Richest Cities In New Hampshire For 2020


We analyzed 25 places in New Hampshire to determine where the 1% live.

Editor’s Note: Data has been updated for 2020. This is our fifth time ranking the richest cities in New Hampshire.

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Hampton, Londonderry, South Hooksett: These cities aren't just some of the best places to live in New Hampshire. They are also home to some of the richest people in the Granite State.

Hampton in particular houses the richest residents in the state thanks, in part, to a median household income of $92,688 and a ridiculously low poverty rate of 4.3416447944007%.

If you're thinking of moving to one of these towns, you'll probably need to start saving. The richest places in New Hampshire share common characteristics such as having a genius level populous, sky high home prices, and a Pleasantville level of married couples.

How did we come up with these mega wealthy cities? We analyzed Census data from the 2014-2018 American Community Survey for the 27 places in New Hampshire with more than 5,000 people.

For more on how we calculated the top ten, read on or skip to the end for the full list of the richest cities in New Hampshire.

Rich people not your cup of tea? Feel free to check out some more reading about New Hampshire:

The 10 Richest Cities In New Hampshire For 2020

Hampton, NH

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 9,235
Rank Last Year: 2 (Up 1)
Median Income: $92,688
Unemployment Rate: 1.5%
Poverty Rate: 4.3%
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Hampton is a town in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 14,976 at the 2010 census. Located beside the Atlantic Ocean, Hampton is home to Hampton Beach, a summer tourist destination.

Londonderry, NH

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 11,465
Rank Last Year: 3 (Up 1)
Median Income: $87,335
Unemployment Rate: 3.2%
Poverty Rate: 3.9%
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Londonderry is a town in western Rockingham County, New Hampshire, United States. The town is bordered on the north by the city of Manchester and on the east by the town of Derry. The population was 24,129 at the 2010 census. Londonderry is known for its apple orchards and is home to the headquarters of Stonyfield Farm and partial home to Manchester-Boston Regional Airport.

South Hooksett, NH

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 5,811
Rank Last Year: 1 (Down 2)
Median Income: $87,717
Unemployment Rate: 3.3%
Poverty Rate: 5.2%
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Portsmouth, NH

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Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 21,778
Rank Last Year: 4 (No Change)
Median Income: $78,027
Unemployment Rate: 2.5%
Poverty Rate: 6.1%
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Portsmouth is a city in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, in the United States. It is the only city in the county, but only the fourth-largest community, with a population of 21,233 at the 2010 census. As of 2016 the estimated population was 21,485. A historic seaport and popular summer tourist destination, Portsmouth was the home of the Strategic Air Command's Pease Air Force Base, later converted to Portsmouth International Airport at Pease with limited commercial air service.

Newmarket, NH

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 5,536
Rank Last Year: 8 (Up 3)
Median Income: $67,299
Unemployment Rate: 2.4%
Poverty Rate: 5.4%
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Newmarket is a town in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 8,936 at the 2010 census. Some residents are students and employees at the nearby University of New Hampshire in Durham.

Milford, NH

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 9,168
Rank Last Year: 10 (Up 4)
Median Income: $66,270
Unemployment Rate: 3.9%
Poverty Rate: 4.9%
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Milford is a town in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, United States, on the Souhegan River. The population was 15,115 at the 2010 census. It is the retail and manufacturing center of a six-town area known informally as the Souhegan Valley.

Lebanon, NH

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 13,619
Rank Last Year: 11 (Up 4)
Median Income: $68,675
Unemployment Rate: 1.9%
Poverty Rate: 11.1%
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Lebanon locally is a city in Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 13,151 at the 2010 census and an estimated 13,513 as of 2016. Lebanon is located in western New Hampshire, south of Hanover, near the Connecticut River. It is the home to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and Dartmouth Medical School, together comprising the largest medical facility between Boston, Massachusetts and Burlington, Vermont.

Review Of Lebanon by HomeSnacks User

Very little crime, good schools. Traffic at it worst is mild.

Excellent hospitals. good restaurants. Fair theaters and nice parks

Suncook, NH

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 5,111
Rank Last Year: 15 (Up 7)
Median Income: $64,151
Unemployment Rate: 1.3%
Poverty Rate: 10.2%
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Hanover, NH

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Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 8,591
Rank Last Year: 5 (Down 4)
Median Income: $103,558
Unemployment Rate: 3.4%
Poverty Rate: 13.3%
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Hanover is a town along the Connecticut River in Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 11,260 at the 2010 census. CNN and Money magazine rated Hanover the sixth best place to live in America in 2011, and the second best in 2007. "This just might be the best college town," read the headline of a story in the January-February 2017 issue of Yankee.

Dover, NH

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 31,316
Rank Last Year: 9 (Down 1)
Median Income: $70,757
Unemployment Rate: 3.9%
Poverty Rate: 10.1%
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Dover is a city in Strafford County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 29,987 at the 2010 census, the largest in the New Hampshire Seacoast region. The population was estimated at 31,153 in 2016. It is the county seat of Strafford County, and home to Wentworth-Douglass Hospital, the Woodman Institute Museum, and the Children's Museum of New Hampshire.

How We Determined The Richest Places In New Hampshire For 2020

Map Of The Richest Places To Live In New Hampshire
The first thing that comes to most people's minds when they think about determining the richest places is to simply identify personal incomes. After all, rich people have really high salaries.

However, we don't believe that one statistic wholly encompasses what it means to be one of the "richest places". So we looked at this set of criteria from the newly released 2014-2018 American Community Survey:

  • Poverty Level
  • Median Household Income
  • Unemployment Rate

Median household income is the most digestible way to understand how rich a place really is. The unemployment rate tries to capture the prospects for more people to become rich. If more people are employed, the richer the future looks.

After we collected the data for all 27 places with more than 5,000 people in New Hampshire, we ranked each place from 1 to 27 for each of the criteria, with 1 being the richest.

We then averaged all the rankings for a place into a "Rich Score" with the place having the lowest overall Rich Score, Hampton, crowned the "Richest City In New Hampshire For 2020". You can download the data here.

You can learn more about the top ten below or skip to the end to see the rankings for all 27 places.

There You Have It - The Wealthiest Places In New Hampshire For 2020

Like we said earlier, when we set out to identify the richest places in New Hampshire, we weren't sure what we'd encounter, but it ended up being some of the best places to live in New Hampshire.

When you look at the data, the cities and places mentioned above meet the criteria for being at the very top of the income ladder for everyone that lives there.

If you're curious enough, here are the poorest cities in New Hampshire, according to data:

Poorest: Berlin
2nd Poorest: Durham
3rd Poorest: Newport

For more New Hampshire reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Richest Cities In New Hampshire

Rank City RichScore Median Income
1 Hampton 2.0 $92,688
2 Londonderry 3.67 $87,335
3 South Hooksett 5.0 $87,717
4 Portsmouth 5.67 $78,027
5 Newmarket 7.0 $67,299
6 Milford 10.0 $66,270
7 Lebanon 10.0 $68,675
8 Suncook 10.33 $64,151
9 Hanover 10.33 $103,558
10 Dover 10.67 $70,757
11 Exeter 10.67 $66,604
12 Pinardville 11.67 $70,250
13 Nashua 12.33 $73,022
14 Hooksett 12.67 $71,197
15 Hudson 13.67 $70,455
16 Concord 15.67 $62,967
17 Somersworth 16.0 $64,786
18 Derry 17.67 $63,554
19 Rochester 18.33 $58,427
20 Claremont 18.33 $48,099
21 Franklin 18.67 $50,750
22 Laconia 21.0 $57,046
23 Keene 21.0 $56,307
24 Manchester 21.67 $58,227
25 Newport 22.0 $53,876
26 Durham 25.33 $47,300
27 Berlin 26.67 $38,315

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About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

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5 thoughts on “Richest Cities In New Hampshire For 2020

  1. There is no such thing as South Hooksett, only Hooksett with a population of around 14,000 versus the 5,000 shown in the article. Further, Bedford without a doubt is by far the richest city in the state, with many of the seacoast cities right behind. What kind of list is this?

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