Population of Cities in New Hampshire (2017)

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 110,506 people.

Manchester

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

110,506

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.

87,882

Concord

Concord is New Hampshire's capital city.

42,904

Dover

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

31,153

Rochester

The Rocherster Fair has been an annual event since 1875.

30,345

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.

23,406

Portsmouth

Portsmouth is the only city in Rockingham County.

21,485

Laconia

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

16,470

Lebanon

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

13,513

Claremont

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

12,957

Name 2017 Population
Manchester110,506
Nashua87,882
Concord42,904
Dover31,153
Rochester30,345
Keene23,406
Portsmouth21,485
Laconia16,470
Lebanon13,513
Claremont12,957
Somersworth11,791
Berlin10,413
Franklin8,447