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Moving to New Hampshire


About New Hampshire - New Hampshire is a U.S. state located in the Northeast newhampshireAbout New Hampshire United States.

New Hampshire's major regions are the Great North Woods, the White Mountains, the Lakes Region, the Seacoast, the Merrimack Valley, the Monadnock Region, and the Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee area. New Hampshire has the shortest ocean coastline of any U.S. state, with a coastline of 18 miles.
The state motto is Live free or die. The capital is Concord and the largest city is Manchester

Living in New Hampshire

People of New Hampshire - As of 2005, New Hampshire has an estimated population of 1,309,940, which is an increase of 10,771, or 0.8%, from the prior year and an increase of 74,154, or 6.0%, since the year 2000. This includes a natural increase since the last census of 23,872 people (that is 75,060 births minus 51,188 deaths) and an increase due to net migration of 51,968 people into the state. Immigration from outside the United States resulted in a net increase of 11,107 people, and migration within the country produced a net increase of 40,861 people.

As of 2004, the population includes 64,000 foreign-born (4.9%).
The five largest ancestry groups in New Hampshire are: Irish (19.4%), British (18%), French (14.6%), French Canadian (10.6%), German (8.6%). People of old colonial ("Yankee") ancestry live throughout most of New Hampshire. The large Irish American and French-Canadian elements are the children and grand-children of mill workers, and they still live in the former mill towns, like Manchester. New Hampshire has the highest percentage of residents of French/French-Canadian ancestry of any state. The fastest growth is along the southern border, which is within commuting range of Boston and other Massachusetts cities.

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