Situation & Outlook Demographic-Economic Narrative Profile
Geographic area: New Hampshire

Created 11/21/2012. Next update 12/21/2012. [S&O Profiles & Reports] [Narrative Profile Main] [Notes section]

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1. Population. The New Hampshire total population increased from 1,235,786 (2000) to 1,318,194 (2011) -- a change of 82,408 ( 6.67%). The median age increased from 37.1 (2000) to 41.5 (2011). The population ages 5-to-17 changed from 233,877 (2000) to 212,063 (2011) -- a change of -21,814 ( -9.33%).

  Population by Gender/AgeCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Total Population 1,235,786 100.0 1,318,194 100.0 82,408 6.7
  Male 607,687 49.2 651,060 49.4 43,373 7.1
  Female 628,099 50.8 667,134 50.6 39,035 6.2
  Under 5 years 75,685 6.1 67,606 5.1 -8,079 -10.7
  5 to 9 years 88,537 7.2 77,439 5.9 -11,098 -12.5
  10 to 14 years 93,255 7.5 82,207 6.2 -11,048 -11.8
  15 to 19 years 86,688 7.0 91,042 6.9 4,354 5.0
  20 to 24 years 68,766 5.6 85,693 6.5 16,927 24.6
  25 to 34 years 160,061 13.0 146,192 11.1 -13,869 -8.7
  35 to 44 years 221,179 17.9 174,290 13.2 -46,889 -21.2
  45 to 54 years 183,986 14.9 223,201 16.9 39,215 21.3
  55 to 59 years 62,664 5.1 97,073 7.4 34,409 54.9
  60 to 64 years 46,995 3.8 88,861 6.7 41,866 89.1
  65 to 74 years 78,327 6.3 101,746 7.7 23,419 29.9
  75 to 84 years 51,412 4.2 58,249 4.4 6,837 13.3
  85 years and over 18,231 1.5 24,595 1.9 6,364 34.9
  Median age 37.1... 41.5... 4.4 11.9

Census 2010 Population by 5-Year Age Group & Gender with Population Pyramid [
ranking table ... population pyramids]
Age Male Male% Female Female%
  0- 435,5862.734,2202.6
  5- 939,5443.038,2122.9
  10-1443,5943.341,0263.1
  15-1947,7683.645,8523.5
  20-2443,0983.341,4483.1
  25-2936,9382.836,1832.7
  30-3435,3012.736,0502.7
  35-3940,5563.141,5963.2
  40-4448,0223.649,0043.7
  45-4956,0674.357,4974.4
  50-5455,8644.256,5334.3
  55-5947,7593.648,5303.7
  60-6440,2533.141,7013.2
  65-6927,9262.129,2502.2
  70-7418,6981.420,8881.6
  75-7914,3111.117,4631.3
  80-8410,0580.814,9131.1
  85+ 8,0510.616,7101.3

2. Race/Origin. Among major race groups, the Asian population increased from 15,931 (2000) to 29,002 (2011) -- a change of 13,071 ( 82.05%). Among 'race alone or in combination with other race(s),' the Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population changed from 777 (2000) to 1,028 (2011) -- a change of 251 ( 32.30%).

  Population by Race/OriginCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Total Population 1,235,786 100.0 1,318,194 100.0 82,408 6.7
One Race 1,222,572 98.9 1,295,552 98.3 72,980 6.0
  White 1,186,851 96.0 1,240,868 94.1 54,017 4.6
  Black or African American 9,035 0.7 14,655 1.1 5,620 62.2
  American Indian and Alaska Native 2,964 0.2 2,154 0.2 -810 -27.3
  Asian 15,931 1.3 29,002 2.2 13,071 82.0
    Asian Indian 3,873 0.3 8,410 0.6 4,537 117.1
    Chinese 4,074 0.3 5,787 0.4 1,713 42.0
    Filipino 1,203 0.1 2,150 0.2 947 78.7
    Japanese 877 0.1 539 0.0 -338 -38.5
    Korean 1,800 0.1 2,741 0.2 941 52.3
    Vietnamese 1,697 0.1 1,876 0.1 179 10.5
    Other Asian 2,407 0.2 7,499 0.6 5,092 211.5
  Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 371 0.0 117 0.0 -254 -68.5
    Native Hawaiian 117 0.0 -1 0.0 -118 -100.9
    Guamanian or Chamorro 83 0.0 -1 0.0 -84 -101.2
    Samoan 63 0.0 -1 0.0 -64 -101.6
    Other Pacific Islander 108 0.0 -1 0.0 -109 -100.9
  Some other race 7,420 0.6 8,756 0.7 1,336 18.0
Two or more races 13,214 1.1 22,642 1.7 9,428 71.3
Race alone or in comb. with one or more other races      
  White 1,198,927 97.0 1,262,843 95.8 63,916 5.3
  Black or African American 12,218 1.0 20,099 1.5 7,881 64.5
  American Indian and Alaska Native 7,885 0.6 9,344 0.7 1,459 18.5
  Asian 19,219 1.6 38,043 2.9 18,824 97.9
  Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 777 0.1 1,028 0.1 251 32.3
  Some other race 10,895 0.9 10,739 0.8 -156 -1.4
Hispanic 20,489 1.7 38,497 2.9 18,008 87.9

3. Households and Families. The number of households (occupied housing units) increased from 474,606 (2000) to 516,454 (2011) -- a change of 41,848 ( 8.82%). The number of families increased from 323,651 (2000) to 349,501 (2011) -- a change of 25,850 ( 7.99%).

  Households and FamiliesCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Total households 474,606 100.0 516,454 100.0 41,848 8.8
  Family households (families) 323,651 68.2 349,501 67.7 25,850 8.0
    Married-couple family 262,438 55.3 276,775 53.6 14,337 5.5
  Nonfamily households 150,955 31.8 166,953 32.3 15,998 10.6
    Householder living alone 116,014 24.4 130,657 25.3 14,643 12.6
      Householder 65 years and over 40,484 8.5 45,989 8.9 5,505 13.6

4. Educational Attainment. The number of high school graduates increased from 247,723 (2000) to 267,726 (2011) -- a change of 20,003 ( 8.07%).

  Educational AttainmentCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Population 25 years and over 823,987 100.0 914,207 100.0 90,220 10.9
  Less than 9th grade 32,426 3.9 26,031 2.8 -6,395 -19.7
  9th to 12th grade, no diploma 71,328 8.7 52,952 5.8 -18,376 -25.8
  High school graduate (includes equivalency) 247,723 30.1 267,726 29.3 20,003 8.1
  Some college, no degree 164,634 20.0 175,455 19.2 10,821 6.6
  Associate's degree 71,772 8.7 86,730 9.5 14,958 20.8
  Bachelor's degree 153,874 18.7 191,748 21.0 37,874 24.6
  Graduate or professional degree 82,230 10.0 113,565 12.4 31,335 38.1
  Percent high school graduate or higher... 87.4... 91.4 4.0 4.6
  Percent bachelor's degree or higher... 28.7... 33.4 4.7 16.4

5. School Enrollment. Total school enrollment for population 3 years and over decreased from 332,888 (2000) to 324,586 (2011) -- a change of -8,302 ( -2.49%).

  School EnrollmentCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school 332,888 100.0 324,586 100.0 -8,302 -2.5
  Nursery school, preschool 20,868 6.3 18,007 5.5 -2,861 -13.7
  Kindergarten 15,899 4.8 14,974 4.6 -925 -5.8
  Elementary school (grades 1-8) 151,310 45.5 127,259 39.2 -24,051 -15.9
  High school (grades 9-12) 69,979 21.0 70,703 21.8 724 1.0
  College or graduate school 74,832 22.5 93,643 28.8 18,811 25.1

6. Language. The population 5 years and over who spoke a language other than English at home, but spoke English less than "very well," increased from 28,073 (2000) to 28,783 (2011) -- a change of 710 ( 2.53%).

  Language Spoken at HomeCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Population 5 years and over 1,160,340 100.0 1,250,588 100.0 90,248 7.8
  English only 1,064,252 91.7 1,153,109 92.2 88,857 8.3
  Language other than English 96,088 8.3 97,479 7.8 1,391 1.4
    Speak English less than "very well" 28,073 2.4 28,783 2.3 710 2.5
  Spanish 18,647 1.6 26,533 2.1 7,886 42.3
    Speak English less than "very well" 6,907 0.6 8,306 0.7 1,399 20.3
  Other Indo-European languages 64,067 5.5 47,904 3.8 -16,163 -25.2
    Speak English less than "very well" 15,607 1.3 12,232 1.0 -3,375 -21.6
  Asian and Pacific Islander languages 9,891 0.9 15,310 1.2 5,419 54.8
    Speak English less than "very well" 4,618 0.4 5,760 0.5 1,142 24.7

7. Employment. Total employment (civilian labor force) for population 16 years and over increased from 650,871 (2000) to 684,806 (2011) -- a change of 33,935 ( 5.21%).

  Labor Force StatusCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Population 16 years and over 960,498 100.0 1,074,254 100.0 113,756 11.8
  In labor force 677,190 70.5 736,579 68.6 59,389 8.8
    Civilian labor force 676,371 70.4 735,366 68.5 58,995 8.7
      Employed 650,871 67.8 684,806 63.7 33,935 5.2
      Unemployed 25,500 2.7 50,560 4.7 25,060 98.3
      Percent of civilian labor force... 3.8... 6.9 3.1 81.6
    Armed Forces 819 0.1 1,213 0.1 394 48.1
  Not in labor force 283,308 29.5 337,675 31.4 54,367 19.2

  Employment by IndustryCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Civilian employed population 16 years and over 650,871 100.0 684,806 100.0 33,935 5.2
  Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 5,837 0.9 6,025 0.9 188 3.2
  Construction 44,269 6.8 49,692 7.3 5,423 12.3
  Manufacturing 117,673 18.1 84,604 12.4 -33,069 -28.1
  Wholesale trade 23,426 3.6 22,526 3.3 -900 -3.8
  Retail trade 89,089 13.7 87,692 12.8 -1,397 -1.6
  Transportation and warehousing,and utilities 27,006 4.1 28,781 4.2 1,775 6.6
  Information 17,478 2.7 14,526 2.1 -2,952 -16.9
  Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 40,731 6.3 43,699 6.4 2,968 7.3
  Prof, scientific, mgmt, admin & waste mgmt services 57,369 8.8 71,455 10.4 14,086 24.6
  Educational, health and social services 130,390 20.0 165,143 24.1 34,753 26.7
  Arts, entertainment, recreation, accom & food services 45,001 6.9 53,459 7.8 8,458 18.8
  Other services (except public administration) 27,780 4.3 27,556 4.0 -224 -0.8
  Public administration 24,822 3.8 29,648 4.3 4,826 19.4

Monthly Labor Force Characteristics. The total employment (civilian labor force) for population 16 years and over decreased from 741,154 (May 2012) to 740,350 (Oct 2012) -- a change of -804 ( -0.1%).

  Monthly Labor Force Characteristics
Item (seasonally adjusted)May 2012Jun 2012Jul 2012Aug 2012Sep 2012Oct 2012
Civilian Labor Force741,154741,627739,699738,007738,814740,350
  Employed704,399703,761699,532696,120696,780698,158
  Unemployed36,75537,86640,16741,88742,03442,192
  Unemployment rate 5.0 5.1 5.4 5.7 5.7 5.7

8. Commuting to Work. In 2000, the mean travel time to work was 25.3 minutes for workers 16 years and over ( 638,565). In 2011, the mean travel time to work was 26.9 minutes for workers 16 years and over ( 671,055).

9. Geographic Mobility. In 2000, 44.64% ( 517,943) of the population 5 years and over ( 1,160,340) lived in a different house than in 1995. In 2011, 12.59% ( 164,442) of the population 1 year and over ( 1,305,678) lived in a different house than in 2010. There are no 5 year earlier place of residence data for 2011.

10. Income. The median household income increased from $49,467 (2000) to $62,647 (2011) -- a change of $13,180 ( 26.64%). The per capita income increased from $23,844 (2000) to $31,871 (2011) -- a change of $8,027 ( 33.66%).

Household income recent change: 2010 to 2011. The median household income decreased from $62,770 (2010) to $62,647 (2011) -- a change of ($123) ( -0.20%). The Gini Index measure of income inequality changed from 0.425 (2010) to 0.435 (2011) -- a change of 0.010 ( 2.353%). See related details:
http://proximityone.com/statetrends_income.htm.

  Household IncomeCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Total Households 474,750 100.0 516,454 100.0 41,704 8.8
  Less than $10,000 28,808 6.1 25,493 4.9 -3,315 -11.5
  $10,000 to $14,999 22,635 4.8 23,092 4.5 457 2.0
  $15,000 to $24,999 51,226 10.8 45,002 8.7 -6,224 -12.2
  $25,000 to $34,999 55,301 11.6 49,274 9.5 -6,027 -10.9
  $35,000 to $49,999 81,875 17.2 65,360 12.7 -16,515 -20.2
  $50,000 to $74,999 109,447 23.1 94,184 18.2 -15,263 -13.9
  $75,000 to $99,999 60,009 12.6 73,434 14.2 13,425 22.4
  $100,000 to $149,999 43,093 9.1 84,924 16.4 41,831 97.1
  $150,000 to $199,999 12,118 2.6 30,591 5.9 18,473 152.4
  $200,000 or more 10,238 2.2 25,100 4.9 14,862 145.2
  Median household income (dollars) 49,467... 62,647... 13,180 26.6
  Median family income (dollars) 57,575... 76,609... 19,034 33.1
  Per capita income (dollars) 23,844... 31,871... 8,027 33.7

Personal Income. Total personal income increased from $60,682M (2011Q2) to $62,043M (2012Q2) -- a change of $1,361M ( 2.2%). Per capita personal income increased from $46,084 (2011Q2) to $47,067 (2012Q2) -- a change of $1,084 ( 2.4%).

  Personal Income by Component
Item ($ millions; seasonally adjusted)2011Q12011Q22011Q32011Q42012Q12012Q2
Personal income 60,10260,68260,39260,74661,40262,043
  Nonfarm personal income 10.1/ 60,07260,65460,36460,72061,35962,003
  Farm income 10.2/ 302827264440
Derivation of personal income       
Earnings by place of work 41,84742,22642,05842,39942,61042,911
  Less: cont. for govt social insurance 10.3/ 4,2414,2754,2514,2844,2994,321
  Employee & self-empl. cont. for govt social insurance 2,0062,0252,0142,0332,0242,035
  Employer cont. for government social insurance 2,2352,2502,2372,2502,2752,286
  Plus: Adjustment for residence 10.4/ 4,7754,9264,7874,8094,9585,022
  Equals: Net earnings by place of residence 42,38042,87742,59442,92543,26943,612
  Plus: Dividends, interest, and rent 10.5/ 8,7878,8888,8568,8789,0039,214
  Plus: Personal current transfer receipts 8,9348,9178,9418,9439,1309,216
Components of earnings by place of work       
Wage and salary disbursements 29,43329,69629,57429,81829,87630,087
Supplements to wages and salaries 6,8556,9326,9056,9736,9607,000
  Employer cont. for employee pensions & insurance 4,6204,6824,6684,7224,6854,714
  Employer cont. for government social insurance 2,2352,2502,2372,2502,2752,286
Proprietors' income 10.6/ 5,5595,5985,5795,6095,7745,824
  Farm proprietors' income 0-2-3-446
  Nonfarm proprietors' income 5,5595,6005,5825,6135,7705,819
Per Capita Personal Income (dollars) 45,64446,08445,86446,13346,58047,067

11. Poverty. The percent families in poverty changed from 4.28 (2000) to 5.60 (2011). The percent individuals in poverty changed from 6.55 (2000) to 8.80 (2011).

12. Health Insurance. In 2011, the civilian noninstitutionalized population ( 1,303,868) with health insurance was 1,166,946. Of those with health insurance, 989,101 had private health insurance and 329,312 had public health insurance. Corresponding data for 2000 are not available.

13. Disability. In 2000, 16.93% ( 193,893) of the civilian noninstitutionalized population 5 years and over ( 1,145,557) had a disability. In 2011, 11.63% ( 151,658) of the civilian noninstitutionalized population ( 1,303,868) had a disability. Note that the tabulation universes vary between 2000 and 2011.

14. Housing Units & Tenure. The total number of housing units increased changed from 547,024 (2000) to 617,702 (2011) -- a change of 70,678 ( 12.92%).

  Housing Occupancy/Vacancy & TenureCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Total housing units 547,024 100.0 617,702 100.0 70,678 12.9
  Occupied housing units 474,606 86.8 516,454 83.6 41,848 8.8
    Owner-occupied housing units 330,700 60.5 369,070 59.7 38,370 11.6
    Renter-occupied housing units 143,906 26.3 147,384 23.9 3,478 2.4
  Vacant housing units 72,418 13.2 101,248 16.4 28,830 39.8

15. Housing Value. The median housing value changed from $133,300 (2000) to $237,500 (2011) -- a change of $104,200 ( 78.17%).

  Housing ValueCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Owner-Occupied Housing Units by Value 330,700 100.0 369,070 100.0 38,370 11.6
  Less than $50,000 5,006 1.5 17,098 4.6 12,092 241.6
  $50,000 to $99,999 61,539 18.6 19,370 5.2 -42,169 -68.5
  $100,000 to $149,999 86,992 26.3 30,345 8.2 -56,647 -65.1
  $150,000 to $199,999 48,253 14.6 63,568 17.2 15,315 31.7
  $200,000 to $299,999 32,989 10.0 130,867 35.5 97,878 296.7
  $300,000 to $499,999 11,491 3.5 86,309 23.4 74,818 651.1
  $500,000 to $999,999 2,614 0.8 18,516 5.0 15,902 608.3
  $1,000,000 or more 461 0.1 2,997 0.8 2,536 550.1
Median value (dollars) 133,300... 237,500... 104,200 78.2

16. Housing Gross Rent. The median gross rent changed from $646 (2000) to $939 (2011) -- a change of $293 ( 45.36%).

17. Housing Costs. The median monthly housing costs for mortgaged owners changed from $1,226 (2000) to $1,884 (2011) -- a change of $658 ( 53.67%).

  Mortgage Status; Monthly Owner CostsCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Housing units with a mortgage 184,745 100.0 259,962 100.0 75,217 40.7
  Less than $300 112 0.1 140 0.1 28 25.0
  $300 to $499 3,034 1.6 1,111 0.4 -1,923 -63.4
  $500 to $699 11,870 6.4 3,434 1.3 -8,436 -71.1
  $700 to $999 39,914 21.6 18,579 7.1 -21,335 -53.5
  $1,000 to $1,499 75,801 41.0 53,655 20.6 -22,146 -29.2
  $1,500 to $1,999 35,244 19.1 70,455 27.1 35,211 99.9
  $2,000 or more 18,770 10.2 112,588 43.3 93,818 499.8
  Median monthly owner costs (dollars) 1,226... 1,884... 658 53.7
Housing units without a mortgage 64,600 35.0 109,108 100.0 44,508 68.9
  Median monthly owner costs (dollars) 441... 704... 263 59.6


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  • When "2011" is referenced, the data are from ACS 2011.
  • Monthly employment data are from BLS Local Area Unemployment Statistics; Current Employment Statistics programs
  • Quarterly personal income data are from BEA personal income estimates

Table Notes
10.1/ Nonfarm personal income is total personal income less farm income.
10.2/ Farm income is farm earnings less farm employer contributions for social insurance.
10.3/ Contributions for government social insurance are included in earnings by type and industry, but excluded from personal income.
10.4/ Adjustment for residence is the net inflow of the earnings of interarea commuters. For the U.S., it consists of adjustments for border workers and for certain temporary and migratory workers: Wage and salary disbursements to U.S. residents commuting or working temporarily outside U.S. borders less wage and salary disbursements to foreign residents commuting or working temporarily inside U.S. borders.
10.5/ Rental income of persons includes the capital consumption adjustment.
10.6/ Proprietors' income includes inventory valuation adjustment and capital consumption adjustment.
Government Social Insurance: Employee and self-employed contributions for social insurance consists of the payments by employees, by the self-employed, and by other individuals who participate in the following programs: Old-age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI, or social security); Hospital Insurance (HI) and Supplementary Medical Insurance (Medicare); railroad retirement; state unemployment insurance; temporary disability insurance; and veterans’ life insurance.

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