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Demographics

The following figures show the population of New Hampshire as at the date shown, together with the increase or decrease percentage.

 

  • Census Pop.                 %±
  • 1790     141,885             —
  • 1800     183,858             29.6%
  • 1810     214,460             16.6%
  • 1820     244,155             13.8%
  • 1830     269,328             10.3%
  • 1840     284,574             5.7%
  • 1850     317,976             11.7%
  • 1860     326,073             2.5%
  • 1870     318,300             −2.4%
  • 1880     346,991             9.0%
  • 1890     376,530             8.5%
  • 1900     411,588             9.3%
  • 1910     430,572             4.6%
  • 1920     443,083             2.9%
  • 1930     465,293             5.0%
  • 1940     491,524             5.6%
  • 1950     533,242             8.5%
  • 1960     606,921             13.8%
  • 1970     737,681             21.5%
  • 1980     920,610             24.8%
  • 1990     1,109,252         20.5%
  • 2000     1,235,786                      11.4%
  • 2010     1,316,470                      6.5%
  • Est. 2012          1,320,718                      0.3%

Source: 1910–2010

 

 

New Hampshire population density

 

The United States Census Bureau estimates that the population of New Hampshire was 1,320,718 on July 1, 2012, a 0.3% increase since the 2010 United States Census. The center of population of New Hampshire is located in Merrimack County, in the town of Pembroke. The center of population has moved south 12 miles (19 km) since 1950, a reflection of the fact that the fastest growth in the state has been along its southern border, which is within commuting range of Boston and other Massachusetts cities.

Race and ancestry

According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the racial makeup of New Hampshire was as follows:

  • 93.9% White American (92.3% Non-Hispanic White, 1.6% White Hispanic)
  • 2.2% Asian American
  • 1.1% Black or African American
  • 0.2% Native American/American Indian
  • 1.6% Two or more races
  • 1.0% Some other race

 

  • Hispanic and Latino Americans of any race made up 2.8% of the population in 2010.

 

The largest ancestry groups in New Hampshire are, per 2011 Census Bureau estimates:

  • 23.2% French and French Canadian
  • 21.5% Irish
  • 17.9% English
  • 9.9% Italian
  • 9.3% German
  • 6.1% American
  • 4.6% Scottish
  • 4.5% Polish
  • 2.1% Swedish
  • 1.4% Greek
  • 1.3% Portuguese
  • 1.1% Scots-Irish
  • 1.0% Dutch

 

The large Irish American and French-Canadian populations are descended largely from mill workers, and many still live in the former mill towns, like Manchester. New Hampshire has one of the highest percentages (23.2% of the population) of residents of French/French-Canadian/Acadian ancestry of any U.S. state. (As of 2011 estimates, Maine had a slightly higher percentage.)

 

According to the 2000 U.S. Census, 3.41% of the population aged 5 and older speak French at home, while 1.60% speak Spanish.

 

In CoösCounty, 16% of the population speaks French at home.

Religion

Percentage of New Hampshire residents by religion (from USA Today):[28]

  • Christian – 72%
  • Catholic – 35%
  • Protestant – 32%
  • Baptist – 6%
  • Congregationalist/United Church of Christ – 6%
  • Episcopalian/Anglican – 4%
  • Methodist – 3%
  • Lutheran – 1%
  • Pentecostal/Charismatic – 1%
  • Presbyterian – 1%
  • Protestant, no supplied denomination – 10%
  • Unspecified Christian – 5%
  • Jewish – 1%
  • Other – 2%
  • No religion – 17%
  • Less than 0.5% each –
  • Mormon/Latter Day Saints, Churches of Christ, non-denominational, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Assemblies of God, Muslim, Buddhist, Evangelical, Church of God, and Seventh-Day Adventist

 

A survey suggests that people in New Hampshire and Vermont are less likely than other Americans to attend weekly services and only 54% say that they are “absolutely certain there is a God” compared to 71% in the rest of the nation. New Hampshire and Vermont are also at the lowest levels among states in religious commitment. In 2012, 23% of New Hampshire residents in a Gallup poll considered themselves “very religious”, while 52% considered themselves “non-religious”. According to the ARDA the largest single Protestant denominations are the United Church of Christ with 34,299; and the United Methodist Church with 18,927 members. The Catholic Church had 431,259 members.

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