New Hampshire December 13, 2016
Here Are The 12 Poorest Cities In New Hampshire
New Hampshire is one of the richest overall states in the country. According to the census, the average per-capita income in the Granite State was just over $70,000 in 2015, almost $15,000 more than the national average. In New Hampshire just over 8 percent of the population lives below the poverty line of $23,830, compared with 15 percent nationally.However, even in here there are some areas where people are struggling to make ends meet. Here are the 12 poorest cities in New Hampshire, judging by the percentage of the population living below the poverty line:
Picturesque Ashuelot is gorgeous, but here more than 25% of the population lives below the poverty line, the highest rate in New Hampshire. Of course, the tiny town only has a population of 317. Many of the small towns have a skewed rate of poverty because of the tiny population, so from here, we'll look at cities with a population of at least 5,000.
A few small towns separate Ashuelot and Durham on the poverty scale, but Durham is New Hampshire's poorest city. With a population of nearly 17,000, about 17 percent live below the poverty line.
Newport has a population of 7,649, and $16.33% of residents live below of the poverty line.
This old mill town has seen better days. Today Franklin has a population 8,476 and just over 16% of the population lives below the poverty line.
It may be one of the most physically beautiful places in the state, tucked in the White Mountains, but in Berlin 14.5% of the population lives in poverty.
Littleton is simply stunning, but much of the industry that once defined the town has left, and not 14.5% of the population lives in poverty.
This college town has 13% of its 9,000 residents living below the poverty line.
In New Hampshire's most populous city, 12.9% of the population lives in poverty.
Farmington has almost exactly 5,000 residents, and 12.3% of them live below the poverty line.
This old mill town is still home to nearly 14,000 people, and 12.2% of the population lives in poverty.
11.25% of Keene's 25,000 residents live below the poverty line.
Somersworth has 11,400 residents, and 11.2% of them live below the poverty line.
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