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New Hampshire Almanac

The New Hampshire Almanac presents a general overview of the State of New Hampshire.

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The United States Census Bureau, http://www.census.gov/, July 10, 2001.
New Hampshire. N-O, Vol.1 4. Chicago: World Book, Inc., 1988. 210. Print.
Carpenter, Alan, and Carl Provorse. The World Almanac of the U.S.A.. Mahwah: World Almanac Books, 1996. Print.

Admitted to Union June 21, 1788
Capital Concord [ Find out more... ]
Nickname The Granite State [ Find out more... ]
Motto Live Free or Die [ Find out more... ]
Total area including land and water 9,351 square miles Rank among states 46th
Land area 8,969 square miles Rank among states 44th
Water area 382 square miles Rank among states 45th
Greatest distance East to West 93 miles
Greatest distance North to South 289 miles
Highest point 6,288 feet (Mount Washington) Rank among states 18th
Lowest point Sea level (Atlantic Ocean) Rank among states 3rd
Mean elevation 1,000 feet above sea level Rank among states 25th
Highest recorded temperature 106 ° Fahrenheit on July 4th, 1911 at Nashua
Lowest recorded temperature -47 ° Fahrenheit on January 29, 1934 on Mount Washington
Highest monthly average temperature 82.6 ° Fahrenheit Rank among states 45th
Lowest monthly average temperature 9.0 ° Fahrenheit Rank among states 10th
Average yearly precipitation (rain & snow) 42 inches Rank among states  
Population
(U.S. Census, April, 2000)
1,235,786 Rank among states 41st
Population per square mile
(Population/Land area)
132.2 Rank among states 18th
Ten largest cities by population
State Capital in red
(U.S. Census, April, 2000)

1. Manchester 107,006 6. Salem 28,112
2. Nashua 86,605 7. Dover 26,884
3. Concord 40,687 8. Merrimack 25,119
4. Derry 34,021 9. Londonderry 23,236
5. Rochester 28,461 10. Hudson 22,928
Median age 32.8 years old
Average lifetime (1979-1981) 74.98 years Rank among states 14th
Total crimes reported per 100,000 people (1992-1993) 2,905.0 Rank among states 49th
Violent crimes reported per 100,000 people 137.8 Rank among states 48th
Property crimes reported per 100,000 people 2,767.2 Rank among states 48th
Per capita income (2000)
Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce
$33,169 Rank among states 6th
Disposable per capita personal income (income minus taxes) (2000)
Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce
$28,454 Rank among states 4th
Median household income (1993) $37,964 Rank among states 6th

Additional Information

Encyclopedia of New Hampshire

Encyclopedia of New Hampshire, by Nancy Capace. 540 pages. Publisher: Somerset Publishers, Inc. (March 15, 2007)

The Encyclopedia of New Hampshire contains detailed information on New Hampshire: Symbols and Designations, Geography, Archaeology, State History, Local History on individual cities, towns and counties, Chronology of Historic Events in the State, Profiles of Governors, Political Directory, State Constitution, Bibliography of books about the state and an Index.

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