New Hampshire at a Glance
With over 1,326,813 people, New Hampshire is the 9th least populous state in the U.S. It is also the 5th smallest areawide with just 9,304 square miles. A relatively prosperous state, New Hampshire has a median household income of $94,838. The median age of New Hampshire residents is 41.1 years, 3.5 years older than the national median age.
New Hampshire is a part of New England in the northeastern U.S. It was the first U.S. state to have its own state constitution. New Hampshire borders Vermont to the west, Maine to the east and Massachusetts to the south. It also shares a border with Quebec in Canada. The capital of New Hampshire is Concord, and Manchester is the largest city.
New Hampshire Jobs & Economy
New Hampshire has no general sales tax and no personal state income tax. Its minimum wage law was repealed in 2011. Popular jobs in New Hampshire include forest fire inspectors, metal and plastic workers, and textile, apparel, and furnishing workers.
New Hampshire Unemployment Rate
New Hampshires unemployment rate has dropped to 4% in 2014. This is well below the national average of 5.6%.