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New Hampshire Statistics

State of New Hampshire Population, Facts and Symbols

Explore state history of New Hampshire, statistics and unique facts. One of the original Thirteen Colonies that roase against the King of England during the American Revolution, New Hampshire was named after a Saxon shire. Since the day it gained independence from British rule, NH has had two different state seals. Today, the most well-know state seal is called the Great Seal, which depicts the U.S.S. Raleigh surroundsed by a laurel wreath and 9 stars. The ship was build for the Navy in Portsmouth, the laurel wreath signifies fame, honor and victory, and the 9 stars represent indicate NH’s place as the ninth state to join the Union. To promote your business in NHLiving.com – New Hampshire’s Internet Magazine, please contact us.

New Hampshire State Symbols & Statistics

2006 New Hampshire Statistics

courtesy of the U.S. Census Bureau

  • NH Population Estimate: 1,314,895
  • Population change, April 1, 2000- July 1, 2006: +6.4%
  • Population change, 1999-2000: +11.4%

2006 New Hampshire Demographics

  • Persons under 5 years old: 5.6%
  • Persons under 18 years old: 22.6%
  • Persons 65 years & older: 12.4%
  • Females: 50.7%
  • Caucasians: 95.8%
  • Hispanics: 1.0%
  • African Americans: 1.1%
  • American Indians & Alaskan Natives: 0.3%
  • Asians: 1.9%
  • Naitve Hawaiians & other Pacific Islanders: *
    The value is greater than zero, but less than half of a measure shown

New Hampshire Land Area

  • Land area of New Hampshire: 8,968 (square miles)
  • Persons per square mile: 137.8

New Hampshire Amphibian New Hampshire State Flower New Hampshire State Bird
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New Hampshire State Facts

  • NH State Nickname: The Granite State
  • NH State Motto: “Live Free or Die”
    General John Stark, July 31, 1809
  • NH State Flower: Purple Lilac
  • NH State Wildflower: Pink Lady’s Slipper
  • NH State Tree: White Birch
  • NH State Bird: Purple Finch
  • NH State Song: “Old New Hampshire”
  • NH State Animal: Whitetail Deer
  • NH State Insect: Ladybug
  • NH State Amphibian: Spotted Newt
  • NH State Butterfly: Karner Blue
  • NH State Saltwater Game Fish: Striped Bass
  • NH State Freshwater Fish: Brook Trout

The New Hampshire State Seal

New Hampshire State Seal, State of New Hampshire Seal
The New Hampshire State Seal was adopted in 1784, just after the Revolutionary Way
the seal was slightly altered in 1931. It features the frigate Raleigh
being built at Portsmouth. The ship was built in 1776
although pictured on the seal are flags that were not adopted until 1777.

The New Hampshire State Flag

New Hampshire State Flag

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