Earlier this fall, we published the 2013 edition of "What is New Hampshire?", our annual overview and introduction to policy issues critical to the state's future. It's a wide-ranging report, chockfull of data and analysis. But it can also be a long, dense read, especially for people looking to just dip a toe into a particular area of interest.
So, over the coming months, we'll share excerpts from this report, highlighting specific topics like health care, education, and the state economy, in smaller, bite-sized chunks.
We start today with an overview of New Hampshire's changing demographics.
New Hampshire has been the fastest growing state in the Northeast for years. This growth has been fueled by domestic in-migration, largely from Massachusetts. At the same time, the educational attainment and income levels of New Hampshire residents have, on average, increased. In recent decades, these trends have helped fuel the state’s relative economic strength.
But these migration patterns have changed over the course of the Great Recession, a fact that will have real implications for New Hampshire’s future. Here's a detailed look at the state’s underlying demographics and how they have changed in recent years.
Read the full Policy Note here.