100 Biggest Cities In New Hampshire For 2020

Using the latest Census data, we detail the 100 biggest cities in New Hampshire. You can all see a comprehensive list of all 63 cities and places in New Hampshire.

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We all love the biggest cities that the Granite State has to offer. You know the places like Manchester and Nashua which make all the headlines.

But there are a bunch of other great large cities in New Hampshire that don't get as much love.

We're going to change that right now.

Using the most recent Census data, we can tell you about all the places in New Hampshire with a focus on the biggest. We update the data each year and this is our fourth time doing this.

You can click here to see a full table of the full of the 100 biggest cities in New Hampshire, along with every other place over 1,000 people big. It is sortable by clicking on the headers.

Read on below to see more on the biggest cities. Or for more reading on places to live in New Hampshire, check out:

How We Determined The Largest Cities In New Hampshire

We've been ranking and dissecting cities in the Granite State for over 4 years now -- making this actually the fourth time we've run the numbers. We always use the best data, the US Census. In this case, that means we are using the 2013-2017 American Community Survey.

It what is probably the most simple analysis we run each year, we ranked every place in New Hampshire from biggest to smallest. The biggest city this year? That would be Manchester.

The smallest? Whitefield, although there are places smaller than 1,000 people not listed here, so keep that in mind as we take a look at the top ten.

Manchester, NH
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Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Population: 111,657
Population 2010: 109,791
Growth: 1.7%
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Manchester is the most populous city in the U.S. state of New Hampshire and the largest city in northern New England, an area comprising the states of Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 109,565, and its estimated 2016 population was 110,506. It is one of two seats of Hillsborough County, the state of New Hampshire's most populous county. Manchester is located near the northern end of the Northeast megalopolis, along the banks of the Merrimack River-which divides the city into eastern and western sections. It was first named by the merchant and inventor Samuel Blodgett. Blodget's vision was to create a great industrial center similar to that of the original Manchester in England, which was the world's first industrialized city.

Review Of Manchester by HomeSnacks User

The city of Manchester is a beautiful city. It has great places to eat and shop.

My favorite place is the Mall of NH. There are a lot of nice shops there. I also enjoy the downtown area.

Nashua, NH
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Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
Population: 88,606
Population 2010: 87,042
Growth: 1.8%
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Nashua is a city in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, United States. As of the 2010 census, Nashua had a total population of 86,494, making it the second-largest city in the state after Manchester. As of 2016 the population had risen to an estimated 87,882.

Concord, NH
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Rank Last Year: 3 (No Change)
Population: 43,040
Population 2010: 42,961
Growth: 0.2%
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Concord is the capital city of the U.S. state of New Hampshire and the county seat of Merrimack County. As of the 2010 census, its population was 42,695.

Review Of Concord by HomeSnacks User

Low crime, great schools, plenty of things to do year-round, great sense of community, good restaurants, theater and close to many recreational activities.

There were many lakes and public swimming pools nearby for summer activities, beautiful fall foliage and apple picking in the fall, lots of sledding, ice skating, and skiing in the winter

Dover, NH
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Rank Last Year: 4 (No Change)
Population: 31,316
Population 2010: 29,679
Growth: 5.5%
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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.

Rochester, NH
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Rank Last Year: 5 (No Change)
Population: 30,661
Population 2010: 29,801
Growth: 2.9%
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Rochester is a city in Strafford County, New Hampshire, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 29,752, and in 2016 the estimated population was 30,345. The city includes the villages of East Rochester, Gonic, and North Rochester. Rochester is home to Skyhaven Airport

Keene, NH
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Rank Last Year: 6 (No Change)
Population: 23,165
Population 2010: 23,547
Growth: -1.6%
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Keene is a city in Cheshire County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 23,409 at the 2010 census. It is the seat of Cheshire County.

Review Of Keene by HomeSnacks User

Plenty of schools for education, parks, bike paths. Events live music in summer

Panhandlers, no public restroom. Broken sidewalks and curbs. Potholes galore.

Derry, NH
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Rank Last Year: 7 (No Change)
Population: 22,381
Population 2010: 22,884
Growth: -2.2%
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Derry is a town in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 33,109 at the 2010 census. Although it is a town and not a city, Derry is the fourth most-populous community in the state. The town's nickname, "Spacetown", derives from the fact that Derry is the birthplace of Alan Shepard, the first astronaut from the United States in space. Derry was also for a time the home of the poet Robert Frost and his family.

Portsmouth, NH
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Rank Last Year: 8 (No Change)
Population: 21,778
Population 2010: 20,963
Growth: 3.9%
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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.

Laconia, NH
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Rank Last Year: 9 (No Change)
Population: 16,342
Population 2010: 16,219
Growth: 0.8%
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Laconia is a city in Belknap County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 15,951 at the 2010 census, and an estimated 16,470 as of 2016. It is the county seat of Belknap County. Laconia, situated between Lake Winnipesaukee and Winnisquam Lake, includes the villages of Lakeport and Weirs Beach. Each June for nine days beginning on the Saturday of the weekend before Father's Day and ending on Father's Day, the city hosts Laconia Motorcycle Week, also more simply known as 'bike week', one of the country's largest rallies, and each winter, the Laconia World Championship Sled Dog Derby. The city is also the site of the state's annual Pumpkin Festival since 2015, having organized it after its former home of Keene rejected it due to riots in their neighborhoods in 2014. The city also includes one of the colleges of the Community College System of New Hampshire.

Lebanon, NH
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Rank Last Year: 10 (No Change)
Population: 13,619
Population 2010: 13,127
Growth: 3.7%
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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

Now on to numbers 11-100 Biggest in New Hampshire

We hope that you find the big city, or really any city, that's right for you. Below is a list of the rest of the biggest cities along with every other place in New Hampshire.

Have fun snacking around in the Granite State!

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Detailed List Of The Biggest Cities In New Hampshire

Rank City Current Population 2010 Growth
1 Manchester 111,657 109,791 1.7%
2 Nashua 88,606 87,042 1.8%
3 Concord 43,040 42,961 0.2%
4 Dover 31,316 29,679 5.5%
5 Rochester 30,661 29,801 2.9%
6 Keene 23,165 23,547 -1.6%
7 Derry 22,381 22,884 -2.2%
8 Portsmouth 21,778 20,963 3.9%
9 Laconia 16,342 16,219 0.8%
10 Lebanon 13,619 13,127 3.7%
11 Claremont 13,016 13,470 -3.4%
12 Somersworth 11,883 11,822 0.5%
13 Londonderry 11,465 10,913 5.1%
14 Durham 11,101 8,940 24.2%
15 Berlin 10,382 10,208 1.7%
16 Hampton 9,235 8,869 4.1%
17 Milford 9,168 9,060 1.2%
18 Exeter 9,070 9,450 -4.0%
19 Hanover 8,591 8,480 1.3%
20 Franklin 8,586 8,582 0.0%
21 Hudson 7,591 7,281 4.3%
22 South Hooksett 5,811 5,423 7.2%
23 Newmarket 5,536 5,035 10.0%
24 Pinardville 5,390 3,761 43.3%
25 Suncook 5,111 5,804 -11.9%
26 Hooksett 5,082 3,934 29.2%
27 Newport 5,019 4,889 2.7%
28 Littleton 4,604 4,222 9.0%
29 Farmington 4,451 3,653 21.8%
30 East Merrimack 4,148 4,229 -1.9%
31 Conway 3,838 1,825 110.3%
32 Plymouth 3,163 3,546 -10.8%
33 Tilton Northfield 3,156 3,785 -16.6%
34 Goffstown 3,000 3,155 -4.9%
35 Raymond 2,994 2,816 6.3%
36 Wolfeboro 2,870 2,408 19.2%
37 Peterborough 2,846 2,831 0.5%
38 Jaffrey 2,614 2,391 9.3%
39 Hampton Beach 2,603 2,745 -5.2%
40 North Conway 2,284 2,584 -11.6%
41 Winchester 2,199 2,132 3.1%
42 Bristol 1,916 1,614 18.7%
43 Epping 1,907 1,572 21.3%
44 Lancaster 1,814 1,863 -2.6%
45 Belmont 1,814 1,319 37.5%
46 Henniker 1,798 1,729 4.0%
47 Hillsborough 1,735 2,775 -37.5%
48 Contoocook 1,702 1,270 34.0%
49 Enfield 1,666 1,269 31.3%
50 Meredith 1,632 1,350 20.9%
51 Pittsfield 1,586 1,608 -1.4%
52 Hinsdale 1,524 1,786 -14.7%
53 Gorham 1,460 1,503 -2.9%
54 New London 1,400 1,350 3.7%
55 Ashland 1,353 999 35.4%
56 Antrim 1,232 1,499 -17.8%
57 Groveton 1,204 1,452 -17.1%
58 West Swanzey 1,150 1,153 -0.3%
59 Marlborough 1,112 1,028 8.2%
60 Colebrook 1,064 1,433 -25.8%
61 North Haverhill 1,043 0 nan%
62 Charlestown 1,029 835 23.2%
63 Whitefield 1,010 1,205 -16.2%

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