These Are The 10 Richest Cities In New Hampshire For 2019


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

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Editor’s Note: Data has been updated for 2019. This is our fifth time ranking the richest cities in New Hampshire.

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South Hooksett, Hampton, Londonderry: 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.

South Hooksett in particular houses the richest residents in the state thanks, in part, to a median household income of $91,108 and a ridiculously low poverty rate of 4.8%.

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 2013-2017 American Community Survey for the 25 places in New Hampshire with more than 5,000 people.

At the end of the day, here’s the set of the 10 richest places in New Hampshire for 2019:

  1. South Hooksett (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. Hampton (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. Londonderry (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. Portsmouth (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. Hanover (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. Pinardville (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. Exeter (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. Newmarket (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Milford (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  10. Lebanon (Photos | Homes For Sale)

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:

How We Determined The Richest Places In New Hampshire For 2019

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 2013-2017 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 25 places with more than 5,000 people in New Hampshire, we ranked each place from 1 to 25 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, South Hooksett, crowned the “Richest City In New Hampshire For 2019”.

You can learn more about the top ten below or skip to the end to see the rankings for all 25 places.

South Hooksett, NH

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 5,927
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Median Income: $91,108
Unemployment Rate: 2.6%
Poverty Rate: 4.8%
More on South Hooksett: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Hampton, NH

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 9,429
Rank Last Year: 4 (Up 2)
Median Income: $90,514
Unemployment Rate: 3.1%
Poverty Rate: 3.8%
More on Hampton: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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: 11,313
Rank Last Year: 1 (Down 2)
Median Income: $87,652
Unemployment Rate: 3.6%
Poverty Rate: 3.8%
More on Londonderry: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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.

Portsmouth, NH

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 21,644
Rank Last Year: 3 (Down 1)
Median Income: $72,384
Unemployment Rate: 2.6%
Poverty Rate: 6.9%
More on Portsmouth: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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.

Hanover, NH

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Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 8,495
Rank Last Year: 7 (Up 2)
Median Income: $97,422
Unemployment Rate: 2.5%
Poverty Rate: 16.7%
More on Hanover: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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.

Pinardville, NH

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 5,142
Rank Last Year: 10 (Up 4)
Median Income: $69,867
Unemployment Rate: 2.7%
Poverty Rate: 11.9%
More on Pinardville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Pinardville is a census-designated place (CDP) in the town of Goffstown in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 4,780 at the 2010 census. Pinardville has existed since 1906.

Exeter, NH

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 9,130
Rank Last Year: 5 (Down 2)
Median Income: $66,412
Unemployment Rate: 4.6%
Poverty Rate: 6.6%
More on Exeter: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Exeter is a town in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, United States. The town’s population was 14,306 at the 2010 census. Exeter was the county seat until 1997, when county offices were moved to neighboring Brentwood. Home to the Phillips Exeter Academy, a private university-preparatory school, Exeter is situated where the Exeter River feeds the tidal Squamscott River.

Newmarket, NH

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 5,519
Rank Last Year: 16 (Up 8)
Median Income: $61,189
Unemployment Rate: 3.2%
Poverty Rate: 7.3%
More on Newmarket: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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: 9,323
Rank Last Year: 6 (Down 3)
Median Income: $61,125
Unemployment Rate: 4.5%
Poverty Rate: 4.5%
More on Milford: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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

7.5
/10

Population: 13,544
Rank Last Year: 12 (Up 2)
Median Income: $64,564
Unemployment Rate: 2.8%
Poverty Rate: 12.3%
More on Lebanon: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Lebanon locally /lbnn/ 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.

There You Have It – The Wealthiest Places In New Hampshire For 2019

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: Laconia

For more New Hampshire reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Richest Cities In New Hampshire

Rank City RichScore Median Income
1 South Hooksett 2.83 $91,108
2 Hampton 3.5 $90,514
3 Londonderry 4.5 $87,652
4 Portsmouth 4.83 $72,384
5 Hanover 8.33 $97,422
6 Pinardville 9.0 $69,867
7 Exeter 9.33 $66,412
8 Newmarket 10.33 $61,189
9 Milford 10.83 $61,125
10 Lebanon 11.0 $64,564
11 Dover 11.0 $65,922
12 Nashua 12.67 $70,316
13 Concord 12.83 $61,310
14 Hudson 13.83 $65,536
15 Rochester 14.0 $55,767
16 Derry 14.33 $62,260
17 Suncook 14.33 $62,855
18 Somersworth 15.0 $62,777
19 Keene 16.0 $55,398
20 Claremont 19.17 $46,639
21 Franklin 19.33 $48,398
22 Manchester 19.67 $56,467
23 Laconia 21.0 $52,702
24 Durham 22.67 $42,688
25 Berlin 24.67 $37,969

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One thought on “These Are The 10 Richest Cities In New Hampshire For 2019

  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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