New Hampshire



New Hampshire is a state in the New England region of the northeastern United States. It is bordered by Massachusetts to the south, Vermont to the west, Maine and the Atlantic Ocean to the east, and the Canadian province of Quebec to the north. New Hampshire is the 5th smallest by land area and the 9th least populous of the 50 United States.

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Division of Economic Development

Michael Bergeron

Senior Business Development Manager

Target Industries

life sciences manufacturing and research; composites and advanced textiles; business and financial services; information technology and telecommunications

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New Hampshire's high quality of life and low business tax climate make it an attractive place to expand and grow a business. New Hampshire offers no use; sales; estate/inheritance; internet; inventory; capital gains; professional service or broadbae personal income tax; incentives include job training grants and tax credit programs for R&D and economic revitalization.

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Census Data

Population estimates, July 1, 2016, (V2016)1,334,795
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2016)1,316,461
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2016, (V2016)1.40
Population, Census, April 1, 20101,316,470
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent, April 1, 20105.30
Persons under 18 years, percent, April 1, 201021.80
Persons 65 years and over, percent, April 1, 201013.50
Female persons, percent, April 1, 201050.70
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent, April 1, 201093.90
Black or African American alone, percent, April 1, 20101.10
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent, April 1, 20100.20
Asian alone, percent, April 1, 20102.20
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent, April 1, 2010
Two or More Races, percent, April 1, 20101.60
Hispanic or Latino, percent, April 1, 2010 (b)2.80
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent, April 1, 201092.30
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2011-2015106,827
Foreign born persons, percent, 2011-20155.70
Housing units, April 1, 2010614,754
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2011-201571.00
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2011-2015237,300
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2011-20151,870
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2011-2015747
Median gross rent, 2011-20151,000
Families and Living Arrangements
Households, 2011-2015520,251
Persons per household, 2011-2015247.00
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2011-201586.50
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2011-20157.90
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2011-201592.30
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2011-201534.90
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2011-20158.50
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent7.50
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2011-201568.20
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2011-201563.80
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000) (c)2,942,278
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000) (c)9,616,460
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000) (c)18,895,624
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000) (c)18,029,179
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000) (c)26,018,201
Total retail sales per capita, 2012 (c)19,700
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2011-201527
Income and Poverty
Median household income (in 2015 dollars), 2011-201566,779
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2015 dollars), 2011-201534,362
Persons in poverty, percent8.20
All firms, 2012131,638
Men-owned firms, 201276,716
Women-owned firms, 201238,525
Minority-owned firms, 20126,111
Nonminority-owned firms, 20126,111
Veteran-owned firms, 201216,119
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012108,817
Population per square mile, 2010147
Land area in square miles, 20108,953