Poverty in New Hampshire

What is the poverty rate in New Hampshire?
The poverty rate in New Hampshire is 8.1%. One out of every 12.3 residents of New Hampshire lives in poverty.

How many people in New Hampshire live in poverty?
104,470 of 1,289,255 residents reported income levels below the poverty line in the last year.

How does the Poverty Rate in New Hampshire compare to the national average?
New Hampshire ranks 1st in Poverty Rate at 8.1%(poverty rankings by state).The Poverty Rate of New Hampshire is dramatically lower than the national average of 14.6%.

New Hampshire Poverty Rate County Map

New Hampshire County Poverty Rate Comparison

New Hampshire Poverty Rate By Sex

What is the poverty rate for men vs women living in New Hampshire?

Male

The Poverty Rate for men who live in New Hampshire is 7.3%.

Female

The Poverty Rate for women who live in New Hampshire is 8.9%.

Poverty Rate Disparity for Male vs Female Residents of New Hampshire

Female residents of New Hampshire are meaningfully(21%) more likely to live in poverty than males.

46,286 of 637,634 males in New Hampshire live below the poverty line.

58,184 of 651,621 females in New Hampshire live below the poverty line.

New Hampshire Poverty Rate By Age

What's the Poverty Rate in New Hampshire By Age?

New Hampshire Poverty Rate Distribution by Age

Breakdown of New Hampshire Poverty Rate By Age

  • Children Under 6 in New Hampshire have a Poverty Rate of 11.6%.
  • Children 6 to 11 Years Old in New Hampshire have a Poverty Rate of 9.9%.
  • Adolescents 12 to 17 Years Old in New Hampshire have a Poverty Rate of 8.9%.
  • Adults 18 to 59 Years Old in New Hampshire have a Poverty Rate of 8.5%.
  • Adults 60 to 74 Years Old in New Hampshire have a Poverty Rate of 5.0%.
  • 75 to 84 Years Old in New Hampshire have a Poverty Rate of 6.8%.
  • Over 85 Years Old in New Hampshire have a Poverty Rate of 8.1%.

Historical New Hampshire Poverty Rate

New Hampshire Historical Poverty Rate
Year Poverty Rate YoY % Change National

2010

8.3% 15.3%

2011

8.8% 6.0% 15.9%

2012

10.0% 13.0% 15.9%

2013

8.7% 15.0% 15.8%

2014

9.2% 5.0% 15.5%

2015

8.2% 11.0% 14.7%

2016

7.3% 12.0% 14.0%

2017

7.7% 5.0% 13.4%
Source: 2010-2017 ACS 1 Year

New Hampshire Poverty Rate By Race

Race Population Poverty Rate National Poverty Rate Population

Black

16,778

18.4% 25.2% 1.3%

American Indian

2,038

13.8% 26.8% 0.2%

Asian

31,750

11.0% 11.9% 2.4%

Other

6,569

14.2% 23.8% 0.5%

Two Or More Races

24,165

12.6% 18.4% 1.8%

White

1,176,009

7.5% 10.3% 88.3%

Hispanic

43,003

18.4% 22.2% 3.2%

What's the Poverty Rate in New Hampshire By Race?

18.4% of Black residents of New Hampshire live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of black residents in New Hampshire is dramatically lower than the national average of 25.2%. 3,094 of 16,778 black New Hampshirites live below the poverty line. Approximately 1.3% of the total population of New Hampshire is black.

11.0% of Asian residents of New Hampshire live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of asian residents in New Hampshire is the same as than the national average. 3,492 of 31,750 asian New Hampshirites live below the poverty line. Approximately 2.4% of the total population of New Hampshire are asian.

7.5% of White residents of New Hampshire live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of white residents in New Hampshire is dramatically lower than the national average of 10.3%. 87,728 of 1,176,009 white New Hampshirites live below the poverty line. Approximately 88.3% of the total population of New Hampshire are white.

18.4% of Hispanic residents of New Hampshire live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of hispanic residents in New Hampshire is the same as than the national average. 7,894 of 43,003 hispanic New Hampshirites live below the poverty line. Approximately 3.2% of the total population of New Hampshire are hispanic.

New Hampshire Poverty Rate By School Enrollment

Understanding where poverty hits hardest in New Hampshire can be better understood by segmenting poverty by whether or not the resident is in school or not.

  • Enrolled in School in New Hampshire have a Poverty Rate of 11.2%.
  • The Poverty Rate of New Hampshire residents enrolled in school is dramatically lower than the national average of 20.1%. This translates to 31,916 of 285,769 New Hampshirites enrolled in school living below the poverty line within the past year. Approximately 21.5% of the total population of New Hampshire are currently enrolled in school.

  • Not Enrolled in School in New Hampshire have a Poverty Rate of 7.1%.
  • The Poverty Rate of New Hampshire residents not enrolled in school is dramatically lower than the national average of 12.2%. This translates to 68,218 of 967,295 New Hampshirites not enrolled in school living below the poverty line within the past year. Approximately 72.6% of the total population of New Hampshire are currently not enrolled in school.

Poverty for younger ages in New Hampshire is seen as the most undesirable for the future of the community.

  • Enrolled in Nursery School in New Hampshire have a Poverty Rate of 7.7%.
  • The Poverty Rate of New Hampshire residents enrolled in nursery school is dramatically lower than the national average of 18.0%. This translates to 1,374 of 17,815 New Hampshirites enrolled in nursery school living below the poverty line within the past year. Approximately 1.3% of the total population of New Hampshire is currently enrolled in nursery school.

  • Enrolled in Elementary School(Grades 1-4) in New Hampshire have a Poverty Rate of 10.4%.
  • The Poverty Rate of New Hampshire residents enrolled in elementary school(grades 1-4) is dramatically lower than the national average of 21.2%. This translates to 5,959 of 57,067 New Hampshirites enrolled in elementary school(grades 1-4) living below the poverty line within the past year. Approximately 4.3% of the total population of New Hampshire are currently enrolled in elementary school(grades 1-4).

Poverty for developing children and young adults in New Hampshire can have drastic impacts on graduation and college attendance rates.

  • Enrolled in Middle School(Grade 5-8) in New Hampshire have a Poverty Rate of 8.7%.
  • The Poverty Rate of New Hampshire residents enrolled in middle school(grade 5-8) is dramatically lower than the national average of 19.0%. This translates to 5,276 of 60,435 New Hampshirites enrolled in middle school(grade 5-8) living below the poverty line within the past year. Approximately 4.5% of the total population of New Hampshire are currently enrolled in middle school(grade 5-8).

  • Enrolled in High School (Grades 9-12) in New Hampshire have a Poverty Rate of 9.2%.
  • The Poverty Rate of New Hampshire residents enrolled in high school (grades 9-12) is dramatically lower than the national average of 17.7%. This translates to 6,035 of 65,919 New Hampshirites enrolled in high school (grades 9-12) living below the poverty line within the past year. Approximately 4.9% of the total population of New Hampshire are currently enrolled in high school (grades 9-12).

Adult students in college, graduate or professional schools generally bring employers, revenue and higher living wages post-graduation and are seen as a positive to the community.

  • Enrolled in Undergraduate School in New Hampshire have a Poverty Rate of 17.5%.
  • The Poverty Rate of New Hampshire residents enrolled in undergraduate school is significantly lower than the national average of 23.4%. This translates to 9,258 of 52,903 New Hampshirites enrolled in undergraduate school living below the poverty line within the past year. Approximately 4.0% of the total population of New Hampshire are currently enrolled in undergraduate school.

  • Enrolled in Graduate or Professional School in New Hampshire have a Poverty Rate of 13.6%.
  • The Poverty Rate of New Hampshire residents enrolled in graduate or professional school is meaningfully lower than the national average of 17.2%. This translates to 2,424 of 17,809 New Hampshirites enrolled in graduate or professional school living below the poverty line within the past year. Approximately 1.3% of the total population of New Hampshire is currently enrolled in graduate or professional school.

Source: 2017 ACS 5 Year

New Hampshire Poverty Rate By Place of Birth

What is the poverty rate for residents of New Hampshire born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born?

7.9%

The Poverty Rate for residents of New Hampshire who were born citizens of the United States is 7.9%.

10.7%

The Poverty Rate for residents of New Hampshire who were born citizens of a country other than the US is 10.7%.

Poverty Rate for residents of New Hampshire born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born

Foreign-born residents of New Hampshire have a higher poverty rate than those who were born US citizens.

Of the 1,212,796 residents of New Hampshire who were born citizens of the United States, 96,268 (7.9%) had income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Conversely, 8,202 (10.7%) of 76,459 residents of New Hampshire who were born citizens of a country other than the US reported income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

New Hampshire Poverty Rate By City

New Hampshire Poverty Rate Distribution by City
City Rank Poverty Rate Population

Antrim

44th

14.0% 1,290

Ashland

58th

22.5% 1,521

Belmont

20th

7.9% 1,883

Berlin

56th

19.4% 10,273

Bristol

38th

12.8% 1,898

Charlestown

1st

1.3% 1,335

Claremont

39th

13.2% 13,028

Colebrook

60th

23.8% 1,187

Concord

29th

10.2% 42,717

Contoocook

3rd

3.3% 1,504

Conway

43rd

14.0% 3,727

Derry

14th

6.4% 22,378

Dover

30th

10.8% 30,901

Durham

63rd

33.3% 10,753

East Merrimack

22nd

8.5% 3,963

Enfield

24th

8.6% 1,607

Epping

25th

9.8% 1,762

Exeter

15th

6.6% 9,130

Farmington

26th

9.8% 4,127

Franklin

46th

14.7% 8,491

Goffstown

9th

4.8% 3,096

Gorham

4th

3.6% 1,461

Groveton

23rd

8.6% 1,253

Hampton Beach

19th

7.4% 2,405

Hampton

5th

3.8% 9,429

Hanover

49th

16.7% 8,495

Henniker

55th

18.7% 1,775

Hillsborough

2nd

3.0% 1,944

Hinsdale

51st

17.0% 1,439

Hooksett

11th

5.1% 4,846

Hudson

34th

11.8% 7,665

Jaffrey

54th

18.5% 2,350

Keene

42nd

13.7% 23,204

Laconia

45th

14.3% 16,237

Lancaster

28th

10.1% 1,730

Lebanon

36th

12.3% 13,544

Littleton

57th

19.5% 4,420

Londonderry

6th

3.8% 11,313

Manchester

47th

14.9% 110,601

Marlborough

48th

15.2% 1,110

Meredith

59th

22.9% 1,679

Milford

8th

4.5% 9,323

Nashua

31st

10.8% 87,642

New London

50th

16.9% 1,536

Newmarket

18th

7.3% 5,519

Newport

33rd

11.2% 4,987

North Conway

41st

13.6% 2,141

Peterborough

13th

6.3% 3,038

Pinardville

35th

11.9% 5,142

Pittsfield

53rd

18.0% 1,634

Plymouth

61st

28.8% 3,868

Portsmouth

17th

6.9% 21,644

Raymond

37th

12.4% 3,122

Rochester

32nd

10.8% 30,212

Somersworth

21st

8.0% 11,797

South Hooksett

10th

4.8% 5,927

Suncook

27th

10.0% 5,272

Tilton Northfield

12th

6.0% 3,076

Troy

7th

4.2% 1,155

West Swanzey

62nd

30.3% 1,344

Whitefield

52nd

18.0% 1,032

Winchester

40th

13.2% 2,016

Wolfeboro

16th

6.9% 2,994

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