Hampton, Portsmouth, Lebanon: 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.
Hampton in particular houses the richest residents in the state thanks, in part, to a median household income of $90,357 and a ridiculously low poverty rate of 3.154068213407463%.
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 2017-2021 American Community Survey for the 26 places in New Hampshire with more than 5,000 people.
Here are the 10 richest places in New Hampshire for 2023:
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.
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The 10 Richest Cities In New Hampshire For 2023
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Median Income: $90,357
Unemployment Rate: 2.0%
Poverty Rate: 3.2%
More on Hampton: Real Estate | Photos
Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
Median Income: $91,915
Unemployment Rate: 2.4%
Poverty Rate: 6.0%
More on Portsmouth: Real Estate | Photos
Rank Last Year: 7 (Up 4)
Median Income: $80,619
Unemployment Rate: 0.8%
Poverty Rate: 7.8%
More on Lebanon: Real Estate | Photos
Rank Last Year: 4 (No Change)
Median Income: $74,490
Unemployment Rate: 1.6%
Poverty Rate: 6.6%
More on Newmarket: Real Estate | Photos
5. South Hooksett
Rank Last Year: 5 (No Change)
Median Income: $91,806
Unemployment Rate: 4.8%
Poverty Rate: 2.9%
More on South Hooksett: Real Estate | Photos
Rank Last Year: 10 (Up 4)
Median Income: $70,299
Unemployment Rate: 2.3%
Poverty Rate: 3.4%
More on Hudson: Real Estate
Rank Last Year: 3 (Down 4)
Median Income: $107,401
Unemployment Rate: 5.0%
Poverty Rate: 3.4%
More on Londonderry: Real Estate | Photos
Rank Last Year: 6 (Down 2)
Median Income: $72,456
Unemployment Rate: 2.5%
Poverty Rate: 6.7%
More on Exeter: Real Estate | Photos
Rank Last Year: 9 (No Change)
Median Income: $80,899
Unemployment Rate: 4.6%
Poverty Rate: 6.3%
More on Hooksett: Real Estate
Rank Last Year: 8 (Down 2)
Median Income: $82,387
Unemployment Rate: 3.7%
Poverty Rate: 8.0%
More on Dover: Real Estate | Photos
Methodology: How We Determined The Richest Places In New Hampshire For 2023
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 2017-2021 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 26 places with more than 5,000 people in New Hampshire, we ranked each place from 1 to 26 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, Hampton, crowned the “Richest City In New Hampshire For 2023”. You can download the data here.
You can learn more about the top ten below or skip to the end to see the rankings for all 26 places.
Summary: The Wealthiest Places In New Hampshire For 2023
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:
2nd Poorest: Newport
3rd Poorest: Durham
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Detailed List Of The Richest Cities In New Hampshire