
Depression #26 #19

America's Health Rankings® is the longest-running annual assessment of the nation's health on a state-by-state basis. For the past 25 years, America's Health Rankings® has provided a holistic view of the health of the nation. America's Health Rankings® is the result of a partnership between United Health Foundation, American Public Health Association, and Partnership for Prevention™.

Americas Health Rankings - United Health Foundation
United Health Foundation
ALPHA - American Public Health Association

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Senior Financial Overview

View our Littleton, NH financial data below to learn about the income, wealth and costs incurred of those seniors living in the community.

The median household income for seniors in Littleton is $37,202 Source: ACS

Annual Income for Senior Households

44% of senior households in Littleton earn less than $30,000 per year, while 9% earn more than $100K/year

Only those where the head of household is 65 or over are included. As an example, an elderly widow and her children's income would be counted if her children choose to live with her. However, if she chooses to live with her children, neither would be counted.

Also, keep in mind the distinction between household and individual income. A married couple over the age of 65 that is still working and earning $30,000 per year each would have a household income of $60,000.

The average Social Security income per household receiving the benefit in Littleton is $16,668 Source: ACS
The average retirement income per household receiving it in Littleton is $22,964 Source: ACS
23% of seniors in Littleton, NH are employed. Source: ACS

Employment Status



How Seniors Travel to/from Work

27% of Littleton seniors have a college degree. Source: ACS

Highest Level of Education



98% of seniors living in Littleton speak English at home. Source: ACS
21% of the seniors in Littleton are below the poverty level. Source: ACS

Percentage of Seniors Below the Poverty Level



Percent of People 60 and Over Receiving Food Stamps

36% of senior homeowners in Littleton have a mortgage. Source: ACS

Home Ownership Cost as a Percent of Income

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Helpful Contacts for Seniors

  • New Hampshire Bureau of Elderly & Adult Services

    Services Provided: Health Insurance Counseling, Information and Assistance, Legal Services, Long-term Care Ombudsman, State Agency on Aging
    105 Pleasant Street
    Concord, NH 03301
    Christine Santanello
    (603) 271-9203
    8:00 am 4:30 pm Eastern Time Monday to Friday
  • NH SHIP - ServiceLink Resource Center

    Services Provided: Health Insurance Counseling
  • New Hampshire Legal Assistance

    Services Provided: Legal Services
    (603) 624-6000
    8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Eastern Time Monday through Friday
  • ServiceLink Resource Center of Grafton County

    Services Provided: Aging and Disability Resource Centers
    10 Campbell St.
    Lebanon, NH 03766
    Dana Michalovic
    (603) 448-1835
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm Eastern Time Monday to Friday
  • New Hampshire Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services

    Services Provided: Elder Abuse Prevention
    129 Pleasant Street
    Concord, NH 03301
    Rachel Lakin

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Sources - Data from the 2010 United States Census. The Census counts every resident in the U.S. and is conducted once every 10 years. ACS - Data from the the 2009-2013 American Community Survey (ACS). The ACS is conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau every year. Because every resident is not surveyed each year, data from a 5 year period is used to improve accuracy.