Hooksett is a town in Merrimack County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 11,721 at the 2000 census. The town is located between Manchester, New Hampshire and Concord, New Hampshire, 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 over 30% of the town's population resides, 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.