New Hampshire

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Population

1.34M

0.599% growth

Median Age

43.2


Median Household Income

$73,381

3.45% growth

Poverty Rate

8.1%


Number of Employees

689,664

0.701% growth

Median Property Value

$263,600

4.98% growth

About

In 2017, New Hampshire had a population of 1.34M people with a median age of 43.2 and a median household income of $73,381. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of New Hampshire grew from 1.33M to 1.34M, a 0.599% increase and its median household income grew from $70,936 to $73,381, a 3.45% increase.

The population of New Hampshire is 90.3% White Alone, 3.75% Hispanic or Latino, and 2.65% Asian Alone. 7.83% of the people in New Hampshire speak a non-English language, and 97.1% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in New Hampshire are Southern New Hampshire University (10,198 degrees awarded in 2016), University of New Hampshire-Main Campus (4,124 degrees), and Dartmouth College (2,103 degrees).

The median property value in New Hampshire is $263,600, and the homeownership rate is 69.8%. Most people in New Hampshire commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 25.6 minutes. The average car ownership in New Hampshire is 2 cars per household.

New Hampshire borders Massachusetts, Maine, and Vermont.

About the photo: Mt Washington, part of the presidential range in Conway, NH is the highest mountain in the northeast United States at almost 6,300 feet.

Economy

The economy of New Hampshire employs 690k people. The largest industries in New Hampshire are Elementary & secondary schools (46,981 people), Construction (39,469 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (38,219 people), and the highest paying industries are Specialized design services ($183,307), Management, scientific & technical consulting services ($140,342), and Software publishing ($133,119).

Median household income in New Hampshire is $73,381. Males in New Hampshire have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $54,181. The income inequality in New Hampshire (measured using the Gini index) is 0.458, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$73,381

2017 value

± $1,694

3.45%

1 Year Growth

± 2.96%

Households in New Hampshire have a median annual income of $73,381, 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 $70,936 in 2016, which represents a 3.45% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$73,484

Average Male Salary

± $3,013

$54,181

Average Female Salary

± $2,316

In 2017, full-time male employees in New Hampshire made 1.36 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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 New Hampshire 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.

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Wage Distribution

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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In 2017, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in New Hampshire was Rockingham County, NH with a value of $89,451, followed by Hillsborough County, NH and Strafford County, NH, with respective values of $78,769 and $71,057.

The following map shows all of the counties in New Hampshire colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

8.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in New Hampshire (104k out of 1.29M 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 Males 18 - 24.

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

    93,588 ± 2,201

  2. Hispanic

    7,894 ± 680

  3. Asian

    3,492 ± 440

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in New Hampshire is White, followed by Hispanic and Asian.

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

690k

2017 Value

0.701%

1 Year growth

± 0.701%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in New Hampshire grew at a rate of 0.701%, from 685k employees to 690k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in New Hampshire, are Miscellaneous managers (21,224 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (19,068 people), and Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers (18,750 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of New Hampshire.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of New Hampshire, by number of employees, are Miscellaneous managers (21,224 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (19,068 people), and Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers (18,750 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other states, New Hampshire has an unusually high number of residents working as Forest & conservation workers (21.6 times higher than expected), Highway maintenance workers (3.78 times), and Veterinarians (3.65 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of New Hampshire, by average salary, are Dentists ($281,512), Physicians & surgeons ($266,245), and Chief executives & legislators ($154,444).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

690k

2017 Value

0.701%

1 Year growth

± 0.701%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in New Hampshire grew at a rate of 0.701%, from 685k employees to 690k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in New Hampshire, are Elementary & secondary schools (46,981 people), Construction (39,469 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (38,219 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of New Hampshire, though some of these residents may live in New Hampshire 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 New Hampshire, by number of employees, are Elementary & secondary schools (46,981 people), Construction (39,469 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (38,219 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other states, New Hampshire has an unusually high number of Ordnance (8.94 times higher than expected), Forestry except logging (8.85 times), and Fuel dealers (6.74 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in New Hampshire, by average salary, are Specialized design services ($183,307), Management, scientific & technical consulting services ($140,342), and Software publishing ($133,119).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $8.76B

  2. $4.8B

  3. $3.29B

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

$44.8B

2015 Value

$75.6B

Projected 2045 Value

68.6% growth

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

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Interstate Trade

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $5.7B

  2. $2.35B

  3. $1.93B

In 2015, the top outbound false 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.

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Health

94.2% of the population of New Hampshire has health coverage, with 55.8% on employee plans, 11.4% on Medicaid, 13.7% on Medicare, 11.9% on non-group plans, and 1.35% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in New Hampshire see 1098 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.49% increase from the previous year (1061 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1389 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 369 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

1,098 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in New Hampshire see an average of 1,098 patients per year. This represents a 3.49% increase from the previous year (1,061 patients).

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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

$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

5.82%

Uninsured

55.8%

Employer Coverage

11.4%

Medicaid

13.7%

Medicare

11.9%

Non-Group

1.35%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in New Hampshire declined by 1.44% from 5.9% to 5.82%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in New Hampshire 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

New Hampshire is home to a population of 1.34M people, from which 97.1% are citizens. As of 2017, 5.89% of New Hampshire residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of New Hampshire is composed of 1.21M White Alone residents (90.3%), 50.4k Hispanic or Latino residents (3.75%), 35.6k Asian Alone residents (2.65%), 23.4k Two or More Races residents (1.74%), 18k Black or African American Alone residents (1.34%), 1.5k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.112%), 743 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0553%), and 337 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0251%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in New Hampshire are Spanish or Spanish Creole (26,402 speakers), French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) (20,070 speakers), and Other Asian Languages (6,185 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

43

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

46

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in New Hampshire was 43.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 46. But people in New Hampshire are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all New Hampshire residents was 43.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

5.89%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

5.79%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 5.89% of New Hampshire 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 New Hampshire was 5.79%, 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 New Hampshire was India, the natal country of 10,580 New Hampshire residents, followed by Canada with 10,157 and China with 3,962.

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Citizenship

97.1%

2017 Citizenship

97.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.1% of New Hampshire residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in New Hampshire was 97.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    1.21M ± 1.4k

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    50.4k ± 4.23k

  3. Asian Alone

    35.6k ± 1.9k

In 2017, there were 24.1 times more White Alone residents (1.21M people) in New Hampshire than any other race or ethnicity. There were 50.4k Hispanic or Latino and 35.6k 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 New Hampshire as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    26,402 speakers (2.08%)

  2. French (Incl. Patois, Cajun)

    20,070 speakers (1.58%)

  3. Other Asian Languages

    6,185 speakers (0.488%)

7.83% of New Hampshire citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in New Hampshire was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 2.08% of the overall population of New Hampshire are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 1.58% speak French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) and 0.488% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    32,756 ± 2,056

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    13,962 ± 2,158

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    11,666 ± 1,735

New Hampshire has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.35 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in New Hampshire awarded 26,507 degrees. The student population of New Hampshire is skewed towards women, with 52,424 male students and 81,944 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in New Hampshire are White (14,944 and 59.3%), followed by Unknown (7,369 and 29.2%), Asian (935 and 3.71%), and Black or African American (790 and 3.13%).

The largest universities in New Hampshire by number of degrees awarded are Southern New Hampshire University (10,198 and 38.5%), University of New Hampshire-Main Campus (4,124 and 15.6%), and Dartmouth College (2,103 and 7.93%).

The most popular majors in New Hampshire are General Business Administration & Management (4,190 and 15.8%), General Psychology (1,394 and 5.26%), and Registered Nursing (1,192 and 4.5%).

The median tuition costs in New Hampshire are $29,928 for private four year colleges, and $11,020 and $19,352 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 781 degrees awarded

  2. 1,858 degrees awarded

  3. 1,143 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in New Hampshire was Registered Nursing with 781 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in New Hampshire according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 10,198 degrees awarded

  2. 4,124 degrees awarded

  3. 2,103 degrees awarded

$11,020

Median In-State Public

$29,928

Median Private

In 2016, the New Hampshire 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

10,791

Degrees Awarded to Men

15,716

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 10,791 men were awarded degrees from institutions in New Hampshire, which is 0.687 times less than the 15,716 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in New Hampshire by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    14,944 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    7,369 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    935 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in New Hampshire were to White students. These 14,944 degrees mean that there were 2.03 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 7,369 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in New Hampshire was $263,600 in 2017, which is 1.21 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $251,100 to $263,600, a 4.98% increase. The homeownership rate in New Hampshire is 69.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in New Hampshire have an average commute time of 25.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in New Hampshire 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.

$73,381

Median Household Income

± $1,694

529k

Number of Households

± 11,195

In 2017, the median household income of the 529k households in New Hampshire grew to $73,381 from the previous year's value of $70,936.

The following chart displays the households in New Hampshire 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

$263,600

2017 Median

± $3,064

$251,100

2016 Median

± $3,471

In 2017, the median property value in New Hampshire grew to to $263,600 from the previous year's value of $251,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in New Hampshire 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 New Hampshire 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 New Hampshire distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In New Hampshire the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

69.8%

2017 Homeownership

70.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 69.8% of the housing units in New Hampshire were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 70.1%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in New Hampshire 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 New Hampshire distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in New Hampshire have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

25.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in New Hampshire have a longer commute time (25.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 3.45% of the workforce in New Hampshire have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    80.9%

  2. Carpooled

    8.29%

  3. Worked At Home

    6.24%

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

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