Fast Facts

Population:
1,287,687
Capital:
Concord; 41,404
Area:
9,350 square miles (24,216 square kilometers)
Per Capita Income:
U.S. $34,276
Date Statehood Achieved:
June 21, 1788
Illustration: New Hampshire Flag

"Representation without taxation" could be this state's motto, as one of only two states with neither general sales nor personal income taxes. Revenues come mainly from corporate income, real estate, tourism, and liquor sales. Property taxes, set at town meetings, fund schools and community services. After a recession in the early 1990s, economic conditions improved. But high-tech companies in southern areas were impacted by a slowdown early in the new century. The White Mountains, the lakes, and the seacoast regions attract vacationers in all seasons. New Hampshire boasts more forests and wildlife today than a century ago.

ECONOMY

  • Industry: Machinery, electronics, metal products
  • Agriculture: Nursery stock, poultry and eggs, fruits and nuts, vegetables

—Text From National Geographic Atlas of the World, Eighth Edition

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