The 10 Richest Cities In New Hampshire For 2021


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

Editor’s Note: Data has been updated for 2021. This is our seventh time ranking the richest cities in New Hampshire.

Londonderry, Hampton, Portsmouth: 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.

Londonderry in particular houses the richest residents in the state thanks, in part, to a median household income of $97,596 and a ridiculously low poverty rate of 3.0002542588354943%.

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 2015-2019 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 2021:

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

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 2021

1. Londonderry

Londonderry, NH

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 11,841
Rank Last Year: 2 (Up 1)
Median Income: $97,596
Unemployment Rate: 2.9%
Poverty Rate: 3.0%
More on Londonderry: Real Estate | Photos

2. Hampton

Hampton, NH

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 9,166
Rank Last Year: 1 (Down 1)
Median Income: $92,220
Unemployment Rate: 1.6%
Poverty Rate: 3.8%
More on Hampton: Real Estate | Photos

3. Portsmouth

Portsmouth, NH

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 21,775
Rank Last Year: 4 (Up 1)
Median Income: $83,923
Unemployment Rate: 2.1%
Poverty Rate: 6.7%
More on Portsmouth: Real Estate | Photos

4. South Hooksett

South Hooksett, NH

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 5,831
Rank Last Year: 3 (Down 1)
Median Income: $96,440
Unemployment Rate: 3.3%
Poverty Rate: 3.1%
More on South Hooksett: Real Estate | Photos

5. Milford

Milford, NH

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 8,892
Rank Last Year: 6 (Up 1)
Median Income: $73,772
Unemployment Rate: 2.7%
Poverty Rate: 6.5%
More on Milford: Real Estate | Photos

6. Newmarket

Newmarket, NH

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 5,660
Rank Last Year: 5 (Down 1)
Median Income: $68,500
Unemployment Rate: 0.4%
Poverty Rate: 6.8%
More on Newmarket: Real Estate | Photos

7. Exeter

Exeter, NH

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 9,244
Rank Last Year: 11 (Up 4)
Median Income: $69,575
Unemployment Rate: 3.8%
Poverty Rate: 6.2%
More on Exeter: Real Estate | Photos

8. Hudson

Hudson, NH

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 7,486
Rank Last Year: 15 (Up 7)
Median Income: $77,628
Unemployment Rate: 3.1%
Poverty Rate: 9.6%
More on Hudson: Real Estate

9. Hanover

Hanover, NH

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 8,508
Rank Last Year: 9 (No Change)
Median Income: $109,514
Unemployment Rate: 3.0%
Poverty Rate: 13.9%
More on Hanover: Real Estate | Photos

10. Lebanon

Lebanon, NH

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 13,623
Rank Last Year: 7 (Down 3)
Median Income: $67,698
Unemployment Rate: 1.3%
Poverty Rate: 11.3%
More on Lebanon: Real Estate | Photos

How We Determined The Richest Places In New Hampshire For 2021

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 2015-2019 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, Londonderry, crowned the "Richest City In New Hampshire For 2021". 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.

There You Have It - The Wealthiest Places In New Hampshire For 2021

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 Londonderry 3.33 $97,596
2 Hampton 3.33 $92,220
3 Portsmouth 5.33 $83,923
4 South Hooksett 5.67 $96,440
5 Milford 7.0 $73,772
6 Newmarket 7.33 $68,500
7 Exeter 10.0 $69,575
8 Hudson 10.33 $77,628
9 Hanover 10.33 $109,514
10 Lebanon 11.33 $67,698
11 Hooksett 11.33 $76,466
12 Pinardville 11.33 $69,018
13 Dover 12.33 $71,631
14 Nashua 13.67 $74,995
15 Concord 14.0 $66,719
16 Somersworth 15.67 $66,663
17 Franklin 16.67 $52,795
18 Derry 17.0 $67,073
19 Rochester 17.33 $62,179
20 Laconia 17.33 $57,960
21 Claremont 18.0 $47,649
22 Keene 19.67 $56,971
23 Newport 21.0 $53,987
24 Manchester 21.33 $60,711
25 Durham 24.67 $53,523
26 Berlin 25.67 $39,130

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About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

If you've been looking for a place to live in the past several years, you've probably stumbled upon his writing already.

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8 thoughts on “The 10 Richest Cities In New Hampshire For 2021

  1. There is no such thing as South Hooksett, only Hooksett with a population of around 14,000 versus the 5,000 shown in the article. Further, Bedford without a doubt is by far the richest city in the state, with many of the seacoast cities right behind. What kind of list is this?

    1. If you’re truly interested in cities and towns where the “richest 1% live,” I don’t know why you place an arbitrary cap of 5,000 residents on your ranking. It skews the data and doesn’t truthfully reflect the actual wealthiest towns and cities in NH. Bedford, Amherst, and Windham, all fit your criteria but Hampton Falls has a median income over $129,000, a poverty rate around 3%, and a an average home value well in excess of $500K. I suspect that most readers of your article would be interested in that stat. Also, Rye’s MI is $103+K, Newcastle’s is $118+K, and Greenland’s is $105+K. Perhaps you should more accurately title your piece with “Richest Cities In New Hampshire For 2020………….with a population over 5000.”

  2. This is one messed up list Bedford , Bow, and countless more but pinardville they don’t even know that’s part of Goffstown. Dear god poor people who use this list .

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