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State Demographics Data - NH

New Hampshire

Demographics & Social
2017
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 83,167
% Foreign Born 6.2%
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2017 53.6%
% change: 1990-2000 31.5%
Race (%)  
One race 98.2%
White
54.2%
Black or African American
8.6%
American Indian and Alaska Native
0.3%
Asian
33.2%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander
0.0%
Other race
1.9%
Two or more races 1.8%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 13,347
% Latino 16.0%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 0.9%
5-17 5.6%
18-64 76.2%
65 and older 17.3%
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 2013-2017 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2017 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.

45.6
Gender (% female) 52.8%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 18.3%
Married 65.8%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 15.9%

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 1,259,628
% Foreign Born  
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 6.6%
% change: 1990-2000 10.6%
Race (%)  
One race 97.9%
White 95.6%
Black or African American 1.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.1%
Asian 0.6%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 0.0%
Other race 0.2%
Two or more races 2.1%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 37,046
% Latino 2.9%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 5.0%
5-17 15.1%
18-64 62.3%
65 and older 17.6%
Median Age 42.8
Gender (% female) 50.3%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 30.4%
Married 50.3%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 19.2%
Foreign Born
Number 54,154
% Foreign Born 4.4%
Population Change over Time  
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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.

83,167
Born in Africa 4,777
Born in Asia 33,084
Born in Europe 20,272
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 16,078
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 8,684
Born in Oceania 272
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.

83,167
Europe 20,272
Northern Europe 6,419
United Kingdom
5,069
Ireland
645
Other Northern Europe
705
Western Europe 5,618
France
589
Germany
3,062
Other Western Europe
1,967
Southern Europe 3,093
Italy
977
Portugal
996
Other Southern Europe
1,120
Eastern Europe 4,877
Poland
907
Russia
885
Other Eastern Europe
3,085
Other Europe (no country specified) 265
Asia 33,084
Eastern Asia 8,587
China
6,142

China, excluding Taiwan

5,799

Taiwan

343
Japan
276
Korea
2,169
Other Eastern Asia
0
South Central Asia 13,338
India
9,530
Iran
166
Other South Central Asia
3,642
Southeastern Asia 6,892
Philippines
1,939
Vietnam
2,132
Other Southeastern Asia
2,821
Western Asia 4,221
Israel
389
Lebanon
742
Other Western Asia
3,090
Other Asia (no country specified) 46
Africa 4,777
Eastern Africa 1,534
Northern Africa
1,182
Western Africa
1,462
Middle and Southern Africa
599
Other Africa (no country specified)
0
Oceania 272
Australia and New Zealand subregion 272
Oceania (no country specified) 0
Americas 24,762
Latin America 16,078
Caribbean
6,441

Cuba

612

Jamaica

1,146

Other Caribbean

4,683
Central America
5,381

Mexico

3,878

El Salvador

537

Other Central America

966
South America
4,256

Brazil

1,152

Colombia

1,870

Other South America

1,234
Northern America 8,684
Canada
8,610
Other Northern America
74
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1990 27,197
1990-1999 15,518
2000-2009 16,525
Since 2010 23,927
%
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 100%
Born in Africa 5.7%
Born in Asia 39.8%
Born in Europe 24.4%
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 19.3%
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 10.4%
Born in Oceania 0.3%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 13.3
Country #2 8.70%
Country #3 7.7
Detailed Region/Country of Birth* 100%
Europe 24.4%
Northern Europe 7.7%
United Kingdom 6.1%
Ireland 0.8%
Other Northern Europe 0.8%
Western Europe 6.8%
France 0.7%
Germany 3.7%
Other Western Europe 2.4%
Southern Europe 3.7%
Italy 1.2%
Portugal 1.2%
Other Southern Europe 1.3%
Eastern Europe 5.9%
Poland 1.1%
Russia 1.1%
Other Eastern Europe 3.7%
Other Europe (no country specified) 0.3%
Asia 39.8%
Eastern Asia 10.3%
China 7.4%
China, excluding Taiwan 7.0%
Taiwan 0.4%
Japan 0.3%
Korea 2.6%
Other Eastern Asia 0.0%
South Central Asia 16.0%
India 11.5%
Iran 0.2%
Other South Central Asia 4.4%
Southeastern Asia 8.3%
Philippines 2.3%
Vietnam 2.6%
Other Southeastern Asia 3.4%
Western Asia 5.1%
Israel 0.5%
Lebanon 0.9%
Other Western Asia 3.7%
Other Asia (no country specified) 0.1%
Africa 5.7%
Eastern Africa 1.8%
Northern Africa 1.4%
Western Africa 1.8%
Middle and Southern Africa 0.7%
Other Africa (no country specified) 0.0%
Oceania 0.3%
Australia and New Zealand subregion 0.3%
Oceania (no country specified) 0.0%
Americas 29.8%
Latin America 19.3%
Caribbean 7.7%
Cuba 0.7%
Jamaica 1.4%
Other Caribbean 5.6%
Central America 6.5%
Mexico 4.7%
El Salvador 0.6%
Other Central America 1.2%
South America 5.1%
Brazil 1.4%
Colombia 2.2%
Other South America 1.5%
Northern America 10.4%
Canada 10.4%
Other Northern America 0.1%
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1980 32.7%
1980-1989 18.7%
1990-1999 19.9%
Since 2000 28.8%
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 8.10%
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 74
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 9.60%
Country #3 7.20%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Naturalization Number
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 83,167
Naturalized citizens 43,683
Noncitizens 39,484
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 43,683
Before 1980 6,608
1980-1989 4,921
1990-1999 7,206
2000-2009 12,669
Since 2010 12,279
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 52.5%
Noncitizens 47.5%
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 100%
Before 1980 15.1%
1980-1989 11.3%
1990-1999 16.5%
2000-2009 29.0%
Since 2010 28.1%
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) 22,895
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 1,576
% married among women who gave birth
74.8%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth
25.2%
U.S. Born
Female Population (ages 15-50) 275,254
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 12,286
% married among women who gave birth 64.4%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth 35.6%
Foreign Born
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
   
   
Foreign Born
   
   
   
   
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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 2012-2017 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2017 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 2.7
Average family size 3.2
U.S. Born
Average household size 2.44
Average family size 2.95
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 243,963
Only native parent(s)
215,814
One or more foreign-born parents
28,149

Child is native

24,015

Child is foreign born

4,134
Children under age 6 with 74,382
Only native parent(s)
66,492
One or more foreign-born parents
7,890

Child is native

6,807

Child is foreign born

1,083
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 169,581
Only native parent(s)
149,322
One or more foreign-born parents
20,259

Child is native

17,208

Child is foreign born

3,051
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.

55,689
Only native parents 46,019
One or more foreign-born parents 9,670
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents*  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 88.5%
One or more foreign-born parents 11.5%
Child is native 9.8%
Child is foreign born 1.7%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 89.4%
One or more foreign-born parents 10.6%
Child is native 9.2%
Child is foreign born 1.5%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 88.1%
One or more foreign-born parents 11.9%
Child is native 10.1%
Child is foreign born 1.8%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 82.6%
One or more foreign-born parents 17.4%
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 the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and Decennial Census. Unless stated otherwise, 2017 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, Sarah Flood, Ronald Goeken, Josiah Grover, Erin Meyer, Jose Pacas, and Matthew Sobek. Integrated Public Use Microdata Series (IPUMS) USA: Version 8.0 [dataset]. Minneapolis, MN: IPUMS, 2018. https://doi.org/10.18128/D010.V8.0.

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 2013-2017 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2017 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.