10 Largest Cities in New Hampshire

The largest city in New Hampshire is Manchester, with a population of 113,035. Conway is the fastest growing city in New Hampshire over the past 10 years, having grown 115.25% since 2010.

Rank Name 2021 Pop. 2010 Census Change Density (mi²)
1Manchester113,035109,6133.12%509
2Nashua90,32386,5674.34%437
3Concord44,01942,6503.21%103
4Dover33,12930,02310.35%185
5Rochester31,88029,7827.04%106
6Keene22,91023,515-2.57%92
7Portsmouth22,10321,2234.15%210
8Derry21,81722,015-0.90%214
9Laconia16,57915,9773.77%124
10Lebanon13,78513,1404.91%51
11Claremont12,89013,343-3.40%45
12Somersworth11,96211,7631.69%182
13Londonderry11,84111,0377.28%144
14Durham11,15910,3457.87%620
15Berlin10,11810,0260.92%25
16Exeter9,2449,2420.02%306
17Hampton9,1669,656-5.07%258
18Milford8,8928,8350.65%233
19Franklin8,7008,4682.74%47
20Hanover8,5088,636-1.48%280
21Hudson7,4867,3362.04%363
22South Hooksett5,8315,4187.62%163
23Newmarket5,6605,2976.85%431
24Hooksett5,3554,14729.13%159
25Newport5,2404,7699.88%59
26Pinardville5,2084,7808.95%467
27Suncook4,8885,379-9.13%196
28Littleton4,6804,4126.07%83
29Farmington4,4773,88515.24%107
30East Merrimack4,4494,1976.00%221
31Conway3,9241,823115.25%84
32Plymouth3,4384,456-22.85%140
33Raymond2,9772,8554.27%95
34Peterborough2,9713,103-4.25%93
35Wolfeboro2,8452,8380.25%62
36Tilton Northfield2,8123,075-8.55%148
37Jaffrey2,7652,7570.29%146
38Hampton Beach2,6852,27518.02%314
39Goffstown2,5413,196-20.49%120
40Winchester2,2611,73330.47%113
41North Conway2,1792,349-7.24%76
42Epping1,8891,68112.37%103
43Bristol1,8701,68810.78%69
44Enfield1,8301,54018.83%121
45Lancaster1,7971,7254.17%90
46Henniker1,7561,7470.52%185
47Hillsborough1,7161,976-13.16%131
48Pittsfield1,6151,5762.47%152
49Belmont1,5461,30118.83%183
50Contoocook1,5281,4445.82%99
51Meredith1,4951,718-12.98%151
52Gorham1,4891,600-6.94%264
53New London1,4151,4150.00%209
54Antrim1,3881,397-0.64%46
55Hinsdale1,3801,548-10.85%87
56Ashland1,3631,2449.57%153
57Wilton1,2671,1638.94%90
58Groveton1,2211,1189.21%88
59Marlborough1,1641,0946.40%103
60Charlestown1,0651,152-7.55%195
61Whitefield1,0581,142-7.36%120
62Bethlehem1,0579728.74%96
63Seabrook Beach1,0159922.32%143
64Colebrook9981,394-28.41%57
65Greenville9921,108-10.47%43
66Lisbon964980-1.63%43
67Troy9181,221-24.82%107
68North Haverhill90544
69West Swanzey8961,308-31.50%52
70Woodsville8511,126-24.42%145
71North Walpole8328280.48%181
72Loudon77055937.75%69
73Amherst75461323.00%155
74Lincoln712993-28.30%39
75Mountain Lakes66248835.66%28
76Sanbornville5551,056-47.44%52
77Warner54244422.07%101
78Walpole537605-11.24%66
79Center Ossipee522561-6.95%82
80Milton400575-30.43%74
81North Woodstock378528-28.41%67
82New Hampton3543510.85%41
83Canaan342524-34.73%74
84Bennington321381-15.75%111
85West Stewartstown314386-18.65%76
86Newfields3143014.32%123
87Suissevale29524918.47%37
88Hancock28020437.25%117
89Bradford273356-23.31%53
90Alton252501-49.70%82
91Plainfield24920521.46%64
92Milton Mills206299-31.10%36
93Bartlett201373-46.11%20
94Union193204-5.39%93
95Center Sandwich15412325.20%39
96Melvin Village151241-37.34%25
97Blodgett Landing1051013.96%54

Top 97 Cities in New Hampshire by Population

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.

Map of Cities in New Hampshire

New Hampshire Cities by First Letter

  1. US Census Annual Estimates - 2020 Estimates Calculated via Linear Projection of Previous Estimates

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