Hooksett is a town in Merrimack County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 13,451 at the 2010 census. The town is located between Manchester, the state's largest city, and Concord, the state capital. A prominent landmark is Robie's Country Store, a National Historic Landmark and a frequent stop for presidential candidates during the New Hampshire primary.
The central village in town, where 4,147 people resided at the 2010 census, is defined as the Hooksett census-designated place and is located at a bridge crossing of the Merrimack River. The town also contains the census-designated place of South Hooksett.
As of the census of 2000, there were 11,721 people, 4,147 households, and 3,031 families residing in the town. The population density was 323.6 people per square mile (124.9/km²). There were 4,307 housing units at an average density of 45.9 units/km² (118.9 units/sq mi). The racial makeup of the town was 96.45% White, 0.68% African American, 0.24% Native American, 1.66% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.20% from other races, and 0.74% from two or more races. 1.45% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 4,147 households out of which 36.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.6% were married couples living together, 8.7% have a woman whose husband does not live with her, and 26.9% were non-families. 19.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.04.
In the town the population was spread out with 24.3% under the age of 18, 12.2% from 18 to 24, 32.1% from 25 to 44, 22.3% from 45 to 64, and 9.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 99.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.7 males.