New Hampshire Population and Demographics

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In this article, we'll explore most of the 190+ data points we have for New Hampshire, covering popular demographics statistics like household income, race, age and gender, educational attainment, poverty, housing, and transportation.

The data on this page is from the 2021 American Community Survey (ACS) 5-Year survey from the US Census Bureau.

Richest Zip Codes in New Hampshire

In the table below, we've ranked the richest zip codes in New Hampshire based on the average (or mean) household income. To do this, we only look at zip codes that have a population of at least 500 people and a reasonable margin of error for the data.

If the margin of error for the mean income is greater than 50% of the estimate, we don't use it. This is to try and make the data less likely to be skewed by outliers with very small population areas or estimates that are not very accurate.

Rank ZIP Code County Mean Income
1 3854 Rockingham County $270,111.00
2 3770 Sullivan County $216,135.00
3 3049 Hillsborough County $205,010.00
4 3750 Grafton County $201,399.00
5 3856 Rockingham County $199,622.00
6 3087 Rockingham County $194,119.00
7 3870 Rockingham County $192,835.00
8 3755 Grafton County $192,784.00
9 3768 Grafton County $192,498.00
10 3227 Carroll County $178,974.00

To view details demographics data for a specific zip code, click on the link in the table above. You can also read our article here on the richest zip codes in New Hampshire.

Richest Cities in New Hampshire

We can also find the same information for the richest cities in New Hampshire. The table below ranks the top 10 cities in New Hampshire by average household income by using the same criteria as we did with the zip codes.

Rank City County Mean Income
1 New Castle Rockingham County $270,111.00
2 Hollis Hillsborough County $205,010.00
3 Newfields Rockingham County $199,622.00
4 Windham Rockingham County $194,119.00
5 Hanover Grafton County $193,546.00
6 Rye Rockingham County $193,244.00
7 Lyme Grafton County $192,498.00
8 Brentwood Rockingham County $183,490.00
9 Bedford Hillsborough County $175,443.00
10 Amherst Hillsborough County $174,826.00

To view details demographics data for a specific city, click on the link in the table above. You can also read our article here on the richest cities in New Hampshire.

Median Household Income

According to the latest ACS 5-year survey in 2020, the median household income in New Hampshire is $77,923.00.

The chart below shows the average household income by age in New Hampshire.

  • Under 25
    $52,926.00
  • 25 to 44
    $92,836.00
  • 45 to 64
    $101,817.00
  • 65 and over
    $56,845.00

Average Household Income

A very commonly asked question is "what is the average household income in New Hampshire?". The official term for the average household income is the mean household income. The mean household income is the total income of all households divided by the number of households.

The average (or mean) household income in New Hampshire is $101,292.00.

11.02% of households in New Hampshire are classed as high income households (making $200,000+ per year).

The difference between a median and an average income

The difference between a median and mean household income is that the median income is the middle point of the set of numbers whereas the mean income is an average of all numbers.

Both metrics are important when looking at the income statistics for New Hampshire but because the median value doesn't depend on other numbers in the dataset, it doesn't change as much when some of the values are extremely low or extremely high.

Household Income Tiers for New Hampshire

We can also look at the household income tiers. This lets you see how many households fall into each of the earnings brackets and what percentage that bracket is of the total number of households.

The chart below shows the household income brackets to see which age groups have the highest median income. The actual data is more granular than these brackets, but we've simplified them into bigger categories to make reviewing the data for New Hampshire easier to view.

You can purchase the raw data above, which will have the full income tiers with smaller jumps in household income.

  • Less than $24,999
    12.47%
  • $25,000 to $49,999
    16.61%
  • $50,000 to $74,999
    15.93%
  • $75,000 to $99,999
    13.67%
  • $100,000 to $149,999
    19.64%
  • $150,000 to $199,999
    10.66%
  • $200,000 or more
    11.02%

Per Capita Income

The per capita income is the average income of all people in New Hampshire. This is calculated by dividing the total income of all people in New Hampshire by the total number of people in New Hampshire.

It differs from the average or mean household income because it includes all people in New Hampshire and not just the people who earn an income (i.e. children, retirees, unemployed, etc.).

The per capita income in New Hampshire is $41,234.00.

Population in New Hampshire by Race and Ethnicity

The total population in New Hampshire is currently 1,355,244 people.

The race and ethnicity of the population in New Hampshire can be very important for social research, economics, and marketing to a multi-culturial society.

Whether you want to target products or services to a particular race or ethnicity, or provide housing and new businesses to improve areas with a larger ethnic minority population, this data is very valuable for discovering suitable areas.

The chart below breaks down the population and percentage for each race and ethnicity in New Hampshire.

  • 88.90% White
    1,220,505
  • 1.40% Black/African American
    18,705
  • 0.10% Native
    1,452
  • 4.10% Hispanic
    55,915
  • 2.70% Asian
    36,507
  • 0.00% Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
    402
  • 2.60% Two or more races
    35,768
  • 0.20% Other
    2,921

Population of New Hampshire by Age and Gender

Another very important demographics statistic for New Hampshire is the age and gender of the population. The age and gender of the population can be used to track trends in population growth or decline, and for businesses, the data can be used to identify people important to you and your business need.

In the table below, we show age groups at a 10 year granularity for ease of use. The raw data, which can be purchased above, includes age and gender at a 5 year granularity.

Age Group Male Female
0 to 9 Years 68,593 63,682
10 to 19 Years 84,109 83,213
20 to 29 Years 89,068 82,456
30 to 39 Years 84,850 82,407
40 to 49 Years 84,000 83,105
50 to 59 Years 106,339 106,474
60 to 69 Years 93,596 95,705
70 Years and over 73,291 91,287

Education Levels

Educational attainment is a very useful statistic that can give insights into other data such as the average household income, unemployment levels, and literacy.

What this means is that it is likely for areas that have higher levels of education to have higher average household incomes, lower unemployment rates, and higher literacy rates.

The chart below shows the educational attainment of the population in New Hampshire.

  • Master's degree or higher
    17.27%
  • Bachelor's degree
    35.83%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    9.48%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35.54%
  • Less than high school diploma
    1.88%

Unemployment Rates

The unemployment rate is the percentage of the population that is actively looking for work but is unable to find a job. The unemployment rate is a very important statistic for New Hampshire because it can show how many people are actively looking for work and how many people are unable to find a job.

Lower levels of unemployment is generally seen as a positive sign for the economy. It also makes the government in New Hampshire look good because it shows that they are doing a good job of creating jobs, working to capacity, being efficient, and keeping the economy strong.

The unemployment rate is calculated using the total population in New Hampshire that are over the age of 16.

The current population in New Hampshire that are over the age of 16 is 1,144,768 people.

The unemployment rate in New Hampshire is 32.80%, which means 374,975 people are unemployed.

Median Age in New Hampshire

The median age is an interesting metric because it gives us an idea of the age distribution of people in New Hampshire. You know when you see a median age that it is the age where half of the population is older and half is younger than it.

For demographic studies, this can be used to infer and compare date to things such as birth rates, the age of parents, and so on.

An increasing median age can be a sign of an aging population, which can be a sign of a declining population. This is because older people tend to have fewer children and die more often than younger people.

The median age in New Hampshire is 43 years old.

We can also look at the median age by gender to compare the see how each group compares to the total median age:

Median age by gender in New Hampshire

43

Total

41.9

Male

44.1

Female

Households and Families

There are a total of 540,498 households in New Hampshire, and the average household size is 2.46 people.

For families, the total number is 352,210, and the average family size is 2.98 people.

4.70% of those families in New Hampshire are living below the poverty line.

The table below shows the poverty thresholds for New Hampshire in 2022.

Household Size Poverty Threshold
1 Person $13,590.00
2 People $18,310.00
3 People $23,030.00
4 People $27,750.00
5 People $32,470.00
6 People $37,190.00
7 People $41,910.00
8 People $46,630.00

Please note that the poverty thresholds shown above are from 2022, while the latest demographics data we have is from 2020.

Households and Families by Marital Status

There are four types of household and family, as defined by the Census Bureau:

  • Married-couple
  • Male householder, no spouse present
  • Female householder, no spouse present
  • Nonfamily household

In the table below, you can see the total households and families in New Hampshire for each type, as well as the average sizes.

Married Male Female Nonfamily
Total Households 281,942 24,240 46,028 188,288
Average Household Size 3.03 3.29 3.28 1.31
Total Families 281,942 24,240 46,028 0
Average Household Size 3 2.81 2.98 0

Housing Data in New Hampshire

There are total of 636,480 housing units in New Hampshire. Of those units, 540,498 (84.92%) are occupied, and 95,982 (15.08%) are vacant.

Rental Rates

Of the 636,480 housing units in New Hampshire, 147,400 (23.16%) are occupied by renters. The median rent paid by renters is $1,212.00.

Owner occupied housing units make up the remaining 60.83% of housing units, with 387,149 housing units in total.

The table below breaks down how much rent is paid by renters in New Hampshire.

  • No rent paid
    5,949
  • Less than $500
    12,219
  • $500 to $999
    34,064
  • $1,000 to $1,499
    57,828
  • $1,500 to $1,999
    30,219
  • $2,000 to $2,499
    8,690
  • $2,500 to $2,999
    2,774
  • $3,000 or more
    1,606

Property Values

The median value of a property in New Hampshire is $288,700.00.

The table below breaks down the range of valuations for all properties in New Hampshire.

  • Less than $50,000
    14,660
  • $50,000 to $99,999
    15,514
  • $100,000 to $149,999
    24,268
  • $150,000 to $199,999
    43,663
  • $200,000 to $299,999
    108,180
  • $300,000 to $499,999
    129,825
  • $500,000 to $999,999
    44,643
  • $1,000,000 or more
    6,396

Property Age

We can also look at the number of properties built in a given year to see the spread of property age in New Hampshire.

  • 1939 or earlier
    125,054
  • 1940 to 1949
    22,789
  • 1950 to 1959
    43,168
  • 1960 to 1969
    54,907
  • 1970 to 1979
    95,004
  • 1980 to 1989
    123,115
  • 1990 to 1999
    66,653
  • 2000 to 2009
    73,390
  • 2010 to 2013
    31,709
  • 2014 or later
    691

Vehicles Available per Household

Finally, we have data on how many vehicles each household in New Hampshire has. The table below breaks down the number of vehicles available per household.

  • No vehicles available
    25,554
  • 1 vehicle available
    162,207
  • 2 vehicles available
    223,380
  • 3 or more vehicles available
    129,357

Commuting to Work in New Hampshire

The time and means of commuting to work are useful metrics to look at because they can be correlated against other data such as income and education level.

Does a longer commuting time indicate a higher average income? If so, has the huge increase in home working during the pandemic changed this?

Using these metrics, we can get a better understanding of the demographics of New Hampshire, how they commute, and how that correlates to other data points.

The average travel time is 27.1 minutes, and the chart below covers the range of travel times across the population of New Hampshire.

  • Less than 5 minutes
    22,666
  • 5 to 9 minutes
    68,415
  • 10 to 14 minutes
    87,473
  • 15 to 19 minutes
    89,682
  • 20 to 24 minutes
    86,158
  • 25 to 29 minutes
    47,146
  • 30 to 34 minutes
    78,223
  • 35 to 39 minutes
    24,761
  • 40 to 44 minutes
    26,084
  • 45 to 59 minutes
    53,908
  • 60 to 89 minutes
    40,727
  • 90 or more minutes
    20,668

We can also look at the means of transport in New Hampshire to see which modes of transport people are using to commute to work.

  • Drove alone
    561,148
  • Carpooled
    53,954
  • Public transportation
    5,137
  • Walked
    17,030
  • Other means
    8,642
  • Worked from home
    78,457

Conclusion

Hopefully this article has given you the demographics data you were looking for in New Hampshire.

If you need more demographics data, or you need the data listed above in spreadsheet form with more granular grouping, head back to the top of this page where you can purchase the complete demographics data for New Hampshire.

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