In this data snapshot, Carsey Senior Demographer Kenneth Johnson reports that the population of New Hampshire grew by 7,700 (0.55 percent) to 1,395,000 between July of 2021 and July of 2022, according to new Census Bureau estimates. New Hampshire’s population gain was the second largest in New England. The population gain was entirely due to migration. In all, 10,200 more people moved into New Hampshire than left between July of 2021 and July of 2022. Nearly 62 percent of this migration gain was because more people moved here from other states than left, but the state also gained from immigration. This migration gain was large enough to offset a natural loss of 2,000 people when deaths exceeded births in New Hampshire in the past year. COVID certainly contributed to this loss, but annual deaths already exceeded births in the state before the pandemic. Overall, New England’s population gain in the past year was only .06 percent compared to a U.S. gain of .38 percent. Both these population gains are low compared to historical trends.


Carsey School of Public Policy

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Winter 12-22-2022


Data Snapshot


Durham, N.H. : Carsey School of Public Policy, University of New Hampshire

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