New Hampshire

Capital: Concord
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Facts & Statistics

STATE STATISTICS 
Population 2015
1,330,134
Population 2016 1,335,015
Population 2017 1,342,795
Below Poverty 2014 9.2
Below Poverty 2015 8.2
Below Poverty 2016 7.3
Below Poverty 2017 7.7
Employment - Population Ratio 2015 66.0
Employment - Population Ratio 2016 66.5
Employment - Population Ratio 2017 66.1
Unemployed 2015 3.4
Unemployed 2016 2.9
Unemployed 2017 2.7
Unemployed 2018 (Oct.) 2.6
Foreclosure Rate 2017 (Oct.) 1 of 3,944
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.