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Concord, New Hampshire

New Hampshire is the 42nd most populous and the 44th largest (8,953 square miles) of the 50 states and capital district in the US. Its capital city is Concord (please see the above image). Majority of occupations in New Hampshire is management and professional (38.90%), followed by sales and office (25.20%). Asian is the second largest race in this state after White.

State Stats and Facts

  1. New Hampshire has some nicknames including the Granite State and White Mountain State
  2. New Hampshire has one of the lowest number of teenagers not in school and not working (3.92% while national median 7.95%)
  3. New Hampshire has one of the lowest carcinogen releases, in pounds
  4. New Hampshire has one of the lowest rate of murder and non-negligent manslaughter (1 whilst country average 5)
  5. New Hampshire has one of the lowest number of people working in service industry (15.40% vs. national median 17.10%)

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Total population compared to the USA
Population distribution by race or ethnicity
Female vs male population
Education, home ownership and poverty rate
Land area, population density and life expectancy
Unemployment rate and occupation types
Business ownerships
Production and sales per business sector

Population Charts

Based on 2013 estimate, New Hampshire population was 1,323,459 which ranks the 42nd of the 50 United States and capital district. The most populous city in New Hampshire is Manchester. In this part, you’ll learn various state profiles on population by race, age and gender.


Total population compared to the USA

Between April 1, 2010 and July 1, 2013, net population change is 0.50%. This is lower than national average, which is 2.40%. New Hampshire population represents only 0.42% of the USA’s whole population as pictured in the following chart.

New Hampshire total population compared to the USA

Population distribution by race or age

Census 2013 shows the following 5 races or ethnicities representing population in New Hampshire (in descending order):

  • White ancestry 94.20%
  • Asian ethnicity 2.40%
  • Others (two or more races) 1.60%
  • Black or African American 1.50%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native 0.30%
  • Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander Z

The following chart compares New Hampshire population distribution to national average:

Comparison of New Hampshire population distribution by rate or ethnicity to USA average

Based on Census QuickFacts 2013, 5.00% of New Hampshire population are under 5 years old, 20.50% are under 18 years and 15.40% are 65 years or older. Furthermore 7.90% of New Hampshire population (over the age of 5) speak language other than English at home, which is lower than the US average of 20.50%.

Female vs male population

Female population in 2013 is 50.60% which is slightly more than male population. New Hampshire female population number ranks the 28th nation-wide. USA’s average female population is 50.80% whereas male population average is 49.20%.  The following chart shows comparison of female and male population between New Hampshire and the USA.

Female and male population in New Hampshire vs USA average

Demographics Charts

In this section, you’ll find a collection of statistical profiles on education, property ownerships, poverty, land area, population density and life expectancy.  For analysis purposes, each state data is compared to national average.  Data is sourced from last census.

Education, home ownership and poverty rate

In the chart below, you’ll find:

  • Rate of high school graduates is 91.40%, this is higher than national median of 85.70%
  • Rate of bachelor’s degree is 33.40% which is higher than national median of 28.50%
  • Home ownership rate is 72.00%, higher than US average of 65.50%
  • People who live below poverty rate is 8.40%, this is lower than US average of 14.90%

Data is obtained from Census 2008-2012.

Comparison of New Hampshire Education, Home Ownership and Poverty to USA average

Land area, population density and life expectancy

Featured on the table below is:

  • Land area is 0.25% of total land area
  • New Hampshire has more population density than the USA average (147.0 people per square mile vs 87.4)
  • Life expectancy in New Hampshire is higher by 1.46 years than national average

Data is based on Census 2010.

New Hampshire land area, population density & life expectancy
Demographic Attribute New Hampshire USA
Land area (square miles) 8,952.65 3,531,905.43
Population density (people per square mile) 147 87.4
Life expectancy (years) 80.3 78.9

Unemployment rate and occupation types

New Hampshire unemployment rate (May 2013 to June 2014) is 4.20% (lower than national average). Minimum wage in New Hampshire is $7.25 per hour, which ranks the 32nd highest among the states.  The table and chart below show various occupation types based on data obtained from 2010.

Occupation types in New Hampshire based on Census 2010
Occupation New Hampshire USA
Management or professional-related job 38.90% 34.90%
Service-related job 15.40% 17.10%
Sales and office job 25.20% 25.50%
Farming, fishing, and forestry 0.40% 0.70%
Construction, extraction, maintenance and repair 8.90% 9.30%
Production, transportation and material moving 11.20% 12.50%
Comparison of New Hampshire Occupation Types to USA Average

With regard to travel time to work, workers in New Hampshire usually took more time than US average. Data from American Community Survey shows travel time in New Hampshire was 26.2 minutes on average, whereas national average was 25.4 minutes. Average travel time is obtained by calculating time required to get from home to work each day during the week.

Business ownerships

Latest census business data shows:

  • Black-owned firms 0.50%, lower than national average of 7.10%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native-owned firms 0.40%, lower than national median of 0.90%
  • Asian-owned firms 1.60%, lower than US average of 5.70%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms 0.00%, lower than the country’s average of 0.10%
  • Hispanic-owned firms 1.00%, lower than national average of 8.30%
  • Women-owned firms 25.80%, lower than US median of 28.80%

For comparison purpose, the following chart includes data from US average.

Comparison of Business Ownership Percentage to USA Average

Production and sales

The following table and chart show manufacturers production shipments and sales figures per business sector. These highlight which specific business area New Hampshire is strong at.

Manufacturers Production Shipments and Sales Figures
Description New Hampshire USA
Manufacturers shipments ($1000) 18,592,406 5,319,456,312
Merchant wholesaler sales ($1000) 14,564,458 4,174,286,516
Retail sales ($1000) 25,353,874 3,917,663,456
Accommodation and food services ($1000) 2,630,968 613,795,732
New Hampshire Manufacturers Production Shipments and Sales Figures

Retail spending per person is $19,246.00, which is higher than national median of $12,990.00. In 2012, number of building permits issued in New Hampshire was 2,296.

Interesting Facts and Statistics (continued)

  1. New Hampshire has one of the highest retail sales per person (19,246 vs. national average 12,990)
  2. New Hampshire has one of the lowest number of population below poverty level (8.40% whereas country median 14.90%)
  3. New Hampshire has one of the lowest number homicide, per 100K (1 whereas country median 5)
  4. New Hampshire has one of the lowest lead releases, in pounds
  5. New Hampshire has one of the lowest number of American Indian and Alaska native population (0.30% whilst USA median 1.20%)
  6. New Hampshire has one of the lowest dioxin releases, in grams
  7. New Hampshire has one of the lowest death rate resulting from storm events (0 whilst USA average 11)
  8. New Hampshire has one of the lowest vehicle theft rates (78 while national average 230)
  9. New Hampshire has one of the highest number of white population (94.20% whereas USA median 77.70%)
  10. New Hampshire has one of the lowest violent crime rates (188 vs. country average 387)
  11. New Hampshire has one of the lowest number of violent crime, per 100K (188 compared to country median 387)
  12. New Hampshire has one of the lowest number of population under 5 years old (5.00% while country median 6.30%)

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