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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New Hampshire Profile

Quick Facts

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

  Employed 97.3%
  Unemployed 2.7%

Race

  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

  Employed 97.3%
  Unemployed 2.7%

Educational Levels

  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

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

  Homes Rent 71%
  Homes Owned 29%

New Hampshire Rankings


Best places to Live in New Hampshire
Title Population Median Home Price Median Household Income
Alton 154 $170,000 $41,429
Amherst 558 $344,300 $112,344
Antrim 1,302 $177,600 $55,703
Ashland 1,412 $144,600 $40,000
Bartlett 239 $0 $33,063
Belmont 1,738 $136,500 $60,625
Bennington 335 $145,800 $54,583
Berlin 9,580 $88,400 $35,523
Bethlehem 916 $132,200 $47,941
Blodgett Landing 150 $362,500 $0
Bradford 411 $214,600 $54,583
Bristol 1,928 $164,600 $41,210
Canaan 501 $201,300 $46,250
Center Ossipee 358 $0 $0
Center Sandwich 172 $288,600 $39,737
Charlestown 1,020 $159,200 $0
Claremont 13,076 $137,100 $45,859
Colebrook 1,286 $124,400 $35,625
Concord 42,537 $208,000 $56,093
Contoocook 1,801 $270,100 $84,083