Indicators for
New Hampshire
New Hampshire


State Highlights

Population characteristics

Migration and natural change
Hispanic origin

Income and poverty

Poverty rate, overall
Poverty rate, by age
Median household income
Per capita income
Personal income by source
Reduced price school lunch program


Unemployment rate
Number of jobs
Wage per job
Employment by industry
Self-employment rate
Labor force participation rate

Family / kids

Household types
Teen birth rate
Teens unemployed and not in school


Total housing units
Value of owner occupied housing


Educational attainment
High school drop out rate
Student teacher ratio


Late or no prenatal care
Low birth weight babies
Infant mortality
Number of physicians

Crime and safety

Juvenile arrests
Violent crimes reported
Total crimes reported
Number of police officers

New Hampshire: Poverty rate, by age

The poverty rate is the percentage of people living below the poverty level or “threshold.” Each year, the U.S. Office of Management and Budget establishes a series of poverty thresholds for different family sizes and ages of household heads.

Among New Hampshire's residents, the poverty rate for people under 18 . . .

  • was 10.8 percent in 2010, 11.0 percent in 2009, and 7.8 percent in 1999;
  • ranked 1st – from lowest to highest – out of the 50 states in 2010.
The rate for people 65 and over. . .
  • was 7.2 percent in 1999 and 10.2 percent in 1989.
  • ranked 5th – from lowest to highest – out of the 50 states in 1999.

Poverty rate for children under age 18
New Hampshire and U.S., 1989-2010

Poverty rate for persons age 65 & over
New Hampshire and U.S., 1989 - 1999

Source: 1989 and 1999: U.S. Bureau of the Census, Census of Population and Housing, American Factfinder, (,) STF3
2000-2010: U.S. Bureau of the Census, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, (

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