New Hampshire

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  • Total Latino Population

    43,544

  • Median Age of Latinos

    26.7

  • Median Income of Latinos 16+

    $44,520

  • # of Latino Registered Voters

    15,000

  • Latinos Without Health Insurance

    21.5%

  • Latino Homeownership

    27.5%

  • Latinos as % of All Under 18

    5.4%

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From 2000 to 2014, the Latino population in New Hampshire increased by 110.4% and accounted for 26.3% of the state’s total population growth. 1

In 2014, New Hampshire’s Latino population totaled 43,544 and constituted 3.3% of the state’s total population. 2

Much of the Latino population is concentrated in Nashua, Manchester, and Concord. 3 The two counties with the largest Latino populations were Hillsborough and Rockingham. 4

In 2014, New Hampshire’s Latino citizen voting age population numbered 21,000. 5

Furthermore, Latino registered voters totaled 15,000 and constituted 2.2% of all registered voters in the state. 6

Approximately 66.7% of Latino registered voters cast ballots during the November 2014 elections. 7

2014

Under NH H466, the state of New Hampshire asks voters to prove their citizenship status prior to voting. 8

84.6% of Latinos were citizens of the United States (71.1% were native born and 13.5% were naturalized). 9

28.9% of Latinos were foreign born. 10

48.7% of Latinos 5-years of age and older spoke Spanish. 11

Of Latino Spanish-speakers 5-years of age and older, 49.7% spoke English “very well”, 24.8% spoke English “well”, 17.7% spoke English “not well”, and 7.8% spoke English “not at all.” 12

The median age of Latinos was 26.7 years compared to 43.7 years for Whites. 13

34.3% of Latinos were under 18 years of age compared to 19.4% of Whites. 14

Latinos comprise 5.4% of all persons under the age of 18. 15

Of Latinos 25-years of age and older, 19.0% had less than a high school diploma (compared to 7.6% of Whites), 30.9% had a high school diploma, GED, or alternative credential (compared to 28.9% of Whites), 31.3% had some college or an Associate’s degree (compared to 31.3% of Whites), 28.8% had a Bachelor’s degree (compared to 14.1% of Whites), and 21.7% had a Graduate degree (compared to 4.7% of Whites). 16

Median household incomes totaled $44,520 for Latinos and $66,896 for Whites (in 2014 inflation-adjusted dollars). 17

21.5% of Latinos lacked health insurance compared to 8.6% of Whites. 18

27.5% of Latino households were owner occupied (compared to 71.7% of White households) and 72.5% were renter occupied (compared to 28.3% of White households). 19

10.0% of Latinos were unemployed compared to 4.9% of Whites. 20

The number of Latino-owned businesses grew 110.4% over a 10-year period, going from 913 in 2002 to 1,921 in 2012. 21 22

In 2012, receipts for Latino-owned businesses totaled $396,118, representing an increase of 109.3% from 2007. 23 24

In 2012, Latino-owned businesses employed 1,735 people with an annual payroll of $66,414. 25

In 2015, the Latino purchasing power in New Hampshire totaled $1.2 billion. 26

From 2000 to 2014, New Hampshire’s immigrant population increased 46.9%, growing from 54,154 in 2000 to 79,532 in 2014 (immigrant share of 6.0% in 2014). 27

In 2014, 39.2% of immigrants living in New Hampshire entered the U.S. before 1990, 20.0% entered between 1990 and 1999, 26.4% entered between 2000 and 2009, and 14.5% entered after 2010. 28

According to a U.S. Census Bureau 2014 estimate, 20.0% of immigrants living in New Hampshire were born in Latin America, 36.6% were born in Asia, 23.7% were born in Europe, 7.2% were born in Africa, and 12.4% were born in other regions. 29

55.0% of all immigrants in New Hampshire were naturalized U.S. citizens in 2014. 30

In 2012, 42,846 people (or 5.7% of all registered voters in New Hampshire) were newly naturalized citizens or U.S. born children of immigrants. 31

In 2014, foreign-born workers totaled 49,294 and made-up 6.8% of New Hampshire’s workforce. 32

Between 2009 and 2013, 14,913 undocumented immigrants held permanent jobs in New Hampshire. 33 In 2008, The Perryman Group found that removing undocumented immigrants from New Hampshire would result in a $893.2 million loss in economic activity and a $396.7 million loss in gross state product, as well as a loss of 5,220 jobs. 34

Undocumented immigrants in New Hampshire paid $8.8 million in state and local taxes in 2012. 35

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