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New Hampshire : What you need to know

Residents of New Hampshire often refer to one of the state’s seven geographic regions when describing where they live. From the Great North Woods to the Lakes Region and Seacoast, New Hampshire provides a variety of year-round activities to enjoy like snowmobiling, boating and hiking. Portsmouth and Concord are among the best places to live in New Hampshire. There is no general sales tax or personal income tax in New Hampshire, which attracts many tourists, residents and businesses.

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Quick Facts about NH

Population 1,324,201
Latest Population Increase 0.00%
Median Household Income $66,779
Median Home Price $237,300
Median Property Tax $1,870
Median Rent $71

Employment Rate in NH

  Employed 97.3%
  Unemployed 2.7%

Race in NH

  Ethnicity White 93.7%
  Ethnicity Black 1.3%
  Ethnicity Asian 2.4%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 3.2%
  Ethnicity Indian 0.2%
  Ethnicity Other 0.5%

Employment Rate in NH

  Employed 97.3%
  Unemployed 2.7%

Educational Levels in NH

  Bachelor's Degree 21.8%
  Associate's Degree 9.6%
  Graduate or Professional Degree 13%
  High School Graduate 28.8%
  Some College, No Degree 19%
  Percent Bachelor's Degree or Higher 34.9%
  Percent High School Graduate or Higher 92.3%

Industry in NH

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting and Mining 0.9%
Construction 7%
Manufacturing 12.7%
Wholesale Trade 3%
Retail Trade 12.3%
Transportation and Warehousing, and Utilities 3.9%
Information 2.2%
Finance and Insurance, and Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 6.3%
Professional, Scientific and Management and Administrative and Waste 10.4%
Educational Services and Health Care and Social Assistance 24.5%
Arts, Entertainment and recreation and Accommodation and food Services 8.5%
Other Services, Except Public Administration 4.3%
Public Administration 3.9%

Housing in NH

  Homes Rent 71%
  Homes Owned 29%

New Hampshire Rankings

Best places to Live in New Hampshire

Title Population Median Home Price Median Household Income
Manchester 110,139 $206,100 $54,282
Nashua 87,110 $235,800 $67,246
Concord 42,537 $208,000 $56,093
Dover 30,534 $240,600 $61,008
Rochester 29,954 $163,800 $46,979
Keene 23,403 $183,100 $52,636
Derry 22,363 $206,500 $58,302
Portsmouth 21,426 $352,700 $71,392
Laconia 16,075 $184,000 $50,000
Lebanon 13,535 $241,500 $53,004
Claremont 13,076 $137,100 $45,859
Somersworth 11,778 $184,200 $54,868
Londonderry 10,729 $272,800 $89,643
Durham 10,640 $301,100 $48,083
Berlin 9,580 $88,400 $35,523
Hampton 9,338 $326,200 $79,460
Exeter 9,223 $228,500 $66,495
Milford 9,107 $219,800 $49,226
Franklin 8,460 $159,200 $43,237
Hanover 8,360 $479,800 $88,164