Prevalence of Poverty Among Granite Staters and New Hampshire Counties From 2018 To 2022

Estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau’s annual American Community Survey provide insights into the economic conditions facing, and resources available to, New Hampshire residents. Data averaging responses over the five-year period from 2018 to 2022, published in December 2023, allows for more statistical certainty for measurements among smaller population groups than the annual data.

Construction and Homebuilding in New Hampshire

The construction of new housing units in New Hampshire is critical to the growth of the state’s workforce.1 Residential building construction and specialty trade contractors, which may subcontract with residential construction firms, employed a combined average of approximately 24,500 private-sector workers in New Hampshire throughout 2022.2

Child Care in New Hampshire: High Price, Low Supply

Download a PDF version of this Fact Sheet here. Child Care is Unaffordable for Most Granite State Families In 2022, the average annual price for an infant in center-based child care in New Hampshire was $15,340, and $10,140 annually for family child care. The average annual price for both an infant and a four-year old ...

Housing in New Hampshire: Shortage Raises Costs

Download a PDF version of this Fact Sheet here. Median Single-Family House Sale Prices and Interest Rates are Rising The median sale price for a single-family house in the Granite State reached $499,000 in June 2023, a 51.2 percent increase from June 2020 and the highest monthly median sale price recorded. Using a 6.64 percent ...

Addressing New Hampshire’s Affordable Housing Shortage With American Rescue Plan Act Funds

Granite Staters face a significant housing shortage, and relatively flexible funds made available through the American Rescue Plan Act can be used to create more affordable housing. The statewide median price of a single-family home rose 54 percent from January 2018 to January 2022, and the 2021 two-bedroom rental vacancy rate was 0.6 percent. The ...