Population of Cities in New Hampshire (2019)

0
Over 1 Million
1
100,000 to 1 Million
11
10,000 to 100,000

New Hampshire is the 41st most populous state in the United States with a population of 1.3 million inhabitants. Not surprisingly, the state does not have many cities that have very large populations. The most populous city is Manchester, with a total population of 110,229 residents. This is the only city in the state that has a population exceeding 100,000. Coming in second is Nashua, with a population of 87,970, followed by the state’s capital city, Concord, with a population of 42,620. Ten cities have a population count between 10,000 and 100,000.

The state of New Hampshire, like many other New England states, has almost been completely incorporated into cities and towns. There is a total of 221 towns, while there are just 13 designated cities in the state. There are no differences in how cities and towns are treated under state law. The primary difference is that cities do not hold town meetings, although towns can also drop these meetings through local vote. There are multiple structures of government within the state, including a town manager as part of the council-manager form and a board of selectmen in towns that hold town meetings. The least populous city in the state is Franklin in Merrimack County, which has a population of 8,477 inhabitants.

New Hampshire has 0 cities with more than a million people, 1 cities with between 100,000 and 1 million people, and 11 cities with between 10,000 and 100,000 people. The largest city in New Hampshire is Manchester, with a population of 111,826 people.

Manchester

New Hampshire's largest city is also the largest city in northern New England.

111,826

Nashua

Nashua has been named by Money Magazine as the Best Place to Live in America and is the only city to take the top spot twice.

88,458

Concord

Concord is New Hampshire's capital city.

43,690

Dover

Dover is the largest city in the state's Seacoast region.

31,837

Rochester

The Rocherster Fair has been an annual event since 1875.

31,284

Keene

The Keene Music Festival is a popular event among locals, and this city also used to host the annual Pumpkin Festival before it was moved to Laconia.

23,244

Portsmouth

Portsmouth is the only city in Rockingham County.

21,419

Laconia

Laconia is known for its annual events including Laconia Motorcycle Week, the World Championship Sled Dog Derby, and the Pumpkin Festival.

17,289

Lebanon

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and Dartmouth Medical School are located in this city.

13,459

Claremont

Claremont's Topstone Mill was featured in an episode of the TV show Ghost Hunters.

12,855

Name 2019 Population
Manchester111,826
Nashua88,458
Concord43,690
Dover31,837
Rochester31,284
Keene23,244
Portsmouth21,419
Laconia17,289
Lebanon13,459
Claremont12,855
Somersworth11,920
Berlin10,140
Franklin8,492