New Hampshire

Capital: Concord
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Facts & Statistics

STATE STATISTICS 
Population 2012
1,321,297
Population 2013 1,322,616
Population 2014 1,326,813
Below Poverty 2011 7.6
Below Poverty 2012 8.1
Below Poverty 2013 9.0
Below Poverty 2014  N/A
Employment - Population Ratio 2012 65.5
Employment - Population Ratio 2013 65.8
Employment - Population Ratio 2014 65.8
Unemployed 2011 5.6
Unemployed 2012 5.2
Unemployed 2013 5.1
Unemployed 2014 4.3
Foreclosure Rate 2014 1 of 2,189
STATE FACTS
Of the thirteen original colonies, New Hampshire was the first to declare its independence from Mother England -- a full six months before the Declaration of Independence was signed.
Captain John Smith named New Hampshire after the town of Hampshire, England.
New Hampshire's state motto is "Live Free or Die." The motto comes from a statement written by the General John Stark, hero of the Battle of Bennington in the Revolutionary War.