Hillsborough County, NH

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Population

409,697

0.475% growth

Median Age

40.8


Median Household Income

$78,769

3.3% growth

Poverty Rate

8.56%


Number of Employees

225,829

0.33% growth

Median Property Value

$278,400

4.11% growth

About

In 2017, Hillsborough County, NH had a population of 410k people with a median age of 40.8 and a median household income of $78,769. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Hillsborough County, NH grew from 407,761 to 409,697, a 0.475% increase and its median household income grew from $76,254 to $78,769, a 3.3% increase.

The population of Hillsborough County, NH is 84.8% White Alone, 6.74% Hispanic or Latino, and 4.02% Asian Alone. N/A% of the people in Hillsborough County, NH speak a non-English language, and 95.7% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Hillsborough County, NH are Southern New Hampshire University (10,198 degrees awarded in 2016), Rivier University (870 degrees), and Manchester Community College (183132) (525 degrees).

The median property value in Hillsborough County, NH is $278,400, and the homeownership rate is 65.5%. Most people in Hillsborough County, NH commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 27.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Hillsborough County, NH is 2 cars per household.

About the photo: Historic 1940 Nashua City Hall in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire.

Economy

The economy of Hillsborough County, NH employs 226k people. The largest industries in Hillsborough County, NH are Health Care & Social Assistance (33,720 people), Manufacturing (29,739 people), and Retail Trade (26,378 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($91,833), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($80,974), and Information ($69,923).

Median household income in Hillsborough County, NH is $78,769. Males in Hillsborough County, NH have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $54,181. The income inequality in Hillsborough County, NH (measured using the Gini index) is 0.458, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$78,769

2017 value

± $3,317

3.3%

1 Year Growth

± 4.9%

Households in Hillsborough County, NH have a median annual income of $78,769, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $76,254 in 2016, which represents a 3.3% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$73,484

Average Male Salary

± $3,013

$54,181

Average Female Salary

± $2,316

In 2017, full-time male employees in Hillsborough County, NH made 1.36 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Hillsborough County, NH by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $69,965 ± $15,529

  2. American Indian

    $56,111 ± $49,635

  3. White

    $54,804 ± $1,738

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Hillsborough County, NH workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.25 times more than American Indian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Hillsborough County, NH by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Hillsborough County, NH is from New Hampshire.

0.458

2017 Wage GINI

0.459

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in New Hampshire was 0.458 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.344% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for New Hampshire was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in New Hampshire in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in New Hampshire across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 29.03

  2. Census Tract 151

  3. Census Tract 171

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Hillsborough County, NH was Census Tract 29.03 with a value of $173,576, followed by Census Tract 151 and Census Tract 171, with respective values of $131,149 and $117,708.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Hillsborough County, NH colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

8.56% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Hillsborough County, NH (34.1k out of 398k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 45 - 54.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    28,399 ± 1,249

  2. Hispanic

    5,533 ± 571

  3. Black

    2,026 ± 344

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Hillsborough County, NH is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

226k

2017 Value

± 7,871

0.33%

1 Year growth

± 4.89%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Hillsborough County, NH grew at a rate of 0.33%, from 225k employees to 226k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Hillsborough County, NH, are Other Management Occupations Except Farmers, Ranchers, & Other Agricultural Managers (13,236 people), Software Developers & Programmers (7,363 people), and Other Business Operations Specialists (6,338 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Hillsborough County, NH.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Hillsborough County, NH, by number of employees, are Other Management Occupations Except Farmers, Ranchers, & Other Agricultural Managers (13,236 people), Software Developers & Programmers (7,363 people), and Other Business Operations Specialists (6,338 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Hillsborough County, NH has an unusually high number of residents working as Occupational & Physical Therapist Assistants & Aides (3.17 times higher than expected), Supervisors of Transportation & Material Moving Workers (2.35 times), and Software Developers & Programmers (2.31 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Hillsborough County, NH, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($91,439), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($90,853), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($90,325).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

226k

2017 Value

± 7,871

0.33%

1 Year growth

± 4.89%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Hillsborough County, NH grew at a rate of 0.33%, from 225k employees to 226k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Hillsborough County, NH, are Health Care & Social Assistance (33,720 people), Manufacturing (29,739 people), and Retail Trade (26,378 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Hillsborough County, NH, though some of these residents may live in Hillsborough County, NH and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Hillsborough County, NH, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (33,720 people), Manufacturing (29,739 people), and Retail Trade (26,378 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Hillsborough County, NH has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (1.36 times higher than expected), Information (1.29 times), and Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.27 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Hillsborough County, NH, by median earnings, are Utilities ($91,833), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($80,974), and Information ($69,923).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from New Hampshire to other states, or from other states to New Hampshire.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $8.76B

  2. $4.8B

  3. $3.29B

In 2015, the top outbound New Hampshire product (by dollars) was Electronics with $8.76B, followed by Fuel oils with $4.8B and Machinery and $3.29B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound New Hampshire products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$44.8B

2015 Value

$75.6B

Projected 2045 Value

68.6% growth

In 2015, total outbound New Hampshire trade was $44.8B. This is expected to increase 68.6% to $75.6B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound New Hampshire trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from New Hampshire to other states, or from other states to New Hampshire.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $5.7B

  2. $2.35B

  3. $1.93B

In 2015, the top outbound New Hampshire domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Massachusetts with $5.7B, followed by Maine with $2.35B and New York and $1.93B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that New Hampshire shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

94% of the population of Hillsborough County, NH has health coverage, with 58.3% on employee plans, 11.7% on Medicaid, 11.7% on Medicare, 10.9% on non-group plans, and 1.33% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Hillsborough County, NH was $9,589 in 2014. This is a 2.35% increase from the previous year ($9,369).

Primary care physicians in Hillsborough County, NH see 1182 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.07% increase from the previous year (1158 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1303 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 383 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Coos County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (11.5%). Additionally, Belknap County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (30.9%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,182 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Hillsborough County, NH see an average of 1,182 patients per year. This represents a 2.07% increase from the previous year (1,158 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Hillsborough County, NH in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$9,589

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,880

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,129

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,397

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in New Hampshire (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 2.35%, from $9,369 to $9,589.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

5.97%

Uninsured

58.3%

Employer Coverage

11.7%

Medicaid

11.7%

Medicare

10.9%

Non-Group

1.33%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Hillsborough County, NH grew by 2.49% from 5.83% to 5.97%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Hillsborough County, NH changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 11.5% prevalence

  2. 10.6% prevalence

  3. 10.1% prevalence

Coos County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in New Hampshire, at 11.5%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in New Hampshire by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Hillsborough County, NH is home to a population of 410k people, from which 95.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 9.24% of Hillsborough County, NH residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Hillsborough County, NH is composed of 348k White Alone residents (84.8%), 27.6k Hispanic or Latino residents (6.74%), 16.5k Asian Alone residents (4.02%), 8.85k Black or African American Alone residents (2.16%), 8.1k Two or More Races residents (1.98%), 561 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.137%), 420 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.103%), and 57 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0139%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Hillsborough County, NH are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

40

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

45

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Hillsborough County, NH was 40.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 45. But people in Hillsborough County, NH are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Hillsborough County, NH residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

9.24%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

9.1%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 9.24% of Hillsborough County, NH residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Hillsborough County, NH was 9.1%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. India

    10,580 ± 2,515 people

  2. Canada

    10,157 ± 2,465 people

  3. China

    3,962 ± 1,543 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Hillsborough County, NH was India, the natal country of 10,580 Hillsborough County, NH residents, followed by Canada with 10,157 and China with 3,962.

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Citizenship

95.7%

2017 Citizenship

95.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 95.7% of Hillsborough County, NH residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Hillsborough County, NH was 95.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    348k ± 475

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    27.6k ± 3.9k

  3. Asian Alone

    16.5k ± 1.02k

In 2017, there were 12.6 times more White Alone residents (348k people) in Hillsborough County, NH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 27.6k Hispanic or Latino and 16.5k Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Hillsborough County, NH as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Hillsborough County, NH citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.5%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Hillsborough County, NH was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Hillsborough County, NH are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    9,245 ± 1,086

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    3,776 ± 1,095

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    3,670 ± 893

Hillsborough County, NH has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.45 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Hillsborough County, NH awarded 13,413 degrees. The student population of Hillsborough County, NH is skewed towards women, with 30,841 male students and 53,800 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Hillsborough County, NH are Unknown (6,209 and 48.7%), followed by White (5,152 and 40.4%), Black or African American (481 and 3.77%), and Asian (441 and 3.46%).

The largest universities in Hillsborough County, NH by number of degrees awarded are Southern New Hampshire University (10,198 and 76%), Rivier University (870 and 6.49%), and Manchester Community College (183132) (525 and 3.91%).

The most popular majors in Hillsborough County, NH are General Business Administration & Management (2,710 and 20.2%), General Computer & Information Sciences (818 and 6.1%), and General Psychology (818 and 6.1%).

The median tuition costs in Hillsborough County, NH are $29,100 for private four year colleges, and $14,070 and $27,870 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 888 degrees awarded

  2. 584 degrees awarded

  3. 550 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Hillsborough County, NH was General Business Administration & Management with 888 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Hillsborough County, NH according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 10,198 degrees awarded

  2. 870 degrees awarded

  3. 525 degrees awarded

$14,070

Median In-State Public

$29,100

Median Private

In 2016, the Hillsborough County, NH institution with the largest number of graduating students was Southern New Hampshire University with 10,198 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

5,280

Degrees Awarded to Men

8,133

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 5,280 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Hillsborough County, NH, which is 0.649 times less than the 8,133 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Unknown

    6,209 degrees awarded

  2. White

    5,152 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    481 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Hillsborough County, NH were to Unknown students. These 6,209 degrees mean that there were 1.21 times more Unknown students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 5,152 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Hillsborough County, NH was $278,400 in 2017, which is 1.28 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $267,400 to $278,400, a 4.11% increase. The homeownership rate in Hillsborough County, NH is 65.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Hillsborough County, NH have an average commute time of 27.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Hillsborough County, NH is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$78,769

Median Household Income

± $3,317

161k

Number of Households

± 6,339

In 2017, the median household income of the 161k households in Hillsborough County, NH grew to $78,769 from the previous year's value of $76,254.

The following chart displays the households in Hillsborough County, NH distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$278,400

2017 Median

± $5,140

$267,400

2016 Median

± $4,590

In 2017, the median property value in Hillsborough County, NH grew to to $278,400 from the previous year's value of $267,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Hillsborough County, NH compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Hillsborough County, NH the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Hillsborough County, NH distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Hillsborough County, NH the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

65.5%

2017 Homeownership

63.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 65.5% of the housing units in Hillsborough County, NH were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 63.5%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Hillsborough County, NH compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Hillsborough County, NH distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Hillsborough County, NH have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

27.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Hillsborough County, NH have a longer commute time (27.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 4.18% of the workforce in Hillsborough County, NH have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    81.9%

  2. Carpooled

    7.66%

  3. Worked At Home

    6.41%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Hillsborough County, NH was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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