The 10 Richest Cities In New Hampshire For 2022


We analyzed 25 places in New Hampshire to determine where the 1% live.

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Hampton, Portsmouth, Londonderry: 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 $82,092 and a ridiculously low poverty rate of 3.0883130618720256%.

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 2016-2020 American Community Survey for the 25 places in New Hampshire with more than 5,000 people.

Here are the 10 richest places in New Hampshire for 2022:

  1. Hampton
  2. Portsmouth
  3. Londonderry
  4. Newmarket
  5. South Hooksett
  6. Exeter
  7. Lebanon
  8. Dover
  9. Hooksett
  10. Hudson

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.

Rich people not your cup of tea? Feel free to check out some more reading about New Hampshire:

The 10 Richest Cities In New Hampshire For 2022

1. Hampton

Hampton, NH

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 10,002
Rank Last Year: 2 (Up 1)
Median Income: $82,092
Unemployment Rate: 2.2%
Poverty Rate: 3.1%
More on Hampton: Real Estate | Photos

2. Portsmouth

Portsmouth, NH

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 21,418
Rank Last Year: 3 (Up 1)
Median Income: $78,712
Unemployment Rate: 1.6%
Poverty Rate: 6.6%
More on Portsmouth: Real Estate | Photos

3. Londonderry

Londonderry, NH

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 12,053
Rank Last Year: 1 (Down 2)
Median Income: $107,813
Unemployment Rate: 4.5%
Poverty Rate: 2.6%
More on Londonderry: Real Estate | Photos

4. Newmarket

Newmarket, NH

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 5,737
Rank Last Year: 6 (Up 2)
Median Income: $69,259
Unemployment Rate: 0.4%
Poverty Rate: 7.0%
More on Newmarket: Real Estate | Photos

5. South Hooksett

South Hooksett, NH

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 5,911
Rank Last Year: 4 (Down 1)
Median Income: $78,733
Unemployment Rate: 4.4%
Poverty Rate: 3.9%
More on South Hooksett: Real Estate | Photos

6. Exeter

Exeter, NH

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 9,349
Rank Last Year: 7 (Up 1)
Median Income: $68,984
Unemployment Rate: 2.2%
Poverty Rate: 6.9%
More on Exeter: Real Estate | Photos

7. Lebanon

Lebanon, NH

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 13,718
Rank Last Year: 10 (Up 3)
Median Income: $73,704
Unemployment Rate: 1.2%
Poverty Rate: 9.8%
More on Lebanon: Real Estate | Photos

8. Dover

Dover, NH

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 31,922
Rank Last Year: 13 (Up 5)
Median Income: $74,833
Unemployment Rate: 3.2%
Poverty Rate: 8.5%
More on Dover: Real Estate | Photos

9. Hooksett

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 5,517
Rank Last Year: 11 (Up 2)
Median Income: $74,497
Unemployment Rate: 4.6%
Poverty Rate: 6.5%
More on Hooksett: Real Estate

10. Hudson

Hudson, NH

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 7,230
Rank Last Year: 8 (Down 2)
Median Income: $65,659
Unemployment Rate: 1.7%
Poverty Rate: 7.5%
More on Hudson: Real Estate

Methodology: How We Determined The Richest Places In New Hampshire For 2022

Map Of The Richest Places To Live In New Hampshire
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 2016-2020 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 25 places with more than 5,000 people in New Hampshire, we ranked each place from 1 to 25 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 2022”. 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 25 places.

Summary: The Wealthiest Places In New Hampshire For 2022

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:

Poorest: Berlin
2nd Poorest: Durham
3rd Poorest: Manchester

For more New Hampshire reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Richest Cities In New Hampshire

Rank City RichScore Median Income
1 Hampton 3.67 $82,092
2 Portsmouth 4.67 $78,712
3 Londonderry 6.33 $107,813
4 Newmarket 7.0 $69,259
5 South Hooksett 7.67 $78,733
6 Exeter 8.67 $68,984
7 Lebanon 9.0 $73,704
8 Dover 9.67 $74,833
9 Hooksett 10.0 $74,497
10 Hudson 10.33 $65,659
11 Franklin 11.33 $57,992
12 Hanover 11.67 $79,844
13 Somersworth 13.0 $67,209
14 Nashua 13.33 $73,785
15 Concord 13.33 $70,004
16 Derry 15.0 $69,813
17 Rochester 16.67 $66,831
18 Claremont 16.67 $46,848
19 Newport 16.67 $66,102
20 Laconia 17.0 $55,814
21 Keene 17.33 $57,393
22 Milford 18.67 $65,328
23 Manchester 20.33 $62,087
24 Durham 22.67 $61,845
25 Berlin 24.33 $39,091

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Editor’s Note: Data has been updated for 2022. This is our ninth time ranking the richest cities in New Hampshire.

About Chris Kolmar

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