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State Demographics Data - NH

New Hampshire

Demographics & Social
2015
2000
1990
Demographics

Note: The term "foreign born" refers to people residing in the United States at the time of the population survey who were not U.S. citizens at birth. The foreign-born population includes naturalized U.S. citizens, lawful permanent immigrants (or green-card holders), refugees and asylees, certain legal nonimmigrants (including those on student, work, or some other temporary visas), and persons residing in the country without authorization.

Foreign Born
Number 79,959
% Foreign Born 6.0%
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2015 47.7%
% change: 1990-2000 31.5%
Race (%)  
One race 97.7%
White
57.1%
Black or African American
7.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native
0.3%
Asian
29.9%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander
0.0%
Other race
2.6%
Two or more races 2.3%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 12,252
% Latino 15.3%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 1.0%
5-17 6.6%
18-64 76.1%
65 and older 16.3%
Median Age

Note: 1) Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the Census Bureau's pooled 2011-2015 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2015 ACS. 2) The letter N Indicates that a number could not be provided by the Census Bureau because the number of sample cases was too small for this state.

43.7
Gender (% female) 51.7%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 21.0%
Married 60.6%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 18.3%

Note: The term "U.S. born" refers to people residing in the United States who were U.S. citizens in one of three categories: people born in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia; people born in U.S. Insular Areas such as Puerto Rico or Guam; or people who were born abroad to at least one U.S. citizen parent.

U.S. Born
Number 1,250,649
% Foreign Born  
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 5.8%
% change: 1990-2000 10.6%
Race (%)  
One race 98.3%
White 95.9%
Black or African American 1.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.1%
Asian 0.8%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 0.0%
Other race 0.3%
Two or more races 1.7%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 32,103
% Latino 2.6%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 5.0%
5-17 15.6%
18-64 63.0%
65 and older 16.4%
Median Age 42.7
Gender (% female) 50.5%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 30.5%
Married 50.4%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 19.1%
Foreign Born
Number 54,154
% Foreign Born 4.4%
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011  
 
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U.S. Born
Number 1,181,632
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Foreign Born
Number 41,193
% Foreign Born 3.7%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
Number 1,068,059
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Place of Birth Number
Region of Birth (excluding born at sea)

Note: For 1990, 2000, and current ACS year, the total for the region of birth of the foreign born is different from the total foreign born. This is because the 1990 total excludes those who did not report a country of birth and those born at sea, while the 2000 and the current ACS year totals exclude those born at sea.

79,959
Born in Africa 5,120
Born in Asia 27,570
Born in Europe 20,333
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 16,707
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 10,058
Born in Oceania 171
Top 3 Countries of Birth

Note: These are the largest countries of birth reported by the Census Bureau. Some countries are only listed as part of a larger geographic region. For example, those born in Somalia are included only among those born in Eastern Africa. Therefore, a few states may have larger populations of foreign-born persons born in countries not listed individually in census data. For each of the three years, countries of birth reflect geographic boundaries as of that year. The estimate for China excludes Taiwan.

 
Country #1 Canada
Country #2 India
Country #3 China (exc. Taiwan)
Detailed Region/Country of Birth

Note: These are the largest countries of birth reported by the Census Bureau. Some countries are only listed as part of a larger geographic region. For example, those born in Somalia are included only among those born in Eastern Africa. Therefore, a few states may have larger populations of foreign-born persons born in countries not listed individually in census data. For each of the three years, countries of birth reflect geographic boundaries as of that year.

79,959
Europe 20,333
Northern Europe 4,444
United Kingdom
3,417
Ireland
642
Other Northern Europe
385
Western Europe 4,594
France
1,075
Germany
2,579
Other Western Europe
940
Southern Europe 3,793
Italy
916
Portugal
1,471
Other Southern Europe
1,406
Eastern Europe 7,502
Poland
832
Russia
1,476
Other Eastern Europe
5,194
Other Europe (no country specified) 0
Asia 27,570
Eastern Asia 6,872
China
4,150

China, excluding Taiwan

3,970

Taiwan

180
Japan
451
Korea
2,271
Other Eastern Asia
0
South Central Asia 11,985
India
8,538
Iran
285
Other South Central Asia
3,162
Southeastern Asia 7,093
Philippines
2,262
Vietnam
1,664
Other Southeastern Asia
3,167
Western Asia 1,620
Israel
737
Lebanon
254
Other Western Asia
629
Other Asia (no country specified) 0
Africa 5,120
Eastern Africa 1,407
Northern Africa
1,842
Western Africa
272
Middle and Southern Africa
652
Other Africa (no country specified)
947
Oceania 171
Australia and New Zealand subregion 130
Oceania (no country specified) 41
Americas 26,765
Latin America 16,707
Caribbean
6,012

Cuba

129

Jamaica

1,662

Other Caribbean

4,221
Central America
5,806

Mexico

958

El Salvador

497

Other Central America

4,351
South America
4,889

Brazil

1,967

Colombia

1,070

Other South America

1,852
Northern America 10,058
Canada
10,058
Other Northern America
0
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1990 27,867
1990-1999 15,607
2000-2009 22,391
Since 2010 14,094
%
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 100%
Born in Africa 6.4%
Born in Asia 34.5%
Born in Europe 25.4%
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 20.9%
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 12.6%
Born in Oceania 0.2%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 13.3%
Country #2 8.7%
Country #3 7.7%
Detailed Region/Country of Birth* 100%
Europe 25.4%
Northern Europe 5.6%
United Kingdom 4.3%
Ireland 0.8%
Other Northern Europe 0.5%
Western Europe 5.7%
France 1.3%
Germany 3.2%
Other Western Europe 1.2%
Southern Europe 4.7%
Italy 1.1%
Portugal 1.8%
Other Southern Europe 1.8%
Eastern Europe 9.4%
Poland 1.0%
Russia 1.8%
Other Eastern Europe 6.5%
Other Europe (no country specified) 0.0%
Asia 34.5%
Eastern Asia 8.6%
China 5.2%
China, excluding Taiwan 5.0%
Taiwan 0.2%
Japan 0.6%
Korea 2.8%
Other Eastern Asia 0.0%
South Central Asia 15.0%
India 10.7%
Iran 0.4%
Other South Central Asia 4.0%
Southeastern Asia 8.9%
Philippines 2.8%
Vietnam 2.1%
Other Southeastern Asia 4.0%
Western Asia 2.0%
Israel 0.9%
Lebanon 0.3%
Other Western Asia 0.8%
Other Asia (no country specified) 0.0%
Africa 6.4%
Eastern Africa 1.8%
Northern Africa 2.3%
Western Africa 0.3%
Middle and Southern Africa 0.8%
Other Africa (no country specified) 1.2%
Oceania 0.2%
Australia and New Zealand subregion 0.2%
Oceania (no country specified) 0.1%
Americas 33.5%
Latin America 20.9%
Caribbean 7.5%
Cuba 0.2%
Jamaica 2.1%
Other Caribbean 5.3%
Central America 7.3%
Mexico 1.2%
El Salvador 0.6%
Other Central America 5.4%
South America 6.1%
Brazil 2.5%
Colombia 1.3%
Other South America 2.3%
Northern America 12.6%
Canada 12.6%
Other Northern America 0.0%
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1980 34.9%
1980-1989 19.5%
1990-1999 28.0%
Since 2000 17.6%
Number
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 54,154
Born in Africa 1,864
Born in Asia 13,481
Born in Europe 18,248
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 7,759
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 12,452
Cat28 350
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 Canada
Country #2 United Kingdom
Country #3 Germany
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
Region of birth 100%
Born in Africa 3.4%
Born in Asia 24.9%
Born in Europe 33.7%
Born in Latin America 14.3%
Born in Northern America 23.0%
Born in Oceania 0.6%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 22.9%
Country #2 8.1%
Country #3 4.9%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Number
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 40,037
Born in Africa 546
Born in Asia 6,927
Born in Europe 15,114
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 3,284
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 13,868
Cat21 298
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 Canada
Country #2 United Kingdom
Country #3 Germany
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
Region of birth 100%
Born in Africa 1.4%
Born in Asia 17.3%
Born in Europe 37.8%
Born in Latin America 8.2%
Born in Northern America 34.6%
Born in Oceania 0.7%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 31.9%
Country #2 9.6%
Country #3 7.2%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Naturalization Number
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 79,959
Naturalized citizens 45,461
Noncitizens 34,498
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 45,461
Before 1980 8,372
1980-1989 3,869
1990-1999 8,098
2000-2009 16,555
Since 2010 8,567
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 56.9%
Noncitizens 43.1%
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 100%
Before 1980 18.4%
1980-1989 8.5%
1990-1999 17.8%
2000-2009 36.4%
Since 2010 18.8%
Number
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 54,154
Naturalized citizens 25,761
Noncitizens 28,393
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 47.6%
Noncitizens 52.4%
   
   
   
   
   
   
Number
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 41,193
Naturalized citizens 22,876
Noncitizens 18,317
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 55.5%
Noncitizens 44.5%
   
   
   
   
   
   
Fertility Foreign Born
Female Population (ages 15-50) 23,039
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 2,336
% married among women who gave birth
87.8%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth
12.2%
U.S. Born
Female Population (ages 15-50) 279,370
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 12,887
% married among women who gave birth 64.5%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth 35.5%
Foreign Born
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
   
   
Foreign Born
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
   
   
Household and Family Size

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the Census Bureau's pooled 2011-2015 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2015 ACS. 2) The letter N indicates that a number could not be provided by the Census Bureau because the number of sample cases was too small for this state.

Foreign Born
Average household size 2.57
Average family size 3.14
U.S. Born
Average household size 2.48
Average family size 3.00
Foreign Born
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
Foreign Born
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
 
Population
Population
Population
Children under 18 Number
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents

Note: Refers only to children under 18 who resided with at least one parent. Beginning with the 2014 ACS, the Census Bureau is excluding children of same-sex married couples from the total number of children. This means that the total number of children may be smaller than in previous years.

 
Children under age 18 with 252,083
Only native parent(s)
226,386
One or more foreign-born parents
25,697

Child is native

21,970

Child is foreign born

3,727
Children under age 6 with 75,082
Only native parent(s)
67,426
One or more foreign-born parents
7,656

Child is native

6,715

Child is foreign born

941
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 177,001
Only native parent(s)
158,960
One or more foreign-born parents
18,041

Child is native

15,255

Child is foreign born

2,786
Children in Low-Income Families

Note: Refers only to children under 18 who resided with at least one parent. Beginning with the 2014 American Community Survey, the Census Bureau is excluding children of same-sex married couples from the total number of children. This means that the total number of children may be smaller than in previous years. The term "low-income families" refers to families with annual incomes below 200 percent of the federal poverty threshold.

60,928
Only native parents 53,940
One or more foreign-born parents 6,988
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents*  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 89.8%
One or more foreign-born parents 10.2%
Child is native 8.7%
Child is foreign born 1.5%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 89.8%
One or more foreign-born parents 10.2%
Child is native 8.9%
Child is foreign born 1.3%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 89.8%
One or more foreign-born parents 10.2%
Child is native 8.6%
Child is foreign born 1.6%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 88.5%
One or more foreign-born parents 11.5%
Number
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents  
Children under age 18 with 301,213
Only native parent(s) 281,298
One or more foreign-born parents 19,915
Child is native 16,929
Child is foreign born 2,986
Children under age 6 with 89,066
Only native parent(s) 82,360
One or more foreign-born parents 6,706
Child is native 6,180
Child is foreign born 526
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 212,147
Only native parent(s) 198,938
One or more foreign-born parents 13,209
Child is native 10,749
Child is foreign born 2,460
Children in Low-Income Families* 67,238
Only native parents 62,277
One or more foreign-born parents 4,961
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 93.4%
One or more foreign-born parents 6.6%
Child is native 5.6%
Child is foreign born 1.0%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 92.5%
One or more foreign-born parents 7.5%
Child is native 6.9%
Child is foreign born 0.6%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 93.8%
One or more foreign-born parents 6.2%
Child is native 5.1%
Child is foreign born 1.2%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 92.6%
One or more foreign-born parents 7.4%
Number
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents  
Children under age 18 with 273,355
Only native parent(s) 256,061
One or more foreign-born parents 17,294
Child is native 15,945
Child is foreign born 1,349
Children under age 6 with 99,580
Only native parent(s) 94,304
One or more foreign-born parents 5,276
Child is native 4,925
Child is foreign born 351
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 173,775
Only native parent(s) 161,757
One or more foreign-born parents 12,018
Child is native 11,020
Child is foreign born 998
Children in Low-Income Families* 61,600
Only native parents 57,920
One or more foreign-born parents 3,680
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 93.7%
One or more foreign-born parents 6.3%
Child is native 5.8%
Child is foreign born 0.5%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 94.7%
One or more foreign-born parents 5.3%
Child is native 4.9%
Child is foreign born 0.4%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 93.1%
One or more foreign-born parents 6.9%
Child is native 6.3%
Child is foreign born 0.6%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 94.0%
One or more foreign-born parents 6.0%

Sources: Migration Policy Institute tabulations of data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS) and Decennial Census. Unless stated otherwise, 2015 data are from the one-year ACS file. For information about ACS definitions, methodology, sampling error, and nonsampling error, click here. Estimates from 1990 and 2000 Decennial Census data as well as ACS microdata are from Steven Ruggles, Matthew Sobek, Trent Alexander, Catherine A. Fitch, Ronald Goeken, Patricia Kelly Hall, Miriam King, and Chad Ronnander, "Integrated Public Use Microdata Series: Version 4.0" (Machine-readable database, Minnesota Population Center [producer and distributor], 2011).

Definitions

  • The term "foreign born" refers to people residing in the United States at the time of the population survey who were not U.S. citizens at birth. The foreign-born population includes naturalized U.S. citizens, lawful permanent immigrants (or green-card holders), refugees and asylees, certain legal nonimmigrants (including those on student, work, or some other temporary visas), and persons residing in the country without authorization.
  • The term "U.S. born" refers to people residing in the United States who were U.S. citizens in one of three categories: people born in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia; people born in U.S. Insular Areas such as Puerto Rico or Guam; or people who were born abroad to at least one U.S. citizen parent.
  • The term "low-income families" refers to families with annual incomes below 200 percent of the federal poverty threshold.

Data-related notes

  • The letter N indicates that an estimate could not be provided by the Census Bureau because the number of sample cases was too small for this state.
  • For “Median Age” and “Household Size”: Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2011-2015 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2015 ACS.
  • Region of birth: For 1990, 2000, and current ACS year, the total for the region of birth of the foreign born is different from the total foreign born. This is because the 1990 total excludes those who did not report a country of birth and those born at sea, while the 2000 census and the current ACS year totals exclude those born at sea.
  • Countries of birth: These are the largest countries of birth reported by the Census Bureau. Some countries are only listed as part of a larger geographic region. For example, those born in Somalia are included only among those born in Eastern Africa. Therefore, a few states may have larger populations of foreign-born persons born in countries not listed individually in census data. For each of the three years, countries of birth reflect geographic boundaries as of that year.
  • Beginning with the 2014 ACS, the Census Bureau is excluding children of same-sex married couples from the total number of children. This means that the total number of children may be smaller than in previous years.
  • Children of immigrants: Refers only to children under age 18 who resided with at least one parent. These figures do not include children under age 18 who reside in a home with no parents.