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Careers, Jobs and Education Resources for: New Hampshire

New Hampshire

Fast Facts: Small in physical stature, New Hampshire stood tall as the first post-colonial sovereign nation. Concord is the capital and Manchester is the largest city.

New Hampshire Careers: The 2008 U.S. Census estimated New Hampshire’s population at just over 1.3 million. Forbes recently ranked New Hampshire as the 20th “Best State for Business.”

New Hampshire Career Education: New Hampshire was ranked an impressive 3rd in a 2009 K-12 “Academic Achievement” study by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

New Hampshire Economy: New Hampshire stands alone as having neither a general sales tax nor a personal income tax at either the state or local level.

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New Hampshire Fast Facts:

Location, Location, Location…:  Located in the New England region of the northeastern U.S., New Hampshire enjoys a forested north country, impressive mountain ranges, and clear blue lakes in addition to am impressive coastline. Small in physical stature, the state ranks nationally as 44th in land area and 46th in total area.

Cities:  Concord is the capital city; Manchester is the state’s insurance and banking center.

Behind the Name:  New Hampshire’s most popular nickname is the “Granite State.”

A Closer Look:  New Hampshire became the first post-colonial sovereign nation when it broke from Great Britain in January of 1776, later becoming one of the original Thirteen Colonies.

Did You Know?  New Hampshire is the only state with neither a general sales tax nor an income tax at either the state or local level.

New Hampshire Careers and Employment:

Population:  1,315,809 (6.5% increase since 2000) – 50.7% Female, 49.3% Male (2008 U.S. Census Bureau).

Business Environment:  Ranked 20th in Forbes Magazine’s “Best States for Business,” 2008.

Top Industries:  In terms of paid employees, according to a 2008 U.S. Census Bureau study: (1) retail trade; (2) manufacturing; (3) health care and social assistance; (4) accommodation and food services; and (5) administrative and support and waste management and remediation services.

Taxes:  Income Tax, only dividends and interest income and No Sales Tax (Federation of Tax Administrators).

Cost of Living 118.2 in relation to the “National Average” of 100 (Federal Cost of Living Index).

Quality of Life:  Ranked 1st of 50 states by CNBC, 2009.

Weather:  Average Temperature (In °F) – Jan: 18.17; Apr: 32.15; July: 67.83; Oct: 45.90 (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration).

K-12:  Ranked 3rd of 50 states in “Academic Achievement” by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 2009.

New Hampshire Economics:

In General:  Similar to many states, New Hampshire includes more jobs in the service industry than in any other sector, but there are also significant career opportunities available in wholesale and retail trade (22%), military and government services (12%) and manufacturing (16%).

Service Industry:  The service industry is lead by the finance, insurance and real estate industry with New Hampshire boasting growing urban areas, considerable tourism and strong real estate markets.

Agriculture:  Greenhouse and nursery products are the most important agricultural products for New Hampshire, with home and garden plants and Christmas trees serving as the most significant items. Dairy farming and dairy products contribute about one-third of the state’s total agricultural receipts.  

Manufacturing:  New Hampshire’s leading manufactured products are computer and electronic products, including telephone equipment, computer microchips and military communication systems.

Did You Know?  Paving the way:  Although many important minerals are scattered throughout the state including notable granite reserves, sand and gravel for roads and concrete are actually New Hampshire’s leading mined products.

New Hampshire Education:

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Sources:  In addition to specific citations noted in this “Career Information” section, supplementary source materials include:  the U.S. Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service; Netstate.com; Education-Portal.com; USCollegeSearch.org; and Wikipedia.com.


General Information
1,235,735 Population (as of 2000)2.0 Average Persons Per Household (as of 2000)
1,236,445 Population (current)$121,430 Average House Value (as of 2000)
8,298.9 Square Miles of Land$47,698 Average House Income (as of 2000)
130.7 Square Miles of Water

Business Information
38,144 Number of Businesses (as of 2003)$4,221,707,000 Total First Quarter Payroll (as of 2003)
518,832 Number of Employees (as of 2003)$17,985,480,000 Total Annual Payroll (as of 2003)

Gender (as of 2000)
Ethnicity (as of 2000)
Median Ages (as of 2000)
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