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State Demographics Data - NH

New Hampshire

Demographics & Social
2016
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 76,309
% Foreign Born 5.7%
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2016 40.9%
% change: 1990-2000 31.5%
Race (%)  
One race 97.9%
White
54.8%
Black or African American
7.9%
American Indian and Alaska Native
0.0%
Asian
31.9%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander
0.0%
Other race
3.2%
Two or more races 2.1%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 11,667
% Latino 15.3%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 1.2%
5-17 8.5%
18-64 74.2%
65 and older 16.1%
Median Age

Note: 1) Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the Census Bureau's pooled 2012-2016 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2016 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) 50.2%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 19.0%
Married 63.3%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 17.7%

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 1,258,486
% Foreign Born  
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 6.5%
% change: 1990-2000 10.6%
Race (%)  
One race 97.8%
White 95.8%
Black or African American 0.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.0%
Asian 0.7%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 0.0%
Other race 0.4%
Two or more races 2.2%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 35,604
% Latino 2.8%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 5.0%
5-17 15.0%
18-64 62.9%
65 and older 17.1%
Median Age 42.5
Gender (% female) 50.2%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 30.5%
Married 50.5%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 19.0%
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.

76,309
Born in Africa 6,288
Born in Asia 28,917
Born in Europe 17,310
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 14,852
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 8,046
Born in Oceania 896
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.

76,309
Europe 17,310
Northern Europe 5,259
United Kingdom
4,682
Ireland
184
Other Northern Europe
393
Western Europe 3,605
France
289
Germany
2,033
Other Western Europe
1,283
Southern Europe 3,020
Italy
463
Portugal
1,207
Other Southern Europe
1,350
Eastern Europe 5,384
Poland
866
Russia
725
Other Eastern Europe
3,793
Other Europe (no country specified) 42
Asia 28,917
Eastern Asia 9,103
China
5,465

China, excluding Taiwan

4,878

Taiwan

587
Japan
857
Korea
2,246
Other Eastern Asia
535
South Central Asia 9,076
India
5,877
Iran
362
Other South Central Asia
2,837
Southeastern Asia 8,379
Philippines
1,979
Vietnam
2,422
Other Southeastern Asia
3,978
Western Asia 2,221
Israel
118
Lebanon
273
Other Western Asia
1,830
Other Asia (no country specified) 138
Africa 6,288
Eastern Africa 3,326
Northern Africa
1,361
Western Africa
524
Middle and Southern Africa
1,061
Other Africa (no country specified)
16
Oceania 896
Australia and New Zealand subregion 646
Oceania (no country specified) 250
Americas 22,898
Latin America 14,852
Caribbean
4,711

Cuba

42

Jamaica

526

Other Caribbean

4,143
Central America
5,073

Mexico

3,385

El Salvador

8

Other Central America

1,680
South America
5,068

Brazil

1,765

Colombia

1,589

Other South America

1,714
Northern America 8,046
Canada
7,805
Other Northern America
241
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1990 26,231
1990-1999 12,965
2000-2009 17,249
Since 2010 19,864
%
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 100%
Born in Africa 8.2%
Born in Asia 37.9%
Born in Europe 22.7%
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 19.5%
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 10.5%
Born in Oceania 1.2%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 13.30
Country #2 8.70%
Country #3 7.70
Detailed Region/Country of Birth* 100%
Europe 22.7%
Northern Europe 6.9%
United Kingdom 6.1%
Ireland 0.2%
Other Northern Europe 0.5%
Western Europe 4.7%
France 0.4%
Germany 2.7%
Other Western Europe 1.7%
Southern Europe 4.0%
Italy 0.6%
Portugal 1.6%
Other Southern Europe 1.8%
Eastern Europe 7.1%
Poland 1.1%
Russia 1.0%
Other Eastern Europe 5.0%
Other Europe (no country specified) 0.1%
Asia 37.9%
Eastern Asia 11.9%
China 7.2%
China, excluding Taiwan 6.4%
Taiwan 0.8%
Japan 1.1%
Korea 2.9%
Other Eastern Asia 0.7%
South Central Asia 11.9%
India 7.7%
Iran 0.5%
Other South Central Asia 3.7%
Southeastern Asia 11.0%
Philippines 2.6%
Vietnam 3.2%
Other Southeastern Asia 5.2%
Western Asia 2.9%
Israel 0.2%
Lebanon 0.4%
Other Western Asia 2.4%
Other Asia (no country specified) 0.2%
Africa 8.2%
Eastern Africa 4.4%
Northern Africa 1.8%
Western Africa 0.7%
Middle and Southern Africa 1.4%
Other Africa (no country specified) 0.0%
Oceania 1.2%
Australia and New Zealand subregion 0.8%
Oceania (no country specified) 0.3%
Americas 30.0%
Latin America 19.5%
Caribbean 6.2%
Cuba 0.1%
Jamaica 0.7%
Other Caribbean 5.4%
Central America 6.6%
Mexico 4.4%
El Salvador 0.0%
Other Central America 2.2%
South America 6.6%
Brazil 2.3%
Colombia 2.1%
Other South America 2.2%
Northern America 10.5%
Canada 10.2%
Other Northern America 0.3%
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1980 34.4%
1980-1989 17.0%
1990-1999 22.6%
Since 2000 26.0%
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 22.90
Country #2 8.10%
Country #3 4.90
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
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 31.90
Country #2 9.60%
Country #3 7.20%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Naturalization Number
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 76,309
Naturalized citizens 40,403
Noncitizens 35,906
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 40,403
Before 1980 7,655
1980-1989 3,979
1990-1999 6,541
2000-2009 11,023
Since 2010 11,205
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 52.9%
Noncitizens 47.1%
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 100%
Before 1980 18.9%
1980-1989 9.8%
1990-1999 16.2%
2000-2009 27.3%
Since 2010 27.7%
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) 20,180
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 1,428
% married among women who gave birth
96.8%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth
3.2%
U.S. Born
Female Population (ages 15-50) 277,355
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 13,215
% married among women who gave birth 64.9%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth 35.1%
Foreign Born
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
   
   
Foreign Born
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
   
   
Household and Family Size

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the Census Bureau's pooled 2012-2016 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2016 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 3.07
U.S. Born
Average household size 2.48
Average family size 2.97
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 247,573
Only native parent(s)
219,300
One or more foreign-born parents
28,273

Child is native

23,281

Child is foreign born

4,992
Children under age 6 with 75,713
Only native parent(s)
66,037
One or more foreign-born parents
9,676

Child is native

8,428

Child is foreign born

1,248
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 171,860
Only native parent(s)
153,263
One or more foreign-born parents
18,597

Child is native

14,853

Child is foreign born

3,744
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.

55,810
Only native parents 48,210
One or more foreign-born parents 7,600
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents*  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 88.6%
One or more foreign-born parents 11.4%
Child is native 9.4%
Child is foreign born 2.0%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 87.2%
One or more foreign-born parents 12.8%
Child is native 11.1%
Child is foreign born 1.6%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 89.2%
One or more foreign-born parents 10.8%
Child is native 8.6%
Child is foreign born 2.2%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 86.4%
One or more foreign-born parents 13.6%
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, 2016 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, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2012-2016 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2016 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.