10 Largest Cities in New Hampshire

The largest city in New Hampshire is Manchester, with a population of 116,860. Conway is the fastest growing city in New Hampshire over the past 10 years, having grown 9.79% since 2010.

Rank Name 2022 Pop. 2020 Census Change (since 2020) Density (mi²) Area (mi²)
1Manchester116,860115,6441.05%3,53333.08
2Nashua92,28891,3221.06%2,99330.83
3Concord44,23243,9760.58%69263.95
4Dover33,29132,7411.68%1,24526.73
5Rochester33,04032,4921.69%73445.02
6Derry23,05122,8790.75%1,51615.20
7Keene22,97523,047-0.31%61937.09
8Portsmouth22,19221,9561.07%1,41715.66
9Laconia17,05516,8711.09%85819.87
10Lebanon14,50814,2821.58%36040.30
11Claremont12,86712,949-0.63%29843.15
12Somersworth11,87311,8550.15%1,2119.80
13Londonderry11,76711,6451.05%96312.22
14Durham11,30711,1471.44%4,2142.68
15Exeter10,28310,1091.72%2,2874.50
16Hampton9,5859,597-0.13%1,8075.30
17Berlin9,2999,425-1.34%15261.35
18Milford9,2889,2120.83%1,6345.68
19Hanover9,1669,0780.97%2,0274.52
20Franklin8,7938,7410.59%32127.43
21Hudson7,5747,5340.53%2,4633.08
22South Hooksett5,9825,8881.60%1,1195.34
23Newmarket5,8975,7971.73%3,0131.96
24Suncook5,5255,5010.44%1,4843.72
25Hooksett5,5115,2834.32%1,0955.04
26East Merrimack5,3725,1763.79%1,7893
27Pinardville5,0845,0340.99%3,0551.66
28Plymouth4,7844,7301.14%1,3093.65
29Newport4,7294,735-0.13%35713.26
30Littleton4,4794,4670.27%5308.45
31Conway3,9263,5769.79%5617
32Raymond3,9143,7384.71%8404.66
33Farmington3,8123,824-0.31%6136.22
34Henniker3,4503,1668.97%2,4351.42
35Goffstown3,4003,3661.01%1,0743.17
36Wolfeboro3,3923,3002.79%4996.80
37Tilton Northfield3,3743,3241.50%1,1902.83
38Jaffrey3,1183,0581.96%1,1042.82
39Peterborough3,0883,090-0.06%6484.77
40Epping2,8952,6937.50%1,0552.74
41Meredith2,6892,5276.41%1,8261.47
42Hampton Beach2,6622,5982.46%2,0931.27
43Hillsborough2,1922,1561.67%1,1261.95
44North Conway2,0702,116-2.17%4854.27
45Lancaster1,9851,9412.27%6672.98
46Bristol1,9551,9112.30%4884.01
47Gorham1,9011,8512.70%2,2630.84
48Winchester1,5801,606-1.62%5312.98
49Enfield1,5771,5710.38%7002.25
50Pittsfield1,5681,570-0.13%9871.59
51Whitefield1,5241,4604.38%1,1571.32
52Woodsville1,4911,4314.19%1,7000.88
53Hinsdale1,4731,485-0.81%6212.37
54Contoocook1,4231,427-0.28%6182.30
55Antrim1,3951,3950.00%3074.54
56Wilton1,3561,3242.42%6432.11
57Belmont1,2811,285-0.31%1,0181.26
58West Swanzey1,2751,281-0.47%4942.58
59New London1,2361,266-2.37%1,2231.01
60Colebrook1,1631,201-3.16%4442.62
61Seabrook Beach1,0961,0781.67%1,0381.06
62Troy1,0861,108-1.99%8511.28
63Greenville1,0681,074-0.56%3123.43
64Charlestown1,0641,078-1.30%1,3070.81
65Marlborough1,0601,066-0.56%6281.69
66Groveton1,0581,068-0.94%5142.06
67Ashland1,0501,082-2.96%7881.33
68Lincoln965969-0.41%3582.69
69Lisbon961965-0.41%2893.33
70Sanbornville945963-1.87%5961.59
71Bethlehem796826-3.63%4871.63
72North Woodstock7817395.68%9320.84
73North Walpole777785-1.02%1,1340.69
74Loudon7417114.22%4461.66
75Amherst7136972.30%9820.73
76Milton5975930.67%7390.81
77Walpole567573-1.05%4661.22
78Center Ossipee518526-1.52%5430.95
79Mountain Lakes5085040.79%1443.53
80Alton4994990.00%1,0850.46
81Warner4554530.44%5690.80
82Canaan426442-3.62%6230.68
83Newfields3943784.23%1,0370.38
84New Hampton3773731.07%2961.27
85Bradford3763721.08%4850.78
86Bartlett347351-1.14%2331.49
87Suissevale3443284.88%2931.17
88Bennington330338-2.37%7660.43
89Milton Mills3153130.64%3650.86
90Melvin Village2792732.20%3110.90
91West Stewartstown239263-9.13%3860.62
92Hancock2152130.94%6040.36
93Union194196-1.02%6240.31
94Plainfield172178-3.37%2980.58
95Blodgett Landing1621526.58%5570.29
96Center Sandwich1621563.85%2750.59

Top 96 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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